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All day long a little burro labors, sometimes with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries about things that bother only burros. And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting than physical labor. Once in a while a kind monk comes to her stable and brings a pear, but more than that, he looks into the burro ?s eyes and touches her ears and for a few seconds the burro is free and even seems to laugh, because love does that. Love frees. Meister Eckhart (1260)
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)
God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal......... God is the parent mind and man is God's spiritual offspring. Mary Baker Eddy (1821)
To be united with the Beloved is to love all, for in all dwelleth the Beloved. J. Krishnamurti (1895)
More radiant than the sun, purer than the snow, subtler than the ether, is the Self, the spirit within my heart. I am that Self, that Self am I. Ancient Prayer
Be still and know that I am God. Old Testament
Arise, shine, thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Old Testament
Be certain in the religion of Love there are no believers or unbelievers. Love embraces all. Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)
I am this world and I eat this world. Who knows this, knows. Upanishads (800 B.C.E.)
God is intelligence occupied with knowing itself. Meister Eckhart (1260)
Silence is a source of Great Strength. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)
I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. Mary Baker Eddy (1821)
How small the mind of man to comprehend the great,
The Good, the Infinite, the Mind of God;
With what impetuosity he rushes in
To tell how God does this, thinks that, feels so,
All based upon his own mentality so tried:
He separates the acts of God from God himself,
As he distinguished the thinker from the object thought;
Nor does he understand the single basic law
When God conceives, then got the Concept is,
And when he Thinks, the Thinking, Thought and God are one;
When God creates, then God Creation is,
the Will, the Thought, the Act, each one is God Himself;
No time is there when they existed Not,
Just as no time is there when God Himself was not,
No time He will not be, for God is Time,
And yet in Him no Time exists, for God's timelessness.
Michael Dylan (1957)
You grieve for those for whom you should not grieve. The wise grieve neither for the living nor the dead. Never at any time was I not, nor thou, nor these princes of man, nor shall we ever cease to be. The unreal has no being, the real never ceases to be. Bhaghavad-Gita (500 B.C.E.)
The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
How does the ocean become the king of all rivers and streams? Because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)
By humility, out of an enemy He has made a friend, which is more than to have created a new earth. Meister Eckhart (1260)
Let them know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.
The Lord is my light and my salvation so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Old Testament
The Void is that which stands right in the middle of "this" and "that." The void is all inclusive, having no opposite - there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is a living void, because all forms come out of it and whoever realizes the void is filled with life and power and the love of all things. Bruce Lee (1940)
And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare (1564)
Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)
He raises the afflicted from a dunghill
For he will settle him with the Rulers of the people.
My Father supports me, protects me, and directs me in all things. His care for me is infinite, and is with me forever. I am eternally blessed as His Son. A Course In Miracles (1975)
"The greatest of all crosses is self. -- If we die in part every day, we shall have but little to do on the last. -- These little daily deaths will destroy the power of the final dying. "- Francois Fenelon
"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope. For hope would be hope for the wrong thing. "- T. S. Eliot
"I was born when all I once feared, I could love. "- Rabia Of Basra
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. "- C. S. Lewis
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. "- American Indian
""Is there anything that I can do to make myself enlightened?" "As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning." "Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?" "To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise." "- Anthony De Mello
"If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's Gift!), If you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, If you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, You will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, To know when you can get no further by your own action, This is the right beginning! "- Thomas Merton
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