"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
~Thomas A. Kempis
"Growth in consciousness doesn’t depend on the will of the intellect or its possibilities but on the intensity of the inner urge."
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb
“Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.”
- Henry David Thoreau
"Realize that everything connects to everything else."
— Leonardo da Vinci
"Man is asleep. Man does not have real consciousness or will at all. Man is not free. For man, everything just happens. However, man can become conscious and find man’s real place as a human being in creation, but this requires a profound inner transformation."
"The Holy Spirit rests on him only who has a joyous heart."
- Talmud, Sukkot 5.1
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche
"Yet the ancients knew something - which we seem to have forgotten."
- Albert Einstein