A Quote by Lila Watson on lila watson, aboriginal activist, and liberation

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together.

Lila Watson

Contributed by: Meagan

A Quote by jack Kornfield on jack kornfield, awakening, liberation, clinging, aversion, craving, spirit, and enlightenment

In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.

Jack Kornfield

Source: Stories of Spirit (with Christina Feldman)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Andrew Cohen on meditation, enlightenment, surface, depth, liberation, relationship, chaos, nondual, absolute, and freedom

Under the right circumstances, it is not difficult to have a powerful experience of meditation, to taste the indescribable peace, bliss, rapture, and stillness of the Ground of Being-like a still forest pool, in which you sink ever more deeply, where your mind is not moving at all. It is very important to taste the inherent liberation of your own infinite depth, but that kind of experience in and of itself will not necessarily teach you how to have a liberated relationship to the chaos of your own mind and emotions. Sinking to the depths of your own self is always profoundly inspiring, but it's not enough. It is equally important to know how to stay on the surface when a storm is raging and have no relationship to the chaos. And that is what the deliberate practice of meditation is all about. For most of us, learning to do that is ultimately a source of greater confidence and soul strength than the spontaneous experience of infinite depth. And in fact, from an absolute or nondual perspective, being at the surface is no different from being at the very bottom of the pool. Even if it doesn't necessarily feel that way, in time you will come to understand that it is the same. That is the secret of freedom.

Andrew Cohen

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on desires, liberation, and enlightenment

To arouse oneself from the state of sleep and take the first step toward liberation, one must attain a thorough understanding of the meaning of the Permanent Witness (or Ego-Consciousness) and see in that it differs from mere brain-consciousness.

            We shall then be able to understand hoe this personal conscience, though it needs to be awakened, is nevertheless a part of Personality whose aims are in general opposed to those of the Spiritual Self.

            The Personality wants:

            •  Continuity on earth
            •  The relative values of this temporary existence
            •  Intellectual information put at the service of worldly interests (a social, scientific, or commercial career)
            •   Mediocrity – since rash extremes can never expect to win public approval and gain social and worldly advantage
            •   Utilitarianism, meaning everything that fits in with mundane computation and logical reason

            The Spiritual Witness on the other hand, desires:

            •   To unite with the human and thus transmute it into an immortal being
            •   Absolute values which are indestructible
            •   To open the “heart” to intuitive knowledge
            •   The sense of excess, as a springboard from which to overleap human limitations and convert the fall of man into an opportunity of evolution
            •   Unalterable love of reality
            •   Love of life for its own sake
            •   Love of impersonal Love

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 44

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Marcel Duchamp on god, death, atheism, liberation, society, determinism, language, chess, play, and pataphysics

All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.' 

Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968)

Source: The Box in a Valise, translated by David Britt (New Yorki: Rizzoli, 1989) p285

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Elysha on accountability, advaita, adyashanti, apocalypse, authenticity, awakening, awareness, beauty, behaviour, being, bible, biology, bliss, buddha, buddhism, catholic, cessation, changes, christ, christian, clarity, communication, concepts

As you learn to leave alone the activity of unconsciously trying to be the mindbody that you think that you are - the mindbody that this "you" is currently flowing through - and you learn to move as this one that you truly are - this "you" of you; the very heart of existence - steadily, consciously and momentarily, the continuity of the ever deepening of this innermost as it keeps on entering its manifestation, through this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, allows you to simply bubble in the sheer joy, pleasure, peace, delightfulness and stillness that this "you" of you is.



Contributed by: elysha

A Quote by Jeremy Bentham on jeremy bentham, animal, liberation, and rights

It may one day come to be recognized that the number of the legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate. What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason or perhaps the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month old. But suppose they were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.

Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)

Source: Jeremy Bentham

Contributed by: Manda

A Quote by Cynthia Bourgeault on integral, liberation, womanhood, and purpose

The ultimate liberation is to be liberated from the identification with being a woman.  My womanhood is not the deepest thing that can be said about me.  The deepest thing is that I'm a living trajectory of divine purpose and compassion moving through this time and space dimention in this form, and one of the names that I bear is woman.  But it is not the whole of the consciousness.

Cynthia Bourgeault

Contributed by: Gail

A Quote by Elizabeth Lesser on liberation, freedom, and rescue

If we want liberation, we must rewrite the Sleeping Beauty myth.  No one is coming and no one else is to blame.

Elizabeth Lesser

Contributed by: Gail

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