God

A Quote by St. Staretz Silouan on god, christianity, pride, humility, peace, freedom, joy, truth, love, and stillness

The spirit of obedience is necessary not only in monks, but everyone else, too.  Even the Lord was obedient.  The proud and those who are a law unto themselves prevent the indwelling of grace and therefore never know peace of soul; whereas the grace of the Holy Spirit enters with ease into the soul of the obedient, bringing joy and quiet.

St. Staretz Silouan

Source: Saint Silouan, the Athonite‎ - by Sofroniĭ (Archimandrite)

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on god, goddess, belief, and earth

It's daylight, the sky is cloudy, and human beings believe that beyond the clouds lives an all-powerful God, guiding the fate of men.  Meanwhile, look at your son, look at your feet, listen to the sounds around you: down here is the Mother, so much closer, bringing joy to children and energy to those who walk over her body.  Why do people prefer to believe in something far away and forget what is there before their eyes, a true manifestation of the miracle?

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 232

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by King Solomon on pride, humility, god, spirituality, life, freedom, peace, truth, joy, and enlightenment

He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
from the Book of Proverbs
 

King Solomon

Source: The Holy Bible

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, service, true spirituality, truth, freedom, enlightenment, love, joy, and peace

All of us have been called to serve God. We do this in our families, our parishes and our secular jobs. We serve God when we serve one another. Our acts of kindness and generosity, our prayers for our loved ones and our enemies, are all offerings to God which He receives from us and uses for the benefit of all mankind.
 

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH

http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

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A Quote by unknown on god, christianity, pride, humility, true spirituality, freedom, truth, peace, and liberation

"The proud man thinks he can comprehend everything with his mind. The Lord does not grant this ... The Lord does not manifest Himself to the proud soul. Pride is difficult to detect in oneself, but the Lord leaves the proud to be tormented by their impotence until they humble themselves." -- St. Silouan of Mount Athos

unknown

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

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A Quote by St. Theophan the Recluse on talk, ignorance, god, spirituality, christianity, passions, truth, freedom, and meditation

"In general, Loquacity (rambling talk) opens the doors of the soul, and the devout warmth of the heart at once escapes.  Empty talk does the same, but even more so... Empty talk is the door to criticism and slander, the spreader of false rumors and opinions, the sower of discord and strife.  It stifles the taste for mental work and almost always serves as a cover for absence of sound knowledge..."

Saint Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

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

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, health, forgiveness, silence, meditation, enlightenment, awareness, truth, and freedom

Just as we care for our bodies with good food and rest, so we must also care for our spiritual selves, that part of us that is connected to God. If we are spiritually ill, our bodies and minds also become sick. This is why regular prayer and times of silent contemplation are necessary parts of our daily lives. Periodically, we must also take extra measures of self-examination and learning, that we might be ever-perfected in the grace of the infinite and perfect God.

Search your hearts and minds for the spiritual wounds of unforgiveness and fear, which are atheistic and unchristian, and repent of them so that you might be healed by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

Source: Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on sermon, faith, god, spirituality, world, universe, and holy

There is not a flower that opens, not a seed that falls into the ground, and not an ear of wheat that nods on the end of its stalk in the wind that does not preach and proclaim the greatness and the mercy of God to the whole world.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Osho on death, dying, fear, self, enlightenment, god, holy, and being

Die – you will have to die. But die gracefully. I am not saying die like a stoic, I am not saying die like a very controlled man. No, I'm saying die gracefully, beautifully, as if a friend is coming, knocks at your door, and you are happy. And you embrace the friend and invite him in, and you have been waiting for him so long....

If you can love death you become deathless; if you can understand non-being then your being becomes the very ground of being-hood, the very ground of God. If you can love non-being then nothing can destroy you, you have transcended time and space. Then you have become one with the total, and this is what holiness is – to become whole is to be holy.

osho

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A Quote by Holy Elders of Optina on god, christianity, spirituality, enlightenment, trials, struggles, freedom, joy, and liberation

"At the beginning of the call to the spiritual life,the Lord visits a person with His grace and various consolations,but afterwards He withdraws them and casts him into the fire of diverse temptations and sorrows,so that our self-loving and glory-loving disposition would be commpletely reduced to ashes by the fire of temptation,and would not trust in itself and its works but in the mercy and love of God.Humility is a great blessing."

From Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the  Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

Elders Optina

Source: Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

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