Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds— Paul the Apostle
Sensual Spiritual Reading quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
You will not see anyone who is truly striving after his spiritual advancement who is not given to spiritual reading.
Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.
The Bible is ... as necessary to spiritual life as breath is to natural life. There is nothing more essential to our lives than the Word of God.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
The spiritual traditions of all the religions have certain similarities that are unmistakable. They share many of the same basic practices like sacred reading, spiritual guidance, moderation in eating, drinking and sexual expression, and above all, trying to be aware of the presence of God in other people and in everyday life.
I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy;
I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read may read our natures.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
A humble man who lives a spiritual life, when he reads the Holy Scriptures, while relate all things to himself and not to others.
If we repeatedly read the Bible without the help of the Holy Spirit, it tends to reinforce our own prejudices and rock-hard doctrinal positions. We end up merely finding ammunition for what we already believe. We become so spiritually proud, so convinced of our own positions, that the Spirit is hindered in helping us to grow in the things of God.
Body have to physically strong and sturdy.
Spiritually balanced fi clean and purge me. Mentally advanced fi always urge me. Read a couple books and challenge the clergy. Read a couple psalms up in the morning early.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
You may go on reading any number of books on Meditation.
They can only tell you ‘Realize the Self’. The Self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself in yourself.
If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.
Don't neglect your spiritual reading. - Reading has made many saints.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.
When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us.
There is something about human nature that just doesn't want to face the reality that we live in two worlds. We live in the physical, material world where we have jobs, read books, and go about our business. And we live in a spiritual world - and that is a world at war.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
Scripture is the most up-to-date and relevant reading that ever comes my way.
The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder... What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
And when we go to church, read our Bibles, have our quiet times, and go to Christian conferences, we too can build some impressive spiritual muscles, but unless we use those spiritual muscles to change our lives, build the church, love our neighbors, and care for the sick and the poor, we...are just posers. Let us not take God's truth for granted.
We've all met a certain type of spiritual person.
She's a wonderful person. She loves the Lord. She prays and reads the Bible all the time. But all she thinks about is herself. She's not a selfish person. But she's always at the center of everything she's doing.
Don't consider me too demanding if I ask you once again to set great store by holy books and read them as much as you can. This spiritual reading is as necessary to you as the air you breathe.
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
My choices, including those related to the day-to-day aspects of life, like the use of a modest car, are related to a spiritual discernment that responds to a need that arises from looking at things, at people and from reading the signs of the times. Discernment in the Lord guides me in my way of governing.
[I like to read] spiritual books, non-fiction, fiction, I have my moods.
Let it be a settled principle in our minds, in reading the Bible, that Christ is the central sun of the whole book. So long as we keep Him in view, we shall never greatly err in our search for spiritual knowledge. Once losing sight of Christ, we shall find the whole Bible dark and full of difficulty.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
Many think Jesus came to earth so you and I can have a special kind of spiritual experience and then go merrily along, as long as we pray and read our Bibles and develop intimacy with the unseen God but ignore the others-oriented life of justice and love and peace that Jesus embodied.
A Ten-Point Plan for Increased Spirituality: 1.
Read Scriptures Daily. 2. Pray Fervently and Sincerely. 3. Fast Meaningfully. 4. Retire Early and Get Up Early. 5. Be of Good Cheer. 6. Work Hard. 7. Overcome Pride. 8. Love Everyone, and Express Your Love. 9. Become One. (As in John 17) 10. Share Your Testimony.
we've produced a generation of spiritual panhandlers, begging for coins of wisdom, banging like bums on every closed door...if an old man moves into a shack or a cave and lets his beard grow, people will flock from miles around just to read his "no trespassing" sign
We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming.
As we read spiritually about spiritual things, we open our hearts to God's voice. Sometimes we must be willing to put down the book we are reading and just listen to what God is saying to us through our words.
I read world literature and I read French romances in the originals.
I had quite a profound knowledge - no, that sounds conceited, but I did have a profound interest in everything spiritual.
Make use of all free time at the office and elsewhere for chanting your mantra or reading spiritual books. Avoid indulging in unnecessary gossip and try to talk about spiritual subjects with others.
Faith is our direct link to universal wisdom, reminding us that we know more than we have heard or read or studied that we have only to look, listen, and trust the love and wisdom of the Universal Spirit working through us all.
Spirituality is no different from what weve been doing for two thousand years just by going to church and receiving the sacraments, being baptized, learning to pray, and reading Scriptures rightly. Its just ordinary stuff.