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If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison (1751)

Date added: 06/26/2012

If you made a list of everything you own, everything you think of as you, everything you prefer, that list would be the distance between you and the living truth. Stephen Levine (1937)

Date added: 12/12/2012

Be surprised at nothing. Let peace and stillness flood through you and envelop you completely in its cloak. Put on the whole armour of love - and yet feel, feel very deeply. Let tears flow, washing away impurities until you feel clean within and clean without. Become like an empty vessel ready to be filled with life's nectar. Eileen Caddy (1917)

Date added: 01/17/2013

I order you, O sleeper, to awake! I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you. Together we form only one person and we cannot be separated! Christian Homily

Date added: 01/31/2013

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Jesus Christ (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/23/2013

Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)

Date added: 04/23/2013

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

In deepest solitude
I found the narrow way;
a secret giving such release
that I was stunned and stammering
rising above all science.
St. John Of The Cross (1542)

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

Fear and faith cannot exist in the same space at the same time. Choose one. Gospel Of Philip (200)

Date added: 07/08/2014

Absolutely Clear

Don't surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,

My need of God
Hafez (1315)

Date added: 10/10/2014

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

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty Albert Einstein (1879)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The only sane thing to do with the world is to let it struggle with its own problems. You can do this only when seeing clearly that the world prefers to struggle painfully with its problems, never really wanting solutions. Vernon Howard (1918)

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

The great Architect of the universe conceived and produced a being endowed with both natures, the visible and the invisible. God created the human being, bringing its body forth from the pre-existing matter which he animated with his own Spirit... Thus in some way a new universe was born, small and great at one and the same time. God set this 'hybrid' worshipper on earth to contemplate the visible world, and to be initiated into the invisible; to reign over earth's creatures, and to obey orders from on high. He created a being at once earthly and heavenly, insecure and immortal, visible and invisible, halfway between greatness and nothingness, flesh and spirit at the same time... an animal en route to another native land, and, most mysterious of all, made to resemble God by simple submission to the divine will. Gregory Nazianzen (328)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Many think that dying to themselves is what causes them so much pain. But it is actually part of them that still lives that causes the problem. Death is only painful to you when you resist it. Your imagination exaggerates how bad death will be. Self-love fights with all of its strength to live. Die inwardly as well as outwardly. Let all that is not born of God within you die. Francois Fenelon (1651)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Suffering, if it does not diminish love, will transport you to the furthest shore. Buddha (560 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/25/2011

This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 03/14/2012

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

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran (1883)

Date added: 03/13/2012

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. Albert Einstein (1879)

Date added: 03/09/2012

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

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.)

Date added: 09/25/2011

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

Date added: 03/13/2012
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"By the accident of good fortune a man may rule the world for a time. But by virtue of love he may rule the world for ever. "

- Lao Tse

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"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! "

- Lao Tse

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