inquiry

A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on self-knowledge, knowledge, truth, guru, preceptor, scipture, works, inquiry, wise, company, holy, satsang, inner light, light, darkness, and inertia

Self-knowledge or knowledge of truth is not had by resorting to a guru (preceptor) nor by the study of scripture, nor by good works: it is attained only by means of inquiry inspired by the company of wise and holy men. One's inner light alone is the means, naught else. When this inner light is kept alive, it is not affected by the darkness of inertia.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 169-170

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on consciousness, pure, bondage, liberation, ignorance wisdom, inquiry, sarawati, leela, meditation, light, body, one, affirm, brahman, spiritual, and insight

There is neither unwisdom nor ignorance; neither bondage, nor liberation. There is but one pure consciousness.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 56

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on samsara, brahma, vishnu, delusion, truth, inquiry, self, and bliss

 For when delusion is gone and the truth is realized by means of inquiry into self-nature, when the mind is at peace and the heart leaps to the supreme truth, when all the disturbing thought-waves in the mind have subsided and there is unbroken flow of peace and the heart is filled with the bliss of the absolute, when thus the truth has been seen in the heart, then this very world becomes an abode of bliss.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on freedom, moksa, self control, inquiry, contentment, good company, pure heart, receptive mind, doubt, and liberation

There are four gate-keepers at the entrace to the Realm of Freedom [moksha].


Self control
Spirit of Inquiry
Contentment
Good Company

With a pure heart and a receptive mind, and without the veil of doubt and  restlessness of the mind, listen to the exposition of the nature and means of liberation.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 29

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by David Bohm on inquiry, system, and assumption

There may be a potential beyond the system.  If it's true inquiry, then perhaps it is beyond the system.  But don't assume it, because then it will be part of the system.  Every assumption goes into the system.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 51

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, enlightenment, meditation, and inquiry

Not all spiritual paths lead to the harmonious Oneness. Indeed, most are detours and distractions, nothing more.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Loa Tsu, Hua Hu Ching

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A Quote by James Hillman on death, inquiry, and vitality

The idea of death robs inquiry of its passionate vitality and empties our efforts of their purpose by coming to one predestined conclusion, death. Why inquire if you already know the answer?

James Hillman

Source: The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life, Pages: 29

Contributed by: Mushin

A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on debate, inquiry, doctrine, crimes, critics, and respectability

"To achieve respectability, to be admitted to the debate, they must accept without question or inquiry the fundamental doctrine that the state is benevolent, governed by the loftiest intentions, adopting a defensive stance, not an actor in world affairs but only reacting to the crimes of others...If even the harshest of critics tacitly adopt these premises, then the ordinary person may ask, who am I to disagree?"

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Contributed by: Demian

A Quote by Byron Katie on happiness, love, reality, and inquiry

"When you argue with reality you lose - but only 100% of the time."

Byron Katie

Source: Loving What Is : Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

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