I have realized that the past and future are real illusions that they exist in the present which is what there is and all there is.
Zen does not confuse #spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen #spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel for love is not ours to command.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the #spirituality of work.
Advertising ministers to the #spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and #spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don’t have with anybody else, but that’s not about love. Love is a #spiritual thing.
Speaking very generally, I find that women are #spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.
Many #spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.
A quest for knowledge is not a war with faith #spirituality is not usually an infelicitous amalgam of superstition and philistinism and moral relativism, taken outside midfield, leads inexorably both to heresy and to secular wickedness, which are often identical.
Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and #spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war.
Empathy is really the opposite of #spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is #spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
This truth is a remedy against #spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments.
Happiness is #spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
The essence of humanity’s #spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
Enlightened leadership is #spiritual if we understand #spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
#spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a #spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.
Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of #spiritual deadness.
I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the #spiritual meet.
So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on #spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.
We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the #spiritual demands of our human race.
What is it in you that brings you to a #spiritual teacher in the first place? It’s not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.
One of the most extraordinary things about being a #spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.
In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and #spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ’We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.’
I was told to challenge every #spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: ’Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
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.
If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some #spiritual essence that you have that is better than other people’s, then that must feel pretty good.