You never identify yourself with the shadows cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body either.— Adi Shankara
Dreamy Spiritual Awakening quotations
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it.
Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers.
During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change.
And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
I'm not a prophet of doom, I'm a prophet of love.
But love will bid a warning doom to the children who play on the freeway. We need to wake up.
The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.
It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the 'I Am,' our real presence, can awaken.
Adversity can be our greatest motivation fo spiritual growth or our deadliest means of discouragement.
I looked in temples churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.
As you smell the fragrance of a flower by handing it or the smell of sandalwood by rubbing it against a stone, so you obtain spiritual awakening by constantly thinking of God.
When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.
To grow in unconditional love and in beauty, is spirituality.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?
The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.
As long as you ask questions you are breaking through, but the moment you begin to accept, you are psychologically dead. So right through life don't accept a thing, but inquire, investigate. Then you will find that your mind is something really extraordinary, it has no end, and to such a mind there is no death.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Our heart knows what our mind has forgotten - it knows the sacred that is within all that exists, and through a depth of feeling we can once again experience this connection, this belonging.
To stay with that shakiness-to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge-that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path.
Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.
Spirituality does not come from religion. It comes from our soul.
All our theories of improving the world, while we are still asleep, merely intensify the sleep of humanity.
Do not allow yourself to suppress your thoughts.
Instead, let the thoughts come before you and become a sort of observer. Start observing your own mind. Do not try to escape; do not be afraid of your thinking.
You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.
Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled you to survive until this very moment.
When sitting in meditation, say, "That's not my business!" with every thought that comes by.
When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
You are made in the image of what you desire.
Free yourself from the psychological structure of society, which is to free yourself from the essence of conflict.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
Awakening is not to know what this reality is. Awakening is to know what reality is not. It is to cease identifying oneself with any object of knowledge whatsoever.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being who is here to claim his or her birthright to the higher consciousness planes of unconditional love and oneness.
As you awaken to your divine nature, you'll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.
In spirituality the vehicle of faith runs on divine love.
It appears that America's anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men's movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening.
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away.
Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.
Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity.
Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.
When it comes to spiritual teachers, there are those safe, gentle, consoling, soothing, caring; and there are the outlaws, the living terrors, the Rude Boys and Nasty Girls of God realization, the men and women who are in your face, disturbing you terrifying you, until you radically awaken to who and what you really are.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.