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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on good, heart, questions, and path

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone the question, . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on life, time, and path

We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on knowledge, losing, zeal, path, gain, and grow

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll- Page 68, v. 282

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A Quote by Brooke Foss Westcott on atheism, charm, christianity, church, conscience, day, duty, divinity, earth, faith, fatherhood, future, generations, god, heaven, language, life, men, past, practicality, pride, rest, separation, present, thought, trad

It is not enough to hold that God did great things for our fathers: not enough to pride ourselves on the inheritance of victories of faith: not enough to build the sepulchres of those who were martyred by men unwilling, in their day of trial as we may be in our own, to hear new voices of a living God. Our duty is to see whether God is with us; whether we expect great things from Him; whether we do not practically place Him far off, forgetting that, if He is, He is about us, speaking to us words that have not been heard before, guiding us to paths on which earlier generations have not been able to enter. There is - most terrible thought! - a practical atheism, orthodox in language, reverent in bearing, which can enter a Christian church and charm the conscience to rest with shadowy traditions; an atheism which grows incessantly within us if we separate what cannot be separated with impunity, the secular from the divine, the past and the future from the present, earth from heaven, the things of Caesar from the things of God.

Brooke Foss Westcott (1825 - 1901)

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A Quote by Bonnell Thornton on danger, reform, repentance, and path

Some often repent, yet never reform; they resemble a man traveling in a dangerous path, who frequently starts and stops, but never turns back.

Bonnell Thornton

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on appearance, buddhism, devil, direction, doubt, divinity, emptiness, fear, illusions, mind, nature, needs, power, purity, respect, success, understanding, worship, and path

Bodhidharma: Even if a buddha or bodhisattva should suddenly appear before you, there's no need for reverence. This mind of ours is empty and contains no such form. Those who hold onto appearances are devils. They fall from the Path. Why worship illusions born of the mind? . . . The basic nature of a buddha has no such form. Keep this in mind, even if something unusual should appear. Don't embrace it, and don't fear it, and don't doubt that your mind is basically pure. . . . Also at the appearance of spirits, demons, or divine beings, conceive neither respect nor fear. Your mind is basically empty. All appearances are illusions. Don't hold on to appearances. If you envision a buddha, a dharma, or a bodhisattva and conceive respect for them, you relegate yourself to the realm of mortals. If you seek direct understanding, don't hold on to any appearance whatsoever, and you'll succeed. . . . The sutras say, "That which is free of all form is the buddha." Disciple: But why shouldn't we worship buddhas and bodhisattvas? Bodhidharma: Devils and demons possess the power of manifestation. They can create the appearance of bodhisattvas in all sorts of guises. But they're false. None of them are buddhas. The buddha is your own mind. Don't misdirect your worship.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 25-29

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on bliss, body, existence, peace, suffering, understanding, and path

To have a body is to suffer. Does anyone with a body know peace? Those who understand this detach themselves from all that exists and stop imagining or seeking anything. The sutras say, "To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss." When you seek nothing, you're on the Path.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 5-7

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on death, meditation, practice, service, teachers, wisdom, and path

Some realize the Self within them through the practice of meditation, some by the path of wisdom, and others by selfless service. Others may not know these paths; but hearing and following the instructions of an illumined teacher, they too go beyond death.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita:

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on god, spirituality, wisdom, and path

(Those who follow the path of spiritual wisdom) see that where there is One, that One is me (God); where there are many, all are me; they see my face everywhere.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 15, p. 133

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on birth, death, difficulty, eternity, faith, feeling, goals, good, love, meditation, mind, reality, senses, serenity, thought, work, worship, yoga, and path

Arguna: Of those steadfast devotees who love you and those who seek you as the eternal formless Reality, who are the more established in yoga? Krishna: Those who set their hearts on me and worship me with unfailing devotion and faith are more established in yoga. As for those who seek the transcendental Reality, without name, without form, contemplating the Unmanifested, beyond the reach of thought and of feeling, with their senses subdued and mind serene and striving for the good of all beings, they too will verily come unto me. Yet hazardous and slow is the path to the Unrevealed, difficult for physical man to tread. But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from the fragment's cycle of birth and death, for their consciousness has entered into me.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 12:1-7, p. 162

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