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For those who may be interested, this is a source list of selections & quotations and some other stuff that appear scattered throughout The Zoo Fence.

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• Big Cat (gazebo)
• 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 (thesimpleway)
• 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); longer selection here
• 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
• The Lord is My Shepherd ( consdr01) – TZF and Psalm 23
• 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
• My idea of God is not (consdr02) – C. S. Lewis quoted in C. S. Lewis, A Biography by A. N. Wilso. See also here
• Everyone can master (consdr03) – William Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene 2
• 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
• Yeshua said (consdr04) – The Gospel of Thomas, Logion 64, trans. Jean-Yves Leloup
• Do not measure (consdr07) – TZF
• The search for reality (consdr07) – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in I Am That
• 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)
• Until the mind is ripe (consdr11) – The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words (p. 78)
• 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
• If God is Infinite (thesimpleway, see also riddle) – TZF
• There will come a time (thesimpleway) – Louis L'Amour
• Silence your thoughts (thesimpleway) – TZF
• Intense, abiding, and (index3) – TZF
• Silence your thoughts (thesimpleway) – TZF
• At every moment (thesimpleway) – “Beyond Within” by Sri Chinmoy (Agni Press, 1974, p. 254)
• O Messenger — (thesimpleway) – Qur’an Surah 112, in The Sufis by Idries Shah
• Que sais-je (thesimpleway) – Michel de Montaigne
• Must we hold (thesimpleway) – Lost Horizon by James Hilton
• Nature is God (thesimpleway) – 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.)
• Resolutely remind yourself (thesimpleway) – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in I Am That
• Can a mortal ask questions (thesimpleway) – C. S. Lewis quoted in C. S. Lewis, A Biography by A. N. Wilso. See also here
• The Teachings need to be studied (thesimpleway) – Adapted from the Foreword by Venerable Sumedho Thera to The Long Discourses of the Buddha translated by Maurice Walshe
• Make your entire life (thesimpleway) – I AM THAT by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
• 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
• Learn the art (consdr16) – Sri Chinmoy at Sri Chinmoy Library (#12889)
• 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
• To know God is to love God (consdr26) – Sri Ramana Maharshi in The Teachings of 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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• 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
• He is not in a thing (consdr34)– Ibn ’Arabi in Whoso Knoweth Himself …
• The One remains (consdr34) – Adonais An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (lines 460 to 465) by Percy Bysshe Shelley
• For now we see (consdr34)– King James Version 1 Corinthians 13:12 (Revised Standard Version has it “For now we see in a mirror dimly”)
• Now, looking at the scene (consdr34)– In The Beginning by Stefan Nadzo, Chapter 4 (Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
• 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 (thesimpleway) – TZF
• la ilaha illallah (thesimpleway) – In Arabic, “There is No God but The God” As we understand it, the intent of this affirmation is that in all the Infinite Universe there is only One God, The God, known by countless names rightly worshipped in countless manners by countless seekers along countless paths, ways, religions, and traditions. Just so, Allah (al-llah) is Arabic meaning The God.
• All suffering is (consdr04) – 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
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• When somebody persuades me (gazebo) – 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 (gazebo) – Virgil’s Aeneid (Book II, 428), our translation
• Inner bliss is its own (gazebo) – The Rubaiyat (Quatrain 43), commentary by Yogananda
• The garden of love (gazebo) – from A Grain of Sand, edited by Rosemary Manning (Watts, p. 42)
• Convictions are more (gazebo) – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (in The Portable Curmudgeon)
• This is a mystical view (gazebo) – from “A Place for Revelation” by Albert Schweitzer
• I would like to paint (gazebo) – 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 on the next day  (gazebo) – Apollonius in The Jesus Mystery by Lena Einhorn
• A single human soul  (gazebo) – Jacques Maritain
• It is not bigotry  (gazebo) – G. K. Chesterton
• The inevitable compromise  (gazebo) – A Course in Miracles Volume One, Text, pg 372
• Consider a seesaw  (gazebo) – The Bliss of Traveling Together by Stefan Nadzo
• I am the lover  gazebo) – Husayn bin Masur Hallaj quoted in The Other Islam
•A round stone with special marks  (gazebo) – Vivekananda in Vivekananda, The Yoga & Other Works
• 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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