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It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain him.

– Joubert

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

– Schopenhauer

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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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Dwell, O mind, within yourself;
Enter no other’s home.
If you but seek there, you will find
All you are searching for.

God, the true Philosopher’s Stone,
Who answers every prayer,
Lies hidden deep within your heart,
The richest gem of all.

How many pearls and precious stones
Are scattered all about
The outer court that lies before
The chamber of your heart!

– Sri Ramakrishna

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No writing on the solitary, meditative dimensions of life can say anything that has not already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.

– Thomas Merton

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The best act of worship is watchfulness of the moments.
That is, that the servant not look beyond his limit, and not
contemplate anything other than his Lord, and not associate
with anything other than his present moment.

– Abu Bakr Muhammad Al-Wasiti

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You are all searching for the silence of the mountain. But you’re looking for something outside. This silence is accessible to you right now, inside the center of your own being.

– Ramana Maharshi