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Dare to be wise!
Be teachable. That is the whole secret.
In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. As soon as you compare that shadow with the shadows of other people, you lose all joy, because you have begun to trade in unrealities, and there is no joy in things that do not exist.
The Earth and myself are of one mind.
The Way that can be named is not the Way.
You hurt people outside of you because you hurt inside of you.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact.
Easy is the descent into the lower world. Night and day the door of glowing dis stands open. But to recall thy steps and pass out to the upper air, this is the task, this is the work.
In yourself lies the sweetness of your charm, from you does it blossom, in you it sojourns, within you it rests, in your own self you must search for the jubilant quality of your conscience. For that reason Solomon says, “Drink water out of your own cistern and the streams out of your own well.”
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion — all in one.
God is intelligence occupied with knowing itself.
We become so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that at last we are disguised to ourselves.
A man must relate himself to new forces, coming from that which he has not realized, through seeing things differently, through touching ideas that have transforming power and that can only be proved by his own experience of them and never evidentially by an appeal to the outer world of the sense.
The mountain veiled in mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow.
I had come to the conclusion a long time ago that there was no escape from the labyrinth of contradictions in which we live except by an entirely new road, unlike anything hitherto known or used by us.
God hath framed the mind of man as a mirror of glass, capable of the image of the universal world, and joyful to receive the impression thereof, as the eye joyeth to receive light.
That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.
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.
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?