Quotations

J. Krishnamurti

J. KrishnamurtiWhen you live everyday with "what is" and observe "what is," not only out there but inwardly, then you will create a society that will beEN-USEN-US without conflict.

J. Krishnamurti (Writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects)

Mother Teresa

Mother TeresaDeath is going home, yet people are afraid of what will come so they do not want to die. If we do, if there is no mystery, we will not be afraid. There is also the question of conscience—'I could have done better.' Very often as we live, so we die. Death is nothing but a continuation of life, the completion of life. The surrendering of the human body. But the heart and the soul live for ever. They do not die. Every religion has got eternity—another life; this life is not the end, people who believe it is, fear death. If it was properly explained that death was nothing but going home to God, then there would be no fear.

Mother Teresa (Albanian Catholic nun with Indian citizenship and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979)

Radha Burnier

Radha BurnierThe T.S. can demonstrate to the world that a deep sense of brotherhood, a realization of spiritual kinship with each other, is a reality, in a group of ten or a group of two hundred—it does not matter what the size is.

 

Radha Burnier (International President of the Theosophical Society – Adyar)

 

Alan Watts

Alan Watts Zen, as Suzuki exemplified it, was spontaneously intelligent living, without calculation, and without rigid conceptual distinctions between self and other, knower and known. He used the force of gravity as a sailor uses the wind.

Alan Watts (British philosopher, writer and speaker)

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag HammarskjoldIt is not sufficient to place yourself daily under God. What really matters is to be only under God: the slightest division of allegiance opens the door to day-dreaming, petty conversation, petty boasting, petty malice – all the petty satellites of the death-instinct.

"But how, then, am I to love God? You must love Him as if He were a Non-God, a Non-Spirit, a Non-Person, a Non-Substance: love Him simply as the One, the Pure and absolute Unity in which is no trace of Duality. And into this One, we must let ourselves fall continually from being into non-being. God helps us to do this."

Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish diplomat, economist, mystic, author and second General Secretary of the United Nations)

Gary Zukov

Gary ZukovAn authentically empowered person is humble. This does not mean the false humility of one who stoops to be with those who are below him or her. It is the inclusiveness of one who responds to the beauty of each soul, who sees in each personality the soul incarnate upon the Earth. It is the harmlessness of one who treasures and honors and reveres life in all its forms.

Gary Zukov (Former Green Beret officer during the Vietnam War, bestselling author and Harvard graduate)

Aldous Huxley

Aldous HuxleyGood action and thoughts produce consequences which tend to neutralize, or put a stop to, the result of evil thoughts and actions. For as we give up the life of self (and note that, like forgiveness, repentance and humility are also special cases of giving), as we abandon what the German mystics called "the I, me, mine," we make ourselves progressively capable of receiving grace. By grace we are enabled to know reality more completely, and this knowledge of reality helps us to give up more of the life of selfhood — and so on, in a mounting spiral of illumination and regeneration.

Aldous Huxley (English writer and one of the prominent members of the famous Huxley family)

Paul Tillich

Paul TillichMystical identification transcends the aristocratic virtue of courageous self-sacrifice. It is self- surrender in a higher, more complete, and more complete and more radical form. It is the perfect form of self-affirmation.

Paul Tillich (German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher)

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de ChardinNot everything is immediately good to those who seek God; but everything is capable of becoming good.

 

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French philosopher and Jesuit priest)

 

Martha Graham

Martha GrahamI am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.

Martha Graham (American dancer and choreographer)

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