‘Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit’

Love

‘If you can allow love to happen, there is no need for prayer, there is no need for meditation, there is no need for any church, any temple. You can completely forget God if you can love – because through love, everything will have happened to you: meditation, prayer, God’

Osho

‘The measure of love is to love without measure’

Saint Augustine

‘You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free’

Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Why do we close our eyes when we pray, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart’

Unknown



Suffering

‘The root of suffering is attachment’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘The mind, when unguarded leads to great harm’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘Pain is certain, suffering is optional’

Haruki Murakami

‘Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do’

Steven Levine

‘You can’t force yourself to heal. Sometimes you have to sit with your suffering and your pain to overcome it’

Anonymous

‘It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience’

Julius Caesar

‘The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy’

Thich Nhat Hanh

‘When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment’

Pema Chödrön


Healing

‘Knowing your own mind is the solution to all your problems’

Lama Yeshe

‘What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘If good happens, good. If bad happens, good’

Lao Tsu

‘Rule your mind with serenity, rather than with force and manipulation’

Lao Tsu

‘The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen’

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power’

Anonymous

‘The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong’

Mahatma Ghandi

‘If you do not shut off the mind, it will be like stirring up the waves, then looking for the reflection of the moon’

Hung Ying Ming

 ‘You should sit and meditate for 20 mins every day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour’

Zen Proverb

‘People think that meditation is some kind of trance. But it’s the opposite. Its waking up from the trance of distraction’

Unknown

 ‘A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done’

Ram Dass

 ‘The measure of intelligence is the ability to change’

Albert Einstein

‘Awareness is the greatest agent for change’

Huang Po

‘Being happy is not the objective – Being able to have a full range of emotions – understand where they came from and how to move with them and through them while keeping yourself regulated is the objective’

Unknown

‘It is you who must make the effort. Masters only point the way’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘The striving to free oneself from this delusion of separateness is the one issue of true religion. Not nurturing the illusion, but only overcoming it, gives us the unattainable measure of inner peace’

Albert Einstein

‘If all I can see is my shadow, I’m standing in my own light’

Unknown

‘What hurts us, is what heals us’

Paulo Cuelho

‘Most people don’t think they create their emotions. They think they just have them. In fact, emotions are chosen. Emotions are an Act of Will’

Neale Donald Walsch

‘People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious’

Carl Jung

‘No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path’

Siddhartha Gautama


Life

‘If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in?’

Zig Ziglar

‘There is nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be’

John Lennon

‘It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it’

Lou Holtz

‘Pain is not a punishment, pleasure is not a reward’

Pema Chodron

‘Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out’

Gordon B. Hinkley

‘Every next level of your life will demand a different you’

Leonardo DiCaprio

‘The foolish reject what they see. The wise reject what they think’

Huang Po

‘People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for’

Harper Lee

‘The older you get, the more you learn to see what you’ve been taught to see. When you’re a kid, you see what’s there’

Stephen Wright

‘All your beliefs, they’re just that. They’re nothing. They’re how you were taught and raised. That doesn’t make ’em real’

Bill Hicks

‘Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth’

Alan Watts

‘Adding more to your life won’t make you happy. More baggage doesn’t improve the trip’

Unknown

‘Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!’

Ram Dass

‘If for a while the harder you try the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived’

Jeffrey R. Holland

‘If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession’

Lao Tsu

‘We’re all just walking each other home’

Ram Dass

‘Treat everyone you meet like God in drag’

Ram Dass

‘Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows’

Jack Kornfield

‘Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in’

Isaac Asimov

‘To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat’

Osho

‘The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle’

Jack Kornfield

‘Even Socrates, who lived a very simple and frugal life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he said “I like to go and see all the things I am happy without”’

Jack Kornfield

‘Relax. Nothing is under control’

Adi Da

‘Become comfortable with not knowing’

Eckhart Tolle

‘Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become’

Paramahansa Yogananda

‘One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful’

Sigmund Freud

‘The way to live without fear is to know that every outcome in life is perfect’

Neale Donald Walsch

‘Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable’

B.C. Forbes


Wisdom

‘Let go, or be dragged’

Zen Proverb

‘People sleep, and when the die they wake’

Muhammad

‘When you get there, there isn’t any there’

Gertrude Stein

‘To understand nothing takes time’

Zen Proverb

‘To understand everything is to forgive everything’

Osho

‘To be calm is the highest achievement of the self’

Yogi Bhajan

‘One gains by losing and loses by gaining’

Lao Tsu

‘You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather’

Pema Chodron

‘All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind’

Eckhart Tolle

‘When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man’

Zen Proverb

‘Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything’

George Bernard Shaw

‘He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have’

Socrates

‘Any experience of reality is indescribable!’

R.D. Laing

‘Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you’

Aldous Huxley

‘To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves’

Dogen

‘Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom’

Bodhidharma

‘Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness’

Chuang Tzu

‘Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms, loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers flow silently’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘You are here to “be” something, not “do” something. The soul cares only about what you’re being’

Neale Donald Walsch

‘Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart’

Unknown

‘We have been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly just how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists’

Albert Einstein

‘I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned’

Richard Feynman

‘If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it’

Unknown

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world’

Albert Einstein

‘Enlightenment is attained through neither a path nor through a non-path. Enlightenment is the path, the path is enlightenment’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it’

Osho

‘Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it’

Epictetus

‘Do not desire, for what you desire you get, and with it comes terrible bondage it’

Swami Vivekenanda

‘Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not a truth it’

Marcus Aurelius


Divinity

 ‘When we devote all of our actions to a spiritual goal, everything that we do becomes a prayer’

Muhammad Ali

‘My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there’

Rumi

‘All thoughts are witnessed. All prayers are real’

Anonymous

‘Have patience, God isn’t finished yet’

Philippians, 1:16

‘Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God’

Muhammad Ali

‘Religion is belief in someone else’s experience.  Spirituality is having your own experience’

Deepak Chopra

‘If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all’

Yogi Bhajan

‘To need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach to divinity’

Socrates

‘You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself’

Swami Vivekananda

‘The ultimate purpose of our life is to rejoin God in conscious participation of divinity’

Edgar Cayce

‘Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of humans. In this way, the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort’

Albert Einstein

‘The infinite is one and not many, and that one infinite Soul is reflecting itself through thousands and thousands of mirrors, appearing as so many different Souls. It is the same Infinite Soul, which is the background of the universe, that we call God’

Swami Vivekananda


Meditation

‘Better than a hundred years of mischief, is one day of contemplation’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘No matter what happens to your body, meditate. Never go to sleep at night until you have communed with God’

Paramahansa Yogananda

‘You are your only master. Who else could it be? Discipline yourself, and discover your master’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘Delight in meditation, and in solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker!’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear’

Rumi

‘You have two choices, to control your mind, or let your mind control you’

Paulo Cuelho

‘If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both’

Bodhidharma

‘There is more to life than increasing its speed’

Mahatma Ghandi

‘Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you’

Rumi


Humanity

 ’If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito’

Dalai Lama XIV

‘One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world’

Unknown

‘Give, even if you only have a little’

Dhammapada, v.224

‘It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other’

Aldous Huxley


Humour

‘If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy’

Proverb

‘The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up’

Albert Einstein

‘Today a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather’

Bill Hicks

‘I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades’

Demetri Martin

‘Consciousness: That annoying time between naps’

Stephen Wright

‘First the doctor told me the good news. I was going to have a disease named after me!’

Steve Martin

‘From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it’

Groucho Marx

‘I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one’

Stephen Wright

‘The closer a person’s tattoos are to their body holes, the crazier that person is’

Dimitri Martin

‘Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way’

Steve Martin


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