compassion

A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on compassion, divinity, faith, god, heart, and mind

The image of the God whom the faithful creates is the Image of the God whom his own being reveals. Thus it is psychologically true to say that "the God created in the faiths" is the symbol of the Self. The God to whom we pray can be only the God who reveals Himself to us, by us, and for us, but it is praying to Him that we cause the "God created in the faiths" to be himself enveloped in the Divine Compassion, that is, existentiated, manifested by it. The theophanies of the "Gods" manifested to the heart or to the faiths are all theophanies of the real One God (Haqq Haqiqi). When we are the musalli, this must be borne in mind; he who knows this is the gnostic who has untied the knot of closed, limited dogmas, because for him they have become theophanic symbols.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 266-267

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on compassion and world

. . . the "Sigh of Compassion" flows through the things of the world like the waters of a river and is unceasingly renewed.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 201

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on children, christ, compassion, death, divinity, eternity, heart, inspiration, investment, nature, secrets, soul, and spirituality

Indeed as Jalaluddin Rumi also says, each of our eternal individualities is a word, a divine Word, emitted by the Breath of Divine Compassion. When this Word penetrates the mystic's heart... that is, when the "secret of his Lord" unfolds to his consciousness, when divine inspiration invests his heart and soul, "his nature is such that there is born within him a spiritual Child (walad ma'nawi) having the breath of Christ which resuscitates the dead."

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 172

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on compassion

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Glenn L. Pace on charity, compassion, needs, and spontaneity

We need more spontaneous compassion and charity.

Glenn L. Pace (1940 -)

Source: Conference Notes, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Gary Zukav on anger, compassion, creativity, experience, fear, heart, illusions, impulses, learning, love, personality, personality, power, purpose, sorrow, soul, spirit, present, and words

Illusion holds power over you when you are not able to remember that you are a powerful spirit that has taken on the physical experience for the purpose of learning. It has power over you when you are compelled by wants and impulses and values of your personality. It holds power over you when you fear and hate and sorrow and fester in anger or strike out in rage. It has NO power over you when you LOVE, when compassion opens your heart to others, when your creativity flows unimpeded joyously into the present moment. In other words, the illusion had no power over a personality that is fully aligned with the soul.

Gary Zukav

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on compassion, impulses, and soul

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on charity, compassion, and love

Charity alone, or love and compassion, is what joins [the Lord and a person] together.

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)

Source: Secrets of Heaven, #379

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A Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on charity, compassion, love, neighbors, and suffering

Charity means love towards the neighbor and compassion, for anyone who loves his neighbor as himself also has as much compassion for him in his suffering as he does for himself in his own.

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)

Source: Secrets of Heaven, #351

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A Quote by E. B. White on compassion, hope, time, and women

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left us in a bad time.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to Mr. Nadeau, March 30, 1973

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