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What guarantee is there that the five senses, taken together, do cover the whole of possible existence? They cover simply our actual experience, our human knowledge of facts or events. There are gaps between the fingers; there are gaps between the senses. In these gaps is the darkness which hides the connection between things... this darkness is the source of our vague fear and anxiety, but also the home of the gods. They alone see the connections, the total relevance of everything that happens; that which now comes to us in bits and pieces, the accidents which exist only in our heads, in our limited perceptions. Idris Parry (1916)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. Walker Percy (1916)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Think about each word, each sentence that you speak and each thought you receive, whether they are worthy to be admitted! And think about everything in detail whether you have acted correctly! Call yourself to order daily, that is to say, to God! Reprimand yourself! Bruno Groening (1906)

Date added: 03/14/2012

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Christ (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/13/2012

The thing about our choices is that after we have made them, they turn around and make us. Anonymous

Date added: 03/13/2012

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Emily Dickenson (1830)

Date added: 03/06/2012

Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and reality will shine forth by itself. Ramana Maharshi (1879)

Date added: 03/12/2012

God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your own presently lived experience, Self-Inquiry is the one direct and immediate way. Ramana Maharshi (1879)

Date added: 03/12/2012

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. Confucius (551 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/12/2012

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible -- not to have run away. Dag Hammarskjold (1905)

Date added: 03/06/2012

Give me understanding, and I shall live. Psalm (119)

Date added: 11/08/2011

To those who awake, there is one world in common, but to those who are asleep, each is withdrawn to a private world of his own. Heraclitus (535 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The Indian believes profoundly in silence -- the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his self-hood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence. What are the fruits of silence? They are self control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character. Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), Santee Sioux (1858)

Date added: 09/25/2011

We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets, that hereafter he will give every man a spirit home according to his deserts. This I believe, and all my people believe the same. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1840)

Date added: 09/25/2011

From ignorance of oneself, the world appears, and by knowledge of oneself it appears no longer. Hinduism

Date added: 05/05/2012

One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900)

Date added: 07/19/2012

We must eradicate from the soul
all fear and terror of what
comes towards man
out of the future.
We must acquire serenity
in all feelings and sensations
about the future.

We must look forward
with absolute equanimity
to everything that may come.
And we must think only that
whatever comes is given to us
by a world-directive
full of wisdom.

It is part of what we
must learn in this age,
namely, to live out of pure
trust, without any security
in existence.
Trust in the ever present
help of the spiritual world.

Truly, nothing else will do
if our courage is not to fail us.

And let us seek the awakening
from within ourselves,
every morning
and every evening.
Rudolf Steiner (1861)

Date added: 01/08/2013

And this is a miracle: the moment that you realize that there is no way to make a home, then this whole existence is home. Then wherever you are, you are at home. A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 01/17/2013

Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in them now. A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 04/13/2013

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)

Date added: 06/25/2013

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. Carl Jung (1875)

Date added: 06/25/2013

Let them know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.
Old Testament

Date added: 07/10/2013

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison (1847)

Date added: 10/04/2013

God will not tell you that you should desire Him above all else, because He wants your love to be freely given,without "prompting." That is the whole secret in the game of this universe. He who created us yearns for our love. He wants us to give it spontaneously, without His asking. Our love is the one thing God does not possess, unless we choose to bestow it. So, you see, even the Lord has something to attain: our love. And we shall never be happy until we give it. Paramhansa Yogananda (1893)

Date added: 01/16/2014

Five Remembrances Buddhist monks chant each day: I will lose my youth, my health, my loved ones, everything I hold dear and, finally, life itself ...by the very nature of being human. Buddhism (500 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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