humility

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

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Gereontissa Makrina on humility, god, freedom, spirituality, peace, enlightenment, prayer, and meditation

Only if you see yourself as zero and being full of passions can you see God.  If you can not see that you are nothing, then you cannot see God.  God lives only in the humble person.

Gereontissa Makrina

Source: Gereontissa Makrina (+1995)

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by St. John Climacus on widom, spirituality, humility, growth, and virtues

"It is not the self -critical who reveals his humility ( for does not everyone have some how to put up with himself? ).  Rather, it is the man who continues to love the person who has criticized him."

Saint John Climacus

St. John Climacus

Source: The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Adyashanti on enlightenment, innocence, humility, awakening, ordinary, spirituality, and spiritual

Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it's not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened the whole notion of enlightenment and someone who is enlightened is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in enlightenment.

Adyashanti

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Simhananda on inspiration, scriptures, and humility

DO NOT FORGET, (nor neglect), that the reading of the scriptures can never replace the Mindful Eating of a good bowl of rice.

NOTE THAT Peace soup can only be made by you becoming a humble pea.

Simhananda

Source: Touch To This Earth Where Meanders Mankind

Contributed by: onlinepeace

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on humility

Humility is a virtue when you have no other.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 15

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on humility, presence, and acceptance

"If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family."

Ram Dass

Contributed by: Sharon

A Quote by Daniel Dennett on curiosity, beauty, humility, and complex

If you approach the world's complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only just scratched the surface, you will find worlds within worlds, beauties you could not heretofore imagine, and your own mundane preoccupations will shrink to proper size.

Daniel Dennett (1942 -)

Contributed by: Sagittaria

A Quote by AC Frabetti on humility and wisdom

Humility is the beginning - and end - of Wisdom.

AC Frabetti

Source: me

Contributed by: AC

A Quote by unknown on humility, intelligent, intelligence, humble, and acceptance

The most intelligent person is one who humbly accepts the ideas of others, and not their own

unknown

Contributed by: Daniel

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