"If you think you are so enlightened go and spend a week with your parents."
There is a "…grotesque contradiction between what people consider to be my achievements and abilities and the reality of who I am and what I am capable of."
"Where you fall, there your God pushed you."
"Who you are is a result of what you have thought."
"The works that I do, ye shall do also, and greater works than these shall ye do."
"If ye have the faith as a grain of mustard seed (and that faith becomes knowing), ye shall say unto this mountain, ‘Remove hence to yonder place,’ and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
A Prayer Thought "…many remain at the foot of the mount who could ascend to the top…I repeat and ask that you always have courageous thoughts. As a result of them, God will give you grace for courageous deeds."
About tackling big problems Mr. Bigari tells the story of a beach covered with starfish. "A boy is throwing them back in the ocean, one by one, when a man comes by and says: ‘What are you doing? You can’t possibly make a difference here.’ Without looking up or pausing, the boy picks up another starfish, tosses it in the ocean and says, ‘Did for that one.'"
"Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions."
"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it."
"Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future."
"words are but symbols of symbols (and)…are thus twice removed from reality"
"Why separate you spiritual life and your practical life? To an integral being, there is no such distinction."
"The fruit of silence is prayer,
The fruit of prayer is faith,
The fruit of faith is love,
The fruit of love is service,
The fruit of service is peace."
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
"In essence, doubt gives you time for your brain to catch up with your soul. It is an important, significant part of the faith process."
"the holiest of all the spots on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love"
"The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot protect you. "
"Do not prepare the path for the child. Prepare the child for the path and he will find his way."
"One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.
'One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
'The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, 'Which wolf wins?'
The old Cherokee replied, 'The one you feed.'"
A Drop Of Wisdom: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"And I saw the river
Over which every soul must pass
To reach the kingdom of heaven
And the name of the river was suffering -
And I saw the boat
Which carries souls across the river
And the name of that boat was
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth...I heard a voice saying there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, for the former things are passed away."
"As above, so below."
"Someone sent a band to my house,
And it started playing
At five in the morning.
I took it as a sign
God wanted me to sing!"
"We should make all spiritual talk
God is trying to sell you something,
But you don't want to buy.
That is what your suffering is:
your fantastic haggling,
Your manic screaming over the price!"
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
"Fulcrum of love gives us the power to move the world."
"The snow falls, each flake in its appropriate place."
"Imagination is everything. It is a preview of life’s coming attractions."
"…when you reach mastery, you allow others to experience Who They are through you. This is how you will know a Master when you see one: the Master is one who sees you. The Master gives you back to your Self, for the Master recognizes you. That is, the Master re-cognizes you--knows you again. And thus do you once again re-cognize your Self. You know your Self, again, as Who You Really Are. Then you pass this on to others. You have become a Master, and no longer seek to know your Self through others, but choose to have others know themselves through you. Thus have I said, a true Master is not the one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters."
"If you are afraid of failure, get over it. Everybody fails."
"…we are the canvas, as well as the images upon the canvas. We are the paints, as well as the brushes…You are the seed of the miracle, as well as the miracle itself."
"Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator."
"Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you."
"There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men."
"Obscurity is dispelled by augmenting the light of discernment, not by attacking the darkness."
"A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer but a pickax."
"As Above, So Below"
"Only from the heart can you reach the sky"
"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
"Remember-works of love are works of peace."
"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."
"Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. "
"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed."
"We’re not here to take, we weren’t born to indulge, we were born to kneel."
"If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religious values, and all other human endeavors would change radically."
"Listen my friend! I am a sinner and you are a sinner, but someday the sinner will be Brahma again, will someday attain Nirvana, will someday become a Buddha. Now this ‘someday’ is illusion; it is only a comparison. The sinner is not on the way to a Buddha-like state; he is not evolving, although our thinking cannot conceive things otherwise. No, the potential Buddha already exists in the sinner; his future is already there. The potential hidden Buddha must be recognized in him, in you, in everybody. The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a long path to perfection, No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carries grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people –eternal life. It is not possible for one person to see how far another is on the way; the Buddha exists in the robber and dice player; the robber exists in the Brahmin. During deep meditation it is possible to dispel time, to see simultaneously all the past, present and future and then everything is good, everything is perfect, everything is Brahmin. Therefore, it seems to me that everything that exists is good-death as well as life, sin as well as holiness, wisdom as well as folly. Everything is necessary, everything needs only my agreement, my assent, my loving understanding; then all is well with me and nothing can harm me. I learned through my body and soul that is was necessary for me to sin, that I needed lust, that I had to strive for property and experience nausea and the depths of despair in order to learn not to resist them, in order to learn to love the world, and no longer compare it with some kind of desired imaginary world, some imaginary vision of perfect, but to leave it as it is, to love it and be glad to belong to it. These, Govinda are some of the thoughts that are in my mind."
"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem...it makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world."