Worldly Quotes

Quotes tagged as "worldly" (showing 1-30 of 50)
“Meanwhile she's coldly interrogating me with her eyes. She's definitely in charge of this house and this moment. This must be Chloe.

She escorts me to a table full of people and presents me. She introduces them briefly. This one's from Morocco, that one from Italy, he's Persian--I'm not exactly sure what that means--this one's from "the UK." They're all in their twenties, poised and dismissive. They don't know or care who I'm supposed to be at home or where I went to school. They're measuring something else I can't see and don't understand.

They nod and turn back to each other. They seem to be waiting for a cue from Chloe to release them from having to feign interest. She introduces herself at substantially more length. Her father is Chinese and her mother is Swiss; she grew up in Hong Kong and "in Europe."

I grew up in Michigan and in Michigan. But she didn't ask.”
Kenneth Cain, Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures): True Stories from a War Zone

“People don’t seem to realize
it that it is not like we’re on
the Titanic and we have to
avoid the iceberg. We’ve
already hit the iceberg. The
water is rushing in down below. But some people just
don’t want to leave the dance
floor; others don’t want to
give up on the buffet. But if
we don’t make the hard
choices, nature will make them for u”
peter adejimi

Criss Jami
“Whenever you feel like feeling like a devil's advocate, Bible-thump. That, in a worldly world, is the great irony and satire of evangelism.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“How safe and secure is the internet?
Well.....
Would you leave all your worldly belongings on the road and expect them to be there when you came back seven years later?”
Anthony T.Hincks

Dada Bhagwan
“Those who believe the worldly life interactions (vyavahaar) to be the real/true; developed high blood pressure, heart attacks and other such ailments. And those who believe it to be false, they became fat. Those living on both the shores, became lost wanderers. Although living the worldly life, ‘we’ are non-attached (vitaraag, the enlightened one).”
Dada Bhagwan

Henry Fielding
“...the pleasures of the world are chiefly folly, and the business of it mostly knavery, and both nothing better than vanity; the men of pleasure tearing one another to pieces from the emulation of spending money, and the men of business from envy in getting it.”
Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews

Dada Bhagwan
“No one in this world is your boss! Yet people walk around with a perplexed look, thinking ‘someone will take away my things!’ Hey, you are the owner of the whole universe. Who can take away what is yours?”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“The ‘one’ who does no ‘egoism’, the worldly life ends for him!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Nothing can touch the one who is oodasin (one unperturbed by worldly life). After attaining Knowledge of the Self, if one applies awareness of the Self, one can remain unperturbed (oodasin).”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“There aren’t any ‘relative’ (worldly) things that is worth inviting. So what is worth inviting? The ‘place’ where we have to go is worth knowing.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Besides the Self [Soul], what is everything else? It is all worldly interactions (vyavahar). And worldly interaction is dependent on the non-Self (parashrit). Because people believe the non-Self dependent state (parashrit) to be Self-dependent (swashrit); you too believe it to be so. How can a disease leave once it has set in? This worldly disease has increased into a chronic disease! How can one become free from it? If one attains the ‘science’, he can be free!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“The saints have to ‘drink poison’ (worldly suffering) and the world has to ‘drink nectar’ (worldly pleasures). Because people are weak.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Physical action [paudgalik kriya] will give only worldly fruits; it will not go in vain. If you plant sugar cane, you will eat sweet food and if you plant bitter gourd, you will eat bitter food. Plant whichever taste appeals to you and if you want liberation [Moksha], then don’t plant anything. Stop sowing seeds altogether.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“If a prisoner paints his cell in the prison, does it mean that he likes the prison? Why does he do so? It is because he has no choice. Similarly, one has no choice in the worldly life, and that is why he builds a house, buys car, builds a bungalow.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Those who have become vitarag (free from all worldly attachments), will have no intent of ownership (maliki bhav).”
Dada Bhagwan

“A society that lives by worldly principles is slowly moving towards a global crisis in all areas”
Sunday Adelaja

Dada Bhagwan
“When does one qualify (for moksha)? It is when he never has any conflict in the worldly life.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Vitragta [a state of freedom from all worldly attachments] is the only way to ‘swim’ across lifetimes.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“You will especially not find anyone who speaks bitterly to you. All the 'diseases' [worldly suffering] remains due to the sweetness. Bitterness will remove the disease, sweetness will increase it. Your life should be such that you will not have to listen to bitter words. If however, you have to listen to bitter words, then you should listen to it. It is always beneficial.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Ambalal Muljibhai’ (Dada’s relative self) is under the control of worldly interactions, and ‘we’ (The Gnani Purush) are in the control of nischaya (realm of the Self). Worldly interaction should not be scorned at, at all.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“If you are visiting someone and his wife feeds you a wonderful meal, you should be grateful but you should not wish that it would be nice if she could go home with you. Having such intents towards food and eating leads one to become increasingly possessed with turmoil (worldly suffering). This is why the Lord has said for us to enjoy but not become the enjoyer, to do something which we like but do not become habituated about it.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“The knowledge, which makes you ‘emotional’, is worldly awareness. True awareness does not make you ‘emotional’.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“These are all ‘ghosts’. If you are afraid, the ghosts will possess you. If there is inner fear of ‘what if they hang me?’; then one should say, ‘yes, that is correct’. The Soul can never be hung; nothing [worldly] can touch the Soul. All the doings are that of the pudgal (matter; non-Self). The noose for hanging is pudgal and the one doing hanging (the hangman), is also pudgal. The Soul has never been hung. This [fact] does not fit one’s vision and that is why he has fear. But once his vision becomes like the Gnani’s [the enlightened one], then it’s over! For that, one has to stay in touch with the Gnani [the enlightened one].”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“The fruit of worldly love is indeed revenge (vengeance).”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Worldly life means [state of continuous] agitation and uneasiness. What makes one like it, it is a wonder in itself!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“As long as there is worldly life, one is going to attain physical body, and as long as there is a body, there will be worldly miseries and troubles.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“The path of spirituality is a path where one has to keep on reducing his wishes for worldly happiness, as one moves on the path ahead. And ultimately there, natural and spontaneous bliss of the Self will arise. Your own true happiness, eternal happiness will arise.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“When one gathers all the books of all worldly religions, when one beholds (dharan) them, then the phenomenon of religious upholding (dharma dharan) occurs. When that religious upholding becomes 100% strong, then the essence [marma] begins to manifest. When the essence becomes 100% strong, then the extract of the Knowledge [gnanark] begins to manifest. Here, we make you ‘drink’ (absorb) directly, the ‘Extract of the Knowledge’.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“The mind’s nature is worldly. If someone comes late, the mind will say ‘Why did you come at this wrong time?’ And this will create [bondage with] an iron shackle.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“What do worldly (non Self-realised) people do? They feel uneasy the moment a guest arrives. The husband tells his wife, 'you just show that you are upset, so then he will leave!' You get upset or even if you verbally abuse him, the guest will not leave. How can he when it was meant to happen [it is decided]? By getting upset, you are gathering stock (of karma) for the next life, you’ll need something to spend in your next life [won’t you]?”
Dada Bhagwan

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