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Various Insightful Quotes


What is heart but the souls love for fire?
What is flesh but the souls love for earth?
What is breath but the souls love for air?
What is blood but the souls love for water
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Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts the roots,
Kind words the flowers,
Kind deeds the fruit
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In the womb of your mother you were growing so peacefully. The atoms and cells merged themselves together so that they create the form of you. The elements of the Universe were added into your body, granting you life. Your spirit travelled from a distant place to find home in your body. You were brought to existence on this wondrous Earth to bask in her full glory, to honour and nurture your spirit. You were created for a good reason. So therefore, love your life and love your existence. You are not only flesh and blood. You are stardust and living force of the Universe.


Normal consciousness is a state of stupor, in which sensibility to the wholly real and responsiveness to the stimuli of the spirit are reduced. The mystics, knowing that man is involved in a hidden history of the cosmos, endeavor to awake from the drowsiness and apathy and to regain the state of wakefulness for their enchanted souls. Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement and get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel


This universe, my friends, is an optical illusion. It is a dream, just as when you’re dreaming. No one can ever tell you the dream is a dream, as long as you’re dreaming.
~ Adam Roberts


The nature of reality is observer-dependent; without you as an observer there can be no perceptual reality. Quantum mechanics states that by observing a particle, we can change it. The observer affects what is being observed; this is ‘action in non-action’.
~ Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)


Love is the greatest, unifying force of existence. Only love has the power to transform our barren desert of personal suffering into an oasis of eternal bliss.
~ Anon I mus


Has it ever occurred to you that what you call your happiness is really your chain? For example, are you calling somebody your happiness? As in, ‘You are my joy.’ It could be your marriage, your business, your degree, whatever. In whom do you find your happiness? Whatever the answer is, that’s your prison.
~ Anthony de Mello (20th century Indian Catholic mystic)


Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
~ Bob Marley


The secret is that only that which can destroy itself is truly alive.
~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy


If you take [a copy of] the Christian Bible and put it out in the wind and the rain, soon the paper on which the words are printed will disintegrate and the words will be gone. Our bible IS the wind and the rain.
~ Carol R. McGrath


As I began to love myself. I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is Authenticity.
As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it; and, even though this person was me.
Today I call this Respect.
As I began to love myself, I stopped craving for a different life and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call this Maturity.
As I began to love myself, I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call this Self-Confidence.
As I began to love myself, I quit stealing my own time and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call this Simplicity.
As I began to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself. As I began to love myself, I quit trying to always be right and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is Modesty.
As I began to love myself, I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day; an,d I call it Fulfillment.
As I began to love myself, I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick.
But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection Wisdom of the Heart.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide; and, out of their crashing, new worlds are born.
Today I know: This is Life
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~ Charlie Chaplin


You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head… But you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
☆Chinese Proverb☆


Man In the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self, and the World makes you king for a day;
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself, and see what that man has to say.
For it isn't your father or mother or wife whose judgment upon you must pass;
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people might think you're a straight-shootin' chum and call you a wonderful guy;
But the Man in the Glass says you're only a bum if you can't look him straight in the eye.
He's the fellow to please -- never mind all the rest! -- for he's with you all the way to the end;
And you've already passed your most dangerous test if the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole World down the pathway of years and get pats on-the-back as you pass;
But your final reward will be heartache and tear ... if you've cheated the Man in the Glass
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~ Dale Wimbrow, (1895 – 1954)


I once asked a very successful woman to share her secret with me. She smiled and said to me.. “I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me… I stopped fighting with my in laws… I stopped fighting for attention… I stopped fighting to meet peoples expectation of me… I stopped fighting for my rights with inconsiderate people.. I stopped fighting to please everyone… I stopped fighting to prove they were wrong about me…. I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight… And I started fighting for my vision, my dreams, my ideas and my destiny. The day I gave up on small fights is the day I started becoming successful & so much more content.” Some fights are not worth your time… Choose what you fight for wisely.
~ Dana Ives


To hear never-heard sounds, to see never-seen colors and shapes, to try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances that are not of matte, but of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; to be a lantern in the darkness or an umbrella in a stormy day; To feel much more than know. To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain; to be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; to be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; to be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching. To be a smile on the face of a woman and shine in her memory as a moment saved without planning.
~ Dejan Stojanovic


There is only one dogma in Magic, and it is this: The visible is the manifestation of the invisible, or in other terms, the perfect word, in things appreciable and visible, bears an exact proportion to the things which are inappreciable by our senses and unseen by our eyes.
~ Èliphas Lèvi: Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual


It is amazing how clear things become when we are still before Him, not complaining, not insisting on quick answers, only seeking to hear His word in the stillness, and to see things in His light.
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart


Remember that you are an actor in a play of such a kind as the playwright may choose. If your part is short, it is short; if long, it is long. If the playwright wishes you to act the part of a beggar, see that you act the part naturally; if the part of one who limps, or of a magistrate, of a private person, play it. To select the part belongs to another. But your duty is to act well the part that is given to you.
~ Epictetus, The Enchiridion


The meaning to life is a life of meaning, just as music’s purpose is simply the music itself, capturing the moment and then dissipating away with grace. The meaning that we give to our song is something that each one of us must decide for ourselves as we have all experienced different pains in life. Only after one understands and accept themselves for who they were, who they are, and who they are becoming; will they be able to find the strength in themselves to sing their song.
~ Forrest Curran


All art is erotic.
~ Gustav Klimt


Observe your own body. It breathes. You breathe when you are asleep, when you are no longer conscious of your own ideas of self-identity. Who, then, is breathing? The collection of information that you mistakenly think is you is not the main protagonist in this drama called the breath. In fact, you are not breathing; breath is naturally happening to you. You can purposely end your own life, but you cannot purposely keep your own life going. The expression, “My life”, is actually an oxymoron, a result of ignorance and mistaken assumption. You don’t posses life; life expresses itself through you. Your body is a flower that life lets bloom - a phenomenon created by life.
~ Ilchi Lee


Be silent like a rock, deeply rooted and straight like a tree, bend like a reed in the wind, listen to the sounds that your ears ignore, and feel the world through your intuition. The latter will never betray you, your senses will!
~ Irina Serban, Full Circle


Without the projection of the mind, the world cannot exist. That world that appears to you in your dreams at night is just as unreal as the world that appears to you when you are awake. There is no difference whatsoever.
~ Jac O'Keeffe


The mind is a miniature universe and the universe is the expansion of the mind. He who directly experiences this truth sees the universe in himself and sees himself in the entire universe.
~ Jacob Boehme


I am a bubble of Super-most consciousness. That is what my realization is. This is what I have gained. Now what I feel is that there is One, Infinite, Super-most Element. From IT, when it moves, Sound and Light come out and from that Light and Sound this creation takes place. Cosmic rays and many other types of rays come out of this Light and Sound and all this gross matter is made. So it is the Will of that Supreme Power. Everything is oozing out of IT and is merging back in IT. (Baba Faqir Chand).
~ J.L. Chaudhari of the Radhasoami Faith


The fear is simply because you are not living with life, You are living in your mind.
~ Jaggi Vasudev


The development of spiritual consciousness begins with our first realization that what we are beholding through the senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell is not the reality of things. Disregarding appearances entirely, the first ray of spiritual illumination brings us hints of the divine, the eternal and immortal. This in turn makes the appearance even less real to us, thereby admitting even greater illumination.
~ Joel Goldsmith


Mythology is the song of the Universe, the music we dance to even when we cannot name the tune.
~ Joseph Campbell


Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
~ Joseph Campbell


When Life is guided by Pure Conscious Awareness [the SELF], there is ‘no mind’ to molest you and draw you into the great drama where dancing bears and juggling clowns define the parameters of your worldly experience. There ‘are’ no boundaries in Consciousness … whereas the mind is its own prison ‘and’ its own jailer having forged the bars with the conditioning that defines it. But how then to exist and function without the mind? The intricate mechanism of the body with its seemingly limitless processes, operates almost exclusively without your awareness by Consciousness. All but a few functions such a breathing and eating are totally hidden. The same infinite ‘unicity’ will provide you a moment by moment ‘flow’ that is precisely orchestrated for your highest good. You need only ‘invite’ IT to do so then remain ‘open’ – surrendered to ITs unbroken and Loving Embrace.
~ John McIntosh


One sip of this wine and you will go mad with drunkenness. You will drop your masks and tear your clothes — destroying everything that separates you from the Lover. Once you taste the fruit of this vine, you will be kicked out of the city of yourself. You will forget the world. You will forget yourself..

I tell you: You will become a madman who wanders the streets looking for the Lover once you drink this Wine of Love.
~ Kamand Kojouri


Meditation is the process of withdrawing the attention from the world outside, and focusing it at the seat of the soul in the body, behind and between the eyebrows. This point is known as the inner eye, third eye, the single eye… In order to withdraw our attention and focus it on this point, mind must be controlled and stilled. Sit in one pose, and move not your head, limbs or eyes. Sit straight but relaxed with no tension in the body below. Sit still, please. Close your eyes as in sleep, and look sweetly, lovingly, intently into the middle of the darkness lying in front of you. You will see a dark veil. That which sees the dark veil within, without the help of your physical eyes, is the inner eye.
~ Kirpal Singh


The Universe is saying: Allow me to flow through you unrestricted, and you will see the greatest magic you have ever seen.
~ Klaus Joehle


Take away the right to say ‘fuck’ and you take away the right to say ‘fuck the government.’
–Lenny Bruce (13 Oct 1925 - 3 Aug 1966)


Precious light is protected, harbored in the souls of unicorns, the most mystical of all creatures. There’s no creature with more power or magic. As long as they roam the earth, evil cannot harm the pure of heart.
-Legend (1985)


God is Within: The enlightened should contemplate that his soul is endowed with Boundless Energy. Whatever is the Supreme Soul, so am I. Whatever is my essential nature is the essence of Supreme Soul. Therefore, I am fitted for meditating on my inner Supreme Soul – none other.
~ Lord Mahavira, Jainism


If you have the idea that you are something with form, that you are limited by this body, and that being within this body you have to see through these eyes, God and the world also will appear to you as form. If you realize you are without form, that you are unlimited, that you alone exist, that you are the eye, the infinite eye, what is there to be seen apart from the infinite eye? Apart from the eye, there is nothing to be seen. There must be a seer for an object to be seen, and there must be space, time, etc. But if the Self alone exists, it is both seer and seen, and above seeing or being seen.
~ Maharishi Ramanna


There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it. If you don’t understand this, you will try to figure out which of the many things the voice says is really you. People go through so many changes in the name of ‘trying to find myself.’ They want to discover which of these voices, which of these aspects of their personality, is who they really are. The answer is simple: none of them.
~ Michael A. Singer., The Untethered Soul


There may arise a profound shift in perspective where it is realized beyond a doubt always that there are there are no separate things Nor separate moments Nor any separate person apart from this seamless stream All there is is in uninterrupted indivisible symphony of perception and the simultaneous inseparable recognition of it.
~ Nancy Neithercut


Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.
~ Pablo Casals


The most fundamental scientific ‘fact’ is not the existence of a universe of things in space and time but awareness of such a universe. Awareness is not a ‘thing’ that can evolve from or arise out of an unaware or insentient universe of things. On the contrary all things in the universe emerge and take shape out of a universal awareness.
~ Peter Wilberg, The Awareness Principle


Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


If you really want to examine your strength, see how many times a day you are disturbed.
~ Rama Swami


Consciousness has produced this play. Consciousness has written the script. Consciousness is playing all the characters and Consciousness is witnessing the play. It’s a one man show.
~ Ramesh Balsekar


Whatever is manifested is merely an appearance in consciousness experienced through Maya. And Maya is a concept brought in only to prove the main premise of the unicity of the Absolute, which is pure subjectivity without the slightest touch of any objectivity or duality.
~ Ramesh Balsekar


Consciousness, awareness, the great potential, whatever name you want to give it, is always here. It is what everything is. There is really no personal doership. The idea of a separate person is an erroneous belief, a belief in that sense of separation. So then, who is superior? Who is inferior? What is there to be afraid of? Who do I need to hate or resent? Consciousness is all there is.
~ Sailor Bob


Without love, there is no spiritual path. The path lives in love. With intensification of love, one comes in contact with the True Sound, And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss.
– Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar


There never was or ever will be anything but love, expressing itself infinitely.
~ Sant Jnaneswar of Maharashtra


Riches or poverty depends on the absence or presence of desires, respectively. He who has no desires is the richest, and the so-called richest is the poorest if his desires are not fulfilled. He who does not need anything is a sovereign.
~ Sawan Singh


Stories or Direct Experience? Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of our direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.
- Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation


The art of concentration is a continual letting go. We let go of what is inessential or distracting. We let go of a thought or a feeling, not because we are afraid of it or because we can’t bear to acknowledge it as part of our experience; but, because it is unnecessary.
~ Sharon Salzberg, Unplug: For an Hour, a Day, or a Weekend.


The first and the most important thing is to know that life is one and immortal. Only the forms, countless in number, are transient and brittle. The life everlasting is independent of any form but manifests itself in all forms. Life then does not die… but the forms are dissolved.
~ Sri Aurobindo


The first and the most important thing is to know that life is one and immortal. Only the forms, countless in number, are transient and brittle. The life everlasting is independent of any form but manifests itself in all forms. Life then does not die… but the forms are dissolved.
~ Sri Aurobindo


Infinite, we are free from death; for life then becomes a play of our immortal existence. We are free from weakness; for we are the whole sea enjoying the myriad shock of its waves.
~ Sri Aurobindo Ghose


The earth turns on its orbit for You. The oceans ebb and flow for You. The birds sing for You. The sun rises and it sets for You. The stars come out for You. Every beautiful thing you see, every wondrous thing you experience, is all there, for You. Take a look around. None of it can exist, without You. No matter who you thought you were, now you the Truth of Who You Really Are. You are the master of the Universe. You are the heir to the kingdom. You are the perfection of Life.
~ The Secret


Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.


i took dorita for a boat ride down the river. i planed to read her some poetry and declare my love to her. but when we passed the old cemetery down the river we saw dead men. they had come out their grave and were dancing, gathering flowers and waving to us. dorita was so frightened that i though she’d never accept my proposal after this ride. however, thank to the virgin of guadalupe she agreed to marry me despite everything.


For a lot of us if we didn’t suffer we’d be lost. Sometimes our strongest sense of who we are comes from being treated unjustly… and if we were to deny ourselves that perverse pleasure, we’d feel lost.
~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu


Liberation is the realization of the total non-existence of the universe. This is different from a mere denial of the existence of the ego and the universe! The latter is only half-knowledge. Liberation is to realize that all this is pure consciousness.
~Yogavasistham











































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