Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We Create Reality with our Thoughts

“As is one’s consciousness, so one becomes: that is the eternal secret…. The mind should be kept in check until it has dissolved into the heart: this is both knowledge and liberation. The rest is just multiplication of books.”
-Maitri Upanishad, trans. Valerie J. Roebuck

“I saw that the universe is not comprised of dead matter, but is on the contrary, a living presence; I became conscious within myself of eternal life… I saw that everyone is immortal; that the cosmic order is such that… all things work together for the good of each and all; that the foundation principle of the world, of all the worlds, is what we call love, and that happiness of each and all is in the long run absolutely certain.”
-R.M. Bucke, Cosmic Consciousess

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe’ –a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest –a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.”
-Albert Einstein

“Whatever you are thinking and feeling today, is creating your future. Everything we think about and thank about, we bring about. Our body is the product of our thoughts. Everything that is coming into your life, you are attracting into your life. What ever is going on in your mind is attracted to you.”
-The Secret

“You reap what you sow.”
-Bible, Galatians VI, King James Version

“I know the law and what I express returns to me as truly as I express it. Therefore I express only the good and the good only returns to me as good.”
-Baird T. Spalding

“I attract into my life whatever I give my attention, energy or focus to.”
-Michael Losier

“According to your faith, be it unto you. All things are possible to them that believe."
-Jesus, Gospel of Thomas

“For as he thinketh in this heart, so he is."
-Proverbs 23:7

“It (the caterpillar) imagines itself to be a butterfly for so long that in the end it becomes a butterfly. Actually it always was a butterfly, and only time and concentration were necessary for cause to reveal itself in effect. Cause is effect concealed; effect is cause revealed... Whatever you imagine you most surely will become."
-Svoboda, Kundalini

“Our life is shaped by our minds; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
-The Buddha, Easwaran, Dhummapada

“This is a subtle truth: whatever you love, you are.” -Rumi, Birdsong

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you... Let him who seek continue seeking until he finds.”
-Jesus, Gospel of Thomas

“We soon find that we have the power to enslave or to free ourselves... Once having chosen to shape our thoughts along definite lines, we soon find that we are sustained by Omnipotence itself and find as we go through the discipline necessary to assure ourselves of mastery, that it is a glorious privilege -this power which we have to free ourselves and our fellow men from bondage through the process of divine thinking.”
-Baird T. Spalding, Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East

“Since beginning-less time, this mind has never been generated and has never been extinguished, is neither blue nor yellow, is without shape and without characteristic, does not belong to being and nonbeing, does not consider new or old, is neither long nor short, and is nether large nor small. It transcends all limitations, names, traces, and correlations. It in itself -that's it! To activate thoughts is to go against it! It is like space, which is boundless and immeasurable. It is only this one mind that is Buddha; there is no distinction between Buddhas and sentient beings. However, sentient beings are attached to characteristics and seek outside of themselves. Seeking it, they lose it even more. Sending the Buddha in search for the Buddha, grasping the mind with the mind, they may exhaust themselves in striving for an entire eon but will never get it. They do not understand that if they cease their thoughts and end their thinking, the Buddha will automatically be present.”
-Duanji, Zen Texts

“There are but two events in the world: that which was in existence before consciousness began to assert it self, is now, and ever shall be; and the things that humanity has thought and will think about. That which was before consciousness began, is eternal; that which humanity thinks is changeable and inconstant; that which was, before consciousness began, is Truth; that which humanity thinks is truth, is truth to them. When the Law of Truth comes to consciousness, it will erase all that humanity has ever thought erroneously... Man sees God as Cosmic Spirit pervading everything; then, with the subtleties of mind through his thought, he does not hesitate to review the fundamentals that have placed him where he is and made him that which he is. Thus he is again one with his sources. He knows that this source is the ever-silent side of his God-mind linked consciously in thought and amalgamated with Infinite Mind.”
-Spalding, V.3 pg.54

“As the Holy One I recognize thee, O Wise
When he came to me as Good Mind;
The Silent Thought taught me the greatest
So that I might proclaim it.”
-Zoroastrianism, Avesta, Yasna 45.15

“Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” –Shakespeare

“I am affected only by my thoughts.”
-Course of Miracles

“There is but One. It makes no difference how long you have thought separation; you have never accomplished separation. It is only your thoughts that have caused separation to you.”

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
- Buddha

“You dream of a desert, where mirages are your rulers and tormentors, yet these images come from you. Father did not make the desert, and your home is still with him. To return, forgive your brother, for only then do you forgive yourself.” –Jesus, The Disappearing Universe, Gary Renard

“3 things a man is: what he thinks he is, what others think he is, what he really is.”
-Douglas Monroe

“I am whoever you think I am. It makes no difference to me.”
-Drunkpa Kunly, The Divine Madman