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Spiritual Path (2)  click here for more spiritual path quotes Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selful to seek other than itself. ~Kahlil Gibran The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning. ~Marilyn Ferguson When the mind is no longer seeking, no longer breeding conflict through its wants and cravings, when it is silent with understanding, only then can the immeasurable come into being. ~J. Krishnamurti The cave that you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek. ~Joseph Campbell All spiritual seeking begins with the questions, ‘Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the true essence of my being?’ ~Haridas Chaudhuri True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. ~Nikos Kazantzakis We wake, if ever at all, to mystery. ~Annie Dillard Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky. ~Rabindranath Tagore One act of surrender, One change of heart, One leap of faith, can change our heart forever. ~Robert Holden It is a basic principle of spiritual life that we learn the deepest things in unknown territory. Often it is when we feel most confused inwardly and are in the midst of our greatest difficulties that something new will open. ~Jack Kornfeld The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. ~Benjamin Franklin If the angel deigns to come it will be because you have convinced her, not by tears, but by your humble resolve to be always beginning; to be a beginner. ~Rainer Maria Rilke There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instantaneous illuminations. Most of them conquer it fragment by fragment on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. ~Anais Nin There is simply no place, no location or situation that cannot be used to wake up to and live all of what and who you are, if you are willing to show up…to be present in the only place you ever have access to: here. ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer If you knew who walks beside you on this path that you have chosen, fear would be impossible. ~A Course in Miracles Take the gentle path. ~George Herbert Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. ~Kahlil Gibran Spiritual attainment is making the Spirit alive, becoming conscious. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan What you seek is already within you. You uncover it by shedding all that is untrue within you. ~Sampo Kaasila Who is journeying for freedom? The one who is already free. Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don’t give rise to any thought, and discover who you are. ~Papaji In the spiritual quest everything depends on the degree of sincerity and dedication. ~Sivananda Radha He who speculates from the shore about the ocean, shall know only its surface, but he who would know the depths of the ocean must be willing to plunge into it. ~Meher Baba And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~T. S. Elliot When you realize you are, in your essence, the same, beautiful person you took your teacher to be, you will be free. ~Jim Dreaver You cannot describe truly what you are but you can enjoy and directly experience what you are. Therein lies the joy of existence. ~Matt Kahn There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. ~Bruce Lee Enlightenment is finding that there is nothing to find. Enlightenment is to come to know that there is nowhere to go. ~Osho The mist important thing in spiritual life is growth and evolution. We must have an attitude of appropriating and assimilating the light of truth wherever we find it. ~Haridas Chaudhuri The ability to experience and to flow with what is signals the beginning of the unification of mind, body, and spirit. ~W. Brugh Joy Everything becomes spiritual once this door of the chamber of the heart is open. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan If you travel far enough, one day you will recognize yourself coming down the road to meet you. And you will say Yes. ~Marion Woodman Seekers continue to practice all kinds of self-torture without realizing that such ‘spiritual practice’ is a reinforcement of the very ego that prevents them from their natural, free state. ~Ramesh Balsekar Don’t look for new ways to flee across the chessboard. Listen to hear checkmate spoken directly to you. ~Rumi In the gradual approach you are bound to the mind. The mind is under the illusion that if it changes, alters, stops, etc., it will be absorbed in what is beyond it. This misconception leads to the most tragic state in which a truth- seeker can find himself: he has bound himself in his own web, a web of the most subtle duality. ~Jean Klein Only the action of non- action, the practice of non-practice, unmotivated non- volitional functioning, can lead to that recognition or awakening and why any kind of action, practice or intentional procedure is an insurmountable barrier to such awakening. ~Wei Wu Wei Cease trying to work everything out with your minds, it will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a Revelation. ~Eileen Caddy The awakening process, once begun, develops its own momentum without effort on your part, and the truth naturally yearns to awaken itself through you. ~Stephan Bodian That which you are seeking is always seeking you. ~anonymous sage Do not feed your ego and your problems with your attention. Slowly, surely, the ego will lose weight, until one fine day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self. You will be able to see right through it, to the divine presence that shines in each of us. ~Eknath Easwaran In the simple, direct experience of what is, you have an ongoing opportunity to awaken out of the trance the mind perpetuates to the radiant fullness and completeness of being. Just keep letting go and surrendering to what is. ~Stephan Bodian ‘I am’ is the goal and the final reality. To hold it with effort is inquiry. When spontaneous and natural, it’s realization. ~Ramana Maharshi Realization is already there. All that is necessary is to get rid of the thought, ‘I have not realized.’ ~Ramana Maharshi You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness, there’s no need to attain or cultivate it. ~Ramana Maharshi It is like being in the desert. At first you listen to the absence of sounds and call it silence. Then suddenly you may be taken by the presence of stillness where you are one with listening itself. ~Jean Klein Cultivate a mind that that dwells nowhere. ~Diamond Sutra There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. ~Louis L’Amour It’s not the answer that enlightens but the question. ~Eugene Ionesco Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. ~Chinese proverb The path of the enlightened leaves no track–it is like the path of birds in the sky. ~Buddha What is the path?’ the Zen master Nan-sen was asked. Everyday life is the path, he answered. ~Master Nan-Sen Stop being who you think you are, and be who you are. Let yourself know what you already know. ~Adyashanti Worshiping the teapot instead of drinking the tea. ~Wei Wu Wei In the attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. ~Gandhi The seeker’s silence is the loudest form of prayer. ~Swami Vivekananda 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. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand–relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. ~Osho There is a place which one cannot reach by going anywhere. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan Do not seek the truth; simply cease cherishing illusions. ~Zen master Seng- t’san Are you ready to lose your world? ~Adyashanti Full awakening comes when you sincerely look at yourself, deeper than you’ve imagined, and question everything. ~Adyashanti All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are. ~Adyashanti And if the earthly no longer knows your name, whisper to the silent earth: I’m flowing To the flashing water I say: I am. ~Rainer Maria Rilke To the questions of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. ~William Shakespeare Detach from whatever you find inside or outside yourself and only then will you attain liberation. ~Lin-Chi You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table, and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. ~Franz Kafka God is not attained by a process of addition to anything in the soul, but by a process of subtraction. ~Meister Eckhart Sail forth–steer for the deep waters only. ~Walt Whitman Nowhere physically is everywhere spiritually. ~The Cloud of Unknowing There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. ~Victor Hugo Everything and everyone has their own life to live, and we can’t just wipe away their suffering because our hearts are open. Although we would love to have everyone wake up and be happy, part of the heartbreak is accepting this moment, this world, just as it is. ~Adyashanti I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it. ~Stephen Wright A matter that becomes clear cease to concern us. ~Friedrich Nietzsche I tried to obtain by effort that which I could only obtain by ceasing all effort. ~Madame Guyon Live truth instead of professing it. ~Elbert Hubbard How can any external revelation help me unless it is verified by internal experience? ~Meister Eckhart Don’t go into the jungle looking for the great awakened elephant who is already at home sleeping on your own hearth. ~Gendun Rinpoche If you’re attached to anything, you surely will go far astray. ~Wu-Men Everything is found within the natural state, so do not seek elsewhere. ~Padampa Sangye Do not permit the events of your daily life to bind you, but never withdraw yourself from them. ~Wu-Men When you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. ~Freidrich Nietzsche Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions. They have not yet discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma. ~Dogen The Path is essentially the finding of the truth which is already within yourself. ~Imre Vallyon Indeed the very idea of a spiritual path is a misnomer. After all, how can you move toward something that, like Divinity, is already by definition everywhere? ~B. K. S. Iyengar You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. ~Teilhard de Chardin From my obscurity came forth a light and illuminated my path. ~Kahlil Gibran How do you know you are on the Way? When your map no longer serves you. ~Haven Trevino The True Path is meeting your eyes even now. Just attend to what is actually going on–but keep it simple and keep it clear. Just open your wisdom eye and see. ~Steve Hagen Everybody’s path is for himself. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan Do not say “I follow the one path of the Spirit,” but rather “I have found the Spirit, walking on my path,” for the Spirit walks on all paths. ~Kahlil Gibran See where your own energy wants to go, not where you think it should go. Do something because it feels right, not because it makes sense. Follow the spiritual impulse. ~Mary Hayes-Grieco Transformation is not about making ourselves better but about allowing ourselves to become who we truly are. ~ Amrit Desai This teacher is not so much a raft to carry you to enlightenment as it is a fire to ignite your raft you are now holding on to. ~Adyashanti There is no path of wisdom, there is no path at all. There is no journey. ~U. G. Krishnamurti You must have failed deeply on some level or experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn to the spiritual dimension. Or perhaps your very success became empty and meaningless and so turned out to be a failure. ~Eckhart Tolle You’re guided by your highest right, and wherever it takes you is where you need to go. ~Richard Bach There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. ~Jerry Garcia Everything one needs to know is available through oneself. That is the only path. There are no secrets. ~Norman E. Sjoman Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart. ~Rainer Maria Rilke My only hope for you as a seeker wishing to find your way back home, is to burn the map you’re following, and realize what you already are. ~Matt Kahn When I went beyond myself, the pathway finally opened. ~Mahsati Ganja’i Life can be difficult; what an opportunity! The Light will disturb us when we’re comfortable, and comfort us when we’re disturbed. We turn to Spirit for help when our foundations are shaking, only to find that it is Spirit who is shaking them. ~Way of the Peaceful Warrior l