Thoughts and Quotes

These beautiful and very simple thoughts and quotes can be fun to read,
and very useful in your daily spiritual work. They come from :

Daily Life

Moments of Inspirations

Great Human Beings

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Simple Prayers

Great true life stories

Daily Life :

” When Love speaks, it is Master. ”

” Your true friend is the one who never lets you do mistakes, but forgives you everything. ”

” Never let anyone come to you and leave without being happier. ”

” The soul of a great man can be recognised in the sparkling eyes of his lady. ”

” We must love ourselves enough to know how to forget about ourselves. ”

” If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it, but rather, blame yourself and know that you have not been poetic enough to capture it’s richness. ”

” Music gives soul to our hearts, and wings to our thoughts. ”

” There are no uncrossable obstacles, there are only more or less energetic wills. ”

” You will be young for as long as you stay receptive. Receptive to all that is beautiful, good and great. Receptive to the messages of nature, men and God. ”

” Old age which is a decadence for ordinary beings, is for geniuses, saints and Initiates; an apothesis. ”

” In young woman, beauty contributes to spirit. In older women, spirit contributes to beauty. ”

” A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ”

” God and men are like two lovers who have made a mistake on the location of their meeting place. Men waits for God in time, and God waits for men in eternity. ”

” God is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circonference, no where. ”

” To give a glass of water for a glass of water is nothing. True greatness consists of giving back good for wrongdoing. ”

” When you are sorry, look at the other person in the eyes. ”

” Those who have a great “why”, can endure any “how”. ”

” Choose a work which you love and you won’t have to work a single day of your life. ”

” Everytime you wish to know the true nature of something, give it to time. ”

” Rest from having done your best, and let others speak as they want. ”

” Man builds himself only in the pursuit of what is greater then him. ”

” We must never think of the distance, whatever it may be, that separates us from virtue. ”

” To listen well, is almost to answer. ”

” No matter if the beginning is small. ”

” It is in efforts that we find full satisfaction and not necessarily in success, a full effort is a full victory. ”

” There are no great realisations which were not utopias first. ”

” To the happy heart a joyful smile. ”

Moments of Inspiration :

” True cosmic justice always takes place first … in the human heart. ”

” The people who are joyful and positive never are by chance. It is a great Teaching that they are following either consciously or unconsciously. ”

” If there are so many obscurities in this world, it is perhaps only because we do not live according to the laws of light. ”

” To complain without working to better a situation is neither beautiful nor noble, and certainly not very useful … ”

” By critisizing, our conscience levels itself with the problems. By putting solutions into practice, it surpasses them. ”

” Men needs to beleive and aspire towards something bigger then him, not because he is so small, but really because he is much greater then he knows himself to be ! ”

” The search for God often has but one reason, rememberance … ”

” Life is a gift, an absolutely free gesture which is only up to us to honor. ”

” Illumination is the ultimate synthesis of things. ”

- Quest

Friends and E’mails:

” There are no chance happenings. ”

” At the very basis of things, we all have the same age. ”
- Pierre Lafleur

” The greatest gift there is, and it wears it’s name well, is the present. ”

- Nicolas Bouchard

” When we take a walk in nature, we are under the impression of discovering fantastic places, of doing a beautiful voyage. In reality, we are only re-visiting our true home and re-discovering our very own natural habitat. The lakes, stars, seas, skies, trees and sunrises, all these are of the same essence as we are ! This might explain why we feel so good in such places … ”

- Jonathan Gosselin ( Havok )

Great Human Beings :

” You must become
the change you would like to see in the world. ”

- Mahatma Ghandi

” The yogi who as conquered the mind, as conquered the world. ”

- Paramhansa Yogananda

- Paramhansa Yogananda
These thoughts come from the calendar “Inner Reflections” 2003
You can visit this link to visualise the 2004-2006 editions

” Sometimes, hope is what makes us smile.
Other times, a smile is what can bring us hope. ”

- Tibetan Monk

” A world of non-violence can only have it’s roots in a non-violent food diet. ”

- John Robbins
author of ” Diet for a new America ”

” We are not human beings having spiritual experiences, we are spiritual beings having the human experience. ”

- nde researcher

” Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. ”

- Mother Teresa

” A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ”

- Albert Einstein

[...] “Master, you are wonderful!” A student, taking his leave, gazed ardently at the patriarchal sage. “You have renounced riches and comforts to seek God and teach us wisdom!” It was well-known that Bhaduri Mahasaya had forsaken great family wealth in his early childhood, when single-mindedly he entered the yogic path.

“You are reversing the case!” The saint’s face held a mild rebuke.”I have left a few paltry rupees, a few petty pleasures, for a cosmic empire of endless bliss. How then have I denied myself anything? I know the joy of sharing the treasure. Is that a sacrifice? The shortsighted worldly folk are verily the real renunciates! They relinquish an unparalleled divine possession for a poor handful of earthly toys!”

- Badhuri Mahasaya
quoted from the book : “Autobiography of a Yogi ”

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov :
and Spiritual Work

” The power of human beings lies in their capacity to say ‘no’. Human beings, created in the image of God, are as powerful as Him. So why do they show such weakness? Because they do not know where their strength lies. Their strength lies in their ability to say ‘no’. This means no-one in the world can force them to do what they do not want to do. Even if all the creatures from hell united against them to force them to act against their will, they would not be able to. Even God cannot compel human beings. Which is why if they knew where their true power lies, they would be above all seduction, all temptation, all crime. If people commit crimes it is because they consent to do so. The spirits of the invisible world have ways to tempt human beings, but they do not have the ability to force them. It is because people are not aware of their divine origins that they are so weak in the face of evil. ”

” Every day life presents us with complex situations and we need to learn to be flexible in order to cope with them. There are people who react in the same way to every circumstance, using the same means, the same methods, what ever the situation. However, since every problem has its own specific solution, these people never stop running full tilt into obstacles. You need to be flexible, and flexibility is all about being more a psychologist, more of an educationalist, more of a diplomat – but not a diplomat in the pejorative sense of hypocritical and sly. True diplomacy implies wisdom. The sage is a diplomat who knows the most beneficial method to choose to do maximum good in every given situation, or vis-a-vis any individual. A sage, a true sage, thinks and finds ways to manoeuvre like a sailor who knows the currents and reefs, and knows how to steer his craft to avoid shipwreck. Flexibility therefore implies wisdom. To be flexible in life means to have wisdom and psychological insight. ”

” Like nature, the human being is a creation of God. How absurd, then, that certain creatures do not recognize they have a Creator! How can they refuse to acknowledge something so perfectly obvious: that creation and creatures by necessity have a Creator? When a crime has been committed, we begin by asking ourselves who the perpetrator is. In most cases, he is long gone by then. He has not stayed near his ‘handiwork’, and yet no one doubts that this work has a perpetrator! In the same way, when a painting is discovered without a signature and we do not know to which painter we should attribute it, we do not say that no one painted it. We simply say that the painter is ‘unknown’. Although we have no idea who the painter is, it would never occur to us to doubt his existence. Why then do some claim that this grandiose, sublime work of creation has no author, that it is the product of chance? Let them say instead, if they wish, that the creator is unknown, but to deny this author’s existence is the greatest possible aberration. ”

” Your happiness depends on your ability to change your state of consciousness, to extricate yourself from the realms of the unconscious, the subconscious, and even the self-conscious, in order to elevate yourselves to the realms of the superconscious, or divine consciousness, so that you may dive into it as into an ocean of light. Doing this, you realize not only that you are free from the limitations of your physical body and the impressions of the five senses, but also that your whole being extends to infinity. In this fusion with divine light, even if it only lasts for a brief moment, you feel that you are gradually being taken over by your superior self, which is a tiny part of the Godhead. And then, one fine day, all of a sudden, you will be given all the comprehension, sensations, or achievements you previously lacked. ”

” While youth and beauty last an actress or singer knows success. But what happens later? More often than not she will be forgotten and a younger, prettier star will take her place. However bitterly she rebels against this apparent injustice there is nothing she can do to change it. She should have been prepared for it. She should have known that the public is ruthlessly fickle. Every star fades and is replaced in its affections unless they possess a secret. And what is this secret? It is to know how to renew the life within. If you are capable of radiating new life every day, a life of love, light and purity, no one will want to put anyone else in your place even when you are three hundred years old! No one ever thinks of replacing the sun. We replace all kinds of things and all kinds of people but no one has yet succeeded in taking the place of the sun. Husbands get rid of one wife and put another in her place. And vice versa. You will say, ‘Yes, but that is because he was not earning enough money, or because he had a broken nose!’ No, the real reason is that he had allowed his life to stagnate. No one wants to replace those who radiate life, because life is the one thing we most need. ”

” There is one justice, and there are two injustices. You don’t believe me? Well, let me explain. When you go to the greengrocers to buy a kilo of cherries, he can give you exactly a kilo… or a little less… or a little more. In the first instance he is being just, and in the other two he is being unjust, but of course the second injustice is most welcome to his customers. They wish everyone were as unjust as this good man, whereas the first injustice does not please them at all. So you see, we have one justice and two injustices. People are always advised to be just. Well, on the contrary, I am going to advise you to be unjust, in other words to learn to work with love. Yes, love is the greatest injustice there is: whether the person deserves it or not, you give him something. Maybe no one has ever classified love as an injustice, but I repeat: love is a magnificent injustice, and I advise all of you to be unjust in precisely this way! ”

Simple Prayers :

May your heart be as pure as crystal,
Your intellect as luminous as the sun,
Your soul, as vast as the Universe,
and you Spirit, as powerful as, and united with God.

- Peter Deunov

Great true life Stories :

Rescuing Hug

This is a picture from an article called “The Rescuing Hug”. The article details the first week of life of a set of twins. Apparently, each were in their respective incubators, and one was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby’s heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal.

Let us not forget to embrace those whom we love.