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Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions
Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.

1 "Shadows are dispelled when we begin to see the world through the eyes of love and acceptance rather than judgment."

2 "By turning to the source of intuitive wisdom that can be found in the depths of the soul, we can discover a universal source of inspiration and renewal."

3 "The deeper we go into our own suffering and sorrow, the more we discover that the seeds of love and healing lie hidden under the pain."

4 "What you are seeking is already hidden in the depths of your own being. 'Tat Tvam asi', thou art that. Love, lover and beloved are one."

5 "Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose the bliss of the touch of the one in the play of the many." Rabindranath Tagore, 'Gitanjali'

6 "As one goes further and further on the path of truth, the freedom becomes greater at every step." Hazrat Inayat Khan, Omega Institute Newsletter, 1985

7 "The Eternal Self, or Atman, the seed of divinity within the soul, is birthless and deathless and cannot be destroyed."

8 "Love expressed as altruism is found in all cultures, not only in social service and philanthropy, but among parents, teachers, healers, mentors, friends and lovers of all persuasions."

9 "The Ultimate Reality is at once Absolute and Infiniteā€¦.It can only be known through the sun of the Divine Self residing at the center of the human soul." Seyyed Hossein, Islamic scholar, 'Knowledge and the Sacred'

10 "Buddhahood is equally ever-present in the hearts of all sentient beings as their potential for the realization of liberation and enlightenment." Namakai Norbu, 'The Cycle of Day and Night'

11 "Ancient spiritual teachings say that wherever there is other, there is fear."

12 "As we become increasingly aware of our global interdependence as a species, we can also deepen awareness of our spiritual connectedness. We cannot live in total isolation. The crosscultural communion of awakened souls may be a key to cocreating a sustainable future and living in harmony with the earth."

13 "Quieting the mind can reveal a source of love at the core of our being."

14 "Love is a time-honored way of awakening the soul."

15 "Eternity is not a very long time, but a point of awareness unbounded by space and time."

16 "The phenomenal world of matter and individualized consciousness is the manifestation of a Divine Ground within which all creatures and partial realities have their being and apart from which they would not exist.'

17 "Underlying both personal impulses to growth and all creative cultural enterprises is the fundamental impulse that seeks unitive consciousness."

18 "You have only to wake up to who and what you are to discover that Spirit, as the ground of being, is always present wherever you are, whether you know it or not."

19 "Love as the creative Source of being is always already present."

20 "There is a love that is like a mighty spring gushing up out of the earth; it keeps flowing forever, and is inexhaustible." Isaac of Nineveh, early Christian mysic

21 "To recognize an inner source of love is to access a source of self-healing without which therapeutic techniques and medicines are of limited value. Healing hearts and minds depends on opening to love."

22 "We light the way for each other when we share and extend love, whatever form it takes. Love is not subject to birth or death; it is infinite, changeless and eternal, and it appears in many forms. In this sense, love is the bright, clear radiance of pure nondual awareness."

23 "The source of timeless unconditional love, like the Buddha nature, lies hidden within, awaiting only our willingness to see."

24 "The kingdom of heaven that can be found within is a state of BEING IN LOVE, and this state of mind can be discovered by anyone who truly wants it."

25 "When we are willing to face our fear we may discover that behind the shadows and illusions runs a deep and all-pervading undercurrent of love."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite