joy

A Quote by paramhansa yogananda on joy, charged, life energy, food, and god

He who finds joy within himself discovers that his body is charged with electric current, life energy, not from food but from God.

paramhansa yogananda

Source: Man's Eternal Quest, Pg. 88

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on gift, truth, flavour, joy, cessation, desire, conquer, and suffering

The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavour of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards v.354

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhas, you can become a buddha, doubt, uncertainty, teachers, heart, joy, expedient devices, tools, possibilities, and potential

All of you knowing now,
Tthat the Buddhas, the Teachers of the Ages,
In accord with what is peculiarly appropriate, have recourse to expedient devices,
Need have no more doubts or uncertainties.
Your hearts shall give rise to great joy,
Since you know that you yourselves
Shall become Buddhas.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma‎ - Page 47 by Leon Hurvitz, Kumārajīva

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on eternity, joy, mind, nature, perception, science, space, stars, time, unity, and universe

The perception of this law of laws awakens in the mind a sentiment which we call the religious sentiment, and which makes our highest happiness.  Wonderful is its power to charm and to command.  It is a mountain air.  It is the embalmer of the world.  It is myrrh and storax, and chlorine and rosemary.  It makes the sky and the hills sublime, and the silent song of the stars is it.  By it, is the universe made safe and habitable, not by science or power.  Thought may work cold and intransitive in things, and find no end or unity; but the dawn of the sentiment of virtue on the heart, gives and is the assurance that Law is sovereign over all natures; and the worlds, time, space, eternity, do seem to break out into joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Divinity School Address

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Earon on wisdom, life, breath, compassion, hope, peace, joy, and happiness

Wisdom is like the breath.  We have to replenish it constantly.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Judith Orloff MD on love, emotion, freedom, joy, living, heart, and open

A failproof formula for liberation: dare to keep expanding your heart even if you've been justifiably wounded by pain or disappointment. The effort is never wasted.

Judith Orloff MD

Source: Emotional Freedom

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on pronoia, optimism, evil, cynicism, fear, joy, love, pleasure, receptivity, secret helpers, and conspiracy

DEFINITION: Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia.  It's the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly.  It’s a mode of training your senses and intellect so you're able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring.  Cynicism is idiotic.  Fear is a bad habit.  Despair is lazy.  Joy is fascinating.  Love is an act of heroic genius.  Pleasure is our birthright.  Receptivity is a superpower.

PROCEDURE: Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination.  Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be.  Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 7

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on song, infinite source, assent, and joy


  Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were
behind you, like the winter that has just gone by.
For among these winters there is one so endlessly winter
that only by wintering through it all will your heart survive.

Be forever dead in Eurydice-more gladly arise
into the seamless life proclaimed in your song.
Here, in the realm of decline, among momentary days,
be the crystal cup that shattered even as it rang.

Be-and yet know the great void where all things begin,
the infinite source of your own most intense vibration,
so that, this once, you may give it your perfect assent.

To all that is used-up, and to all the muffled and dumb
creatures in the world's full reserve, the unsayable sums,
joyfully add yourself, and cancel the count.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus, Pages: Book 2: XIII

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on despair, joy, glorious, love, and life

In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window.  and then another: my daughter in a yellow dress.  And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon.  Until I learned to be in love with my life again.  Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, i have taught myself joy, over and over again. 

Barbara Kingsolver

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by unknown on god, pain, oppression, joy, difference, believe, bless, and work

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

unknown

Source: Franciscan blessing - Found on a wall in Camp Victor (Ocean Springs, MS)

Contributed by: Alison

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