SPIRITUAL QUOTES like sherbet sweets that suddenly release their fizzy deliciousness!
I like short quotations, one-liners, because, if you are ready for them, they explode in your consciousness like the best haiku – or a sherbet sweet that suddenly releases its fizzy deliciousness. They provide an ‘aha’ insight, a minimal increment in enlightenment.
EXAMPLES of INTER-SPIRITUAL ‘POINTERS’ mainly one-liners
AWARENESS: “Awareness of the divine begins with wonder. It is the result of what man does with his higher incomprehension.” – A J Heschel (1959 p. 41)
STILLNESS & movement – “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” Lao Tse
GOD: “God is a circle whose centre is everywhere, whose circumference is nowhere.” Empedocles
CONCEPTS: “Concepts are delicious snacks with which we try to alleviate our amazement.” Heschel
KINDNESS: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama
PURITY – kindness, radiance – “Possess a pure kindly & radiant heart…” – Baha’u’llah
LOVE – “God Is Love.” (I John 4:8)
REASON – “The worship of reason is arrogance and betrays a lack of intelligence. The rejection of reason is cowardice and betrays a lack of faith. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
INSIGHT/SATORI: A lightning flash:/ between the forest trees I have seen water. Shiki Masaoka
VOID Don’t contemplate as mere activity/Be void contemplating void p221 365 Tao D Ming-Dao
WORLD CITIZEN – Socrates – “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”
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