oma desalaI am a big fan of Stargate series. I first watched SG1, and then progress to to SG-Atlantis. I like all characters there, especially Oma Desala.

One plot that boggles me is that, how come Oma Desala got “tricked” by Anubis into teaching him ascension without knowing him to be a Goa’uld? was there naïveté even for an ascended being?

Anyway, here are some Zen Koans from Oma Desala:

  • “The Universe is vast and we are small. There is really only one thing we can ever truly control…whether we are good or evil.”
  • “The true nature of a man is decided in the battle between his conscious mind and the desires of the subconscious.”
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  • “Though the river tells no lies, the dishonest standing on the shore, still hears them.” (The river tells no lies though the dishonest man standing on the shore still hears them. )
  • “The success or failure of your deeds, does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intentions of your actions, and by the strength with which you faced the challenges that have stood in your way.”
  • “The true nature of a man is decided in the battle between his conscious mind and the desires of the subconscious.”
  • “The evil within is too strong to defeat, the only way to win is to deny it battle.”
  • “If you immediately know the candle light is fire, then the meal was cooked long ago.”
  • “Lightning flashes, sparked showers, in one blink of an eye, you have missed seeing.”
  • “A tall man can not hide in short grasses.”
  • “When the mind is enlightened, the body matters not.”
  • “One cannot travel on the great path, if one does not feel that he or she is worthy.”
  • “Ultimately a man must travel his chosen path alone.”
  •  “The sun is warm, the wind is wild, the grass is green along the shore, here no bull can hide.”
  • “I only know that a snowflake, cannot exist in a storm of fire.”
  •  “A tree loses its leaves every year, yet it still grows proud and strong.”
  •  “If the instrument is broken, the music will be sour.”
  • “Let there be no distance between you and where you are.”
  • “All roads lead to the great path, many crossed.”
  • “How deep is the river if you cannot see the bottom.” (“You cannot tell the depth of the river, until you see the bottom.”)
  • “When the mind is enlightened, the spirit is freed, and the body matters not.”  

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Reading:

http://rdanderson.com/stargate/entries/omadesala.htm

http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Oma_Desala

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