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I n the cool, dew-drenched night are shining the stars:
At this hour are awake the devotees, lovers of God,
meditating each day on the Name--
Their hearts meditating on the lotus feet of God,
whom they forsake not for an instant.





Sikhism Quote n°4382 | 
Asa Chhant, M.5, p. 459 

   




W ill extol thee, my God and my King,
and bless thy name for ever and ever.
Every day I will bless thee,
and praise thy name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.





Judaism Quote n°4379 | 
145.1-3 

   




O M! This syllable is this whole world. Its further explanation is: the
past, the present, the future--everything is just the word OM. And what-
ever else that transcends threefold time--that, too, is just the word OM.

For truly everything here is Brahman; this Self (Atman) is Brahman. This
same Self has four fourths: the waking state, outwardly cognitive... the
dreaming state, inwardly cognitive... the deep sleep state, unified, a
cognition-mass...and the state of being one with the Self, the cessation
of phenomena, tranquil....

This is the Self with regard to the word OM, with regard to its elements.
The elements are the fourths, the elements: the letter A, the letter U,
the letter M.

The waking state, the common-to-all-men, is the letter A... the sleeping
state, the Brilliant, is the letter U... the deep-sleep state, the Cog-
nitional, is the letter M... The fourth is without an element, with which
there can be no dealing, the cessation of phenomena, benign, without a
second. This AUM is the Self indeed.





Hinduism Quote n°4378 | 
Mandukya Upanishad 

   




C ontemplate the Name yourself; inspire it to others;
By attending to it, discoursing of it, living by it,
obtain liberation.
The true essence, eternal is the Lord's Name:
By spontaneous devotion, says Nanak, chant the Lord's praise.





Sikhism Quote n°4377 | 
Gauri Sukhmani 19, M.5, p. 289 

   




C ontemplate solely the Name of God--
Fruitless are all other rituals.





Sikhism Quote n°4376 | 
Suhi, M.1, p. 728 

   




S o remember the name of thy Lord and devote thyself with complete devotion.




Islam Quote n°4370 | 
Qur'an 73.8 

   




T he Creator has many and diverse names:
Choose the name that comes to mind; thus do all the saints practice remembrance.
The Lord who endowed us with soul and body-worship Him in your heart ;
Worship Him by that name which best suits the moment.





Others Beliefs Quote n°3865 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 140 

   




W onderful is the Name; it holds the truth of the three worlds.
Considering this, 0 heart, repeat it night and day.
Wonderful is the Name; let the heart never forget Hari.
Let his image dwell in the heart; cherish it with every breath.
When you cherish Him with every breath, one day He will come to meet you.
... Abandon all other means of approach, and devote yourself to the Name of Rama.





Others Beliefs Quote n°3864 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 141 

   




W hile the mind is unstable, there can be no union;
When the mind becomes stable, He will be found with ease.
How can the mind remain firm without some resting place?
It merely keeps wandering here and there.
It will become stable only when you settle It on the remembrance of God.
Where you hold fast to His Name with a steadfast mindthere, says Dadu, is Rama.
Delight in the remembrance of Hari; then will the mind become steadfast.
When it has tasted the fellowship of love, it will not move away a single step.
When it is fixed on the One within, it finds no joy in other attractions;
Fixed firmly there, it does not wander anywhere else.
Like a gull, perched on a boat's mast in mid-ocean, the mind,
After it has grown weary of flying here and there, has found its resting-place.
Then only does my soul find peace and happiness, when my mind has become stable,
Steadfastly fixed on Rama. if only one could learn this secret!
The pure mind is stable; its joy is in the name of Rama.
in this way, you too shall find the vision of Him who is supreme and perfect Bliss.





Others Beliefs Quote n°3863 | 
Psalm 181; Orr, 1947, p. 170-171 

   




T he sun rising over the earth creates the daylight; and the venerable and holy name of the Lord Jesus, shining continually in the mind, gives birth to countless intellections radiant as the sun.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3405 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 197, text 196) 

   




A brother named John came from the coast to Father Philimon and, clasping his feet, said to him: "What shall I do to be saved? For my intellect vacillates to and fro and strays after all the wrong things." After a pause, the father replied: "This is one of the outer passions and it stays with you because you still have not acquired a perfect longing for God. The warmth of this longing and of the knowledge of God has not yet come to you." The brother said to him: "What shall I do, father?" Abba Philimon replied: "Meditate inwardly for a while, deep in your heart; for this can cleanse your intellect of these things." The brother, not understanding what was said, asked the Elder: "What is inward meditation, father?" The Elder replied: "Keep watch in your heart; and with watchfulness say in your mind with awe and trembling: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. For this is the advice which the blessed Diadochos gave to beginners."




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3399 | 
("Philokalia (Vol. 2)", p. 347) 

   




I f you really wish to cover your evil thoughts with shame, to be still and calm, and to watch over your heart without hindrance, let the Jesus Prayer cleave to your breath, and in a few days you will find that this is possible.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3398 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", pp. 194-195, text 182) 

   




A ttentiveness is the heart's stillness, unbroken by any thought. In this stillness the heart breathes and invokes, endlessly and without ceasing, only Jesus Christ who is the Son of God and Himself God. It confesses Him who alone has power to forgive our sins, and with His aid it courageously faces its enemies…




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3397 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 163, text 5) 

   




T he soul's true peace lies in the gentle name of Jesus and in its emptying itself of impassioned thoughts.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3396 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 183, text 122) 

   




T he name of Jesus should be repeated over and over in the heart as flashes of lightning are repeated over and over in the sky before rain…




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3395 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 180, text 105) 

   




F or the complete fulfilment of its purpose we should give it nothing but the prayer "Lord Jesus". No one, it is written, can say 'Lord Jesus' except in the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:3). Let the intellect continually concentrate on these words within its inner shrine with such intensity that it is not turned aside to any mental images. Those who meditate unceasingly upon this glorious and holy name in the depths of their hearts can sometimes see the light of their own intellect. For when the mind is closely concentrated upon this name, then we grow fully conscious that the name is burning up all the filth which covers the surface of the soul; for it is written: Our God is a consuming fire (Deut. 4:24). Then the Lord awakens in the soul a great love for His glory; for when the intellect with fervour of heart maintains persistently its remembrance of the precious name, then that name implants in us a constant love for its goodness, since there is nothing now that stands in the way. This is the pearl of great price which a man can acquire by selling all that he has, and so experience the inexpressible joy of making it his own (cf. Matt. 13:45-46).




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3394 | 
On Spiritual Knowledge: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", pp. 370-371, text 59) 

   




A man who merely practises the remembrance of God from time to time, loses through lack of continuity what he hopes to gain through his prayer. It is a mark of one who truly loves holiness that he continually burns up what is worldly in his heart through practising the remembrance of God, so that little by little evil is consumed in the fire of this remembrance and his soul completely recovers its natural brilliance with still greater glory.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3388 | 
On Spiritual Knowledge: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 294, text 97) 

   




T o human beings it seems hard and difficult to still the mind so that it rests from all thoughts. Indeed, to enclose what is bodiless within the limits of the body does demand toil and struggle, not only from the uninitiated but also from those experienced in inner immaterial warfare. But he who through unceasing prayer holds the Lord Jesus within his breast will not tire in following Him, as the Prophet says (cf. Jer. 17:16.LXX). Because of Jesus' beauty and sweetness he will not desire what is merely mortal…




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3380 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 188, text 148) 

   




W e should strive to preserve the precious gifts which preserve us from all evil… These gifts are the guarding of the intellect with the invocation of Jesus Christ, continuous insight into the heart's depths, stillness of mind unbroken even by thoughts which appear to be good, and the capacity to be empty of all thought.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3378 | 
On Watchfulness and Holiness: ("Philokalia (Vol. 1)", p. 180, text 103) 

   




T he true monk should have prayer and psalmody continually in his heart.




Christianity Quote n°3349 | 
Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus: The sayings of the Desert Fathers : the alphabetical collection. Trans. Benedicta Ward, SLG. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications Inc., 1984, 1975, p. 57, Epiphanus 3 

   




E ven if you do not reach His Essence, yet His remembrance has numerous effects upon you. You actualize tremendous benefits by invoking Him.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3321 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 158, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 

   




H is Name is the Spirit of spirits, His invocation the ruby of the mines. His love is in the soul, He is both our refuge and our hope. When I mention His Name, good fortune arrives; then the Name becomes the Named -- without duality, without hesitation.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3320 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 159, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 

   




W hosoever perseveres in the invocation will find that lights come to him constantly and that the veils of invisible things are lifted from him.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3289 | 
The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation. Trans. Mary Ann Koury Danner. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1996, p. 94 

   




W hen the invocation descends into the heart, if there is darkenss within, it illuminates it; and if there is already light, the invocation increases the light and intensifies it.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3288 | 
The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation. Trans. Mary Ann Koury Danner. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1996, p. 69 

   




I nvoking removes darkness and brings forth radiant lights.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3287 | 
The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation. Trans. Mary Ann Koury Danner. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1996, p. 77 

   




T he reality of the invocation is when the Invoked takes possession of the heart, and He is One. Separation and multiplicity exist before that for as long as the invoker is in the station of invoking with the tongue or with the heart.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3285 | 
The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation. Trans. Mary Ann Koury Danner. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1996, p. 117 

   




I nvoking the letters of God's Name without presence of mind is invocation of the tongue; invoking with presence of mind is invocation of the heart; and invoking with an absence of self-awareness because of absorption in the Invoked is the invocation of the Self -- this is the hidden invocation!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3284 | 
The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation. Trans. Mary Ann Koury Danner. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1996, p 51 

   




T he sign of the invocation's reaching the innermost Self is the absence of the invoker from both the invocation and the Invoked. The invocation of the Self is ecstacy and drowning in it. Amongst its signs is that when you quit the invocation, it does not quit you. That is the exaltation of the invocation in you that rouses you from absence of mind to presence of mind. It's spiritual lights never disappear…




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3283 | 
The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation. Trans. Mary Ann Koury Danner. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1996, pp. 47-48, 50 

   




W hen delusions are absent, the mind is the land of buddhas. When delusions are present, the mind is hell. Mortals create delusions. And by using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in hell. Bodhisattvas see through delusions. And by not using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in the land of buddhas. If you don't use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is empty and every thought is still. You go from one buddha-land to another. If you use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is disturbed and every thought is in motion. You go from one hell to the next.




Buddhism / Mahayana / Zen (Chan) Quote n°3251 | 
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma. Trans. Red Pine. New York: North Point Press, 1987. The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma. Trans. Red Pine. New York: North Point Press, 1987, p. 61 

   




W hen the whole mantram … goes on reverberating in the mind, One is freed from fear, awake or asleep… Established in this cosmic vibration, the sage goes beyond fear, decay, and death to enter into infinite peace.




Hinduism Quote n°3221 | 
Prashna Up. Question 5, 6-7, p. 166 in The Upanishads. Trans. Eknath Easwaran. Tomales, CA.: Nilgiri Press, 1987 

   




D evotee:
How can I develop love for God"
Ramakrishna:
Repeat His name, and sins will disappear. Thus you will destroy lust, anger, the desire for creature comforts, and so on.
Devotee:
How can I take delight in God's name?
Ramakrishna:
Pray to God with a yearning heart that you may take delight in His name. He will certainly fulfil your heart's desire.





Hinduism Quote n°3190 | 
Mahendranath Gupta. The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Trans. Swami Nikhilananda. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1942, 1948, 1958, p. 246 

   




T o control the mind the best and easiest method is to repeat constantly God's Name. Concentration is attained by fixing the attention on the sound of the Name. As the mind is concentrated, there must follow meditation upon the glorious attributes of God. Continuous practice of utterance of the Name and meditation stops the restlessness of the mind and merges it into the blissful, eternal and universal Self. God remembrance is not possible unless you have an intense longing to realize Him. This intense desire is called bbakti [devotion]. This longing must so seize your mind that you should feel a sensation of acute pain when you forget God on account of selfish desires. Your actions should also go to purify your mind, I.e., they should be done in a spirit of nisbkama [desirelessness]. Purity of mind means freedom from lust, wrath and greed. For a pure mind alone can see God. Concentration itself is purity. Forget not that the God that you seek is within yourself.




Hinduism Quote n°3161 | 
In the Vision of God, Volume 1, by Swami Ramdas, pp 209-210 

   




T he only way to control the mind and free it from the evils you mention is always to take the Name of God, meditate upon His great attributes and surrender all your actions to Him




Hinduism Quote n°3157 | 
In the Vision of God, Volume 1, by Swami Ramdas, pp 171-172 

   




H e who utters the Name of God while walking gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step.
His body becomes a place of pilgrimage.
He who repeats God's Name while working always finds perfect peace.
He who utters the Name of God while eating gets the merit of a fast even though he has taken his meals.

Even if one were to give in charity the whole earth encircled by the seas it would not equal the merit of repeating the Name.
By the power of the Name one will know what cannot be known,
One will see what cannot be seen,
One will speak what cannot be spoken,
One will meet what cannot be met.
Tuka says, Incalculable is the gain that conies from repeating the Name of God.





Hinduism Quote n°3108 | 
Ranade, R. D. Mysticism in India. Albany, NY. SUMY Press, 1983, pp. 303, 312, 320, 339, 349. 

   




W ho is free from sin?
One who chants the name of God.





Hinduism Quote n°3103 | 
Prabhavananda, Swami, and isherwood, Christopher, trans. Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination. New York: New American Library, 194 7, pp. 119-127. 

   




T he prayer of my heart gave me such consolation that I felt there was no happier person on earth than I, and I doubted if there could be greater and fuller happiness in the kingdom of Heaven. Not only did I feel this in my own soul, but the whole outside world also seemed to me full of charm and delight. Everything drew me to love and thank God: people, trees, plants, animals. I saw them all as my kinsfolk, I found in all of them the magic of the Name of Jesus.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3090 | 
Russian Monk, R. M., trans. The Way of a Pilgrim. New York: The Seabury Press, 1965, pp. 1, 7, 31, 4 1, 105. 

   




S ometimes by calling upon the name of Jesus I was overwhelmed with bliss, and now I knew the meaning of the words "The kingdom of God is within you."




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3089 | 
Russian Monk, R. M., trans. The Way of a Pilgrim. New York: The Seabury Press, 1965, pp. 1, 7, 31, 4 1, 105. 

   




A Christian is bound to perform many good works, but before all else what he ought to do is pray, for without prayer no other good work whatever can be accomplished. Without prayer he cannot find the way to the Lord, he cannot understand the truth, he cannot crucify the flesh with its passions and lusts, his heart cannot be enlightened with the light of Christ, he cannot be savingly united to God. None of those things can be effected unless they are preceded by constant prayer.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°3088 | 
Russian Monk, R. M., trans. The Way of a Pilgrim. New York: The Seabury Press, 1965, pp. 1, 7, 31, 4 1, 105. 

   




T hough I am small and of little account,
I always repeat your Name,
I always remember your Truth,
I always fill myself with your eternal love.
0 Lord, what else can you give?
You have given me the truth of the universe, you have given me my very breath.





Judaism Quote n°3028 | 
119 

   




O Lord, I know that every hardship along the way allows me to grow in your love.
May I find delight in all you offer.
May I comfort all those who turn in my direction.
May my joy be complete and your Name forever on my lips.





Judaism Quote n°3026 | 
119 

   




T he breath that does not repeat the name of God is a wasted breath.




Others Beliefs / Litterature Quote n°2993 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.213 

   




T ruth has been planted in the center of your heart, entrusted to you by God for safekeeping. It becomes manifest with true repentance and with true effort. Its beauty shines on the surface when you remember God and do the dhikr [recitation of Divine Names]. At the first stage you recite the name of God with your tongue; then, when your heart becomes alive, you recite inwardly with the heart.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2982 | 
Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.103 

   




L et your heart be in such a state that the existence or nonexistence of anything is the same. Then sit alone in a quiet place, free of any preoccupation, even the reciting of the Koran or thinking about its meaning. Let nothing besides God enter you mind. Once you are seated in this manner, say, "Allah, Allah," keeping your thought on these words.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2967 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.155 

   




C ontinuous attention to God [remembrance] produces the gradual transmutation of the attributes of the lower self into the Attributes of God.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2891 | 
Nurbakhsh, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.71 

   




W hen I prayed with my heart, everything around me seemed delightful and marvelous. The trees, the grass, the birds, the earth, the air, the light seemed to be telling me that they existed for man's sake, that they witnessed to the love of God for man, that everything proved the love of God for man, that all things prayed to God and sang his praise.
Sometimes my understanding, which had been so stupid before, was given so much light that I could easily grasp and dwell upon matters of which up to now I had not been able even to think at all. Sometimes that sense of a warm gladness in my heart spread throughout my whole being and I was deeply moved as the fact of the presence of God everywhere was brought home to me. Sometimes by calling upon the name of Jesus I was overwhelmed with bliss, and now I knew the meaning of the words "The kingdom of God is within you.'
The Prayer of my heart gave me such consolation that I felt there was no happier person on earth than I, and I doubted if there could be greater and fuller happiness in the kingdom of Heaven. Not only did I feel this in my own soul, but the whole outside world also seemed to me full of charm and delight. Everything drew me to love and thank God: people, trees, plants, animals. I saw them all as my kinsfolk, I found in all of them the magic of the Name of Jesus.





Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°2852 | 
Unknown, from The Way of a Pilgrim, translated by R. M. French (New York: Seabury Press, 1965) 

   




T ruly blessed is he who cleaves with his thought to the Prayer of Jesus, constantly calling to him in his heart, just as air cleaves to our bodies or the flame to the candle. The sun, passing over the earth, produces daylight; the holy and worshipful Name of Lord Jesus, constantly shining in the mind, produces a measureless number of sun-like thoughts. When the clouds disperse, the air appears pure. When passionate fantasies are dispersed by the Sun of Truth, Jesus Christ, radiant and star-like thoughts are naturally born in the heart, for Jesus illumines the air of the heart with his light. The wise Solomon says: "They that put their trust in him shall understand the truth; and such as be faithful in love shall abide with him" (Wisdom of Solomon 3:9).




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°2813 | 
Hesychius of Jerusalem, adapted from Writings from the Philokalia on the Prayer of the Heart, translated by E. Kadloubosky and G. E. H. Palmer (London: Faber & Faber, 1990). 

   




W hen you thus enter into the place of the heart, as I have shown you, give thanks to God and, praising his mercy, keep always to this doing, and it will teach you things that in no other way you will ever learn. Moreover you should know that when your mind becomes firmly established in the heart, it must not remain there silent and idle, but it should constantly repeat the Jesus prayer: "Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me!" and never cease. For this practice, keeping the mind from dreams, renders it elusive and impenetrable to enemy suggestions and every day leads it more and more to love and longing for God.




Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°2812 | 
Nicephorus the Solitary, adapted from Writings from the Philokalia on the Prayer of the Heart, translated by E. Kadloubosky and G. E. H. Palmer (London: Faber & Faber, 1990). 

   


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The Bava Kamma
The Beth Middot
The Book of Proverbs
The Chofetz Chaim
The Ecclesiastes
The Imré binah
The Ketuvim
The Ma’alat Hamiddot
The Misdrashs
The Mivchar Hapeninim
The Moré Névoukhim
The Nevi'im
The No’am Hamiddot
The Pirkei Avot
The Proverbs
The Psalm
The Sayings of the Fathers
The Talmud
The Tanchuma
The Torah
The Tosefta
The Wisdom of Salomon
The Zohar

Sikhism
Guru Gobind Singh Ji
The Sri Dasam Granth Ji
The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Tradition
The Nihong
The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Zoroastrianism
The Avesta
The Menok i Khrat




Quotes by authors


Bahá’í
'Abdu'l-Bahá
Bahá’u’lláh

Buddhism
Bassui Zenji
Bodhidharma
Buddha Sakyamuni
Hakuin
Huang Po
Hui Neng
Milarepa
Nagarjuna
Seng-Chao
Vimalakirti
Yung-chia Ta-shih

Christianity
Abbot Vasilios of Iveron Monastery
Angela of Foligno
Desert Fathers
Diadochos of Photiki
Dionysius the Areopagite
Jacob Boehme
Jean Pierre de Caussade
Jesus Christ
John Ruusbroec
Martin Luther King
Meister Eckhart
Mother Teresa
Nicephorus the Solitary
Nicholas of Cusa
Saint Evagrios the Solitary
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Gregory of Nyssa
Saint Hesychios the Priest
Saint Isaac the Syrian
Saint John of the Cross
Saint Macarius of Egypt
Saint Mark the Ascetic
Saint Paul
Saint Symeon the New Theologian
Saint Teresa of Avila
Thomas a Kempis
Unknown

Confucianism
Chang Tsai
Chow Tun-i
Confucius
Lu Hsiang Shan
Meng-tzu
Shao Yong
Wang Yangming

Daoism
Ho Shang Gong
Invocations
Kuo Hsiang
Lao Tzu
Tchuang Tzu
Wang Bi
Wenzi
Zhang Bo Duan

Hinduism
Amirthanandamayi
Aurobindo Ghose
Bhaskarananda
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jnaneshwar
Meher Baba
Osho
Paramhansa Yogananda
Prabhavananda
Radhakrishnan
Ramakrishna
Ramana Maharshi
Ramdas
Ramdasa
Satya Sai Baba
Shankara
Shirdi Sai Baba
Shri Yukteswar
Sivananda
Tagore
Tukaram
Vivekananda

Islam
Abd el-Kader
Abou Bakr As-Siddiq
Abu Sa'id
Ali Ibn Abou Talib
Al-Junayd
Araqi
Attar
Bistami
Dhu-l-Nun
Ghazzali
Hallaj
Hujwiri
Ibn 'Arabi
Ibn' Ata' Allah
Iraqi
Jami
Muhammad
Others Sufis Teaching
Rabia al-Adawiyya
Rumi
Shabistari
Sheikh Badruddin
Sheikh Muzaffer
Umar al-Khattab
Uthman ibn Affan

Jainism
Acharya Kundkund
Jinendra Varni
Mahavira
Nemichandra
Pandit Daulat Ram

Judaism
Achad Ha’am
Agur ben Jakeh
Avraham Ben Ezra
Chaim Nahman Bialik
Chaim of Valozhin
Hasdai
Jeshua ben Sirach
Jewish Proverb
Martin Buber
Mishle Yehoshua
MOCHČ bčn Maďmone
Moshe Ben Ezra
Rabbi Nathan
Rabbi Shimeon Yal?u? Shim'oni
Rabbin Nachman of Bratslav
Rachi
Rebbe Menachem Schneerson
Salomon Ibn Gabirol
The Kotzker Rabbi
Yochanan Tversky

Others Beliefs
Dadu
Kabir

Philosophy
Epictetus
Heraclitus
Marcus Aurelius
Plato
Plotinus
Seneca

Sikhism
Bhai Gurdas Ji Vaaran
Guru Nanak

Tradition
African Culture
African Proverb
Arabic Proverbs
Egyptology
Japanese Proverb
Native American Culture
Native Americans Proverb
Pacific Islands Culture

Zoroastrianism
Zoroaster




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  ‣Catholicism
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  ‣Orthodoxy
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 Confucianism
  ‣Neo Confucianism

 Daoism
  ‣Neo Daoism

 Hinduism
  ‣Kriya Yoga
  ‣Tantra

 Islam
  ‣Sufism

 Jainism

 Judaism
  ‣Hassidism

 Others Beliefs
  ‣Litterature
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 Philosophy
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  ‣Pacific Islands

 Zoroastrianism




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Illusion ?
Creation
Emptiness
Qi, Prana, Pneuma
Spiritual worlds
Yin & Yang

The Absolute
Dao
God
Omnipresence
The One
The Self
Undifferentiated & Unborn
Universal Mind & Conciousness

The Saints
Awakening
Ecstasy
Goals and Emotions
Mystical life
Non Action
Oneness
Revelation & Intuition
Surrendering your will to God

Spiritual Practice
About practicing
Dhikr, Nembutsu, Mantra & Jesus Prayer
Everyday
Meditation
Prayers
Yoga & Breath techniques

The Ways
About the Way
Developing one's Nature
Faith
Know yourself
Love & Devotion
Moral and Virtue
Practice what you know
The Eightfold Path

The Man
About Man
Being
Ego
Man's True Nature
Mind & Soul

Detachement
About detachement
from body senses
from desires
from discrimination
from dogmatism
from Ego, I and mine
from hight spiritual state
from intellect
from thoughts
from words
from yourself

Classics
Accepting your Fate
Being & Non Being
Causation & Karma
Desirs & Temptation
Ignorance & Knowledge
Poems
Realization
Realizing God Presence
Returning to the Source
Spiritual Advices
Spiritual Guides

Others
Breath
Good & Evil
Humor
Impermanence
Life
Light
Proverbs
Silence
Suffering
Unclassied
Wisdom




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