Anthony de Mello (1931 – 1987)

Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987)

Anthony de Mello Quote – “Though everything is a mess, all is well…”

Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence. You know, all mystics — Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, […]

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Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987)

Anthony de Mello Quote – “We don’t have to quarrel about a word…”

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 – 1987)

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Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987)

Anthony de Mello Quote – “Just look, and all will be revealed…”

“Don’t look for God,” the Master said. “Just look, and all will be revealed.” “But how is one to look?” “Each time you look at anything, see only what is there and nothing else.” The disciples were bewildered, so the Master made it simpler: “For instance: when you look at the moon, see the moon and nothing else.” “What else could […]

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Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987)

Anthony de Mello Quote – “Is there anything that I can do to make myself enlightened?…”

“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 (1931 – 1987)

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