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Jo Anne shared a Swami Vivekananda quote         SHARE URL

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All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.

Jo Anne shared a Swami Vivekananda quote         SHARE URL

Swami Vivekananda

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The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.

Jo Anne shared a Swamigal Ramalinga ~ Vallalar quote         SHARE URL

Swamigal Ramalinga ~ Vallalar

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I am in this body. Henceforth, I would enter all the physical bodies.

Jo Anne shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Life itself is the Supreme Guru; be attentive to its lessons and obedient to its commands.

Jo Anne shared a Jiddu Krishnamurti quote         SHARE URL

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.

Jo Anne shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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How joyous it is to witness a human being recognising the real Self and merging with it.
When the tribal or personal mind is absorbed in the universal Self, the human being is transformed from person to presence and is again in harmony as wholeness.
This is the real Yoga.
The universal mind is open and boundless whereas the tribal mind is full of delusions.
On the surface, the illumined one may appear to belong to some tribe also but is, inwardly, the impersonal reality.
Just as the journey of a caterpillar is completed when it changes into a butterfly, Satsang is the changing room where the person changes back to its true nature.

Jo Anne shared a Gangaji quote         SHARE URL

Gangaji

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In an instant, in the twinkling of an eye,
you can recognize what has always been and is still.

Andrey K shared a Steve Jobs quote         SHARE URL

Steve Jobs

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

Andrey K shared a Nikola Tesla quote         SHARE URL

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For ages this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same:
We are all one.

As Is shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Dealing with desires

Feb 24, 1936

Question: How to root out the sexual impulse?
Ramana: By rooting out the false idea of the body being the Self. There is no sex in the Self.
Question: How to realize it?
Ramana: Because you think you are the body, you see another also as a body. Difference in sex arises. But you are not the body. Be the real Self. Then there is no sex.

January 21, 1937

Question: How will the sexual impulse cease to be?
Ramana: when differentiation ceases.
Question: How can it be effected?
Ramana: The 'opposite' sex, and its relation, are only mental concepts. The Upanishad says that all are dear because the Self is beloved to all. One's happiness is within, the love is of the Self only. It is only within; do not think it to be without. Then differentiation ceases to operate.

October 15, 1938

A person was badly distracted by sexual thoughts. He fought against them. He fasted three days and prayed to god so that he might be free from such thoughts. Finally, he decided to ask Ramana about it.

Sri Ramana listened and remained silent for about two minutes, then he said: Well, the thoughts distract you and you fought against them. That is good. Why do you continue to think of them now? Whenever such thoughts arise, consider to whom they arise and they will flee away from you.

From TALKS with Ramana Maharshi.

Jo Anne shared a Sri Babaji quote         SHARE URL

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From pain comes strength. From the negative comes the positive. Relish in this strength. Nurture it. It will take you through the great fire. It will pull you up to the high path. It will light you up to serve as a beacon for humanity. Sentient beings will come out of the darkness to your beacon of light to destroy the lower destructive self.

Robert Q shared a Alan Watts quote         SHARE URL

Alan Watts

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Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.

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Byron Katie

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As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.

Robert Q shared a Jeff Foster quote         SHARE URL

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Heaven is this moment.
Hell is the burning desire
for this moment to be different.
It’s that simple.

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Robert Adams

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No matter how many times I tell you this, you’re still thinking, thinking, judging, judging, coming to conclusions, trying to work out your life. You have to let go. Totally, absolutely, completely.

Robert Q shared a Meister Eckhart quote         SHARE URL

Meister Eckhart

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Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.

Robert Q shared a Eckhart Tolle quote         SHARE URL

Eckhart Tolle

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The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space.

Robert Q shared a Anthony De Mello quote         SHARE URL

Anthony De Mello

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As the Japanese Zen masters say: “Don’t seek the truth; just drop your opinions.” Drop your theories; don’t seek the truth. Truth isn’t something you search for. If you stop being opinionated, you would know.

Robert Q shared a Ram Dass quote         SHARE URL

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When you are fully in the moment, this moment is all there is.

It feels like time slows down. When your mind is quiet, you enter into the flow of love, and you just flow from one moment to the next as naturally as breathing. Whatever arises, I embrace it with love in the moment. This is my practice of polishing the mirror to reflect Maharaj-ji’s love. In this moment there is just awareness and love. If someone asks me how to get into their heart, I give them this practice: I Am Loving Awareness.

Robert Q shared a Voltaire quote         SHARE URL

Voltaire

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Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

Robert Q shared a Ram Dass quote         SHARE URL

Ram Dass

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I kept hoping to get esoteric teachings from Maharaj-ji, but when I asked, “How can I become enlightened?” he said things like, “Love everybody, serve everybody, and remember God,” or “Feed people.” When I asked, “How can I know God?” Maharaj-ji said, “The best form to worship God is in all forms. God is in everything.” These simple teachings, to love, serve, and remember, became the guideposts for my life.

Jo Anne shared a Sri Anandamayi ma quote         SHARE URL

Sri Anandamayi ma

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Who is known as a Vaishnava? One who sees Visnu everywhere. And as a Sakta? One who beholds the Great Mother, and nothing save Her. In truth, all the various ways of thought spring from one common source - who then is to be blamed, who to be reviled or suppressed? All are equal in essence.

Jo Anne shared a Adyashanti quote         SHARE URL

Adyashanti

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Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true.

Jo Anne shared a Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev quote         SHARE URL

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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Physicality means separation, boundaries. Spirituality means unity, boundlessness.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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If today was your last day in this body, would it make any difference to you, to how you’d use your mind? What would you want to preserve... when you have no future?

As Is shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Don't believe your thoughts.
I am the body is a thought.
I am the mind is a thought.
I am the doer is a thought.
Worry is only a thought.
Fear is only a thought.
Death is only a thought.

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