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Affluence

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Affluence – abundant wealth

“They have often confused material excess with spiritual success in the way that many religious groups which are unafraid of affluence do.”

– The Huffington Post, “Kabbalah, Madonna and the IRS: What’s Really Going On”

Thought for the Day

“There are two goddesses in your heart. The Goddess of Wisdom and the Goddess of Wealth. Everyone thinks they need to get wealth first, and wisdom will come. So they concern themselves with chasing money. But they have it backwards. You have to give your heart to the Goddess of Wisdom, give her all your love and attention, and the Goddess of Wealth will become jealous, and follow you.”

-Joe Vigil, running coach as quoted in Born to Run


Elucidate

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Elucidate – to make clear, especially by explanation.

“It comes from lux, light — to elucidate is to throw light on”.

Thought for the Day

“Those who are in love with practice without knowledge are like the sailor who gets into a ship without rudder or compass and who never can be certain where he is going”.

– Leonardo Da Vinci


Guileless

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Guileless – honest, sincere, or free from deceit.

“We weren’t afraid of letting the world see it because we knew that that kind of guileless honesty would show the world that we believed in ourselves and our system.”

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Thought for the Day

If a traveller does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool”.

– The Dhammapada


Guffaw

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Guffaw – hearty, boisterous laughter.

“Laughed… Not just a giggle or guffaw, but a true, honest, straight from my belly and toes and fingertips, so deep I cried, laugh!

– Jessica of Doehle Bread

Thought for the day

“For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love–this is an old rule.”

– The Dhammapada


Hallowed

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Hallowed – highly venerated; consecrated; holy.

“One outcome, however, was imminently clear: There are many people who feel a renewed sense of community, the kind wrought by sharing a traumatic and historic experience together in a virtual place that somehow, at least occasionally, feels strangely like hallowed ground.”

Thought for the Day

“I know faces, because I look through the fabric woven by my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath”.

– Kahil Gabrili, “The Madman”


Perdurable

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Perdurable – extremely durable, everlasting, or imperishable.

“The strength of these exercises, which are a form of perdurable prayer, rests in the voices that accompany hers, children responding through the decades, syllable-crisp, a panpipe reply that is the lucid music of her life.”

– Simon and Schuster, “Underworld”

Thought for the Day

“Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never pushed through the obstruction”.

-Chris McDougal, Born to Run


Sublime

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Sublime – unparalleled, supreme.

“As in chicken soup, simple ingredients can come together to make something sublime.”

Thought for the Day:

“Happiness is a how; not a what.
A talent, not an object.”

– Hermann Hesse


Sonorous

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Sonorous – having a full, deep, or rich sound.

“Her rich sonorous voice bounced off the walls and wafted up the magnificent cherry wood staircase.”

Thought for the Day:

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”

– Angela Monet


Pulchritude

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Pulchritude – physical beauty.

“The more I ponder the great problems of being and becoming, the more I am convinced that mere pulchritude is dross”.

Thought for the Day:

“Change the way you look at things
and the things you look at change.”

– Sun Tzu


Magnanimous

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Magnanimous – very generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival.

“I call a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.”

Thought for the Day:

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.”

– Paulo Coelho