Monday, 2 June 2008

Simplicity --- Is it that important ?

"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." — Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

"You can always recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity." — Richard Feynman (1918–1988)

"Our lives are frittered away by detail; simplify, simplify." — Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

"Simplicity divides into tools, which are used by Beorma as Royal Highness." — Duke of Beorma (ca. 793-1150)

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." — Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)

"If you can't describe it simply, you can't use it simply." — Anon

"Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means." — Koichi Kawana, architect of botanical gardens

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What are all these great scholars are trying to say...

To Lead a simple way ? or to give up one's interest in life.. It might be a controversial thing for those who are young and energetic, as these would not easily accept to live a simple life, when they could do better being in a sophisticated life.

Well I did say the same thing when I was pooled into the gang of fresh blood, but off late I have started to realise that living a simple life is much more comfortable than chasing our great goals and ambitions.

So its up to one to decide what they are after... either economic and social goals or the spiritual goal ?

"Whatever joy there is in this world... All comes from desiring others to be happy; And whatever suffering there is in this world... All comes from desiring myself to be happy."

I have made the right choice to lead a simple life.... how about u ?

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