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    “For so many thousands of years
    You have been drinking and drinking
    And still your thirst is not satisfied.
    Oh Fortunate One!
    Drink now from the fountain of enlightened mind."                     
    Milarepa, yogui of Tibet


    Practice, when done from the heart, does not become old, repetitive, or
    hollow - it only becomes deeper - so deep that words are too shallow to try to
    convey the richness.   
    Seung Sahn


    The Truth is to be realized here in this life … The world you reach after
    the body is shed is determined by the level of consciousness reached
    while in the body.    
    Kularnava Tantra


    "One must seek the shortest way and the fastest means to get back
    home - to turn the spark within into a blaze, to be merged in and to
    identify with that greater fire which ignited the spark"    
    Nityananda


    "Meditation is not just a practice.
    Meditation is a natural state.
    It's an actual channel in our consciousness, a bandwidth of tranquility ...
    Once you discover how to tune yourself to the meditation bandwidth,
    it will empower your life from within."   
    Sally Kempton

    :
    "Though you give up all faults, acquire all merits, cast off every
    kinship and practice every penance known, you cannot gain the
    ultimate bliss until you reach the feet of the master."   
    Ramana Maharshi



    The first thing to meditate on
    Is our precious human life, free and endowed,
    Hard to come by and easily destroyed.
    I will now give it meaning.
    -The Ninth Karmapa






    “The Path of Union is very easy for one who gives first preference to it, one who gives it
    supremacy over all other things.”

    “Through different doings you cannot achieve the higher state.  You cannot bring up Supreme
    Awareness and Intelligence by effort. This happens without effort, by relaxation, by reposing in
    the Self.”

    “Then the understanding of your soul, the Self, comes.  There will be an absence of obstacles,
    that is, obstacles in your path will vanish.”

    Patanjali, Yoga Sutras


    "The breeze of dawn has secrets to tell you.
    Don't go back to sleep.
    You must ask for what you really want
    Don't go back to sleep
    People are going back and forth
    across the doors where
    the two worlds touch.
    The door is round and open.
    Don't go back to sleep."
    Rumi


    "Believe nothing, no matter where you
    read it, or who said it, no matter if I have
    said it, unless it agrees with your own
    reason and your own common sense."
    -Buddha


    "Love and serve all humanity.

    Assist everyone.

    Be happy, be courteous.

    Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy.

    Recognize God and goodness in
    every face.

    There is no saint without a past
    and no sinner without a future.

    Praise everyone.
    If you cannot praise someone,
    let them out of your life.

    Be original, be inventive.

    Be courageous.
    Take courage again and again.

    Do not imitate; be strong, be upright.
    Do not lean on the crutches of others.
    Think with your own head. Be yourself.

    All perfection and every divine virtue
    are hidden within you.
    Reveal them to the world.
    Wisdom, too, is already within you.
    Let it shine forth.

    Let the Lord's grace set you free.

    Let your life be that of the rose;
    in silence, it speaks the language of fragrance.

    Babaji of Herakhan, Himalayas


    "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
    Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE HOUR.

    There are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing?
    What are your relationships? Are you in right relation?
    Where is your water? Know your garden.

    It is time to speak your truth.
    Create your community.
    Be good to each other.
    And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

    Know: The river has its destination.
    The elders say:
    We must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river,
    keep our eyes open, and our heads above water!
    See who is there with you and celebrate!

    At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally --
    least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do,
    our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

    The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

    Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
    All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
    We are the ones we've been waiting for!"

    Anonymous Hopi elder


    "The obsolete paradigms of greed, selfishness, corruption and the abuse of power are crumbling
    away. The people involved with these destructive patterns are fighting tooth and nail to hold on to
    their money and their power, but their efforts will be in vain.

    Anything that is not based in reverence for Life and the highest good for all concerned cannot and
    will not be sustained in the frequencies of the New Earth. It is just that simple.

    In order to fulfill your individual facet of this unfolding Divine Plan, go within to the deepest
    recesses of your heart and ask your I AM Presence how you can be the greatest force of Light,
    right here and right now . . .  

    What can you do to bring more love, joy, abundance and peace into your own life and the lives of
    those who are in your sphere of influence?

    You will be amazed at the answers you receive. This is your moment. Now is the time.
    Remember and KNOW, this is your purpose and reason for being on Earth at this time."
      
    Patricia Diane Cota-Robles  


    “True leaders should always be vigilant
    and think how to work best for human society:
    they must be ever cautious that under their guidance
    the people are not led to darkness, death and immorality."

    "Those who have the responsibility to show the path to others
    should be of superlative character with the most refined conduct."

    "They and their followers must move constantly towards
    all-round development and shreya [ultimate spiritual attainment]."

    PR Sarkar

    A great quote:

    Remember, the body does not last for ever!  
    Age prowls like a leopard, diseases strike like an enemy!  
    It is a wonder how people can be so complacent and unmindful
    when everywhere there is thunder of crash!  

    Time flies without your knowing.  Prosperity is like a dream,
    youth like a blossom, life-span momentary like lightning.  
    Even a hundred years is too little -- half the life is spent in sleep
    and the other half is made infructuous by infancy, disease, misery, age and what not.

    "Deluded by ignorance, he looks not at what is seen,
    grasps not what is heard, follows not what is read.  
    He fails to see that with every moment that passes this body decays.  

    The Wolf of Time rushes upon him when he is still prattling
    of my children, my wife, my wealth, my relations.
    Death swallows him when he is still thinking
    of what is done, what is yet to be done and what is half-done.  

    "Therefore do today what is required for tomorrow,
    in the morning do what is meant for the afternoon!  
    Death waits not to see what is done or not done!"

    Kularnava Tantra


    "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD."
    (Psalm 46:10)
    So first, be still.
    Still" in Hebrew is "Raphah"  -- drop, let go, relax.



    To believe or not believe in God,
    both concepts are intellectual  
    O Seekers!  It is time to shift
    from blind belief to the search for Reality.
    Don't kill the Quest!

    Yogi Gorak Nath


    "Look for the flower to bloom in the silence that follows the storm: not till then.
    It shall grow, it will shoot up, it will make branches and leaves and form buds,
    while the storm continues, while the battle lasts.

    But not till the whole personality is dissolved and melted --
    not until it is held by the divine fragment which has created it,
    as a mere subject for grave experiment and experience --
    not until the whole nature has yielded and become subject unto its higher self,
    can the bloom open.

    Then will come a calm such as comes in a tropical country after the heavy rain,
    when Nature works so swiftly that one may see her action.

    And in the deep silence the mysterious event will occur
    which will prove that the way has been found.

    Call it by what name you will, it is a voice that speaks where there is none to speak --
    it is a messenger that comes, a messenger without form or substance;
    or it is the flower of the soul that has opened.

    It cannot be described by any metaphor.
    But it can be felt after, looked for, and desired, even amid the raging of the storm.

    The silence may last a moment of time or it may last a thousand years.
    But ... you will carry its strength with you.

    Again and again the battle must be fought and won."

    Light on the Path El Morya, as transcribed by Mabel Collins


    From HAFIZ, Persian mystic poet:

    "Even after all this time
    the Sun never says to the Earth
    'You owe me!'
    Look what happens with a love like that
    It lights the whole sky"

    "Ni hasta despues de tanto tiempo
    El Sol nunca dice a la Tierra
    'Tu me debes'.
    Mire lo que pasa con un amor asi,
    Se ilumine el Cielo entero."

    "Remember for just one minute of the day
    It would be best to look upon yourself as God does
    For thus is revealed your true royal nature"

    -- Acuerdete por solo un minuto del dia
    Verte a ti mismo como lo vea Dios
    Porque asi es revelada tu verdadera naturaleza real

    "Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred
    Now is the time for you to deeply compute
    the impossibility that there is anything but Grace"

    "Like a great starving beast my body is quivering
    Fixed on the scent of Light"

    "Let's dine tonite with exquisite music
    I might even hire angels
    To play - just for you"

    "Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
    and know that everything in life has purpose.
    There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
    all events are blessings given to us to learn from."
    -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
     

    "Silence is the essential condition of happiness."
    Zen Master































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