aspiration

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on humble, faithful, ambition, and aspiration

Be resolutely and faithfully what you are; be humbly what you aspire to be.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on experience, distraction, aspiration, and one-pointed

In our spiritual life very often we get fascinating experiences and then we don't want to aspire anymore. It is true that experiences can give us encouragement, but very often when we get too many experiences we enter into the vital world. Suppose you are walking along a street toward your goal. If you see beautiful trees, ponds and flowers alongside the street, what happens? The scenery is so beautiful that you take a rest. You say, "Let me stay here and enjoy this," and then you stop and enjoy it. But your destination remains a far cry.   A sincere seeker knows what his goal is: the highest Truth. He will not delay his journey.  In the spiritual life we aspire for the highest Truth, for God, and for nothing else.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Fifty Freedom-Boats to One Golden Shore, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on inner cry and aspiration

No, it is not possible
For any inner cry
to remain unheard.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Wings of Joy, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by unknown on aspiration, dogs, and self-image

I want to be the person my dog thinks I am.

unknown

Contributed by: Nancy

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on aspiration, imagination, vivekananda, spirituality, and meditation

Imagination plays a most significant role in the spiritual life. Suppose you are not having good meditations, but six months ago you had a very good, powerful, high meditation. What you can do is try to imagine that powerful meditation. Then your imagination will become reality. After fifteen minutes or half an hour, you will get a good meditation. Vivekananda was such a great spiritual figure, yet sometimes for six months at a time he did not have a good meditation. What did he do? He used to imagine a time when he did have a good meditation, and inside his imagination was aspiration. So imagination is very good.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Flame-Waves, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on aspiration, divine, divine warrior, energy, and liberation

Each aspirant has to be a divine soldier. He must consciously and constantly use his divine energy to drill himself into a liberated soul.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Arise! Awake! Thoughts of a Yogi, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

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