illness

A Quote by unknown on god, gifts, man, riches, patience, humility, authority, justice, virtues, and illness

Saint Peter Damaskin writes about the general and particular gifts of God and says: "The general gifts consist of four elements and all which result from them, as all the wonderful and awesome works of God outlined in Holy Scripture. The particular gifts are those gifts which God bestows upon every man individually whether it be riches for the sake of charity or poverty for the sake of patience with humility; whether it be authority for the sake of justice and the strengthening of virtues or subjugation and slavery for the sake of the expeditious salvation of the soul; be it health for the sake of helping the infirm or illness for the sake of the wreath of patience; be it understanding and skill in gain for the sake of virtue or weakness and lack of skill for the sake of submissive humility. All of this, even though it appears contrary to one another, nevertheless, it is by its purpose very good." In conclusion, St. Peter Damaskin says that we are obligated to give thanks to God for all gifts and with patience and hope to endure all tribulations and evil consequences. For all of that which God gives us or permits to befall us, benefits our salvation.

unknown

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on illness

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You’re someone who’s different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that, in my view, is a serious illness.

Paulo Coelho

Source: Veronika Decides to Die

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Adam Rove on romantic, illness, love, and mental

Romantic love is like a mental illness. It just happens and then what are you gonna do?

Adam Rove

Source: Joan of Arcadia

Contributed by: Irene

A Quote by Walter Russell on sorrow, sympathy, love, balance, illness, sickness, mind, god, ecstasy, immortality, immortal, consciousness, conscious, grief, cosmic, man, and death

Even sorrow or sympathy for the afflicted, or grief for the passing of loved ones, unbalances the body cells and makes one vulnerable to infections or destructive toxins, for such emotions have no relation to love or the inner joyousness of love-inspired man, nor are they within the God-Mind which alone knows unchanging ecstasy.
... Grief is selfish. It is indulged in for self-gratification, not for love. Cosmic man knows the beauty and unreality of death. Sympathy for the afflicted makes a reality of the affliction by its recognition as an infliction, while sorrow for the loss of anything, or for the »unfortunate« condition of anybody, is forgetful of the beauty and abundance of all-giving God and Nature.
The Mind of God knows but one unchanging emotion – ECSTASY – the ecstasy of Love – the ecstasy which has its beginnings in an inner joyousness of one who is far on the road to the discovery of his immortal Self.

Walter Russell

Source: Message of the Divine Iliad Vol. 2 (Divine Iliad)

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Sol Luckman on karma, hologram, holograhic universe, duality, responsibility, creation, co-creation, creativity, source, disharmony, disease, illness, transformation, crisis, and opportunity

Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our holographic universe’s binary or dualistic operating system only to teach us responsibility for our creations—and all things we experience are our creations. When these creations are out of tune with Source, they often manifest in the disharmony known as disease. This can occur not only in individuals but in entire civilizations. In both cases, disease, which is typically considered a crisis, simultaneously serves as a powerful stimulus for transformation and transcendence.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 147

Contributed by: Sjoukje

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on ignorance, death, disgust, horror, sick, illness, health, intoxication, old, age, knowledge, empathy, compassion, understanding, and youth

When ignorant people see someone who is old, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be old some day.  I thought to myself:  I don't want to be like the ignorant people.  After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with youth anymore.

When ignorant people see someone who is sick, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be sick some day.  I thought to myself:  I don't want to be like the ignorant people.  After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with health anymore.

When ignorant people see someone who is dead, they are disgusted and horrified, even thought they too will be dead some day.  I thought to myself:  I don't want to be like the ignorant people.  After then, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with life anymore

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: AN III.39, interpreted

Contributed by: Revenimus

A Quote by Ken Wilber on healing, health, illness, disease, sickness, compassion, understanding, culture, treats, treatment, challenge, condemnation, moral judgement, person, grow, heal, enriched, result, better chance, process, larger process, movement,

If a culture treats a particular illness with compassion and enlightened understanding, then sickness can be seen as a challenge, as a healing crisis and opportunity. Being sick is then not a condemnation or a moral judgement, but a movement in a larger process of healing and restoration. When sickness is viewed positively and in supportive terms, then illness has a much better chance to heal, with the concomitant result that the entire person may grown and be enriched in the process. ~ Ken Wilber ~

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader.

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Sri Aurobindo on depression, illness, divine, aurobindo, and universal forces

All life is the play of universal forces. The individual gives a personal form to these universal forces. But he can choose whether he shall respond or not to the action of a particular force. Only most people do not really choose - they indulge the play of the forces. Your illness, depressions etc. are the repeated play of such forces. It is only when you can make oneself free of them that one can be the true person and have a true life - but one can be free only by living in the Divine.                                                                 (XXII p. 318)
 

Sri Aurobindo

Source: The Essential Aurobindo: Writings of Sri Aurobindo, Pages: 163

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on best friend, friendship, illness, sanity, statistics, and suffering

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dan Millman on birth, certainty, happiness, illness, reason, and time

Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness--if you had little time left to live--you would waste precious little of it! Well, I'm telling you...you do have a terminal illness: It's called birth. You don't have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason--or you will never be at all.

Dan Millman

Source: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Contributed by: Zaady

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