posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:00 PM
Here is a collection of my most favourite quotes from some of the great spiritual teachers/guides from both the past and present…
“Beyond birth, creed, family and tribe, free from the distortion of attributes of name and appearance, transcending locality, time and objects, you
are That, God himself. Meditate on the fact within yourself.”
“Realising one's true nature as pure consciousness, one should remain always established in oneself, like a king surrounded by his army, and should
redirect all that is back into God.”
“An illness is not cured just by pronouncing the name of the medicine without drinking it, and you will not be liberated by just pronouncing the
word God without direct experience.”
“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be”
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it
“We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is
an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”
“Go deeply into this feeling of 'I'. Be aware of it so strongly and so intensely that no other thoughts have the energy to arise and distract you.
If you hold this feeling of 'I' long enough and strongly enough, the false 'I' will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real,
immanent 'I', consciousness itself”
“Your ultimate need is to get established in the changeless peace of the Self. For this you have to give up all thoughts.”
“During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after
the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or
herdsmen. How dense!”
“Love has nothing to do with another person. Love is Truth. Love is Beauty. Love is Self. To know yourself, to surrender to the truth of yourself,
is to surrender to love”
“The love that you search for everywhere is already present within you. It may be evoked by any number of people or events. But finally, you must
realize you are this love. The source of all love is within you.”
“Revelation is beyond doctrines and belief systems. It is beyond everything imaginable. It is beyond because it is so close. Revelation is more
direct than every word, for it arises out of the truth of who you are. This truth is all you have ever longed for, all you have ever needed.”
“Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.”
“Much learning does not teach understanding”
“…what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. It is wise to listen, not to me but to the Word, and to confess that all things are one. He
who hears not me but the logos will say: All is one.”
“TAT: Is God then in matter, 0 father?
HERMES: Where could matter be placed if it existed apart from God [who is infinite]? Would it not be but a confused mass, unless it were ordered? And
if it is ordered, by whom is it ordered? The energies which operate in it are parts of God. Whether you speak of matter or bodies or substance, know
that all these are the energy of God, of the God who is all. In the All there is nothing which is not God. Adore this teaching, my child, and hold it
“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘Father,’ for you
have one Father, and he is in Heaven.”
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
“If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It
is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the (Father's) kingdom is within you and it is outside you. When you know yourselves, then
you will be known, and you will understand that you are SONS of the living Father."
"If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.
Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:
‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you
either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent?
Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.
So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is
concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it
is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know
“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment”
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval.
Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
“Never forget that the universe is a single living organism possessed of one substance and one soul, holding all things suspended in a single
consciousness and creating all things with a single purpose that they might work together spinning and weaving and knotting whatever comes to
“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”