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A Quote by Victor Hugo on justice, progress, mankind, christ, enlightened, sublime, civilization, french revolution, and society

Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1862).

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on christians and christ

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: Gandhi

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A Quote by Kedar on god, man, humanity, sin, pain, misery, religion, christ, krishna, questioner, philosophy, semi-solipsism, vanity, vile, existence, and uqv theory

If God were to exist for the entire humanity, he would be profoundly vile, as he allows the existence of unfathomable sin, stupidity, madness, and misery for no reason than his own despicable enjoyment. God exists though, not for all humanity, but for a one chosen man - a philosopher - who is bound to answer the greatest philosophical question, the question about the nature of the questioner's existence, which progressively quenches the divine vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

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A Quote by Hafiz on christ, vessel, flute, breath, life, energy, light, christ, and divine

I am a whole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through; listen to this music.  

Hafiz

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A Quote by White Eagle on christ, king, divine power, glory, magical presence, light, and darkness

The Christ within you is King....every particle, every cell of your body, is subject to the divine power and glory.  Realise the divine magical presence within you.  The Light overcomes all darkness.

White Eagle

Source: The Quiet Mind

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A Quote by Diana L. Eck on love, faith, belief, christianity, christ, intellectual, heart, and language

Credo is the word with which the great creeds of early Chistendom begin.  “I believe. . .” we say.  The Latin credo means literally, “I give my heart.”  The word believe is a problematic one today in part because it has gradually changed its meaning from being the language of certainty so deep that I could give my heart to it, to the language of uncertainty so shallow that only the “credulous” would rely on it.  Faith, as we have seen, is not about propositions, but about commitment.  It does not mean that I intellectually subscribe to the following list of statements, but that I give my heart to this reality.  Believe, indeed, comes to us from the Old English belove, making clear that this too is meant to be heart language.  To say “I believe in Jesus Christ” is not to subscribe to an uncertain proposition.  It is a confession of commitment, of love.

Diana L. Eck

Source: Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, Pages: 95-96

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A Quote by Vladimir Antonov on life, soul, purpose, love, understanding, and christ

Some important ideas from the book of early Christians which is called Philokalia:

From Spiritual Directions of Theodore of Edessa

Only when we rid ourselves of passions and lust and put the desires of flesh under the control of Spi­rit, only then we accept the cross and follow Christ.

And “withdrawal from the world” is nothing but the destruction of passions and manifestation of the innermost life in Christ.

Vladimir Antonov

Source: Ecopsychology

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A Quote by Mr. on living christ and christ

 

Whatever you believe Christ was, great man, prophet or God, you can take comfort knowing that whatever Christ was to you, he chose to live as you do. He went through the same struggles that you do. In this, you are one with Christ and through you, Christ lives.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on christ, self, no self, vessel, eternal, eternal form, knowing god, manifestation, god, act, revelation, and christ s message

 

Christ is not the self, but that which remains when there is no self. He is the form (the vessel) that is identical with the substance, and he is not multiple forms, but one eternal form. Christ is the act, the manifestation and extension of God that is not separate from God. We cannot comprehend "that" which acts or "that" which smiles, but we all know the act - the smile that is Christ himself. Thus Christ turns out to be all that is knowable about God, because without his acts, God could not be known. Act itself is God's revelation and this revelation is not separate from God but is God himself. This I believe is what Christ would have us see; this is his completed message to man. But who can understand it?

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p162

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on higher self, lower self, ego, goal, realization, realized, self-realized, unitive, god, eternity, doubt, truth, no self, beyond self, mind, christian, christianity, christ, and religion

 

Whoever was responsible for the idea of dividing self into lower and higher parts committed a serious crime against humanity. This division has given rise to the notion that the lower (ego and immature) self must be overcome while the higher (unitive and whole) self must be sought as the goal of human realization. Out of ignorance, I too clung to this notion because I believed it was this higher self that would be united with God for all eternity. It took a long time before my experiences led me to doubt this conviction and, at the same time, let in the possibility that this was not the whole truth and that there was still further to go.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p 154

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