November 2010

Quotes On The Two Worlds

   Theosophy comes like a current of pure air off the uncontaminated seas through the foul streets of a great city in summer. Theosophy is a breath of pure Spiritual teaching blown square across the fetid atmosphere that we call religion, philosophy and science. We all seek something, else we had not come inquiring to Theosophy; we cannot possibly have the imagination and the longing unless that which we desire and that for which we long, exists. In the teachings of Theosophy is to be found what a captain of a ship finds in the chart room; there is to be found the topography and the lines of action, of study, of reflection, of meditation, which shall lead into the position indicated by Krishna when he says: "I will now tell thee what is the object of wisdom from which a man enjoys immortality." Because we think we are mortal, the best enjoyments we can get are mortal enjoyments. The best enjoyments we can get are earthly enjoyments because we think we are of the earth earthy.

We are Spiritual, however ignorant, however corrupt, however depraved we may be. To cure that corruption, to remedy that depravity, to once more see God as omnipresent; to once more see the Supreme Spirit in all things is the final step in the path of Spiritual evolution. All Nature exists for no other purpose than for the sake of the Soul's experience and emancipation, and that all shall to some degree be helped to see, is the purpose of the teachings of Theosophy. Theosophy Magazine 11, p.564

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

- Leo Buscaglia

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.

- Calvin Coolidge

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.

- Swami Vivekananda

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.

- Thomas Merton

The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.

- Marianne Williamson

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.

- Florence Scovel Shinn

Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.

- Ludwig van Beethoven

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.

- Barbara de Angelis

We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts.

- Ruth St. Denis

The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we're all spiritual creatures.

- Smokey Robinson

Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.

- Maya Angelou

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice.

- Meister Eckhart

When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The stronger the reverence for natural life, the stronger grows also that for spiritual life.

- Albert Schweitzer

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.

- Richard Bach

Only in the human form is it possible for life to attain its final goal, which is to realize the all-pervading and infinite Divinity.

- Meher Baba

Every honest student, no matter how far he has gone, realizes that the philosophy holds, in the darkness receding before his foot-steps, yet innumerable mysteries. On the other hand, any student, however little "advanced" recalls well when some long-unconquerable mystery suddenly solved itself as by a flash of light. True, it may not have been a very deep mystery; rather in fact, it may have been a mystery to others why the puzzled student was so delayed in his comprehension. But the perception was a step, and deeply important as illustrative of possibilities, to say the least. Now none of these problems get solved by simply puzzling over them in the schoolboy way. In fact, few of them get solved at all by a mere process of study. Often it is a combination of study -- from a particular basis -- with a general, deep flux of the nature and of the mental forces, brought about by sincere self-forgetfulness and the flow of will along worthy lines; all of which produce a reorientation of view permitting the man to glimpse the vistas of a valley hitherto unseen because, however keenly he had been looking, he had been looking in the wrong direction.

Theosophy Magazine 23, p.16

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