Author Topic: Diogenes  (Read 3204 times)


« on: February 18, 2011, 09:36:22 PM »
This man is great.  I long to live with his completeness of character.  To lie in the gutter and eat with the dog.

Link > The Teachings of Diogenes

Link > Diogenes Meets Alexander The Great

extract : On one bright, clear day, Diogenes was walking up and down the market place, holding a lighted lantern high in front of him and peering around as if searching for something. When people gaped and asked him what he was doing, he replied, "I am looking for an honest man."

A student of philosophy, eager to display his powers of argument, approached Diogenes, introduced himself and said, "If it pleases you, sir, let me prove to you that there is no such thing as motion."  Whereupon Diogenes immediately got up and left.

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Re: Diogenes
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 09:49:54 PM »
When someone once asked Diogenes why he often laughed by himself, he said, "For that very reason."

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Re: Diogenes
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 06:06:16 AM »
Diogenes was asked, "What is the difference between life and death?

"No difference."

"Well then, why do you remain in this life?"

"Because there is no difference."


Just as the wise ones never wish for death; nor do they avoid it when itcomes.
"Abstain from unwholesome actions,
Perform wholesome actions,
Purify your mind"



Re: Diogenes
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 08:34:38 AM »
This reminds me of the stories of Mulla Nasruddin.
During a religious meeting an attractive young widow leaned too far over the balcony and fell, but her dress caught on a chandelier and held her impended in mid-air. The preacher, of course, immediately noticed the woman’s predicament and called out to his congregation: ”The first person who looks up there is in danger of being punished with blindness.”
Mulla Nasrudin, who was in the congregation whispered to the man next to him, ”I Think I will Risk one Eye".