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OfflineChaostoOrder
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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: Freedom]
    #11931340 - 01/30/10 06:01 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

Good man of natural medicine once told me , Regarding Sweat Ceremonies in Lakota culture....
"Theres a difference between suffering and Sacrifice:  When you sacrifice you give something up and thats it your done with it, but to suffer you have no choice and your prayers to tunkasila are more sincere cause you are in a humbled state and you have no choice but to give all you got."


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: ChaostoOrder]
    #11946103 - 02/02/10 02:36 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind."

"You know you are a Mystic when you wake up one day and ask, am I crazy or are they?"

"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness, and worship without awareness."

Anthony de Mello


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: ChaostoOrder]
    #11946843 - 02/02/10 09:28 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"I have yet to figure out whether it is I am that am crazy, or the world."

-Albert Einstein


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: TeamAmerica]
    #11963648 - 02/04/10 06:14 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Not all spiritual but I believe that most of these help expand the mind which is good enough.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to percieve with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein


Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. - Albert Einstein...


Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die. - Tao Te Ching...

By means of meditation we can teach our minds to be calm and balanced; within this calmness is a richness and a potential, an inner knowledge which can render our lives boundlessly satisfying and meaningful. While the mind may be what traps us in unhealthy patterns of stress and imbalance, it is also the mind which can free us. Through meditation, we can tap the healing qualities of mind. - Tarthang Tulku...


There seem to two kinds of searchers: those who seek to make their ego something other than it is, i.e. holy, happy, unselfish (as though you could make a fish unfish), and those who understand that all such attempts are just gesticulation and play-acting, that there is only one thing that can be done, which is to disidentify themselves with the ego, by realizing its unreality, and by becoming aware of their eternal identity with pure being. - Fingers Pointing Toward the Moon by Wei Wu Wei...


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes...


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin


I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

"Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, and the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you."
-Sheng-yen

"Some of the ego's strategies are extremely clever, yet they never truly solve any of its problems, simply because the ego itself is the problem."
- Eckhart Tolle

"Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies."

"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.--Homer

I have argued that every human being is born with an innate drive to experience altered states of consciousness periodically -- in particular to learn how to get away from ordinary ego-centered consciousness. I have also explained my intuition that this drive is a most important factor in our evolution, both as individuals and as a species. No ordinary experiences are vital to us because they are expressions of our unconscious minds, and the integration of conscious and unconscious experience is the key to life, health, and spiritual development, and fullest use of our nervous systems. - Andrew Weil, M.D.

He who finds a thought that enables him to obtain a slightly deeper glimpse into the eternal secrets of nature has been given great grace. - Albert Einstein

When you give a shilling to a beggar - do you realize that you are giving it to yourself? When you help a lame dog over a stile - do you realize that you yourself are being helped? When you kick a man when he is down - do you realize that you are kicking yourself? Give him another kick - if you deserve it! - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei...

The world is like a ride at an amusement park. It goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride ..." And we ... kill those people. Ha ha, "Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. Jesus murdered; Martin Luther King murdered; Malcolm X murdered; Gandhi murdered; John Lennon murdered; Reagan ... wounded. But it doesn't matter because: It's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love.

The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. Thank you very much, you've been great.


Bill Hicks


"Faith is believing something you know ain't true." - Mark Twain

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." - George Bernard Shaw

"Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw."
-- unknown

"A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents."

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
  - Blaise Pascal

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Gandhi

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
  - Dwight D. Eisenhower


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."


He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
  - Rudyard Kipling

"No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power" -P.J. O'Rourke


"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." -Robert A. Heinlein


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: Spiralout112]
    #11971499 - 02/05/10 07:04 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"Please see that I want nothing from you. It is in your own interest that I speak, because above all you love yourself, you want yourself secure and happy. Don't be ashamed of it, don't deny it. It is natural and good to love oneself. Only you should know exactly what do you love. It is not the body that you love, it is Life - perceiving, feeling, thinking, doing, loving, striving, creating. It is that Life which you love, which is you, which is all. Realize it in its totality, beyond all divisions and limitations, and all your desires will merge in it, for the greater contains the smaller. Therefore, find yourself, for in finding that you find all."

- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: Lion]
    #11977862 - 02/06/10 07:56 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell, whereas spirituality is for people like me who have been there" -Dave Mustaine


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: GoshAllMighty]
    #11988174 - 02/08/10 02:01 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"Awareness is not on the other side of working through some process. Awareness is that in which the idea of working through some process to get somewhere arises & is perceived"

"This is an atomic discovery!"

Mooji


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: Chronic7]
    #12003409 - 02/10/10 03:52 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"The saints of today are the sinners of the past"


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: soldatheero]
    #12010954 - 02/11/10 06:04 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Your wisdom naturally arises
and you don’t differentiate suffering and joy
Actually, this joy and this suffering..
they are the same.
The same.

Quiescence and action you can’t separate
Don’t distinguish these, there is no difference
Work with one mind
with one mind, all of this is done in no time
isn’t that right?
All of this is the practice
it’s not just sitting quietly somewhere
All of this is balanced and tranquil
even work is very calm
don’t think this or thatwhen you work,
just work

Practitioners are working towards liberation
The Buddha said there’s too much suffering in this world
so we all want to become buddhas
You can live a hundred yearsor live a thousand years…
The buddhas and bodhisattvas will take care of you
But the purpose of this life is to become a Buddha
People eat dirt, dirt eats people
no matter what you do, we must return to this earth
none of this is real, everything returns to this

If you see through this world and let go of it
this is wisdom
if you see through it, but don’t let go…
that’s just “talking Zen”

“ten thousand things
all in this breath
grasping hold of emptiness
there’s really nothing to say”

“Ten thousand things, all in this breath…”
why are people in this world so busy?
just for this one breath
they say, “busy, busy, mine, mine….”
busy a whole lifetime for “Me”
when this breath is cut off..
you let go of the whole universe
why not let go from the start?

There’s nothing real from the start
everyday, morning to night, gathering things..
big and small, valuables...
money, name and recognition...
gathering it all up into your lap
like you're holding the golden key
busy your whole life for nothing
acting like a thief
why not put all this energy to liberation?
put this mind to the Path
everyone in the world is controlled by this
shed this control and then you'll be free, content
liberated

The Lengyan scriptures say
"though there are words to speak, none of these are real"
talk and talk, like flowers falling from heaven...
it's all worthless
and so, "there is really nothing to say"
If you think what you are grasping is real...
there's no good in that
you can't take it with you


- Buddhist hermits of Zhongnan Mountain



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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: rebus_minus]
    #12017880 - 02/12/10 06:56 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

^Love it.


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My solitude...
My shield...
My armour...

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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: circastes]
    #12017957 - 02/12/10 07:08 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge and Delight & bright glory, and stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. To worship me take wine and strange drugs whereof I will tell my prophet, & be drunk thereof! They shall not harm ye at all! It is a lie, this folly against self. The exposure of innocense is a lie. Be strong, o man! Lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear not that any God shall deny thee for this. I am alone. There is no God where I am.


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: deCypher]
    #12018099 - 02/12/10 07:29 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Fuck yea!


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: rebus_minus]
    #12020115 - 02/13/10 04:24 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Really nice rebus! :thumbup:


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: Chronic7]
    #12025304 - 02/14/10 12:53 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand,
but the passages that bother me are those I do understand."
— Mark Twain

JESUS ON SALT - Mark 9:50
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other."


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: DJ_avocado]
    #12027173 - 02/14/10 12:38 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
--Oscar Wilde


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: Chronic7] * 1
    #12030187 - 02/14/10 08:16 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"I have no reason to fight monkeys. This lesson has no value." - Cord "Circle of Iron"


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: deCypher]
    #12030244 - 02/14/10 08:28 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

deCypher said:
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
--Oscar Wilde




Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.

— W.H. Auden


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: GoshAllMighty]
    #12030418 - 02/14/10 09:01 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

GoshAllMighty you love donuts.  that was a beautiful poem.


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: DJ_avocado]
    #12049348 - 02/17/10 06:34 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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Re: Greatest Spiritual Quotes? [Re: deCypher]
    #12049376 - 02/17/10 06:38 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

“I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamed of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?” - Zhuangzi


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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