spirituality

A Quote by David Steindl-Rast on spirituality, live, awareness, being, and spiritual

Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.

David Steindl-Rast

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on mysteriousness, mystery, art, science, wonder, and spirituality

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on mysterious, art, science, beauty, experience, and spirituality

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on religion, meditation, affection, love, and spirituality

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by John Dietrich on energy, live, movement, spirituality, spiritual, and development

Energy conveys to us the idea of motion and activity. Inside a living organism we see a source of power, which by some manner is released in terms of movement.... Life is energy... it is the creator or initiator of movement change, development. We are different from moment to moment because the life principle is at work with us.... The spirit of humanity, like the forces of nature, and like the physical life, is at bottom energy.... Spiritual life, therefore, is just as much a development out of what has gone before in the evolutionary process as physical life is; which means that the origin of spiritual life is from within.

John Dietrich

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A Quote by Holy Elders of Optina on god, christianity, spirituality, enlightenment, trials, struggles, freedom, joy, and liberation

"At the beginning of the call to the spiritual life,the Lord visits a person with His grace and various consolations,but afterwards He withdraws them and casts him into the fire of diverse temptations and sorrows,so that our self-loving and glory-loving disposition would be commpletely reduced to ashes by the fire of temptation,and would not trust in itself and its works but in the mercy and love of God.Humility is a great blessing."

From Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the  Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

Elders Optina

Source: Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

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A Quote by G. K. Chesterton on new age, cults, truth, belief, spirituality, god, christianity, free thought, and critical thinking

Where people stop believing the truth, they do not start to believe in nothing, they start to believe in anything.

G. K. Chesterton

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on science, engineering, reality, spirituality, and meaning

Science has discovered much. The engineering is wonderful, epicycles and all. And yet, as we look at this vast, elaborate structure built on layer and layer of complex constituents, can we help but be reminded of the Land of Oz. Have we found the Emerald City? Is this what we were searching for? Is this the ultimate fabric of reality? Is this all there is?

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 84

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A Quote by Saint Diadochos of Photiki on god, love, freedom, forgiveness, neighbor, hope, joy, spirituality, friendship, and peace

When a man begins to perceive the love of God in all its richness, he begins also to love his neighbor with spiritual perception.  This is the love of which all the scriptures speak.  Friendship after the flesh is very easily destroyed on some slight pretext, since it is not held firm by spiritual perception.  But when a person is spiritually awakened, even if something irritates him, the bond of love is not dissolved; rekindling himself with warmth of the love of God, he quickly recovers himself and with great joy seeks his neighbor's love, even though he has been gravely wronged or insulted by him.  For sweetness of God completely consumes the bitterness of the quarrel.

Saint Diadochos of Photiki

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on freedom, god, hope, trials, love, spirituality, christianity, enlightenment, and faith meditation

Do not fear, neither let your heart lose courage; our Christ invisibly helps you with a hidden hand; He tests you in order to give you His grace.  As much as the earth of the heart is cultivated, and as deep as the farmer pushes the plow, so much more will the field give fruit in its time.  Even so does the great Farmer, God, do with our souls.  He allows trials, afflictions, suffering and distress to come to us and enter deeply into the heart, and many times we find ourselves at an impass, not knowing how to manage this or that trial, and we suffer and feel great pain.  But for those who love God, He works together with them that these things turn out for the good.

Elder Ephraim

Source: www.stanthonysmonastery.org/index.php

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