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A Quote by Saint Tikon of Zadonsk on god, christianity, heaven, heart, mercy, conscience, love, sin, compassion, and gratitude

It is demanded of us, Christians, that we receive these heavenly and most sweet tidings {the Gospel} gratefully as they are sent from Heaven, and that from a pure heart we always give thanks to God our Benefactor,  Who so freely had mercy on us, and that we show holy obedience and compliance in all thankfulness.  For conscience itself instructs and convinces us to be thankful to our Benefactor.  He loved us who are unworthy.  Let us also love Him Who is worthy of all love.  Love requires that we never offend the beloved.  God is offended by every sin.  Let us keep away from every sin and let us do His holy will that we may not offend Him as our compassionate Father and Benefactor.

Saint Tikon of Zadonsk

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

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A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, truth, spirituallity, self, growth, path, virtues, heart, thoughts, spirit, and middleway

Virtues are in the middle, the royal way about which the saintly elder (Saint Basil the Great) said, "Travel on the royal way and count the miles."  As I said, the virtues are at the midpoint between excess and laxness.  That is why it is written, "Do not turn to the right or the left" (Prov 4:27) but travel on the "royal way" (Num. 20:17).  Saint Basil also says, "The person who does not allow his thoughts to incline towards excess or deprivation but directs it to the midpoint, that of virtue, is upright in heart."

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

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

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A Quote by Saint Nikolai Velimirovich on god, christianity, spirituality, heart, soul, wisdom, protection, spirit, peace, and purity

For every man, peace of soul is precious. With those who have attained peace of soul, the body can be in constant motion; in work, in pain, but their souls, affixed to God, always remain in unwavering peace. St. Seraphim of Sarov teaches: "It is necessary to concern oneself with all means in order to preserve peace of soul and not to be disturbed by the insults of others. That is why it is necessary, at all costs, to restrain yourself from anger with the help of vigilance over one's self, preserving the mind and heart from indecent movements. For preserving peace of soul, it is also necessary to avoid judging others. By not judging and by silence, peace of the soul is preserved. When a man is in such a state of mind, he receives divine revelations. In order for man to be preserved from judging others, he must be vigilant over himself; he must not receive from anyone non-spiritual thoughts and he should be dead toward everything worldly. We must tirelessly guard the heart from indecent thoughts and influences. `With closest custody, guard your heart for in it are the sources of life.'

(Proverbs 4:23). From perpetual vigilance over the heart, purity is born, in which the Lord is seen according to the words of eternal truth: `Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God' "(St. Matthew 5:8). 

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

Source: Proluge of Ohrid http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html

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A Quote by Blessed Theophylact on god, christianity, kingdom, heaven, happiness, life, souls, heart, choices, and faith

The kingdom of God is always present for him who desires and wills it.  When a man's disposition and way of life are like that of an angel, most assuredly this is the kingdom of God.  For God indeed is said to rule as King when nothing worldly meddles in the governing of our souls and when in every respect we live not in this world.  This manner of life we have within us, that is to say, we have within us when we desire and will of it.  We do not need to wait a long time, or until our departure from this life; instead, faith and a God-pleasing life, which accompanies faith, are very near us.

Blessed Theophylact

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

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A Quote by Daniel G. Aerakis on home, happiness, guest, heart, joy, life, purification, celebration, repentence, and cleansing

When you are about to have a celebration in your home or to receive an official person, you clean your home with great care and you decorate it.  You especially fix up the living room, where the guest will sit.  So how is it possible to receive in the home of your soul the great Visitor, our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, with out first cleaning the living room of your soul with the broom of sincere repentance, without washing it with tears of contrition?  Adorn your soul, then approach the Holy Cup to receive and welcome the Lord.

Daniel G. Aerakis

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

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on awakening, heart, garden, and flowers

May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on mind, heart, and abyss

 The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: Gratefulness.org

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, brotherhood, heart, invitation, reconciliation, sunlight, and there is love

Truth is truth, one, alone; it has no sides, no paths; all paths do not lead to truth. There is no path to truth, it must come to you. Truth can come to you only when your mind and heart are simple, clear, and there is love in your heart; not if your heart is filled with the things of the mind. When there is love in your heart, you do not talk about organizing for brotherhood; you do not talk about belief, you do not talk about division or the powers that create division, you need not seek reconciliation. Then you are a simple human being without a label, without a country. This means that you must strip yourself of all those things and allow truth to come into being; and it can only come when the mind is empty, when the mind ceases to create. Then it will come without your invitation. Then it will come as swiftly as the wind and unbeknown. It comes obscurely, not when you are watching, wanting. It is there as sudden as sunlight, as pure as the night; but to receive it, the heart must be full and the mind empty.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: The Collected Works Volume V

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A Quote by Sri Aurobindo on love, reality, heart, creation, and truth

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.  It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

Sri Aurobindo

Source: video

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A Quote by Franz Winkler MD on analytical intellect, consciousness, ecstasy, heart, intuition, intuitive perception, life, mysticism, nature, perception, reality, science, solitude, soul, spirit, and time

Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature.  Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality.  Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness.  But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember.  Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him.  Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first.  If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter.  While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition.  If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Franz Winkler

Source: Man: The Bridge Between Two Worlds, Pages: 229-230

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