A Quote by David C. Bojorquez on wisdom, light, art, artists, discernment, and success

Light attracts butterflies and mosquitoes.  Wisdom is knowing the difference.

David Bojorquez

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on confusion, discernment, and religion

... For he will know that behind all religions there is only one Truth, and the revelation of this truth through their different myths and symbols brings harmony instead of discord.  This clarification will only be resisted by those who want to obscure the original teaching in order to assure their own control over the minds and consciences of men.

            The difficulty of the present age is caused by the confused variety of beliefs and opinions.  The restlessness of our daily life, and the falsity of conventional artificial standards in morality and aesthetics, have corrupted our vision, until it seems that nothing short of catastrophe can arouse us to a truer awareness.  We confuse the discernment of reality with our personal opinion, and intellectual judgment with recognition of truth.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Jesus on discernment

"Neither cast ye your pearls before swine..."


Source: New Testament, The Bible

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A Quote by Isha Scwaller de Lubicz on discernment, detachment, reality, and experience

            The word “discernment” will be used here to signify the power to discriminate between a perceived reality and the possibility that the perception may be illusory.  Discernment is not the same as faith, for faith may be a personal creation, either mental or emotional, but discernment is a quite certain recognition of the reality or truth of something, and is acquired by the higher consciousness.

            Every certainty is the result of an experience.  If the experience has come through the senses, the emotions, or the intellect, then the certainty is no more than relative; it is beyond doubt only when it is the fruit of a genuine spiritual experience of identification.

            Identification is the union of a art of one’s being with the object contemplated, whether or not this object is in the field of sensory perception.

            True identification is communion between the perceiver and the perceived, and this communion does not permit the intrusion of any notions foreign to the reality of the object contemplated.  It demands accordingly the exclusion of all notions or impressions arising from the personality of the perceiver, for this might corrupt the integrity of his perception; that is, it requires absolute neutrality, whether this is obtained accidentally for a moment or by perfect control.

            Perfect control of our mental faculties, by holding them steady and reducing them to the role of an absolutely neutral observer, makes identification possible, and conscious identification obtained in these conditions amounts to certain knowledge.

            Identification can also happen accidentally through momentary emptiness of mind; but in that case it is without the conscious control which coordinates spiritual perceptions, and is thus an unconscious identification.  Most intuitive perceptions are of this order and cannot have the value of certainties for lack of the necessary “discernment”; they remain probabilities which must be evaluated more and more closely by a process of verification strictly purified from personal prejudice.

            The possibility of distinguishing without error between the certainty and the mere probability of an experience of identification may be called “the discernment of discernment.”

            The value of a flash of discernment cannot be measured in time; it is a moment of wisdom, of true knowledge.  A sage may enjoy such moments more or less frequently, but they are never continuous so long as he is obliged to undergo the accidents and relativism of life on earth.

            The discernment of a true discernment requires the man who would practice it an experimental knowledge of his own different states of consciousness and of the value of the evidence they offer him.  Only in such a case can our discernment have the value of reality, and thus allow us to find our answers in ourselves.

Isha Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 75-6

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, anxiety, and discernment

People live their lives, constantly surrounded by anxiety. if they live long before dying, they end up in senility, worn out by concerns: a terrible fate! The body is treated in a very harsh fashion. Courageous men are seen by everyone under Heaven as worthy, but this doesn't preserve them from death. I am not sure I know whether this is sensible or not.

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

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 149

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A Quote by Steve D. Ryals on discernment, listen, trust, natural knowing, and learning

Discernment is learning to listen to and trust your natural knowing.

Steve Ryals

Source: Drunk with Wonder: Awakening to the God Within

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on dalai lama, discernment, truth, authenticity, and respect

On love, not harming others, and respecting all beings.  Even animals have these elements in their behavioral patterns.  We should start by observing how animals act.  They are honest and appreciate it when we are honest with them.  If you present something nice to an animal in one hand while hiding a rope in the other, the creature will know your intention.  Yet animals have no religion, no constitution.  Basic nature has endowed them with the faculty of discernment.  It is the same for humans.

Dalai Lama

Source: Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be, Pages: 35

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