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“Đừng biết chân lý, nhưng hãy cảm nếm chân lý. Khi bạn cảm nếm được chân lý, bạn sẽ thay đổi. Còn nếu bạn chỉ biết nó bằng cái đầu của bạn, bạn không thay đổi.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness: A de Mello Spirituality Conference in His Own Words
“What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“The shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.”
Anthony de Mello
“«Señor y Dios nuestro, concédenos la gracia de desearte con todo nuestro corazón, para que, deseándote, podamos buscarte y encontrarte; encontrándote, podamos amarte; y, amándote, podamos aborrecer todo aquello de lo que nos has redimido. Amén».”
Anthony de Mello, CONTACTO CON DIOS
“That is how you bring about change in yourself. Not by condemnation, not by calling yourself names, but by understanding what’s going on. Not by calling yourself a dirty old sinner.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“How can you love someone whom you do not even see?”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“Most priests and religious equate prayer with thinking. That is their downfall.”
Anthony de Mello, Sadhana
“Before enlightenment I used to be depressed. After enlightenment I continue to be depressed.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“Seek her patronage and ask for her intercession before you start out on this way.”
Anthony de Mello, Sadhana
“Bạn có sẵn sàng đặt cả cuộc sống mình vào một chén bạc không? Lúc nào là lúc bạn dám liều như thế, bạn biết không? Đó là lúc mà bạn hiểu ra, khám phá ra rằng cái mà thiên hạ thường bảo là sự sống thì quả thực không phải là sự sống. Người ta đã lầm khi nghĩ rằng sống là sống cái tấm thân.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness: A de Mello Spirituality Conference in His Own Words
“But to depend on another psychologically—to depend on another emotionally—what does that imply? It means to depend on another human being for my happiness. Think about that. Because if you do, the next thing you will be doing, whether you’re aware of it or not, is demanding that other people contribute to your happiness.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“there’s not a single evil in the world that you cannot trace to fear. Not one.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air. Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings. The old eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“(Somebody said about most retreats that we begin them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and we end as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.)”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“When the archer shoots for no particular prize, he has all his skills; when he shoots to win a brass buckle, he is already nervous; when he shoots for a gold prize, he goes blind, sees two targets, and is out of his mind. His skill has not changed, but the prize divides him. He cares! He thinks more of winning than of shooting, and the need to win drains him of power.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“If you wish to attain to lasting happiness you must be ready to hate father, mother, even your own life and to take leave of all your possessions. How? Not by renouncing them or giving them up because what you give up violently you are forever bound to. But rather by seeing them for the nightmare they are; and then, whether you keep them or not, they will have lost their grip over you, their power to hurt you, and you will be out of your dream at last, out of your darkness, your fear, your unhappiness. So spend some time seeing each of the things you cling to for what it really is, a nightmare that causes you excitement and pleasure on the one hand but also worry, insecurity, tension, anxiety, fear, unhappiness on the other.”
Anthony de Mello, The Way to Love
“Charles de Foucauld,”
Anthony de Mello, Seek God Everywhere: Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
“What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you. You are always a slave to what you’re not aware of. When you’re aware of it, you’re free from it. It’s there, but you’re not affected by it. You’re not controlled by it; you’re not enslaved by it. That’s the difference.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“When you're on the verge of going insane, raving mad, you're about to become either a psychotic or a mystic.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness: A de Mello Spirituality Conference in His Own Words
“One of the biggest enemies to prayer is nervous tension.”
Anthony de Mello, Sadhana
“In the past, regretting past mistakes, feeling guilty about past sins, gloating over past achievements, resenting past injuries caused them by other people.”
Anthony de Mello, Sadhana
“Or in the future, dreading possible calamities and unpleasantnesses, anticipating future joys, dreaming of future events.”
Anthony de Mello, Sadhana
“if you just suppress your desire, and you attempt to renounce the object of your desire, you are likely to be tied to it.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“Say your thing and get out of here. And if they profit, that’s fine, and if they don’t, too bad!”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“A story is the shortest distance between a human being and the truth.”
Anthony de Mello
“«¿Qué he de hacer para amar a mi prójimo?». «Dejar de odiarte a ti mismo». El discípulo meditó larga y seriamente estas palabras y regresó a decirle al Maestro: «Pero si yo me amo demasiado a mí mismo... Si soy un egoísta y un egocéntrico... ¿Cómo puedo librarme de ello?». «Sé cordial contigo mismo, y tu ego quedará satisfecho y te dejará en libertad para amar a tu prójimo».”
Anthony de Mello, ¿QUIÉN PUEDE HACER QUE AMANEZCA?
“When you fight something, you’re tied to it forever. As long as you’re fighting it, you are giving it power. You give it as much power as you are using to fight it.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“You want freedom? Here it is: Drop your false ideas. See through people. If you see through yourself, you will see through everyone. Then you will love them. Otherwise you spend the whole time grappling with your wrong notions of them, with your illusions that are constantly crashing against reality.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare.”
Anthony de Mello, Awareness
“Think of yourself in a concert hall listening to the strains of the sweetest music when you suddenly remember that you forgot to lock your car. You are anxious about the car, you cannot walk out of the hall and you cannot enjoy the music. There you have a perfect image of life as it is lived by most human beings.”
Anthony de Mello, The Way to Love


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