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10 Spiritual Aphorisms That Will Change The Way You Think

Many through the ages have transcended the realm of the ego and tasted these delicious higher states of consciousness. Rather than keeping their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher aspects of existence for themselves, they pass the word on to others, whether through speech, written works, or other methods.

Thanks to the wise men, spiritual teachers, and people who have had an enlightening experience, we can turn on the light of a wider awareness of the higher aspects of human experience and of the very existence of these people.

There are countless spiritual aphorisms that our higher beings can enjoy, so let’s take a look at 10 such aphorisms. Let these timeless words nourish your spirit and your soul:



Aphorism number 1:

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us a universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest, a sort of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This illusion is a kind of prison for us, limiting us to our personal desires and the affection for a few people closest to us. Our task should be to free ourselves from this prison by expanding our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and all of nature in its beauty.

~ Albert Einstein




Aphorism number 2:

“Life is what you make it”, it’s very true.
Find beauty and magic in all things,
and the love that sees you through.
When you look at the world where you live,
do not seek your gain, but what you can give.
When a man is poor, hungry, and thirsty,
don’t serve yourself until you’ve served this man first.
When a man is down and looking for shelter from the cold, give him shelter.
You will receive blessings untold.
Living according to the golden rule:
Do to others what you would have done unto you.
And always remember:
When you destroy, you also destroy part of you.
Life is what you decide to make of it!

~ Unknown




Aphorism number 3:

We can compare the truth to a mountain, and the various interpretations of this truth to different paths leading to the summit. Many people walk all these paths and each one, while he is at the bottom, thinks that his path is the only one; he sees only a small part of the mountain and can, therefore, be justified to shout to his brothers: “You are wrong!

Come on my way; it is the only one that leads to the summit. But as all these people progress upwards, they will see that the paths converge upwards and that they are all one in the end.

~ Max Heindel

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Aphorism number 4:

Don’t believe anything
because it is said by an authority,
or if it is said to come from the angels,
or gods,
or an inspired source.

Only believe it if you’ve explored it
in your heart
and mind and body
and found it to be true.

Carve your own path,
by diligence.

~ Gautama Buddha




Aphorism number 5:

When you find the way
Others will find you
Passing by on the road
They will be drawn to your door
The way that cannot be heard
will be reflected in your voice
The way that cannot be seen
Will be reflected in your eyes

~ Lao Tzu




Aphorism number 6:

These 10 Spiritual Aphorisms Will Change How You Think 2The way people see the world often reflects the way they see themselves. If they think that the world is only a well of lies and deceptions, then they themselves can be full of lies and deceptions. Watch out for those people who always tell you how corrupt the rest of the world is. As the saying goes, “It takes one to know one”.

~ David J. Lieberman




Aphorism number 7:

The ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus on the types of acceptable neurotic behaviors.

~ Terence McKenna

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Aphorism number 8:

All forms of life in the universe can be considered as manifestations of the one and universal principle of life in various forms; the whole Cosmos, being a product of the Universal Mind, can be considered as universal, absolute consciousness, becoming relative in separate forms.

The universal consciousness of the Universal Mind forms centers of spiritual consciousness in living beings, by which each being can feel and know its environment; and as the kind of living beings expands, their consciousness and their power of sensation and perception develop with it; for all their powers belong to the spirit and not to the body: the latter without the spirit is only a lifeless form.

~ Franz Hartmann




Aphorism number 9:

Since time without beginning, the nature of the awakened mind and emptiness has consisted of the same, absolute non-duality of no birth or death, no existence or non-existence, no purity or impurity, no movement or immobility, no young or old, no inside or outside, no shape and form, no sound and color.

Neither striving nor by seeking, one should not use the intellect to understand nor the words to express the awakened mind. Do not think that it is a place or a thing, a name, or a form. It is only then that we realize that all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and living beings have the same natural state of the great Nirvana.

~ Huang Po




Aphorism number 10:

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open up to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We must learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open ourselves to our ability to love others or to our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest on the fearlessness and open vision of people who embrace life.

~ John Lennon

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