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• Big Cat (gazebo)
• Carrying Water (open0046)
• Chasing Carrots (letrs11)
• Chasing the I-Thought (consdr20)
• Considering the seesaw (consdr14)
• Duck (letrs08)
• First Light (december)
• Fortune Telling (nancy12x)
• Growing with the grass (consdr01)
• In The Gazebo (gazebo)
• In Teacher’s Company! (amper)
• Joy to The World, I (december)
• Joy to The World, II (december)
• Happy Holidays! (december)
• Happy Holidays II (december)
• Happy Holidays III (december)
• Learning to Forgive (consdr16)
• Love, sweet love (nancy14x)
• Loving little ones (nancy14x)
• Me Too! (december)
• Now, that’s a thought!  (hatstuff)
• Oh my, God  (gazebo)
• Reaching for old habits (consdr11)
• Reading Books (letrs05)
• Reading Mail (letrstoc)
• Remembering to Remember (consdr19)
• Riding the seesaw (consdr15)
• Savor the moment (consdr04)
• Simple, not easy (consdr13)
• Site mapping! (Oops!)
• Sitting (letrs05)
• Sitting with the Teacher (consider)
• We’ve got mail! (letrsplc)
• Files be gone (letrsplc)
• Healing colors (letrs11)
• Cooking (gazebo)
• Sitting meditation (letters)
• Who? Me? (gazebo)
• Yes, but (letters)
• Copy me this (copyrite)
• Hawk aloft (desktop)
• Don't pop me (gazebo)
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Miscellaneous Selections and Quotations

• Shower the people (nancy08) – James Taylor
• Love, the mechanism (nancy09) – “The Sufis” by Idries Shah (p. 46) See here
• It is your mind (nancy10) – “The World’s Wisdom” by Philip Novak (p. 99)
• As long as a man (nancy11) – Sri Ramakrishna in The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
• For I am the first (consdr01) – from Nag Hammadi Library (The Thunder, Perfect Mind)
• At the end (nancy16) – Robert Browning in Andrea del Sarto
• If He should (nancy16) – Discourses of Rumi by A. J. Arberry
• I would rather (nancy17) – Imitation of Christ by Thomas á Kempis (our translation)
• For the mind (nancy17) – The Bhagavad Gita, VI:34 , trans. Swami Nikhilananda
• Many deaths (nancy18) – Yoka Daishi, in “Zen Wisdom” by Timothy Freke (Sterling, p. 87)
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• There is no sin (nancy10) – “What Men Live By” by Richard C. Cabot (Houghton Mifflin, 1914, p. xxi)
• Love concentrates (nancy19) – Swami Vivekananda in The Yogas and Other Works
• See what your mind (nancy20) – Jiddu Krishnamurti on a video tape
• Happiness is (nancy21) – Mohandas K. Gandhi
• I have never (nancy21) – Mark Twain
• Knowing ignorance is strength (nancy22) – Lao Tzu
• No! Try not (nancy22) – Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars
• Nearly all men (nancy22) – US President Abraham Lincoln
• If I am a Guru (nancy22) – Dadaji
• You can do (nancy22) – Dadaji
• Wisdom is knowing (nancy22) – Dadaji
• What you do is (nancy23) – Mahatma Gandhi
• The most important discoveries (nancy23) – John N. Bahcall
• In the beginning (nancy23) – Ellen DeGeneres
• A piece of stick (nancy24) – J. Krishnamurti in The Awakening of Intelligence (p. 214)
• Thou art not thou (nancy24) – Ibn ’Arabi
• We should try (nancy24) – Miguel de Unamuno
• A belief which leaves (nancy25) – Jose Bergamin
• If we do not change (nancy25) – attributed to Buddha in The G.O.D. Experiments
• In your light (consdr01) – “The Essential Rumi” by Coleman Barks. See here
• In every event (consdr01) – “I Am That” by Sri Nisargadatta
• God did not create the devil (consdr01) – TZF
• Asking for a faster way (consdr01) – TZF
• A round stone (consdr02 )– “Vivekananda, The Yogas and Other Works” (p. 524). See also here
• The god we reach for (consdr02) – TZF
• A good rule of thumb (consdr02) – TZF
• God does not believe (consdr02) – Jules Renard
• If everyone else (consdr02) – TZF
• Time and again (consdr02) – TZF
• Everyone can master (consdr03) – William Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene 2
• My idea of God is not (consdr02) – C. S. Lewis quoted in C. S. Lewis, A Biography by A. N. Wilso. See also here
• Sharp as a needle (consdr03) – “Freedom from The Known” by J. Krishnamurti (Harper & Row, p. 54)
• The gift of Truth (consdr03) – Buddha, in “The Dhammapada” trans. by Narada Thera (Tuttle, #354)
• Mysticism is (consdr03) – TZF
• Can you listen (consdr03) – TZF
• Live your life (consdr04) – TZF
• Everything else can wait (consdr04) – George Harrison
• Put no limits (consdr04) – TZF
• Do not measure (consdr07) – TZF
• True religion is  (consdr07) – Louis Nizer
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• Whose darsan (consdr08) – Matthew 9:20, Ramana Maharshi, & TZF
• Let me tell you a story (consdr08) – Sri Sarada Devi in “Holy Mother” ( Swami Nikhilananda)
• Right is radical (consdr08) – Mary Bakker Eddy
• Each student must be encouraged (consdr08) – Buddhist Open Letter
• I want to tell you (consdr08) – Dadaji, quoted in Look Within (p. xiv) (if not at Amazon, go here)
 Must I not examine (consdr08) – I AM THAT by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
• The mind can prove (consdr09) – TZF
• A tired joke (consdr10) – TZF
• There are no secrets (consdr10) – TZF
• Sweetly, it is true (consdr11) – Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill (Meridiam, p. 264)
• Who do you say I am? (consdr12) – Matthew 16:15
• Not the least thing (consdr12) and (gazebo) – Buddha, in “One Thousand MoonsKrishnamurti at Eighty-Five”
• Look for Buddha outside (consdr12) – Dogen Zenji in Zen Wisdom
• O Messenger — (consdr13) – Qur’an Surah 112, in The Sufis by Idries Shah
• Que sais-je (consdr13) – Michel de Montaigne
• Nature is God (consdr13) – Giordano Bruno, about whom see here; our translation. (The Latin word res – rebus is the ablative plural – can mean thing, object, matter, affair, circumstance, and much more.)
• Can a mortal ask questions (consdr13) – C. S. Lewis quoted in C. S. Lewis, A Biography by A. N. Wilso. See also here
• In the beginning (consdr15) – Introduction to The Gospel of Philip by Jean-Yves Leloup
• In this culture (consdr15) – TZF
• What we call life (consdr15) – TZF
• There was a time (consdr15) – From a Persian Sufi poem, quoted in Vivekananda The Yogas
• There is no experiencer (consdr15) – TZF
• First learn forgiveness (consdr16) – Hazrat Inayat Khan, Vadan Gayan Nirtan
• Against themselves (consdr16) –Inferno (11:45) by Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy Sayers
• To look at an object The Gospel of Mary Magdalene commentary & translated by Jean-Yves Leloup
• Him that I love (consdr16) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
• God speaks in parables (consdr17) – Qur’an, 24:35 Translated by N. J. Dawood
• God saith (consdr17) – “The Sayings of Muhammad” (p. 82)
• Talking about God (consdr17) – TZF
• One evening, an elderly Cherokee (consdr18) – From the website of The Nanticoke Indian Tribe
• Are you looking (consdr20) – from The Kabir Book by Robert Bly (see also here)
• There is nothing but water (consdr21) – Kabir
• He who receives a benefit (consdr21) – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
• Call upon Me (consdr22) – Koran or Qur’an XL:61 (Note: Henceforth on this page, Koran is spelled Qur’an)
• Lord, teach us (consdr22) – Luke 11.1
• Surely we may (consdr22) – From “Quaker Strongholds” by Caroline Stephen
• Therefore I say again (consdr23) – Ramakrishna in The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
• I will give you what (consdr23) – The Gospel of Thomas v. 17 in The Complete Gospels
• Seek God’s help (consdr23) – The Qur’an II:45 & 46
• Give up, and you will (consdr23) – Tao Te Ching 22 in Illustrated Book of Sacred Scriptures
• There is a way (consdr23) – TZF
• It is not the work (consdr26) – Sri Ramana Maharshi
• Read the Teachers (consdr27) – TZF
• No one takes (consdr27) – John 10:18
• The memory of God (consdr28) – A Course in Miracles
• Agree with God (consdr29) – Job 22:21
• Nothing there is (consdr30) – Qur’an XVII:44
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• At every moment (consdr13) – “Beyond Within” by Sri Chinmoy (Agni Press, 1974, p. 254)
• Ten percent of every (consdr31) – TZF
• Favorite book titles (consdr31) – TZF
• Just for a second or two (consdr31) – from “Long Ago and Far Away” in All in The Timing by David Ives
• But seek first (consdr32) – Matthew 6:33
• Surely we belong (consdr32) – Qur’an, II:156, quoted in Discourses of Rumi
• I leave you love (consdr33) – Mary McLeod Bethune
• On your feet (consdr33 )– “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri (Inferno 34:94). Our translation
• Seven giant steps (letrs01) – “De Riva – The Magic Formula” by J. Vaughn Boone (Delight, p.57)
• My me is God (letrs02) – St. Catherine of Genoa, in Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill (Meridiam)
• The whole of it (letrs02) – TZF
• What is Paradise (letrs03) – “The Sayings of Muhammad
• This I command you (letrs03) – John 15:17
• How is it there is God (letrs04) – TZF
• All suffering is (letrs04) – TZF
• I Am the Origin (letrs05) – Bhagavad Gita, X:8
• To learn, to discover (letrs06) – “Freedom from The Known” by J. Krishnamurti (Harper & Row)
• How far (letrs06) – TZF+ (I think I read or heard this somewhere, but where?)
• Everyone says (letrs07) – Lao Tzu, “The Way of Life” (Tao Te Ching), v. 67, trans. Witter Bynner
• The moment (letrs07) – Mother Teresa (television report)
• There is nothing final (letrs07) – Florence Nightingale
• He who knows (letrs08) – “The Sayings of Muhammad” #282
• Restlessness is (letrs08) – “The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna” (p. 673) see here
• Stand by the roads (letrs08) – Jeremiah 6:16
• In God’s Presence (letrs09) – “Discourses of Rumi” trans. by A.J. Arberry (Curzon). See here
• God is heard (letrs09) – Mary Bakker Eddy in Science and Health (p. 89)
• Sick upon her bed (letrs09) – Rabbia in Vivekananda – The Yogas (p. 537)
• I can be (letrs09) – TZF
• Seek and be found (letrs10) – TZF
• Whatever you do (letrs10) – Bhagavad Gita, IX:27
• Proclaiming Peace (letrs10) – St. Francis of Assisi (quoted in Bangor Daily News, 4/7/99)
• Make peace with God (letrs10) – Henry David Thoreau
• The saints, when they remember sins (letrs11) – Thomas Merton in The Seven Storey Mountain
• A month ago, I met myself (letrs11) – The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library, p.181)
• A man who does not (letrs11) – Pearls of Wisdom (Ramakrishna Mission, Calcutta)
• Inconceivable that God (letrs11) – from Pascal’s Pensees, in a collection of religious quotations
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• We come back (letrs12) – The Awakening of Intelligence by J. Krishnamurti (p. 206)
• Within the prison (letrs12) – I AM THAT Talks with Sri Nisargadatta, trans. Maurice Frydman
• Ah, but a man’s reach (letrs12) – from “Andrea del Sarto” by Robert Browning
• It’s all about (letrs12) – Marie Yeo
• Every soul is (letrs12) – Qur’an 74:38
• God has no religion (letrs12) – Mahatma Gandhi
• The “how” has got to go (letrs12) – U. G. Krishnamurti here
• There is only one problem (letrs13) – Thomas Merton in New Seeds of Contemplation
• No mistake is more common (letrs13) – Samuel Butler
• Take the understanding (letrs13) – G. I. Gurdjieff
• It may seem arduous (letrs13) – Nisargadatta in I Am That
• If you want to achieve (letrs13) – Dogen
• Then Jacob awoke (tctacf01) – Genesis 28:16
• Never without a guru (tctacf02) – “I Am That” Talks with Sri Nisargadatta, trans. Maurice Frydman
• I didn’t come here (tctacf03) – “The Essential Rumi” by Coleman Barks (p. 2). See here
• We come back (tctacf04) – “The Awakening of Intelligence” by J. Krishnamurti (p. 206)
• Get rid of the false (itb) – Ho-Shan, in “Zen Wisdom” by Timothy Freke (Sterling, p. 35)
• This perishable nature (itb2) – 1 Corinthians 13:53
• In tears, I said (itbtoc) – Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy (Inferno XXXI)
• This is my simple religion (itb01) – Dalai Lama
• Everyone is sociable (itb02) – offered by Hugh Curran at University of Maine Peace Conference
• Believe those who (itb03) – Andre Gide
• Believe those who (itb04) – Michael Faraday
• In the faces (itb05) – Walt Whitman
• When love has carried (itb06) – Ruysbroeck (Jan van Ruusbroec), quoted in Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill (out of print?)
• Dear friend, all theory (itb07) – Mephistopheles, in Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
• Silence your thoughts (index) – TZF
• Whatever the problem (index3) – There Is A Way by TZF
• If God is Infinite (consdr13, see also riddle) – TZF
• Silence your thoughts (consdr13) – TZF
• Intense, abiding, and (index3) and (consdr13) – TZF
• Silence your thoughts (consdr13) – TZF
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• When somebody persuades me (gazebo2) – Quoted in WORTH, February 2000
• Friend, hope for the Guest (gazebo) – Kabir, quoted in The Kabir Book:Forty-Four of the Ecstatic Poems of Kabir
• Dis aliter visum (gazebo2) – Virgil’s Aeneid (Book II, 428), our translation
• Inner bliss is its own (gazebo2) – The Rubaiyat (Quatrain 43), commentary by Yogananda
• The garden of love (gazebo2) – from A Grain of Sand, edited by Rosemary Manning (Watts, p. 42)
• Convictions are more (gazebo2) – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (in The Portable Curmudgeon)
• This is a mystical view (gazebo2) – from “A Place for Revelation” by Albert Schweitzer
• I would like to paint (gazebo2) – from “Monet” by Jude Welton
• The core and the surface (gazebo) – “The Way of Life” (Tao Te Ching) trans. Witter Bynner, verse 1
• Arise! Awake! (gazebo) – Kathopanisad 1.3.14, trans. Sri Chinmoy
• We are all mad (gazebo) – quoted in Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do
• Everywhere God  (gazebo) – Hermes Trismegistus in Hermetica
• Nearer, my God  (gazebo) – from Nearer, My God, to Thee by Sarah F. Adams
• Simplify, simplify  (gazebo) – from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
• To own a bit  (gazebo) – Charles Dudley Warner, author, editor, and publisher (1829-1900), by A.W.A.D.
• In the name of God  (gazebo) – Sura I, Qur’an - These lines are known as “The Opening”
• It is not the worship  (gazebo) – Sri Nisargadatta, quoted in  I Am That
• What we most need  (gazebo) – Mary Baker Eddy
• When it is said  (gazebo) – Qur’an, 2:170
• It is of interest (dolphins)  (gazebo) – Carl Sagan
• All sacrifices  (gazebo) – Talmud
• Can Romeo  (gazebo) – TZF
• A sincere spiritual seeker  (gazebo) – TZF
• Things are not   (gazebo) – Lankavatara Sutra
• Those who are  (gazebo) – Luke 6:40
• Why do you  (gazebo) – Luke 6:46
• Choices have  (gazebo) – TZF
• Don’t seek it  (gazebo) – TZF
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• The landscape is  (gazebo) – TZF
• Think of transcending  (gazebo) – TZF
• Read the Teachings  (gazebo) – TZF
• Recognizing myself  (gazebo) – TZF
• Seek love  (gazebo) – TZF
• No two persons  (gazebo) – Edmund Wilson
• All the spiritual teachers  (gazebo) – Sogyal Rinpoche in Tibetan Book of Living & Dying, p. 127
• It’s not that  (gazebo) – Woody Allen
• One night a certain man  (gazebo) – Jalaluddin Rumi, quoted in God of A Hundred Names
• The gates of hell are open  (gazebo) – Virgil in The Aeneid (6:126)
• Traveling is a fool’s paradise  (gazebo) – Ralph Waldo Emerson
• You can come into your own  (gazebo) – U.G. Krishnamurti
• Knowledge is based  (gazebo) – Paul Tillich in My Search for Absolutes
• Him I hold to be  (gazebo) – Bhagavad Gita VI:32
• I cannot imagine a God  (gazebo) – Albert Einstein
• Almost everything said  (gazebo) – Pope (also Saint) Gregory the Great apparently in his commentary on Job
• Insanity – a perfectly rational  (gazebo) – R. D. Laing
• So when we speak  (gazebo) – from Heart of The Koran by Lex Hixon
• Though force can protect  (gazebo) – Dwight David Eisenhower, former US President & Army General
• For when the Lord himself  (gazebo) – 2 Clement at 12.2
• And when you have  (gazebo) – Apollonius in The Jesus Mystery by Lena Einhorn
• A single human soul  (gazebo) – Jacques Maritain
• It is not bigotry  (gazebo) – G. K. Chesterton
• I am the lover  (gazebo) – Husayn bin Masur Hallaj quoted in The Other Islam
• Everything in this  (ecocon) – Swami Rama in At The Eleventh Hour (Himalayan Institute, p. 363)
• What is the purpose (ecocon) – Edward Abbey
• Salvation does not come (ecocon), spoken by the Dalai Lama in Seven Years in Tibet quoting the Buddha
• It’s like tonight (hatstuff) – from “Long Ago and Far Away” in All in The Timing by David Ives

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