A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on light and mind


A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.  Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.  In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self-Reliance

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on consciousness and mind

In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

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A Quote by David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D on spirituality, non-duality, truth, and mind

Spiritual evolution occurs as the result of removing obstacles and not actually acquiring anything new. Devotion enables surrenders of the mind's vanities and cherished illusions so that it progressively becomes more free and more open to the light of Truth.

David Hawkins

Source: "The Eye of the I", David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D

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A Quote by Jonathan Patzer on earth, body, mankind, mind, thrive, and civilization

The Earth is like our body, and mankind is our mind; we can't take care of only one if we want to thrive as a civilization.

Jonathan Patzer

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A Quote by Alan Moore on mind, imagination, gods, and alan moore

"The one place gods inarguably exist is in the human mind"

Alan Moore

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, mind, language, culture aristos, arete, excellence, reality, and intuition

Learning to free up or liberate one's mind to capture precisely the most essential points in anything is an athletic exercise in which, for the first time, we discover just what the actual cash-value of our "culture" truly is: has our culture contributed to making our minds more acute, clearer, more nimble and elastic? Has it given us a richer vocabulary of essences or concepts to facilitate our rational and moral digestion of issues? Or is our "culture" really no enzymatic culture at all, but merely a scheme of encumbrances, of intellectual and rational impediments that have been compounded out of endless Pavlovian conditionings, by which we came to accept fallacies and equivocations and deceptive connotations and lying rhetoric etc. as if they were the gospel truth? The premier value of reading the ancient thinkers lies in their aristocratic culture's determination to put an absolute premium on the development of acuity, directness, economy or essentiality of characterizations, etc. To be competent as an "aristos" (one committed absolutely to the cultivation of excellence or "arete" in its superlative degree), an individual was expected to keen his insights and judgment as much in the domain of intuition (being sensitive to the subtleties of the evidence, the realities) as in the domain of intellection (mustering the most apt tools of expression to characterize, conceptualize and evaluate these realities). Moderns have only the feeblest grasp of both of these processes.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by unknown on learning, students, and mind

Be a life long learner, not a life long student. You can't rob the world of your mind.


Source: John Moore

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A Quote by unknown on life, exercise, will, and mind

one will only go as far as theyre willing to.... but hey it's exercise!!


Source: ma mind

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A Quote by Bhagwad Gita 6:19 on spirituality, yogi, yoga, hinduism, peace, mind, and meditation

Yatha dipo nivatastho nengate sopama smrta
Yogino yatachittasya yunjato yogamatmanah

                                                                        Bhagwad Gita 6:19

(As a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, such is the disciplined mind of a Yogi practicing meditation on self).

Bhagwad Gita 6:19

Source: Bhagwad Gita 6:19

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A Quote by Swami Vivekananda on vivekananda, knowledge, consciousness, and mind

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

Swami Vivekananda

Source: Vivekananda Vedanta Network

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