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I am not my body. My body is nothing without me…

I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.

I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.

Set the gearshift for the high gear of your sou…

Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul, you've got to run like an antelope out of control!

Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul, you’ve got to run like an antelope out of control!

The mystery which underlies the beauty of women…

The mystery which underlies the beauty of women is never raised above the reach of all expression until it has claimed kindred with the deeper mystery in our own souls.

The mystery which underlies the beauty of women is never raised above the reach of all expression until it has claimed kindred with the deeper mystery in our own souls.

The woman who first gives life, light, and form…

The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared. Sympathies that lie too deep for words, too deep almost for thoughts, are touched, at such times, by other charms than those which the senses feel and which the resources of expression can realise. The mystery which underlies the beauty of women is never raised above the reach of all expression until it has claimed kindred with the deeper mystery in our own souls.

The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared. Sympathies that lie too…

When I look in the mirror, I see a woman with s…

When I look in the mirror, I see a woman with secrets. When we don’t listen to our intuition, we abandon our souls. And we abandon our souls because we are afraid if we don’t, others will abandon us.

When I look in the mirror, I see a woman with secrets. When we don’t listen to our intuition, we abandon our souls. And we abandon our souls because we are afraid if we don’t,…

I do not believe that, in order to be religious…

I do not believe that, in order to be religious in the good and genuine sense of the word, one has to ruin one’s love life and has to become rigid and shrunken in body and soul.

I do not believe that, in order to be religious in the good and genuine sense of the word, one has to ruin one’s love life and has to become rigid and shrunken in body…

As bronze may be much beautified by lying in th…

As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul.

As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul.

Soul is not even that Crackerjack prize that Go…

Soul is not even that Crackerjack prize that God and Satan scuffle over after the worms have all licked our bones. That's why, when we ponder--as sooner or later each of us must--exactly what we ought to be doing about our soul, religion is the wrong, if conventional, place to turn. Religion is little more than a transaction in which troubled people trade their souls for temporary and wholly illusionary psychological comfort--the old give-it-up-in-order-to-save-it routine. Religions lead us to believe that the soul is the ultimate family jewel and that in return for our mindless obedience, they can secure it for us in their vaults, or at least insure it against fire theft. They are mistaken.

Soul is not even that Crackerjack prize that God and Satan scuffle over after the worms have all licked our bones. That’s why, when we ponder–as sooner or later each of us must–exactly what we…

If souls existed, they resided in flesh.

If souls existed, they resided in flesh.

If souls existed, they resided in flesh.

[…] the body is what we lean toward,tensing a…

[...] the body is what we lean toward,tensing as it darts, dancing away.but it's the voice that enters us. evensaying nothing. even saying nothingover and over absently to itself

[…] the body is what we lean toward,tensing as it darts, dancing away.but it’s the voice that enters us. evensaying nothing. even saying nothingover and over absently to itself

I was naked under his gaze. Skin was just that:…

I was naked under his gaze. Skin was just that: skin. But to see your soul stripped, laid bare for the eyes of someone you barely knew-that was terrifying.

I was naked under his gaze. Skin was just that: skin. But to see your soul stripped, laid bare for the eyes of someone you barely knew-that was terrifying.

Writers are engineers of human souls.

Writers are engineers of human souls.

Writers are engineers of human souls.

When I lost you…my world darkened beyond any …

When I lost you...my world darkened beyond any known shade of black, and the only light that I have seen since is you...

When I lost you…my world darkened beyond any known shade of black, and the only light that I have seen since is you…

We’ve been put into war, between body and soul….

We’ve been put into war, between body and soul. 28.06.11

We’ve been put into war, between body and soul. 28.06.11

The words went round and round and round in my …

The words went round and round and round in my mind and my body, until I knew they were no longer my words but something that had been carved into my heart.And now my soul was crying.

The words went round and round and round in my mind and my body, until I knew they were no longer my words but something that had been carved into my heart.And now my soul…

God only knows the torment of the suffering sou…

God only knows the torment of the suffering soul and only he can take away the pain.

God only knows the torment of the suffering soul and only he can take away the pain.

Labour is blossoming or dancing whereThe body i…

Labour is blossoming or dancing whereThe body is not bruised to pleasure soul.

Labour is blossoming or dancing whereThe body is not bruised to pleasure soul.

Everything science has taught me strengthens my…

Everything science has taught me strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. I believe in an immortal soul. Science has proved that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Life and soul, therefore, cannot disintegrate into nothingness, and so are immortal.

Everything science has taught me strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. I believe in an immortal soul. Science has proved that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Life and soul, therefore,…

The many great gardens of the world, of literat…

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of…

To the soul, memory is more important than plan…

To the soul, memory is more important than planning, art more compelling than reason, and love more fulfilling than understanding.

To the soul, memory is more important than planning, art more compelling than reason, and love more fulfilling than understanding.

Práce s duší není snadná. Obvykle nás přivádí n…

Práce s duší není snadná. Obvykle nás přivádí na taková místa, jejichž návštěvu bychom si raději odpustili, a probouzí takové pocity, o které nejméně stojíme. Nejcennější cesta může být také tou nejobtížnější. Není snadné pohlédnout na obraz, který nám nahání nejvíce strachu. Přesto však duše bývá právě tam, kam dojdeme jen s největším úsilím.

Práce s duší není snadná. Obvykle nás přivádí na taková místa, jejichž návštěvu bychom si raději odpustili, a probouzí takové pocity, o které nejméně stojíme. Nejcennější cesta může být také tou nejobtížnější. Není snadné pohlédnout…

Existují domácí bohové a naše každodenní práce …

Existují domácí bohové a naše každodenní práce je způsobem, jak projevit uznání těmto domácím duchům, kteří jsou pro udržení našeho života tak důležití. Rýžák je pak posvátným předmětem, a když tento nástroj užíváme s péčí, děláme něco pro duši. V tomto smyslu je čištění koupelny určitým druhem terapie, protože existuje vzájemnost mezi skutečnou místností a jistou komnatou v srdci. Koupelna, která se objevuje v našich snech, je zároveň pokojem našeho domu i poetickým objektem, který popisuje prostor v duši.

Existují domácí bohové a naše každodenní práce je způsobem, jak projevit uznání těmto domácím duchům, kteří jsou pro udržení našeho života tak důležití. Rýžák je pak posvátným předmětem, a když tento nástroj užíváme s péčí,…

Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bod…

Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bodily, slow and related to the heart as much as the mind. Everything around us tells us we should be mechanically sophisticated, electronic, quick, and informational in our expressiveness - an exact antipode to the virtues of the soul. It is no wonder, then, that in an age of telecommunications - which, by the way, literally means "distant connections" - we suffer symptoms of the loss of soul. We are being urged from every side to become efficient rather than intimate.

Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bodily, slow and related to the heart as much as the mind. Everything around us tells us we should be mechanically sophisticated, electronic, quick, and informational in…

… ongoing care for the soul rather than seek …

... ongoing care for the soul rather than seek for a cure appreciates the mystery of human suffering and does not offer the illusion of a problem-free life.I sees every fall into ignorance and confusion as an opportunity to discover that the beast residing at the center of the labyrinth is also an angel.To approach this paradoxial point of tension where adjustment and abnormality meet is to move closer to the realization of our mystery-filled, star-born nature.It is a beast this thing that stirs in the core of our being, but it is also the star of our innermost nature.We have to care for this suffering with extreme reverence so that in our fear and anger at the beast, we do not overlock the star.~Thomas Moore *Care of the Soul*

… ongoing care for the soul rather than seek for a cure appreciates the mystery of human suffering and does not offer the illusion of a problem-free life.I sees every fall into ignorance and confusion…

Gnostic tales tell of the homesickness of the s…

Gnostic tales tell of the homesickness of the soul, its yearning for its own milieu…

Gnostic tales tell of the homesickness of the soul, its yearning for its own milieu…

It may help us, in those times of trouble, to r…

It may help us, in those times of trouble, to remember that love is not only about relationship, it is also an affair of the soul.

It may help us, in those times of trouble, to remember that love is not only about relationship, it is also an affair of the soul.

You are an Universe of Universes and your soul …

You are an Universe of Universes and your soul a source of songs.

You are an Universe of Universes and your soul a source of songs.

It is only through mystery and madness that the…

It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed

It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed

Jelikož postrádáme univerzální spiritualitu, re…

Jelikož postrádáme univerzální spiritualitu, redukujeme ji na soupeřící náboženství, což je závažné snižování víry na subjektivní názor, nikoli duchovní moudrost a otevřenost, a na centralistické, autoritářské církevní instituce. Zeptejte se někoho na jeho náboženství a on vám s největší pravděpodobností řekne, ke které organizaci patří, čemu věří nebo do kterého kostela chodí. Nebude mluvit o svých metodách rozjímání ani o své službě lidstvu. Nezmíní se o svém životním poslání ani o své morálce a vizi. Lidé dnes uvažují o náboženství jako o nějaké věci, jako o instituci. Mnozí tudíž opouštějí slovo náboženství a místo toho používají spiritualita.

Jelikož postrádáme univerzální spiritualitu, redukujeme ji na soupeřící náboženství, což je závažné snižování víry na subjektivní názor, nikoli duchovní moudrost a otevřenost, a na centralistické, autoritářské církevní instituce. Zeptejte se někoho na jeho náboženství a…

[The goal is] “liberation from the bondage of r…

[The goal is] "liberation from the bondage of rebirth. According to the Vedantists the self, which they call the atman and we call the soul, is distinct from the body and its senses, distinct from the mind and its intelligence; it is not part of the Absolute, for the Absolute, being infinite, can have no parts but the Absolute itself. It is uncreated; it has existed form eternity and when at least it has cast off the seven veils of ignorance will return to the infinitude from which it came. It is like a drop of water that has arisen from the sea, and in a shower has fallen into a puddle, then drifts into a brook, finds its way into a stream, after that into a river, passing through mountain gorges and wide plains, winding this way and that, obstructed by rocks and fallen trees, till at least it reaches the boundless seas from which it rose.""But that poor little drop of water, when it has once more become one with the sea, has surely lost its individuality."Larry grinned."You want to taste sugar, you don't want to become sugar. What is individuality but the expression of our egoism? Until the soul has shed the last trace of that it cannot become one with the Absolute.""You talk very familiarly of the Absolute, Larry, and it's an imposing word. What does it actually signify to you?" "Reality. You can't say what it is ; you can only say what it isn't. It's inexpressible. The Indians call it Brahman. It's not a person, it's not a thing, it's not a cause. It has no qualities. It transcends permanence and change; whole and part, finite and infinite. It is eternal because its completeness and perfection are unrelated to time. It is truth and freedom.""Golly," I said to myself, but to Larry: "But how can a purely intellectual conception be a solace to the suffering human race? Men have always wanted a personal God to whom they can turn in their distress for comfort and encouragement.""It may be that at some far distant day greater insight will show them that they must look for comfort and encouragement in their own souls. I myself think that the need to worship is no more than the survival of an old remembrance of cruel gods that had to be propitiated. I believe that God is within me or nowhere. If that's so, whom or what am I to worship—myself? Men are on different levels of spiritual development, and so the imagination of India has evolved the manifestations of the Absolute that are known as Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and by a hundred other names. The Absolute is in Isvara, the creator and ruler of the world, and it is in the humble fetish before which the peasant in his sun-baked field places the offering of a flower. The multitudinous gods of India are but expedients to lead to the realization that the self is one with the supreme self.

[The goal is] “liberation from the bondage of rebirth. According to the Vedantists the self, which they call the atman and we call the soul, is distinct from the body and its senses, distinct from…

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