Wisdom

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Zen masters use the word satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence.
The spiritual man conquers wrath by calmness, stops quarrels by keeping silent, dispels inharmony by being sweet of speech, and shames discourtesy by being thoughtful of others.
No illness can remain when your entire system is in balance.
A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating.
Self-reformation, self-control, positive behaviour, control of speech, sweet words, all these are soul powers that clothe us in robes of magnetism. In the expression of soul qualities lies the only way to live peacefully at home; the power is within us to make home a paradise of hades.
If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person.
This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals.
You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
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.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.
The mind is like an elastic band. The more you pull, the more it stretches. The mind-elastic will never break. Every time you feel limitations, close your eyes and say to yourself, 'I am the Infinite,' and you will see what power you have.
Don't look on yourself as a weak mortal. Incredible amounts of energy are hidden in your brain, enough in a gram to run the city of Chicago for two days. And you say you are tired?
Einstein realized that time, space, matter, and energy were interchangeable. This single idea deposed the normal world of the five senses with its claim that nothing we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell is reliable. You can do your own visualization to prove this fact to yourself. See yourself sitting on a train moving down the tracks. You [continue reading...]