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It is necessary to study the mind itself, mind studying mind. We know that there is the power of the mind called reflective. I am talking to you; at the same time I am standing aside, as it were, a second person, and knowing and hearing what I am talking. You work and think at the same time, another portion of your mind stands by and sees what you are talking. The powers of the mind should be concentrated and turned back upon itself, and as the darkest places reveal their secrets before the penetrating rays of the sun, so will this concentrated mind penetrate its own innermost secrets... it will all be revealed to us. Vivekananda (1863)

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.E.)

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To find the permanent amid all the changes of life, and, having found it, adhere to it under all circumstances--this only is true happiness, this only is salvation and lasting peace. James Allen (1864)

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We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And to know that place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot (1888)

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He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me, in those who harbor such thoughts hatred will never leave. . . For hatred ceases not by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. Dhammapada (200)

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Love's conqueror is he whom love conquers. Hakim Sanai (1080)

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Such is the nature of man,
that for your first gift--he prostrates himself;
for your second--kisses your hand;
for the third--fawns;
for the fourth--just nods his head once;
for the fifth--becomes too familiar;
for the sixth--insults you;
and for the seventh--sues you because he was not
given enough.
George Gurdjieff (1866)

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All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so them; for this is the law and the prophets. Jesus Christ (4 B.C.E.)

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This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. Mahabharata (540 B.C.E.)

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When you know yourselves, then you will be known and you will understand that you are children of the living father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you dwell in poverty, and you are poverty. Gospel Of Thomas (110)

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Those whose minds are attracted to my invisible nature have a great labor to encounter, because an invisible path is difficult to be found by corporal beings. Bhaghavad-Gita (500 B.C.E.)

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If you walk toward Him, He comes to you running. Muhammed (570)

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But if you keep quiet, and desist from thinking and feeling with your own personal selfhood, then will the eternal hearing, seeing, and speaking become revealed to you, and God will see and hear and perceive through you. Jacob Boehme (1575)

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O Lord, I cannot plead my love of thee. I plead thy love of me, The shallow conduit hails the unfathomed sea. Christina Rossetti (1830)

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When thou givest to God thy nothingness, he gives to thee His All. Abu I'Hasin Khurqani

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The only way to avoid death is not to be born in the first place. In death there is union with the Beloved. The real skill is to reach the secret of death before dying. John Algeo (1933)

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We don't have to quarrel about a word, because "God" is only a word, a concept. One never quarrels about reality; we only quarrel about opinions, about concepts, about judgments. Drop your concepts, drop your opinions, drop your prejudices, drop your judgments, and you will see that. Anthony De Mello (1931)

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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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"Self-government is indeed, the noblest rule on earth; the object of a loftier ambition than the possession of crowns or sceptres. The truest conquest is where the soul is bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. The monarch of his own mind is the only real potentate."

- Edward Caird

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- Lao Tse

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