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" I am,' but quotes some saint or sage. lie is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones ; they are for what they are ; they exist with God to-day. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 67
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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A Comparative History of Ideas

Hajime Nakamura - 1992 - 572 pages
...The experience is liberating." (Ibid., p. 8) 30. In this connection a comment by Emerson seems apt: "These roses under my window make no reference to...simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.—But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye...
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Entropy and the Magic Flute

Harold J. Morowitz - 1993 - 240 pages
...apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," or "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing...better ones; they are for what they are; they exist for God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of...
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The Spectrum of Consciousness

Ken Wilber - 1993 - 385 pages
...over living today, for he must also live tomorrow. In the words of Emerson (from "Self-reliance"): These roses under my window make no reference to former...they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. . . . But man postpones...
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The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic Age

Donald Capps - 1993 - 176 pages
...fully and unapologetically in the now. He contrasts humans with the roses under his window. These roses make no reference to former roses or to better ones;...are for what they are; they exist with God today. . . . But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments...
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Infinity in Your Hand: A Guide for the Spiritually Curious

William H. Houff - 1993 - 248 pages
...attention!" It asks us to live mindfully. Even Emerson talked about this spiritual rule when he wrote, These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or better ones; they are for what they are. . . . There is no time for them. There is simply the rose;...
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The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience

Meena Alexander - 1996 - 223 pages
...He presents us with a bed of roses. We are asked to consider them, their moment by moment existence: "There is no time to them. There is simply the rose, it is perfect in every moment of its existence. . .[man] cannot be happy and strong, until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.'3 What...
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Waking to Wonder: Wittgenstein's Existential Investigations

Gordon C. F. Bearn - 1997 - 265 pages
...apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing...rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. (ibid., p. 268) The irony of quoting Descartes in this call to avoid quoting, is doubled by the only...
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Other Ways of Knowing: Recharting Our Future with Ageless Wisdom

John Broomfield - 1997 - 259 pages
...the poets sing. The tree bears its thousand years as one large majestic moment. Rabindranath Tagore These roses under my window make no reference to former...they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. But man postpones...
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Postmodernism: Critical texts

Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist - 1998 - 367 pages
...transcendence. Consider an example. Emerson, in a famous passage in "Self-Reliance," asserts: "Those roses under my window make no reference to former...There is no time to them. There is simply the rose." This seems a familiar Emersonian celebration of the divine immanence of nature. Considered substantively,...
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Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and ...

Steven Meyer - 2003 - 480 pages
...made the same point when he observed in "Self-Reliance" that "there are roses under my window that make no reference to former roses or to better ones;...are for what they are; they exist with God to-day" (EL, p. 270). '1 To see things as they are, and not merely to observe what is anticipated or remembered,...
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