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Poverty

if only we know how to use the poverty which is the only thing we have plenty of.  To descend into the depths of our own poverty and helplessness: how can we help finding God when we get there? TM, Entering

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Meditation

My only practice, my only devotion, is to empty myself and get rid of superfluities, and try to let my mind and imagination get quiet. TM, Entering

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Love #3

There are two things which men can do about the pain of disunion with other men.  They can love or they can hate.  TM, New Seeds

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Love #2

This corruption of love can be romantic also in its love of God.  It is no longer Christ Himself that is loved and sought, but perhaps an objectivized ‘experience’ of Christ, a degree of prayer, a mystical state.  What is loved then ceases to be Christ, but the subjective reactions which are around in me by the supposed presence of Christ in thought or love or prayer. TM, Disputed

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Love #1

Love can only live by giving. When it steals and is stolen, it dies, because it is no longer free.  TM, Ascent

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Image

The moment the first man sprang into being, moved by the breath of God, the depths of the centre of his perfect soul blazed with the silent, magnificent flame of Wisdom. TM, New Man

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Fullness

The Christian call to freedom is a call to be, as Christ himself, an untied knot. TM, Love

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Fall

In the story of the fall of Adam, we see the tempter apparently suggesting that man attain to what he already possessed. … But man was already ‘like unto God.’  For in the very act of creation God had said: ‘Let us make man to our image and likeness’ (Gen. 1:26).  TM, Disputed Read the rest of this entry »

Dualism

to love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person.  We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us.  We have to love him for his own good, not for the good we get out of him.  TM, Disputed

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Desire

The earthly desires men cherish are shadows.  There is no true happiness in fulfilling them.  Why, then, do we continue to pursue joys without substance?  Because the pursuit itself has become our only substitute for joy. TM, Ascent

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