Top 10 Important quotes about Cultivating a Wakeful Presence

Anthony Liccione Quote

First of all, what does it mean to actually wake up? If only God knows what things are really like, doesn’t that mean you’re still living your own delusional dream, even with your eyes wide open? It may, but if you’re closer to seeing reality for what it is than those surrounding you, you kind of have the right to consider yourself awakened. Of course, this is a constantly ongoing process with no end, but there’s always a beginning. If you feel like you’re still fast asleep in this world of foolish mankind, try to seek the answers you need in order to start awakening.

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Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man.

– Albert Einstein


God created the world in such a way that he still creates it without ceasing.

All that belongs to the past and future is remote and alien to God.

– Meister Eckhart


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


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


There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

– Shakespeare


“I seek the meaning of existence,” said the stranger.
“You are of course assuming,” said the Master, “that existence has a meaning.”
“Doesn’t it?”
“When you experience existence as it is – not as you think it is – you will discover that your question has no meaning,” said the Master.

– Anthony de Mello


Even for a moment do not think that you are the body. Give yourself no name, no shape. In the darkness and the silence reality is found.

– Nisargadatta Maharaj


It does not appear or disappear.
It is not born and does not die.
It is neither constructed nor raised up,
Neither made nor produced.

It is neither sitting nor lying,
Neither walking nor standing still,
Neither moving nor turning over,
Neither at rest nor idle.

It does not advance or retreat,
Knows not safety or danger,
Neither right nor wrong.
It is neither virtuous nor improper.

It is neither this nor that,
Neither going nor coming.

– From the Lotus Sutra


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