mystic

A Quote by Albert Einstein on einstein, science, mystic, and freethinking

The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties – this knowledge, this feeling … that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystic, reality, science, wisdom, and wonder

The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.  To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on mysticism, mystic, delight, and spirituality

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on obscure, clear, clarity, mystery, mystic, and mysticism

Unexplained, obscure matters are regarded as more important than explained, clear ones.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on spirit, mystic, body, voice, resonance, energy, pulsation, god, and vibration

Spirit is not a mystic concept. The spirit of a person is manifest in her  aliveness, brightness of his eyes, in the resonance of her voice and in the ease and gracefulness of his movements. These qualities are related to and stem from a high level of energy in the body... Sensing the harmony between the internal pulsation of our body and that in the universe, we feel identified with the universal, with God. We are like tuning forks vibrating at the same pitch (Lowen,1995, 314-315. )

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Andrew Harvey on sacred activism, activism, mystic, mysticism, contemplative activism, god, justice, social justice, sacred heart, and andrew harvey

"Sacred Activism is the fusion of the mystic's passion for God with the activist's passion for justice, creating a third fire, which is the burning sacred heart that longs to help, preserve, and nurture every living thing."

Andrew Harvey

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

 

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly - not one.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger
because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
Beloved's.
 
I have come into this world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul,
a being of just ecstatic light, forever entwined and at play
with Him.

I have come into this world to hear this:
every song the earth has sung since it was conceived in
the Divine's womb and began spinning from
His wish,

every song by wing and fin and hoof,
every song by hill and field and tree and woman and child,
every song of stream and rock,
 
every song of tool and lyre and flute,
every song of gold and emerald
and fire,

every song the heart should cry with magnificent dignity
to know itself as
God:
for all other knowledge will leave us again in want and aching -
only imbibing the glorious Sun
will complete us.
 
I have come into this world to experience this:
men so true to love
they would rather die before speaking
an unkind
word,
men so true their lives are His covenant -
the promise of
hope.

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands
even at the height of
their arc of
rage
because we have finally realized
there is just one flesh
 we can wound.

Hafiz

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A Quote by Hafiz on sufi, mystic, persia, hafiz, loving yourself, and god

Remember for just one minute of the day, it would be best to try looking upon yourself more as God does, for She knows your true royal nature.

Hafiz

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A Quote by Hafiz on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Hafiz

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