Anthony De Mello

A Quote by Anthony De Mello on spirituality, awakening, teacher, dancing, enlightenment, and awareness

Waking up is unpleasant, you know. You are nice and comfortable in bed. It is irritating to be woken up. That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up. I hope I’m going to be wise here and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up if you are asleep. It is really none of my business, even though I say to you at times, "Wake up!" My business is to do my thing, to dance my dance. If you profit from it fine; if you don’t, too bad! As the Arabs say, "The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on people, self, and perception

We see people and things not as they are, but as we are.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on life, awareness, emotions, thoughts, reactions, and living

Most people don't live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts -- generally somebody else's -- mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on loneliness, company, reality, alone, and lonely

Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on love, demands, expectations, and happiness

Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, But I do not cling.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on problems, thought, thinking, and mind

Problems only exist in the human mind.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on cure, pain, relief, psychology, suffering, success, and life

Most people tell you they want to get out of kindergarten, but don't believe them. Don't believe them! All they want you to do is to mend their broken toys. "Give me back my wife. Give me back my job. Give me back my money. Give me back my reputation, my success." This is what they want; they want their toys replaced. That's all. Even the best psychologist will tell you that, that people don't really want to be cured. What they want is relief; a cure is painful.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on relationships, love, life, happiness, and joy

We're crazy, We're living on crazy ideas about love, about relationships, about happiness, about joy, about everything.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on change, understanding, and self

The only way to change is by changing your understanding.

Anthony De Mello

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on experiences, pain, pleasure, and life

Pleasant experiences make life delightful. Painful experiences lead to growth.

Anthony De Mello

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