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A Quote by Vladimir Antonov on life, soul, purpose, love, understanding, and christ

Some important ideas from the book of early Christians which is called Philokalia:

From Spiritual Directions of Theodore of Edessa

Only when we rid ourselves of passions and lust and put the desires of flesh under the control of Spi­rit, only then we accept the cross and follow Christ.

And “withdrawal from the world” is nothing but the destruction of passions and manifestation of the innermost life in Christ.

Vladimir Antonov

Source: Ecopsychology

Contributed by: Spiritual Heart

A Quote by Vladimir Antonov on mind, wisdom, soul, purpose, and love

Some important ideas from the book of early Christians which is called Philokalia:

From Spiritual Directions of Diadochus of Photiki

The acme of faith is… immersion of the mind in God.

The acme of freedom from wealth is to desire to be possessionless even as others desire to possess.

The acme of humbleness is to forget unfalteringly good deeds of oneself.

The acme of love is to enhance your friendly attitude to those who insult and revile you.

Vladimir Antonov

Source: Ecopsychology

Contributed by: Spiritual Heart

A Quote by John O'Donohue on blessing, soul light, beauty, inspiration, work, soul, and prayer

A Blessing
May the light of your soul guide you
May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara - A Book of Celtic Wisdom, pp. 160-161

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Fred Alan Wolf on illusion, moon, self, and soul

The self is fundamentally an illusion arising as a reflection of the soul in matter, much as a clear lake at midnight reflects the moon.

Fred Alan Wolf

Source: The Spiritual Universe: One Physicist's Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on paramahansa yogananda, happiness, satisfaction, soul, and others

The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: Autobiography of a Yogi

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A Quote by John O'Donohue on celtic spirituality, soul, and longing

For too long, we have believed that the divine is outside us.  This belief has strained our longing disastrously.  This is so lonely since it is human longing that makes us holy.  The most beautiful thing about us is our longing;  this longing is spiritual and has great depth and wisdom.  If you focus your longing on a faraway divinity, you put an unfair strain on your longing.  Thus it often happens that the longing reaches out towards the distant divine, but, because it over-strains itself, it bends back to become cynicism, emptiness or negativity.  This can destroy your sensibility.  Yet we do not need to put any strain on our longing.  If we believe that the body is in the soul and the soul is divine ground, then the presence of the divine is completely here, close with us.

John O'Donohue

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on soul and precious

"In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you."

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Anatole France on animals and soul

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on body, life, soul, and space

The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity.  Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.  Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's a part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth.  It can't be forever violated with impunity.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Doctor Zhivago

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A Quote by Emily Brontë on life and soul

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I cannot live without my life!  I cannot live without my soul!

Emily Brontë

Source: Wuthering Heights

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