„We are all like fish that have separated from the sea of divine consciousness. For a person to be happy outside his or her natural relationship with God is like a fish trying to enjoy life outside of the water, on the dry sand. Holy people go to great extremes to help even one person to return his or her natural spiritual consciousness, to the sea of true joy. But the net of maya, or illusion, snatches away the minds of the masses, diverting us from the true self-interest.“
The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami (Tulsi Books, 2010)
— David Zindell American writer 1952
Quelle: The Wild (1995), p. 518
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
"Monish" (translated in J. Leftwich. Golden Peacock. Sci-Art, 1939, p. 56.), 1888.
— Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Quelle: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
„The good and eatable fish are separated by the fishers' skill from the bad and poisonous fish, so that the enjoyment of the good should not be spoilt by any of the bad getting into the "vessels" with them. The work of true sobriety is the same; from all pursuits and habits to choose that which is pure and improving, rejecting in every case that which does not seem likely to be useful, and letting it go back into the universal and secular life, called "the sea" (Matthew 13:47-48), in the imagery of the Parable.“
— Gregory of Nyssa bishop of Nyssa 335 - 395
On Virginity, Chapter 18
„Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.“
— Zora Neale Hurston, buch Their Eyes Were Watching God
Quelle: Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Ch. 20, p. 193.
Kontext: Of course he wasn't dead. He could never be dead until she herself had finished feeling and thinking. The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.
„Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal… For the yogi, spirit is not separate from body. Spirituality is not ethereal and outside nature but accessible and palpable in our bodies“
— B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014
Quelle: Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, p. 18
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Page 301
— Musa al-Kadhim Seventh of the Twelve Imams and regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar 745 - 799
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 311.
„And here, facing this supreme religious sacrifice, we reach the summit of the tragedy, the very heart of it — the sacrifice of our own individual consciousness upon the alter of the perfected Human Consciousness, of the Divine Consciousness. But is there really a tragedy? …if we could succeed in understanding and feeling that we were going to enrich Christ, should we hesitate for a moment in surrendering ourselves to Him? Would the stream that flows into the sea, and feels in the freshness of its waters the bitterness of the salt of the ocean, wish to flow back to its source? would it wish to return to the cloud which drew it life from the sea? is it not joy to feel itself absorbed?“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), X : Religion, the Mythology of the Beyond and the Apocatastasis
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
Little Fish (1929)
„To arrive at understanding from being one's true self is called nature, and to arrive at being one's true self from understanding is called culture. He who is his true self has thereby understanding, and he who has understanding finds thereby his true self.
Only those who are their absolute true selves in the world can fulfil their own nature; only those who fulfil their own nature can fulfil the nature of others; only those who fulfil the nature of others can fulfil the nature of things; those who fulfil the nature of things are worthy to help Mother Nature in growing and sustaining life; and those who are worthy to help Mother Nature in growing and sustaining life are the equals of heaven and earth.“
— Zisi Chinese philosopher -481 - -402 v.Chr
Quelle: The Doctrine of the Mean, p. 123
„Only let us love God, and then nature will compass us about like a cloud of Divine witnesses; and all influences from the earth, and things on the earth, will be ministers of God to do us good. Only let there be God within us, and then every thing outside us will become a godlike help.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 430.
„Hillary Clinton pursued an agenda of clear personal ambition. She fished around among the different states in the union, decided which state would be the best object of her personal ambitions, fomented interest in that state for the sake of her personal agenda. She was a sitting First Lady at the time, so there was even some overtones of intimidation involved in all of that, and she simply used and abused the state as a platform of her personal ambition. Quite the contrary, I had no thought whatsoever of running for the U. S. Senate in the State of Illinois. I have been called in by a decision of the people in Illinois who say that they need my help. That's their choice, and that respects the sovereignty of the people because they have made the determination that they need outside help.“
— Alan Keyes American politician 1950
Alan Keyes on MSNBC's Scarborough Country, August 17, 2004. http://www.renewamerica.us/archives/media/interviews/04_08_17scarborough.htm.
2004 Illinois U.S. Senate race
„The divine in Jesus does not denote a violent rupture of the course of human history with the exclusion of all causal connection and all human personality, but it lies at the basis of all this history from beginning to end; it dwells in it as the divine Logos, as the rational aptitude of human nature, as impulse to the true and good, as God-consciousness. All progress in the development of mankind from the lowest grades upward, every achievement of culture which makes rude nature the servant of reason, every formation of higher ethical ideals, and every clarifying and deepening of the God-consciousness, is an effect and a revelation of the divine Logos dwelling in our race.“
— Otto Pfleiderer German Protestant theologian 1839 - 1908
Quelle: Evolution and Theology (1900), p. 18.
„Prediction had become a privilege now lost to her. Never mind the outside world, she could not even guess her own actions, or the course of her thoughts.
Was this the true nature of emotion? she wondered. The great defier of logic, of control—the whims of being human. What lay ahead?“
— Steven Erikson, buch Gardens of the Moon
Quelle: Gardens of the Moon (1999), Chapter 16 (p. 457)
„I am like the fish in the aquarium, thinking in a different language, adapting to a life that’s not my natural habitat. I am the people in the other cars, each with his or her own story, but passing too quickly to be noticed or understood.“
— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
Quelle: Every Day
„Mother Mary, like us, was born in sin of sinful parents, but the Holy Spirit covered her, sanctified and purified her so that this child was born of flesh and blood, but not with sinful flesh and blood. The Holy Spirit permitted the Virgin Mary to remain a true, natural human being of flesh and blood, just as we. However, he warded off sin from her flesh and blood so that she became the mother of a pure child, not poisoned by sin as we are. For in that moment when she conceived, she was a holy mother filled with the Holy Spirit and her fruit is a holy pure fruit, at once God and truly man, in one person“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
The Precious and Sacred Writings of Martin Luther (1905) edited by John Nicholas Lenker; republished as Sermons of Martin Luther (1996), p. 291
„Our egos are always trying to find happiness where [it] can't be found. One can't find true, lasting happiness outside of themselves. Whatever happiness you find outside of yourself, can be taken away. And in time, it will be taken away, because the nature of everything that exists, everything you can observe, everything that is around you, is that it is impermanent.“
— Adyashanti Spiritual teacher 1962
The Basic Teachings - Part 1: Principles of the Teaching (2009)