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Bede Griffiths Quotes

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The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother.
It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother.
Then I had an experience of overwhelming love.
Waves of love sort of flowed into me.
- Bede Griffiths

Obedience is detachment from the self.
This is the most radical detachment of all.
But what is the self? The self is the principle of
reason and responsibility in us.
It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
- Bede Griffiths

I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over.
But it is not the Mother alone.
It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female,
sort of gradually having their marriage.
- Bede Griffiths

God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness,
and out of that knowledge I had been reborn.
I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore
I could see God in everything.
- Bede Griffiths

 

I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86,
really.
And that also means discovering the feminine.
So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time,
is now sort of opening itself up to me.
- Bede Griffiths

I was being called to surrender the very citadel of my self.
I was completely in the dark.
I did not really know what repentance was or what I
was required to repent of.
It was indeed the turning point of my life.
- Bede Griffiths

You must be ready to give up everything,
not only material attachments but also human attachments -
father,
mother, wife, children - everything that you have.
But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self.
- Bede Griffiths

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It is no longer a question of a Christian going about
to convert others to the faith,
but of each one being ready to listen to the other
and so to grow together in mutual understanding.
- Bede Griffiths

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God,
but God who had been seeking me.
I had made myself the centre of my own existence and
had my back turned to God.
- Bede Griffiths

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
- Ram Dass

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One bold inspiration choreographs a dance with promise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful
creative force in the universe.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I open to inspiration.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those distractions that turn my attention from
what I thought I was going to do today are not "rat holes";
they are Enchanted Rabbit Holes
with a Magical White Bunny awaiting in each.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
- Nolan Bushnell

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

You can't wait for inspiration.
You have to go after it with a club.
- Jack London

I find motivation and inspiration and hope in information.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is like a soaring redwood;
Love is the seed that provides the inspiration,
and Fear is the manure that provides the raw energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled
by her face and her hearts inspiration.
- Edmondo De Amicis

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to
give themselves importance.
- Jean Anouilh

Education in the past has been too much inspiration
and too little information.
- E. Franklin Frazier

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.
- Rudolf Nureyev

A deadline is negative inspiration.
Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
- Rita Mae Brown

Inspiration comes from all different places.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg

I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music,
and just use our music as a background or inspiration
for whatever it is they do.
- Maynard James Keenan

It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me...
that I have so many fans among young people,
who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration.
- Bettie Page

Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us.
We all grew up watching everything about her -
her mike placement,
her grace, her style and her class.
- Beyonce Knowles

It's not until I hear songs that I've done,
that I realize how much of an inspiration music from
the '60s and '70s has been.
- Alicia Keys

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song,
inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
- Willie Dixon

One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are
from which one takes inspiration,
and in a democratic society this is the subject of
continuous democratic debate.
- Rocco Buttiglione

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical
or punk or rock or even slightly metal,
that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
- Ben Harper

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

What is he? He's a puppeteer and he's got a lot of
inspiration all around him,
and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions
now with ease compared to what it used to be.
- Joe Grant

Human requirements are the inspiration for art.
- Stephen Gardiner

The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation,
the fundamentals on which to build.
- Thomas Keller

I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the
country speaking about living with MS to give people
inspiration and motivation to help themselves.
- Teri Garr

Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day
after day to the job in hand.
They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
- Ernest Newman

If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the
corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
- Ben Nicholas

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
- Robin Gibb

The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical
career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.
- Justin Timberlake

We need to reach that happy stage of our development
when differences and diversity are not seen as sources
of division and distrust,
but of strength and inspiration.
- Josefa Iloilo

Wherever you look there are inspirations,
books, literature, paintings, landscapes,
everything.
Just living is an inspiration.
- Gavin Rossdale

One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration,
and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good,
or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans.
- Boris Vian

Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Well,
he gets it from the landlady once a month.
- John Michael Hayes

One of the things I try to be very careful of is not
taking a movie when I know I have no inspiration left.
- Trevor Rabin


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