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spirituality ::: n. --> The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness.
That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities.
An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality.

spirituality ::: "an awakening to the inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life, and body" [S19:857]

SPIRITUALITY. ::: Spirituality is In Its essence an awakening to the Inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life and body, an inner aspiration to know, to feel, to be that, to enter into contact with the greater Rea- lity beyond and pervading the universe which inhabits also our own being, to be in communion with It and union with It, and a turning, a conversion, a transfonnation of our whole being, as a result of the aspiration, the contact, the union, a growth or waking into a new becoming or new being, a new self, a new nature.

Spirituality can only come by opening of the mind, vital and physical to the inmost soul, to the higher Self, to the Divine, and their subordination to the spiritual forces and instrumentation as channels of the inner Light, the higher Knowledge and Power.

Spirituality::: Spirituality is not a high intellectuality, not idealism, not an ethical turn of mind or moral purity and austerity, not religiosity or an ardent and exalted emotional fervour, not even a compound of all these excellent things; a mental belief, creed or faith, an emotional aspiration, a regulation of conduct according to a religious or ethical formula are not spiritual achievement and experience. These things are of considerable value to mind and life; they are of value to the spiritual evolution itself as preparatory movements disciplining, purifying or giving a suitable form to the nature; but they still belong to the mental evolution,— the beginning of a spiritual realisation, experience, change is not yet there. Spirituality is in its essence an awakening to the inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life and body, an inner aspiration to know, to feel, to be that, to enter into contact with the greater Reality beyond and pervading the universe which inhabits also our own being, to be in communion with It and union with It, and a turning, a conversion, a transformation of our whole being as a result of the aspiration, the contact, the union, a growth or waking into a new becoming or new being, a new self, a new nature.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 889-90

spirituality ::: n. --> The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness.
That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities.
An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality.

Spirituality Considering spirit and matter as contrasted aspects in the evolutionary process, as opposite poles in the kosmos, this word applied to the higher or causal aspect. The course of evolution, the monad begins as an unself-conscious god-spark and ends its evolutionary career in any one universe as a self-conscious god. The monads pass from spirit into matter, and then back again to spirit with the addition of evolved intellectual self-cognition or self-consciousness. So far as the rounds and races of our earth is concerned, the first two were characterized by direct but non-egoic spiritual qualities of consciousness, while in the third intellectuality and finally materiality began strongly to make their appearances, reaching the final evolutionary point for our planet in the fourth, when spirituality was nearly submerged by materiality. But these terms are relative, having varying meanings as applied to different planes and differing conditions of the rounds and races. Absolute spirituality or perfection in its very nature implies the loftiest type of spiritual and intellectual activity, with the relative quiescence of the enshrouding sheaths of consciousness. The distinction is to a certain degree that drawn between absolute thought or the All as opposed to the ratiocinative activity of mental action, which involves limitations and matters (SD 2:490).

spirituality ::: "an awakening to the inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life, and body" [S19:857]

SPIRITUALITY. ::: Spirituality is In Its essence an awakening to the Inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life and body, an inner aspiration to know, to feel, to be that, to enter into contact with the greater Rea- lity beyond and pervading the universe which inhabits also our own being, to be in communion with It and union with It, and a turning, a conversion, a transfonnation of our whole being, as a result of the aspiration, the contact, the union, a growth or waking into a new becoming or new being, a new self, a new nature.

Spirituality can only come by opening of the mind, vital and physical to the inmost soul, to the higher Self, to the Divine, and their subordination to the spiritual forces and instrumentation as channels of the inner Light, the higher Knowledge and Power.


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1:When spirituality is lost all is lost. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Ourselves,
2:Physics is the most fundamental, and least significant, of the sciences. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality p.93,
3:...spirituality alone will not take a man far in the Mysteries; he must have intellectual powers as well. ~ Dion Fortune,
4:It is when one mixes up sex and spirituality that there is the greatest havoc. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Second Sex,
5:Mankind is still no more than semi-civilised. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
6:Religion is in the human mind the first native. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - I,
7:The heart of man is nearer to the Truth than his intelligence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - I,
8:Different worlds are brought forth by the structures of consciousness doing the perceiving and co-creating. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Spirituality 168,
9:The infinite can only be reached after we have grown in the finite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
10:Spirituality cannot be called upon to deal with life by a non-spiritual method. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.24 - The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
11:The widest spirituality does not exclude or discourage any essential human activity or faculty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Reason and Religion,
12:The spiritual perfected only by man accomplished first in body, life and mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
13:Spirits of darkness are going to inspire their human hosts to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination towards spirituality out of people's soul. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
14:God has set apart India as the eternal fountain-head of holy spirituality, and He will never suffer that fountain to run dry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Swaraj,
15:The East alone has some knowledge of the truth, the East alone can teach the West, the East alone can save mankind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Spirituality and Nationalism,
16:Our real being is not the intellect, not the aesthetic, ethical or thinking mind, but the divinity within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - II,
17:The work which we have to do for humanity is a work which no other nation can accomplish, the spiritualisation of the race. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Spirituality and Nationalism,
18:The gods are the guardians and increasers of the Truth, the powers of the Immortal, the sons of the infinite Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - II,
19:the Many returning to and embracing the One is Good, and is known as wisdom; the One returning to and embracing the Many is Goodness, and is known as compassion. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
20:Spirituality is a single word expressive of three lines of human aspiration towards divine knowledge, divine love and joy, divine strength. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The National Value of Art,
21:Without being sceptical no spiritual progress is possible, for blind adoration is only the first stage in the spiritual development of the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Spirituality and Nationalism,
22:There is no culture, no civilisation ancient or modern which in its system has been entirely satisfactory to the need of perfection in man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
23:Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity. [Trans. Purohit Swami] ~ Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita ,
24:The grand workshop of spiritual experiment, the laboratory of the soul has been India, where thousands of great spirits have been born in every generation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Spirituality and Nationalism,
25:The gnostic individual would be the consummation of the spiritual man; his whole way of being, thinking, living, acting would be governed by the power of a vast universal spirituality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
26:... maintains that, along with Aurobindo's Life Divine, Heidegger's Being and Time, and Whitehead's Process and Reality, Wilber's Sex Ecology Spirituality [SES] is 'one of the four great books of this [twentieth] century' ~ Michael Murphy, Integral 2004.,
27:The mind and intellect must develop to their fullness so that the spirituality of the race may rise securely upward upon a broad basis of the developed lower nature in man, the intelligent mental being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Infrarational Age of the Cycle,
28:The great and rare mystics of the past (from Buddha to Christ, from al-Hallaj to Lady Tsogyal, from Hui-neng to Hildegard) were, in fact, ahead of their time, and are still ahead of ours. In other words, they most definitely are not figures of the past. They are figures of the future. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
29:There is more spirituality in reason's denial of God than there is in myth's affirmation of God, precisely because there is more depth... even an "atheist" acting from rational-universal compassion is more spiritual than a fundamentalist acting to convert the universe in the name of a mythic-membership god. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality p. 250,
30:Why do men cling to a religion? Religions are based on creeds which are spiritual experiences brought down to a level where they become more easy to grasp, but at the cost of their integral purity and truth. The time of religions is over. We have entered the age of universal spirituality, of spiritual experience in its initial purity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
31:When we love a person, we love all that belongs to him; we extend to the children the affection we feel for the parent. Now every Soul is a daughter of the [Godhead]. How can this world be separated from the spiritual world? Those who despise what is so nearly akin to the spiritual world, prove that they know nothing of the spiritual world, except in name. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
32:And in a recent unique example, in the life of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, we see a colossal spiritual capacity first driving straight to the divine realisation, taking, as it were, the kingdom of heaven by violence, and then seizing upon one Yogic method after another and extracting the substance out of it with an incredible rapidity, always to return to the heart of the whole matter, the realisation and possession of God by the power of love, by the extension of inborn spirituality into various experience and by the spontaneous play of an intuitive knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
33:Flatland accepts no interior domain whatsoever, and reintroducing Spirit is the least of our worries. 'Thus our task is not specifically to reintroduce spirituality and somehow attempt to show that modern science is becoming compatible with God. That approach, which is taken by most of the integrative attempts, does not go nearly deep enough in diagnosing the disease, and thus, in my opinion, never really addresses the crucial issues. 'Rather, it is the rehabilitation of the interior in general that opens the possibility of reconciling science and religion.' ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul p. 142.,
34:It marshals a vast amount of scientific evidence, from physics to biology, and offers extensive arguments, all geared to objectively proving the holistic nature of the universe. It fails to see that if we take a bunch of egos with atomistic concepts and teach them that the universe is holistic, all we will actually get is a bunch of egos with holistic concepts. Precisely because this monological approach, with its unskillful interpretation of an otherwise genuine intuition, ignores or neglects the "I" and the "we" dimensions, it doesn't understand very well the exact nature of the inner transformations that are necessary in the first place in order to be able to find an identity that embraces the manifest All. Talk about the All as much as we want, nothing fundamentally changes. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
35:An Informal Integral Canon: Selected books on Integral Science, Philosophy and the Integral Transformation Sri Aurobindo - The Life Divine Sri Aurobindo - The Synthesis of Yoga Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - The Phenomenon of Man Jean Gebser - The Ever-Present Origin Edward Haskell - Full Circle - The Moral Force of Unified Science Oliver L. Reiser - Cosmic Humanism and World Unity Christopher Hills - Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body The Mother - Mother's Agenda Erich Jantsch - The Self-Organizing Universe - Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution T. R. Thulasiram - Arut Perum Jyothi and Deathless Body Kees Zoeteman - Gaiasophy Ken Wilber - Sex Ecology Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution Don Edward Beck - Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change Kundan Singh - The Evolution of Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and Swami Vivekananda Sean Esbjorn-Hargens - Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper.html">Kheper ,
36:It's a strange world. It seems that about fifteen billion years ago there was, precisely, absolute nothingness, and then within less than a nanosecond the material universe blew into existence.Stranger still, the physical matter so produced was not merely a random and chaotic mess, but seemed to organize itself into ever more and complex and intricate forms. So complex were these forms that, many billions of years later, some of them found ways to reproduce themselves, and thus out of matter arose life.Even stranger, these life forms were apparently not content to merely reproduce themselves, but instead began a long evolution that would eventually allow them to represent themselves, to produce sign and symbols and concepts, and thus out of life arose mind.Whatever this process of evolution was, it seems to have been incredibly driven from matter to life to mind.But stranger still, a mere few hundred years ago, on a small and indifferent planet around an insignificant star, evolution became conscious of itself.And at precisely the same time, the very mechanisms that allowed evolution to become conscious of itself were simultaneously working to engineer its own extinction.And that was the strangest of all. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality p. 3,
37:The Twenty Tenets of Holons1. Reality as a whole is not composed of things, or processes, but of holons. 2. Holons display four fundamental capacities: a. self-preservation, b. self-adaptation, c. self-transcendence. d. self-dissolution. 3. Holons emerge. 4. Holons emerge holarchically. 5. Each emergent holon transcends but includes its predecessor. 6. The lower sets the possibilities of the higer; the higher sets the probabilities of the lower. 7. "The number of levels which a hierarchy comprises determines whether it is 'shallow' or 'deep'; and the number of holons on any given level we shall call its 'span'" (A. Koestler). 8. Each successive level of evolution produces greater depth and less span. 9. Destroy any type of holon, and you will destroy all of the holons above it and none of the holons below it. 10. Holarchies coevolve. 11. The micro is in relational exchange with the macro at all levels of its depth. 12. Evolution has directionality: a. Increasing complexity. b. Increasing differentiation/integration. c. Increasing organisation/structuration. d. Increasing relative autonomy. e. Increasing telos. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality 1995,
38:[God is] The Hindu discipline of spirituality provides for this need of the soul by the conceptions of the Ishta Devata, the Avatar and the Guru. By the Ishta Devata, the chosen deity, is meant, - not some inferior Power, but a name and form of the transcendent and universal Godhead. Almost all religions either have as their base or make use of some such name and form of the Divine. Its necessity for the human soul is evident. God is the All and more than the All. But that which is more than the All, how shall man conceive? And even the All is at first too hard for him; for he himself in his active consciousness is a limited and selective formation and can open himself only to that which is in harmony with his limited nature. There are things in the All which are too hard for his comprehension or seem too terrible to his sensitive emotions and cowering sensations. Or, simply, he cannot conceive as the Divine, cannot approach or cannot recognise something that is too much out of the circle of his ignorant or partial conceptions. It is necessary for him to conceive God in his own image or in some form that is beyond himself but consonant with his highest tendencies and seizable by his feelings or his intelligence. Otherwise it would be difficult for him to come into contact and communion with the Divine. Even then his nature calls for a human intermediary so that he may feel the Divine in something entirely close to his own humanity and sensible in a human influence and example. This call is satisfied by the Divine manifest in a human appearance, the Incarnation, the Avatar - Krishna, Christ, Buddha. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.01 - The Four Aids,
39:scope and aim of the works of sacrifice ::: Into the third and last category of the works of sacrifice can be gathered all that is directly proper to the Yoga of works; for here is its field of effectuation and major province. It covers the entire range of lifes more visible activities; under it fall the multiform energies of the Will-to-Life throwing itself outward to make the most of material existence. It is here that an ascetic or other-worldly spirituality feels an insurmountable denial of the Truth which it seeks after and is compelled to turn away from terrestrial existence, rejecting it as for ever the dark playground of an incurable Ignorance. Yet it is precisely these activities that are claimed for a spiritual conquest and divine transformation by the integral Yoga. Abandoned altogether by the more ascetic disciplines, accepted by others only as a field of temporary ordeal or a momentary, superficial and ambiguous play of the concealed spirit, this existence is fully embraced and welcomed by the integral seeker as a field of fulfilment, a field for divine works, a field of the total self-discovery of the concealed and indwelling Spirit. A discovery of the Divinity in oneself is his first object, but a total discovery too of the Divinity in the world behind the apparent denial offered by its scheme and figures and, last, a total discovery of the dynamism of some transcendent Eternal; for by its descent this world and self-will be empowered to break their disguising envelopes and become divine in revealing form and manifesting process as they now are secretly in their hidden essence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2,
40:This is the real sense and drive of what we see as evolution: the multiplication and variation of forms is only the means of its process. Each gradation contains the possibility and the certainty of the grades beyond it: the emergence of more and more developed forms and powers points to more perfected forms and greater powers beyond them, and each emergence of consciousness and the conscious beings proper to it enables the rise to a greater consciousness beyond and the greater order of beings up to the ultimate godheads of which Nature is striving and is destined to show herself capable. Matter developed its organised forms until it became capable of embodying living organisms; then life rose from the subconscience of the plant into conscious animal formations and through them to the thinking life of man. Mind founded in life developed intellect, developed its types of knowledge and ignorance, truth and error till it reached the spiritual perception and illumination and now can see as in a glass dimly the possibility of supermind and a truthconscious existence. In this inevitable ascent the mind of Light is a gradation, an inevitable stage. As an evolving principle it will mark a stage in the human ascent and evolve a new type of human being; this development must carry in it an ascending gradation of its own powers and types of an ascending humanity which will embody more and more the turn towards spirituality, capacity for Light, a climb towards a divinised manhood and the divine life. In the birth of the mind of Light and its ascension into its own recognisable self and its true status and right province there must be, in the very nature of things as they are and very nature of the evolutionary process as it is at present, two stages. In the first, we can see the mind of Light gathering itself out of the Ignorance, assembling its constituent elements, building up its shapes and types, however imperfect at first, and pushing them towards perfection till it can cross the border of the Ignorance and appear in the Light, in its own Light. In the second stage we can see it developing itself in that greater natural light, taking its higher shapes and forms till it joins the supermind and lives as its subordinate portion or its delegate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga 5.08 - Supermind and Mind of Light,
41:SLEIGHT OF MIND IN ILLUMINATIONOnly those forms of illumination which lead to useful behaviour changes deserve to be known as such. When I hear the word "spirituality", I tend to reach for a loaded wand. Most professionally spiritual people are vile and untrustworthy when off duty, simply because their beliefs conflict with basic drives and only manage to distort their natural behaviour temporarily. The demons then come screaming up out of the cellar at unexpected moments.When selecting objectives for illumination, the magician should choose forms of self improvement which can be precisely specified and measured and which effect changes of behaviour in his entire existence. Invocation is the main tool in illumination, although enchantment where spells are cast upon oneselves and divination to seek objectives for illumination may also find some application.Evocation can sometimes be used with care, but there is no point in simply creating an entity that is the repository of what one wishes were true for oneself in general. This is a frequent mistake in religion. Forms of worship which create only entities in the subconscious are inferior to more wholehearted worship, which, at its best, is pure invocation. The Jesuits "Imitation of Christ" is more effective than merely praying to Jesus for example.Illumination proceeds in the same general manner as invocation, except that the magician is striving to effect specific changes to his everyday behaviour, rather than to create enhanced facilities that can be drawn upon for particular purposes. The basic technique remains the same, the required beliefs are identified and then implanted in the subconscious by ritual or other acts. Such acts force the subconscious acquisition of the beliefs they imply.Modest and realistic objectives are preferable to grandiose schemes in illumination.One modifies the behaviour and beliefs of others by beginning with only the most trivial demands. The same applies to oneselves. The magician should beware of implanting beliefs whose expression cannot be sustained by the human body or the environment. For example it is possible to implant the belief that flight can be achieved without an aircraft. However it has rarely proved possible to implant this belief deeply enough to ensure that such flights were not of exceedingly short duration. Nevertheless such feats as fire-walking and obliviousness to extreme pain are sometimes achieved by this mechanism.The sleight of mind which implants belief through ritual action is more powerful than any other weapon that humanity possesses, yet its influence is so pervasive that we seldom notice it. It makes religions, wars, cults and cultures possible. It has killed countless millions and created our personal and social realities. Those who understand how to use it on others can be messiahs or dictators, depending on their degree of personal myopia. Those who understand how to apply it to themselves have a jewel beyond price if they use it wisely; otherwise they tend to rapidly invoke their own Nemesis with it. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Kaos ,
42:On that spring day in the park I saw a young woman who attracted me. She was tall and slender, elegantly dressed, and had an intelligent and boyish face. I liked her at once. She was my type and began to fill my imagination. She probably was not much older than I but seemed far more mature, well-defined, a full-grown woman, but with a touch of exuberance and boyishness in her face, and this was what I liked above all . I had never managed to approach a girl with whom I had fallen in love, nor did I manage in this case. But the impression she made on me was deeper than any previous one had been and the infatuation had a profound influence on my life. Suddenly a new image had risen up before me, a lofty and cherished image. And no need, no urge was as deep or as fervent within me as the craving to worship and admire. I gave her the name Beatrice, for, even though I had not read Dante, I knew about Beatrice from an English painting of which I owned a reproduction. It showed a young pre-Raphaelite woman, long-limbed and slender, with long head and etherealized hands and features. My beautiful young woman did not quite resemble her, even though she, too, revealed that slender and boyish figure which I loved, and something of the ethereal, soulful quality of her face. Although I never addressed a single word to Beatrice, she exerted a profound influence on me at that time. She raised her image before me, she gave me access to a holy shrine, she transformed me into a worshiper in a temple. From one day to the next I stayed clear of all bars and nocturnal exploits. I could be alone with myself again and enjoyed reading and going for long walks. My sudden conversion drew a good deal of mockery in its wake. But now I had something I loved and venerated, I had an ideal again, life was rich with intimations of mystery and a feeling of dawn that made me immune to all taunts. I had come home again to myself, even if only as the slave and servant of a cherished image. I find it difficult to think back to that time without a certain fondness. Once more I was trying most strenuously to construct an intimate "world of light" for myself out of the shambles of a period of devastation; once more I sacrificed everything within me to the aim of banishing darkness and evil from myself. And, furthermore, this present "world of light" was to some extent my own creation; it was no longer an escape, no crawling back to -nether and the safety of irresponsibility; it was a new duty, one I had invented and desired on my own, with responsibility and self-control. My sexuality, a torment from which I was in constant flight, was to be transfigured nto spirituality and devotion by this holy fire. Everything :brk and hateful was to be banished, there were to be no more tortured nights, no excitement before lascivious picures, no eavesdropping at forbidden doors, no lust. In place of all this I raised my altar to the image of Beatrice, :.. and by consecrating myself to her I consecrated myself to the spirit and to the gods, sacrificing that part of life which I withdrew from the forces of darkness to those of light. My goal was not joy but purity, not happiness but beauty, and spirituality. This cult of Beatrice completely changed my life. ~ Hermann Hesse, Demian ,
43:The Supreme Discovery IF WE want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which can serve us as a protection against temptations from outside, as a landmark to prevent us from going astray, as a beacon to light our way across the moving ocean of life. Each individual should build up this mental synthesis according to his own tendencies and affinities and aspirations. But if we want it to be truly living and luminous, it must be centred on the idea that is the intellectual representation symbolising That which is at the centre of our being, That which is our life and our light. This idea, expressed in sublime words, has been taught in various forms by all the great Instructors in all lands and all ages. The Self of each one and the great universal Self are one. Since all that is exists from all eternity in its essence and principle, why make a distinction between the being and its origin, between ourselves and what we place at the beginning? The ancient traditions rightly said: "Our origin and ourselves, our God and ourselves are one." And this oneness should not be understood merely as a more or less close and intimate relationship of union, but as a true identity. Thus, when a man who seeks the Divine attempts to reascend by degrees towards the inaccessible, he forgets that all his knowledge and all his intuition cannot take him one step forward in this infinite; neither does he know that what he wants to attain, what he believes to be so far from him, is within him. For how could he know anything of the origin until he becomes conscious of this origin in himself? It is by understanding himself, by learning to know himself, that he can make the supreme discovery and cry out in wonder like the patriarch in the Bible, "The house of God is here and I knew it not." That is why we must express that sublime thought, creatrix of the material worlds, and make known to all the word that fills the heavens and the earth, "I am in all things and all beings."When all shall know this, the promised day of great transfigurations will be at hand. When in each atom of Matter men shall recognise the indwelling thought of God, when in each living creature they shall perceive some hint of a gesture of God, when each man can see God in his brother, then dawn will break, dispelling the darkness, the falsehood, the ignorance, the error and suffering that weigh upon all Nature. For, "all Nature suffers and laments as she awaits the revelation of the Sons of God." This indeed is the central thought epitomising all others, the thought which should be ever present to our remembrance as the sun that illumines all life. That is why I remind you of it today. For if we follow our path bearing this thought in our hearts like the rarest jewel, the most precious treasure, if we allow it to do its work of illumination and transfiguration within us, we shall know that it lives in the centre of all beings and all things, and in it we shall feel the marvellous oneness of the universe. Then we shall understand the vanity and childishness of our meagre satisfactions, our foolish quarrels, our petty passions, our blind indignations. We shall see the dissolution of our little faults, the crumbling of the last entrenchments of our limited personality and our obtuse egoism. We shall feel ourselves being swept along by this sublime current of true spirituality which will deliver us from our narrow limits and bounds. The individual Self and the universal Self are one; in every world, in every being, in every thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it. In order to do that, he must become conscious of this Divine Presence within him. Some individuals must undergo a real apprenticeship in order to achieve this: their egoistic being is too all-absorbing, too rigid, too conservative, and their struggles against it are long and painful. Others, on the contrary, who are more impersonal, more plastic, more spiritualised, come easily into contact with the inexhaustible divine source of their being.But let us not forget that they too should devote themselves daily, constantly, to a methodical effort of adaptation and transformation, so that nothing within them may ever again obscure the radiance of that pure light. But how greatly the standpoint changes once we attain this deeper consciousness! How understanding widens, how compassion grows! On this a sage has said: "I would like each one of us to come to the point where he perceives the inner God who dwells even in the vilest of human beings; instead of condemning him we would say, 'Arise, O resplendent Being, thou who art ever pure, who knowest neither birth nor death; arise, Almighty One, and manifest thy nature.'" Let us live by this beautiful utterance and we shall see everything around us transformed as if by miracle. This is the attitude of true, conscious and discerning love, the love which knows how to see behind appearances, understand in spite of words, and which, amid all obstacles, is in constant communion with the depths. What value have our impulses and our desires, our anguish and our violence, our sufferings and our struggles, all these inner vicissitudes unduly dramatised by our unruly imagination - what value do they have before this great, this sublime and divine love bending over us from the innermost depths of our being, bearing with our weaknesses, rectifying our errors, healing our wounds, bathing our whole being with its regenerating streams? For the inner Godhead never imposes herself, she neither demands nor threatens; she offers and gives herself, conceals and forgets herself in the heart of all beings and things; she never accuses, she neither judges nor curses nor condemns, but works unceasingly to perfect without constraint, to mend without reproach, to encourage without impatience, to enrich each one with all the wealth he can receive; she is the mother whose love bears fruit and nourishes, guards and protects, counsels and consoles; because she understands everything, she can endure everything, excuse and pardon everything, hope and prepare for everything; bearing everything within herself, she owns nothing that does not belong to all, and because she reigns over all, she is the servant of all; that is why all, great and small, who want to be kings with her and gods in her, become, like her, not despots but servitors among their brethren. How beautiful is this humble role of servant, the role of all who have been revealers and heralds of the God who is within all, of the Divine Love that animates all things.... And until we can follow their example and become true servants even as they, let us allow ourselves to be penetrated and transformed by this Divine Love; let us offer Him, without reserve, this marvellous instrument, our physical organism. He shall make it yield its utmost on every plane of activity. To achieve this total self-consecration, all means are good, all methods have their value. The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path. Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames. You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness. But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace. You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring. And for you too, there is no affliction which does not bring its measure of glory, no distress which cannot be transformed into joy, nor defeat into victory, nor downfall into higher ascension, nor solitude into radiating centre of life, nor discord into harmony - sometimes it is a misunderstanding between two minds that compels two hearts to open to mutual communion; lastly, there is no infinite weakness that cannot be changed into strength. And it is even in supreme weakness that almightiness chooses to reveal itself! Listen, my little child, you who today feel so broken, so fallen perhaps, who have nothing left, nothing to cover your misery and foster your pride: never before have you been so great! How close to the summits is he who awakens in the depths, for the deeper the abyss, the more the heights reveal themselves! Do you not know this, that the most sublime forces of the vasts seek to array themselves in the most opaque veils of Matter? Oh, the sublime nuptials of sovereign love with the obscurest plasticities, of the shadow's yearning with the most royal light! If ordeal or fault has cast you down, if you have sunk into the nether depths of suffering, do not grieve - for there indeed the divine love and the supreme blessing can reach you! Because you have passed through the crucible of purifying sorrows, the glorious ascents are yours. You are in the wilderness: then listen to the voices of the silence. The clamour of flattering words and outer applause has gladdened your ears, but the voices of the silence will gladden your soul and awaken within you the echo of the depths, the chant of divine harmonies! You are walking in the depths of night: then gather the priceless treasures of the night. In bright sunshine, the ways of intelligence are lit, but in the white luminosities of the night lie the hidden paths of perfection, the secret of spiritual riches. You are being stripped of everything: that is the way towards plenitude. When you have nothing left, everything will be given to you. Because for those who are sincere and true, from the worst always comes the best. Every grain that is sown in the earth produces a thousand. Every wing-beat of sorrow can be a soaring towards glory. And when the adversary pursues man relentlessly, everything he does to destroy him only makes him greater. Hear the story of the worlds, look: the great enemy seems to triumph. He casts the beings of light into the night, and the night is filled with stars. He rages against the cosmic working, he assails the integrity of the empire of the sphere, shatters its harmony, divides and subdivides it, scatters its dust to the four winds of infinity, and lo! the dust is changed into a golden seed, fertilising the infinite and peopling it with worlds which now gravitate around their eternal centre in the larger orbit of space - so that even division creates a richer and deeper unity, and by multiplying the surfaces of the material universe, enlarges the empire that it set out to destroy. Beautiful indeed was the song of the primordial sphere cradled in the bosom of immensity, but how much more beautiful and triumphant is the symphony of the constellations, the music of the spheres, the immense choir that fills the heavens with an eternal hymn of victory! Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary. That is how, in this despised and desolate but fruitful and blessed Matter, each atom contains a divine thought, each being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant. And if no being in all the universe is as frail as man, neither is any as divine as he! In truth, in truth, in humiliation lies the cradle of glory! 28 April 1912 ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago The Supreme Discovery,

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1:spirituality is not a moral code. ~ Sadhguru
2:My driving force is spirituality. ~ Debra Wilson
3:Religion is just coded spirituality. ~ Ken Wilber
4:Our spirituality lies in wholeness. ~ John Pierrakos
5:Spirituality is bringing the best in you. ~ Amit Ray
6:All Mature Spirituality Is About Letting Go ~ Richard Rohr
7:Spirituality is connected with practicality. ~ Choa Kok Sui
8:Spirituality is the key to the Indian mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo
9:Each generation has to reinvent spirituality. ~ Susan Sontag
10:Spirituality is the science of the Soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda
11:There is no spirituality without ethics ~ Jonathan Wittenberg
12:Some people take drugs in a quest for spirituality. ~ Gaspar Noe
13:Where philosophy ends spirituality begins. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
14:Jesus did not mix his spirituality with politics. ~ Philip Yancey
15:Spirituality, without the Holy Spirit, is demonic. ~ Mark Driscoll
16:I believe in spirituality, which is out there. ~ John Henrik Clarke
17:Mature spirituality requires sobriety of awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra
18:My favorite: Spirituality is a domain of awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra
19:Spirituality is not for sale. It must be developed. ~ Judith Orloff
20:Yoga is the ultimate fusion of science and spirituality. ~ Amit Ray
21:BUT ENOUGH SPIRITUALITY. BACK TO TITS AND BAD DECISIONS. ~ Cory O Brien
22:All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. ~ Richard Rohr
23:What I mean by spirituality is not theology, but attitude. ~ Mary Oliver
24:In works aspiration towards Perfection is true spirituality. ~ The Mother
25:In works, aspiration towards Perfection is true spirituality. ~ The Mother
26:Spirituality and spiritual life give us the strength to love. ~ Bell Hooks
27:We're a little lazy about spirituality in this country. ~ Steven Van Zandt
28:Spirituality and spiritual life gives us the strength to love. ~ bell hooks
29:Spirituality is not a religion... It is a way of life. ~ Anthony D Williams
30:My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality. ~ Muhammad Ali
31:Spirituality means seeking experience. Not just belief. ~ Goswami Kriyananda
32:Genuine brokenness pleases God more than pretend spirituality. ~ John Ortberg
33:Ramadan is, in its essence, a month of humanist spirituality. ~ Tariq Ramadan
34:Religion keeps society divided. Spirituality unites it. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
35:Spirituality is a boundless ability to respond and experience. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
36:When spirituality is lost all is lost. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Ourselves,
37:Religion needs spirituality. Spirituality does not need religion. ~ Mike Dooley
38:The Puritans made me aware that all theology is also spirituality. ~ J I Packer
39:A mature spirituality does not offer certainty; it offers mystery. ~ James Hollis
40:Genuine spirituality will result in academic excellence. ~ Andreas J K stenberger
41:I started to see that my concept of spirituality was totally wrong. ~ Lauryn Hill
42:Spirituality is very much about putting yourself in proper order. ~ Bryant McGill
43:True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time. ~ Dalai Lama
44:Women have been systematically pushed out of spirituality by men. ~ Frederick Lenz
45:a fear-driven spirituality will always diminish rather than enlarge. ~ James Hollis
46:I'm not sure about anything as far as religion and spirituality go. ~ Tracy Chapman
47:To grow in unconditional love and in beauty is spirituality. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
48:Accumulate power in silence and become a dynamo of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda
49:I tend to place my own value in spirituality rather than religiosity. ~ Kitty Kelley
50:Spirituality has played an amazing part. Its been paramount in my life. ~ Chaka Khan
51:Spirituality is a grownup yet growing relation to the Holy Spirit. ~ Charles C Ryrie
52:Spirituality means to put your evolutionary process on fast-forward. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
53:We just have to remember that rules are not proof of our spirituality. ~ Judah Smith
54:Ethical existence [is] the highest manifestation of spirituality. ~ Albert Schweitzer
55:Is spirituality a necessary component for resilience? The answer is yes. ~ Bren Brown
56:True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
57:Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have. ~ Robin Lim
58:It's important though to distinguish between religion and spirituality. ~ Paulo Coelho
59:Real success always contains an unseen essential of deep spirituality. ~ Bryant McGill
60:A theology without spirituality would be a sterile academic exercise. ~ John Macquarrie
61:...I want my spirituality to rid me of hate, not give me reason for it. ~ Donald Miller
62:Spirituality does not come from religion. It comes from our soul. ~ Anthony D Williams
63:Spirituality is NOT the gauge at which we should measure our humanity. ~ Steve Maraboli
64:I believe deeply that we must find, all of us together, a new spirituality. ~ Dalai Lama
65:So the whole process of spirituality is just about enhancing your perception. ~ Sadhguru
66:Spirituality is keeping the spirit up against all odds and obstacles of life. ~ Amit Ray
67:The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality. ~ Dalai Lama
68:Again, I maintain that no organization can lead man to spirituality. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
69:He had never believed that spirituality had to be anemic or aesthetic.
~ Irving Stone
70:Sexuality is an expression of our spirituality. Sex makes you get real. ~ Pamela Anderson
71:Spirituality actually must be above politics. Or some other sort of business. ~ Dalai Lama
72:Spirituality is not a disability - it is a phenomenal empowerment of life. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
73:Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue. ~ Daniel Berrigan
74:I am also a painter. I paint the hearts of people with colors of spirituality. ~ Meher Baba
75:Spirituality doesn’t exist on another level different from ordinary life. ~ Chogyam Trungpa
76:Spirituality is your original face; it is the discovery of your intrinsic nature. ~ Rajneesh
77:Authentic spirituality... does not render the self content, it renders it undone. ~ Ken Wilber
78:Human society is a ceaseless growth, and unfoldment in terms of spirituality. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
79:The whole area of religion and spirituality invites flimflam and is filled with ~ Thomas Moore
80:Ascetic spirituality is a symptom of the very disease which it intends to cure. ~ Anodea Judith
81:Money can't buy spirituality-and money can't make it go away.
Cultivating ~ Daniel P Sulmasy
82:Curiosity is the mother of science, wonder is the mother of spirituality. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
83:Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. Its a balance. ~ Bikram Choudhury
84:Spirituality exist in testing and experiencing the depth of inner peace consistently. ~ Amit Ray
85:Understanding the beauty of our humanity unlocks the power of our spirituality. ~ Steve Maraboli
86:Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
87:Modern spirituality has no hell, no doctrine, no substance. It is about feeling. ~ Edward T Welch
88:The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality. ~ Chogyam Trungpa
89:All the manifestations of love can be seen as a connection with our spirituality. ~ John Pierrakos
90:Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality. ~ Vinoba Bhave
91:Real spirituality is about getting the bullshit out of your life and getting real. ~ Bryant McGill
92:For me, the most trustworthy vehicle for spirituality had always proven to be music. ~ Eric Clapton
93:I think spirituality is a good thing but I dislike any sort of dogmatic organization. ~ Noah Taylor
94:Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. ~ David Bowie
95:"The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality." ~ Chögyam Trungpa
96:all mature spirituality, in one sense or another, is about letting go and unlearning. ~ Richard Rohr
97:Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you. ~ Amit Ray
98:spirituality” which means that things are only found to be true in the doing of them. ~ Richard Rohr
99:The spoken reverie of substances calls matter to birth, to life, to spirituality. ~ Gaston Bachelard
100:Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda
101:Spirituality is a kind of virgin wisdom, a knowing that comes prior to experience. ~ Marilyn Ferguson
102:Spirituality is not about becoming special. It is about becoming one with everything. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
103:Spirituality is worthless if it's not practical. Music is my work. I am a musician. ~ John McLaughlin
104:Beyond being Jewish, I've always found myself to be very much in tune with spirituality. ~ Paula Abdul
105:It is impossible to get blood from a stone, to get spirituality from a physical being. ~ Ernest Becker
106:Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
107:Spirituality has a language of it's own and some people haven't learned to speak it. ~ Shannon L Alder
108:I'm interested in spirituality and in religion and our relationship to the divine. ~ Giancarlo Esposito
109:Our victory rests not on faith in our spirituality. Our victory rests on faith in our God. ~ Beth Moore
110:Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ~ Carl Sagan
111:Spirituality is to remain calm, confident, balanced and cheerful in the midst of all storms. ~ Amit Ray
112:I would describe my spirituality as exactly the opposite of having a religious affiliation. ~ Bill Maher
113:Peace is a necessary condition of spirituality, no less than an inevitable result of it. ~ Aldous Huxley
114:Purple is not only the ‘royal colour’, but is linked to spirituality, and intuition. ~ Storm Constantine
115:Spirituality for the most part is a mask worn by idleness, arrogance and greed. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
116:Spirituality is not creating boundaries but creating space for others to come into your life. ~ Amit Ray
117:Spirituality will take you like love; it seduces you from contemplation to completeness. ~ Bryant McGill
118:Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. ~ Amit Ray
119:We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing. ~ Ernest Holmes
120:You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality. ~ Eckhart Tolle
121:As we lose ourselves in service to others, we find greater spirituality and happiness. ~ Spencer W Kimball
122:Fostering our children’s creativity, we are fostering our children’s spirituality as well. ~ Julia Cameron
123:I think there's been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality. ~ Dave Davies
124:Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. ~ Bryant McGill
125:One can become as intellectually arrogant about spirituality as about empirical science. ~ Shirley MacLaine
126:The natural world is the only reality, thus the only valid base for spirituality there is. ~ David Petersen
127:An authentic spirituality does not cater to culture; it calls culture to accountability. ~ Joan D Chittister
128:I'm just into spirituality. I believe that in a previous life I used to be Shirley MacLaine. ~ Roseanne Barr
129:Religion is believing someone else's experience, spirituality is having your own experience. ~ Deepak Chopra
130:I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. ~ Katy Perry
131:Not only does charity begin at home. Everything begins at home, including spirituality. ~ Swami Satchidananda
132:Possibly the words materialism and spirituality express two sides of one and the same fact. ~ Honore de Balzac
133:It was easier to deal with poverty and death in India that the lack of spirituality in America. ~ Mother Teresa
134:Spirituality is about what we do about the fire inside of us, about how we channel our eros. ~ Ronald Rolheiser
135:Spirituality is committing suicide. Consciousness is attempting to will itself out of existence. ~ Jaron Lanier
136:The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. ~ Carl Sagan
137:The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones
138:you must clearly understand the difference between science and spirituality, respecting both. ~ Joshua P Warren
139:Spirituality is about developing the inner sights by opening the third eye and the eyes of the heart. ~ Amit Ray
140:Spirituality is all about connection - connection with inner self and the Self that is in every being. ~ Amit Ray
141:Spirituality is folding both the hands out of love in front of the cosmic divinity that is everywhere. ~ Amit Ray
142:Spirituality isn't static. It's an evolving optimism that won't let hardship get the best of you. ~ Judith Orloff
143:The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work. ~ Simone Weil
144:Also I have an interest in spirituality and it opens-up so many different areas of Indian life. ~ Francois Gautier
145:I've spent my entire life chasing wonder, and to me that word is synonymous with spirituality. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
146:Spirituality is what is left when authentic Christianity is evacuated from the public square. ~ R Albert Mohler Jr
147:There is a universal urge to rethink our spirituality in order to give us a new sense of security. ~ Claudia Llosa
148:Technology has made the world into a Village. Spirituality has made it into a Global Family. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
149:The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded upon the spirituality of work. ~ Simone Weil
150:There's something spiritual in hard work. Spirituality isn't all aromatherapy and scented candles. ~ Craig Ferguson
151:If in man the seed of aspiration is watered with the true spirituality then he will grow into Divinity. ~ The Mother
152:Our path, our sense of spirituality demands great earnestness, dedication, sincerity & continuity. ~ Sharon Salzberg
153:A retreatist spirituality is not a spirituality that can, or will, transform the world in Jesus's name. ~ Alan Hirsch
154:A work becomes a work of art when one re-evaluates the values of nature and adds one's own spirituality. ~ Emil Nolde
155:Spirituality, a defended person has no room for love or compassion-he is too busy defending himself. ~ John Pierrakos
156:...there is something wrong with any spirituality that does not inspire selfless concern for others ~ Karen Armstrong
157:Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spirituality for its own benefit. ~ Chogyam Trungpa
158:ICYMI. The cover story for today's topic: On Spirituality and #Privilege ~ bit.ly/sc140-privilege Namaste. #SpiritChat
159:In spirituality the Americans are very inferior to us. But their society is very superior to ours. ~ Swami Vivekananda
160:I think spirituality is a part of everything. It doesn't need to be separated out from everything else. ~ Tony Robbins
161:Physics is the most fundamental, and least significant, of the sciences. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality, p.93,
162:Real spirituality and love is always manifest. It always goes to those who are with us and around us. ~ Frederick Lenz
163:Science is about learning 'what something is' and spirituality is about knowing 'who I am'. The ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
164:Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it. ~ Sri Aurobindo
165:Equanimity is the hallmark of spirituality. It is neither chasing nor avoiding but just being in the middle. ~ Amit Ray
166:I believe spirituality is a very personal and individual experience that varies from one person to the next. ~ J R Rain
167:I think path in spirituality chooses us. I doubt seriously that we really have much choice in the matter. ~ Maya Tiwari
168:Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystalized spirituality. ~ Louisa May Alcott
169:Somehow, we have gotten off track from the basics of health and spirituality, and we get in our own way. ~ Alice McCall
170:America has abandoned the strong woman of spirituality and is shacking up with the harlot of materialism. ~ Joseph Losey
171:"Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spirituality for its own benefit." ~ Chögyam Trungpa
172:I am an atheist, I have no religious beliefs. And obviously I don’t believe in spirituality of some kind. ~ Javed Akhtar
173:Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow. ~ Dennis Banks
174:Our path, our sense of spirituality demands great earnestness, dedication, sincerity & continuity. ~ Sharon Salzberg
175:Religion asks you to learn from the experience of others. Spirituality urges you to seek your own. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
176:...spirituality alone will not take a man far in the Mysteries; he must have intellectual powers as well. ~ Dion Fortune
177:Spirituality is developing much more trust, believe and faith in your own strength than in your own weakness. ~ Amit Ray
178:Spirituality is for people. It’s not just for those who you might have read about in books, it’s for people. ~ Belsebuub
179:Technology is not in itself opposed to spirituality and to religion. But it presents a great temptation. ~ Thomas Merton
180:My spirituality has always been linked to my feminism. Feminism is about challenging unequal power structures. ~ Starhawk
181:Spirituality is allowing compassion and love to flourish. When belongness begins, corruption ends. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
182:Tantra means the avoidance of a set or defined form of spirituality. Tantra is intuitive self-discovery. ~ Frederick Lenz
183:The new spirituality will step away from dogma, will step away from 'We're right and you're wrong.' ~ Neale Donald Walsch
184:It is when one mixes up sex and spirituality that there is the greatest havoc. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Sex,
185:Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavoury as gross sensuality. ~ Carl Jung
186:Passion presented with a greater challenge achieves a greater goal.
-- from The Sexual Side of Spirituality ~ Aberjhani
187:Spirituality is creativity. Only with creativity can you remold your personality into a spiritual vehicle. ~ Ming Dao Deng
188:Spirituality is ultimate greed. You don't just want a piece of creation - you want the source of creation. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
189:Mankind is still no more than semi-civilised. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
190:Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there. ~ Bonnie Raitt
191:...spirituality alone will not take a man far in the Mysteries; he must have intellectual powers as well.
   ~ Dion Fortune,
192:Your uniqueness is the highest gift of the existence. Spirituality is uncovering and blossoming that uniqueness. ~ Amit Ray
193:Euthanasia is a topic that taps into deeply personal views of dignity and fear but, mostly, spirituality. ~ Elin Hilderbrand
194:In spirituality, when we say growth, we are talking about becoming smaller; not just smaller - non-existent. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
195:It is important to consider others at least as important as ourselves. This is the essence of spirituality. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
196:Religion is in the human mind the first native. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - I,
197:Saying spirituality cannot exist without religion is like saying hamburgers cannot exist without McDonald's. ~ Steven Barnes
198:Everyone has troubles. Finding yourself in the same boat with everyone else is the first sign of spirituality. ~ Arlo Guthrie
199:Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there. ~ Vine Deloria Jr
200:Spirituality really lost its way when it became a stick to beat people with: ‘Do this or you’ll burn in hell. ~ Ricky Gervais
201:The spirituality that we need to develop for social change is one that mobilizes us for social change. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg
202:Worrying doesn't make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
203:But the standard churchy spirituality doesn't require any real action, courage, or sacrifice from its attendees. ~ Alan Hirsch
204:Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal. ~ Deepak Chopra
205:The cultivation of consumer spirituality is the antithesis of a sacrificial, "deny yourself" congregation. ~ Eugene H Peterson
206:A lot of my songs deal with spirituality and God, and I guess if you're in tune with that, you'll read into it. ~ Lenny Kravitz
207:Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men. ~ Erich von Stroheim
208:Hip-Hop is being spoken through spirituality... Meaning that you'll be able to listen to it spiritually for yourself. ~ KRS One
209:I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist. ~ Peter Jennings
210:There is no development of character without resistance, there is no growth of spirituality without overcoming. ~ David O McKay
211:Spirituality as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have. ~ Swami Vivekananda
212:Everyone has to have a spirituality and everyone does have one, either a life-giving one or a destructive one. ~ Ronald Rolheiser
213:Just believe in yourself and to find spirituality that’s going to carry you. Because all the rest is just fluff. ~ Renee O Connor
214:Oh, I think it's definitely spiritual. All music is. I think it's maybe one of the highest forms of spirituality. ~ Willie Nelson
215:something which has made life worth living; for instance, virtue, art, music, dancing, reason, spirituality ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
216:I love artists who have spirituality. Jonathan Coulton is the man, I love his melodies and lyrics. Chap-hop is the bomb! ~ MC Lars
217:psychological sense of spirituality is a feeling of union and transcendence, motivated by compassion, awe, or joy. ~ Steven Stosny
218:Religion is for those who don't want to go to hell, and spirituality is for those who have already been there. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
219:spirituality is not just important for living a good life; it is actually essential for understanding the human mind. ~ Sam Harris
220:Spirituality: the last refuge of a failed human. Just another way of distracting yourself from who you really are. ~ George Carlin
221:I believe more in concrete spirituality rather than in a spirituality that is divided from the body and from nature. ~ Laura Huxley
222:Spirituality can go hand-in-hand with ruthless single-mindedness when the individual is convinced his cause is just ~ Michela Wrong
223:The art of spirituality is learning to be happy in any condition and in any circumstance. This is the art of love. ~ Frederick Lenz
224:The Hindus have to learn a little bit of materialism from the West and teach them a little bit of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda
225:I dabble in all kinds of spirituality. I studied Kabbalah for over ten years, and you know it's all basically the same. ~ Lisa Rinna
226:An old, old saying held that religion was for those who feared Hell, while spirituality was for those who’d been there. ~ Ian Douglas
227:Materialism and spirituality are two pretty racquets with which charlatans in cap and gown make the same ball fly. ~ Honore de Balzac
228:messy spirituality is the delirious consequence of a life ruined by a Jesus who will love us right into his arms. ~ Michael Yaconelli
229:Most of the myths that we carry about spirituality are because we have been dominated by this hyper-masculine trance. ~ Arjuna Ardagh
230:Religion is the path of divisions, boundaries and narrowness. Spirituality is the path of love, light, beauty and oneness. ~ Amit Ray
231:Spirituality does not lie in meditating the body of an ex-master. Spirituality exists in mediating on your own inner body. ~ Amit Ray
232:To me, religion is an agreement between a group of people about what God is. Spirituality is a one-on-one relationship. ~ Steve Earle
233:You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple. ~ Anthony de Mello
234:I'm the type of spiritual person that doesn't speak openly about their spirituality. Irony is probably my religion. ~ Jonathan Raymond
235:I think the most important thing that happens within Christian spirituality is when a person falls in love with Jesus. ~ Donald Miller
236:The patriarchal model of spirituality was, I think, a necessary step, as a baby learns to crawl before it walks. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
237:Thus when I have to summarize naturalized spirituality in a single phrase, it is this: the thoughtful love of life. ~ Robert C Solomon
238:Unless we as social change agents come from a certain spirituality, we're likely to create more harm than good. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg
239:A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you." ~#DalaiLama #TrueSpirituality
240:I feel like spirituality definitely comes through in my music, but I don't make any specific efforts to make it that way. ~ John Legend
241:It was necessary that spirituality sink to its lowest ebb that it should rise to the highest pinnacle in another direction. ~ Anonymous
242:Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life. ~ Elizabeth Lesser
243:Spirituality is not taking shelter under religions or prophets but making deep union with the God that exist in every heart. ~ Amit Ray
244:Spirituality practiced in the state of activity is incomparably superior to that practiced in a state of withdrawel. ~ Anthony de Mello
245:A disorderly spirituality that makes the practitioner dreamy, eccentric, or uncontrolled is a very bad sign indeed. In ~ Karen Armstrong
246:India is the land of the profound and the profane; a place where spirituality and sanctimoniousness sit miles apart. I ~ Sarah Macdonald
247:Join our weekly twitter chat, Sunday June 14 at 9amET/ 630pm India ~ On Spirituality and #Privilege ~ bit.ly/sc140-privilege #SpiritChat
248:Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps that science did not understand. ~ Dan Brown
249:Spirituality does not lie in meditating on the body of an ex-master. Spirituality exists in mediating on your own inner body. ~ Amit Ray
250:The infinite divinity is unmanifested; it will have to be manifested. This is spirituality, the science of the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda
251:We cannot grow spiritually if we ignore our humanness, just as we cannot become fully human if we ignore our spirituality. ~ Jean Vanier
252:Talking about spirituality is like talking about new love - it always sounds kooky to those who aren't experiencing it. ~ Marshall Allman
253:Union in action with the triune God is Christian spirituality. That is where the life is drawing its substance from God. ~ Dallas Willard
254:When I came to the West, I realized there was much hunger for spiritual teachings, but no environment for spirituality. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
255:I'm just recommending you find other things to base your spirituality on, rather than where science is yet to tread. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
256:In the inconceivably vast and humbling unknown called "everything", is a supreme inter-communication called, spirituality. ~ Bryant McGill
257:Do not fret because the world looks with suspicion at every new attempt, even though it be in the path of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda
258:I define spirituality as a search for love, beauty, happiness and wisdom. Spirituality is a journey that we never finish. ~ Akiane Kramarik
259:The heart of man is nearer to the Truth than his intelligence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - I,
260:The human civilization has gone extremely so far; that in return, we have lost the line between stupidity and spirituality. ~ M F Moonzajer
261:The only thing Native Americans ever did better than the rest of us is spirituality. Of course, that's everything, isn't it? ~ Deacon Jones
262:Too much concern about physical security and too little concern about spirituality is the hallmark of today's world. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
263:Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. ~ Fritjof Capra
264:Join us for our weekly twitter chat, Sunday June 14 at 9amET / 630pm India ~ On Spirituality and #Privilege ~ w/@AjmaniK in #SpiritChat 🙏🏽💜😌
265:Knowing that the brain is predisposed to religion and spirituality, then might it be that God is a creation of the brain? ~ Stephen Richards
266:So often these days eating Indian food passes for spirituality. I don't meditate, I don't pray, but I eat two samosa's every day. ~ Dan Bern
267:Spirituality is not about being fixed; it is about God's being present in the mess of our unfixedness. (Messy Spirituality) ~ Mike Yaconelli
268:What's emerging is a new synthesis of science, spirituality and leadership as different facets of a single way of being. ~ Betty Sue Flowers
269:I've always thought that we have to bring our spirituality into our everyday life such as even brushing our teeth with God. ~ Dorothy Maclean
270:Purity is developed through caring. You need to care about light and the matters of light, truth, religion and spirituality. ~ Frederick Lenz
271:Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal. ~ B K S Iyengar
272:I would not consider my spirituality worthwhile that wants to walk in sweetness and ease and run from the imitation of Christ. ~ John Climacus
273:Spirituality lies in regarding existence merely as a vehicle for contemplation, and contemplation merely a vehicle for joy. ~ George Santayana
274:The doctrine of spirituality, such as it now exists, offers nothing but vague ideas; or rather is the absense of all ideas. ~ Paul Henri Thiry
275:There can be no spirituality, according to the Sufi masters, without psychology, psychological insight and sociological balance. ~ Idries Shah
276:goal of spirituality is not to extract from you all desire and passion. The call of Jesus is the exact opposite—delight ~ Erwin Raphael McManus
277:If you work on your creativity, you deepen your spirituality. And if you work on your spirituality, you deepen your creativity. ~ Julia Cameron
278:My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from. ~ Wyclef Jean
279:Spirituality begins with a reverence for the ordinary that can lead us to insights and experiences that are anything but ordinary. ~ Sam Harris
280:Spirituality can not be separate from how we treat our bodies, construct our lifestyles, and keep our energy at higher levels. ~ James Redfield
281:Spirituality is a harmonious blend of outer silence and inner celebration; and also inner silence and outer celebration! ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
282:Spirituality is a universal currency. It is part of every religion, every faith, and every person. Everybody has a belief system. ~ Emma Mildon
283:The spirituality of the earth is an invitation to initiation, to the death of what we have been and the birth of something new ~ David Spangler
284:Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit. ~ Marianne Williamson
285:All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. If we do not transform our pain, we will transmit it to those around us. ~ Richard Rohr
286:In communications empathy knowing respect spirituality tolerance understanding. Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying. ~ Ram Dass
287:No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain. ~ Ch gyam Trungpa
288:Spirituality is not making walls in the names of religions and prophets but to make more roads and bridges to reconnect with humanity. ~ Amit Ray
289:The infinite can only be reached after we have grown in the finite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
290:True knowledge is that which establishes harmony and synthesis between ience on the one hand and spirituality and ethics on the other. ~ Sai Baba
291:Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. ~ N T Wright
292:Self-knowledge is the foundation of a practical spirituality, a spirituality that ripples outward from the self into the world. ~ Marya Hornbacher
293:As you know, Felix is a co-religionist of yours. He will be speaking on the spirituality of pan-mythology”, said the President. ~ Michael D O Brien
294:Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own. ~ Peter Jennings
295:I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether. ~ Dalai Lama
296:I know Vikings isnt really based in magic, but it goes back to Old World spirituality and different religions, and a lot of voodoo. ~ Madchen Amick
297:Morality is the basis of all spirituality; if one is not morally pure, it is impossible to attain the highest spiritual fulfilment. ~ Wong Kiew Kit
298:Nothing of spiritual significance comes without sacrifice. Your spirituality will always be measured by the size of your sacrifice. ~ Jerry Falwell
299:Spirituality is a flower with a thousand petals: every act, every thought, every talk, every movement of our heart is a part of it. ~ Robert Muller
300:In an effort to reclaim our humanity, let us find new motivation for living by opening our minds to broader concepts of spirituality. ~ Kevin Powell
301:I think being really connected to a higher power, of having a spirituality to me, has been really good for me and I pray all the time. ~ Alicia Keys
302:Different worlds are brought forth by the structures of consciousness doing the perceiving and co-creating. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Spirituality, 168,
303:Hollywood is a place where if you abide by the rules and laws, you can get depressed. That's why faith and spirituality is a higher law. ~ Derek Luke
304:Religion is not something I like to talk about publicly. One reason is the politics, but also I think spirituality is deeply personal. ~ Mohsin Hamid
305:Spirituality cannot be called upon to deal with life by a non-spiritual method. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
306:Spirituality now wanders from sex to drugs to art to revolution to violence--whatever seems to promise deliverance from the quotidian. ~ Mason Cooley
307:For the very reason that we expect things to be good and beautiful, they won't be. In genuine spirituality, we don't look for bliss. ~ Chogyam Trungpa
308:I am a man that has a lot of respect for faith and spirituality. I think it is important that we talk about religion in today's world. ~ Russell Crowe
309:One's spirituality is about one's deepest personal understanding of and interactions with Life and God... whatever those may be. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
310:Spirituality is the poetry of our experience. Science is the gauge of our reality. Together, they create the essence of our humanity. ~ Steve Maraboli
311:The widest spirituality does not exclude or discourage any essential human activity or faculty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Reason and Religion,
312:Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. ~ Alan W Watts
313: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
314:Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience. Atheism is no experience only measurement. ~ Deepak Chopra
315:Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal. ~ Deepak Chopra
316:Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn't belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone ~ Muhammad Ali
317:The true test of a man's spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue. ~ R Kent Hughes
318:..the true test of spirituality [is] in the freedom to live among people compassionately....Prayer frees us to be controlled by God. ~ Richard J Foster
319:We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other. ~ Naomi Klein
320:Zen... does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. ~ Alan Watts
321:Some porn users tell us they feel too ashamed to go to church or express their spirituality in the ways that were once meaningful to them. ~ Wendy Maltz
322:You don't need spirituality to discover the troubles that come your way. But, it's good to know that troubles are not unique to you alone. ~ Arlo Guthrie
323:It is in the balancing of your spirituality with your humanity that you will find immeasurable happiness, success, good health, and love. ~ Steve Maraboli
324:Tantra won't work unless you've been trapped by spirituality. You have to be trapped by spirituality before you can be liberated from it. ~ Frederick Lenz
325:Spirituality for me is recognizing that I am connected to the energy of all creation, that I am a part of it and it is always a part of me. ~ Oprah Winfrey
326:Spirituality is seeded, germinates, sprouts and blossoms in the mundane. It is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities. ~ Thomas Moore
327:Spirituality must be distinguished from religion—because people of every faith, and of none, have had the same sorts of spiritual experiences. ~ Sam Harris
328:That I am not my experiences is very obvious. I am the one who is having those experiences. Spirituality has nothing to do with experience. ~ Deepak Chopra
329:The deeper question... is not whether ancient religious forms can reform... but whether new forms of nature-related spirituality might emerge. ~ Robert Bly
330:So contemplation – regular practices of spirituality – is necessary both to have a product to deliver and to have the energy to deliver it. ~ Paul F Knitter
331:Spirituality is not just about having a flash of insight or epiphany; it is about building a foundation that will change you inside and out. ~ T Thorn Coyle
332:The spiritual perfected only by man accomplished first in body, life and mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
333:Much of spirituality today is an effort to change God to suit us. But he's not going to become more like us, we need to become more like him. ~ Mark Driscoll
334:Spirituality is impacted not only by remembrance but by diet, stress, sleeping and eating habits among other things. Take care of yourself. ~ Nouman Ali Khan
335:The essence of spirituality is, to be constantly aware of the oneness of all; at the same time to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
336:The first person to promulgate the Golden Rule, which was the bedrock of this empathic spirituality, was Confucius 500 years before Christ. ~ Karen Armstrong
337:Ever since I was young, I was always interested in exploring spirituality. I know that there are many paths to God, there is not just one path. ~ Kyan Douglas
338:I used to teach psychology, and I don't do that anymore. I teach spirituality. And the way that I teach now is just by listening. I listen a lot. ~ Wayne Dyer
339:On your quest to spirituality it is often required to suspend your rationality; but true spirituality asks that you enhance your rationality. ~ Steve Maraboli
340:People who try to define their spirituality sometimes are annoying, 'cause the spirit is something you feel and let guide you and humbly respect. ~ Ben Harper
341:Pressed, I would define spirituality as the shadow of light humanity casts as it moves through the darkness of everything that can be explained. ~ John Updike
342:Spirituality on the other hand, is a chosen path of developing intimate relationships with God. It's chosen, it's nurtured, and it's optional. ~ Caroline Myss
343:Vanity, showing off, is an attitude that reduces spirituality to a worldly thing, which is the worst sin that could be committed in the church. ~ Pope Francis
344:*1. Productivity *2. Relationships *3. Finances *4. Organization *5. Spirituality and Mental Well-being *6. Health and Physical Fitness *7. Leisure ~ S J Scott
345:I make intelligence cool. I make spirituality cool. If we can make one's devotion to God cool, then I think I did a great thing. I can rest in peace. ~ KRS One
346:Spirituality does not have to be serious. You are spirituality. Fun laughter heal you faster than anything. Introduce fun back into your life. ~ Anita Moorjani
347:Spirituality is not about what you know. It is about growing, deepening, evolving and becoming a living reflection of your spiritual identity. ~ Iyanla Vanzant
348:The relationship between the student and teacher is ultimately important. In higher spirituality we don't study a subject as much as a person. ~ Frederick Lenz
349:The tendrils of a new, deeper form of spirituality are growing. It's the greening under the surface crust of consciousness and social paradigm. ~ Jean Houston
350:Join our weekly chat Sunday June 21 at 9amET / 630pm India ~ Spirituality, Unity and Union bit.ly/sc140-union ~ #SpiritChat // #InternationalYogaDay #FathersDay
351:"Even as birds meet the air continually, we, let us go where we will, meet with that presence always and everywhere." ~ St. Francis de Sales #peace #spirituality
352:The new physics provides a modern version of ancient spirituality. In a universe made out of energy, everything is entangled; everything is one. ~ Bruce H Lipton
353:Who are you that is lost and trying to build a concept of yourself in order to be found? This question represents the essence of spirituality. ~ Michael A Singer
354:I think therapeutic spirituality has largely been a help in the modern world. So the fact that people can approach religion with practical needs. ~ Mitch Horowitz
355:Many people think spirituality has nothing to do with success or accomplishing - that it's something you do with removal, with leaving the world. ~ Sakyong Mipham
356:There is no need to make spirituality a part of education. If you make education non-imposing and non-suppressive, people are naturally spiritual. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
357:In the post-individualistic era, science and spirituality will become allies, and human beings will realize a vast potentiality now only dimly felt. ~ Huston Smith
358:There's really only one true path to recovery that's using the 12 step program and finding a belief in something greater than yourself (spirituality). ~ Nikki Sixx
359:An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type. ~ Stanislav Grof
360:Friendliness, aliveness and warmheartedness are the marks of true spirituality. These gives deeper and closer connection to our highest divine potential. ~ Amit Ray
361:Then my extended family, there are preachers and evangelists, former priests. So I have quite a bit of history with Church, religion and spirituality. ~ Wes Bentley
362:We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. (p.9) ~ Ken Robinson
363:Here are the four fundamentals of true spirituality:
recognize simplicity,
cherish purity,
reduce your possessions,
diminish your desires. ~ Lao Tzu
364:Spirituality leaps where science cannot yet follow, because science must always test and measure, and much of reality and human experience is immeasurable. ~ Starhawk
365:Steadily, we are listening more to the intelligence of our hearts—and acting on that wisdom. And that's what spirituality is—an expression of Love. ~ Danielle LaPorte
366:The Spirituality and Self-Help industry wants you to be empowered enough to buy their products, but disempowered enough to still think you need them. ~ Steve Maraboli
367:In days long ago when there were no spiritual directors or brilliant commentaries on Scripture, fidelity to God’s will was the whole of spirituality. ~ Brennan Manning
368:Spirituality tells the seeker not to live in the hoary past, not to live in the remote future, but to live in the immediacy of today, in the eternal Now. ~ Sri Chinmoy
369:Join our weekly chat Sunday June 21 at 9amET/ 630pm India ~ Spirituality, Unity and Union bit.ly/sc140-union ~ inner #SpiritChat // #IYD2020 #FathersDay #SummerSolstice
370:But I already saw no great difference between the psyche and spirituality. To amass knowledge without becoming wise is not my idea of progress in therapy. ~ M Scott Peck
371:People don't see this side of me. They don't know I read, like, 800 million spiritual books. Lately I am just really getting into a lot of spirituality. ~ Jenny McCarthy
372:Spirits of darkness are going to inspire their human hosts to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination towards spirituality out of people's soul. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
373:The hope is indeed that some will experience and believe: The purpose of a number of spiritual gurus is to demonstrate to God-fearing men faux spirituality. ~ Criss Jami
374:We can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spirituality when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques. ~ Chogyam Trungpa
375:Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion. ~ Bryant McGill
376:God has set apart India as the eternal fountain-head of holy spirituality, and He will never suffer that fountain to run dry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II, Swaraj,
377:It is a story I never tire of telling, because to me it is the perfect coming together to science and spirituality-the twin driving forces of my life. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam
378:How do I integrate spirituality into my everyday life? Throw out the concept of "spiritual life" and "everyday life." There is only life, undivided and whole. ~ Adyashanti
379:Religion is nothing more than the study of other people’s experiences with God. But true spirituality is the opportunity to have your own experience with God. ~ Kim Wright
380:Spirituality is that attitude which puts life at the center, and defends and promotes life against all the mechanisms of death, desiccation, or stagnation. ~ Leonardo Boff
381:Work, which is considered an expression of a person’s value, also becomes a part of one’s spirituality and achieves the higher aim of the Supreme Good ~ Brunello Cucinelli
382:Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion. ~ Bryant H McGill
383:...I love this about Christian spirituality. It cannot be explained, and yet it is beautiful and true. It is something you feel, and it comes from the soul. ~ Donald Miller
384:Spirituality is the intersection of three paths: letting go of ego, an unconditional yes to the conditions of human existence, and an immeasurable compassion. ~ David Richo
385:The spiritual work builds upon awareness, increases consciousness, transforms it, merges it with the divine, and this is how to reach true spirituality in life. ~ Belsebuub
386:I liked this God very much because you hardly had to talk to it and it never talked back.
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality ~ Donald Miller
387:I talk about a Christianity that is enlightened enough to separate spirituality from the rest of life. Not just church and state, but knowledge and church. ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali
388:My family inspires me, because they push me to be the best version of myself that I can be, and spirituality, because it brings more love into your life. ~ Kristin Cavallari
389:Seek to advance your fortunes in this world. Set up a strong base so that you can practice your spirituality and be of service to others. This is purity to. ~ Frederick Lenz
390:Spirituality is not decorating the ego with philosophies, dogmas and rituals. But finding out the eternal center of love in the heart, which no storm can disturb. ~ Amit Ray
391:And spirituality or what you call “religion” is mainly to understand this: that you don’t require anything, you are a part of the totality, or reality. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
392:If people are to develop any deep spirituality today, and especially if men are to develop spiritually, they need to be liberated from self-serving worldviews. ~ Richard Rohr
393:He didn't subscribe to the view...that spirituality was a fast track to happiness. He believed the opposite was true: spiritual people suffered more than most. ~ Sophie Hannah
394:I'm not blaming men, I'm not blaming women. What's gone by has already gone by. It's history. It's done. There is no right or wrong in higher spirituality. ~ Frederick Lenz
395:So we're all living spirit. It's not about isms and schims or religions. Religions are almost like political institutions, but the heart of it is the spirituality. ~ Surya Das
396:Spirituality has always felt to me as private as sexuality. We don't go waving our wieners all over the place and we shouldn't wave our gods around either. ~ Michael Ian Black
397:spirituality. In healthy intimate relationships we do not seek more than 25 percent of our nurturance from a partner; we learn to find the rest within ourselves. ~ David Richo
398:But to me the notion that spirituality is separate from the rest of life does not allow for a practical approach to living a life that has extraordinary quality. ~ Tony Robbins
399:I have tried to integrate the spirituality into the training in a way that meets my need not to destroy the beauty of it through abstract philosophizing. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg
400:Spirituality is like a thin-thin thread, that if delicately followed guides us from darkness to light; from poverty to abundance and from destruction to safety. ~ Bryant McGill
401:It matters not how spiritual a church may profess to be, if souls are not saved, something is radically wrong, and the professed spirituality is simply a false ~ Oswald J Smith
402:Rules are not proof of our spirituality. If anything, they are proof of our sinfulness, a reminder that we have a tendency toward wrongdoing and that we need help. ~ Judah Smith
403:There is no utopia. There never will be. There is only the valiant attempt of each person to live spiritually in a world where spirituality is almost impossible. ~ Ming Dao Deng
404:When I use the word spirituality, I don't necessarily mean religion; I mean whatever it is that helps you feel connected to something that is larger than yourself. ~ Dean Ornish
405:Before one accepts spirituality, astrology is very powerful, like a lion. Then when one enters into a deeper spiritual life, astrology becomes a tiny household cat. ~ Sri Chinmoy
406:One of the greatest obstacles I see to our fashioning a rational approach to spirituality is to have religious superstition and self-deception masquerade as science. ~ Sam Harris
407:Villains arise from intellectualism without spirituality: a vivid manifestation of the Antichrist. Obviously, the villain, in and for itself, is the Antichrist. ~ Samael Aun Weor
408:How would your life be different if your religion was love, and your spirituality was governed by kindness? How would the world be different if everyone did this? ~ Steve Maraboli
409:Spirituality, however, corresponds to the development of human qualities such as love, compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, or a sense of responsibility. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
410:Woodstock was not about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It was about spirituality, about love, about sharing, about helping each other, living in peace and harmony. ~ Richie Havens
411:Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them. ~ Robert Muller
412:If you see the good in others and cover their defects with your love, they will follow you. If you see only weaknesses in others, your spirituality will be ruined. ~ Sun Myung Moon
413:I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it - I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the way that the church wanted me to structure it. ~ Peter Jurasik
414:Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions. ~ Randa Abdel Fattah
415:In Ignatian spirituality there is nothing that you have to put in a box and hide. Nothing has to be feared. Nothing has to be hidden away. Everything can be opened up ~ James Martin
416:I've always tried to insert consciousness and spirituality in my records, interpreting the writings of all cultures and religions and how they apply to life in modern times. ~ Rakim
417:While spirituality provides an efficient and endless fuel for your mind and body, you must burn that fuel with human action towards your goals, dreams, and desires. ~ Steve Maraboli
418:I grew up in a very artistic, cultured home, but without any kind of spirituality. My parents were secular materialists, so I saw art as having an alternate value. ~ Daniel Pinchbeck
419:I guess I'm a spiritual secularist, if that's not an oxymoron. My paths of secularism and spirituality are the same: I try to do the appropriate thing at each moment. ~ Paul Krassner
420:Spirituality dawns when individuality vanishes. When our ego becomes aware of something that is higher than it - the individual Spirit, or Soul; then spirituality dawns. ~ Rama Swami
421:The East alone has some knowledge of the truth, the East alone can teach the West, the East alone can save mankind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II, Spirituality and Nationalism,
422:We cannot allow anything to come between us and our spirituality, or between us and our living process. If we do, we shall destroy ourselves and those around us. ~ Anne Wilson Schaef
423:I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we may be helping to bring about a healing. ~ Leonard Nimoy
424:It seems almost inherent in human beings that when you are thriving for a certain level of spirituality, you tend to reject clothes, and the implied need to hide yourself. ~ Jim Dodge
425:Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to one another by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power ~ Bren Brown
426:The 2 extremes, neither one worse than the other: the result of bad religion is self-loathing and violence; the result of bad spirituality is self-worship and narcissism. ~ Criss Jami
427:First, we must liberate people from religion, as religion is understood and practiced today. Second, we must effect a paradigm shift from religiosity to shared spirituality. ~ Agnivesh
428:If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
429:I think in all of the arts there are just certain people that have a gift. I think it's a certain spirituality, it's a God-given gift that just certain individuals have. ~ Tony Bennett
430:Our real being is not the intellect, not the aesthetic, ethical or thinking mind, but the divinity within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - II,
431:The knowledge that unites love and wisdom, that uplifts the spirit is spirituality. The knowledge which gives you a broad vision and a big heart is spirituality. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
432:I dug out the pre-Reformation and Reformation classics written on the subject of Christian spirituality. Virtually every one of those books addressed one subject: prayer. ~ Gene Edwards
433:In our totality we are born of the Earth. Our spirituality itself is earth-derived... If there is no spirituality in the earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves ~ Thomas Berry
434:No circumstances can ever make or mar the unfolding of the spiritual life. Spirituality does not depend upon the environment; it depends upon one's attitude towards life. ~ Annie Besant
435:Do not be satisfied with the self-conscious spirituality which comes from forced growth and harsh unnatural asceticisms, or from egocentrically watching personal progress. ~ Paul Brunton
436:I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family. ~ Danny Glover
437:I would not have described myself as a committed atheist for whom all spirituality was nonsense, but as an agnostic in whom large areas of doubt and uncertainty resided. ~ Jennifer Worth
438:The time is coming when we will go beyond narrow religious confines and embrace a spirituality that will include the best of all religions and transcend narrow boundaries. ~ Deepak Chopra
439:Feminism catches fire when it draws upon its inherent spirituality. When it does not, it is just one more form of politics, and politics never fed our deepest hungers. ~ Carol Lee Flinders
440:I've always been a big believer in the power of place. I believe that where we are affects who we are when it comes to happiness, spirituality, economics and creative genius. ~ Eric Weiner
441:Raja yoga is the mental practice and incorporates meditation, pranayama, and mudra. What are the benefits of having a raja yoga practice? The benefit is spirituality. ~ Rajashree Choudhury
442:Spirituality must be practiced not just in solitude but also among people. Open up to people around you and feel connected. This is the true challenge of spiritual practice. ~ Haemin Sunim
443:The one ingredient missing in much of modern spirituality is intelligence. Yet, when you examine the religious traditions of the world you find study, study, and more study. ~ Thomas Moore
444:There are many concepts of spirituality, among them, various notions of divinity developed in the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic religions. Within these the concepts vary greatly. ~ Noam Chomsky
445:Hatred is opposite to God, opposite to spirituality. Any form of hatred in the name of country, color, religion, prophet or cult are the darkest ignorance of human consciousness. ~ Amit Ray
446:Man's pursuit of physical desires and earthly possessions is an indication of his lack of conviction that the purpose of his existence is the attainment of spirituality. ~ Abraham J Twerski
447:Opportunity, not obligation, is the cornerstone of religion, the basis of all spirituality. So long as you see it the other way around, you will have missed the point. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
448:Spirituality, as expounded by the great saints and sages of the past, is a very broad path. It accommodates all types of belief systems. You need to satisfy everyone. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
449:The machines are extensions of ourselves—not our hands, as the age of mechanical technology was, but they are literal extensions of our minds. ~ Terence McKenna, Spirituality and Technology
450:Spirituality in Washington can be more of a - I don't want to say it - but, a networking opportunity. Religion is often used opportunistically in the political conversation. ~ Mark Leibovich
451:Spirituality is not meant to be a panacea for human pain. Nor is it a substitute for critical conscience. Spirituality energizes the soul to provide what the world lacks. ~ Joan D Chittister
452:The work which we have to do for humanity is a work which no other nation can accomplish, the spiritualisation of the race. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II, Spirituality and Nationalism,
453:And I've gained spirituality. I'm aware that before, death was is the neighborhood. Now, it's next door, or in my house. I try to live mindfully and be present in the moment. ~ Isabel Allende
454:Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity, is due to an inability to resist a stimulus - you have to react, you follow every impulse. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
455:Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. ~ Jim Rohn
456:The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
457:Today, due to the massive Chinese population transfer, the nation of Tibet truly faces the threat of extinction, along with its unique cultural heritage of Buddhist spirituality. ~ Dalai Lama
458:Closely allied with the task of gaining, or better recovering, personal authority is the task of discovering a personal spirituality. ~ James Hollis, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
459:Spirituality is about oneness—one love, one seeker, one soul, and one spirituality that speaks to all people. No matter a person’s fame, fortune, or faith, they are one with you. ~ Emma Mildon
460:The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.' ~ Neale Donald Walsch
461:The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty—it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God. ~ Mother Teresa
462:This watchfulness, this witnessing is the ultimate secret of creating a religious life, of creating a life of transcendence, a life of spirituality, of enlightenment, of buddhahood. ~ Rajneesh
463:To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts. ~ Charles Baudelaire
464:While this may simply be another way of saying that spirituality is Christian maturity, it tries to delineate more openly the factors of Spirit-control over a period of time. ~ Charles C Ryrie
465:Into being a priest, into this arrogance, into this spirituality, his self had retreated, there it sat firmly and grew, while he thought he would kill it by fasting and penance. ~ Hermann Hesse
466:Religion is the rules, regulations, ceremonies and rituals developed by man to create conformity and uniformity in the approach to God. Spirituality is God's call in your soul. ~ Iyanla Vanzant
467:Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilization than other creatures and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena. ~ H Jay Dinshah
468:Self-deception is a constant problem as we progress along a spiritual path. Ego is always trying to achieve spirituality. It is rather like wanting to witness your own funeral. ~ Ch gyam Trungpa
469:The gods are the guardians and increasers of the Truth, the powers of the Immortal, the sons of the infinite Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, Indian Spirituality and Life - II,
470:True spirituality makes you loving and grateful, and forgiving, and patient, and gentle, and long-suffering. True spirituality breathes reverence into every act and deed. ~ Marjorie Pay Hinckley
471:Well, let's distinguish religion from spirituality. I am Catholic, so religion for me is a way of having discipline and collective worship with persons who share the same mystery. ~ Paulo Coelho
472:In the end, "the modern" is a person who understands that, for good or ill, the responsibility for spirituality has shifted from tribal religion to the shoulders of the individual. ~ James Hollis
473:My goal in this chapter and the next is to convince you that the conventional sense of self is an illusion—and that spirituality largely consists in realizing this, moment to moment. ~ Sam Harris
474:Spirituality does not mean going away from life. Spirituality means becoming alive in the fullest possible way so you are not just alive on the surface, you are alive to the core. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
475:The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
476:Spirituality is man's conscious longing for God. Spirituality tells us that God, who is unknowable today, will tomorrow become knowable and, the day after, will become totally known. ~ Sri Chinmoy
477:Christian spirituality was not a children's story. It wasn't cute or neat. It was mystical and odd and clean, and it was reaching into dirty. There was wonder in it and enchantment. ~ Donald Miller
478:For many people, like the Banawás, the loss of their language brings loss of identity and sense of community, loss of traditional spirituality, and even loss of the will to live. ~ Daniel L Everett
479:That word maturity seems to hold the key to the concept of spirituality, for Christian maturity is the growth which the Holy Spirit produces over a period of time in the believer. ~ Charles C Ryrie
480:The Hoffman Process brings forth spiritual leadership in a person. It made my spirituality come alive. Through the Hoffman Process I actually brought my faith into my daily actions. ~ Ken Blanchard
481:Религия для людей, которые боятся ада. Духовность для людей, которые там побывали. ”Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell, spirituality is for those who’ve been there ~ David Bowie
482:You go to India and you see the poorest village somewhere in the middle of India. And the poor family is happier than any rich billionaire in this country because of spirituality. ~ Marina Abramovic
483:A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it. So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town. ~ Ashley Judd
484:I think we have to be careful about what we label as a prerequisite for spirituality. I don't think you have to know a lot to have a spiritual life, but knowing gives life richness. ~ Olympia Dukakis
485:Spirituality means both accepting and mastering one’s instincts: living one’s natural desires in the light of one’s principles is a prayer. It is never a misdeed, nor is it hypocrisy. ~ Tariq Ramadan
486:The simple sense of wonder at the shapes of things, and at their exuberant independence of our intellectual standards and our trivial definitions, is the basis of spirituality. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
487:We need an appreciation of life beyond or outside rational motivations, to understand the field of spirituality and its potential to heal or "make whole" the injured or diseased psyche. ~ David Tacey
488:If there is a time of judgment, instead of theological or institutional litmus tests, the only question asked about our life and spirituality will be "Did you love with abandonment?" ~ Robert V Taylor
489:It might be the destiny of the Jewish race,” he said, “to be the bridge between Asia and Europe, to bring the spirituality of Asia to Europe and the vitality of Europe to Asia.” At ~ Barbara W Tuchman
490:Real spirituality is about getting the bullshit out of your life and getting real. Real humility knows how to slam a door closed and say no more. You can’t be humble without self-love. ~ Bryant McGill
491:The highest goal of spirituality is Self-realization, but what does that mean? It means to feel your Self as a living reality in this moment, and there is always only this moment. (10) ~ Gay Hendricks
492:Spirituality is, ultimately, about what we do with that desire. What we do with our longings, both in terms of handling the pain and the hope they bring us, that is our spirituality. ~ Ronald Rolheiser
493:the Many returning to and embracing the One is Good, and is known as wisdom; the One returning to and embracing the Many is Goodness, and is known as compassion. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality,
494:To be alive spiritually man must have union with God and must be conscious of it. Apart from this union his religious life will be an empty drudgery, a mere imitation of true spirituality. ~ Alan Watts
495:True spirituality is the acceptance of earth-life. A true seeker is he who accepts life, transforms life and perfects life so that the earth-life can become a conscious instrument of God. ~ Sri Chinmoy
496:If Spirituality is that you're humble in the face of forces greater than you and you believe those forces are more inclined toward being good than being bad, then I'm a spiritual person. ~ Michael J Fox
497:There are men in the world who labour to attain to spirituality and sages who are pure and perfect and can explain this life and the other of which they have themselves acquired the knowledge. ~ Unknown
498:The simplest definition of spirituality is self-awareness. Inside yourself is the peace, love, and truth that are attributes of God. When you contact this place, you meet your true self. ~ Deepak Chopra
499:Our actions in this world, and our ability to rise above the limits of our own self-interest, live on far beyond us and play their humble part in shaping a world of spirituality and peace. ~ Kent Nerburn
500:True spirituality is not taught, it's caught. Once our sails have been unfurled to the Spirit, henceforth our motivation for the journey toward holiness and wholeness is immense gratitude. ~ Richard Rohr

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  177 Integral Yoga
   31 Poetry
   14 Philosophy
   12 Yoga
   11 Psychology
   7 Occultism
   4 Christianity
   2 Hinduism
   1 Science
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Fiction
   1 Education
   1 Alchemy


   85 Sri Aurobindo
   61 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   53 The Mother
   31 Satprem
   14 A B Purani
   12 Aldous Huxley
   11 Carl Jung
   10 Swami Vivekananda
   9 George Van Vrekhem
   8 Saint Francis of Assisi
   7 Saint Clare of Assisi
   7 Jacopone da Todi
   4 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Moses de Leon
   2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   2 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   2 Jordan Peterson


   30 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   14 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   13 The Human Cycle
   12 The Perennial Philosophy
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   10 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   10 Essays On The Gita
   9 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   9 Preparing for the Miraculous
   9 Letters On Yoga II
   9 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   8 The Life Divine
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   8 Bhakti-Yoga
   7 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   7 Letters On Yoga IV
   6 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   5 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   5 Dark Night of the Soul
   5 Agenda Vol 08
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Whitman - Poems
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 Talks
   3 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   3 Agenda Vol 10
   3 Agenda Vol 09
   3 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Maps of Meaning
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Aion
   2 Agenda Vol 13
   2 Agenda Vol 04


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