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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Motivational Spiritual Quotes

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather around us, that they may see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer perhaps even fiercer life because of our quiet.
William Butler Yeats
There is only one world; the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive; this minute here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.
Storm Jameson
If you let go a little
you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot
you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely
you will be free.
Ajahn Chah
If you cannot find the truth right where you are,
where else do you expect to find it?
Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If the only prayer you ever said in your life was “thank you”,
that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Like a thief entering an empty house,
bad thoughts cannot in any way harm an empty mind.
The mystical is not how the world is,
but that it is.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
God made everything out of nothing.
But the nothingness shows through.
Paul Valéry
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in pure consciousness without objectification; knowing without thinking – merging finitude in infinity.
Swami Sivananda
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
Japanese proverb
As long as I am this or that, or have this or that, I am not all things and I have not all things. Become pure till you neither are nor have either this or that; then you are omnipresent and, being neither this nor that, are all things.
Meister Eckhart
“My former master taught me to accept birth and death.”
“Then what have you come to me for?” asked the master.
“To learn to accept what lies in between.”
Anthony de Mello
Learning to see love and to express that love is the purpose of living this life. What’s real has love at its heart; the universe is constructed from love, and that love is very much tied to our power of attention and imagination.
Fred Alan Wolf
If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.
If you want to see the brave, look for those who can forgive.
From the Bhagavad Gita
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
Yasutani Roshi
In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us.
Peter Matthiesen
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein
Search back into your own vision – think back to the mind that thinks.
Who is it?
He sits down in it.
He reposes in the immediate as if it were infinity – which it is.
That is religion, and the duck has it.
How about you?
Donald C. Babcock
The outer work will never be puny
if the inner work is great
Meister Eckhart
Saints are what they are not because their sanctity makes them admirable to others,
but because the gift of sainthood makes it possible for them to admire everyone else.
Thomas Merton
Hatred does not cease by hatred; hatred ceases only by love.
This is the eternal law.
The Dhammapada
and He’ll open the door.
and He’ll make you shine like the sun.
and He’ll raise you to the heavens.
Become nothing,
and He’ll turn you into everything!
For the seasoned practitioner, even the Dharma must not become an attachment.
As an analogy; to clean a shirt, it is necessary to use soap. However, if the suds are not then rinsed out, the garment will not be truly clean. Similarly, the practitioner’s mind will not be fully liberated until he severs attachment to everything, including the Dharma itself.
Traditional Buddhist teaching
A man’s true wealth is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
Every time you smile at someone it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa
What should we “do” with the mind in meditation?
Nothing. Just leave it, simply, as it is.
Sogyal Rinpoche
If a man’s mind is concentrated and calm, and if he’s abandoned both good and evil, there is no fear for him.
The Dhammapada
The eye by which I see God is the same eye by which God sees me.
My eye and God’s eye are one and the same;
One in seeing, one in knowing and one in loving.
Meister Eckhart
It’s good to have an end to journey toward;
but it’s the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin
If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on,
he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.
St. John of the cross
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.
- Erich Fromm

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