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Whoever knows himself knows God. Muhammed (570)

Date added: 09/25/2011

To those who awake, there is one world in common, but to those who are asleep, each is withdrawn to a private world of his own. Heraclitus (535 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Turn back from the outer, set your eyes within. Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

Date added: 03/13/2012

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

By every THOUGHT you mould your SOUL,
Which from the WHOLE exacts a toll,
That will just fill the impressed mould
Which CONTEMPLATION thus does hold.

God your answer is bound to pay;
The law's exact, the same alway.
For GOD is YOU and YOU are HE,
Just like a drop is to the sea.

Know that to think is to create,
And you will love instead of hate;
For when you think you make a mould
The Law will fill, if you but hold.
Retsama (1928)

Date added: 05/03/2012

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison (1751)

Date added: 06/26/2012

If you made a list of everything you own, everything you think of as you, everything you prefer, that list would be the distance between you and the living truth. Stephen Levine (1937)

Date added: 12/12/2012

And this is a miracle: the moment that you realize that there is no way to make a home, then this whole existence is home. Then wherever you are, you are at home. A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 01/17/2013

Be surprised at nothing. Let peace and stillness flood through you and envelop you completely in its cloak. Put on the whole armour of love - and yet feel, feel very deeply. Let tears flow, washing away impurities until you feel clean within and clean without. Become like an empty vessel ready to be filled with life's nectar. Eileen Caddy (1917)

Date added: 01/17/2013

I order you, O sleeper, to awake! I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you. Together we form only one person and we cannot be separated! Christian Homily

Date added: 01/31/2013

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Jesus Christ (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/23/2013

Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in them now. A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 04/13/2013

Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)

Date added: 04/23/2013

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. Carl Jung (1875)

Date added: 06/25/2013

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

He who knows others is wise;
He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 06/22/2015

What guarantee is there that the five senses, taken together, do cover the whole of possible existence? They cover simply our actual experience, our human knowledge of facts or events. There are gaps between the fingers; there are gaps between the senses. In these gaps is the darkness which hides the connection between things... this darkness is the source of our vague fear and anxiety, but also the home of the gods. They alone see the connections, the total relevance of everything that happens; that which now comes to us in bits and pieces, the accidents which exist only in our heads, in our limited perceptions. Idris Parry (1916)

Date added: 09/25/2011

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty Albert Einstein (1879)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The only sane thing to do with the world is to let it struggle with its own problems. You can do this only when seeing clearly that the world prefers to struggle painfully with its problems, never really wanting solutions. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. Walker Percy (1916)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The great Architect of the universe conceived and produced a being endowed with both natures, the visible and the invisible. God created the human being, bringing its body forth from the pre-existing matter which he animated with his own Spirit... Thus in some way a new universe was born, small and great at one and the same time. God set this 'hybrid' worshipper on earth to contemplate the visible world, and to be initiated into the invisible; to reign over earth's creatures, and to obey orders from on high. He created a being at once earthly and heavenly, insecure and immortal, visible and invisible, halfway between greatness and nothingness, flesh and spirit at the same time... an animal en route to another native land, and, most mysterious of all, made to resemble God by simple submission to the divine will. Gregory Nazianzen (328)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Many think that dying to themselves is what causes them so much pain. But it is actually part of them that still lives that causes the problem. Death is only painful to you when you resist it. Your imagination exaggerates how bad death will be. Self-love fights with all of its strength to live. Die inwardly as well as outwardly. Let all that is not born of God within you die. Francois Fenelon (1651)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Suffering, if it does not diminish love, will transport you to the furthest shore. Buddha (560 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/25/2011

This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 03/14/2012

Think about each word, each sentence that you speak and each thought you receive, whether they are worthy to be admitted! And think about everything in detail whether you have acted correctly! Call yourself to order daily, that is to say, to God! Reprimand yourself! Bruno Groening (1906)

Date added: 03/14/2012
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"Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man. "

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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"[God to Catherine of Siena:] "Do you know, daughter, who you are and who I am? If you know these two things you will have beatitude within your grasp. You are she who is not, and I AM HE WHO IS." "

- Raymond Of Capua

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- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. "

- American Indian

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- Anthony De Mello

"If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's Gift!), If you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, If you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, You will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, To know when you can get no further by your own action, This is the right beginning! "

- Lao Tse

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