In all matters moderation is desirable If a…

In all matters moderation is desirable. If a thing is carried to excess, it will prove a source of evil.

— Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 69

Circles by Carl Sandburg The white man drew…

Circles by Carl Sandburg

The white man drew a small circle in the sand
and told the red man, “This is what the Indian
knows,” and drawing a big circle around the
small one, “This is what the white man knows.”
The Indian took the stick and swept an immense
ring around both circles: “This is where the
white man and the red man know nothing.”

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1 Time is a stream of forms…in…

1 “Time is a stream of forms…in which the One manifests.”

2 “Love is the basis of the existence of all things. It is the deepest motive of all that lives within us…This love is God.”

3 “The midpoint in each thing is the same creative Spirit. Everything flows from this Spirit and everything has a tendency to become one with the One again. This tendency is a cosmic stream, an impulse, a cosmic eros.”

4 “Men and women are composed of parts of the universe. They are the cosmos in miniature. If we subject this microcosm that is ourselves to analysis, we discover how the great cosmos is structured.”

5 “All blades of grass, wood and stone, all things are One.” Meister Eckhart

6 “One can learn to experience timelessness, and can become aware of how nearly the deepest center in the I is one with the deepest center of the universe. This is sober ‘ec-stasy’ (or stepping out) from the time-bound to the timeless. The goal is absorption in Brahma in the same way all colors coincide in white light.”

7 “The center of one’s being coincides with the center of all things.”

8 “Love is always active and looking for what it can do. It cannot remain shut up in itself. Just as water…cannot stay locked in the earth, but seeks an outlet.” St. Teresa of Avila

9 “Bringing order out of chaos and giving form to the unformed – the essence of art – is a normal preoccupation of humanity.”

10 “First of all, we have to see God as the deepest ground of our being, concealed in the innermost recess of our nature….We must worship Him not only in our own being but equally in all that exists, firstly in our fellow men and women, but also in nature, in the universe, omnipresent and permeating everything with the work of His hands.” Titus Brandsma, commemoration speech given in 1932

11 “God is central in each part of the universe, down to the tiniest atom.”

12 “You are a principal work, a fragment of God himself, you have in yourself a part of Him.” Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’

13 “Love is the eternal knot and bond of the cosmos’, Marsilio Ficino

14 “A mystical experience is all-embracing…It is a realization – with one’s whole being – that all things are one, a universe, an organic whole into which the self fits.”

15 “This [mysticism] is a phenomenon that seems to occur in all religions and cultures; it is different in external form, but in essence everywhere it is the same: it is the experimental knowledge that, in one way or another, everything is interconnected, that all things have a single source.”

16 “The Soul (Atman) is below. The Soul is above. The Soul is to the west. The Soul is to the east. The Soul is to the south. The Soul is to the north. The Soul, indeed, is this whole world.” The Chandogya Upanishads

17 “The Soul is the image of God and, because it is His image, it comes to understand that it can be and must be united with Him whose image it is.” William of Saint-Thierry (1085-1148)

18 “The multiplicity of things and events around us are simply expressions of one and the same ultimate reality, which rises above all ideas and images and is more than its manifestations.”

19 “The Soul is a way along which God travels to His freedom from His deepest point.” Hadewych, 13th century Beguine

20 “Often when I awake to myself and step from otherness into myself, I behold a most wondrous beauty. It is then that I believe most strongly in my belonging to a higher destiny.” Plotinus, ‘Enneads’, IV: 8: 1

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MONISM a theory or doctrine that denies the…

MONISM: a theory or doctrine that denies the existence of a distinction or duality in a particular sphere, such as that between matter and mind, or God and the world.

Non-dualism

“Nondualism” is a modern, western New religious movement, with a reflexive-monist understanding of reality. It is typified by a syncretistic understanding of various religious traditions. According to nondualism, many forms of religion are based on an experiential or intuitive understanding of “the Real”[89] Nondualism, a modern reinterpretation of these religions, prefers the term “nondualism”, instead of monism, because this understanding is “nonconceptual”, “not graspapable in an idea”.[89][note 8][note 9]

To these nondual traditions belong Hinduism (including Vedanta, some forms of Yoga, and certain schools of Shaivism), Taoism, Pantheism, Rastafari and similar systems of thought.[citation needed]

With increasing awareness of these systems of thought, the western spiritual and philosophical climate has seen a growing understanding of monism.[citation needed] Moreover, the New Thought and New Age movements embraced many monistic concepts during the twentieth century and continue up to the present day.[citation needed] – WikiPedia

BREATH MATTERS http www youtube com watch v=TubJqdN…

BREATH MATTERS

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice. No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

JUXTAPOSITION well fancy that People have a hard…

JUXTAPOSITION – well fancy that!

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Another way of describing the pain-body is this: the addiction to unhappiness. – Eckhart Tolle