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A Quote by Adyashanti on you are not a problem, compassion, self, peace, and understanding

Can you imagine if you really let it in that you are not a problem to be solved in any way?  Imagine you knew that anything that would tell you otherwise is just a movement of thought in the mind that says "Whatever is, isn't the way it is supposed to be."  So the biggest act of compassion starts within.  And when the self is no longer seen as a problem, this is called "the peace that passes all understanding."

Adyashanti

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Solomon on wisdom, understanding, seeking, and priority

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.

Solomon

Source: Bible: Proverbs, 4. 7

Contributed by: Sharon

A Quote by Steven E. Baxter on awakening, understanding, ultimate reality, illusion, and god

Awakening is ultimately the journey of an individual toward an understanding of the nature of the Ultimate Reality behind the illusion that we only think is ultimately real.  It is the highest calling of man, for the destination is what many call God.

Steve Baxter

Source: Revolutionary Spirituality: Awakening to Your True Self, Pages: 4

Contributed by: Steve

A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, scriptures, and understanding

The true Way is sublime. It can't be expressed in language. Of what use are scriptures?  But someone who sees his own nature finds the Way, even if he can't read a word.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, and universe

Tao is so important because it is connected to all the life forms - it's related to the whole universe. Nobody can say, "Tao has nothing to do with me. Why should I try to understand it?" because actually, Tao has everything to do with us.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, heart, and understanding

Once you open your heart, you will start to absorb many things that come from the source - from Tao itself.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 3

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, imagination, and heart

When you study the Tao Te Ching, you have to use your heart to try to imagine what Tao really is.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 3

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, practice, intention, and desire

We need to transcend our thoughts and desires to truly understand philosophy and the universe as a whole. However, in our everyday life, we deal with the micro universe and with our own affairs. Therefore we need to use our brain. To practice Tao is not to rid yourself of all thoughts. There are actually more occasions when you would use your true intention instead of non-desire.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, practice, desire, extremes, and thought

The only reason we try to have no thought is to understand the universe, but how often do you want to understand the universe in your everyday life? The majority of the time you are dealing with your everyday life, so be careful not to go to the extreme.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao and understanding

When humans understand Tao, we understand the Tao within ourselves, not the true Tao. Tao doesn't belong to any one or any place; Tao is natural. It doesn't matter where you go, it will always be there. No one can claim ownership of it.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

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