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Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:46 pm

Don't know about you ... but for me a single quote can set the tone for an entire day (or longer).

So I thought it might be good to share quotes that have powerful meaning/resonance for us.

I'm hoping this thread can stick around for a while ... and bear new fruit regularly. :-)

Please contribute! Quotes from all walks of life are welcome, Self knows no boundaries, right?
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:51 pm

Sighclone's signature turned me on to this:

A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. ― Martin Heidegger
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby dijmart » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:05 pm

"Wisdom is knowing I am no-thing,
Love is knowing I am every-thing,
and between the two my life moves."

Nisargadatta Maharaj
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:27 pm

Love that!
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby dijmart » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:41 pm

rachMiel wrote:Love that!


Me too, it's my all time favorite! :)
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby dijmart » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:37 am

"It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so - your resistance is."

Eckhart Tolle
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:29 am

Nice.

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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:03 pm

Nobody really knows anything. ― Pema Chodron

(Not in quotes because it's paraphrased from memory.)
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby Rob X » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:28 pm

I'll give this Philip K Dick quote another outing:

Reality is that which, when you quit believing in it, doesn't go away.

And on the theme of reality, I stumbled across this seemingly anonymous quote earlier from here: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceAndNonduality (a good place for quote fans.)

The wonder of life, the holy reality is always here. No effort needed, no prescription to follow, no arrival. Simply pause, look and listen...
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby dijmart » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:33 pm

rachMiel wrote:Nobody really knows anything. ― Pema Chodron

(Not in quotes because it's paraphrased from memory.)


Except, I know I exist and since I know I exist, I must be conscious. :)
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby Rob X » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:45 pm

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:

Who are you?

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:

What is God?

If you think that the Truth can be known
From words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean

Can pass through that tiny opening called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!

Someone should start wildly laughing – Now!


Hafiz

(Ok, it's a poem - but quotable.)
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:59 pm

dijmart wrote:
rachMiel wrote:Nobody really knows anything. ― Pema Chodron

Except, I know I exist and since I know I exist, I must be conscious. :)

I knew that was coming! ;-)
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby rachMiel » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:01 pm

Cool, poems utterly welcome!

The Conditions of a Solitary Bird

The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
The first, that it flies to the highest point;
The second, that it does not suffer for company,
not even of its own kind;
The third, that it aims its beak to the skies;
The fourth, that it does not have a definite color;
The fifth, that it sings very softly.

San Juan de la Cruz
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby dijmart » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:33 pm

rachMiel wrote:
dijmart wrote:
rachMiel wrote:Nobody really knows anything. ― Pema Chodron

Except, I know I exist and since I know I exist, I must be conscious. :)

I knew that was coming! ;-)


:lol:


"The world is an illusion,
Brahman alone is real,
The world IS Brahman"

Ramana Maharshi
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Re: Inspirational quotes

Postby Onceler » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:49 pm

Just heard this one this morning and it really felt true......

"You know you're okay when your mind shuts up." John Sherman
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