Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reborn as True Self

“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”-Jesus

“In each human being dwells an infinite power, the root of the universe. That infinite power exists in two modes: one actual, the other potential. This infinite power exists in a latent condition in everyone.”
-Elaine Pagals, The Gnostic Gospels

“Every midwife knows that not until a mother’s womb softens from the pain of labor will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born. Oh friend! There is a treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. Listen. All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives, are saying, welcome this pain, it opens the dark passage of Grace.”

“That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves.”
-Jesus, Gospel of Thomas

“A person the size of a thumb in the body (atman) always resides within the hearts of men. One should draw him out of the body with determination, like a reed from the grass sheath. One should know him as immortal and bright”
-The Upanishads

“This is a light abounding in full gladness, like coming upon a light in thick darkness, like receiving treasury in poverty. So easy, so free are you, that the weight of the world and the aggravations of the mind are burdens no longer; your existence is delivered from all limitations. You have become open, light and transparent. You gain an illuminating insight into the deepest nature of things, which appear to you as so many gossamer patterns having no graspable reality! Here is the original face of your being. Here is the straight passage, open and unobstructed. Here is where you surrender all. This is where you gain peace, ease, non-doing and inexpressible delight. All sutras and scriptures are nothing more than communications of this fact. All the sages, ancient and modern, have exhausted their ingenuity and imaginations to no other purpose than to point the way to this!”
-Shih Shuan

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