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There never was a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings. Nor is there any future in which we shall cease to be. Bhaghavad-Gita (500 B.C.E.)

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The kingdom of Heaven is within you, and whosoever knoweth himself shall find it. Gospel Of Thomas (110)

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Lovers do not themselves seek and yearn. In all the world there is no one seeking but He! Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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"Die and become," that is, "Die to this existence and be reborn on a higher level." Goethe (1749)

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"Has the road an end or not?" He answered: "The road has an end, but the stations have no end, for the journey is twofold, one to God and one in God." Fariduddin Attar (1120)

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The true man of God sits in the midst of his fellow men, and rises and eats and sleeps and marries and buys and sells and gives and takes in the bazaars and spends the days with other people, and yet never forgets God even for a single moment. Abu Sa'id Ibn Abi'l Khayr (967)

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Come, let us go into the body of that light. Let us live in the cleanliness of that song. Let us throw off the pieces of the world like clothing and enter naked into wisdom. For this is what all hearts pray for when they cry, "Thy will be done." Thomas Merton (1915)

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Sharing in the divine fullness is such that it makes whoever achieves it ever greater, more illimitable, so as never to cease growing. Because the spring of all reality flows ceaselessly, the being of anyone who shares in it is increased in grandeur by all that springs up within, so that the capacity for receiving grows along with the abundance of good gifts received. Gregory Of Nissa (395 B.C.E.)

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That our sanctification did not depend upon changing our works, but in doing that for God's sake which we commonly do for our own. Brother Lawrence (1611)

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When your presence flooded me with its light I hoped that within it I might find Ultimate Reality at its most tangible. But now that I have in fact laid hold on you, you who are utter consistency, and feel myself borne by you I realize that my deepest hidden desire was not to possess you, but to be possessed. Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881)

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I know that for the right practice of it (The presence of the Lord) the heart must be empty of all other things, because God will possess the heart alone; and as He cannot possess it alone without emptying it of all besides, so neither can he act there, and do in it what he pleases, unless it be left vacant to Him. Brother Lawrence (1611)

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My unassisted heart is barren clay,
That of its native self can nothing feed;

Of Good and pious works Thou art the seed,
That quickens only where Thou sayest it may;

Unless Thou show to us Thine own true way
No man can find it; Father! Thou must lead.
Michelangelo (1475)

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When you travel to the Celestial City, carry no letters of introduction. When you knock, ask to see God, none of the servants. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

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I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details. Albert Einstein (1879)

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He to whom time is like eternity, and eternity like time, is free. Jacob Boehme (1575)

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True education is to learn how to think, not what to think. If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being -- free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies -- and therefore you can find out what religion is. J. Krishnamurti (1895)

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Die before you die. Muhammed (570)

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These dealings of God in your life lead you to true freedom. This freedom, however, does not lead you into irresponsibility. You will still fulfill your required duties. This freedom will bring you to doing the things that God desires of you. After all, you have discovered you are in God. Jeanne Guyon (1647)

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Discovering this the mind becomes whole: the split between I and me, man and the world, the ideal and the real, comes to an end. Paranoia, the mind beside itself, becomes metanoia, the mind with itself and so free from itself. Alan Watts (1915)

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A mind that is truly free has reached the state in which opposites are seen as empty. This is the only freedom. Hui-Hai (730)

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The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. Albert Einstein (1879)

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Steadily he approaches the point where what is unknown is not a mere blank space in a web of words but a window in the mind, a window whose name is not ignorance but wonder. Alan Watts (1915)

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But when people are told to seek God within, it is like telling them to go to another planet. What is farther away and more unknown than the bottom of your own heart? Francois Fenelon (1651)

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If nothing that can be seen can either be God or represent Him to us as He is, then to find God we must pass beyond everything that can be seen and enter into darkness. Since nothing that can be heard is God, to find Him we must enter into silence. Since God cannot be imagined, anything our imagination tells us about Him is ultimately a lie and therefore we cannot know Him as He really is unless we pass beyond everything that can be imagined and enter into an obscurity without images and without the likeness of any created thing. Thomas Merton (1915)

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Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller (1880)

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