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Robert Q shared a Guru Nanak quote         SHARE URL

Guru Nanak

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Even kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the Love of God.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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If I could give you only one advice, I would say: Don't identify with anything. Be completely empty - no one. Be no-body and see if you lose anything but delusion.

Robert Q shared a Robert Adams quote         SHARE URL

Robert Adams

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As long as you believe you are the body-mind phenomena
you're going to have problems.
You may feel justified in having problems.
You may feel it's not your fault.
You may feel it's karmic.
You may feel all kinds of things,
but as long as you believe or you feel the body-mind,
you will have problems,
because this is the kind of world in which we live -
a world that doesn't exist, seems real to most of us.
And if we believe we are the body-mind
then we believe the world is real and
we believe we have to pray to God for solutions.
We do all these things and we still suffer.
And suffering will only stop,
not when God answers your prayers,
but when you awaken to the truth of your own being.
Then you’re born again, so-to-speak, in a new reality and all is well.

Robert Q shared a Eckhart Tolle quote         SHARE URL

Eckhart Tolle

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The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life’s challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep.

Robert Q shared a Meister Eckhart quote         SHARE URL

Meister Eckhart

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People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works.

Robert Q shared a Hua Hu Ching quote         SHARE URL

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What good is it to spend your life accumulating material things? It isn't in keeping with the Tao. What benefit in conforming your behavior to someone's conventions? It violates your nature and dissipates your energy. Why separate your spiritual life and your practical life? To an integral being, there is no such distinction. Live simply and virtuously, true to your nature, drawing no line between what is spiritual and what is not.

Robert Q shared a Ikkyu quote         SHARE URL

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Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

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This body can become exhausted but the Source from where I'm speaking can never be exhausted.
I can not keep on putting food in the mouth.
I can not do it, it's not good and it's not of much value
because I have come to give you the most beautiful Thing,
which you don't have to pay to find,
which you don't have to go to some place to look for,
it's not hidden in the Himalayas,
it's right Here in the Center of your Being.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

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Look at this very Moment.
This Moment is your true face.
In this Moment there is no past or future.
In this Moment see what is eternal.
In this Moment what effort can you possibly make
in order to be in this Moment.

Robert Q shared a Don Juan quote         SHARE URL

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People’s actions no longer affect a warrior when she has no more expectations of any kind. A strange peace becomes the ruling force in her life. She has adopted one of the concepts of a warrior’s life—detachment.

Robert Q shared a Yoga Vashishta quote         SHARE URL

Yoga Vashishta

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Ignorance and mental activity are perpetuated by each other. When the inner intelligence is awakened, the craving for pleasure ceases. For the wise, cessation of craving for pleasure is therefore natural and effortless.

Robert Q shared a Michael J. Cohen quote         SHARE URL

Michael J. Cohen

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Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace.

Robert Q shared a Henry David Thoreau quote         SHARE URL

Henry David Thoreau

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If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.

Robert Q shared a Zen Saying quote         SHARE URL

Zen Saying

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Robert Q shared a Deepak Chopra quote         SHARE URL

Deepak Chopra

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Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both.

Robert Q shared a Buddha quote         SHARE URL

Buddha

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If we haven’t forgiven, we keep creating an identity around our pain, and that is what is reborn. That is what suffers.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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The essence of saintliness is total acceptance of the present moment, harmony with things as they happen. A saint does not want things to be different from what they are; he knows that, considering all factors, they are unavoidable. He is friendly with the inevitable and, therefore, does not suffer.

Robert Q shared a Saint Augustine quote         SHARE URL

Saint Augustine

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If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

Robert Q shared a Voltaire quote         SHARE URL

Voltaire

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Paradise was made for tender hearts;
hell, for loveless hearts.

Robert Q shared a Sri Anandamayi ma quote         SHARE URL

Sri Anandamayi ma

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The right sustenance for the mind cannot be had from anything that is of this world and hence perishable, but solely from that which is Eternal. The taste of the Eternal will still the mind. The Universe was created out of joy and this is why you find joy in the fleeting things of the world. Without joy life is an ordeal. You must try to attain to that great Joy which has brought forth the world.

Robert Q shared a Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote         SHARE URL

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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You want something like a round-the-clock ecstasy. Ecstasies come and go, necessarily, for the human brain cannot stand the tension for a long time. A prolonged ecstasy will burn out your brain unless it is extremely pure and subtle. In nature nothing is at a standstill—-everything pulsates, appears and disappears. Heart, breath, digestion, sleeping and waking, birth and death—everything comes and goes in waves. Rhythm, periodicity, harmonious alternation of extremes is the rule. [There is] no use rebelling against the very pattern of life. No particular thought can be the mind’s natural state, only silence. Not the idea of silence but silence itself. When the mind is in it’s natural state, it reverts to silence spontaneously after every experience or, rather, every experience happens against the background of silence.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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Our attention venerates what we see. And what we see has the mark of impermanence on it.

Robert Q shared a Papaji quote         SHARE URL

Papaji

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Look Within,
Approach with all Devotion,
Stay as Heart.

Only adore yourself,
worship your Self, and seek your Self,
and the rest will be taken care of.
Avoid useless activities and pleasures.
Simply keep Quiet, this is Sahaja Bhav, the natural state.

If you want to wake up,
don't think and do not make effort.
This is the only way.
This may appear as Wisdom with inquiry
or as Love by devotion, but both are the same.
True Wisdom is the Love of Self.

The Supreme Self, the dearest Love,
the source of joy, must be meditated on day and night
whatever you are doing, if you want Freedom Now.
Disregard everything else, See only That,
and all will be added to you.
Only contemplate Existence.
This contemplation is to just Be.
Go straight to the Light.

Robert Q shared a Ram Dass quote         SHARE URL

Ram Dass

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I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.

Robert Q shared a Mooji quote         SHARE URL

Mooji

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Contemplate deeply what I am about to say now. Grasp it and you will be out of the mind-trap for good!

You say you are trying very hard to be the Presence.
But That which is observing the effort to be the Presence, is that making any effort?
The flip-side of the ego is pure Awareness.
Flick over into the Awareness position in which the effort to be the Presence is seen in much the same way as you would watch a movie of yourself. The one watching the movie is separate from the image of himself which is unreal. There is a natural detachment present.
That which is observing the effort, can it be other than your Self, the living, unchanging Source?
Pay attention to yourself as the serene and formless Seer instead of identifying with the frustrated seeker.
Do you feel the difference?
Confirm your Reality here as the formless observing.
You are already the 'somewhere' you are trying to get to. Be clear about this in your Heart.
That's it - job done.

Robert Q shared a Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi quote         SHARE URL

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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DESTINY

Bhagavan:

Individual human beings have to suffer their karmas but Isvara manages to make the best of their karmas for His purpose.

God manipulates the fruits of karma.; He does not add or take away from it. The subconscious of man is a warehouse of good and bad karma. Isvara chooses from this warehouse what He sees will best suit the spiritual evolution at the time of each man whether pleasant or painful. Thus there is nothing arbitrary.

From Conscious Immortality P.127 4th Edition

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