"The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors, which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both by suffering and bliss." 

— James Allen, “As a Man Thinketh”
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"The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors, which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both by suffering and bliss."
— James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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"… Flashes of greater consciousness," says polymath spiritual teacher, Theodore Nottingham, “are the unexpected result of strenuous efforts made in order not to lose ourselves in the rush of outer circumstances and to be cleansed of the poisons of negativity, as well as to maintain a heightened awareness grounded in the present moment.”

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 In a brilliant presentation, Dr. Bruce Lipton makes the scientific case for the primacy of evolving perceptions which shape our being, both mentally and materially. According to his model, “perception” not only “controls” behaviour, but, additionally, “perception” both “controls” and “rewrites” our genes. His colleague, Rob Williams, in turn demonstrates how changing our beliefs changes our perceptions.

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soulsvoice asked: Happy to see you again, thank you for sharing.

Thank you for your patience and interest. Spiritual progress, at times, requires silence.

"The real problem," states renowned Dzogchen master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, “is the state of mind of the ordinary person, which is always changing from one thing to another. Sentient beings are totally unstable, but someone who has truly recognized mind essence … is completely free from suffering. Even in this lifetime one can be totally free of pain, and progress further and further on the path of happiness.”
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"The real problem," states renowned Dzogchen master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, “is the state of mind of the ordinary person, which is always changing from one thing to another. Sentient beings are totally unstable, but someone who has truly recognized mind essence … is completely free from suffering. Even in this lifetime one can be totally free of pain, and progress further and further on the path of happiness.”

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You observe an atomic system,” Dr. Fred Wolf notes, “and the atomic system changes from a field of possibilities into something that is solid and physical and real, and right there in front of your eyes. This is a fact of physics that we have to deal with.”

If the Big Bang … occurred out of nothing and produced a material universe,” he points out, “then there had to have been quantum mechanics operating at the moment of the Big Bang, and that means that there had to have been an observer present, and this is where … the whole question of the soul (arises).”

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"We long for a parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is better than ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring faith." — Carl Sagan



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"If religion becomes a cause of dislike, hatred and division, it  were  better to be without it, and to withdraw from such a religion  would be a  truly religious act. For it is clear that the purpose of a  remedy is to  cure; but if the remedy should only aggravate the  complaint it had  better be left alone."
—  ‘Abdu’l-Baha —

Spiritual … But Not Religious

"If religion becomes a cause of dislike, hatred and division, it were better to be without it, and to withdraw from such a religion would be a truly religious act. For it is clear that the purpose of a remedy is to cure; but if the remedy should only aggravate the complaint it had better be left alone."

— ‘Abdu’l-Baha —

Spiritual … But Not Religious

There are few resistance pockets left, patches of shade the sun has not struck, but mostly this universe is transformed. Every star has become the evening star.— Rumi —… tran.ZEN.dance …

There are few resistance pockets left,
patches of shade the sun has not struck,
but mostly this universe is transformed.
Every star has become the evening star.

— Rumi —

… tran.ZEN.dance …

"Those who adore God in the sun behold the sun, and those who adore Him in living things see a living thing, and those who adore Him in lifeless things see a lifeless thing, and those who adore Him as a Being unique and unparalleled see that which has no like. Do not attach yourself to a particular creed exclusively so that you disbelieve in all the rest; otherwise you will lose much good; nay, you will fail to recognize the real truth of the matter. God, the omnipresent and omnipotent, is not limited by any one creed. Wheresoever you turn, there is the face of Allah." — Ibn ‘Arabi


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"What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion: it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of the solitude."


— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross," wrote Viktor Frankl, "gives him ample opportunity - even under the most difficult circumstances - to add a deeper meaning to his life. It may remain brave, dignified and unselfish. Or in the bitter fight for self-preservation he may forget his human dignity and become no more than an animal."

“Here,” Frankl observed, “lies the chance for a man either to make use of or to forgo the opportunities of attaining the moral values that a difficult situation may afford him. And this,” he declared, “decides whether he is worthy of his sufferings or not.”


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"When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task; his single and unique task. He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears his burden." — Viktor Frankl

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Nirvana, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is “the cessation of all suffering,” which comes about by the extinction of our wrong perceptions, wrong views, and wrong understanding.

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"Whatever karma it is that brought you to this point, it’s now your dharma to work with it."

— Ram Dass

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