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Bede Griffiths Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Today is my day to see myself as the face of god:
my mind sparks, and my soul sparkles;
my peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life;
I am a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

Everything is God
- don Miguel Ruiz

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is not what you imagine
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today is my day to see in myself the face of god.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Inhale, and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.
Exhale, and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
- Krishnamacharya

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

The World Runs On God's Rules, and On God's Time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever God wakes in us, our thinking
becomes clear - nothing is missing.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

God gives some more than others
because some accept more than others.
- Ernest Holmes

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
- Ram Dass

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

When the universal sacraments of compassion and joy
fill the vast cathedral of our being,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln


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