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Profound spiritual quotes 2

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The first thread on inspiring spiritual quotes is brimming, so here's an entirely new thread to allow a continued sharing to stir the depths of our being.

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Many more inspirational spiritual quotes can be found at:
"Profound spiritual quotes"
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"Enlightening quotes"

Trinity's picture

    Do not believe anything
    because it is said by an authority,
    or if it is said to come from angels,
    or from Gods,
    or from an inspired source.

    Believe it only if you have explored it
    in your own heart
    and mind and body
    and found it to be true.

    Guatama Buddha

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    "Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth,
    "You owe me."
    Look what happens with a love like that;
    it lights the whole sky.

    Hafiz

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    "Do not fear the winds of adversity.
    Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it."

    author unknown

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    "You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.
    Nothing seemed right.
    What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine,
    or water to the Ocean.
    Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.
    It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
    So- I've brought you a mirror.
    Look at yourself and
    remember me."

    Jalaluddin Rumi

"The miracle is not to fly in the air,
or to walk on the water,
but to walk on the earth."

Chinese Proverb.

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The divine speaks to us in countless ways. This short story reminds us how easy it can be to miss the profound inspiration that each moment brings...
With Love
Trin

The child whispered, "God, speak to me"
And a meadow lark sang.
The child did not hear.

So the child yelled, "God, speak to me!"
And the thunder rolled across the sky
But the child did not listen.

The child looked around and said,
"God let me see you" and a star shone brightly
But the child did not notice

And the child shouted,
"God show me a miracle!"
And a life was born but the child did not know.

So the child cried out in despair,
"Touch me God, and let me know you are here!"
Whereupon God reached down
And touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away
And walked away unknowingly.

Ravindra Kumar Karnani

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

Chinese Proverb

Trinity's picture

    "The self is not to be shaped,
    it is to be discovered.
    It is not to be desired, wished or prayed for...

    its true beauty is to be found in the mystery
    unfolding out of the moment."

    Openhand

angel's picture

"When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you'll find something solid to stand on
Or you'll be taught how to fly!"

Richard Bach

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
    Albert Einstein
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"The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs."

James Allen

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    "Why is everyone here so happy except me?"
    "Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere," said the Master.
    "Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere?"
    "Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside."

    Anthony De Mello
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    This above all -- to thine own self be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man...

    Shakespeare, Hamlet I.iii

If we can't be true to ourselves, then there isn't much hope for all else that follows. Good one Will Wink

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    "Each one has to find his peace from within.
    And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances."

    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Truth does not fight against illusions,
    nor do illusions fight against the truth.
    Illusions battle only with themselves.

A Course In Miracles

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    "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." Lao Tzu

Winston Churchill

"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."

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    "Water is fluid, soft, and yielding.
    But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.
    This is another paradox - what is soft is strong."
    Lao Tzu
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    "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
    Alexander Graham Bell
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    Perhaps the deepest reason we are afraid of death is that we do not know who we are. We believe in a personal, unique, and separate identity; but if we dare to examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up: our name, our "biography", our partners, family, home, job, friends, credit card ... It is on their fragile and transient support that we rely for our security. So when they are all taken away, will we have any idea of who we really are?

    Sogyal Rinpoche

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"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
Anais Nin

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    "If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further."

    M. Gandhi

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    Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

    Blaise Pascal

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    "The pessimist complains about the wind;
    The optimist expects it to change;
    And the realist adjusts the sails."

    William Arthur Ward

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    "We are all just tenants on this world.
    We have been given a new lease,
    and a warning from the landlord."

    Authur C. Clarke

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    "Our task must be to free ourselves...
    by widening our circle of compassion
    to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty...
    Nothing will benefit human health
    and increase chances of survival on Earth
    as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

    Albert Einstein

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    "Wanderer, your footsteps are
    the road, and nothing more;
    wanderer, there is no road,
    the road is made by walking.
    By walking one makes the road,
    and upon glancing behind
    one sees the path. . ."

    Antonio Machado

It is not the body, nor the personality that is the true self. The true self is eternal. Even on the point of death we can say to ourselves, "my true self is free. I cannot be contained."
Marcus Aurelius

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    "Your neighbor is your other self dwelling behind a wall. In understanding, all walls shall fall down.

    Kahlil Gibran

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    A native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.
    He said 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.
    One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.'
    The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?'
    The grandfather answered: 'The one I feed.'

    Native American Story

"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
Patanjali (creator of Yoga Sutra)

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    "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    "Cowardice asks the question: is it safe?
    Expediency asks the question: is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question: is it popular?
    But conscience asks the question: is it right?
    And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "The time is always right to do what is right."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

angel's picture

A Crack In Everything by Leonard Cohen

"Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in."

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    If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

    The Buddha

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    "To attain Knowledge, add things every day.
    To attain Wisdom, remove things every day."

    Lao Tzu

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    "Be who you are and say what you feel,
    because those who mind don't matter,
    and those who matter don't mind."

    Dr. Seuss

Blue-Light's picture

...I've jumped to the quotes section Smile
I was wondering, how would we envision the future once things like zero point are harnessed and used for peaceful production means, what would the world look like?
An idea has been occurring to me that the world is all imagination, it reminds me of that quote of Einstein's that imagination is everything... merrily, merrily, merrily- life is but a dream..
That the Light is consciousness and through this creative potential would could really bring about a great transformation, lighter imagining- forming.

Chris, I was wondering if you could share your understanding of wether we are to all ascend into zero point and cease to exist physically or would we perhaps retain consciousness inside the 'solid' world but with perhaps extended abilities, siddhis and a far greater understanding of what the nature of the 'world out there' really is..?

what the 'bleep' movie comes to mind- the young basketball player who shows how he can perform tricks inside the matrix of reality.

Chris Bourne's picture

Hi Blue-light,

I've answered this back where our main thread was - its just nice to keep the continuity for other reader....click here

(great questions by the way!)

Chris

Trinity's picture

    "All know that the drop merges into the ocean,
    but few know that the ocean merges into the drop."

    Kabir

angel's picture

"The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books---a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects."
Abert Einstein

I love the 'imagination is everything' quote. This quotation above is one of my favourites. This guy was so inspirational and under no delusion that we are not capeable of grasping reality through the human mind. We are grasping at straws. We strive and expend so much energy trying to 'get it', when really we are just scratching the surface. That's what I love about Openhand, it's helped to take me beyond the mind as I am removing blocks that are in the way.

Trinity's picture

    He who does not understand your silence
    will probably not understand your words.

    Elbert Hubbard

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    "We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking,
    only to learn that it is God who is shaking them."

    Charles West

When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.

Viktor Frankl (Man's Search For Meaning)

Trinity's picture

    Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
    We fell them down and turn them into paper,
    That we may record our emptiness.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran ~

angel's picture

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."
Joseph Campbell

"One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole. "
Mahatma Gandhi

Synchronicity at it's best Trin.

I saw a postcard with this on it today ... and thought how ironic, wasting a tree to write that! Lol

A wonderful quote.

With Love
Michelle xxx

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I love the synchronicity Michelle Wink

Beautiful quotes there Angel :angel:

Thanks for sharing!

I have started a new profound quote thread since the forum doesn't seem to like more that 50 posts in one topic thread...

Click here to go to the new one:
"Profound Spiritual Quotes 3"

Wow, very powerful quotes.... some I am familiar with, others I have never heard. Always good reminders! Thanks for the nice page!!!

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