The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.— Ram Dass
Blissful Spiritual Path quotations
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
My advice to you is not to undertake the spiritual path.
It is too difficult, too long, and is too demanding. I suggest you ask for your money back, and go home. This is not a picnic. It is really going to ask everything of you. So, it is best not to begin. However, if you do begin, it is best to finish.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
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.
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.
There is no companionship with the immature.
Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
So many of us start along the spiritual path because we are suffering.
But you must realize that for real healing to occur, there must first be deep compassion for yourself, especially the parts of yourself you dislike or consider ugly.
Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for sunshine.
If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
Any path is only a path, and there is no affront to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
I think joy and sweetness and affection are a spiritual path.
We're here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don't have time to carry grudges; you don't have time to cling to the need to be right.
Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path.
There's nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge.
A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.
Art and life really are the same, and both can only be about a spiritual journey, a path towards a re-union with a supreme creator, with god, with the divine; and this is true no matter how unlikely, how strange, how unorthodox, one's particular life path might appear to one's self or others at any given moment.
The spiritual path is one of falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off, turning and looking sheepishly at God and then taking the next step.
It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
In the next 30 years we can destroy our world.
With the very same powers - spiritual, social, scientific - we can evolve our world. Our mission is to serve as catalysts for a planetary awakening in our lifetime, to take a non-violent path to the next stage of our evolution.
Tolerance is a sign of growth on the spiritual path
Tantra is the hot blood of spiritual practice.
It smashes the taboo against unreasonable happiness; a thunderbolt path, swift, joyful, and fierce. There is no authentic Tantra without profound commitment, discipline, courage, and a sense of wild, foolhardy, fearless abandon.
When your vision is clear have faith and trust yourself even when you don't know where your path is taking you.
On the path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives.
We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter.
To undertake a genuine spiritual path is not to avoid difficulties but to learn the art of making mistakes wakefully, to bring them to the transformative power of our heart.
Catastrophe is the essence of the spiritual path, a series of breakdowns allowing us to discover the threads that weave all of life into a whole cloth.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
For me, one of the most disturbing elements of the right wing's political agenda is that it believes that there is one correct spiritual and moral path for all people to follow. The danger inherent in this is its explicit refusal to accept anyone who happens to lead a different lifestyle, and the condemnation of those who differ.
The spiritual path is not a solo endeavor.
In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/ himself is a delusion. We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realize our interconnectedness.
Witchcraft ... is a spiritual path. You walk it for nourishment of the soul, to commune with the life force of the universe, and to thereby better know your own life.
Direction is so much more important than speed.
First birth is from your parents, but real birth, real life, begins when one accepts a bona fide spiritual master and renders service unto him. Then the path is open for going back to home, back to Godhead, to live eternally in full knowledge and full bliss and in association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, Lord Krishna.
Kindness and a good heart are the foundation for success in this life, progress on the spiritual path, and the fulfillment of our aspirations. Our need for them is not limited to any specific time, place, society, or culture.
Not all spiritual paths lead to the harmonious Oneness.
Indeed, most are detours and distractions, nothing more.
No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.
The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust — not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.
In some respects, if I had to choose just one (virtue on the spiritual path), I'd feel safest with a sense of humor. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, have a good laugh about human nature, and get on with our journeys.
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece.
The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
This is the entire spiritual life, Ananda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When a monk has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path.
What is truly a part of our spiritual path is that which brings us alive.
If gardening brings us alive, that is part of our path, if it is music, if it is conversation...we must follow what brings us alive.