wisdom of others

from / deepian    posted by Ian Howie   on 20 Feb 09 at 23:40  

A selection of quotes from other writers.

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

energy, frequency, and vibration on 03 Dec 16 at 07:37

Nikola Tesla once said:

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.

stop absorbing negative energy from others on 03 Jul 16 at 12:08

Anna Hunt writes:

With empathy - the ability to recognise and feel other people’s emotions - comes the disadvantage of also absorbing the suffering and negativity of the others around you. When this occurs, your ability to function at your best can be significantly impacted. Even a person who is not so empathic can be affected energetically when around negative or dramatic people.

the religion of the future on 05 May 16 at 16:21

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It will have to transcend a personal god, and avoid dogma and theology. Encompassing both the natural and the spiritual, it will have to be based on a sense of intelligence arising from the spirit of all things, natural and spiritual, considered as a meaningful unity.

_Albert Einstein(http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/05/04/spirituality-versus-

masculine and feminine principles on 29 Apr 16 at 13:21

On the physical plane , the Masculine principle is positive and dominant , and the Feminine principle is negative and receptive. This changes on the emotional plane , where the Feminine is positive and dominant , and the Masculine is negative and passive. On the mental (or intellectual ) plane, the Masculine once again becomes positive and the Feminine once again becomes receptive and negative. This switch occurs once

the butterfly life on 28 Apr 16 at 17:44

Julian Spalding writes:

a caterpillar voraciously devours everything in its path, until, sated, it stops eating and spins a cocoon. Inside the chrysalis, the body of the caterpillar turns to a mushy substance. Its cells disintegrate and new cells begin to grow called imaginal cells. At first the imaginal cells are experienced as foreign and the old caterpillar cells try to destroy them, but

embrace the coming energy on 09 Apr 16 at 10:14

Michael Forrester writes:

There is a barrier that is being shattered by those who are choosing light over darkness and love over hatred. Right now there exists a potential for this planet that has never been felt or witnessed at any time in history, and

fear and love on 21 Dec 15 at 06:27

John Lennon said:

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love

Brahma and Maya on 21 Dec 15 at 06:09

Don Migeul Ruiz:

There is an old story from India about the God, Brahma, who was alone. Nothing existed but Brahma, and he was completely bored. Brahma decided to play a game, but there was no one to play the game with. So he created a beautiful goddess, Maya, just for the purpose of having fun. Once Maya existed and Brahma told her the purpose of her existence, she said, “Okay, let’s play

healing the mind on 08 Sep 15 at 11:11

Justin Faerman writes:

Brain imaging research has shown that the mind cannot differentiate between something that is actually occurring in your life and something imagined. Both activate the brain in identical ways and since your mind literally controls and coordinates the functioning of your cells and body as a whole, what you regularly think, feel and believe is ultimately reflected in your body in some

give yourself the love you deserve on 03 Aug 15 at 10:07

Give yourself the love you deserve, give yourself the respect you deserve, give yourself the health, the appreciation, the kindness, the honour, the liberation from conditioning that you deserve. You are not ‘less than’ or unworthy. If there is a voice in your head that argues about your worthiness, know that it is the ego, and this opinion you can safely let go.

Heart-based decisions will never do harm. The heart is not the seat of sentimentality… it is the seat of courage and devotion to that which is sacred

the shadow within on 18 Jun 15 at 09:04

Charles Eisenstein writes:

The world is governed by a secret power that holds us in bondage to no good end. But the conspirators are not others, they are we - you and I and everyone. A secret agenda of domination and control has existed in nearly everyone, and a world embodying that agenda has congealed around us, attracted

Einstein's Universal Force on 16 Jun 15 at 08:39

Albert Einstein, in a letter to his daughter wrote:

There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been

The Three Primary Distortions of the Infinite One on 11 Jun 15 at 10:54

"Hidden Hand" writes:

Creation is based upon the 'Three Primary Distortions of The Infinite One'.

the eternal Tao on 07 Jun 15 at 12:41

Tor Matson writes:

When I first read the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, I didn’t understand it, and that bothered me, particularly when I read about the three types of men.The first type is the inferior man, and when he hears the Tao, he laughs, because he is a fool, and wisdom seems like foolishness to him. The second type is the mediocre man. When he hears the Tao, he is troubled, because he recognizes both the elusive wisdom of the Tao and his own incapacity to fully perceive

Instinct and Intuition on 03 Jun 15 at 10:28

Inside us all are two strong sources of guidance. One is powered by the drive to survive. This is instinct. The other is powered by your drive to thrive. This is intuition. Knowing which is guiding you is crucial. Each emanates from a different drive. Your instincts, will usually get louder, more pressing, more ‘shouty.’ Instinct is very useful to deal with real threats, but it massively limits creativity, openness, and flexibility. Intuition, the voice of the inner shaman, will stay clear, certain, and

karma yoga on 12 Feb 15 at 10:00

Karma is all about action. In Hindu philosophy... the quest for truth and contemplation is believed to be a superior act of being, as opposed to performing karma yoga (good deeds without care for their rewards or consequences, selfless acts), but both are paths to the same destination.

Performing karma yoga is all about performing acts that can benefit the planet(s), acts that stem from the heart’s intent strictly for the benefit of the world(s) or others. This is important to remember, because many can

Jain karmas on 12 Feb 15 at 09:48

According to Jainism, Karmas are invisible particles of matter existing all around us. Our souls attract these karmas through various actions. For example, every time we get angry we attract karmas, just as when we are deceitful or greedy. Likewise, every time we kill or hurt someone we attract karmas. According to Jainism these karmas form layers upon layers over our souls and keep us from realizing our true potential and our ability to hear our soul’s voice.

living blessings on 03 Feb 15 at 13:41

From what I hear, there are human beings in the world who are profoundly knowing, radiating love and light, evoking tremendous reverence, and battling the darkness on a refined level, sometimes simply by being. We may not realize that we benefit from these ‘living blessings’ being here, but we do benefit, greatly.

I am told that people at this level of development will have worked through the pain and grief that everyone encounters in this inside-out, upside-down

Working for Enlightenment on 17 Jan 15 at 22:29

The following is extracted from an article by Wes Annac, which I find illuminating:

Are we helping ourselves live a lifestyle that’s truly inspired by spirit, or does the idea of staying connected only sound good at the surface?

Having tasted divine bliss, he finds the world insipid on 08 Jan 15 at 10:39

After enjoying divine bliss, one looks on the world as cow-droppings.
If a man enjoys the Bliss of God, he doesn’t enjoy the world. Having tasted divine bliss, he finds the world insipid. …
Can worldly pleasures and sex pleasures be compared to the bliss of God? If a man once tastes that bliss, he runs after it ever afterwards. It matters very little to him then whether the world remains or disappears.

fabricated reality on 13 Dec 14 at 13:26

Work isn’t supposed to suck. Leisure time isn’t supposed to be a “pie in the sky”. The air is not supposed to be saturated with smog. The Gulf of Mexico isn’t supposed to be drowning in spilled oil. The Pacific Ocean isn’t supposed to be tainted with nuclear waste from the Japan nuclear plant disaster. Money is not supposed to matter more than the heart. Profit is not supposed to matter more than people.
If you can really stop and feel the unhealthy fabricated reality that has

frequency on 26 Nov 14 at 10:53

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/24/frequency-dna-human- body/ writes:

Your entire existence - all matter, all life, all experiences, everything - owes its existence in the physical world to frequency. Absolutely everything is frequency. You cannot have an experience on this planet without attracting it through frequency. Every emotion, including love and hate tunes into a

our spiritual origins on 26 Nov 14 at 10:16

The following is an extract from Our Spiritual Origins, by a modern "Rene Descartes":

The Universe was not first created out of matter, but existed prior to material creation in spirit form. Imagine a Consciousness similar to our own, except that this first Consciousness was boundless - a Universal Consciousness, or Super Consciousness. This is what religions much later

kama rupa on 29 Oct 14 at 09:11

When a human dies, they leave behind what can be called an “astral shell”. This is the remnant of consciousness left lingering after death. This is not the actual individual soul, but is simply a senseless subjective form which eventually disintegrates, usually within a few decades at the most. This “shell” contains a large portion of memories and knowledge which the individual possessed during that lifetime, but has no individual consciousness or Being behind it.

ties to cut - ties to mend on 16 Oct 14 at 12:12

Ida Lawrence writes:

Spending time in the universe within… it’s vital. We all know the importance of being our own rescuer, especially when there is emotional bombardment to deal with. Although we may wish we could be insulated from the negativity and distress, it’s going to be there, people are going to be affected, and thoughts can become scattered. For me, meditation has been both a rescue and a

the light side of the dark night on 28 Sep 14 at 10:22

Kim Hutchinson writes:

The phenomenon known as "the dark night of the soul" is something which many spiritual seekers experience on their journey to re-enlightenment. It can be a painful and frightening process, but it can also be liberating and empowering. It all depends on your perspective and your ability to remain detached.

the dark night of the soul on 28 Sep 14 at 10:04

Gregg Prescott writes:

At some point in your life, you will experience the "dark night of the soul", where it seems that everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong. What many people fail to realise is that this is a true blessing.

The "dark night of the soul" occurs when your life appears to hit rock bottom. You may experience a plethora of "bad breaks" in your personal life,

that cosmic night on 28 Sep 14 at 09:20

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego- consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.

Carl Jung

the nature of mystical experience on 22 Sep 14 at 12:45

James C. Wilhelm writes:

The mystical experience is the direct experience of your true self, which is the singular essence of being that creates and sustains all that ever has been, all that is now, and all that ever will be.

Direct experience is the unfiltered knowing of something with no

pre-birth plan on 20 Sep 14 at 11:58

Nikkie Gray writes:

The cycle of life to death to re-birth... all starts with the Pre-Birth Plan. You establish this plan with a council. Some people call this council the elders or the wise ones. Pretty much, they are very old beings who know their stuff so to speak. You meet with them along with your spirit guides. You discuss the life ahead of you and are given the choice of a few different

getting high on 11 Sep 14 at 11:13

Ram Dass says:

If I am at one point, when something happens in my environmental field that is negative, what I say is “That brings me down”, meaning it caught me in its model of how it all is. When I am able to transmute energy, I can take that energy that was connected with that act itself, and I can move it up my chakras and get high from it. Right? Not only can I get high from it, but I can give back a place which frees the other person from it as well... I can

pointers to the ultimate on 04 Sep 14 at 10:02

Words of wisdom from Ajahn Sumedho:

In any religion there is the exoteric side - the tradition and forms, scriptures, ceremonies and disciplines - and the esoteric, which is the essential nature of that. So, in much of what we call religion, the emphasis is really on the external form. And of course this can be variable. There is

our divine purpose on 04 Sep 14 at 09:04

Why am I here? What is my life’s purpose? Why have I - an eternal divine being - taken this particular birth, in this particular body, into this particular family and culture, at this particular time?

Perhaps the question is better phrased as: "what is our life's purpose?"

Christopher Renzo writes:

global ego on 02 Sep 14 at 12:03

As the global ego dies, it lashes out like a dragon in its death throes.

Ida Lawrence

humanity must prevail on 02 Sep 14 at 11:56

Julian Rose writes, in Waking Times:

Need I say it, we are living in – and through – an apocalyptic time. Disintegration and destruction manifest at an accelerating pace as our World is buffeted by a jumbled combination of opposing energies: the distorted man made toxic ones as well as the universal vibratory waves that are an integral part of great cosmic changes.

one does nothing.. on 06 Aug 14 at 10:44

~^ “One does nothing and nothing is left undone.”

This mystical injunction points to one of the key components of the path of action: non-identification with being the actor. I had always assumed that I had to identify with a role while performing, in order to do it well. But each of us performs hundreds of acts each day – walking, blinking, driving, or knitting – to which we pay little, if any, conscious attention, yet we usually perform them quite well. It is now clear to me what very complex and creative

meaning on 01 Aug 14 at 11:20

Why do we disrespect reality so much that we deny to it the meaning we seek in a dream or vision?

Stephan Beyer

either a wild beast or a god on 31 Jul 14 at 12:57

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.


never belong to a crowd on 30 Jul 14 at 10:35

Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things, when the whole is available?


the one you feed on 30 Jul 14 at 10:33

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil (fear). It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good (Love). It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then

truth on 30 Jul 14 at 10:30

Infinite love is the only truth – everything else is illusion.

David Icke

upside down on 30 Jul 14 at 10:28

Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.

Michael Ellner

akasha on 30 Jul 14 at 09:56

The aakaash is not destructible, it is the primordial absolute substratum that creates cosmic matter and hence the properties of aakaash are not found in the material properties that are in a sense relative. The aakaash is the eternally existent, superfluid reality, for which creation and destruction are inapplicable.

not serious on 20 Jul 14 at 13:34

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

Eckhart Tolle

healthy response on 28 Jun 14 at 11:46

The realisation that the flow of what you’re experiencing is contrary to those around you is actually a healthy response, as we live in a world of strangely manipulated inhabitants in varying stages of social hypnosis.

Zen Gardner(http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/06/27/imagination-access-

the truth within on 05 Jun 14 at 10:52

Learn the art of taking your stand on the Truth within. When you live in this Truth, the result is the fusion of the mind and the heart and the end of all fears and sorrow. It is not a dry attainment of mere power or intellectual knowledge. A love which is illuminated by the intuitive wisdom of the spirit will bless your life with ever-renewing fulfilment and never-ending sweetness.

Meher Baba (Life at its Best)

recognise each others as souls on 05 Jun 14 at 10:51

When we recognise each other as souls, we are seeing each other as aspects of the One. Love is the emotion of merging, of becoming One. Love is a way of pushing through into the One.

We treat love and hate and the other emotions like they are all on the same level, but they’re not. Hate, fear, lust, greed, jealousy – all that comes from the ego. Only love comes from the soul. When you identify with your soul, you live in a loving universe. The soul loves everybody. It’s like the sun. It

nonsense on 28 May 14 at 13:04

+ It is human nature to look for sense - to the extent of making up nonsense.

Erich Von Daniken - The Return of The Gods

the illusion of memory on 02 May 14 at 00:32

See, memory is an illusion - it's all gone - so everything you know about, that makes an impression on you, is no longer there.

That memory has got you hooked - it holds you to the past, and it holds you to death. But on the other hand, what is life, except there is a memory, except there is an echo.

So, the course of time is really very much like the course of a ship in the

past, present, and future on 02 May 14 at 00:19

The distinction between the past, present, and future, is only a stubbornly persistent illusion

Albert Einstein