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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Some perceptions about Spirituality

Some perceptions about Spirituality

Why should you "love thy neighbor as thyself"; because you are you neighbor; a mere illusion makes you believe that your neighbor is something different than yourself.
Idries Shah

He who knows himself in everything and everything in himself, will not injure himself by himself.
The Bhagavad Gita

Look forward and be hopeful, look backward and be thankful, look down and be helpful, look up and be humble.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted, and behold, service was joy.

Not everything that happens will be enjoyable, and not every word that you hear will be kind, yet receive everything as a gift and a teaching.
King Salomon

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

Duty is ours; consequences are God's.
Stonewall Jackson

The struggle of life is largely a struggle to get organized, to gather together a certain coherence within ourselves.
Kabir Edmund Helminski

If we examine our lives without the benefit of psychological sophistry and New Age babble, you will see that we are either disciplined or lazy, doing good or doing bad, curbing our desires or succumbing to them. We are either wise or ignorant. We are either a student of wisdom or a puppet of desire.
Rabbi Shapiro

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them.
Simone Well

The mouse is nothing but a nibbler. To the mouse is given a mind proportionate to its need, for without need, the Almighty doesn't give anything to anyone. Need, then, is the net for all things that exist! Man has tools in proportion to his need. So, quickly, increase your need, needy one, that the sea of abundance may surge up in loving kindness.

Seeking after that which is beyond ones reach is the oil which feeds the flame of hope.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pain is the breaking of the shell which encloses your understanding.

A small seed, which has neither force not arms, accepts conditions of darkness, pressure, cold and dampness. Instead of complaining or blaming others, it uses these conditions as sources of energy. In the same way, man can lead a free life and be at peace with himself.
George Ohsawa

Man, as the most intelligent of God's creatures, is not supposed to lead his life as he wishes to lead it, but to consider the duty for which he is born and the service he must render to God and His creatures.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Is there no defense against desire? Listen to me; let wisdom reign in your heart,  and do not race after every emotion. Do not assume that pleasure is the same as goodness, or that feelings are a guide to righteousness. Desire has slain many mightier than you. The way of undisciplined desire leads only to the grave.
King Salomon

There are three journeys: The journey away from God, the journey back to God and the journey within God
Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee

If you have faith and doubt not...then all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

You should always pray for discipline. One who has no self-control cannot receive grace.

I have estimated the influence of Reason upon Love and found that it is like that of a raindrop upon the ocean, which makes one little mark upon the water's face and disappears.

We must not grow weary of doing little things for God, who looks not at the great size of the work, but at the love in it.
Adde of  Beaufort

Passion is the smoke, and emotion is the glow of Love's fire; selflessness is the flame that illuminates the Path.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

A belief is valueless if you don't test it and live by it. Belief converted into experience becomes faith.

There are many signs from God in both the outer world and in the inner world. But they are only accessible if you are living in the present moment. If you are thinking of the past or of the future, you don't see them.
Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee

The hungry man desires bread and the thirsty man desires water, and if bread and water are placed before them, it does not profit them to be aware that the bread and water is there, and the proximity of bread and water are of no use to them, unless they eat of the food and drink of the water. So also is it with you: Your knowledge of good and its proximity to you does not benefit you,  nor your desire for it, until it becomes a part of your very self and you become one of those who follow after it.
Harith al-Muhasibi

Patience is Love's perfect outward expression.
Adde of Beaufort

As the rose blooms amidst thorns, so great souls shine out through opposition.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the full light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny, it is the light that guides your way.

The  spiritually deep man lives day and night in a calm interior silence, into which neither menacing worries nor the crash of colliding worlds can intrude.

Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul. If you fail to understand yourself, then all of your reading has missed its call.
Yunus Emre

Belief in God is the fuel, love of God is the glow, and the realization of God is the flame of divine light.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The three paths of the Buddha: The long way of knowledge, the shorter way of faith and the shortest way of action.
Gautama Buddha

In the foundation of all covenants, action is placed foremost. This is the creative fire of the Spirit.
Nicholas Roerich

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