A Quote by Thomas Merton on spirituality, emptiness, thomas merton, self-actualization, and dharma

God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of him. A word will never be able to comprehend the voice that utters it. But if I am true to the concept that God utters in me, if I am true to the thought of Him that I was meant to embody, I shall be full of his actuality and find him everywhere in myself, and find myself nowhere.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: New Seeds of Contemplation

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A Quote by Alan Clements on life, consciousness, revolution, dharma, and freedom

The Dharma life is a daily reawakening to explore and map the Mystery. Turning our lives into an epic adventure, we blaze our own trails, even if it means defying social mores or breaking taboos that attempt to suppress and control our impulses. This revolution will not be won or lost in a meditation retreat, a city street, a living room, or a monastery alone. It will happen on the front lines of the human heart - that stormy region where good and evil, genius and madness, peace and war, battle for dominion over conscience, freedom, and love. When compromise, doubt, or hesitation no longer hold appeal, it is my belief that you will inevitably encounter a glimpse of the holy unexpected. You will begin listening to your instinct for freedom - what you really love - and leave the rest behind.

Alan Clements

Source: Instinct for Freedom: A Maverick's Guide to Spiritual Revolution

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on life, understanding, fool, wisdom, dharma, spoon, and soup

Though through all his life a fool associates with a wise man, he yet understands not the Dharma, as the spoon, the flavor of soup.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Phuttha wačhana nai thammabot‎ by Sathīanphong Wannapok

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, independence, mind, silence, words, shakyamuni buddha, dharma, form of the formless, and doctrine

When Shakyamuni Buddha was at Mount Grdhrakuta, he held up a flower to his listeners. Everyone was silent. Only Mahakashyapa broke into a broad smile. The Buddha said, "I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa."

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Mumonkan, Zen Koans, Case 6; Two Zen classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku‎ - Page 41 by Huikai, Hui-kʿai, Katsuki Sekida, A. V. Grimstone, Xuedou, Yuanwu, Yüan-wu

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