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08-31-2007, 12:47 AM
i personally think quotes are one of the best ways to understand thinks that cut to the heart, are simple, and help growth if tooken quite seriously.
i have a few of my favorite that i have found so far and hope you guys will add great ones here (even though ranked all are quite equal to me). i also personally believe the source of the quote isn't always needed, just the message but will post them anyways.
#1 "be a light unto yourself"
#2 “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”
#3 "love is law and law is love"
#4 "what has been is what will be and what has been done is what will be done there is nothing new under the sun"
-solomon? ecclesiastes - the bible
"knowing where you are going in life in one thing, having fun getting there is everything." - unknown
"i'm not here for a long time, but i am here for a good time." - unknown
Cal Poly Dave
08-31-2007, 07:24 AM
"learn to enjoy the struggle itself."
"the only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
"peace cannot be kept by force. it can only be achieved by understanding."
"behold the turtle. he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
-james bryant conant
08-31-2007, 08:07 AM
"there are no problems, only solutions." - john lennon
"understanding is forgiving." - unknown
"ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end" - roger waters
09-01-2007, 07:07 AM
“you cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”
“when you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
“however many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
"confine that which you fear to the mirror. start with the person standing there. then smile."
"i shall pass through this world but once. any good that i can do or any kindness i can show to another human being, let me do it now. let me not defer-nor-neglect it, for i shall not pass this way again."
- phillip brooks
"the important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
- charles du bois
09-01-2007, 05:32 PM
"when you look into the eyes of another, any other, and you see your own soul looking back at you, then you will know that you have reached another level of consciousness." -can't remember
09-18-2007, 01:13 PM
"time is equal to movement"
"the universe shall help you much more when letting it come to you, not you to it"
Cal Poly Dave
09-24-2007, 07:09 AM
this one came to me either in a dream one night or immediately after i woke up. i cant remember exactly because i was groggy, but i still wrote it down.
"the sun can only light up half of the planet at any given time. it is up to us to illuminate the rest."
10-02-2007, 02:59 AM
"there is no love without sacrifice."
some of my favorite ra quotes:
consider, if you will, the path your life-experience complex has taken. consider the coincidences and odd circumstances by which one thing flowed to the next. consider this well. each entity will receive the opportunity that each needs.
when a mind/body/spirit complex views another mind/body/spirit complex, see the creator.
could your planet polarize towards harmony in one fine, strong, moment of inspiration? yes, my friends. it is not probable; but it is ever possible.
those of like mind which together seek shall far more surely find.
this game can only be won by those who lose their cards in the melting influence of love, can only be won by those who lay their pleasures, their limitations, their all upon the table face up and say inwardly: “all, all of you players, each other-self, whatever your hand, i love you.”
the entity who penetrates intelligent infinity is basically capable of walking the universe with unfettered tread.
10-03-2007, 08:32 PM
it is only through distortion that there is experience. only through distortion is there time and space. we become and change by experiencing, and grow through re-integrating that which is distorted.
-one of my gatherings of the law of one
i saw this one in reader's digest the other day...
"some people are so open-minded that their brains fall out"
10-29-2007, 08:21 PM
remember: "there's a new vibe on earth, its called love."
when enough of us, as individuals, express the vibe of unconditional love, then we, as a planet, will express the vibe of unconditional love, and then we will graduate from the bounds of discord, quarantined and separate from the universe around us, and graduate into the majesty of extraterrestrial awareness; i.e. into the awareness of god-consciousness.
-nick anthony fiorenza-
i didn't want to post this as a new thread, so i figured this would be the best place to share this...
(backdrop) - i was relaxing at home with my fiance watching tv and for some reason, we watched the ghost wisperer - a show i never have seen before, nor cared to.
about three quarters of the way through the episode, the main character said something very meaningful...
"...fear and evil are only present so that we may unravel it and learn from it...love is the only way...love is the stronger force..."
that was from memory, so i'm pretty sure i butchered the exact lines. regardless, it was a reinforcing message at a most unexpected time.
btw - its nice to sit back and reflect upon the changes in media, advertising, etc., towards "new age", etc. back years ago you would have never seen a commercial with someone in a meditative pose, etc. now its becoming more common.
theres still a long way to go, but no one can deny that the balance is tilting. its no time for complacency though...
03-02-2008, 06:53 AM
man has demonstrated that he is master of everything - except his own nature.
we can either spend our time thinking about what we don't have, feeling empty and bitter over some imagined contentment lost...or we can become quietly aware of what we already are and find there, within our self, what is overflowing, full of light, and beyond the reach of any dark thought.
you can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. you can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
we need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
-omar nelson bradley
abundance is not something we acquire. it is something we tune into.
...and my personal favourite..
if i'd known i was gonna live this long, i'd have taken better care of myself. [eubie blake at age 100]:)
03-02-2008, 09:14 AM
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
03-02-2008, 11:08 AM
i forgot to post this one when i posted the other ... shame on me. = p
(i dont remember the exact quote, but it is to this effect)
"when man cuts down all the trees, and pollutes all the waters, man will realize that he cannot eat money."
i believe it was a quote from a native american.
hi guys. this is probably the wrong forum section but i'll give it a go.
basically, i decided i wanna get myself a tattoo and the only thing i know so far is the placement of it, which is of no use to us in this thread. anyway, think i will combine a phoenix (you know, the whole rise from the ashes thing which kind of resemble reincarnation) with a spiritual or encouraging quote. i know for sure that i will put the word "namasté" somewhere which supposedly means "to recognize and honor the divine spark within all of us", but i'm not sure if i will use that in combination with the picture or if i will have that as a separate tattoo.
so the point of this thread is that i'm looking for yet another semi-long and multi-layered quote. a positive quote that can somehow hint about our divinity, immortality or something similar. i have a few good ones but i figured that i should have a look for more since i obviously want the best result (i will have to look at it for the rest of my life after all).
i haven't narrowed down my list yet, but i'll throw them out here so you can see what i've got.
my hope is that there is someone out there with crazy good quotes (i collect quotes i like in a .txt file myself).
here's what i'm choosing between so far:
1. "life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take or breath away"
2. "i've learned that people will forget what you said, forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel"
3. "a dream you dream alone is just a dream. a dream you dream together is reality"
4. "let me show you a world that you've never seen"
5. "i will be chasing a starlight until the end of my life"
6. "i like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
7. "our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"
8. "i've been given such a gift, shame to take advantage of it"
9. "i believe in nothing but the truth of who we are"
10. "the game is to find out what you already are"
11. "what we have done for ourselves die with us. what we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal"
12. "if we live our life in fear, i'll wait a thousand years just to see you smile again"
13. "nobody ever dies invain. sometimes we just need someone to show us"
14. "fear is nothing but an illusion"
15. "if i'd die now i'd die happy knowing that at least i made someone smile"
16. "your memory it warms my soul so when i die i won't be cold"
17. "even if we're a million miles apart we're still joined right at the heart"
18. "what we do in life echoes in eternity"
19. "what seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise"
20. "if you could flick a switch and open your third eye you'd see that we should never be afraid to die"
21. "we are powerful, beautiful, extraordinary"
22. "don't be afraid ever cause this is just a ride"
23. "i'm just a dreamer, i dream my life away"
so if you happen to have any quote you like that can serve to encourage people, inspire - anything - throw it out here. you're also welcome to suggest any kind of symbolic picture (like the phoenix i mentioned) too.
thanks in advance!
08-22-2011, 11:43 AM
hi guys...thanks in advance!
4. "let me show you a world you've never seen"
10. "the game is to find out what you already are"
16. "your memory it warms my soul so when i die i won't be cold"
17. "even if we're a million miles apart we're still joined right at the heart"
18. "what we do in life echoes in eternity"
"through my nature i bring forth all creation, and this rolls round in the circles of time"
"you are a part of nature, and no one can prevent you from speaking and acting in harmony with it, always"
"nothing can happen to you that is not required by nature"
"the soul is sphere in equilibrium: not grasping at things beyond it or retreating inward...ablaze with light and looking at the truth, without and within"
"let go of the past, entrust the future to providence, and guide the present toward reverence and justice"
"god sees all our souls freed from their fleshly containers, stripped clean of their bark, cleansed of their grime"
"your 3 components: body, breath, mind. 2 are yours in trust; to the 3rd alone you have clear title"
"keep constantly in mind how the elements alter into one another. thoughts like this wash off the mud of life below"
"everything has to do what it was made for"
"give yourself a gift: the present moment"
"nature does not make us endure the unendurable"
"each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives it"
"i am life immortal and death; i am what is and i am what is not"
"i am the beginning, the middle, and the end of all that lives"
thanks a ton! that's exactly what i need, quite a list :) i guess choosing will be worse than the pain from having it done!
08-26-2011, 05:06 PM
a mantra with bottomless depth, immovable strength, divine beauty, a protector and a giver of gifts is;
...have faith...give thanks...stay in the present
study it, realize it, when you begin to understand it your moving towards truth no matter which path your on.
( arch if your looking for a tattoo to carry you through life)
09-18-2011, 05:24 AM
pain may be behind you and uncertainty may be ahead of you but friends are always at your side.
09-19-2011, 10:54 AM
"you can never become a great sea captain when you sail a calm sea, you must be pushed to explore the depths of your joy, the depths of your sadness,the depths of your frustration, the depths of your generosity and the depth of your empathy."
Jeia Ra Manuk
09-23-2011, 07:59 PM
"satan’s reflections are just mirrored images of god." -et
forgot i ever said that... found it a minute ago...
10-06-2011, 08:17 AM
" if the master teaches what is error, the disciple's submission is slavery; if he teaches truth, this submission is ennoblement. " - ancient egyptian proverb
02-20-2012, 10:08 AM
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
We are here to work together like feet, hands, and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower.
Consider what the spirit is: air, and never the same air, but vomited out and gulped in again every instant.
At some point you have to recognize what world it is that you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring…
…you are a part of nature, and no one can prevent you from speaking and acting in harmony with it, always.
You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think…
You boarded, you set sail, you’ve made the passage. Time to disembark. If it’s for another life, well, there’s nowhere without gods on that side either. If to nothingness, then you no longer have to put up with pain and pleasure, or go on dancing attendance on this battered crate, your body—so much inferior to that which serves it.
…we carry our fate with us—and it carries us.
Each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see.
…in each case you need to say: “This is due to God.” Or: “This is due to the interweavings and intertwinings of fate...”
…keep the spirit inside you undamaged, as if you might have to give it back at any moment…
…find fulfillment in what you’re doing now, as Nature intended…
In everything you do, even the smallest thing, remember the chain that links them.
…welcome with affection what is sent by fate.
People try to get away from it all—to the country, to the beach, to the mountains…which is idiotic: you can get away from it anytime you like. By going within. Nowhere you can go is more peaceful—more free of interruptions—than your own soul…An instant’s recollection and there it is: complete tranquility.
…things have no hold on the soul. They stand there unmoving, outside it. Disturbance comes only from within—from your own perceptions.
It was for the best. So Nature had no choice but to do it.
…every event is the right one. Look closely and you’ll see…As if someone had weighed it out with scales.
To the world: Your harmony is mine. Whatever time you choose is the right time. Not late, not early. To nature: What the turn of your seasons brings me falls like ripe fruit.
All things are born from you, exist in you, return to you.
Something happens to you. Good. It was meant for you by nature, woven into the pattern from the beginning. Life is short…Get what you can from the present—thoughtfully, justly.
Entrust everything willingly to the gods, and then make your way through life—no one’s master and no one’s slave.
…accept whatever happens as necessary…
…everything is born from change…there is nothing nature loves more than to alter what exists and make new things like it. All that exists is the seed of what will emerge from it.
The world as a living being—one nature, one soul...everything helps produce everything else. Spun and woven together.
Human lives are brief and trivial. Yesterday a blob of semen; tomorrow embalming fluid, ash…pass through this brief life as nature demands…give it up without complaint. Like an olive that ripens and falls. Praising its mother; thanking the tree it grew on.
…be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it.
…there is a single harmony. Just as the world forms a single body comprising all bodies, so fate forms a single purpose, comprising all purposes.
“Nature prescribed illness for him.” What happens to each of us is ordered. It furthers our destiny…embrace what happens. It was prescribed for you, and it pertains to you. The thread was spun long ago, by the oldest cause of all…
…the whole is damaged if you cut away anything—anything at all—from its continuity and its coherence.
…celebrate behaving like a human—however imperfectly—and fully embrace the pursuit that you’ve embarked on.
I am made up of substance and what animates it, and neither one can ever stop existing, any more than it began to.
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.
Things gravitate toward what they were intended for. What things gravitate toward is their goal.
Keep in mind how fast things pass by and are gone—those that are now, and those to come. Existence flows past us like a river: the “what” is in constant flux, the “why” has a thousand variations.
The infinity of past and future gapes before us—a chasm whose depths we cannot see.
What is done to me is ordained by nature, what I do by my own.
“To live with the gods.” And to do that is to show them that your soul accepts what is given and does what the spirit requires—the spirit God gave each of us to lead and guide us, a fragment of himself.
02-20-2012, 10:08 AM
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The world’s intelligence is not selfish. It created lower things for the sake of higher ones, and attuned the higher ones to one another. Look how it subordinates, how it connects, how it assigns each thing what each deserves, and brings the better things into alignment.
Nature is pliable, obedient. And the logos that governs it has no reason to do evil. It knows no evil, does none, and causes harm to nothing. It dictates all beginnings and all endings.
…dying, too, is one of our assignments in life.
Everything is brought about by nature, not by anything beyond it, or within it, or apart from it.
Change and flux constantly remake the world, just as the incessant progression of time remakes eternity.
The elements move upward, downward, in all directions. The motion of virtue is different—deeper. It moves at a steady pace on a road hard to discern, and always forward.
Think how much is going on inside you every second—in your soul, in your body. Why should it astonish you that so much more—everything that happens in that all-embracing unity, the world—is happening at the same time?
Everything derives from it—that universal mind—either as effect or consequence. The lion’s jaws, the poisonous substances, and every beautiful thing--from thorns to mud…are by-products of the good and beautiful. So don’t look at them as alien to what you revere, but focus on the source that all things spring from.
If you’ve seen the present then you’ve seen everything—as it’s been since the beginning, as it will be forever. The same substance, the same form. All of it.
Keep reminding yourself of the way things are connected, of their relatedness. All things are implicated in one another and in sympathy with each other. This event is the consequence of some other one. Things push and pull on each other, and breathe together, and are one.
All of us are working on the same project. Some consciously, with understanding; some without knowing it.
If the gods have made decisions about me and the things that happen to me, then they were good decisions. (It’s hard to picture a god who makes bad ones.)
Whatever happens to you is for the good of the world.
What injures the hive injures the bee.
Nothing can happen to you that is not required by Nature.
What is outside my mind means nothing to it. Absorb that lesson and your feet stand firm.
Everything is interwoven, and the web is holy; none of its parts are unconnected. They are composed harmoniously, and together they compose the world. One world, made up of all things. One divinity, present in them all. Once substance.
I am a single limb of a larger body.
Before long, nature, which controls it all, will alter everything you see and use it as material for something else—over and over again. So that the world is continually renewed.
…a real man should forget about living a certain number of years, and should not cling to life, but leave it up to the gods, accepting, as women say, that ‘no one can escape his fate.’ And turn his attention to how he can best live the life before him…
…watch the courses of the stars as if you revolved with them…keep constantly in mind how the elements alter into one another. Thoughts like this wash off the mud of life below.
To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony.
Dig deep; the water—goodness—is down there. And as long as you keep digging, it will keep bubbling up.
Remember: you shouldn’t be surprised that a fig tree produced figs, nor the world what it produces. A good doctor isn’t surprised when his patients have fevers, or a helmsman when the wind blows against him.
What dies doesn’t vanish. It stays here in the world, transformed, dissolved, as parts of the world, and of you. Which are transformed in turn…
Everything is here for a purpose, from horses to vine shoots. What’s surprising about that? Even the sun will tell you, “I have a purpose,” and the other gods as well. And why were you born? For pleasure? See if that will stand up to questioning.
What is done to me? I accept it—and attribute it to the gods, and that source from which all things together flow.
Have you ever seen a severed hand or foot, or a decapitated head, just lying somewhere far away from the body it belonged to…? That’s what we do to ourselves—or try to—when we rebel against what happens to us…
Give yourself a gift: the present moment.
Nature does not make us endure the unendurable.
02-20-2012, 10:09 AM
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The cucumber is bitter? Then throw it out…Don’t demand to know “why such things exist.” Anyone who understands the world will laugh at you, just as a carpenter would if you seemed shocked at finding sawdust in his workshop, or shoemaker at scraps of leather left over from work…nature has no door to sweep things out of. But the wonderful things about its workmanship is how, faced with that limitation, it takes everything within it that seems broken, old and useless, transforms it into itself, and makes new things from it. So that it doesn’t need material from any outside source, or anywhere to dispose of what’s left over. It relies on itself for all its needs: space, material, and labor.
Fear of death is fear of what we may experience.
…”nature” means the nature of what is. And that which is and that which is the case are closely linked, so that nature is synonymous with Truth—the source of all true things.
…if we want to follow nature, to be of one mind with it, we need to share its indifference.
Don’t look down on death, but welcome it. It too is one of the things required by nature. Like youth and old age. Like growth and maturity. Like a new set of teeth, a beard, the first gray hair. Like sex and pregnancy and childbirth. Like all the other physical changes at each stage of life, our dissolution is no different. So this is how a thoughtful person should await death: not with indifference, not with impatience, not with disdain, but simply viewing it as one of the things that happen to us. Now you anticipate the child’s emergence from its mother’s womb; that’s how you should await the hour when your soul will emerge from its compartment.
To do harm is to do yourself harm.
One way or another: atoms or unity. If it’s God, all is well. If it’s arbitrary, don’t imitate it.
Do what nature demands. Get a move on—if you have it in you—and don’t worry whether anyone will give you credit for it.
To decompose is to be recomposed. That’s what nature does. Nature—through whom all things happen as they should, and have happened forever in just the same way, and will continue to, one way or another, endlessly.
Whatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time. The twining strands of fate wove both of them together: your own existence and the things that happen to you.
To follow the logos in all things is to be relaxed and energetic, joyful and serious at once.
Continual awareness of all time and space, of the size and life span of the things around us. A grape seed in infinite space. A half twist of a corkscrew against eternity.
Each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives it…There are things that nature demands.
The soul as a sphere in equilibrium: Not grasping at things beyond it or retreating inward. Not fragmenting outward, not sinking back on itself, but ablaze with light and looking at the truth, without and within.
A straightforward, honest person should be like someone who stinks: when you’re in the same room with him, you know it.
…accept what you’re allotted. Nature intended it for you, and you for it.
God sees all our souls freed from their fleshly containers, stripped clean of their bark, cleansed of the their grime. He grasps with his intelligence alone what was poured and channeled from himself.
It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.
…the person who comes to the end of the line has no cause for complaint. The time and stopping point are set by nature—our own nature, in some cases; or nature as a whole, whose parts, shifting and changing, constantly renew the world, and keep it on schedule.
…everything that happens is natural.
…whatever happens has always happened, as always will and is happening at this very moment, everywhere.
…an individual’s mind is God and of God.
…the present is all we have to live in. Or to lose.
The fraction of infinity, of that vast abyss of time, allotted to each of us. Absorbed in an instant into eternity.
How the mind conducts itself. It all depends on that. All the rest is within its power, or beyond its control—corpses and smoke.
03-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Some of my favorite Markisms:
"...unconditionally accept all people and conditions, as they are, as being totally in line with the will of the creator and perfect in their becoming."
"All matter and energy is alive and contains in each part of itself the full essence of the creator."
"Making infinity from one -- increasing it's love/wisdom/power, and then calling itself upward and into itself, as successive waves of enlightening life move from oneness out into the mystery and diversity and back to oneness, enriching itself, perhaps to start again in a bigger experiment. This is just another, limited, distorted take on reality; from our perspective, it can only be thus! ;)"
"...all this suffering is ultimately an illusion in the overall sense of things,...this stage of 'ordeal by fire' is necessary to return home, and the whole positive/negative, yin/yang, male/female, light/dark, electron/proton, luke/darth vader thing gives us existence. For without this principle there wouldn't be a universe."
"Good reaches towards lessening of distortion, finding illumination in the sun; evil perhaps unwittingly reaches for increased distortion, and finds infinite intrigue, deception and duplicity in the shadows of moonlight. When these two are eventually reconciled they, with power born of wisdom and experience, set in motion their creative potential to cycle back to one to arrive home with gifts worthy of infinite intelligence."
"There is no 'becoming' in the spiritual sense, as we are already complete and perfect in this present moment."
"Indeed, the gateway to infinity lies in the now."
"To study and learn spiritual concepts and ideas using the mind and/or the ego as a tool is great...it leads you to the realization of the perfection and completeness you have now."
"Contacting your inner divine self is not about trying and practicing for a future contact. It's about realizing you were never separated from it at all..."
"You see others struggling with their earthly burdens, and you are full of a gripping, compassionate desire to have them feel what you have. Perhaps this is a key to understanding true service to others -- it's something you feel you are deeply moved to do, rather than serving because you think it is expected of you."
"...the game is set up so that we do make mistakes and this is a divinely sanctioned mechanism for our evolution."
"All and everyone in existence is the creator allowing itself experience, and thus, it is the will of the creator that all experience be had."
"You and I are the creator, which has purposefully put itself into a position of a veiled forgetfulness, perceiving an illusionary separateness..."
"At the very heart of each of us is a divine spark and the full implication of this is that each of us is divine by heritage by destiny and in present reality."
"...in the smallest part of the smallest sub-atomic particle exists the creator in it's fullness."
"...the entire universe consists of one unified field of consciousness...within this one field of consciousness exists all else..."
"It can be logically inferred that I, therefore, am you, on a different, parallel path of experience, separated only by a different aspect of the creator's experiencing. As there is only one creator, there is in reality only one experience albeit rich in texture!"
"When you look around yourself at the miracle of the cohesiveness and structure of your world, of the great providence of your existence and the things which allow you to exist, consider that the unconditional love of the creator is the primary principle of this intelligent cohesiveness...to move in step with the will of the creator is to allow your heart to open to unconditional love of all in the cosmos. To accept unconditionally all conditions in your world is to begin to transcend the need to be enmeshed in the dramas of the world. To love all others as you would love yourself and those close to you is to live in step with the will of the creator; this is the challenge of 3d living."
03-03-2012, 03:23 PM
"The law of one teaches that the experiences of all are of equal benefit to the creator, there are no right or wrong choices, period."
"Here, love may be tempered by wisdom..."
"...a creator must face and experience its creation, as with power comes responsibility. although karma may seem at first to be a mechanism of punishment/reward, it seems better understood as a way for an evolving creator to learn/teach from its own creation."
"Like it or not, we need to evolve from where we are. We are not fallen, we are experience. Experiencing...our ability to perceive and experience this beauty is a testament to how successful we have been in our becoming, so far."
"...there was no cosmic accident to which we are subject. Please allow yourself to transcend the suffering in the world... "
"The more you choose to focus on the positive, the more you will psychically act to alleviate suffering in the world at large!"
"The important thing to remember here is that either way you are where you belong. And for an immortal being like you time is a very subjective thing, anyway. Come what may, it's for the best. ;)"
"The law of one seems to me to teach that the universe is a product of consciousness but holds that, for the individual, proof of this must come from within; as the concept of outer proof is looking through the telescope backwards, as it were."
"When one begins to awaken to the purpose of the 3d sojourn and to the concept of one, they realize that the experience of partaking in this great pageant of learning and becoming this past 75,000 years has been it's own reward, and for it's own sake. The idea is not to think of it as something we need to get out of, at any cost. The densities were set up so that the creator may experience it's creation. We're here, now, as individualized mini-versions of the creator, to be here, now."
"Oneness is a realization that comes from within, an understanding that bypasses proofs or intellectual knowledge..."
"By practicing stepping back from life's issues, and contemplating or meditating on the really quite stupendous fact that we even exist at all and on the idea that no bad things really happen, we can begin to come slowly to a place of less and less emotional involvement with myriad issues."
"Pain is often evidence of some life lesson knocking at your door, patiently waiting for you to choose to see the learning potential. for negative seeming events and conditions are always just that. And getting to know this is where gratitude begins."
"The law of one is, I consider, a complete, unique, and largely undistorted philosophy of spirituality, centering on the revolutionary (for western culture in our times) concept of a single, all-encompassing field of conscious, intelligent energy, of which each of us is not just a part, but indeed the literal allness of this 'god' field. Each individual lifeform is the creator, experiencing a perceived separateness of being -- for reasons ultimately unknown to us at our current state of evolution..."
"As the RA say, 'look for love in the moment.' As we begin to see the creator in all beings and conditions, we are the less likely to be embroiled in issues of difference. We see all as the creator experiencing itself."
"Sometimes, I wonder if the creator, upon regaining the stuff of 8th density, doesn't find the 8th almost as if it were the 1st, learning the ultimate art of dissemination into infinite division, in an unimaginable riot of 100%selflessness/selfishness...starting again. I suspect that the smearing of the creator into infinite parts is the greatest joy imaginable, in our cosmos."
"We're all still living in primate body paradigms and as such we instinctively fear death -- whether it be the pain of death or ceasing to exist. It's almost as if the fear of being no more is at the root of our survival instinct."
"In the law of one there is only one consciousness and each of us embodies the fullness of this one infinite being -- forever, and immortal. Death is nothing more than an illusory issue and amounts to nothing more than an opportunity to partake of universal reality from a different perspective..."
03-03-2012, 03:24 PM
"...every creator must experience it's own creation, and the one infinite creator experiences the full richness of creation in a self imposed state of forgetting and mystery, having split into untold trillions of parts, each part holographically being the literal fullness of the creator -- each 'part' unique and offering a unique take on reality and in this the creator creates for itself the richness of virtually infinite variety of experience. From this, it follows that the creator and all that manifests in creation is one. Inseparable in identity and actual being yet on a journey of discovery and multiple states of experiencing,..."
"We are taught in the LOO that there is no right or wrong approach to life as the glory is in the discovery of experiencing and illumination of each lifeform,..."
"Suffering may be seen as that which guides or cajoles life into situations of potential growth; the soul's attainment is permanent while suffering is always temporary and only ever serves to catalyst further growth."
"So, really, it's all about learning to enjoy the ride, throwing off the shackles of fear, and learning the ways of love from one's own experience and inner guidance. The only valid instruction manual is of one's own making."
"There is really no difference between your angels, and your own built-in faculties, as we are all one in reality. There is no separation, now or ever. It's just illusion. :P"
"When awareness of individual identity is born in second density, it's an achievement that's yours to keep. When a dog or a tree or a parrot wakens to the recognition of its individual soul-existence, it must be a shocking and joyous epiphany of realization. There is an awakening of something of similar magnitude in store for third density beings, (us) that involves a recognition of our relationship to all else in the universe, and just as the awakened 2d being may now set about actualizing its individuality in third density, so shall each person entering fourth density begin to actualize their realization of oneness -- of one identity, which is you."
"Each individual perhaps eventually realizes their encompassing of all creation thus becoming (one with) the creator."
"Sometimes, it's good to just savor the big 'whodunnit', satisfied to admit that we don't know much, intuit a bit, and to accept and revel in the concept that we merely 'are'. The idea that there's no alternative to being is enough to fill my muse, tonite."
"Now maybe the creator in it's infinite intelligence knew that it would be putting itself into a state of relativity and mystery and confusion, and by incorporating torsion energy into the fabric of the universe, designed a failsafe system by which there would always be an upward-spiraling pull back towards intelligent infinity/oneness. One might call this system many things, including love, but perhaps without this failsafe, the creator would forever entropy out into it's creation, never to return. So, now, the creator experiences the joys of experience -- all the experiences of all lifeforms are the direct experiences of the creator, for in fact every lifeform is the creator in a unique place of experiencing. Here, one may peruse the notion that the 'joy of life' journey through the densities by the many parts is reason enough for creation, an antidote to an infinity of potential with no experiencing."
"Separation is real insofar as it facilitates the experiencing of the creator/ourselves. Without separation, there would be no experiencing."
"Your path is perfectly becoming, as is for all. Rest assured."
"Gentleness, knowing that people's views are sacrosanct and perfect and will offer them their road home. Patience. We'll all get there...we're all in mystery and confusion. This is the way it's supposed to be. A gentle offering, made without the strong arm or expectations."
"It's a law of one staple that every 'part', no matter how small, is a totally necessary part of the whole, and thus none is, or possibly can be, lost. I feel it's important to consider that any perceived situation is ultimately illusory. Therefore, we need not consider that any are in any real danger."
"...my intuition is telling me that, in the end, there is only service..."
03-03-2012, 03:25 PM
"Forgiveness = Acceptance...Forgiveness/Acceptance is the locomotive we each and collectively ride in our journey up thru the densities. As a frail human concept, it comes closest to defining that which is most wholly responsible for any forward motion in regard to our movement into bigger and better things. To not be willing to accept an undesirable condition is to invite its persistence. To accept the condition is half the battle towards understanding what the condition is there to teach you, for everything encountered in life does appear to you in order to teach you something about yourself. The particular desirability/undesireability of a condition, as it sits with you, is always a reflection of some aspect of yourself -- and if that condition is distasteful to you, it is there to point you towards some aspect of yourself that actually detracts from a fuller, better and more aware expression of who and what you are. All there really is is awareness. This, I have come to intuit, is an absolute truism...a condition persists as long as it is useful -- your experiences are intimately tied to who you are and as Cayce said, 'Mind is the builder.' An emotionally charged condition invites you to see yourself in the condition. It illustrates exactly those aspects of your self that need attention, always."
"Accept the world in it's becoming and you allow great light and illumination into your self and thence into the world."
"There can't be a boundary between where one person ends and another begins because there's only one consciousness to begin with."
"We may find that a vastly new and improved mind awaits us and it may take an age or two to figure out how to operate it to any where near its full capacity of ability!"
"There is (as I see it) only one consciousness to begin with, and as one person can hold multiple viewpoints and still be one consciousness, so are we many various individuals just like different windows in the same house."
"...as consciousness exists so do I. It couldn't be any other way. Consciousness and awareness seems to be the only undistorted reality. And all temporal issues and effects, including any concept of death, have not the level of primacy of reality necessary to impugn on your being aware. You are the creator, and any vessel you wear, soulwise or physical, or lack thereof, does not affect the universal consciousness which is you -- the creator."
"Having existed for one moment guarantees eternal beingness."
"As we grow, and learn to accept responsibility for all the trips of our race, we do come eventually to accept greater responsibility for the fact that there is only one creator and that creator is us personally. I don't believe that any individual, be they a fly or a germ, is any less responsible for all of creation as they move forward."
"The one creator, wholly undivided and complete according to RA, exists as intelligent infinity. All the potential of the creation is present within the creator and the creator exists in a state of infinite potentiality yet unmoving and without experience. The alternative to being without experience is to initiate movement (or distortion) of the stillness of infinite potential without experience. if you look at this perfectly still plenum and create a disturbance (movement, or distortion) you now have moved from zero distortion to infinite distortion with the tiniest hint of a movement,...According to RA, the creator undertakes to explore manyness and so is able to experience the infinite range of potential experiencing within it's infinite intelligence."
More coming soonish...
03-13-2012, 04:22 PM
Favorites from The Upanishads:
The Spirit, without moving, is swifter than the mind; the senses cannot reach him: He is ever beyond them. Standing still, he overtakes those who run. To the ocean of his being, the spirit of life leads the streams of action. He moves, and he moves not. He is far, and he is near. He is within all, and he is outside all. Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self is all beings, loses all fear.
The spirit filled all with his radiance. He is incorporeal and invulnerable, pure and untouched by evil. He is the supreme seer and thinker, immanent and transcendent. He places all things in the path of Eternity.
The face of truth remains hidden behind a circle of gold. Unveil it, O god of life, that I who love the true may see! O life-giving sun, off-spring of the Lord of creation, solitary seer of heaven! Spread thy light and withdraw they blinding splendour that I may behold they radiant form: that Spirit far away within theee is my own inmost Spirit.
By the path of good lead us to final bliss, O fire divine thou god who knowest all ways. Deliver us from wandering evil.
We know not, we cannot understand, how he can be explained: He is above the known and he is above the unknown.
There is no fear in heaven: old age and death are not there. The good, beyond both, rejoice in heaven, beyond hunger and thirst and sorrow. And those in heaven attain immortality. You know, O Death, that sacred fire which leads to heaven…That fire which is the means of attaining the infinite worlds, and is also their foundation, is hidden in the sacred place of the heart.
…mysterious is the law of life and death.
I know that treasures pass away and that the Eternal is not reached by the transient. I have thus laid the fire of sacrifice of Nachiketas, and by burning in the transient I have reached the Eternal.
When the wise rests his mind in contemplation on our God beyond time, who invisibly dwells in the mystery of things and in the heart of man, then he rises above pleasures and sorrow. When a man had heard and has understood and, finding the essence, reaches the Inmost, then he finds joy in the Source of joy.
Atman, the Spirit of vision, is never born and never dies. Before him there was nothing, and he is one for evermore. Never-born and eternal, beyond times gone or to come, he does not die when the body dies…Concealed in the heart of all beings is the Atman, the Spirit, the Self; smaller than the smallest atom, greater than the vast spaces.
The man who surrenders his human will leaves sorrows behind, and beholds the glory of the Atman by the grace of the Creator.
When the wise realize the omnipresent Spirit, who rests invisible in the visible and permanent in the impermanent, then they go beyond sorrow.
To his chosen the Atman reveals his glory. Not even through deep knowledge can the Atman be reached, unless evil ways are abandoned, and there is rest in the senses, concentration in the mind and peace in one’s heart.
Who knows in truth where he is? The majesty of his power carries away priests and warriors, and death itself is carried away.
The man whose chariot is driven by reason, who watches and holds the reins of his mind, reaches the End of the journey, the supreme everlasting Spirit.
The Eternal in man cannot kill: the Eternal in man cannot die.
The Atman is beyond sound and form, without touch and taste and perfume. It is eternal, unchangeable, and without beginning or end: indeed above reasoning. When consciousness of the Atman manifests itself, man becomes free from the jaws of death.
When the wise knows that it is through the great and omnipresent Spirit in us that we are conscious in waking or in dreaming, then he goes beyond sorrow.
Who sees the many and not the one wanders on from death to death.
The soul dwells within us, a flame the size of a thumb. When it is known as the Lord of the past and future, then ceases all fear…Always dwelling within all beings is the Atman, the Pueshua, the Self, a little flame in the heart.
Let one with steadiness withdraw him from the body even as an inner stem is withdrawn from its sheath.
…in the beginning, the creator longed for the joy of creation.
Life is the fire that burns and is the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity. On Life all things are resting, as spokes in the centre of a wheel…
To thee, resting with thy powers, O Life, all beings offer adoration. As Lord of Creation thou movest in the womb of the mother, thence to be reborn...Thou art Rudra, the god of protection; thou art Indra in they radiance, O Life. As the sun that wanders in heaven, thou art Lord of all heavenly lights.
…in dreams the mind beholds its own immensity.
…the mind sees all, since the mind is all.
03-13-2012, 04:23 PM
He who knows, that Eternal Spirit, incorporeal and shadowless, luminous and everlasting, attains that Eternal Spirit. He knows the All and becomes that All.
He is beyond thought and invisible, beyond family and colour. He has neither eyes nor ears; he has neither hands nor feet. He is everlasting and omnipresent, infinite in the great and infinite in the small. He is the eternal whom the sages see as the source of all creation. Even as a spider sends forth and draws in its thread, even as plants arise from the earth and hairs from the body of man, even so the whole creation arises from the Eternal.
…from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again…the spirit of light above form, never-born, within all, outside all, is in radiance above life and mind, and beyond this creation’s Creator.
Far spreading before and behind and right and left, and above and below, is Brahman, the Spirit eternal. In truth Brahman is all.
When the wise seer beholds in golden glory the Lord, the Spirit, the Creator of the god of creation, then he leaves good and evil behind and in purity he goes to the unity supreme.
In truth who knows God becomes God.
OM. This eternal Word is all: what was, what is and what shall be, and what beyond is in eternity. All is OM.
…deep sleep is one of oneness, a mass of silent consciousness made of peace and enjoying peace. This silent consciousness is all-powerful, all-knowing, the inner ruler, the source of all, the beginning and end of all beings.
By the Yoga of meditation and contemplation the wise saw the power of God, hidden in his own creation.
In this vast Wheel of creation wherein all things live and die, wanders round the human soul like a swan in restless flying, and she thinks that God is afar. But when the love of God comes down upon her, then she finds her own immortal life… The soul of man is bound by pleasure and pain; but when she sees God she is free from all fetters.
God upholds the oneness of this universe: the seen and the unseen, the transient and the eternal.
Matter in time passes away, but God is forever in Eternity…
When a man knows God, he is free: his sorrows have an end, and birth and death are no more.
…man has all: for he is one with the one.
Savitri, the god of inspiration, sent the mind and its powers to find truth. He saw the light of the god of fire and spread it over the earth. By the grace of god Savitri, our mind is one with him and we strive with all our power for light. Savitri gives life to our souls and then they shine in great light. He makes our mind and its powers one and leads our thoughts to heaven.
With upright body, head, and neck lead the mind and its powers into thy heart; and the OM of Brahman will then be thy boat with which to cross the rivers of fear. And when the body is in silent steadiness, breathe rhythmically through the nostrils with a peaceful ebbing and flowing of breath. The chariot of the mind is drawn by wild horses, and those wild horses have to be tamed.
He was, he is and forever he shall be. He is in all and he sees all.
All this universe is in the glory of God…The heads and faces of men are his own and he is in the hearts of all.
God is in truth the whole universe: what was, what is, and what beyond shall ever be.
He is the god of life immortal, and of all life that lives by food. His hands and feet are everywhere, he has heads and mouths everywhere: he sees all, he hears all. He is in all and he is. The Light of consciousness comes to him through infinite powers of perception, and yet he is above these powers. He is God, the ruler of all, the infinite refuge of all.
Without hands he holds all things, without feet he runs everywhere. Without eyes he sees all things, without ears all things he hears. He knows all, but no one knows him, the Spirit before the beginning, the Spirit Supreme everlasting. Concealed in the heart of all beings lies the Atman, the Spirit, the Self; smaller than the smallest atom, greater than the greatest spaces.
Thou this boy, and thou this maiden; Thou this man, and thou this woman; Thou the God who appears in forms infinite. Thou the blue bird and thou the green bird; thou the cloud that conceals the lightning and thou the seasons and the oceans. Beyond beginning, thou art in thy infinity, and all the worlds had their beginning in thee.
03-13-2012, 04:24 PM
…the Creator of all, everliving in the mystery of his creation. In the vision of this God of love there is everlasting peace. He is the Lord of all who, hidden in the heart of things, watches over the world of time. The gods and the seers of Brahman are one with him; and when a man knows him he cuts the bonds of death. When one knows God who is hidden in the heart of all things, even as cream is hidden in milk, and in whose glory all things are, he is free from all bondage. This is the God whose work is all the worlds, the supreme Soul who dwells forever in the hearts of men. Those who know him through their hearts and their minds become immortal.
The mind cannot grasp him above, or below, or in the space in between. With whom shall we compare him whose glory is the whole universe?
Even as the radiance of the sun shines everywhere in space, so does the glory of God rule over all his creation.
In the unfolding of his own nature he makes all things blossom into flower and fruit. He gives to them all their fragrance and colour. He, the one, the only God who rules the universe.
The whole universe is in his power. He is pure consciousness, the creator of time: all-powerful, all-knowing. It is under his rule that the work of creation revolves in its evolution, and we have earth, and water, and ether, and fire and air. God ended his work and he rested, and he made a bond of love between his soul and the soul of all things. And the one became one with the one, and the two, and the three and the eight, and with time and with the subtle mystery of the human soul.
May God who is hidden in nature, even as the silkworm is hidden in the web of silk he made, lead us to union with his own Spirit, with Brahman. He is God, hidden in all beings, their in most soul who is in all. He watches the works of creation, lives in all things, watches all things. He is pure consciousness,…the one who transforms one seed into many. Only those who see God in their soul attain the joy eternal.
The Spirit supreme is immeasurable, inapprehensible, beyond conception, never-born, beyond reasoning, beyond thought. His vastness is the vastness of space. At the end of the worlds, all things sleep: he alone is awake in Eternity.
Samsara, the transmigration of life, takes place in one’s own mind. Let one therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks that he becomes: this is a mystery of Eternity.
A quietness of mind overcomes good and evil works, and in quietness the soul is one: then one feels the joy of Eternity.
If men thought of God as much as they think of the world, who would not attain liberation?
When the mind is silent, beyond weakness or non-centration, then it can enter into a world which is far beyond the mind: the highest End.
Words cannot describe the joy of the soul whose impurities are cleansed in deep contemplation – who is one with his Atman, his own Spirit. Only those who feel this joy know what it is.
Even as water becomes one with water, fire with fire, and air with air, so the mind becomes one with the Infinite Mind and thus attains final freedom.
Mind is indeed the source of bondage and also the source of liberation.
…God is truth.
The breath of life is one…
…it is the consciousness of life which becomes the breath of life and gives life to a body. The breath of life is the consciousness of life, and the consciousness of life is the breath of life.
When consciousness rules speech, with speech we can speak all words. When consciousness rules breath, with inbreath we can smell all perfumes. When consciousness rules the eye, with the eye we can see all forms. When consciousness rules the ear, with the ear we can hear all sounds. When consciousness rules the tongue, with the tongue we can savour all tastes. When consciousness rules the mind, with the mind we can think all thoughts.
Who denies God, denies himself. Who affirms God, affirms himself.
I am that food which eats the eater of food. I have gone beyond the universe, and the light of the sun is my light.
All beings arise from space, and into space they return: space is indeed their beginning, and space is their final end.
Even as all leaves come from a stem, all words come from the sound OM. OM is the whole universe.
There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the Light that shines in our heart.
…an invisible and subtle essence is the Spirit of the whole universe. That is Reality. That is Atman. Thou art that.
Is there anything higher than thought? Meditation is in truth higher than thought. The earth seems to rest in silent mediation; and the waters and the mountains and the sky and the heavens seem all to be in meditation.
What you see when you look into another person’s eyes, that is the Atman, immortal, beyond fear, that is Brahman.
03-13-2012, 04:25 PM
When one says “I am speaking,” it is the Spirit that speaks: the voice is the organ of speech. When one says “I am hearing,” it is the Spirit that hears: the ear is the organ of hearing. And when one says “I think,” it is the Spirit that thinks: the mind is the organ of thought. It is because of the light of the Spirit that the human mind can see, and can think, and enjoy this world.
The immortal is veiled by the real.
When the soul is in the land of dreams, then all the worlds belong to the soul.
Even as airy threads come from a spider, or small sparks come from a fire, so from Atman, the Spirit in man, come all the powers of life, all the worlds, all the gods: all beings. To know the Atman is to know the mystery of the Upanishads: the Truth of truth. The powers of life are truth and their Truth is Atman, the Spirit.
…the Spirit of man is creator.
Even as a falcon or an eagle, after soaring in the sky, folds his wings for he is weary, and flies down to his nest, even so the Spirit of man hastens to that place of rest where the soul has no desires and the Spirit sees no dreams.
…the Spirit knows not, yet knowing not he knows. How could the Spirit not know if he is the All?...there is no duality there, nothing apart for him to know.
The Soul is Brahman, the Eternal. It is made of consciousness and mind: it is made of life and vision. It is made of the earth and the waters: it is made of air and space. It is made of light and darkness: it is made of desire and peace. It is made of anger and love: it is made of virtue and vice. It is made of all that is near: it is made of all that is afar. It is made of all.
…there are not many but only One.
"Those who speak, do not know. Those who know, do not speak." - Tao Te Ching
08-06-2012, 08:01 PM
“Gandhi was inevitable…We may ignore him at our own risk.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” ~Albert Einstein
“There is no God higher than Truth.”
“Well, all my philosophy, if it may be called by that pretentious name, is contained in what I have said. But, you will not call it ‘Gandhism’; there is no ‘ism’ about it. And no elaborate literature or propaganda is needed about it…”
“I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.”
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
“It is because we have at the present moment everybody claiming the right of conscience without going through any discipline whatsoever that there is so much untruth being delivered to a bewildered world.”
“I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.”
“Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not I the victory itself.”
“Life is greater than all art.”
“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
“The music of life is in danger of being lost in the music of the voice.”
“Don’t be dazzled by the splendor that comes to you from the West. Do not be thrown off your feet by this passing show. The Enlightened One has you in never-to-be-forgotten words that this little span of life is but a passing shadow, a fleeting thing, and if you realize the nothingness of all that appears before your eyes, the nothingness of this material case that we see before us ever changing, then indeed there are treasures for you up above, and there is peace for you down here, peace which passeth all understanding, and happiness to which we are utter strangers. It requires an amazing faith, a divine faith and surrender of all that we see before us.”
“In India we have 3 million people who have to be satisfied with one meal a day, and that meal consists of a chapatti containing no fat in it and a pinch of salt. You and I have no right to anything we have until these 3 million are clothed and fed better.”
“God alone is the judge of true greatness because He knows men’s hearts.”
“The golden rule…is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot…The first thing is to cultivate the mental attitude that will not have possessions or facilities denied to millions, and the next immediate thing is to rearrange our lives as fast as possible in accordance with that mentality.”
“This is the unmistakable teaching of the Gita. He who gives up action falls.”
“Just as one must not receive, so must one not possess anything which one does not really need. It would be a breach of tis principle to possess unnecessary foodstuffs, clothing or furniture. For instance, one must not keep a chair if one can do without it. In observing this principle one is led to a progressive simplification of one’s own life.”
“Love is the subtlest force in the world.”
“One many cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.”
“All of your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be vain if at the same time you did not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions.”
“Purity of life is the highest and truest art.”
“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within.”
08-06-2012, 08:03 PM
“All is well with you even though everything seems to go dead wrong, if you are square with yourself.”
“Does not the history of the world show that there would have been no romance I life if there had been no risks?”
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
“To call women the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to women.”
“Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.”
“Love is a rare herb that makes a friend even of a sworn enemy and this herb grows out of nonviolence.”
“The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.”
“I hold myself to be incapable of hating any being on earth.”
“Absolute calm is no the law of the ocean. And it is the same with the ocean of life.”
“It does not require money to be neat, clean and dignified.”
“I do not believe…that an individual may gain spirituality while those who surround him suffer. I believe in advaita. I believe in the essential unity of man and for that matter, of all that lives. Therefore, I believe that if one man gains spirituality, the whole world gains with him and if one man falls the whole world falls to that extent.”
“To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul.”
“Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.”
“Democracy, disciplined and enlightened, is the finest thing in the world.”
“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”
“Liberty never meant the license to do anything at will.”
“Good travels at a snail’s pace. Those who want to do good are not selfish, they are not in a hurry, they know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time.”
“Nonviolence and cowardice go ill together. I can imagine a fully armed man to be at heart a coward. Possession of arms implies and element of fear, if not cowardice.”
“Nonviolence should never be used as a shield for cowardice. It is a weapon for the brave.”
“It is no nonviolence if we merely love those that love us. It is nonviolence only when we love those that hate us. I know how difficult it is to follow this grand law of love. But are not all great and good things difficult to do? Love of the hater is the most difficult of all. But by the grace of God even this most difficult thing becomes easy to accomplish if we want to do it.”
“The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity.”
“Strength in numbers is the delight of the timid. The valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone.”
“Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God.”
“Nonviolence implies voluntary submission to the penalty for non-cooperation with evil.”
“One great stumbling block is that we have neglected music. Music means rhythm, order. Its effect is electrical. It immediately soothes…”
“Forgiveness is the virtue of the brave. He alone who is strong enough to avenge a wrong knows how to love (and forgive.)”
“Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”
“I believe in God, not only as a theory but as a fact more real than that of life itself.”
08-06-2012, 08:04 PM
“If we have listening ears, God speaks to us in a our own language, whatever that language be.”
“The Bible is as much of a book of religion with me as the Gita and the Koran.”
“Religion is the tie that binds one to one’s Creator, and whilst the body perishes, as it has to, religion persists even after death.”
“Religions are different roads converging upon the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal?”
“To see the universal and all=pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must be able to love the meanest of creation as oneself…”
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness…”
“A man who throws himself on God ceases to fear man.”
“’Do not worry in the least about yourself, leave all worry to God,’—this appears to be the commandment in all religions.”
“If we will take care of today, God will take care of the morrow.”
“The truth is that God is the force. He is the essence of life. He is pure and undefiled consciousness. He is eternal.”
“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.”
“A man of faith does not bargain or stipulate with God.”
“God alone is immortal, imperishable.”
“Cowardice is not a sign of belief in God.”
“What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?”
“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoint of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at the bottom all one and were all helpful to one another.”
“A poet has sung that the way to reach God accrues only to the very brave, never to the fainthearted.”
“Truth is God and God is Truth.”
“The sum total of all that lives is God. We may not be God but we are of God even as a little drop of water is of the ocean.”
“A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.”
“When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.”
“Man is a social being. Without interrelation with society he cannot realize its oneness with the universe or suppress his egotism.”
“It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in internal affairs. The machineries of governments stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.”
“The knowledge of the omnipresence of God also means respect for the lives of even those who may be called opponents or goondas. This contemplated intervention is a process of stilling the fury of man when the brute in him gets the mastery over him.”
“I have found that life persists in the midst of destruction and therefore there must be a higher law than that of destruction…”
“Often does good come out of evil. But that is God’s, not man’s plan. Man knows that only evil can come out of evil, as good out of good.”
“Hatred can be overcome by only love. Counter-hatred only increases the surface as well as the depth of hatred…”
“I believe in what Max Miller said years ago, namely, that truth needed to be repeated as long as there were men who disbelieved it.”
“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such beings as crawl on earth.”
"Love Thy ALL."
"I AM All-That IS."
10-13-2012, 09:43 PM
Alexander Pope, ESSAY ON MAN
“…Expatiate free o’er all this scene of man; a mighty maze! But not without a plan:…
…Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; but vindicate the ways of God to man.
Say first, of God above, or man below, what can we reason, but from what we know?...
…So man, who here seems principal alone, perhaps acts second to some sphere unknown, touches some wheel, or verges to some goal; ‘tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, all but the page prescribed, their present state:…
…But all subsists by elemental strife; and passions are the elements of life. The general order, since the whole began, is kept by Nature, and is kept in man.
…Each beast, each insect, happy in its own: is Heaven unkind to man, and man alone?...
Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Say what the use, were finer optics given, to inspect a mite, not comprehend the heaven?...
…From nature’s chain whatever link you strike, tenth, or tenth thousandth, breaks the chain alike.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, whole body Nature is, and God the soul;…
…To him no high, no low, no great, no small; He fills, He bounds, connects, and equals all.
…All nature is but art, unknown to thee. All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;…
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, the proper study of mankind is man.
…Created half to rise, and half to fall; great lord of all things, yet a prey to all, sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl’d: the glory, jest, and riddle of the world!
Go, wondrous creature! Mount where Science guides, go measure earth, weigh air, and state the tides;, instruct the planets in what orbs to run, correct old Time, and regulate the sun;…Go, teach Eternal Wisdom how to rule—then drop into thyself, and be a fool!
…On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail, reason the card, but passion is the gale;…
This light and darkness is out chaos join’d, what shall divide? The God within the mind. Extremes in Nature equal ends produce, in man they join to some mysterious use;…
Virtuous and vicious every man must be, few in the extreme, but all in the degree;…
…Taught half by reason, half by mere decay, to welcome Death, and calmly pass away.
…See the blind beggar dance, the cripple sing, the sot a hero, lunatic a king; the starving chemist in his golden views supremely blest, the poet in his muse. See some strange comfort every state attend, and pride bestow’d on all, a common friend: see some fit passion every age supply, hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
Look round our world; behold the chain of love combining all below and all above. See plastic Nature working to this end, the single atoms each to other tend,…
…Like bubbles on the sea of Matter borne, they rise, they break, and to that sea return. Nothing is foreign: parts relate to whole; one all-extending, all-preserving soul connects each being, greatest with the least; made beast in aid of man, and man of beast; all served, all serving: nothing stands alone: the chain holds on, and where it ends, unknown.
…Is it for thee the lark ascends and sings? Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note…
Know, Nature’s children shall divide her care; the fur that warms a monarch warm’d a bear…
…While man exclaims, “See all things for my use!” “See man for mine!” replies a pamper’d goose:…
…Heaven breathes through every member of the whole. One common blessing, as one common soul…
…If then to all men happiness was meant. God in externals could not place content.
…To whom can riches give repute, or trust, content, or pleasure, but the good and just?
In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise? ‘Tis but to know how little can be known; to see all others’ faults and feel our own:…
See the sole bliss Heaven could on all bestow; which who but feels can taste, but thinks can know…
…For Wit’s false mirror held up Nature’s light; show’d erring Pride, -Whatever is, is right! That reason, passion, answer one great aim; that true self-love and social are the same; that virtue only makes our bliss below; and all our knowledge is, -Ourselves to know."
11-03-2012, 09:53 AM
"Let there be light."
11-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Tool (the band) Lateralus
Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
lets me see there is so much more
and beckons me to look through to these infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn outside the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.
Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition leaving all these opportunities behind.
Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.
I embrace my desire to
feel the rhythm, to feel connected
enough to step aside and weep like a widow
to feel inspired, to fathom the power,
to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral
of our divinity and still be a human.
11-08-2012, 09:33 AM
Tool (the band) Lateralus
"The form of the phenomenon of will...is really only the present, not the future nor the past. The latter are only in the conception, exist only in the connection of knowledge, so far as it follows the principle of sufficient reason. No man has ever lived in the past, and none will live in the future; the present alone is the form of all life, and is its sure possession which can never be taken from it... We might compare time to a constantly revolving sphere; the half that was always sinking would be the past, that which was always rising would be the future; but the indivisible point at the top, where the tangent touches, would be the extensionless present. As the tangent does not revolve around the sphere, neither does the present, the point of contact of the object, the form of which is time, with the subject, which has no form, because it does not belong to the knowable, but is the condition of all that is knowable" ~Welt als Wille und Vorstellung, I, 54
"Strictly speaking, the duration of the life of a living being is exceedingly brief, lasting only while a thought lasts. Just as a chariot wheel in rolling rolls only at one point; in exactly the same way the life of a living being lasts only for the period of one thought." ~Radhakrishnan: Indian Philosophy, I, 373
"The Being of the present moment of thought does live, but has not lived nor will it live..." ~op. cit., I, 407
"...Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges."
"Other Buddhist texts say that the world annihilates itself and reappears six thousand five hundred million times a day..."
This reminds me of how in one radio show or audio blog Wilcock said something like, "the sun isn't just going to burp and pulverize us all" then the night after listening I dreamt the sun actually did burp and pulverize us all immediately following that statement of his, HAHA!
01-30-2013, 06:19 AM
"...Gradually, the concrete enigma I labored at disturbed me less than the generic enigma of a sentence written by a god. What type of sentence (I asked myself) will an absolute mind construct? I considered that even in the human languages there is no proposition that does not imply the entire universe: to say "the tiger" is to say the tigers that begot it, the deer and turtles devoured by it, the grass on which the deer fed, the earth that was mother to the grass, the heaven that gave birth to the earth. I considered that in the language of a god every word would enunciate that infinite concatenation of facts, and not in an implicit but in an explicit manner, and not progressively but instantaneously. In time, the notion of a divine sentence seemed puerile or blasphemous. A god, I reflected, ought to utter only a single word and in that word absolute fullness. No word uttered by him can be inferior to the universe or less than the sum total of time..."
"...One of the schools of Tlön goes so far as to negate time; it reasons that the present is indefinite, that the future has no reality other than as a present hope, that the past has no reality other than as a present memory. Another school declares that all time has already transpired and that our life is only the crepuscular and no doubt falsified an mutilated memory or reflection of an irrecoverable process. Another, that the history of the universe — and in it our lives and the most tenuous detail of our lives — is the scripture produced by a subordinate god in order to communicate with a demon. Another, that the universe is comparable to those cryptographs in which not all the symbols are valid and that only what happens every three hundred nights is true. Another, that while we sleep here, we are awake elsewhere and that in this way every man is two men..."
"...It would be an exaggeration to say that ours is a hostile relationship. I live, let myself go on living, so that Borges may contrive his literature, and this literature justifies me. It is no effort for me to confess that he has achieved some valid pages, but those pages cannot save me, perhaps because what is good belongs to no one, not even to him, but rather to the language and to tradition. Besides I am destined to perish, definitively, and only some instant of myself can survive in him. Little by little, I am giving over everything to him, though I am quite aware of his perverse custom of falsifying and magnifying things. Spinoza knew that all things long to persist in their being; the stone eternally wants to be a stone, and the tiger a tiger. I shall remain in Borges, not in myself (if it is true that I am someone), but I recognize myself less in his books than in many others or in the laborious strumming of a guitar. Years ago I tried to free myself from him and went from the mythologies of the suburbs to the games with time and infinity, but those games belong to Borges now and I shall have to imagine other things. Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him. I do not know which of us has written this page."
02-01-2013, 06:11 AM
"There is the possibility of love of other-selves and service to other-selves, but there is the overwhelming awareness of the Creator in the self. The connection with the Creator is that of the umbilical cord. The security is total. Therefore, no love is terribly important; no pain terribly frightening;...
The vital energy may be seen to be that deep love of life or life experiences such as the beauty of creation and the appreciation of other-selves and the distortions of your co-Creators’ making which are of beauty...
This is the most nearly centered and usable within your illusion complex. The moment contains love. That is the lesson/goal of this illusion or density. The exercise is to consciously seek that love in awareness and understanding distortions. The first attempt is the cornerstone. Upon this choosing rests the remainder of the life-experience of an entity. The second seeking of love within the moment begins the addition. The third seeking powers the second, the fourth powering or doubling the third. As with the previous type of empowerment, there will be some loss of power due to flaws within the seeking in the distortion of insincerity. However, the conscious statement of self to self of the desire to seek love is so central an act of will that, as before, the loss of power due to this friction is inconsequential...
When fifth-density refinement has been achieved that which is not is carried further, the wisdom density being explored by entities which have no compassion, no universal love. They experience that which they wish by free choice, being of the earnest opinion that green-ray energy is folly.
That which is not may be seen as a self-imposed darkness in which harmony is turned into an eternal disharmony. However, that which is not cannot endure throughout the octave of third density and, as darkness eventually calls the light, so does that which is not eventually call that which is...
Ra: I am Ra. The root cause of blockage is the lack of the ability to see the other-self as the Creator, or to phrase this differently, the lack of love.
28.3 Questioner: The… This light that occurred as a consequence of vibration which is a consequence of Love. I am going to ask if that statement is right. Is that right— correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This statement is correct...
Let us remember that we are all one. This is the great learning/teaching. In this unity lies love. This is a great learn/teaching. In this unity lies light. This is the fundamental teaching of all planes of existence in materialization. Unity, love, light, and joy; this is the heart of evolution of the spirit...
The Matrix of the Mind is that which reaches just as the kinetic phase of intelligent infinity, through free will, reaches for the Logos or, in the case of the mind/body/spirit complex the sub-sub-Logos which is the free will potentiated beingness of the mind/body/spirit complex; to intelligent infinity, Love, and all that follows from that Logos; to the Matrix or, shall we say, the conscious, waiting self of each entity, the Love or the sub-sub-Logos spinning through free will all those things which may enrich the experience of the Creator by the Creator...
The nature of the vibratory patterns of your universe is dependent upon the configurations placed upon the original material or light by the focus or Love using Its intelligent energy to create a certain pattern of illusions or densities in order to satisfy Its own intelligent estimate of a method of knowing Itself. Thus the colors, as you call them, are as strait, or narrow, or necessary as is possible to express, given the will of Love...
It is well for each to realize its self as the Creator. Thusly each may support each including the support of self by humble love of self as Creator...
This is why we iterate quite often, when asked for specific information, that it pales to insignificance, just as the grass withers and dies while the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator redounds to the very infinite realms of creation forever and ever, creating and creating itself in perpetuity.
Why then be concerned with the grass that blooms, withers and dies in its season only to grow once again due to the infinite love and light of the One Creator? This is the message we bring. Each entity is only superficially that which blooms and dies. In the deeper sense there is no end to beingness...
There is no magic greater than honest distortion toward love..."
02-01-2013, 06:12 AM
"Ra: I am Ra. It is necessary to consider the enabling function of the focus known as Love. This energy is of an ordering nature...
The process by which space/time comes into continuum form is a function of the careful building, shall we say, of an entire or whole plan of vibratory rates, densities, and potentials. When this plan has coalesced in the thought complexes of Love, then the physical manifestations begin to appear; this first manifestation stage being awareness or consciousness.
At the point at which this coalescence is at the living-ness or beingness point, the point or fountainhead of beginning, space/time then begins to unroll its scroll of living-ness...
Let us for a moment consider thought. What is it, my friends, to take thought? Took you then thought today? What thoughts did you think today? What thoughts were part of the original thought today? In how many of your thoughts did the creation abide? Was love contained? And was service freely given? You are not part of a material universe. You are part of a thought. You are dancing in a ballroom in which there is no material. You are dancing thoughts. You move your body, your mind, and your spirit in somewhat eccentric patterns for you have not completely grasped the concept that you are part of the original thought...
We were attempting to aid in giving the mind/body/spirit complexes of third density on your planetary sphere, more of a time/space continuum in one incarnation pattern in order to have a fuller opportunity to learn/teach the Laws or Ways of the primal distortion of the Law of One which is Love...
Ra: The origin of all energy is the action of free will upon love. The nature of all energy is light.
This is not a dimension of knowing, even subjectively, due to the lack of overview of cosmic and other in-pourings which affect each and every situation which produces catalyst. The subjective acceptance of that which is at the moment and the finding of love within that moment is the greater freedom...
The best way of service to others is the constant attempt to seek to share the love of the Creator as it is known to the inner self. This involves self knowledge and the ability to open the self to the other-self without hesitation. This involves, shall we say, radiating that which is the essence or the heart of the mind/body/spirit complex...
The ability to love, accept, and use a certain intensity of light thus creates the requirement for both positive and negative fourth to fifth harvesting...
Enlightenment is of the moment, is an opening to intelligent infinity. It can only be accomplished by the self, for the self. Another self cannot teach/learn enlightenment, but only teach/learn information, inspiration, or a sharing of love, of mystery, of the unknown that makes the other-self reach out and begin the seeking process that ends in a moment, but who can know when an entity will open the gate to the present?...
...enter more fully into the all-compassionate love of each and every circumstance including those circumstances against which an entity may have a strong distortion towards what you may call unhappiness...
Anger is one of many things to be accepted and loved as a part of self or controlled as a part of self, if the entity is to do work...
for within the illusion it seems more lovely to be within the illusion than to drop the garment which has carried the mind/body/spirit complex and move on."
03-12-2013, 01:51 PM
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death; I will fear no evil: for thou
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
house of the Lord for ever.
03-26-2013, 02:46 PM
"Sometimes I think that the greatest sign that there is intelligent life somewhere in the universe is that it hasn't tried to contact us yet." ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
“The masses of men and women in the Western world compulsively avoid true, authentic psychoanalytic investigation of their natures, particularly in regards the so-called ‘darker’ aspects of their personality (the ‘shadow’ self). However, not dealing with the psyche at all proves systemically hazardous. A compromise is required. Hence, the proliferation of the ‘New Age’ philosophy and movement, together with its many permutations. Riddled with ego-customized shams and gimmicks, the application of its methods serve, for the most part, to merely bolster the failing ego and its drives. If we do not autonomously cleanse our psyches, and strive to live morally…and if we continue to violate the natural order because of our inner emotional and psychological toxicity, we will allow the ego to manifest surrogate channels to exorcise its repressions and other negative debris. In short, if we give up the right-rulership of the self, we inevitably breed ‘Orwellian’ political and religious tyrants to take over the job, and turn us into ‘Smiling Depressives’, or worse.” ~Michael Tsarion
The system of nature is at the same time the system of our mind. Nature is God’s mind made visible, and mind is nature made invisible ~F W J von Schelling (Philosophy of Nature)
“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to stop from facing their souls.” ~Carl Gustav Jung
"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, 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 circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." ~Albert Einstein
"Always think of the Universe as one living organism, with a single substance and single soul; and observe how all things are submitted to the single perceptivity of this one whole, all are moved by its single impulse, and all play their part in the causation of every event that happens. Note the intricacy of the weave, the complexity of the web." ~Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations" 121-180 BC
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting Love; it is the prerogative of the brave." ~Gandhi
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~Carl Jung
"There's a part of every thing that wants to become itself; the tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, a damaged human being into a whole one. That is spirituality." ~Ellen Bass
"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men." ~Leonardo Da Vinci
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." ~Ambrose Bierce
"In a mad world, only the mad are sane." ~Akiro Kurosawa
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." ~Voltaire
“We don’t receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us “ ~Marcel Proust
“No matter to what depths I plumb, I always end with my wings beating steadily upwards toward the sun” ~Aleister Crowley
“Self-Realization is necessary before God-Realization “ ~Vedantic Motto
“Know Thyself.” ~Ancient inscription at Delphi
“He who knows himself knows god.“ ~Clement of Alexandria
A man’s destiny, they say, is written in the stars. All he’ll ever do, all he’ll ever love, all he’ll ever be… If this be true, as I now suppose it must, only one question remains: who does the writing? ~Introduction: The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, Curtis Signature Collection
"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." ~Edgar Cayce
“…Each grain of sand every stone on the land, each rock and each hill, each fountain and rill, each herb and each tree, mountain, hill, earth and sea, cloud, meteor and star, are Men seen afar.“ ~William Blake
04-19-2013, 11:24 AM
What you do to others, you do to yourself.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.
You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.
Space has no “existence.” “To exist” literally means “to stand out.” You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.
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