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Absolutely Clear

Don't surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,

My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.
Hafez (1315)

Date added: 10/10/2014

The moment that any man really comes to recognize that which is absolute Truth --- namely, that one Spirit, even the Father, being made manifest in the Son, ever lives at the center of all human beings --- he will know that he can cease forever from any undue anxiety about bringing others into the same external fold that he is in. If your friend or your son or your husband or your brother does not see Truth as you see it, do not try by repeated external arguments to convert him. Harriet Emilie Cady (1848)

Date added: 10/10/2014

To those who seek truth in conventionalized religion:
Until college and minaret have crumbled
this holy work of ours will not be done.
Until faith becomes rejection
And rejection becomes belief
There will be no true believer.

Abu Said (967)

Date added: 10/10/2014

How small the mind of man to comprehend the great,
The Good, the Infinite, the Mind of God;
With what impetuosity he rushes in
To tell how God does this, thinks that, feels so,
All based upon his own mentality so tried:
He separates the acts of God from God himself,
As he distinguished the thinker from the object thought;
Nor does he understand the single basic law
When God conceives, then got the Concept is,
And when he Thinks, the Thinking, Thought and God are one;
When God creates, then God Creation is,
the Will, the Thought, the Act, each one is God Himself;
No time is there when they existed Not,
Just as no time is there when God Himself was not,
No time He will not be, for God is Time,
And yet in Him no Time exists, for God's timelessness.
Michael Dylan (1957)

Date added: 08/27/2014

If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. New Testament

Date added: 08/09/2014

You grieve for those for whom you should not grieve. The wise grieve neither for the living nor the dead. Never at any time was I not, nor thou, nor these princes of man, nor shall we ever cease to be. The unreal has no being, the real never ceases to be. Bhaghavad-Gita (500 B.C.E.)

Date added: 08/04/2014

We are not only enough...We are all there is. Don Lubov (1941)

Date added: 07/21/2014

Fear and faith cannot exist in the same space at the same time. Choose one. Gospel Of Philip (200)

Date added: 07/08/2014

The time returns. We are the very people that we have been waiting for, and we always have been. We are the second coming. Gospel Of Philip (200)

Date added: 07/08/2014

When all striving ceases
I awaken to behold
Ever-present Awareness
Keeping silent watch.
Thomas Keating (1923)

Date added: 05/10/2014

What you do when you don't have to, determines what you will be, when you can no longer help it. Rudyard Kipling (1865)

Date added: 05/10/2014

When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male shall not be male, and the female shall not be female: . . . then you will enter [the kingdom]. Gospel Of Thomas (110)

Date added: 04/11/2014

There is only one great life. I can enter into the experience only if I have first come to unity in myself, only if I have come to be a whole. Jeanne De Salzmann (1889)

Date added: 03/17/2014

Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West and then seek. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 03/16/2014

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Max Planck (1858)

Date added: 01/16/2014

God will not tell you that you should desire Him above all else, because He wants your love to be freely given,without "prompting." That is the whole secret in the game of this universe. He who created us yearns for our love. He wants us to give it spontaneously, without His asking. Our love is the one thing God does not possess, unless we choose to bestow it. So, you see, even the Lord has something to attain: our love. And we shall never be happy until we give it. Paramhansa Yogananda (1893)

Date added: 01/16/2014

I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875)

Date added: 12/13/2013

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. New Testament

Date added: 12/13/2013

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children. Kahlil Gibran (1883)

Date added: 10/11/2013

In deepest solitude
I found the narrow way;
a secret giving such release
that I was stunned and stammering
rising above all science.
St. John Of The Cross (1542)

Date added: 10/04/2013

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison (1847)

Date added: 10/04/2013

THE WEAVER ?S PRAYER

My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me
I cannot see the colors He worketh steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper and I the underside.

Not till the looms are silent and the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver's skillful hands
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
Anonymous

Date added: 10/04/2013

The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

Old Testament

Date added: 10/04/2013

It is all the same to be living and dead, waking and sleeping, young and old, as each of these alternately change into the other. Heraclitus (535 B.C.E.)

Date added: 10/04/2013

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. Viktor Frankl (1905)

Date added: 10/04/2013
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- Anthony De Mello

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"Absolutely Clear Don't surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight Has made my eyes so soft, My voice So tender, My need of God Absolutely Clear. "

- Hafez

"To those who seek truth in conventionalized religion: Until college and minaret have crumbled this holy work of ours will not be done. Until faith becomes rejection And rejection becomes belief There will be no true believer. "

- Abu Said

"If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. "

- New Testament

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