Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman

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This quote has more meaning to me every day. In Jesse Newman's house (my dad), we have a plaque with the calligraphic enscription, written by @marynewman (my grandma). I always thought it was a strange metaphor... Who is the archer? But I find I have new respect for the sentiment as I grow older. You may give your children life, but true love of children is supporting who they become and the decisions they make, regardless of the parent's desires. If you have wisdom for your children, share it, but it is not the duty of the child to heed it-- just to be.

Rajat

Rajat Who IS the archer?

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Rajesh Misra

Rajesh Misra In the discourse in Gita during Mahabharata the archer was Arjuna. "That which as non-existent can never come into being, and that which is can never cease to be. Those who have known the inmost Reality know also the nature of "is" and "is not".

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman @Rajesh --- would you mind sharing a link to that story? I would love to read it!

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Rajesh Misra

Rajesh Misra This is from the Bhagawat Gita the central treatise of Hindu philosophy. There are many commentaries and translations available. Try this one by Phabhavananda and Isherwood and an intro by Aldous Huxley.http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bhagavad-gita-swami-prabhavananda/1101547778

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