ancestors

A Quote by Satprem on ancestors, impotence, belief, faith, and consciousness

This impotence, however, is not irreversible, since it is based mainly on our belief that we are impotent; we are a little like someone who has inherited a pair of crutches from his ancestors, and hence loses faith in his own legs.  The point is to have faith in our own consciousness--it has not only legs, but hundreds of eyes and arms, and even wings."

Satprem

Source: Title: Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, by Satprem, page, 111

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A Quote by Philip Carr-Gomm on ancestors, connection, and life

When we know about our ancestors, when we sense them as living and as supporting us, then we feel connected to the genetic life-stream, and we draw strength and nourishment from this.

Philip Carr-Gomm

Source: The Druid Tradition

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A Quote by Huston Smith on ancestors, arrow, calendars, clocks, duration, shape, and tenses

...yesterday and today and tomorrow are not an arrow that shoots from past to present to future; rather all tenses, and sleeping and waking, mix and cohabit in an atemporal duration beyond clocks and calendars. The Aboriginal world began long ago when the Ancestors sang in Dreamtime the cosmic rhythms that give shape to the things we see, and it is the beginning right now, when a living Tiwi sings the Dream songs that continue, or are, the world.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on ancestors, family, generations, palm, and continuation

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors.  All of them are alive in this moment.  Each is present in your body.  You are the continuation of each of these people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Present moment, wonderful moment: mindfulness verses for daily living‎ - Page 13 by Nhá̂t Hạnh, Mayumi Oda, Annabel Laity

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A Quote by Plutarch on ancestors

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on ancestors, answers, life, questions, and soul

Moreover, my ancestors' souls are sustained by the atmosphere of the house, since I answer for them the questions that their lives once left behind.  I carve out rough answers as best I can.  I have even drawn them on the walls.  It is as if a silent, greater family, stretching down the centuries, were peopling the house.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung

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A Quote by Maya Angelou on ancestors and wisdom

We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Source: The New York Times, August 25, 1991

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ancestors, life, and music

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man's skin, - seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus on ancestors and light

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.

Gaius Sallustius Crispus

Source: Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on ancestors

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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