Quotations, page 5

I am wedded to truth, not to consistency. Gandhi

Frustration is attachment to a goal. Ram Dass

Happiness is the way one goes, not something luminous at the end. Arthur C. Danto

Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live. Einstein

Even a learned man must bow before an illiterate Sage. The illiterate man is simply ignorant; the learned man is learnedly ignorant; the Sage is also ignorant, because there is nothing for him to know. Ramana Maharshi .

What is real is what we regularly talk about ...When we create a new way of talking about the world, we naturally create a new world. Bruce Gregory, Harvard astrophysicist

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why. Einstein

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Einstein

For every one step that you take in the pursuit of higher knowledge, take three steps in the perfection of your own character. Rudolph Steiner

The heights of the spirit can only be climbed by passing through the portals of humility. Rudolph Steiner

One experience is worth a thousand talks. Ajahn Brahmavamso

In the actions of the best men others find their rule of action. The path that a great man follows becomes a guide to the world. Bhagavad Gita .

He sets the seal of his divine nature to the grace he accords. Emerson, The Transcendentalist .

View the other community for the best within it. Rabbi David Rossen.

It is difficult to remain calm without losing power, but it is equally difficult to remain calm in the midst of activity. Koichi Tohei

There is no creature in this world so absorbed in the outer life in the world as man; so man, with greater capability of knowing, knows least of all creatures. Hazrat Inayat Khan

If it is zero degrees today and twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it tomorrow? An old conundrum

A narrow vision is divisive, a broad vision is expansive, but a supreme vision is all inclusive. Swami Tejomayananda, The Vision of Life

The are two kinds of lives, one is the life of 'values' and the other is the life of 'valuables'. Swami Tejomayananda, The Vision of Life

Actions are the louder expressions of thought. Swami Chinmayananda, The Vision of Life

If I meet a man and blame him for his shortcomings, I rob myself of power to attain higher knowledge; but if I try to enter lovingly into his merits, I gather such power. Rudolph Steiner

Look upon all suffering as growing pains.. Ajahn Brahmavamso

Our present work may be great or small yet the important thing is to do it well. Swami Chinmayananda, The Vision of Life

Man becomes high or low according to his deeds. Swami Chinmayananda, The Vision of Life

Great minds discuss ideas. Mediocre minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. Swami Chinmayananda, The Vision of Life

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen is the 'spirit of the valley', not the mountain. The only Zen you find on the tops of moutains is the Zen you bring up there. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Adapt each one of your actions, and frame each one of your words in such a way that you infringe upon no one's free-will. Rudolph Steiner

Every step's an effort, both physically and spiritually, because he imagines his goal to be external and distant. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

A goal makes you go further than you would otherwise have gone. Ajahn Brahmavamso

I've never met two miserable people who make each other happy. Fr. Laurence Freeman, Benedictine monk.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
Not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
Worse when they despise him.
But of a good leader who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will say: We did it ourselves. Lao-Tzu

I never go to bed without an hour, or half hour's previous reading of something moral, whereon to ruminate in the intervals of sleep. Thomas Jefferson

Difficulty arises when you try to escape the experience of something. Ease is present when you are willing to stop and meet whatever has been haunting you. Gangaji

You are free once you understand that your bondage is of your own making and you cease forging the chains that bind you. Nisargadatta Maharaj

When you finally, completely, face fear itself, it is nowhere to be found. Fear can never survive total meeting with conscious awareness. Gangaji

When you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

When someone respects you, it is not because you possess some virtues; it is because of their greatness. When you respect someone it shows your own magnanimity. Wise is the one who respects everyone. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein

More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul. William Blake

Live life simply so that others may simply live. Gandhi

To go beyond the mind, you must be silent and quiet. Peace and silence, silence and peace - this is the way beyond. Stop asking questions. Nisargadatta Maharaj

The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts. Swami Chinmayananda.

Every time you look into the face of fear, it disappears but if you keep looking to the shadow, it grows and grows. Swami Satyananda

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. W.C. Fields

Be always calmly active and actively calm. Yogananda

It's an old rule of logic that the competence of a speaker has no relevance to the truth of what he says. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The best shelter is in the silence of your soul. Yogananda

You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place. Always rest in peace. You are eternal Being, unbounded and undivided. Just keep Quiet. All is well. Keep Quiet Here and Now. You are Happiness, you are Peace, you are Freedom. Do not entertain any notions that you are in trouble. Be kind to yourself. Papaji

Worries are simply little fears; put a hundred worries together and you have one big fear ... So repeat the mantram when you are worried, and it will change worry into confidence. Eknath Easwaran

If you can see the obstacle in your meditation then you will see the obstacle in your life. Ajahn Brahmavamso

Happiness is not a result to be attained through action, but a fact to be realised through knowledge. The sphere of action is to express it, not to gain it. Alan Watts

Riches prick us with a thousand troubles for their acquisition, as many cares in their preservation, even more anxiety in their spending, and finally grief with their loss. St. Francis.

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they are doing it. Theodore Roosevelt

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.

... the best pleasures are those for which we do not plan, and the worst part of pain is expecting it and trying to get away from it when it has come. Alan Watts

... the universe is a system that creeps up on itself and says 'Boo!' and then laughs at itself for jumping. Alan Watts

Like a river, we appear to be - but never are - the same. Swami Ramananda, Hatha as a Tool for Self Discovery

Look not thou on beauty's charming,
Sit thou still when kings are arming,
Vacant heart and hand and eye,
Easy live and quiet die. Author unknown, from The Peace Within You by Paul Brunton

Contemplation in its fullest measure is a rehearsal for death. For in letting all thoughts go we let the world go, we let possessions go, and lastly we let the body go!. Dr. Paul Brunton, Advanced Contemplation.

There is a field beyond right thinking and wrong thinking. I will meet you there. Rumi

Worship virtue instead of knowledge. Ajahn Chah

A rock is only heavy if you pick it up ...
A lemon is only sour if you suck on it. Ajahn Chah.

The door of my heart is always open to you. Ajahn Brahmavamso

You always feel safe and accepted in the presence of great teachers. Author unknown

There will never be a moment more perfect than this one. Eckhart Tolle

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