Shabd Mystic > Shabd's Quotes

Showing 1-30 of 59
« previous 1
sort by

  • #1
    Rumi
    “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
    Rumi

  • #2
    Rumi
    “Be empty of worrying.
    Think of who created thought!

    Why do you stay in prison
    When the door is so wide open?”
    Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, The Essential Rumi

  • #3
    John Lennon
    “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
    John Lennon

  • #4
    John Lennon
    “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
    John Lennon

  • #5
    John Lennon
    “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”
    John Lennon

  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #7
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
    Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

  • #8
    Bono
    “Stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Find out what God's doing. It's already blessed.”
    Bono
    tags: god, life

  • #9
    David Eddings
    “God save us from religion.”
    David Eddings

  • #10
    John Milton
    “And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie,
    That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.”
    John Milton, The Complete Poetry

  • #11
    Rumi
    “If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.”
    Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
    tags: god, love

  • #12
    “What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”
    Eleanor Powell
    tags: god

  • #13
    Rumi
    “Knock, And He'll open the door
    Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
    Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
    Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
    Jalal Ad-Din Rumi

  • #14
    Allan Lokos
    “Do not speak about anyone who is not physically present.”
    Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

  • #15
    Amit Ray
    “Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.”
    Amit Ray

  • #16
    Meister Eckhart
    “Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.”
    Meister Eckhart

  • #17
    Ramakrishna
    “Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.”
    Ramakrishna

  • #18
    Ramakrishna
    “Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.”
    Ramakrishna

  • #19
    Socrates
    “The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion.”
    Socrates

  • #20
    Bede Griffiths
    “The resurrection does not consist merely of the appearances of Jesus to his disciples after his death. Many think that these appearances in Galilee and Jerusalem are the resurrection. But they are simply to confirm the faith of the disciples. The real resurrection is the passing beyond the world altogether. It is Jesus' passage from this world to the Father. It was not an event in space and time, but the passage beyond space and time to the eternal, to reality. Jesus passed into reality. That is our starting point.

    It is into that world that we are invited to enter by meditation. We do not have to wait for physical death, but we can enter now into that eternal world. We have to go beyond the outer appearances of the senses and beyond the concepts of the mind, and open ourselves to the reality of Christ within, the Christ of the resurrection.”
    Bede Griffiths, The New Creation in Christ

  • #21
    C.G. Jung
    “When you succeed in awakening the Kundalini, so that it starts to move out of its mere potentiality, you necessarily start a world which is totally different from our world. It is the world of eternity.”
    Carl Jung

  • #22
    “Look within!
    The secret is inside you.”
    Hui-Neng

  • #23
    Teresa of Ávila
    “It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”
    St. Teresa of Avila

  • #24
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.”
    Chögyam Trungpa

  • #25
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “If you are a warrior, decency means that you are not cheating anybody at all. You are not even about to cheat anybody. There is a sense of straightforwardness and simplicity. With setting-sun vision, or vision based on cowardice, straightforwardness is always a problem. If people have some story or news to tell somebody else, first of all they are either excited or disappointed. Then they begin to figure out how to tell their news. They develop a plan, which leads them completely away from simply telling it. By the time a person hears the news, it is not news at all, but opinion. It becomes a message of some kind, rather than fresh, straightforward news. Decency is the absence of strategy. It is of utmost importance to realize that the warrior’s approach should be simple-minded sometimes, very simple and straightforward. That makes it very beautiful: you having nothing up your sleeve; therefore a sense of genuineness comes through. That is decency.”
    Chögyam Trungpa

  • #26
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “Becoming "awake" involves seeing our confusion more clearly.”
    Chogyam Trungpa, The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

  • #27
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “We also have to give up the notion of a divine savior, which has nothing to do with what religion we belong to, but refers to the idea of someone or something who will save us without our having to go through any pain. In fact, giving up that kind of false hope is the first step. We have to be with ourselves. We have to be real people. There is no way of beating around the bush, hoping for the best. If you are really interested in working with yourself, you can’t lead that kind of double life, adopting ideas, techniques, and concepts of all kinds, simply in order to get away from yourself.”
    Chögyam Trungpa, Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery

  • #28
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process; it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques. This fundamental distortion may be referred to as spiritual materialism.”
    Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

  • #29
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “According to the Buddhist tradition, the spiritual path is the process of cutting through our confusion, of uncovering the awakened state of mind. When the awakened state of mind is crowded in by ego and its attendant paranoia, it takes on the character of an underlying instinct. So it is not a matter of building up the awakened state of mind, but rather of burning out the confusions which obstruct it. In the process of burning out these confusions, we discover enlightenment.”
    Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

  • #30
    Chögyam Trungpa
    “The path of truth is profound—and so are the obstacles and possibilities for self-deception.”
    Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism



Rss
« previous 1