"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand
practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting
them." - Joshua Liebman
to your heart, move according to your heart,
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
a member of The Spiritual Sanctuary
From the Bhagavad-Gita
, ch.6, v.5.
Lift up the
self by the Self
don't let the Self droop down
the Self is the self's only friend
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.~
~This is the Lords' will
and therefore Glorious in our eyes!~
---submitted by member Liza Mae
human being is a part of the whole, called by us
part limited in time and space. He experiences himself,
and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind
delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of
us, restricting us to our personal desires and to
affection for a few
persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves
prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all
creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is
achieve this completely, but the striving for such
achievement is in
itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner
quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu
submitted by Ariania
of the Spiritual Sanctuary
Adriane, former member
the Spiritual Sanctuary
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
we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring
out the best in ourselves." William Arthur Ward
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
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
Peace to all....
from our own Kathleen the
"When you have come to the edge of all the light that
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."
May all beings find unchanging, peerless happiness.
Justin, member of The Spiritual Sanctuary
favorite quote comes from Robin Williams "reality... What a
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
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
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
-- 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
Dance like no one
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you'll never get hurt,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
"Let us be
grateful to people who make us happy; they are the
gardeners who make our souls blossom."
"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
To a man with an
empty stomach, food is God.-- Ghandi
represents a world in us, a world possibly not born
until they arrive.-- Anais Nin
travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the
waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast
of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they
by themselves without wondering.
--St. Augustine of Hippo
the long time sun shine upon you
love surround you
the pure light within you
you all the way on.
- The Incredible String Band
the feast of ego, everyone leaves hungry
are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be
eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Henri L. Bergson
is the absence of the striving for happiness.
-Chuang-tzu (B.C. 350)
who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.
patience with everything unresolved in your heart
try to love the questions themselves...
search for the answers,
could not be given to you now,
you would not be able to live them.
the point is, to live everything.
the questions now.
then, someday, far in the future,
will gradually without even noticing it,
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
ANCIENT WISDOM MODERN WORLD
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.
It takes courage to
show your dreams to someone else.
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
There can be no
happiness if the things we believe in are different
from the things we do.
We can re-choose. Our past
is not our potential. -author unknown
Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
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.
|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.
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
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