stillness

A Quote by Dana Hawksister on quiet, stillness, solitude, and ecstasy

Just become quiet, still, and solitary, and the world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Dana Hawksister

Contributed by: Ra

A Quote by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on still, calm, centeredness, presence, and stillness

When we are able to make ourselves as still within as an untouched mountain lake, we have an exquisite reflection of all that is in and around us.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Source: Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Pages: 134

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by White Eagle on kingdom of heaven, mankind, stillness, quiet, and salvation

Man has to learn to seek first the kingdom of heaven, the place of stillness and quiet at the highest level of which he is capable, and then the heavenly influences can pour into him, recreate him and use him for the salvation of mankind.

White Eagle

Source: The Quiet Mind

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Francis R. Tornoe on love and stillness

When l  am very still I can dispel the illusion of distance to touch your face

Frank Tornoe

Source: My mind

Contributed by: Frankie

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, buddhism, quiescence, life, death, stillness, inertia, passivity, sensitivity, sympatheticism, will, distractions, concentration, thinking, irrelevancies, and spirit

Aimed at as something terminal or ultimate or absolute, quiescence is, from the standpoint of life, a form of death, a stillness and inertia, an impassivity. Life is infinite sensitivity to all things, the quicksilver sympatheticism of everything that belongs in the natural cosmos. The mind and will do close out or exclude extraneous distractions as a means to their powers of self-concentration ("Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies," Buckminster Fuller). But Buddhism makes this quiescence not a means but an end in itself, incompatible as it may be with the very life of spirit and of will. Taken as a mere exercise or tonic, it has an utterly different value of course.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Huang Po on huang po, buddhism, zen, mind, void, enlightenment, stillness, and thinking

The approach to it  ( Mind, Absolute, Void, Buddha Nature, Enlightenment )  is called the Gateway of the Stillness beyond all Activity.  If you wish to understand, know that a sudden comprehension comes when the mind has been purged of all the clutter of conceptual and discriminatory thought-activity.  Those who seek the truth by means of the intellect and learning only get further and further away from it.  Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.

Huang Po

Source: The Zen Teachings of Huang Po - on the Transmission of Mind - translation by John Blofeld

Contributed by: ROD

A Quote by Walter Russell on soul, creator, beauty, music, technique, knowledge, love, sound, vibration, silence, light, divinity, truth, stillness, and god

The beauty of a piece of music is not in its technique but in the Soul of its creator; nor is it in the
sound vibrations of the piece but in the silence of the Light from which the sound springs.

Walter Russell

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Hafiz on hafiz, spiritual poetry, and stillness

Curfews
Noise
Is a cruel ruler

Who is always imposing
Curfews.

While
Stillness and quiet
Break open the vintage
Bottles,

Awake the real
Band.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift, p51

Contributed by: Equanimous one...

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, stillness, wisdom, and timing

The hidden so-called scholars of old did not hide themselves and refuse to be seen. They did not close the door on their words and refuse to let them out. They did not shut away their wisdom and refuse to share it. But those times were all haywire. If it had been possible for them to act, they could have done great things, bringing all to Oneness without any sign of doing so. However, the times were not favorable and it was not possible, so they put down deep roots, remained still and waited. this was the Tao by which they survived.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 134

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Deepak Chopra on know, center, belong, path, effort, effortless, be, being, i am, stillness, within, internal, inside, indweller, atman, and antaryamin

Know that you have a center.
Know that you belong there.
Know that the path to the center takes no effort.

Deepak Chopra

Source: 'Golf for Enlightenment', book

Contributed by: Z

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