The masters and sages are ready to Woof...
Sorrow is invited frequently, pleasure rarely; pain cometh
of itself, delight must be purchased; grief is unmixed, but
joy wanteth not its alloy of bitterness. As the soundest
health is less perceived than the lightest malady, so the
highest joy toucheth us less deep than the smallest sorrow.
Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)
Too much noise deafens us; too much light blinds us; too
great a distance, or too much of proximity equally prevents
us from being able to see; too long or too short a discourse
obscures our knowledge of a subject; too much of truth
The journey of high honor lies not in smooth ways.
Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
In whatever manner you fashion a wicked man,
It is impossible to make his nature good.
You may wash charcoal with zeal,
But you will not make it white.
Saskya Pandita (1182-1251)
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without
education than to have education without common sense.
Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)
In consequence of possessing diverse attributes, the
Supreme Existence appears manifold, but when the attributes
are annihilated, unity is restored.
In consequence of those diverse attributes, a variety of
names and conditions are supposed proper to the spirit, just
as a variety of tastes and colours are attributed to water.
Sankara (c. 900 A.D.)
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where
moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and
steal, but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not
break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there
will your heart be also. Jesus (B.C. 6?-30? A.D.)
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
Old age is an island surrounded by death.
Juan Montalvo (1832-1889)
Words are both better and worse than thoughts, they express
them, and add to them; they give them power for good or
evil; they start them on an endless flight, for instruction
and comfort and blessing, or for injury and sorrow and ruin.
Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)
We all have been for all time... and we shall be for all
time...As the Spirit of our mortal body wanders on in
childhood, and youth and old age, the Spirit wanders on to
a new body: of this the sage has no doubts.
Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400)
The gods are the creations of the created. They are not
emanations of The Eternal. They are made by the adoration
of their worshippers. It is not the gods that do the work
of creation. This is done by the great natural forces
working each according to its nature; the gods come into
their procession after the egg of manifestation has been
laid in the darkness of the cosmic night.
Kabbalah (B.C. 1200?-700? A.D.)
To suffer, is a necessity entailed upon thy nature, wouldst
thou that miracles should protect thee from its lessons?
Or shalt thou repine, because it happeneth unto thee, when
lo! It happeneth unto all? Suffering is the golden cross
upon which the rose of the Soul unfoldeth.
Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)
Nature is the time-vesture of God that reveals him to the
wise, and hides him from the foolish.
Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good.
It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good.
What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another
time to somebody else.
Sivananda (born 1887)
Some woofs by Gerardus...
The world we experience is the result of our thoughts. We are the creator of the
world we live in. The world is our thoughts manifested in the actions of life.
differently and the world will change.
We can feel and sense the power of the universe flowing
through us. It is in us and we are of it. This power
surrounds us. It protects us and it guides us. We are the
children of the universe and the masters of ourselves.
We are thought in action. We are the action of universal
consciousness. We are consciousness in a matter body. Our
body is the body of God!
Our identity is God's identity. Our knowingness is God's
knowingness for the one mind is our mind. We are the spirit
of God expressing love for all that is. We all are surrounded by the love of perfection.
Our life is a self-expression of God for we are God. Our
life is perfect for God is perfect. We are the life of God
and we express the abundance of the universe. We are the
expression of love. We are God as Man.
The very life we live is universal consciousness in action.
The world of the physical is a world of appearances. It is
thought that is visible.
The energy within us is the power of God. This power will
heal us for it will heal the world of man. This power will
enlighten us for it will enlighten the world. The words we
speak are the words of God.
We are one with God for the spirit of man is God. Our life
is reflecting a perfect whole for we are at peace within the
love of God. Oh spirit within us radiate our love to the
world of man.
Since our life is the result of our thoughts there is nobody
we can blame for what we experience. We are the sole cause
of what we are and experience. Because of all this - we awaken.
We are the eyes of existence and we behold the beauty of
creation. We only see the pleasant and the beautiful for our
eyes only see the face of God. We see and deserve all the
abundance of the universe for we are God living in our own creation.
Whatever we need we receive for the universe radiates
abundance. The goodness and the abundance we receive are the
birthrights of the gods we are. Great God within us help us
share our abundance with the world.
Man is universal consciousness and all things are created by
consciousness. We are the authors of creation. We are not
the product of it. The creator within man is God dreaming that it is Man.
There is only God!
We are the creator of the universe dreaming that we are
human. Most people think that they are themselves but all of
them are the creator dreaming. None of them is really real.
Ordinary life is a dream. Enlightenment is the awakening!
Since we are God we do as we please. We create and we
destroy. We pollute and we purify. We hate and we love. We
kill and we heal. We remember and we forget. We do all this
within the one mind we are - for all games are played in
Man is the presence of God in creation. Since we do not know
this we create accordingly. To recognize our identity with
creation is wisdom. God and man universally are the one
rolled into the other.
The activity of the total universe is the play of God. The
reality of the physical universe is an illusion. However,
the beauty is real! Creation is an infinite idea. It is a
play in consciousness or mind. We are the players and the play.