Share in the accounts and discoveries of the many individuals who, just like you, set out to find new, true answers that could stand up to the test of passing time with its ever-changing conditions. Welcome these inward and uplifting thoughts as if they were your own, for in one sense… they are.
The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depends upon the future. We let go of the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance — and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Faith is a conviction of the reality of the things which we do not see. Through faith we understand that the world came into being and still exists at the command of God, so that what is seen does not owe its existence to that which is visible.
Each heart is a world. You find all within yourself that you find without. The world that surrounds you is the magic glass of the world within you.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
If a man would find the Key of Knowledge, let him find himself.
Consciousness of error is, to a certain extent, a consciousness of understanding, and correction of error is the plainest proof of energy and mastery.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The knowledge of God without that of man’s misery causes pride. The knowledge of man’s misery without that of God causes despair.
If thou but settest foot on this path, thou shalt see it everywhere.
The wish to untie, through understanding of their true nature, the chains of selfishness and sensuality — this is the yearning for freedom.
Do not sit at home, do not go to the forest,
But recognize mind wherever you are.
When one abides in complete and perfect enlightenment,
Where is Samsara and where is Nirvana?
We must follow, not force Providence.
A quiet mind knows the answer, which means we must cease to fight anxiously for the answer.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
It is most important for anyone who is capable of higher and nobler thoughts to keep his mind from being so completely engrossed with private affairs and ungracious troubles as to let them take up all his attention and crowd out worthier matters, for that is, in a very real sense, to lose sight of the true end of life.
Bring all of yourself to his door. Bring only a part, and you’ve brought nothing at all.
The One is ever present. Even in those moments when your natural mind (ego) shrouds you in deception and despair, The One is there urging you to light, to love and to Life.
Why are you attached to any one book, or to the words and ways of one saint when he himself tells you to let them go and walk in simplicity? To hang on to him as if to make a method of him is to contradict him and to go in the opposite direction to the one in which he would have you travel.
In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn… all things tell of Tirawa.
When you know that you are eternal you can play your true role in time. When you know you are divine you can become completely human. When you know you are one with God you are free to become absolutely yourself, individual and holy and my child.
All writings, both of secular and of divine wisdom, yield instruction when effort is applied.
No man can see over his own height. Let me explain what I mean. You cannot see in another man any more than you have in yourself. Your own level strictly determines the extent to which he comes within your understanding. If your intelligence is unawakened, mental qualities in another, even though they be of the highest kind, will have no effect on you at all… his higher mental qualities will no more exist for you than colors exist for those who cannot see.
When we meet with the self thus purified… even while here below, we have attained the heights, and need no further guidance.