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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Best Spiritual Quotes

There is nothing wrong with duality as long as it does not create conflict.
Multiplicity and variety without strife is joy.
In pure consciousness there is light.
For warmth, contact is needed.
Above the unity of being is the union of love.
Love is the purpose of duality.
Nisargadatta Maharaj
Think not of the amount to be accomplished, the difficulties to be overcome, or the end to be attained, but set earnestly at the little task at your elbow, letting that be sufficient for the day.
Sir William Osler
Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures,
but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.
Edward O. Wilson
Here is a test whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
Richard Bach
Love is difficult, because loving is not enough:
We must, like God, ourselves be Love.
Angelus Silesius
Kill me, O my trustworthy friends, for in my being killed is my life.
Love is that you remain standing in front of your Beloved.
When you are deprived of all your attributes,
then His attributes become your qualities.
Between me and You, there’s only me.
Take away the me, so only You remain.
I am the Supreme Reality.
A single moment of awakening in this world is eternity in the world to come.
The inner peace of the world to come is living in this world with full attention.
The two are one; flip sides of a coin forever tumbling and never caught.
from Pirke Avot
Standing on the bare ground… a mean egotism vanishes.
I become a transparent eyeball;
I am nothing;
I see all;
the currents of the universal being circulate through me;
I am part or particle of God.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions;
Reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Simone Weil
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
We are here and it is now.
Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
H.L. Mencken
The whole of life lies in the verb seeing.
Teilhard de Chardin
If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Kitaro Nishida
Are you looking for the Holy One?
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
Do not build up your views upon your senses and thoughts; but at the same time do not seek the mind away from your senses and thoughts, do not try to grasp reality by rejecting your senses and thoughts. When you are neither attached or detached from them, then you enjoy perfect unobstructed freedom, then you have the seat of enlightenment.
Huang-Po Hsi-Yuan
Said the monk: “All these mountains and rivers and the earth and stars -  where do they come from?”
Said the master: “Where does your question come from?”
Anthony de Mello
Those who want the fewest things are nearest to the gods.
Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
Lao Tzu
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
A monk asked Yueh-shan, “What does one think of while sitting?”
“One thinks of not thinking,” the Master replied.
“How does one think of not thinking?” the monk asked.
“Without thinking,” the Master said.
Zen mondo
Meditation is not a means to an end.
It is both the means and the end.
J. Krishnamurti
“What is the secret of your serenity?”
Said the master: “Wholehearted cooperation with the inevitable.”
Anthony de Mello
As soon as you concern yourself with the “good” and “bad” of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.
Morihei Ueshiba

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