What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Friday, December 29, 2006

A Troubled Sojourner

"And as long as you do not have
this: died and become,
You are only a troubled sojourner
upon the dark earth."

Goethe

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Greatest High

"Death is the greatest high of all... that's why they save it for last."

Written on a Wall in San Francisco

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Good and the Pleasant

"The good is one thing; the sensuously pleasant another: these two, differing in their ends, both prompt to action. Blessed are they that choose the good; they that choose the sensuously pleasant miss the goal.

"Both the good and the pleasant present themselves to men. The wise, having examined both, distinguish the one from the other. The wise prefer the good to the pleasant; the foolish, driven by fleshly desires, prefer the pleasant to the good."

Katha Upanishad

The Ultimate Loneliness

"This is the ultimate loneliness: to fail to communicate to others who are close to you the excitement or pleasure that you take from certain experiences which are, then, left for you to enjoy alone..."

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Thing Most Beautiful

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

Albert Einstein

Friday, December 22, 2006

Repent

Repent, desire salvation in the Lord, and acquire good cheer in it. These actions are calming; they occur inwardly and give contentment...




St. Theophan the Recluse
"The Spiritual Life"

Beyond Understanding

"What we have not ourselves experienced or observed we can at most only partially and imperfectly comprehend; and I suspect that there is much in history that is so remote from our own experiences or observations as to be almost entirely beyond our understanding."

Kenneth M. Stampp Morrison Professor of American History University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Identity with the Divine

"Many times it has happened, lifted out of the body into myself; becoming external to all other things and self-centered; beholding a marvelous beauty; then more than ever assured of community with the loftiest order; enacting the noblest life; acquiring identity with the divine."

Plotinus

Friday, December 15, 2006

Keys to the Work

The Keys to the Work:

Stop the internal dialogue.
Purify your self.
Raise vibrational rate.
Pray.
Feed on light.

Do everything with awareness.

Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to learn to be without purpose.

Kingdom of God

"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God."

Matthew 6:33

Thursday, December 14, 2006

True Religion

"True religion is not 'taught,' like history or mathematics;

it is transmitted like light or heat."

Prabhavananda and C. Isherwood

Nature

"The more you fly from nature, the more she follows you,

and if you do not care for her at all, she becomes your slave."

Swami Vivekananda

Peace

"When a man becomes steadfast in his abstention from harming others [thought and action], then all living creatures will cease to feel enmity in his presence."

Patanjali #34

Thought Waves

"Use japa to counteract negative thought waves."

Patanjali #33

Akasha

0 Space (AKASHA)

1 Fire

2 Water

3 Air

4 Earth

Satori or Samadhi?

"...If the Fool joins in the dance, the world is completed and there is an end to all things as we know them..."

Satori has a beginning and an end.

Samadhi has only a beginning.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Reality

"I wrestled with reality for thirty-five years--and I'm happy to say I finally overcame it."

Elwood P. Dowd (Harvey)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Enter the Silence

"The secret is to enter the silence as often as possible, and to stay there as long as possible."

What is the Sign of your Father...

"If they ask you ' what is the sign of your Father in you?', say to them: 'It is a movement and a rest.'"

Jesus Christ - The Gospel According to Thomas

Saturday, December 9, 2006

My Understanding

"I did not arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the Universe through my rational mind."

Albert Einstein

Most Important Question

"The most important question we can ask is -

Is the Universe a friendly place or not?"

Albert Einstein

Friday, December 8, 2006

Way of Wisdom

"The Way of Wisdom is to count only on oneself; to rely neither on family nor friends nor possessions, but on that tiny divine spark which lives in each one of us and which we must nourish and tend so as to achieve, one day, true stability and true happiness."

Omraam Michael Aivanhov

The Secret

"There is a secret that is almost too sacred to tell.
The secret is:
What one gains, all gain."

Robert Earl Burton

Fool Wandering on Earth

"They call me deranged
The hope is they are right.
It is of no great import if one
more fool wanders this earth.

But if I am right and Science is wrong,
Then may the Lord God have mercy on Mankind."

Victor Schauberger

Knowledge of God

"Hence it is that those who have attained to the knowledge of God are not pleasing to the many, nor the many to them. They are thought mad, and are laughed at; they are hated and despised, and perhaps they may even be put to death."

Hermes Trismegistus, Pg. 181, 1993 Edition

Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Fifth Gospel

Jesus said, "Be passersby."

Gospel of Thomas


Alpha and Omega

"I am Alpha and Omega the first and the last."

Jesus Christ

Belief in Immortality

"What we call death is our impression of a change...Making people believe in immortality...should be done gradually...for otherwise this knowledge would frighten a person more than death itself."

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Death Dies

"What dies? It is death that dies, not life."

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Death...the Moment of Truth

"The one who suffers unbearable pain in body, naturally wishes for death to come as a welcome relief, but the one who knows its meaning wishes for it to come slowly that he may experience it, because it is the moment of truth."

Hazrat Inayat Khan

The Tao

"The heavens and the earth and I have come into existence together, and all creations and I are one."

Chuang Tzu

Monday, December 4, 2006

The Fox's Secret

"Goodbye," said the Fox. "And now that is my secret, a very simple secret..it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye..."

Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince

Dreams of God

"There is a very old school of thought which insists that all life is but a dream, that there is no reality apart from this dream. Another equally ancient school of thought insists that all life is but the dream of God. A third school agrees with the first two and adds the notion that you are God."

The Book of the Vision Quest

The Great Spirit

"We should understand well that all things are the works of the Great Spirit. We should know that He is within all things: the trees, the grasses, the rivers, the mountains, the stones, and the four-legged animals, and the winged peoples; and even more important, we should understand that He is also above all these things and peoples.

When we do understand all this deeply in our hearts, then we will fear, and love, and know the Great Spirit, and then we will be and act and live as He intends."

Black Elk

Purification

"All suffering is purification."

The Grandfathers

"You must suffer, so the Grandfathers will take pity on you. Otherwise the ancient spirit will not come."

Jivaro Shaman

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Shipwrecks

"You possess only whatever will not be lost in a shipwreck."

El Ghazali

Destiny

"The destiny of a wolf-cub is to become a wolf, even if it is reared among the sons of men."

Saadi

Riches Beyond Compare

"Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore."

Saadi

The One Thing Needful

"You have a duty to perform. Do anything else, any number of things, occupy your time fully, and yet, if you do not do this task, all your time will have been wasted."

Rumi

Less than Human

"A human being is not a human being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people."

El Ghazali

Sins and Heedlessness

"The ordinary man repents of his sins:

the elect repent of their heedlessness."


Dhu'l-Nun Misri

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Alive to Truth

"The followers of Sufism are those who seek to reach the rank of being dead to self and alive to truth by means of struggle. He who has reached this end is called a Sufi."

Hujwiri

The Sufis

"The Sufi is he who neither fears hell nor covets paradise. "

Rabia el-Adawia

Heresy

"None reaches the rank of Truth until a thousand honest people testify that he is a heretic."

Junaid of Baghdad

Friday, December 1, 2006

Love and Fear

"The opposite of Love is Fear."

Secret of the Stone

"It is probably true what the old Masters said, that only he who knows the secret of the stone understands their words."

Carl Jung
Alchemical Studies

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Love and Death

"...For as there are two in him who is both love and death, so there are, as all tradition affirms unanimously, two in us; although not two of him and two of us, or even one of him and one of us, but only one of both."

Coomaraswamy

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Muse

"Our art, its theory as well as its practice, is altogether a gift of God, Who gives it when and to whom He elects: it is not of him that wills, or of him that runs, but simply through the mercy of God."

The Hermetic Museum
A.E. Waite, trans.

Ode

We are the music makers.
We are the dreamers of dreams,
wandering by lone sea-breakers
and sitting by desolate streams.
We are the world-losers
and the world-forsakers
on whom the pale moon gleams.

Yet we are the movers and shakers
of the world, forever, it seems...

Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

Jumping Ship

"Don't ever get out of the boat.

...unless you're going all the way."


Captain Willard
Apocalypse Now

The Best Things

"Remember this:

The best things cannot be told."

For God

"Do it... for the Fat Lady."

Seymour Glass
Franny and Zooey

Understanding the Universe

"I did not arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind."

Albert Einstein

Monday, November 27, 2006

Learn to Die

"Against his will he dieth that hath not learned to die. Learn to die and thou shalt learn to live, for there shall none learn to live that hath not learned to die."

The Book of the Craft of Dying
(Comper's Edition)

"The man who dies before he dies, does not die when he dies."

Abraham a Sancta Clara

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Here you'll find a narrative collection of the notes and revelations that one man has compiled over a lifetime of experience in the pursuit of true knowledge.