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Spiritual and inspirational quotes. The Insight of the Week was established in late June, 2004 by Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, licensed massage therapist in Portland, Oregon. The quotations come from Hamid's library of readings and meanderings through the spiritual world. May you find a glimmer of truth in these words, leading you ever closer to the beauty of your self-realization. Namasté.

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There is surely nothing
other than the single purpose
of the present moment.

The Book of the Samurai


December 26th, 2004
All your joys and suffering along this arduous path are lifting your worn veil like a rising stage curtain. -Hafiz

December 19th, 2004
The emphasis on the ego is on doing and the emphasis on consciousness is on being. -Osho

December 12th, 2004
The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. -Sosan

December 6th, 2004
You have to seek and search for that point within you which never sleeps. -Osho

November 28th, 2004
The present is the reflection of the past and the future is the re-echo of the present. -The Gayan

November 21st,2004
Health is everything. -ancient Greek proverb

November 14th, 2004
In order to see what is before you, you must see within yourself. -unknown Yogi

November 7th, 2004
Perhaps it is only those who understand just how fragile life is who know how precious it is. -Sogyal Rinpoche

October 31st, 2004
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing like a torrent down a steep mountain. -Gautama Buddha

October 24th, 2004
In silent wonder the wise see truth as the life flaming in all creation. -The Upanishads.

October 17th, 2004
The only way you're going to get there is pure love flowing out. Not by grabbing, not holding or wanting to make it yours. -Joe Miller

October 10th, 2004
Consciously or unconsciously we call to us the element which makes us what we are. -Hazrat Inayat Khan

October 3rd, 2004
The meaning of life is only to be found if our studies include things which people generally call meaningless, and consequently do not study, rendering their efforts incomplete.
-Idries Shah

September 26th, 2004
Life/Soul is like a clear mirror; the body is dust on it. Beauty in us is not perceived, for we are under the dust.

September 19th, 2004
When meeting difficult situations, one should dash forward bravely and with joy.
-Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

September 13th, 2004
Each of us contains a blueprint for the continual discovery of our true nature and purpose.
-Julia Mossbridge

September 5th, 2004
Everyone chooses a suffering that will turn him or her into a well-baked loaf.
- Rumi

August 29th, 2004
Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.
- The Upanishads

August 22nd, 2004
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBos

August 15th, 2004
No one will experience in life what is not meant for him.
-Hazrat Inayat Khan

August 8th, 2004
Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace that remains stable, no matter what happens around us.
-Swami Muktanada

August 1st, 2004
Questions about love, compassion and giving are part of what we all have to explore for ourselves as we walk the path of awakening.
-Lama Surya Das

July 25th, 2004
Moment after moment, everyone comes out of nothingness. This is the true joy of life.
-Shunryu Suzuki

July 18th, 2004
To know people is wisdom, but to know yourself is enlightenment.
-Lao Tzu

July 11th, 2004
The place of ultimate integration is the heart center, the place of marriage of heaven and earth.
-Pir Zia Inayat Khan

July 4th, 2004
The farther you enter into the truth, the deeper it is.
-Japanese Zen Master Bankei

June, 2004
Every soul is created for a certain purpose and the light of that purpose has been kindled in that soul.

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