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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on no-self and self

Subhuti, you must not think that the Tathagata entertains the notion 'I wil bring all living beings to the shore of awakening.' Why? Becuase in  reality there are no beings who can be liberated by the Tathagata. To entertaing the notion that thre are beings who can be liberated would be to partake in the idea of a self. a person, a being and a living soul.  The Tathagata has taught that one must not seize upon these notions, and yet foolish common people have seized upon them.  Subhuti, though the Tathagata use the words 'foolish common people,'  in reality there are no such people.  Such is merely a name.  That is why they are called foolish common people.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World, Pages: 152

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A Quote by Howard Thurman on self, inspiration, motivation, and howard thurman

“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”

Howard Thurman

Source: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/howard_thurman/

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A Quote by Darius Shah on action, define, self, identity, and do

It's not who you are on the inside but what you do that defines you!

Darius Shah

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on virtue, vice, self, and growth

Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self-Reliance

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A Quote by Ramana Maharshi on self, other, and non-dualism

There are no others

Ramana Maharshi

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on self and transformation

For authentic transformation is not a matter of belief but of the death of the believer; not a matter of translating the world but of transforming transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death.  The self is not made content; the self is made toast.

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader., Pages: 141

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on transformation, belief, and self

For authentic transformation is not a matter of belief but of the death of  the believer; not a matter of translating the world but of transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death. The self is not made content; the self is made toast

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 28

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on body, self, wisdom, listen, reason, wise, and sage

Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. an unknown sage - whose name is self. In yourt body he dwells; he is your body. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library)

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on self and world

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Dwelling upon the self too much produces terrible fatigue. A man in that position is deaf and blind to everything else. The fatigue itself makes him cease to see the marvels all around.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Wheel Of Time : The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe

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A Quote by Ramana Maharshi on awareness, self, who am i, and maharshi

1. Who am I?

The gross body, which is composed of the seven humors (dhatus), I am not; the five cognitive sense organs, i.e., the senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell, which apprehend their respective objects, i.e., sound, touch, color, taste, and odor, I am not; the five conative sense organs, i.e., the organs of speech, locomotion, grasping, excretion, and procreation, which have as their respective functions speaking, moving, grasping, excreting, and enjoying, I am not; the five vital airs, prana, etc., which perform respectively the five functions of in-breathing, etc., I am not; even the mind which thinks, I am not; the nescience too, which is endowed only with the residual impressions of objects, and in which there are no objects and no functions, I am not.

2. If I am none of these, then who am I?

After negating all of the above-mentioned as "not this, not this," that Awareness which alone remains - that I am.

 

Ramana Maharshi

Source: The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Pages: 3

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