Yrjö Kallinen

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Yrjö Henrik Kallinen (15 June 1886, Oulu - 1 January 1976) was a Finnish railwayman, cooperative movement functionary and politician. He was imprisoned from 1918 to 1921 for having sided with the Finnish Socialist Workers' Republic during the Finnish Civil War. From 27 March 1946 to 29 July 1948, Kallinen served as Minister of Defence of Finland. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1945 to 1948, representing the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP)


  • Becoming aware, awakening, enlightenment, is possible right here and now, for everyone. From moment to moment, and yet only here and now, never sometimes, somewhere. Reality, God, is present here and now. The kingdom of heaven, blessedness, moksha, nirvana waits here and now. Outwardly nothing may happen, and yet a purely inner process can open up a new world, a new life, a new reality. - New? - Yes, really new, and yet as all those who have ever experienced it assert, at that moment we know that we have always been at home in that world, although we only now become aware of it.

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