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Wisdom is so kind and wise that wherever you may look you can learn something about God.

Why would not the omnipresent teach that way?
St. Catherine Of Siena (1347)

Date added: 08/17/2018

If God said 'Rumi pay homage to everything that has helped you enter my arms'

There would not be one experience of my life, not one thought, not one feeling, not any act, I would not bow to.

Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

Date added: 08/17/2018

You cannot wander anywhere that will not aid you.

Anything you can touch ?God brought it into the classroom of your mind.
St. Francis Of Assisi (1181)

Date added: 08/17/2018

For when your spirit within yourself is able to penetrate inward through and beyond your own flesh and life, and is able to catch hold of the innermost moving of God, then you are clearly in Heaven. Jacob Boehme (1575)

Date added: 08/17/2018

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
Leonard Cohen (1934)

Date added: 06/05/2018

To come to the pleasure you have not
You must go by a way in which you enjoy not.
To come to the knowledge you have not
You must go by a way in which you know not.
To come to the possession you have not
You must go by a way in which you possess not.
To come to be what you are not
You must go by a way in which you are not.
St. John Of The Cross (1542)

Date added: 04/21/2018

Real knowledge
is the result
of paying attention!

Without customers,
are wasted!
Sufi Saying

Date added: 02/19/2018

It is merely that when a man has found something which he prefers to life, he then for the first time begins to live. G. K. Chesterton (1874)

Date added: 02/19/2018

The root of all moral obligation is the obligation to become capable of morality. Jacob Needleman (1934)

Date added: 01/15/2018

When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit rejoices for what it has found. Sufi Saying

Date added: 12/18/2017

The Fourth Striving: From the beginning of one's existence, to pay as quickly as possible for one's arising and individuality, in order afterward to be free to lighten as much as possible the sorrow of our Common Father. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 10/23/2017

Freedom is not a constant attribute which we either "have" or "have not." In fact, there is no such thing as "freedom" except as a word and an abstract concept. There is only one reality: the act of freeing ourselves in the process of making choices. In this process the degree of our capacity to make choices varies with each act, with our practice of life. Erich Fromm (1900)

Date added: 08/03/2017

Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo (1475)

Date added: 06/19/2017

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful , committed citizens can change the world ; indeed , it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead (1901)

Date added: 05/27/2017

Along the way to knowledge, many things are accumulated... Along the way to wisdom, many things are discarded. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 04/28/2017

I've never had a sorrow that one hour's reading wouldn't allay. Montesquieu (1689)

Date added: 04/21/2017

Wander all alone, with nothing to call upon, nothing to depend on, and God, who exists, will keep his promise to you. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 04/18/2017

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 04/06/2017

The spiritual path wrecks the body and afterwards restores it to health.

It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, and with that treasure builds it better than before.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

Date added: 04/06/2017

Who keeps one thing in view makes all things serve. Robert Browning (1812)

Date added: 02/13/2017

Because every thought enters the heart in the form of a mental image of some sensible object, the blessed light of the Divinity will illumine the heart only when it is completely empty of everything, and so free from all form. Indeed, this light reveals itself to the pure intellect in the measure to which the intellect is purged of all concepts. Philokalia (300)

Date added: 01/30/2017

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln (1809)

Date added: 01/30/2017

Ring the bell that still can ring.
Forget the perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen (1934)

Date added: 01/30/2017

I'm done with great things and big things, great intentions and big success, and I am all for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water. Yet which, if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of our pride. William James (1842)

Date added: 01/30/2017

Only the descent into hell of self-knowledge can pave the way to godliness. Immanuel Kant (1724)

Date added: 01/30/2017
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