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Liberating Quotes on Freedom

Nelson Mandela Quote on Freedom of Others

Even in the Twenty-First century, have yet to live in a world where freedom is universal. We cannot take our freedom for granted — rather it should be something we embrace wholeheartedly, in joyous celebration of our independence!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
— Thomas Jefferson

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Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.

Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now;
the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.

– Bhaddekaratta Sutta

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I believe that man must get rid of illusions that enslave and paralyze him; that he must become aware of the reality inside and outside of him in order to create a world which needs no illusions.

Freedom and independence can be achieved only when the chains of illusion are broken.

– Erich Fromm

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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

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We have not come here to take prisoners
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.

– Hafiz

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To find perfect composure in the midst of change is to find nirvana.

– Shunryu Suzuki

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Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.

– Chuang Tzu

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Seng T'san spiritual quote

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You’re not living until it doesn’t matter a tinker’s damn to you whether you live or die. At that point you live. When you’re ready to lose your life, you live it.

– Anthony de Mello

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Rehearse death.
To say this is to tell a person to rehearse his freedom. A person who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. He is above, or at any rate, beyond the reach of, all political powers.

– Seneca