christianity

A Quote by unknown on christianity

A servant is seldom remembered until he becomes a King.

unknown

Source: God

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A Quote by unknown on wisdom and christianity

Wisdom is like a flower, its scent touches those who acknowledge its presence.

unknown

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, life, christianity, eternity, value, commitment, and spirituality

What may be the significance of so many forms of "spirituality" on this planet that are antagonistic to "life" -- and Christianity at the head of that list, with its "calumny" against life, its faith that just because nothing in life is eternal therefore life itself contains no value, nothing that makes it worth living, investing our souls in, committing our consciences to?

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on bernadette roberts, no-self, christianity, buddhism, and contemplative

God not only took away what the Buddhists call the “five-skhandas” (bundle of self-experiences), but took with it their Empty (Divine) Center—both God and self, gone in one fell swoop. I have it from a renowned Zen Buddhist teacher that this is not what Buddhists mean by no-self, and that nowhere in Buddhism will anyone find a report of no-skhandas. So to say what I mean by No-Self is the same as what the Buddhists mean, is absolutely false. 

Bernadette Roberts

Source: "A Reply to James Arraj's Comments on Bernadette Roberts" at http://www.bernadettesfriends.blogspot.com/

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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on love, trinity, god, experience, union, unitive, self, no self, self realization, beyond self, christianity, and christian contemplative

 

It is one step, and a giant one, to see clearly and participate in the love that flows between the persons of the Trinity, but even here, God is seen as the object of his own love. It is yet another step to realize that God is beyond all subject and object and is Himself love without subject or object. This is the step beyond our highest experiences of love and union, a step in which self is not around to divide, separate, objectify or claim anything for itself. Self does not know God; it cannot love him, and from the beginning has never done so.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self pp155-156

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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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A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on god, love, realized, self-realized, unitive, self, no self, beyond self, mind, knowing god, know god, christian, christianity, christ, and religion

 

Only God is love, and for this love to be fully realized self must step aside. And not only do we not need a self to love God, but for the same reason we do not need a mind to know him, for that in us which knows God, is God.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p 155

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