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A Quote by unknown on sacred and text

 

A sacred text is made by making up what is felt to be already there, just like a life.

unknown

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A Quote by Thomas Keating on attention, presence, illusion, sacred, and life

If we refuse to think of anything except what we are doing or the person that we are with, we develop the habit of being present to the present moment. In a way, the present moment becomes as sacred as being in church. Far better to be present to your duty if you are a bartender, than to be present in church and to be thinking about being in a bar. At least you are present to yourself when you are paying attention to what you are doing.

Attention, then, is a way of doing what we are doing. It cracks the crust of the false self (our psychological awareness of daily life) in which we are the center of the universe while everything else is circling around our particular needs or desires. This is an illusion, but unfortunately it is the heritage we all bring with us from early life.

Thomas Keating

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A Quote by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on chogyam, trungpa, rinpoche, warrior, and sacred

If you look into the mirror, you see that [every part of you] belongs there and you belong there, as you are.  You begin to realize that you have a perfect right to be in this universe, to be this way, and you see that there is a basic hospitality that this world provides to you.  You have looked and you have seen, and you don't have to apologize for being born on this earth.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Source: Chögyam Trungpa, "The Path of the Sacred Warrior"

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on christianity, sacrament, moment, life, sacred, holiness, and sainthood

Some Catholics have a concept I very much admire: the Sacrament of the Present Moment. It suggests that every moment of our lives is sacred, and that we should make of each moment a sacrament. Were we to do this we would think of the entire world as diffused with holiness. Wherever we might be would be a holy place for us, and we would see the holy, even sainthood, in everyone we encounter.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on sacred and love

The Silk Worm

I stood before a silk worm one day.
And that night my heart said to me,

"I can do things like that, I can spin skies,
I can be woven into love that can bring warmth to people;
I can be soft against a crying face,
I can be wings that lift, and I can travel on my thousand feet
throughout the earth, my sacs filled with the sacred."

And I replied to my heart,
"Dear, can you really do all those things?"

And it just nodded "Yes" in silence.

So we began and will never cease.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Love Poems From God

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, recites, sacred, texts, heedless, cowherd, cows, holy, partake, blessings, metaphor, and teaching

Much though he recites the sacred texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others — he does not partake of the blessings of the holy life.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: DHP I, 19;The Buddha's Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita,

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A Quote by Don Juan DeMarco on questions, sacred, spirit, living, dying, and love

There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same.  Only love.

Don Juan DeMarco

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A Quote by Don Juan DeMarco on questions, sacred, spirit, living, dying, and love

There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same.  Only love.

Don Juan DeMarco

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Maitreya on buddha nature, self, sacred, and no-self

When the fabrications of self and no-self are completely pacified,

There is the sacred self.


Maitreya

Source: Uttaratantra Shastra

Contributed by: Krodhakali Das

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on the chink, sacred, and paradox

I believe in everything; nothing is sacred, I believe in nothing; everything is sacred, …Ha Ha Ho Ho Hee Hee

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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