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That inner Self, as the primeval Spirit, Eternal, ever effulgent, full and infinite Bliss, Single, indivisible, whole and living, Shines in everyone as the witnessing awareness. That self in its splendour, shining in the cavity of the heart This self is neither born nor dies, Neither grows nor decays, Nor does it suffer any change. When a pot is broken, the space within it is not, And similarly, when the body dies the Self in it remains eternal. Ramana Maharshi (1879)

Date added: 03/12/2012

We loosely talk of Self-realization, for lack of a better term. But how can one realize or make real that which alone is real? All we need to do is to give up our habit of regarding as real that which is unreal. All religious practices are meant solely to help us do this. When we stop regarding the unreal as real, then reality alone will remain, and we will be that. Ramana Maharshi (1879)

Date added: 03/12/2012

...Bliss is not something to be got. On the other hand you are always Bliss. This desire [for Bliss] is born of the sense of incompleteness. To whom is this sense of incompleteness? Enquire. In deep sleep you were blissful. Now you are not so. What has interposed between that Bliss and this non-bliss? It is the ego. Seek its source and find you are Bliss. Ramana Maharshi (1879)

Date added: 03/12/2012

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes
William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 03/06/2012

Meditation - the true action of a quiet mind - is not the path to the divine; it is the action of the divine reflecting upon itself. Guy Finley (1949)

Date added: 03/06/2012

GOD loveth those who are pure. Naught in the Bayan and in the sight of God is more loved than purity and immaculate cleanliness....God desireth not to see, in the Dispensation of the Bayan, any soul deprived of joy and radiance.

He indeed desireth that under all conditions, all may be adorned with such purity, both inwardly and outwardly, that no repugnance may be caused even to themselves, how much less unto others.
Bab Siyyid Ali-Muhammad (1819)

Date added: 11/19/2011

I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself, with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting. Bahaullah M rza Husayn Ali Nur (1817)

Date added: 11/19/2011

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ...Men do not sufficiently realize that their future is in their own hands. Theirs is the task of determining first of all whether they want to go on living or not. Theirs is the responsibility, then, for deciding if they want merely to live, or intend to make just the extra effort required for fulfilling, even on this refractory planet, the essential function of the universe, which is a machine for making gods. Henri Louis Bergson (1859)

Date added: 11/18/2011

The Love, Lover, and Beloved are one! Sufi Saying

Date added: 11/05/2011

The whole world belongs to Asga Ya Galun Lati, the Great Spirit. Cherokee Adage

Date added: 09/25/2011

We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets, that hereafter he will give every man a spirit home according to his deserts. This I believe, and all my people believe the same. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1840)

Date added: 09/25/2011

God Almighty has made us all. Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux (1822)

Date added: 09/25/2011

There are the springs of the Great Spirit... To bathe in them gives new life, to drink temperatures every bodily ill. Arapaho

Date added: 09/25/2011

The Indian believes profoundly in silence -- the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his self-hood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence. What are the fruits of silence? They are self control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character. Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), Santee Sioux (1858)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread with in. What ever we do to the well, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. Chief Seattle, Duwamish-Suquamish (1788)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The Earth and myself are of one mind. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1840)

Date added: 09/25/2011

There is no death . . . Only a change of worlds. Chief Seattle, Duwamish-Suquamish (1788)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The Great Spirit is the name given to the life force radiating from all creation. This energy is called many things by many different people: the Creator, A'wonawil'onas (Zuni), Wankan-Tankan (Sioux), God, Tirawa (Pawnee), Great Mystery and Grandfather. Anonymous

Date added: 09/25/2011

There is one God looking down on us all. We are all children of one God. God is listening to me. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we now say. Geronimo, Apache (1829)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1840)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The perception of the sun by an astronomer and by a scientist is far inferior to the seeing of the invisible God and it is inferior to the knowledge that comes from God. Didymus The Blind (313)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Because the divine and the human are united with one another, Solomon's Song is therefore called the Canticle of Canticles, that is, the best of the best. Gregory Of Elvira (359)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Wisdom of a person makes the face shine, but not the face of the body, not a part of the flesh, but the face of the inner person....The face of the inner person is illuminated by wisdom. But wisdom, light, Logos, truth and the other conceptions are identical when applied to Christ. Didymus The Blind (313)

Date added: 09/25/2011

In the solitary life, what I at hand becomes useless to us and what is wanting cannot be provided, since God the Creator decreed that we should require the help of one another, as it is written in scripture, so that we might associate with one another. Basil The Great (330)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The kingship of the intellect is the crucifixion of the body. The intellect is not subject to God unless the free will is subject to reason. It is hard to convey anything sublime to one who is still a beginner and an infant in stature. Woe to you, O city, when the king is a child. Isaac Of Ninevah (700)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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