Inspirational Words of Wisdom: Favorite Gems

Inspirational Words of Wisdom: New Age Quotes

Words of wisdom abound, in any religious faith you can think of. These pearls of wisdom are among my favorites. Enjoy: Namaste and Blessed Be!

“If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate.” — Buddhist Monk Ajahn Amaro

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

“The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In business, be competent. In action, watch the timing.” — Tao Te Ching

“Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.” — Ramana Maharshi

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“Just as a stone, a tree, a straw, grain, a mat, a cloth, a pot, and so on, when burned, are reduced to earth (from which they came), so the body and its sense organs, on being burned in the fire of Knowledge, become Knowledge and are absorbed in Brahman, like darkness in the light of the sun.” –Shankaracharya

“We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. Without inner peace it is impossible to achieve world peace, external peace. Weapons themselves do not act.  They have not come out of the blue. Man has made them. But even given those weapons, those terrible weapons, they cannot act by themselves. As long as they are left alone in storage they cannot do any harm. A human being must use them. Someone must push the button. Satan, the evil powers, cannot push that button. Human beings must do it.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“When does gold ore become gold?  When it is put through a process of fire. So the human being during the training becomes as pure as gold through suffering.  It is the burning away of the dross. Suffering has a great redeeming quality. As a drop of water failing on the desert sand is sucked up immediately, so we must become nothing and nowhere … we must disappear.” — Bhai Sahib

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. We are more than the sum of our knowledge, we are the products of our imagination.” – ancient proverb

“Nature has her proper interest; and he will know what it is, who believes and feels, that every Thing has a Life of its own, and that we are all one Life.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”–William Shakespeare

“I believe in the spirit of innocence, the wonder that shapes us and leads us to dream. I believe that life is a gift to be unwrapped every day and given freely to those in need. I believe that even in our darkest hour; we can take a deep breath and start all over again. Most of all, I believe in the Power of Love and that in the end it will heal us all.”… Unknown

“What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now.”—Buddha

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Inspirational wisdom

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” –Joseph Campbell

“The journey may take many lifetimes, but you will complete it. It is impossible not to complete it. It is not a question of if but of when. Every situation that you create serves this purpose. Every experience that you encounter serves this purpose.” – Gary Zukav

“Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The basic fact is that humanity survives through kindness, love and compassion. That human beings can develop these qualities is their real blessing”. — His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Do you have any pearls of wisdom not mentioned here? Please let me know. Namaste and Blessed Be!

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