More Short Quotes
"Self is the opaque veil that hides the Face of God from
It can be removed only in spiritual experience, never by mere instruction."
A. W. Tozer
"The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words.
They're not the Way. The Way is wordless. Words are illusions...
Don't cling to appearances, and you'll break through all barriers..."
"When you give it all up, you get it all.
You end up losing absolutely nothing, other than some well cherished opinions
Dennis Genpo Merzel
"Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your
integral nature will appear."
Hua Hu Ching
"Look at this window: it is nothing but a hole in the
but because of it the whole room is full of light.
So when the faculties are empty, the heart is full of light."
"Nothing makes man more unhappy than the untruth appearing
as the truth."
"The brain was a perfect physical instrument. It served the consciousness of man
and woman and the will of the earth. Nothing suffered from its activities. Today
the instrument has taken over. The servant has usurped the master's role."
"I say unto you that suffering is not
holding you, you are holding suffering.... And when you become good at the art
of letting sufferings go, then you'll come to realize what you were dragging
around with you. And for that, no one else other than you was responsible....
The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival...because when
you are unhappy, you also throw unhappiness all around."
formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
"I am only acting as a mirror to your life, in which
you can see yourself as you are;
then you can throw away the mirror; the mirror is not important."
"Man cannot come to Truth through any organization, through any creed, through
any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or
psychological technique. He has to find it through the understanding of the
contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual
analysis or introspective dissection."
"In your meditation today....
May your body be still and comfortable....
May your head, neck and trunk be aligned....
May your breath be smooth, slow, serene, with no pauses....
May the flow of thoughts in your mind not disturb you....
May your meditation today bring you peace, happiness, and bliss...."
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati (Swami J)
"The mind by which choices are made
also divides the universe
so that choices are needed."
Bharati (Swami J)
"Love is what is left
when you've let go
of all the things you love."
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati (Swami J)
"The Sanskrit word for 'action' is
'karma', derived from the root 'kri' which means 'to do'.
One does action and gets remunerated for it, in turn transferring
this remuneration to others for work done by them.
Thus, fruit has arisen out of action, and action out of fruit.
From time immemorial, life has been conducted in this manner.
This is called the wheel of karma.
To act with the motive of gaining fruits is to invite bondage.
Relinquishing the fruits frees us from all miseries."
"Advice is what we ask for when we
already know the answer but wish we didn't."
"The soul always knows what to do to
heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind."
"An affirmation is a strong, positive
statement that something is already so."
"Love blinds us to faults, hatred to
Moshe ibn Ezra, "Shirat Yisrael"
"When you hold on to your anger, it
becomes like a ball & chain,
holding you captive by the object of your anger."
"If you desire to know where your
spiritual work lies; Look to your emotional pain."
"Wisdom of The Heart"
"Love and attachment are two different
things. Love means giving
selflessly, excluding none and including all. Attachment is possessing
something. In reality, it is bondage. There is a vast difference
between love and attachment. Western people say, "How can you live
without attachment?" Well, you can live wonderfully without
attachment. You can live on love. Love and attachment are poles
apart. One is the cause of freedom. The other is the cause of bondage."
"Let the dignity of one's friends be as
dear and precious to you as your own."
Pirke Avot 2:15
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed at
the things that you
didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream.
"First your teacher introduces you to
the real teacher within you,
which is called your own conscience. Then you start counseling
within: "I should not do this because it is not helpful. This is
creating an obstacle for me." The teacher inspires you, gives you
strength--that strength which is already within you. The teacher
introduces you to your own conscience and says, "My child, look
within and be guided by this."
"At its heart, the spiritual journey is
about surrender, letting go.
It's about letting go of our attachments and our fears,
letting go of all the pushing and pulling we do to try
and make things be the way our minds tell us they 'ought' to be."
"The root of all disturbance, if one
will go to
its source, is that no one will blame himself."
Dorotheus of Gaza
"What you have is all His Gift to you.
What you do with what you have is your Gift to Him."
Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993)
"Relationships should be a freeing experience rather than
They should be an energy giver rather than an energy drainer.
It should be that the person you're with enriches you and you enrich him/her.
You don't approach relationships from lack and need.
If you are looking at your partner to fulfill you as a human being, you're in
"Music bypasses logic and communicates directly to the soul..."
"...establishing binding ethical principles is possible
we take as our starting point the observation
that we all desire happiness and wish to avoid suffering."
"Courage is not the absence of fear
but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
"Patience is trusting in God's timing"
"Only one thing has to change for us to
know happiness in our lives:
where we focus our attention."
"You really do not need to know many
but you definitely need to practice what you know."
Swami Rama - 'The
Art of Joyful Living'
"There is in every true woman's heart a
spark of heavenly fire,
which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity;
but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
"In truth, for people of all
ages...healing is a process, recovery is a choice!"
"The past situation has just occurred
and the future situation has not yet manifested itself so there is a gap between
the two. This is basically the 'bardo' (life between life) experience. This is
the place where your life is reviewed - where you get another chance to let life
teach you and end the cycle of pain."
"Thoughts that are true create their own
likeness. Those that are false make theirs."
A Course In Miracles
"Cautious, careful people, always
casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring
about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything
or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and
out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates,
and bear the consequences."
Susan B. Anthony
"The moment we begin to fear the
opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from
motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light
and life no longer flow into our souls."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"Today I was wondering if insane people
actually know they are insane or not. Reason is, sometimes I think I am, or
going there! But I know it; that's the thing. Or I think I know it...so I worry
about that. I mean do you have to NOT think you're insane to be insane? I almost
don't want to know the answer to that!"
"Healing requires that you admit the
truth about yourself."
“The greatest gift you can give those
you love is the example of your own life working.”
My name is “I AM”
“Those who are desperately lonely and love-starved are living in an artificial
hell of their own creation.
They are lonely and love-starved only because they demand that everyone else
prove they love them first.”
“The Universe is our mirror: it is to us, as we are to it.”
“All people are doing the best they can, everywhere, always. No exceptions.
At all times, there is only good.”
“Love or fear, which do you choose?”
“If our beliefs are responsible for our lives, then we can change our belief
If we change our beliefs, our perceptions and actions will necessarily change.”
The Source of All That Is.
“There never was a time when I was not,
Nor you, nor these rulers of men,
Nor will there ever be a time when all of us will cease to be.”
“When we accept others as they are, they
When I accept myself as I am, I change.”
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