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    Three inseparable words from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens:

    "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

    "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality."

    "There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self-respect."

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    I've Been To The Mountaintop

    MLK's final speech given April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN, the night before he was assassinated.

    "...Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence...."

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    1. Helena Lousinha 48 months ago | reply


    2. .in honor of maria liberata. [deleted] 48 months ago | reply


    3. B.S. Wise 48 months ago | reply

      :) R-E-S-P-E-C-T

      Yes, Lynne, he was one of the most eloquent humans to have ever lived in my opinion, "unarmed truth," indeed.

      Yes, I think "Humility," in terms of going hand in hand with love and respect (and free will, for that matter) i.e. "...a quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness, and vanity." This is a very moving and centering memorial, where one can contemplate his timeless words while surrounded by a roaring waterfall. Well worth a visit if ever in SF.

    4. lavagirl66 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called inner eYe (P1/C1) , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. .in honor of maria liberata. [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      That's what I had on my mind and heart, Brad. Thank you for your insightful words, I appreciate what you have to say very much.

      I would like to see more of this country. One day, yes, . . .

    6. B.S. Wise 48 months ago | reply

      thanks lava, rosa,


      :/ Can't say I always get it right. Thankfully, I live and learn from my mistakes...

      I hope you can please pay us a visit some time.

    7. .in honor of maria liberata. [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Brad, for about one decade I try to avoid terms like "wrong" or "right".

      There are paths, and paths, and paths, . . . to take, to go.

      And on those paths I find the right (ha ha!) tools.

      I would like to meet you in person as some other people here. I don't start a discussion about "virtual" contacts now . . . I smile.

      But (grrr why is there always a but!) internet is a bridge for me, a transition to a real encounter.

    8. B.S. Wise 48 months ago | reply

      Well said, and points well taken. Thank you Henrieke, the feeling is mutual, I hope to cross that virtual bridge and meet you someday "in real life," as well.

    9. KeliseT 44 months ago | reply

      "Hi, I am an admin for the blog Thoughts of PR Sarkar. I thought your photo was lovely and have used it in a post. We have created a link back to this page and credited the photo to you. Thanks Kelise"

    10. zawaski 2 weeks ago | reply

      very strong

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