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Place your mind before the mirror of eternity,
place your soul in the brightness of His glory,
place your heart in the image of the divine essence
and transform yourself by contemplation
utterly into the image of His divinity,
that you too may feel what His friends feel as they taste
the hidden sweetness that God himself has set aside
from the beginning for those who love Him.

Casting aside all things in this false and troubled world
that ensnare those who love them blindly,
give all your love to Him who gave Himself in all
for you to love:
Whose beauty the sun and moon admire, and whose gifts
are abundant and precious and grand without end.

- Saint Clare of Assisi

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He travels with whoever looks for Him,
and having taken the seeker by the hand,
He arouses him to go in search of himself.

- Al-Ansari

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Step out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.

-Rumi

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That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.

- Gregory of Nyssa

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Realization is simply to give birth to something within oneself.

- Anonymous

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Know that what appears to be Love for an ‘other’ is really Love of Self because ‘other’ doesn’t exist. So this innermost Love can be given to no ‘other’. Love of friends is for the sake of Self, not for body to body. True love has no Lover or Beloved because all Love is Love of Self.

- Sri Poonja

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It is difficult to find happiness in oneself but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.

- Schopenhauer

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Happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get.

- Swami Chinmayananda

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Metaphysician: A man who goes into a dark cellar at midnight without a light looking for a black cat that is not there.

- Bowen of Colwood

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There was a young man who said ‘though
It seems that I know that I know,
What I would like to see
Is the I that sees me
When I know that I know that I know’.

- Alan Watts

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Quote on spirituality by Rumi

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The only true liberty is in the service of that which is beyond all limits, beyond all definitions, beyond all human appreciation: that which is All, and which therefore is no limited or individual thing: The All is no-thing, for if it were to be a single thing separated from all other things, it would not be All.

- Thomas Merton