God

A Quote by Gourasana on gourasana, meditation, spiritual desire, god, longing, truth, incarnation of god, going within, and modern-day meditation

In spiritual life, in the search for truth, in the search for God, desire is everything. Desire is a force that moves you, not only in spiritual life, but it moves you from one place to another in this material world. The situations that you create are largely based upon desires. So just as much of your material life is created by your desires, so is your spiritual life, because it is only by spiritual desire that one makes spiritual advancement in meditation.

Sometimes when a person goes within and begins touching upon a deep place, they cannot help but cry because of an incredible longing that it brings. Some feel it is like coming home after having been away for  so long, and it might feel like a sadness and a happiness at the same time.

For many people, to get in touch with their emotional side is a wonderful thing – to finally not be inhibited to let go, to express themselves in that way. However, for those that do not feel this, there are so many ways to truth; the ways vary so greatly. Don’t think that you need to follow the same path as the next person.

If you have not yet succeeded on an inward journey, be
gentle with yourself. Give yourself time. Gently let
yourself go deeper. Whatever experience comes to you,
let it take you over. Welcome it. Relish it.

- GOURASANA

Gourasana

Source: Introduction to the GMP Gourasana Meditation Practice, Pages: 14, 15

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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on god, christianity, courage, hope, mindfulness, spirituality, self control, truth, and love

"Be careful with your mouth, but primarily with your mind; do not let evil thoughts start talking to you.  Do not let your mouth say words that could perhaps wound your brother.  Let your mouth put forth words which are fragrant: words of consolation, courage and hope.  It is a person's mouth that reveals his interior, inner man."

Elder Ephraim of Philitheou and St. Anthony's Orthodox Monasteries.www.stanthonysmonastery.org/index.php

Elder Ephraim

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Saint. John Climicus on god, spirituality, life, truth, hope, peace, love, enlightenment, joy, and freedom

"Those who submit to the Lord with simple heart will run the good race.  If they keep their minds on a leash, they will not draw the wickedness of the demons onto themselves."

Saint John Climacus.

John Climacus

Source: Daily Lives, Miacles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Father Seraphim Rose on god, christianity, spirituality, humility, poverty, struggles, life, truth, freedom, and peace

"Don't worry too much about how spiritually poor you are_God sees that,but for you it is expected to trust in God and pray to Him as best you can,never to fall into despair and to struggle according to your strength.If you ever begin to think you are spiritually_"well off"_then you can know for sure that you aren't!True spiritual life,even on the most elementary level,is always accompanied by suffering and difficulties.Therefore you should rejoice in all your difficulties and sorrows."

Father Seraphim Rose

Seraphim Rose

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A Quote by Gerontissa Makrina on god, christianity, forgiveness, peace, love, spirituality, freedom, truth, joy, and enlightenment

If you are never angry, always forgiving instantly and constantly blaming yourself knowing you can never be right, you will have heaven on earth and in your heart.  And Christ will help you to do all these things.  You must be like Christ.  You must never love one sister more than another sister, love each sister equally.  If they hurt you or wrong you, love them even more."

Gerontissa Makrina (+1995)

Gerontissa Makrina

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by John Muir on source, soul, god, nature, connection, and reality

We all flow from one fountain— Soul. All are expressions of one love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on ecstasy, god, sky, and spiritualty

The earth has disappeared beneath my feet,
Illusion fled from all my ecstasy.

Now like a radiant sky creature
God keeps opening.

God keeps opening
Inside of Me.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, god, and spirituality

The tide of my love
Has risen so high let me flood
over

You.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on god, spirituality, and religion

I Have Learned
So much from God
That I can no longer
Call Myself 
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
A Buddhist, a Jew.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Anne Frank on alone, afraid, fear, unhappiness, nature, spirituality, god, and loneliness

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)

Contributed by: Siona

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