Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Agrippa

Natural Magick is the chief power of all the natural Sciences; the top, perfection, and active part of Natural Philosophy; which by the assistance of natural forces and faculties, through their mutual & opportune application, performs those things that are above Human Reason.

Agrippa

No one who is not utterly blind can fail to see that God gathered all the beauty of which the whole world is capable of in woman. Woman far excels Man. Woman was not composed of any inanimate or vile dirt, but of a more refined and purified substance, enlivened and actuated by a Rational Soul, whose operations speak it a beam, or bright ray of Divinity.

Agrippa

The meaning we have dispersed in various places and gathered again; what we have concealed in one place we have disclosed in another, that it may be understood by your wisdom.

Agrippa

All sciences are only the ordinances and opinions of men, as injurious as profitable, as pestilent as wholesome, as ill as good, in no part perfect, but doubtful and full of error and contention.

AjogiMasters of Mahamudra

The world within worlds within it dissolved.

Al-Ghazali

In the time of the philosophers, as at every other period, there existed some of these fervent mystics. God does not deprive this world of them, for they are its sustainers.

Al-Ghazali

If the thought that he is effaced from self occurs to one with a realization of fans ['no-mind'], that is a defect. The highest state is to be effaced from effacement.

Al-Ghazali

I have poked into every dark recess, I have made an assault on every problem, I have plunged into every abyss, I have scrutinized the creed of every sect, I have tried to lay bare the inmost doctrines of every community. All this have I done that I might distinguish between true and false, between sound tradition and heretical innovation.

Al-Ghazali

To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.

Al-Ghazali

Desire makes slaves out of kings, and patience makes kings out of slaves.

Al-Ghazali

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good; I was actually being redirected to something better.

Al-Ghazali

Soft words soften the hearts that are harder than rock, harsh words harden hearts that are softer than silk.

Al-Ghazali

Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.

Al-Ghazali

All of a man’s happiness is in his being the master of his ego, while all his suffering is in his ego being his master.

Al-Ghazali

Whosoever complains of the bad character of another man has revealed the badness of his own character.

Al-Ghazali

Know that thankfulness is from the highest of stations, and it is higher than patience, fear, and detachment of the world.

Al-Ghazali

We are creatures that love to blame the external, not realizing that the problem is usually internal.

Al-Ghazali

Knowledge without action is wastefulness and action without knowledge is foolishness.

Al-Ghazali

The tongue is very small and light but it can take you to the greatest heights and it can put you in the lowest depths.

Al-Kindi

We ought not to be embarrassed of appreciating the truth and of obtaining it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us. Nothing should be dearer to the seeker of truth than the truth itself, and there is no deterioration of the truth, nor belittling either of one who speaks it or conveys it