Quotes About Spirituality 2017

  • “We are all connected; To each other, biologically...!!! To the earth, chemically...!!! To the rest of the universe atomically...!!!”
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  • “I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it...!!!
  • It's just getting out of one car, and into another...!!!”
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  • “One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path...!!! It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth...!!! You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you...!!! It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints...!!! You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind...!!!”
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  • “I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve...!!! But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone...!!! I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes...!!!
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  • After that I liked jazz music...!!!
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  • Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself...!!! It is as if they are showing you the way...!!!
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  • I used to not like God because God didn't resolve...!!! But that was before any of this happened...!!!”
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  • “I don't profess any religion; I don't think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality...!!!'
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  • “The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second...!!!”
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  • “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again...!!!”
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  • “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure...!!!”
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  • “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another...!!!
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  • The universe has no fixed agenda...!!! Once you make any decision, it works around that decision...!!! There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience...!!!
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  • If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body...!!! Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction...!!!”
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  • “What has he found who has lost God?
  • And what has he lost who has found God?”
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  • “When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you...!!!”
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  • “My heart is so small
  • it's almost invisible...!!!
  • How can You place
  • such big sorrows in it?
  • "Look," He answered,
  • "your eyes are even smaller,
  • yet they behold the world...!!!”
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  • “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs...!!! One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice...!!! If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer...!!! Crying includes all the principles of Yoga...!!!”
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  • “Re-examine all you have been told...!!! Dismiss what insults your soul...!!!”
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  • “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection...!!!”
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  • “Are you looking for me?
  • I am in the next seat...!!!
  • My shoulder is against yours...!!!
  • you will not find me in the stupas,
  • not in Indian shrine rooms,
  • nor in synagogues,
  • nor in cathedrals:
  • not in masses,
  • nor kirtans,
  • not in legs winding around your own neck,
  • nor in eating nothing but vegetables...!!!
  • When you really look for me,
  • you will see me instantly —
  • you will find me in the tiniest house of time...!!!
  • Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
  • He is the breath inside the breath...!!!”
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  • “I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats...!!!”
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  • “We have a choice...!!! We have two options as human beings...!!! We have a choice between conversation and war...!!! That's it...!!! Conversation and violence...!!! And faith is a conversation stopper...!!!”
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  • “With me, illusions are bound to be shattered...!!! I am here to shatter all illusions...!!! Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working...!!! I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you...!!!”
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  • “Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation...!!! We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked...!!!”
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  • “Do not abandon yourselves to despair...!!! We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song...!!!”
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  • “The resting place of the mind is the heart...!!! The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude...!!! The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart...!!! That's where you need to go...!!!”
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  • “Folks, it's time to evolve...!!! That's why we're troubled...!!! You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything's failing? It's because, um – they're no longer relevant...!!! We're supposed to keep evolving...!!! Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs...!!! You do know that, right?”
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  • “I once listened to an Indian on television say that God was in the wind and the water, and I wondered at how beautiful that was because it meant you could swim in Him or have Him brush your face in a breeze...!!!”
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  • “Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly...!!! I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself...!!! Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again...!!! Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man...!!!”
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  • “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity...!!! It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity...!!! If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path...!!!”
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  • “The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought...!!!”
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  • “Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings...!!!”
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  • “The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff...!!!”
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  • “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious...!!! It is the source of all true art and science...!!! He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed...!!! The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion...!!! To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness...!!!”
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  • “Happiness comes from within...!!! It is not dependent on external things or on other people...!!! You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people...!!! Never give your power to anyone else...!!!”
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  • “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been...!!!”
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  • “If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit...!!!”
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  • “I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains...!!! A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition...!!! They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them...!!! He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand...!!!”
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  • “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires...!!!”
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  • “Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you...!!!”
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  • “If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave...!!!”
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  • “The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us...!!!”
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  • “You are one thing only...!!! You are a Divine Being...!!! An all-powerful Creator...!!! You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was...!!!”
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  • “There were silences in my head...!!! I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day...!!! It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me...!!! The cancer of introspection...!!!”
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  • “As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished...!!! No reality fits an ideology...!!! Life is beyond that...!!! … That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning...!!! Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind...!!!”
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  • “When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious...!!!”
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  • “These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness, and worship without awareness...!!!”
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  • “Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved...!!! It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self...!!! Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance...!!!”
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  • “When everything gets answered, it's fake...!!!”
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  • “The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity...!!!”
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  • “The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it”
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  • “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion...!!! Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives...!!!”
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  • “Om is not just a sound or vibration...!!! It is not just a symbol...!!! It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel...!!! Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception...!!! It is the core of our very existence...!!! If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether...!!! Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe...!!! It is an eternal song of the Divine...!!! It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists...!!!”
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  • “Judgment is a negative frequency...!!!”
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  • “When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it...!!!”
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  • “You are never alone...!!! You are eternally connected with everyone...!!!”
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  • “Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep...!!!”
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  • “The difference between theism and nontheism is not whether one does or does not believe in God...!!! ...!!! ...!!! Theism is a deep-seated conviction that there's some hand to hold: if we just do the right things, someone will appreciate us and take care of us...!!! ...!!! ...!!! Nontheism is relaxing with the ambiguity and uncertainty of the present moment without reaching for anything to protect ourselves...!!!”
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  • “Your life is your spiritual path...!!!
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  • It's what's right in front of you...!!! You can't live anyone else's life...!!! The task is to live yours and stop trying to copy one you think looks better...!!!”
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  • “A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar...!!! I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter...!!!”
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  • “Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head...!!! When in doubt, choose the heart...!!! This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years...!!! It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience...!!! There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart...!!! When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored...!!!”
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  • “God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears...!!!”
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  • “I don't understand why people insist on pitting concepts of evolution and creation against each other...!!! Why can't they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid package that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being...!!! What's wrong with that idea?”
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  • “Reflection is the lamp of the heart...!!! If it departs, the heart will have no light...!!!”
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  • “Let nothing disturb you,
  • Let nothing frighten you,
  • All things are passing away:
  • God never changes...!!!
  • Patience obtains all things...!!!
  • Whoever has God lacks nothing;
  • God alone suffices...!!!”
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  • “You have been to hell, Ketut?"
  • He smiled...!!! Of course he's been there...!!!
  • What's it like in hell?"
  • Same like in heaven," he said...!!!
  • He saw my confusion and tried to explain...!!! "Universe is a circle, Liss...!!!"
  • He said...!!! "To up, to down -- all same, at end...!!!"
  • I remembered an old Christian mystic notion: As above, so below...!!!
  • I asked...!!! "Then how can you tell the difference between heaven and hell?"
  • Because of how you go...!!! Heaven, you go up, through seven happy places...!!! Hell, you go down, through seven sad places...!!! This is why it better for you to go up, Liss...!!!" He laughed...!!!
  • Same-same," he said...!!! "Same in end, so better to be happy in journey...!!!"
  • I said, "So, if heaven is love, then hell is...!!!...!!! "
  • Love, too," he said...!!!
  • Ketut laughed again, "Always so difficult for young people to understand this!”
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  • “Why I Wake Early
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  • Hello, sun in my face...!!!
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  • Hello, you who made the morning
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  • and spread it over the fields
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  • and into the faces of the tulips
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  • and the nodding morning glories,
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  • and into the windows of, even, the
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  • miserable and the crotchety...!!!
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  • best preacher that ever was,
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  • dear star, that just happens
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  • to be where you are in the universe
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  • to keep us from ever-darkness,
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  • to ease us with warm touching,
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  • to hold us in the great hands of light...!!!
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  • good morning, good morning, good morning...!!!
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  • Watch, now, how I start the day
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  • in happiness, in kindness...!!!”
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  • “Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives...!!! And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way...!!!”
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  • “Hanya sunyi, yang sanggup mengajarkan kita, untuk tak mendua...!!! ”
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  • “And if he had judged her harshly? If her life were a simple rosary of hours, her life simple and strange as a bird's life, gay in the morning, restless all day, tired at sundown? Her heart simple and willful as a bird's heart?”
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  • “There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision...!!! The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe...!!!”
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  • “Beautify your inner dialogue...!!! Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion...!!! Life will be beautiful...!!!”
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  • “Self-righteousness is much like a spiritual egocentricity...!!! It constitutes a secular type of love that thrives under conditionality, one in which is only existent after an individual meets the adopted standards of the condemner; oppositely, unconditional love is a holy love...!!!”
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  • “Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace...!!!”
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  • “Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility...!!!”
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  • “The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart...!!!”
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  • “Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature...!!!”
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  • “The Holy Land is everywhere”
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  • “The soul is like an uninhabited world
  • that comes to life only when
  • God lays His head
  • against us...!!!”
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  • “PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions...!!!”
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  • “Thomas Merton wrote, “there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues...!!!” There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end...!!! It is so self-conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage...!!!
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  • I won’t have it...!!! The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright...!!! We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus...!!!
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  • Go up into the gaps...!!! If you can find them; they shift and vanish too...!!! Stalk the gaps...!!! Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock-more than a maple- a universe...!!! This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon...!!! Spend the afternoon...!!! You can’t take it with you...!!!”
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  • “Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive...!!! They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything...!!!”
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  • “With a truly tragic delusion,” Carl Jung noted, “these theologians fail to see that it is not a matter of proving the existence of the light, but of blind people who do not know that their eyes could see...!!! It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it...!!! It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing...!!!”
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  • “The sea is only the embodiment of a
  • supernatural and wonderful existence...!!!
  • It is nothing but love and emotion;
  • it is the ‘Living Infinite...!!!...!!!...!!!”
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  • “Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening...!!! We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed...!!! It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before...!!! Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant...!!! Often the feeling is anything but pleasant...!!! But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening...!!! Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed...!!!”
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  • “Any time you are with anyone or think of anyone you must say to yourself: I am dying and this person too is dying, attempting the while to experience the truth of the words you are saying...!!! If every one of you agrees to practice this, bitterness will die out, harmony will arise...!!!”
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  • “Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator...!!! The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man...!!!”
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  • “There are things you can’t reach...!!! But
  • You can reach out to them, and all day long...!!!
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  • The wind, the bird flying away...!!! The idea of god...!!!
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  • And it can keep you busy as anything else, and happier...!!!
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  • I look; morning to night I am never done with looking...!!!
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  • Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around
  • As though with your arms open...!!!”
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  • “God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never shall...!!!”
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  • “Spirituality does not lie in meditating the body of an ex-master...!!! Spirituality exists in mediating on your own inner body...!!!”
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  • “Searching outside of you is Samsara (the world)...!!! Searching within you leads to Nirvana...!!!”
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  • “Never worry alone...!!! When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating...!!! Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend...!!!...!!!...!!! The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear because peace and fear are both contagious...!!!”
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  • “Live simply...!!! Deepest joy is like a flower...!!!beautiful in essence...!!!”
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  • “Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark...!!! That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go...!!!”
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  • “Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation...!!!”
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  • “It sometimes takes a state of solitude to bring to mind the real power of companionship...!!!”
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  • “Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river...!!! The river is flowing...!!! We are in it...!!!”
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  • “It takes darkness to be aware of the light...!!!”
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  • “Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done...!!!' We only dream this bondage...!!! Wake up and let it go...!!!”
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  • “Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness...!!!”
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  • “It’s not about working for money, it’s about having money work for you...!!!”
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  • “You become mature when you become the authority of your own life...!!!”
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  • “We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love...!!!”
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  • “We could all do with a bit more joy in our lives couldn't we? The wonderful thing is that when we start spreading joy, we begin to actually experience more joy in our lives too!”
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  • “When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again...!!!”
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  • “Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you'll come to remember your spirit...!!! When you're able to transcend an aversion to silence, you'll also transcend many other miseries...!!! And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated...!!!”
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  • “Even when muddy your wings sparkle bright wonders that heal broken worlds...!!!”
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  • “It is not what to do, but how much love we put into the doing...!!! We can do not greats, only small things with great love...!!!" - Mother Theresa”
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  • “By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me...!!! The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green...!!! The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet...!!! ”
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  • “O heavenly Father,
  • protect and bless all things
  • that have breath: guard them
  • from all evil and let them sleep in peace...!!!”
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  • در غم ما روزها بی گاه شد
  • روزها با سوزها همراه شد
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  • “Whole life is a search for beauty...!!! But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins...!!!”
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  • “The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come...!!! When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin...!!! When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come...!!! Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved...!!!”
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  • “Through the present moment, you have access to the power of life itself, that which has traditionally been called "God...!!!" As soon as you turn away from it, God ceases to be a reality in your life, and all you are left with is the mental concept of God, which some people believe in and others deny...!!! Even belief in God is only a poor substitute for the living reality of God manifesting every moment of your life...!!!”
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  • “Courage is the hallmark of spirituality...!!! Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are...!!!”
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  • “God is the most beautiful, and beauty is the expression of God...!!! If you can't appreciate beauty in the world how can you understand God?”
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  • “Om (AUM) the Divine song is at the same time Symmetry, Supersymmetry, broken Symmetry, and the unbroken Symmetry of Nature...!!!”
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  • “Spirituality exist in testing and experiencing the depth of inner peace consistently...!!!”