SPIRITUAL QUOTES like sherbet sweets that suddenly release their fizzy deliciousness!

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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Socrates – “I am not an Athenian or…

Socrates – “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”

“If you tell the truth you don’t have …

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”
– Mark Twain

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein

“Believe Nothing,
No matter where you read it or who has said it,
not even if i have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”
– Budhha

“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.”
– Albert Einstein

“Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.”
– Socrates

“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”
– Mark Twain

“Perfection is not when there is more to add, but when no more to take away”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery