Wisdom Quotes

Compiled by James Edward David Cline

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Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers "Grow, Grow".

--The Talmud


A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

-- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image.

-- Meister Eckhart


You are seeking to forge a creative alliance, artist-to-artist, with the Great Creator. Accepting this concept can greatly expand your creative possibilities.

-- Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan


Build your castles in the air, That is where they belong. And build your foundation strongly under them. -- Rev. Paul Sawyer, quoting Thoreau's "Walden"

************************ All substance is energy in motion. It lives and flows. Money is symbolically a golden, flowing stream of concretized vital energy. -- The Magical Work of the Soul



GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE AND HASTE, AND REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE. AS FAR A POSSIBLE WITHOUT surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.



The universe is holodynamic. All matter, energy, and intelligence -- past, present, and future -- are part of one, dynamic whole. Realize that you are part of everything and everyone. How you treat another is a reflection of how you treat yourself.

-- V. Vernon Woolf


As the saying goes, what you reap what you sow. Your thoughts are the seeds, your emotion the fertilizer, and planting time is now.

-- Serge King


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


The Force is like duct tape: it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the Universe together.

--Old DOS cookie


When jealousy bites, like a snakebite it requires an immediate antidote .... Green is the color of jealousy; but it is also the color of hope. When you learn to harness its fierce energy on your own behalf, jealousy is part of the fuel toward a greener and more verdant future.

--Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan


One's true desire, is one's true prayer.


****************************** Concentration on a given idea or image tends to stimulate corresponding ideas, images, or insights. The technique is to hold the idea or image in your mind while at the same time allowing thoughts about it to enter your awareness. This informational flow effect is good for creative inspiration, problem solving, and achieving greater understanding of whatever you are concentrating on.

-- Serge King


I Am that I Am I Am

--Old Testament


Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, all thy soul and all thy mind.

-- Old/New Testament


The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

--Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament, Luke 17:20-21


That which is Here also exists There, This is equal to That and That Is the model of This.

---Shakti M. Gupta


Kechi-en: A causal relationship function that links life to its environment...when we fuse with the Law, all these phenomena are contained in our life in the present moment, and this life permeates the entire universe...the fusion of one's life with all phenomena and the condensation of time are what constitute the dynamism of the creative life, free from all hindrances.

-- Daisaku Ikeda


'Into the whole how all things blend, Each in the other working, living! Into the whole how all things blend, Each in the other working, living!...'"

From Seiko Times, Oct 1990 p45 (Daisaku Ikeda) "Goethe has Faust say in a monologue."



Nam...I merge now with this:

Myo-..An Envision of my chosen heartfelt desireable reality, fused together with

Ho....my ongoing objective physical reality;

Ren-..Is the seed form of the completed fulfillment of itself; and... at the same time...is

Ge....A flowering beautiful desire, though rooting now here in this physical substantiality, stem rising up through murky emotional waters, leafing out in an atmosphere of rational criticism... here to be flowering splendidly in bright Sunshine: beautiful desire pronouncing triumphant fulfillment...

Kyo...Already woven now into the fabric of the Universe!

--- Paraphrased Daimoku / jedc


"Shoi shosho, THIS REALITY CONSISTS OF Ten unchanging aspects which are common to all existences, common to all phenomena in the universe:

Nyo ze so, APPEARANCE: The external and perceptible forms, or physical aspects of life.

Nyo ze sho, NATURE: The spiritual or mental aspects of life, intrinsic character or predisposition.

Nyo ze tai, ENTITY: The entity or essense of life which is manifest in "appearance" and "nature".

Nyo ze riki, POWER: Inherent latent power or energy. Potential energy.

Nyo ze so, INFLUENCE: The action produced when latent power is activated. Kinetic energy in mechanical physics.

Nyo ze in, INTERNAL CAUSE: The latent or potential fundamental causes from which life's phenomena arise.

Nyo ze en, RELATION: The external cause that activates the internal cause through influence or circumstances.

Nyo ze ka, EFFECT or LATENT EFFECT: The effect produced in the depths of life when an internal cause is activated. Internal cause and latent effect exist simultaneously, both dormant within life. They are, in effect, two sides of a "causal" coin.

Nyo ze ho, REWARD or MANIFEST EFFECT: The perceptible manifestation of the latent effect; its visible resulting outcome, reward.

Nyo ze honmak- CONSISTENCY FROM BEGINNING TO END: kukyo to." The perfect integration of these nine factors from life-moment to life-moment.

-- from The Liturgy of Nichiren Shoshu


OM.....the original word

AH.....opening word


VAJRA..diamond lightening bolt unstoppable cutting power

GURU...pulling one into inner teacher

PADMA..lotus: muddy roots under water, producing beautiful flower

SIDDI..highest level power, magical-like power



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