spirituality

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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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on spirituality, awakening, teacher, dancing, enlightenment, and awareness

Waking up is unpleasant, you know. You are nice and comfortable in bed. It is irritating to be woken up. That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up. I hope I’m going to be wise here and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up if you are asleep. It is really none of my business, even though I say to you at times, "Wake up!" My business is to do my thing, to dance my dance. If you profit from it fine; if you don’t, too bad! As the Arabs say, "The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on spirituality, existence, sleep, life, enlightenment, and awakening

Spirituality means waking up.  Most people, even though they don't know it, are asleep.  They're born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.  They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness, Pages: 5

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on spirituality, religion, mystery, discipline, and worship

Well, let's distinguish religion from spirituality. I am Catholic, so religion for me is a way of having discipline and collective worship with persons who share the same mystery.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on religion, light, spirituality, and paths

But in the end all religions tend to point to the same light. In between the light and us, sometimes there are too many rules. The light is here and there are no rules to follow this light.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on omens, language, sign, fate, god, spirituality, and mistakes

Omens are a language, it’s the alphabet we develop to speak to the world’s soul, or the universe’s, or God’s, whatever name you want to give it.  Like an alphabet, it is individual, you only learn it by making mistakes, and that keeps you from globalizing the spiritual quest.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Adyashanti on fear and spirituality

Fear is very often a part of the spiritual path. When people sit down and meditate it's not at all uncommon for fear to arise at some point.

Adyashanti

Source: True Meditation, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Adyashanti on spirituality, question, intimacy, enlightenment, and self

The most intimate question we can ask, and the one that has the most spiritual power, is this: What or who am I?

Adyashanti

Source: True Meditation, Pages: 48

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on spirituality, truth, and reminding

I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don't know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 6

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A Quote by St. John Climacus on widom, spirituality, humility, growth, and virtues

"It is not the self -critical who reveals his humility ( for does not everyone have some how to put up with himself? ).  Rather, it is the man who continues to love the person who has criticized him."

Saint John Climacus

St. John Climacus

Source: The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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