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A Quote by Karen D. McMillan on self care, awareness, spiritual, enlightenment, humanity, honour, love, journey, and transition

On self-care:  If you put yourself on the back burner, you may get burnt ... or burn out.

Karen McMillan

Source: self

Contributed by: lifecoachkaren

A Quote by Samael Aun Weor on self-knowledge, spirituality, awakening, enlightenment, life, and psychology

When we have many things within ourselves which are neither known nor accepted, then such things complicate our lives horrifyingly, and in fact provoke all sorts of situations which could be avoided through knowledge of ourselves.

Samael Aun Weor

Source: The Great Rebellion, and the site www.gnosticawakenings.com

Contributed by: Matija

A Quote by unknown on bedrock, enlightenment, universe, and vanity

Enlightenment is mere vanity, responsibility is the bedrock of the universe.

unknown

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on presence, oneness, spiritual awakening, enlightenment, satsang, meditation, eckhart tolle, gangaji, and adyashanti

We are on a journey of becoming that which we already are. That is the impossible paradox of our lives.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: xi http://www.leonardjacobson.

Contributed by: Leonard Jacobson

A Quote by unknown on enlightenment, extreme, difficulties, old soul, tested, rise to the next level, and compliment

Extreme difficulties should be regarded a compliment -  for it is a sign that you're an old soul being tested to see if you're ready to rise to the next level towards enlightment.

unknown

Contributed by: MysticSanctuary

A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on presence, oneness, spiritual awakening, enlightenment, now, spiritual teacher, and leonard jacobson

The past is gone. The future never arrives. In truth, there is no life outside of this moment.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 1

Contributed by: Leonard Jacobson

A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, spirituality, home, christianity, enlightenment, joy, love, peace, and freedom

Our Father awaits us with great zeal and desire, and with love He will see us returning from afar, and He will look upon us with compassionate eyes, and we shall be dear to Him, and He will fall on our neck running and embrace us and kiss us with His Holy Love.  He will not reproach us, and He will no longer remember our sins and iniquities, and all the holy angles and all His elect will begin to rejoice over us.

Tikhon of Zadonsk

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints-Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by St. Silouam the Athonite on god, chrstianity, truth, joy, peace, love, freedom, awareness, enlightenment, and liberation

"What joy is ours that the Lord not only forgives our sins ,but allows the soul to know Him, so soon as she humbles herself.  The poorest wretch can humble himself and know God in the Holy Spirit.  There is no need of money or posessions in order to know God, only humility.  The Lord gives Himself freely, for His mercy's sake alone.  I did not know this before but now every day and every hour every minute, I see clearly the mercy of God.  The Lord gives peace even in sleep, but without God there is no peace in the soul."

St. Silouan

Source: Daily, Lives and Wisdom of the Saints

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Jesus on enlightenment, awakening, jesus, gnosticism, spirituality, drunkeness, life, nag hammadi, gospel, and thomas

I stood in the midst of the world, and incarnate I appeared to
them. I found them all drunk, I found none among them athirst. And my soul was grieved for the sons of men, for they are blind in their hearts and do not see that empty they have come into the world and that empty they are destined to come forth again from the world. However, now they are drunk--when they have shaken off their wine, then shall they rethink. 

Jesus

Source: The Gospel of Thomas

Contributed by: Matija

A Quote by Adi Da Samraj on death, life, delusion, and enlightenment

"Death makes your entire life bullshit. Don’t you see? That’s the problem. The body is going to die, every relation of the body is going to die. You can’t even depend on it continuing for another moment while you’re . . . associating with it. That’s the situation you’re in, but you use fabrications of mind and so forth, individually and collectively, that distract you from the fact of it, so that you won’t feel it profoundly. And so you build up this whole lifetime of endeavors, of attachments, of things you own, things you do, things you’re known for, things you know, things you know about — on and on and on. And it all passes. But in the meantime. . . you bullshit one another, effectively.

The Great Matter doesn’t confront you merely in death. It’s just that in death you are disarmed and you have no choice. While you are alive, you delude yourself! You fabricate a reality that’s not altogether true, in order to give yourself a sense of permanence, continuation, certainty — as if life is about being enthusiastic, about fulfillment of the next desire. In fact, you could easily drop dead in any moment. All kinds of people drop dead every day. And a lot of them haven’t lived a very long life beforehand. All kinds of terrible things are being done by human beings to one another and otherwise by the situation itself.

So you can participate in the round of desires and consolations as much as you are able for a lifetime, however long that lasts, and then be necessarily confronted by profundity at the point of death. Or you can go beyond even right now and exist in that profundity right now. . .

True religious life is a great profundity. But the religious life that people propose for themselves and propose to one another, generally speaking, is the life of consolation, of distraction, of arbitrary beliefs that suggest some kind of continuation (or even permanence) of the present pattern.

Adi Da Samraj

Source: Easy Death: Spiritual Wisdom on the Ultimate Transcendence of Death and Everything Else, Pages: ?

Contributed by: Brian

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