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Externals Sayings By Namkhai Norbu: But karma is not in fact a material accumulation, and does not depend on externals; But karma is not in fact a material accumulation, and does not depend on externals; rather its power to condition us depends on the obstacles that impede our knowledge. If we compare our karma and the ignorance that creates it to a dark room, knowledge of the primordial state would be like a lamp, which, when lit in the room, at once causes the darkness to disappear, enlightening everything. In the same way, if one has the presence of the primordial state, one can overcome all hindrances in an instant. — Namkhai Norbu
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Externals Sayings By Thomas Daniel Nehrer: You are the only real authority in your life, but you yield that status to You are the only real authority in your life, but you yield that status to so many externals by believing in them, by having been punished or forced into accepting them. — Thomas Daniel Nehrer
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Externals Sayings By Tab Hunter: I wasn't an actor. They they take the externals. Here I was, a kid thrown I wasn't an actor. They they take the externals. Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name, starring in motion pictures. — Tab Hunter
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Externals Sayings By Henrik Ibsen: People want only special revolutions, in externals, in politics, and so on. But that's just People want only special revolutions, in externals, in politics, and so on. But that's just tinkering. What is really is called for is a revolution of the human mind. — Henrik Ibsen
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Externals Sayings By Kyan Douglas: That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals. — Kyan Douglas
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Externals Sayings By Radhanath Swami: If we become overly attached to externals, we may forget their very purpose: to purify If we become overly attached to externals, we may forget their very purpose: to purify the heart — Radhanath Swami
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Externals Sayings By Andrew Solomon: Perhaps depression can best be described as emotional pain that forces itself on us against Perhaps depression can best be described as emotional pain that forces itself on us against our will, and then breaks free of its externals. — Andrew Solomon
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Externals Sayings By Kahlil Gibran: The poets and writers are trying to understand the reality of woman, but up to The poets and writers are trying to understand the reality of woman, but up to this day they have not understand the hidden secret of her heart because they look upon her from behind the sexual veil and see nothing but the externals: they look upon her from magnifying glass of hatefulness and find nothing except weakness and submission. — Kahlil Gibran
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Externals Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: Things of themselves cannot touch the soul at all. They have no entry to the Things of themselves cannot touch the soul at all. They have no entry to the soul, and cannot turn or move it. The soul alone turns and moves itself, making all externals presented to it cohere with the judgements it thinks worthy of itself. — Marcus Aurelius
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Externals Sayings By Tedd Tripp: God is concerned with the heart - the well-spring of life (Proverbs 4:23). Parents tend God is concerned with the heart - the well-spring of life (Proverbs 4:23). Parents tend to focus on the externals of behavior rather than the internal overflow of the heart. — Tedd Tripp
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Externals Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: God sees the minds (ruling principles) of all men bared of the material vesture and God sees the minds (ruling principles) of all men bared of the material vesture and rind and impurities. For with his intellectual part alone he touches the intelligence only which has flowed and been derived from himself into these bodies. And if thou also usest thyself to do this, thou wilt rid thyself of thy much trouble. For he who regards not the poor flesh which envelops him, surely will not trouble himself by looking after raiment and dwelling and fame and such like externals and show. — Marcus Aurelius
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Externals Sayings By Timothy Leary: To describe externals, you become a scientist. To describe experience, you become an artist. To describe externals, you become a scientist. To describe experience, you become an artist. — Timothy Leary
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Externals Sayings By Robert Dykstra: I harbor ill feelings toward a society, and a clergy, that allows marriage partners to I harbor ill feelings toward a society, and a clergy, that allows marriage partners to split over the smallest incompatibility, where divorce comes in a multitude of flavors, like Baskin Robbins ice cream, where men and women can blame one another and everything except themselves for matrimony's mess. They look for externals over which they have no control and, fingering them, take no responsibility. — Robert Dykstra
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Externals Sayings By Mark Strand: And Robert Lowell, of course - in his poems, we're not located in his actual And Robert Lowell, of course - in his poems, we're not located in his actual life. We're located more in the externals, in the journalistic facts of his life. — Mark Strand
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Externals Sayings By Ilchi Lee: You will be able to live as your authentic self when you find that infinite You will be able to live as your authentic self when you find that infinite source of energy and that mind, bright and shining like the sun. Then you won't need to become anyone other than yourself. You won't need to depend on externals for your health and happiness, and you won't need to look outside yourself to find passion and hope for life. — Ilchi Lee
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Externals Sayings By Ellen G. White: True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. — Ellen G. White
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Externals Sayings By Joseph Conrad: My weakness consists in not having a discriminating eye for the incidental for the externals, My weakness consists in not having a discriminating eye for the incidental
for the externals,
no eye for the hod of the rag-picker or the fine linen of the next mean. Next man
that's it. I have met so many men." he pursued, with momentary sadness
"met them too with a certain, certain impact, let us say; like this fellow, for instance
and in each case all I could see was merely a human being. A confounded democratic quality of vision which may be better than total blindness, but has been of no advantage to me
I can assure you. Men expect one to take into account their fine linen. But I never could get up any enthusiasm about these things. Oh! It's a failing; and then comes a soft evening; a lot of men too indolent for whist
and a story ... " [p.44] — Joseph Conrad
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Externals Sayings By Epictetus: If you would improve, be content to be thought foolish and dull with regard to If you would improve, be content to be thought foolish and dull with regard to externals. Do not desire to be thought to know anything; and though you should appear to others to be somebody, distrust yourself. For be assured, it is not easy at once to keep your will in harmony with nature and to secure externals; but while you are absorbed in the one, you must of necessity neglect the other. XIV — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Sheila Cassidy: As I write this it sounds rather negative and hard but I do not mean As I write this it sounds rather negative and hard but I do not mean it to be so. Happiness grounded in reality is far deeper than that built upon fantasy, and suffering teaches one that happiness can catch a person unawares in the midst of deprivation and desolation. There is a certain stripping away of the externals which makes one more sensitive to joy as well as to sorrow. — Sheila Cassidy
Externals Sayings By Philip Yancey: Politics deals with externals: borders, wealth, crimes. Authentic forgiveness deals with the evil in a Politics deals with externals: borders, wealth, crimes. Authentic forgiveness deals with the evil in a person's heart, something for which politics has no cure. — Philip Yancey
Externals Sayings By A.W. Tozer: We are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity which is in Christ is We are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart. The shallowness of our inner experience, the hollowness of our worship, and the servile imitation of the world which marks our promotional methods all testify that we, in this day, know God only imperfectly, and the peace of God scarcely at all. If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity. — A.W. Tozer
Externals Sayings By Henry Fielding: Good-breeding is not confined to externals, much less to any particular dress or attitude of Good-breeding is not confined to externals, much less to any particular dress or attitude of the body; it is the art of pleasing, or contributing as much as possible to the ease and happiness of those with whom you converse. — Henry Fielding
Externals Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: In any case one can never forbear to smile at such a despairer, who, humanly In any case one can never forbear to smile at such a despairer, who, humanly speaking, although he is in despair, is so very innocent. Commonly such a despairer is infinitely comic. Think of a self (and next to God there is nothing so eternal as a self), and then that this self gets the notion of asking whether it might not let itself become or be made into another ... than itself. And yet such a despairer, whose only wish is this most crazy of all transformations, loves to think that this change might be accomplished as easily as changing a coat. For the immediate man does not recognize his self, he recognizes himself only by his dress, he recognizes (and here again appears the infinitely comic trait) he recognizes that he has a self only by externals. — Soren Kierkegaard
Externals Sayings By James Carroll: Saint Paul lives in the Christian imagination as the chief sponsor of Christian contempt for Saint Paul lives in the Christian imagination as the chief sponsor of Christian contempt for Jews, the avatar of law versus grace, flesh versus spirit, works versus faith, Moses versus Jesus, the Old Covenant versus the New. This brutal dichotomizing was attributed to Paul most influentially by Martin Luther, who used a perceived Jewish legalism, materialism, and obsession with externals as stand-ins for the decadence of his nemesis, the pope. "Because the Papists, like the Jews," he wrote, "insist that anyone wishing to be saved must observe their ceremonies, they will perish like the Jews."39 After Luther, both Protestants and Catholics read Paul as the preeminent tribune of Jewish corruption - a misreading that had terrible consequences, especially in Luther's Germany, where the Volk were defined in ontological opposition to Juden. Paul's — James Carroll
Externals Sayings By Tedd Tripp: I have spoken to many parents who feared they were producing little hypocrites who were I have spoken to many parents who feared they were producing little hypocrites who were proud and self-righteous. Hypocrisy and self-righteousness is the result of giving children a keepable law and telling them to be good. To the extent they are successful, they become like the Pharisees ... The genius of Phariseeism was that it reduced the law to a keepable standard of externals that any self-disciplined person could do. In their pride and self-righteousness, they rejected Christ. — Tedd Tripp
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own... — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Elizabeth Cady Stanton: With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: Taking account of the value of externals, you see, comes at some cost to the Taking account of the value of externals, you see, comes at some cost to the value of one's own character. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Frances E. Willard: In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion. — Frances E. Willard
Externals Sayings By Douglas Wilson: How would you describe the spiritual aroma of your home? The source of this aroma How would you describe the spiritual aroma of your home? The source of this aroma is the relationship between husband and wife. Many can fake an attempt at keeping God's standards in some external way. What we cannot fake is the resulting, distinctive aroma of pleasure to God. Most marriage books address the mere externals of marriage, without seeking to understand the heart issues. Godly marriages proceed from an obedient heart, and the greatest desire of an obedient heart is the glory of God, not the happiness of the household. — Douglas Wilson
Externals Sayings By Rainn Wilson: Our society is all about focusing on the externals, "These people like me, I'm successful Our society is all about focusing on the externals, "These people like me, I'm successful because of these people, they view me as being good" and we need to take that vision and instead of expanding it outwards we need to look inside ourselves. — Rainn Wilson
Externals Sayings By Eknath Easwaran: But when we train the senses we conserve our vital energy, the very stuff of But when we train the senses we conserve our vital energy, the very stuff of life. Patient and secure within, we do not have to look to externals for satisfaction. No matter what happens outside--whether events are for or against us, however people behave towards us, whether we get what pleases us or do not--we are in no way dependent. Then it is that we can give freely to others; then it is that we can love. — Eknath Easwaran
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: If you ever happen to turn your attention to externals, for the pleasure of any If you ever happen to turn your attention to externals, for the pleasure of any one, be assured that you have ruined your scheme of life. Be contented, then, in everything, with being a philosopher; and if you with to seem so likewise to any one, appear so to yourself, and it will suffice you. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Aiden Wilson Tozer: Religious externals may have meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not Religious externals may have meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not only useless but may actually become snares, deceiving them into a false and perilous sense of security. — Aiden Wilson Tozer
Externals Sayings By Louis Auchincloss: You don't know the things in your childhood that influence you. You can't possibly know You don't know the things in your childhood that influence you. You can't possibly know them. People today try to analyze the early environment and the reasons for something that happened, but if you look at children of the same family
children who have identical parents, go to identical schools, have an almost identical upbringing, and yet who have totally different experiences and neuroses
you realize that what influences the children is not so much the obvious externals as their emotional experiences. Of course any psychiatrist knows that. — Louis Auchincloss
Externals Sayings By Francis De Sales: Almost all those who have written concerning the devout life have had chiefly in view Almost all those who have written concerning the devout life have had chiefly in view persons who have altogether quitted the world; or at any rate they have taught a manner of devotion which would lead to such total retirement. But my object is to teach those who are living in towns, at court, in their own households, and whose calling obliges them to a social life, so far as externals are concerned. — Francis De Sales
Externals Sayings By David Deida: [To the masculine lover] Without a deep sense of purpose to direct your daily life, [To the masculine lover] Without a deep sense of purpose to direct your daily life, you will be directed by externals-financial need, your children's needs, your lover's needs-and you will begin to blame them for your lack of fulfillment. You will feel trapped in obligations, and your resentments will show. You will hold back in your relationships with your lover and family, not really wanting to be there, unsure what else to do, mired in ambiguity, guilt, and anger. Your actions will lack integrity and follow-through. Your feminine lover won't be able to trust you in everyday life or open to you sexually. [Pg 121] — David Deida
Externals Sayings By George Washington: Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world. — George Washington
Externals Sayings By Rick Warren: Without a clear purpose, you will keep changing directions, jobs, relationships, churches, or other externals Without a clear purpose, you will keep changing directions, jobs, relationships, churches, or other externals - hoping each change will settle the confusion or fill the emptiness in your heart. — Rick Warren
Externals Sayings By William Bixby: Archimedes had discovered the truth about several important natural laws, but more significant - at Archimedes had discovered the truth about several important natural laws, but more significant - at least from Galileo's standpoint - was Archimedes's discovery of a way for a scientist to solve problems: first separating what he truly wants to solve from irrelevant externals and then attacking the core of the problem with boldness and imagination. Galileo realized that this approach was suitable for his own studies — William Bixby
Externals Sayings By Kedar Nath Tiwari: Religions are all living faiths and their essence does not consist in their externals such Religions are all living faiths and their essence does not consist in their externals such as rituals, methods of prayer, ceremonies, etc. It rather consist in the inner beliefs and convictions which they carry along with them and which give their followers a distinctive character and way of life. — Kedar Nath Tiwari
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: The condition and characteristic of an uninstructed person is this: he never expects from himself The condition and characteristic of an uninstructed person is this: he never expects from himself profit (advantage) nor harm, but from externals. The condition and characteristic of a philosopher is this: he expects all advantage and all harm from himself. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Eleanor Robson Belmont: An actor rides in a bus or railroad train; he sees a movement and applies An actor rides in a bus or railroad train; he sees a movement and applies it to a new role. The whole garment in which the actor hides himself is made of small externals of observation fitted to his conception of a role. — Eleanor Robson Belmont
Externals Sayings By Hippocrates: Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate. — Hippocrates
Externals Sayings By John F. Carlson: We must not imitate the externals of nature with so much fidelity that the picture We must not imitate the externals of nature with so much fidelity that the picture fails to evoke that wonderful teasing recurrence of emotion that marks the contemplation of a work of art. — John F. Carlson
Externals Sayings By David Hickman: When our identities are tethered to externals, our sense of self-worth is always in danger. When our identities are tethered to externals, our sense of self-worth is always in danger. In the end, we become hypersensitive, insecure, and discontent, always comparing ourselves to the next parent, the next young professional, the next pastor across town. But — David Hickman
Externals Sayings By Shashi Tharoor: India ... was like an ancient palimpsest on which layer upon layer of thought and India ... was like an ancient palimpsest on which layer upon layer of thought and reverie had been inscribed, and yet no succeeding layer had completely hidden or erased what had been written previously ... Though outwardly there was diversity and infinite variety among our people, everywhere there was that tremendous impress of oneness, which had held all of us together for ages ... [India] was a world in itself, a culture and a civilization which gave shape to all things. Foreign influences poured in ... and were absorbed. Disruptive tendencies gave rise immediately to an attempt to find a synthesis. Some kind of a dream of unity has occupied the mind of India since the dawn of civilization. That unity was not conceived as something imposed from outside, a standardization of externals or even of beliefs. It was something deeper and, within its fold, the widest tolerance of belief and custom was practiced and every variety acknowledged and even encouraged. — Shashi Tharoor
Externals Sayings By Zhuangzi: Can you be a little baby? The baby howls all day, yet its throat never Can you be a little baby? The baby howls all day, yet its throat never gets hoarse - harmony at its height! The baby makes fists all day, yet its fingers never get cramped - virtue is all it holds to. The baby stares all day without blinking its eyes - it has no preferences in the world of externals. — Zhuangzi
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: Stop honouring externals, quit turning yourself into the tool of mere matter, or of people Stop honouring externals, quit turning yourself into the tool of mere matter, or of people who can supply you or deny you those material things. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: When one maintains his proper attitude in life, he does not long after externals. When one maintains his proper attitude in life, he does not long after externals. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Billy Graham: Christianity is not primarily a matter of externals, nevertheless it does find expression in conversation, Christianity is not primarily a matter of externals, nevertheless it does find expression in conversation, habits, recreation, emphasis, and ambitions to be noted in our daily life. — Billy Graham
Externals Sayings By Ryan Holiday: In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices. - EPICTETUS — Ryan Holiday
Externals Sayings By A.W. Tozer: If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity. Now as always God discovers Himself to "babes" and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few). We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond. — A.W. Tozer
Externals Sayings By Betty White: I know unless I'm true to myself I couldn't be happy. Too much emphasis is I know unless I'm true to myself I couldn't be happy. Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character. — Betty White
Externals Sayings By Lance Henriksen: When I'm making a movie, I never watch the dailies. I see the movie once When I'm making a movie, I never watch the dailies. I see the movie once and that's it. It's really not about that for me. It's not about the externals. When I'm on a set, I don't want to see it. I want to be subjective in it. That's my habit now. — Lance Henriksen
Externals Sayings By Kyan Douglas: The externals are important but I'm not interested in superficiality. The externals are important but I'm not interested in superficiality. — Kyan Douglas
Externals Sayings By Gilbert K. Chesterton: The coming peril is the intellectual, educational, psychological and artistic overproduction, which, equally with economic The coming peril is the intellectual, educational, psychological and artistic overproduction, which, equally with economic overproduction, threatens the well-being of contemporary civilisation. People are inundated, blinded, deafened, and mentally paralysed by a flood of vulgar and tasteless externals, leaving them no time for leisure, thought, or creation from within themselves. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
Externals Sayings By Marguerite Yourcenar: We lose track of everything, and of everyone, even ourselves. The facts of my father's We lose track of everything, and of everyone, even ourselves. The facts of my father's life are less known to me than those of the life of Hadrian. My own existence, if I had to write of it, would be reconstructed by me from externals, laboriously, as if it were the life of someone else: I should have to turn to letters, and to the recollections of others, in order to clarify such uncertain memories. What is ever left but crumbled walls, or masses of shade? — Marguerite Yourcenar
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: You must be one man, either good or bad. You must cultivate either your own You must be one man, either good or bad. You must cultivate either your own ruling faculty or externals, and apply yourself either to things within or without you; that is, be either a philosopher, or one of the vulgar. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Horace Walpole: How much on outward show does all depend,If virtues from within no lustre lend!Strip off How much on outward show does all depend,
If virtues from within no lustre lend!
Strip off th'externals M and Y, the rest
Proves Majesty itself is but a Jest. — Horace Walpole
Externals Sayings By Rumi: Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away. — Rumi
Externals Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: The wise man should withdraw his soul within, out of the crowd, and keep it The wise man should withdraw his soul within, out of the crowd, and keep it in freedom and power to judge things freely; but as for externals, he should wholly follow the accepted fashions and forms. — Michel De Montaigne
Externals Sayings By Frank Lloyd Wright: True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park. At its best it is an emphasis of structure, a realization in graceful terms of the nature of that which is ornamented — Frank Lloyd Wright
Externals Sayings By Etty Hillesum: The externals are simply so many props; everything we need is within us. The externals are simply so many props; everything we need is within us. — Etty Hillesum
Externals Sayings By Marisa De Los Santos: But I've always been a sucker for externals alone: the shape, the shine, what the But I've always been a sucker for externals alone: the shape, the shine, what the surface suggests to my palm. So mechanically disinclined it's verging on criminal, I never understood the beauty of an object's workings until Linny sat my reluctant self down one day and showed me her camera. Within fifteen minutes, I had fallen hard for the whole gadgety, eyelike nature of the thing: a tiny piece of glass slowing, bending, organizing light - light - into your grandmother, the Grand Canyon, the begonia on the windowsill, the film keeping the image like a secret. Grandmother, canyon, begonia tucked neatly into the sleek black box, like bugs in a jar. My mind boggled. — Marisa De Los Santos
Externals Sayings By Caroline Knapp: There's something about sober living and sober thinking, about facing long afternoons without the numbing There's something about sober living and sober thinking, about facing long afternoons without the numbing distraction of anesthesia that disabuses you of the belief in the externals, shows you that strength and hope come not from circumstances or the acquisition of things, but from the simple accumulation of active experience, from gritting the teeth and checking the items off the list, one by one, even if it's painful and you're afraid. — Caroline Knapp
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: If you would improve, submit to be considered wihout sense and foolish with respect to If you would improve, submit to be considered wihout sense and foolish with respect to externals. Wish to be considered to know nothing; and if you shall seem to someone to be a person of importance, distrust yourself. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Epictetus: If you want to make progress, put up with being perceived as ignorant or naive If you want to make progress, put up with being perceived as ignorant or naive in worldly matters, don't aspire to a reputation for sagacity. If you do impress others as somebody, don't altogether believe it. You have to realize, it isn't easy to keep your will in agreement with nature, as well as externals. Caring about the one inevitably means you are going to shortchange the other. — Epictetus
Externals Sayings By Radhanath Swami: Pure love of God is our nature, but we are so much diverted, so much Pure love of God is our nature, but we are so much diverted, so much distracted by the externals that we've forgotten that it's our essence. — Radhanath Swami
Externals Sayings By Richard J. Foster: Jesus teaches that we must go beyond the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees Jesus teaches that we must go beyond the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees (Matt. 5:20). Yet we need to see that their righteousness was no small thing. They were committed to following God in a way that many of us are not prepared to do. One factor, however, was always central to their righteousness: externalism. Their righteousness consisted in control over externals, often including the manipulation of others. The extent to which we have gone beyond the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees is seen in how much our lives demonstrate the internal work of God upon the heart. To be sure, this will have external results, but the work will be internal. It is easy in our zeal for the Spiritual Discplines to turn them into the external righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees. — Richard J. Foster
Externals Sayings By Jonathan Sacks: When my late father died - now I'm in mourning for my late mother - When my late father died - now I'm in mourning for my late mother - that sense of grief and bereavement suddenly taught me that so many things that I thought were important, externals, etc., all of that is irrelevant. You lose a parent, you suddenly realize what a slender thing life is, how easily you can lose those you love. Then out of that comes a new simplicity and that is why sometimes all the pain and the tears lift you to a much higher and deeper joy when you say to the bad times, I will not let you go until you bless me. — Jonathan Sacks