The souls who sacrifice self, become detached from the imperfections of the realm of man and free from the shackles of this ephemeral world, assuredly the splendors of the rays of divine union shall shine in their hearts and in the eternal paradise they shall find ideal relationship, union and happiness. BWF chap 8
The age of leaders has come and gone. You must be your own leader now. You must contain the spirit of our time in your own life and your own nature. – Laurens van der Post – http://onespiritinterfaith.org/?s=laurens&x=0&y=0
2. O SON OF SPIRIT!
The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor. Ponder this in thy heart; how it behooveth thee to be. Verily justice is My gift to thee and the sign of My loving-kindness. Set it then before thine eyes. 2nd Arabic Hidden Word of Baha’u’llah
RP – Justice as an inner conditioner is what makes us authentic and autonomous in our caring, creativity & criticality – our goodness, our beauty and our truth.
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form.
You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature.
You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.
What is God? The eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life.
What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it.
Therefore, all love is the love of God.
Bernadette Carter King suggests – http://www.examiner.com/article/10-of-the-best-eckhart-tolle-quotes-to-give-you-the-power-of-now
“10 of the best Eckhart Tolle quotes to help you stay focused.” She says “During times of stress, meditate on your favorite spiritual quote of Tolle’s, thereby using it as a mindfulness exercise.”
“Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.” – Eckhart Tolle
“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” – Eckhart Tolle
“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolves, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can’t prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” – Eckhart Tolle
“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” – Eckhart Tolle