humility

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on help, service, and humility

The moment we use the term 'help', a kind of egocentric idea enters into us. If we help someone, that means we are in a superior position. When we help, we feel that we are one step ahead or one step higher than the ones that we are helping. But if we serve someone, then we offer our capacity with humility, on the strength of our loving concern and oneness. So let us use the proper term, 'service'.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Flame-Waves, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Allan Combs on reality, synchronicity, fate, humility, control, intuition, guidance, rhythms, and trickster

 . . . The mind seeks knowledge as a handle on the cosmos from which it gains leverage for greater control and self-satisfaction, but synchronicity will not allow itself to be used so roughly. Like the flea (on the ‘iron bull’), we must eventually give up our effort to penetrate the impenetrable and surrender to a reality which we cannot master but to which we must submit. In the end, to be honest to our exploration or synchronicity we must ourselves surrender to it. This means to relax and allow the sometimes fickle tide of fate to take its natural course, to let it wash over and benignly carry us. We must sacrifice the urgent, petty agendas of the ego to a larger field or participation. We must learn humility and own humor, finding guidance in intuition and making logic a servant rather than master. Control is a personal experience, surrender is a transpersonal one. Through surrender we learn to move with the rhythms that flow through our existence and in so doing open ourselves to the wellsprings of life that are the gift of the divine Trickster.

Allan Combs

Source: Synchronicity

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on humility and stregnth

Humility is the surest sign of strength.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Joseph Curiale on courage, humility, and dignity

“There is something so beautiful and inspiring about picking ourselves up with humility and dignity after we fall.”

Joseph Curiale

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A Quote by David Brainerd on lessons, humility, distress, despair, and hope

David Brainerd-saturday april 10 1742

oh, that al my late distresses and awful apprehensions might prove but Christ's school to make me fit for greater service, by teaching me the great lesson of Humility!

David Brainerd

Source: The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

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A Quote by David Brainerd on humility, love, and david brainerd

Oh that God would humble me deeply in the dust before Him! i deserve Hell every day for not lovingmy Lord more, who has, i trust, loved me and given Himself for me.
       -David Brainerd...thurs. april1, 1742

David Brainerd

Source: The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Contributed by: Jason

A Quote by unknown on humility

"We Rise by Kneeling; We Conquer by Surrendering; We Gain by Giving Up."


-------Advice of The Teacher to the Disciple Hercule in the Scorpio Labour-----

unknown

Source: The Labours of Hercules by Alice A. Bailey

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on virtue, humility, and pride

My list of virtues contain'd at first but twelve; but a Quaker friend having kindly informed me that I was generally thought proud; that my pride show'd itself frequently in conversation; that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any point, but was overbearing, and rather insolent, of which he convinc'd me by mentioning several instances; I determined endeavouring to cure myself, if I could, of this vice or folly among the rest, and I added Humility to my list) giving an extensive meaning to the word.

I cannot boast of much success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it....

In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, via: http://www.discriminations.us/2004/05/false_humility.html

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on attitude and humility

The humbleness of a warrior is not the humbleness of the beggar. The warrior lowers his head to no one, but at the same time, he doesn't permit anyone to lower his head to him. The beggar, on the other hand, falls to his knees at the drop of a hat and scrapes the floor to anyone he deems to be higher; but at the same time, he demands that someone lower than him scrape the floor for him.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu on humility, tolerance, respect, happiness, bhakti, krishna, krsna, chaitanya, mahaprabhu, grass, tree, shikshataka, and sri

"Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return"

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Source: Sri Sri Shikshastaka

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