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Impermanent are all component things; nothing comes into existence but there is the seeds of its own dissolution. Buddha (560 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/11/2015

The burden which is well borne becomes light. Ovid (43 B.C.E.)

Date added: 01/13/2015

Only those who are willing to go too far will ever know how far they can go. T. S. Eliot (1888)

Date added: 01/13/2015

. . . at the last
Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil;
with them forgive yourself.
William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 12/22/2014

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

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

Date added: 08/09/2014

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

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

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

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

Who teaches men to be grateful pleads the cause not only of men, but of the gods for they, being placed above all desires, cannot be of want of anything, yet we can nevertheless offer them our gratitude. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/02/2013

By waiting and by calm you shall be saved; in quiet and in trust your strength lies. Old Testament

Date added: 06/25/2013

He had no feeling that he was in the heart of a crowded universe, between all whose great verities moved countless small and smaller truths. Little notion had he that to learn these after the measure of their importance, was his business, with eternity to do it in! George MacDonald (1824)

Date added: 06/25/2013

The Cave you fear to enter holds the Treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell (1904)

Date added: 04/13/2013

How many times have I promised
Yet every time I failed to keep my word.
But disregard this according to Thy Grace.

St. Ephraim (306)

Date added: 04/13/2013

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past. James Joyce (1882)

Date added: 03/23/2013
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