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A Quote by Abu Sa'id Lbn Abi-L-Khayr on existence, illusion, reality, awakening, enlightenment, and self

An hour reflecting on one's own non-existence is better than a year of religious devotions with the thought that one exists.

Abu Sa'id Lbn Abi-L-Khayr

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on fame, life, purpose, awareness, and awakening

Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

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A Quote by Anodea Judith on attention, consciousness, awakening, and humanity

Human consciousness is now being drawn inexorably toward the same issues, the gaze of collective attention focused like never before.

Anodea Judith

Source: Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, Pages: 18

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A Quote by Anodea Judith on global heart, awakening, earth, planet, life, living, environment, and power

The human drama is reaching its denouement. The great unveiling is approaching, a time when the power structures of the world begin to crumble and people of the heart sing out a new truth. Many voices are joining the chorus, many feet are walking the path, many minds are dreaming possibilities for a magnificent future. For beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.

Anodea Judith

Source: Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, Pages: 17

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A Quote by John Daido Loori on dharma, experience, explanation, listening, awakening, and enlightenment

In transmitting the dharma, there is neither explanation nor teaching; there is neighter hearing nor attainment. Since explanations never really explains, nor are they able to teach, why talk about it? Since listening isn't really hearing or attaining anything, then why listen? But say, since it cannot be explained or heard, how can you enter the Way?

But down the bagagge, take of the blinders, and see for yourself that this very place is the valley of the endless spring, this very body is the body of the universe. At such a time, who is it who can accompany this?

John Daido Loori

Source: The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans, Pages: 8

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, spirituality, growth, life, truth, hope, awakening, and enlightenment

"He who follows properly the spiritual pathway begins to see in himself more and more sins, until finally he sees himself completely immersed in sin.  Through his spiritual eyes he perceives his leprous soul.  He feels with his whole heart that he is dirt and filth, that he is unworthy even to call out the name of God.  Like the publican, unable to raise his eyes, he cries out with pain of heart: 'God have mercy on me the sinner.'  When a person maintains his soul in such a spiritual state for a long time, he finally emerges from it absolved, like the publican."

Abbot Nikon

Abbot Nikon

Source: Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children.

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on presence, life, awakening, world, appreciation, and now

If you can see it, hear it, feel it, taste it, touch it, or smell it, you can be present with it. It is of the present moment, and so it brings to you the opportunity to be present with it.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 25

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on presence, now, awakening, and world

You cannot be present in an abstract way. Presence is not about disappearing into nothingness. You can only be present with something that is actually here.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 25

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on awakening, enlightenment, awareness, life, and dreaming

It is not until you awaken and become fully present that you will realize that you have not been present. It is not until you awaken that you will realize you have been asleep, dreaming that you are awake.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 3

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on love, life, self, awakening, understanding, and empowerment

Wanting others to love you, you give away your heart. Wanting others to see you, you give away your eyes.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 33

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