"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." - Joshua Liebman

"Listen to your heart, move according to your heart,

 whatsoever the stake" OSHO
submitted by our member Justin)

"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that which is impenetratable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in the primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness." -Albert Einstein  , submitted by our member Kathleen Hanna 


By the Light of God which is brought through the acknowledgement of Love we are brought from darkness.
By the Sound of God which is our response to Love we are sustained.

--- Curtis, a member of The Spiritual Sanctuary 

From the Bhagavad-Gita , ch.6, v.5.

Lift up the self by the Self

And don't let the Self droop down

For the Self is the self's only friend

And the self is the Self's only foe. 

~Do not wait for Life. Do not Long for it.
Be aware, Always and at every moment,
that the Miracle is in the here and now.~
~Marcel Proust

~This is the Lords' will
and therefore Glorious in our eyes!~

---submitted by member  Liza Mae



"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a 
part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts 
and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical 
delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for 
us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few 
persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this 
prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living 
creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to 
achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in 
itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." 

Albert Einstein 
quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu 
(Boston 1977). 
submitted by Ariania of the Spiritual Sanctuary 







From Adriane, former member 

of the Spiritual Sanctuary 

"What we are today comes from thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind." - Buddha *A precious stone cannot be polished without friction, nor humanity perfected without trials.* author unknown When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end,they always fall -- think of it, always. -- Mahatma Gandhi

 "When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves." William Arthur Ward

 "Worry is, and always will be, a fatal disease of the heart, for its beginning signals the end of faith. Release the regrets of yesterday, refuse the fears of tomorrow and receive instead, the peace of today. FREE YOUR MIND....then it will be open for the extraordinary things God can show you. Angelenlighten


"Be who you are and say what you feel because people who mind ~ don't matter,and people who matter ~ don't mind." ~ by Dr. Seuss

"Obstacles are the things we create when we take our minds off the goals we've set for ourselves"

Peace to all.... 

from our own Kathleen the Smilen Gypsy

"When you have come to the edge of all the light that
you know
and are about to step off into the darkness of the
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something to stand on,
or you will be taught to fly."
          ~ anonymous

May all beings find unchanging, peerless happiness.

Warm Regards,

Justin, member of The Spiritual Sanctuary


From Skywise

My favorite quote comes from Robin Williams "reality... What a concept".

Spirituality lies in regarding existence merely as a vehicle for

contemplation,and contemplation merely a vehicle for joy.

   --George Santayana, [Three Philosophical Poets]

There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.

-- Hasidic saying

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

-- Victor Borge
It was on the eve of his betrayal that Jesus spoke these words, 'Let not your heart be troubled,' with that calm certainty which has ever been given to the believing.  He was not afraid ... We are to know that passing events cannot hinder the onward march of the soul.  The temporal imperfection of the human cannot dim the eternal integrity of the Divine.

-- Ernest Holmes

"As creatures of a very particular making, we need to know the cultural blinders that narrow our world view as well as the psychological blinders that narrow our view of our
personal experience."

-- Christina Baldwin

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing - to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. Not a select party.

-- John Keats

From Liila

Dance like no one is watching,
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you'll never get hurt,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
~~Author Unknown~~ 

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming
gardeners who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Proust

"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go."
~ Louise Driscoll ~

"A friend is someone who knows the song in
your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten
the words."

To a man with an empty stomach, food is God.-- Ghandi

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.-- Anais Nin

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the

huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast

compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they

pass by themselves without wondering.

   --St. Augustine of Hippo

May the long time sun shine upon you

All love surround you

And the pure light within you

Guide you all the way on.

   - The Incredible String Band  

At the feast of ego, everyone leaves hungry


We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier. 

   --Landor (1775-1864)

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.  

  - Henri L. Bergson  

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.   -Chuang-tzu (B.C.  350)  

Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.   - Buddha  


Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart

and try to love the questions themselves...

Don't search for the answers, 

which could not be given to you now, 

because you would not be able to live them. 

And the point is, to live everything. 

Live the questions now. 

Perhaps then, someday, far in the future, 

you will gradually without even noticing it, 

live your way into the answer. 

--- Rainer Maria Rilke


Can You Fly? 

What does the caterpillar newly turned a butterfly feel? 

Although flying is now within its capability. 
The way is unclear. 
Yet, through faith in itself, it gloriously takes off. 

The beautiful butterfly is forever within each of us. 
Trust your heart and yourself, 
And you will find you can fly. 

- Robert B. James 

I have come to the conclusion that whether or not a
person is a religious believer does not matter much.
Far more important is that they be a good human
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The truly silent, who keeps apart,
he is like a tree grown in a meadow.
It greens, it doubles its yield,
it stands in front of its lord.
Its fruit is sweet, its shade is
delightful, its end comes in the garden.

-- The Instructions of Amenemope, Chapter 4

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
-Pamela Vault Starr


If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality.
-Margaret Halsey

It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else.
-Erma Bombeck

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover
is yourself.
--Alan Alda

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
-Freya Stark

We can re-choose. Our past is not our potential. -author unknown

Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody - I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. We must find each other.
-Mother Theresa

It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.
-Madeleine L'Engle

Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Rev. Peter Marshall (former chaplain of the Senate)






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