“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ― Carl Sagan.
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ― Carl Sagan
To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean”, says the persevering soul; “at my will mountains will crumble up”. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal. Vivekananda.
“Those who do not work on themselves waste their life in sadness or in vain pleasures which leave only deceptions. Thus, their life is wasted in sighing.” -Samael Aun Weor.
“Initiation is your life itself. Initiation is profoundly internal. Initiation is profoundly individual.” Samael Aun Weor.
“O Arjuna, it does not befit you to yield to this unmanliness. Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise, O vanquisher of enemies." ― Bhagavad Gita
“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan.
“Love and desire are absolutely opposite.” – Samael Aun Weor.
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” -Romans 6:5
"Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of the wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves." – Matthew 10:16
“Everything passes.” ― Samael Aun Weor
“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” ― Lao Tzu.
“Turn your eyes away from fear. Discontinue the conversations of fear if you choose to embrace the fullness of your heart” -St. Germain.
"The awakening of consciousness is only possible through liberation and emancipation from mental dualism, from the battle of the antitheses, from intellectual waves." ― Samael Aun Weor.
“Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the Angels or Devas attain to direct freedom without human birth.” ― Swami Vivekananda.
“Ah, merciless Love, is there any length to which you cannot force the human heart to go?” ― Virgil.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle.
“Light at dawn, light at midday, light at nightfall, what is important is that there be light.” - Transcendent Axiom, Arcane 16
“We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” - Albert Einstein.
“The first mission of the philosopher is to shed all conceit. Since it is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” ― Epictetus.
“Love is the summum of wisdom. Love is the life that palpitates in each atom as it palpitates in each Sun.” Samael Aun Weor.
"If the rod of justice is to be bent, let it not be by the weight of a gift but by that of mercy." Don Quixote
“Man has his Being in Truth--if he sacrifices Truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays Truth betrays himself.” Novalis
“The wind and the waves always favour he, who knows how to navigate.” ― Transcendent axiom of the Arcane 2
“It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous -- even death is terrible only if we fear it.” ― Epictetus
"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." ― Lao Tzu
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.” ― Albert Einstein.
"Everything is possible to him who wills only what is true! Rest in Nature, study, know, then dare; dare to will, dare to act and be silent!" ― Éliphas Lévi.
"The torch of the wisdom has to be taken up to illuminate the path to others. One has to be disposed to give even the last drop of blood for all our fellow men, with true, disinterested and pure love." Samael Aun Weor
"The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
"Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave." ― George Gurdjieff.
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection" ― Michelangelo Buonarroti.
"The wicked obey their passions, as slaves their owners". Diogenes of Sinope
"If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred." ― Bhagavad Gita
"God changes not what is in a people, until they change what is in themselves." — Quran 13:11
"The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit." — Johann Sebastian Bach
"Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance." — Sivananda Saraswati.
"Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth." ―The Dhammapada
"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself." ― Leonardo da Vinci.
"Bless the work of your hands; and into the labor of thought, put heart." ― Transcendent Axiom, Arcane 4
"We take spiritual initiation when we become conscious of the Divine within us, and thereby contact the Divine without us." ― Dion Fortune.
"Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other." ― Novalis.
"There is enough in the world for everyone's need; there is not enough for everyone's greed." ― Mahatma Gandhi
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.”― Psalms23
"Whoever may want to awake consciousness, must eliminate from within all the undesirable elements which constitute the Ego, the "I", the Myself, within which the essence is bottled." ― Samael Aun Weor.
"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way." ― Heraclitus.
"Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path." ― Abdu'l-Bahá
"I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon."
"The human society is the extension of the individual. Therefore, if we really want a radical change, if we want a better world, we need to change individually." ― Samael Aun Weor.
"Do not be afraid of your difficulties. Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity." ― Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky.
"Reality resembles a mirror. Every deed we perform, each emotion we display and every word we speak is reflected back to our lives in equal measure." ― The Zohar: The Book of Splendor.
"…for hope is always born at the same time as love..." ― Don Quixote.
"Be humble in order to attain enlightenment, and after having attained it, be more humble yet." ― Samael Aun Weor
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." ― Lao Tzu.
"Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself." ― Yogananda.
"Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all." ― Khalil Gibran
"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." ― Victor Hugo.
"Everything is possible to him who wills only what is true! Rest in Nature, study, know, then dare; dare to will, dare to act and be silent!" - Éliphas Lévi.
"Fundamental Education helps each individual to discover the true values that emerge as a result of profound investigation and understanding of oneself." Samael Aun Weor
"Have not I commanded thee, saying, Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be discouraged? for I the Lord thy God will be with thee whithersoever thou goest." ― Joshua 1:9
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." ― Emmanuel Kant
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." ― William Shakespeare.
"If we want to stop being machines, if we want to awaken conscience, to have real capacity to do, it is urgent to begin by knowing ourselves and then dissolving the psychological self (defects)." ― Samael Aun Weor
"Error runs down an inclined plane, while Truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill." ― Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
"He that gives should never remember, he that receives should never forget." The Talmud.
"An evil-minded man is quick to see His neighbor's faults, though small as mustard seed; but when he turns his eyes towards his own, though large as bilva fruit, he none descries." – Mahabharata.
"Be in your deeds as you are in your thoughts." ― Arcane 1, Transcendent Axiom.
"There are things which merit reflection, analysis, comprehension. In order for the Second Logos, Vishnu or the Cosmic Christ, to be able to save a man, He must become the PERSONAL, INTIMATE, JESUS CHRIST. The Christ is essentially a cosmic force; only if that force is humanized in some manner may it save a man. THE LAW OF THE SOLAR LOGOS, THE COSMIC CHRIST, IS SACRIFICE FOR HUMANITY." ― Samael Aun Weor.
"Love conquers all; let us, too, yield to Love!" ― Bucolics. Virgil.
"The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence." ― J. Krishnamurti.
"Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone they say come all their miseries yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share." ― Homer, the Odyssey.
"Only the one who awakens consciousness becomes an individual, however, the individual is not the end, later, we have to reach super-individuality." Samael Aun Weor.
"Such is the end of the evildoer: the death of a sinner always reflects his life." Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart.
"I sing praise unto thee in my hymn with which I sang praise in the height and with which I sang praise unto thee when I was in the chaos. Let it come into thy presence, and give heed, O Light, to my repentance." Pistis Sophia.
"Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge." Dante Alighieri.
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." ― Deuteronomy 6:5
"Inaction in a deed of mercy becomes an action in a deadly sin." ― Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Voice of the Silence.
"If, indeed, we yearn for a radical change, then it is urgent to value the Gnostic esoteric work. It is indispensable to comprehend and appreciate it." ― Samael Aun Weor.
"With the terrible Fire of Love we can transform ourselves into Gods to enter majestically into the Amphitheatre of Cosmic Science." ― Samael Aun Weor.
"Science without conscience is the soul's perdition." ― Francois Rabelais, Pantagruel.
"My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am, standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding, Oh conqueror of the enemy!" ― the Bhagavad Gita
"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another." ― Homer, the Iliad
"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"It is better to drink the wine of meditation in the sacred cup of the concentration of thought. Let us concentrate our mind on our inner God." Samael Aun Weor
"Music is a higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy." ― Ludwig van Beethoven
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1-3
"The karma of evil actions from past incarnations can be Forgiven by the Divine Mother. When repentance is absolute, punishment is worthless." Samael Aun Weor
"An evil deed follows the fool burning him like live coal covered with ashes." – Dhammapada
"True Love is born of understanding" – Buddha
"The wise are restrained bodily, then they are restrained verbally, the wise are restrained mentally, they are indeed very well-restrained." – Dhammapada
"Wherever there is a tree that must be planted, plant it yourself; Wherever there is a mistake that must be amended, amend it yourself; Wherever there is an endeavor all others avoid, do it yourself; Let it be you the one who casts the stone off the road." – Gabriela Mistral. –
"Negligence and carelessness lead every human being to failure." – Samael Aun Weor
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." – Proverbs 17:22
"He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty." – Lao Tzu
"To be happy is very difficult, for that, one first of all needs to be meek." Samael Aun Weor
"When love is happy it takes the soul to the sweetness and goodness." Victor Hugo.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu.
"The Great Work is the interior conquest of oneself, of our real freedom in God." – Samael Aun Weor.
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Goethe.
"Our own particular, individual Cosmic Mother possesses wisdom, love and power. Absolute perfection exists within Her." Samael Aun Weor.
"Knowing thyself, that is the greatest Wisdom." Galileo Galilei.
"What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others." Confucius.
"Whoever wants to eliminate the 'I' has to begin by not being liar. All people are liars unto themselves, everyone lies to himself." Samael Aun Weor.
"Keeping to the main road is easy, but people love to be sidetracked." Tao Te King
"God is TRUTH. It is impossible to reach HIM, that is, TRUTH, except through LOVE." Gandhi.
"The true Occult Wisdom is studied in the Internal Worlds". Samael Aun Weor.
"The Truth is noble and sweet; it has the faculty to free us from evil. There is no other savior in the world than the Truth". Buddha.
"Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion." Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
"Do not wander outside yourself, but return inside yourself, for within the interior man dwells the Truth." Saint Augustine of Hippo.
Wherever exists the "I" of the resentment, it cannot flourish the love. Samael Aun Weor.
"The truth is completely inside. We should not look for it outside of ourselves or want to carry it out by fighting with violence against external enemies." Mahatma Gandhi
"If I keep painful feelings of hatred, I will not enjoy inner peace nor will I find joy or happiness, I will be restless and I will be unable to sleep." Shantideva
"It is necessary to love our fellow men, but the love has to be demonstrated with clear and definitive facts." Samael Aun Weor
"Be like unto brothers; one in love, one in holiness, and one in your zeal for the truth." Buddha.
"He will easily be content and pacified, whose conscience is pure." Thomas à Kempis.
“Really, in the profound womb of Nature, in the most distant places, in the mystery of the forests, exist Goblins, Fairies, creatures that the people of the city do not remotely suspect.” Samael Aun Weor.
“In the work of dissolution of the "I", we need to completely give ourselves up to the Inner Christ. Sometimes, problems of difficult solution appear; suddenly the path is lost into inexplicable labyrinths and we do not know where it continues; only absolute obedience to the Inner Christ and to the Father who is in secret, can wisely orientate us in such cases.” Samael Aun Weor.
“A woman's imagination during pregnancy is fundamental for the development of the fetus. It has been demonstrated that every mother can, with her imagination, alter the psyche of the fetus.” Samael Aun Weor.
“Love and resentments are incompatible atomic substances. In love there can be no resentments of any kind. Love is eternal forgiveness.” Samael Aun Weor.
“If your plan is for one-year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.” Confucius.
"When the heart is seized with passion, the ears are closed for the advice, and in such time the sensible words, instead of tame, increase the fury." Fernando de Rojas
"It is better to limp along the road than to take great strides away from it. For who limps on the road, although he advances little, approaches the goal, while who goes out of it, the more he runs, the further he goes.”? Saint Augustine
“When we die within ourselves, when we dissolve the Psychological “I,” we can then enjoy the precious senses and powers of the Essence.” Samael Aun Weor
“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” ? Socrates
“We have the Consciousness here in this world, we must awaken it here if we really want to stop dreaming and live consciously in the higher worlds.” ? V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
“Vigilance is the path to the Deathless; Negligence the path to death. The vigilant do not die; The negligent are as if already dead.” ? Buddha.
“It is necessary to understand the beauty of kindness, to feel the beauty of good music, to love the beauty of creative art, to readjust our manner of thinking, feeling and acting” ? Samael Aun Weor.
“It takes forty muscles to frown and only fifteen to smile, why do you make the extra effort? - Swami Sivananda.
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao-Tse.
“To the mind that is still, the whole Universe surrenders” Lao Tzu.
“For the Being who has conquered the mind; that being’s mind is the best of friends; but for one whose mind is uncontrolled, that very mind acts as the worst of enemies.” Bhagavad Gita
“Take in all your actions a goal, in all things an end, and may it be to discover the essential.” Huiracocha
“We return victoriously into the profound bosom of Urania by working intensely upon ourselves and sacrificing ourselves for our fellowmen.” Samael Aun Weor
“The wise man doesn't walk, yet he arrives; doesn't see, yet he penetrates the essence of things; he doesn't act yet he fulfills.” Lao Tse
“With a deep and integral culture and spiritual, social and scientific base at the same time, we could radically change the current situation of the world”. ? Samael Aun Weor.
“Approve the good ones, tolerate the bad ones, love them all”. - Saint Augustine.
“Change thy character, beloved, change it through intelligent action, free of the battle of the opposites. - Samael Aun Weor.
“Let us launch every day, every hour, every moment, ideas of success, of conquest, of well-being. Let's be victorious and not defeated.” Huiracocha
“The Mayans knew the esoteric mysteries in depth. Each sculpture in itself indicates this.” - Samael Aun Weor.
“No one can arrive at “Real Illumination” nor exercise the absolute Priesthood of the Conscious Willpower, if he has not first died radically in himself here and now.” -Samael Aun Weor.
“Just as rain cannot penetrate a well-roofed house, so also, passion cannot penetrate a mind well-cultivated in Tranquility and Insight Development.” - Dhammapada.
“The objective of studying the Kabalah is to prepare us for the Superior Worlds.” - Samael Aun Weor.
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. - Romans 13:10.
“A mind conditioned by experiences of so many yesterdays can only see the present through the cloudy lens of the past. - Samael Aun Weor.
"What do the stars do? What do the numbers say? What do the spheres revolve? O souls that are lost and saved, they relate, they sing, they revolve-- your destinies!" ? Fragment from Hermes.
"The specific knowledge of the mysteries of life, of the Cosmos and of Nature is an extraordinary force that allows us to achieve Integral Revolution." Samael Aun Weor.
"By oneself indeed is evil done and by oneself is one defiled; by oneself is evil not done and by oneself is one purified. Purity and impurity depend entirely on oneself; no one can purify another.” Dhammapada
"In order to carry out the Great Work, great art and great patience are needed." Samael Aun Weor
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” Proverbs 29:11
“To correctly combine internal states with external events is to know how to live intelligently.” Samael Aun Weor.
“The discoveries of modern science do not disagree with the oldest traditions which claim an incredible antiquity for our race." Isis Unveiled, Helena Petronila Blavasky.
"Oh noble quietude, descend, return to the heart of humans ". Mozart?s Magic Flute.
“We need to change our way of thinking. We need to be less negligent. We need to become more serious and to face life in a different manner. We need to face life in its real and practical sense.” Samael Aun Weor
“Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” Buddha.
Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”. ?The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas.
"Kindness is a much more crushing force than anger." Samael Aun Weor.
" Wisdom springs from meditation; without meditation wisdom wanes." Dhammapada.
"The social interaction of practical life is the perfect mirror in which we are able to discover ourselves." Samael Aun Weor.
" Drink the wine of meditation in the delightful cup of perfect concentration. " Samael Aun Weor. The Mystery of the Golden Blossom.
"The spiritual guides open the door for you, but only you can go through it" Chinese Wisdom.
"It is necessary to take note of our daily psychological states, if we really want to change definitively" Samael Aun Weor.
"If we don't get to know the life yet, how it is going to be possible to know death?" Confucius.
"Subdue the senses and dominate the mind so that you may not react before external impacts." Samael Aun Weor.
"Gladly we rejoice in love and live by love alone. Love sweetens every trouble. "? The Magic Flute, Mozart.
"Christmas is a solar festival, an ineffable cosmic festival with its origin in the mysterious night of the centuries. "? Samael Aun Weor.
“A true gentleman makes demands upon himself but not upon others. Confucius. “? Confucius
"In order to investigate the superior worlds there is a need for logical thinking and a precise concept. " ? Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: "For the Few".
"Where devotional music is, God is always at hand with His gracious presence. " ? Johann Sebastian Bach
"Action free of mental dualism produces the awakening of consciousness." Samael Aun Weor.
"There are two ways to live life; as if nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein.
"The whole object of our Gnostic studies is to make the knowledge about ourselves become more conscious." Samael Aun Weor. The Great Rebellion.
"The sun rises and the sun sets and it returns once again to the place where it will be reborn." Transcendent Axiom. Arcanum Number 22.
"Man is contained in the Universe and the Universe is contained in man." Samael Aun Weor.
"Hypnotized by the huge amount of perceptions, the beings wander endlessly within the vicious wheel of Samsara." Jikm? Lingpa.
"Sow good deeds and you will reap the fruit of them." Helena Petronila Blavasky.
“When pride comes, the comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
"All of the brilliant, sparkling and palpitating planets in the inalterable, adorable, infinite space rest within the delectable bosom of the blessed Mother Goddess of the world." Samael Aun Weor. The Yellow Book
"Avoid committing any sin, make good deeds and purify the own mind, such are the teachings of those who are awake." Dhammapada
"We can live in true happiness if we keep ourselves from troubling those who distress us and whenever living amongst those who afflict us, when abstaining from accepting their distress." Dhammapada
"When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father." Jesus. The Gospel of Thomas.
"If you can empty yourself of everything, you will have lasting peace" Tao Te Ching, 16.
"The lips of Wisdom remain closed up, except for the ear capable of understanding" Hermes Trismegistus
"We have to look for the direct Wisdom from the archaeological documents through the majestic science of meditation" Samael Aun Weor
The elementals of the plants play as innocent children amidst the ineffable melodies of the Mother Goddess of the World's great Eden. Samael Aun Weor
We, the Gnostics, are who have to fight to take out from the dust of centuries the Divine Wisdom. Samael Aun Weor
“In that Etheric Region, in that Fourth Dimension, live the Elemental creatures of Nature, and this is something that we should understand deeply. To such creatures we will give the name of Elementals, in fact because they live in the elements”. Samael Aun Weor
"Each atom of Nature is the body of a virginal spark that incessantly evolves through time and space." Samael Aun Weor
"To reach the nirvana, one must get the knowledge of oneself; and self-knowledge is the son of good deeds." Helena Blavatsky
"The true objective of education should be to awaken Conscience and put an end to fear." Samael Aun Weor
"People driven by fear go for refuge to mountains and forests, to sacred groves and shrines. That is not a safe refuge; that is not the best refuge. After having got to that refuge, a person is not delivered from all pains." Dhammapada
"The Truth is hidden at the bottom of each problem of our daily life." Samael Aun Weor
"Do not waste your time, don?t try to change anyone. You can?t even change the people you love? You can only change yourself." Buddha
"It is necessary to see everyone the same, for one, no one should be a stranger." Samael Aun Weor
"If you can't be the Sun, be the humble planet." Helena Petronila Blavastky
"To deify the mind is an absurdity because it is in itself only a fatal prison for the Consciousness." Samael Aun Weor
"My teaching is only about suffering, and the transformation of suffering." Buddha
"We must love and adore the whole of humanity, sacrificing ourselves for it, always ready to give even the last drop of our blood for the love of this poor suffering humanity." Samael Aun Weor
"Take care of the outside as well as inside, because everything is one." Buddha
"To love is to be delighted by the happiness of someone." Gottfried Leibniz.
"Those who have not found peace within are the ones at war with the rest of the world." Mahatma Gandhi.
"The human body might well be regarded as only an appearance. It hides our reality. It lies thick over our light, or our shadow. The reality is our soul.” Victor Hugo.
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.” Socrates.
“Oh blind Soul! Equip yourself with the torch of mysteries and in an earthly night you will be find your glorious double self, your heavenly self. Follow this divine guide, and they shall be thy Genius, your life. His hands will be the key to your existence in the past and future”. (Call to the Initiates) The Egyptian Book of the Dead.
"It is necessary to stop dreaming, to awaken Conscience and that awakening process should begin at home and school.” Samael Aun Weor. Fundamental Education.
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Sufi Master Rumi
"If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it." Tao Te King, Lao Tse 53
"Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke 11:35.
"With both a deep, integral culture and a spiritual, social and scientific basis we could radically change the current situation of the world." Samael Aun Weor, For the Few.
"God has two aspects, wisdom and love. As wisdom, God is the Father; as love, God is the Mother." Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book.
"Whenever someone desires to be healthy, it becomes necessary to ask them first if they are willing to suppress the causes of their illness." Hippocrates.
"If the esoteric student patiently scrutinizes everything that is in the Four Gospels, he will be able to prove to himself that Jesus never said that there are many paths." Samael Aun Weor
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius
“Anger, pride and competence are our real enemies.” Dalai Lama
“Karma is a medicine which is given for our own good. Karma is the law of compensation, not of vengeance.” Samael Aun Weor
“Cease not to seek day and night and remit not yourselves until ye find the mysteries of the Light-kingdom”. The Pistis Sophia
“You will understand a great truth when you get to realize that what you do to others, you are doing to yourself.” Lao Tse
“Everything is the result of the Law of Action and Consequence but with the possibility that a superior law transcends an inferior law.” Samael Aun Weor
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”. Confucius
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom”. Lao Tzu.
"The scenes of existence can be modified. One creates his own circumstances. ". Samael Aun Weor.
"Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom". Galileo Galilei.
"The experiences of life must be transformed into true comprehension...” Samael Aun Weor.
"Oh foolish desires of mortals! How weak are the reasons that lead us to not take off our flight from the ground.” Dante Alighieri.
"The Alchemy’s secret key is hidden in the laboratory of the man and woman.” Samael Aun Weor.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Saint Paul.
"We are all human beings. As such, we are part of a big family: THE HUMAN FAMILY. The pain of any human being will somehow affect the entire family.” Samael Aun Weor
"Well determined, very concrete thought, can be like shooting an arrow in this or that way." Master Huiracocha.
"Before all it’s necessary to look after the Soul, if you want the head and the rest of the body to function correctly.” Plato
"If you cannot do good, at least keep yourself from doing harm.” Hippocrates
"it is necessary to take note of our daily psychological states if we really want to change definitely.” Samael Aun Weor, “The Awakening of the Man”
"Be your own lamps. Be your own shelters. Hang on to the truth as a lamp. Hang on to the truth as a refuge”. Buddha
“Death is profoundly meaningful. Discovering what it is in itself we will know the secret of life”. Samael Aun Weor.
The Lord Krishna said: “Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot?”. Bhagavad Gita
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold”. Proverbs 3:13-14
"Weeds are a fault of fields, hate’s a human fault, hence offerings to the hateless bear abundant fruit.” Dhammapada
"The time has come for us to understand that the Eternal Feminine is the greatest power in this Universe”. Samael Aun Weor
"Whoever wants light, should give light, so he receives his payment”. Samael Aun Weor
"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin..” Universal Epistle of James, Ch 4, v17.
"The man has the possibilities of getting free gradually from the mechanical laws." Gurdieff
"We need a new revolutionary pedagogy, whose only objective is to become conscious of what we already know.” Samael Aun Weor, excerpt from the book: For the Few.
"Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments.” Confucius.
"The one who learns and learns and doesn’t practice is like the one who plows and plows and never plants.” Plato.
"The Most beautiful human deed, is to be useful to others.” Sophocles.
"Understanding transformed into secret means of action is splendid, wonderful, edifying and essentially dignifying.” Samael Aun Weor.
"No one saves us but ourselves. Nobody can and nobody may. We ourselves must walk the path." Buddha.
"If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior.” Gandhi.
"Many words are not proof of the wise man, because the sage only talk when it’s needed, and the words are measured and corresponding with the need.” Thales.
"Serve, love, give, purify yourself, meditate, fulfill yourself.” Swami Sivananda.
"In my mercy I dwell in their hearts and dispel their darkness of ignorance by the light of the lamp of wisdom.” Krishna.
"Knowing what’s correct and not doing it, it’s the worst cowardice.” Confucious.
"We are asleep people, unconscious people, and this is what is serious. Unfortunately, we think the best of ourselves and not even suspect that we are asleep.” Samael Aun Weor.
"To Investigate in the superior worlds, the logic thinking and the exact concept are needed.” Samael Aun Weor.
"Holding into anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Buddha
"Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.” Proverbs 23:4,5.
"Real Understanding manifests itself as spontaneous natural and simple action, free of the depressing process of choice, pure without indecisions of any type.” Samael Aun Weor.
"Life’s experiences should turn into real understanding.” Samael Aun Weor.
"He who is learning and learning and doesn’t apply what he knows is like the one who is plowing and plowing and doesn’t seed”. Plato
"The goal of every occultist is to dominate the laws of Nature to be useful to his fellows human beings” Master Huiracocha.
"Whoever finds himself is worthier that the world" Jesus the Christ.
"The Conscious will is represented by the Sacred Woman, Maria, Isis, who crushes the descending serpent’s head” Samael Aun Weor.
"Beauty is essentially spiritual. The authentic beauty lies in the heart" Swami Sivananda.
"There’s no love without deeds” Ren? Mey, French Humanist
"Each atom in Nature is the body of a virginal sparkle that incessantly evolves through time and space" V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
"The Divinity is I you, not in concepts or books." Hermann Hesse.
"In the Art, Science, Philosophy and Mystic rests the temple of Wisdom." Samael Aun Weor.
"Gnostics can awaken to the real state of Illumination only through the understanding and elimination of dreams." Samael Aun Weor
"Your vision will be clearer only when you manage to see within your heart". Carl G. Jung
"Nothing is indifferent in this world; a little stone can knock down the car of a lord of this world; remember that if the word is silver, the silence is gold". Master Huiracocha
" Defeatist thoughts handicap persons from elevating their mechanistic life to superior states. The majority of persons consider themselves defeated even before beginning the struggle or the Gnostic esoteric work." Samael Aun Weor
"Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do." Aristotle ?
"We should see life as a film, without ever identifying with any comedy, drama or tragedy, thus we would save conscious energy."
VM Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
"What's interesting is to see us as we really are; only in this way we could arrive to the truly knowledge of one-self." VM Samael Aun Weor
"Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets." Proverbs 5:15 and 16
"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would be enough to solve ?all the problems of the world." Mahatma Gandhi
Do no deppend on others' ideas or concepts because inside yourself is the Wisdom. For the Few. Samael Aun Weor
" Authentic faith is lived wisdom, exact cognition, direct experience." Samael Aun Weor
"The greatest victory is the one over oneself. " Buddha
"The man has not the power to create life. Therefore, he has not either, the right to destroy it. ". Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
"Strength your Soul against the stalk of the Ego, make it worth of the name of Diamond Soul". H.P. Blavatsky
"To love the esoteric work is indispensable when a complete inner transformation is really wanted. The Great Rebellion. Samael Aun Weor.
"If you don't know the life yet, how could be possible for you to know the death?." Confucius, Chinese philosopher.
"A hard word follows us and later falls upon him who pronounced it, like a ray of vengeance.." Samael Aun Weor, Zodiacal Course.
"The whole Earth is at the hand of the wise man, since the fatherland of an elevated soul is the Universe." Democritus.
"Our Lord, help me to be careful in everything I say, so that my mouth will not be my downfall." Ritual Praying.
"Our will is our sword of power, let's star growing it up to achieve the liberation of our Consciousness....." Samael Aun Weor. The Awakening of Man.
He who seeks for others' wellbeing, has already secured his own...." Confucius
"A soft word pacifies anger, and the discordant words break the harmony of the cosmic diapason, and generate disorders...." Samael Aun Weor
"Nothing can be taught to a man, only it's possibly to help him to discover it inside." Galileo Galilei
"In the same measure as we achieve the elimination of a defect or vice we will increase conscience in power, wisdom and love."
The Awakening of Man, Samael Aun Weor
" Only by realizing what selfishness and lack of generosity really are can the delicious fragrance of TRUE LOVE and EFFECTIVE GENEROSITY, which is not of the mind, burst forth in our hearts.." Samael Aun Weor
"When the wise points out the moon, the fool pay attention to the finger." Arab Proverb
"The one who does not fulfill during his lifetime the task he has been assigned to, has lived in vain" The Voice of Silence, HP Blavatsky
"We are all human beings. As such, we are part of a big family: THE HUMAN FAMILY. The pain of any human being will somehow affect the entire family." Samael Aun Weor
"Even though a man could defeat a thousand men in battle, he who defeat himself is the greatest warrior." Dhammapada
"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice." Ephesians 4:31
"The Woman, the Eternal Feminine envelops with her gaze of light the entire planet." Samael Aun Weor
"This is how one should be seated, in tenacious and lonely meditation, controlling their thoughts, setting apart his passions and renouncing his belongings , having for permanent abode a beautiful and quiet place." The Bhagavad Guita
"The Sun Stone, the famous Aztec calendar, is unquestionably a perfect summary of science, philosophy, art and religion". Samael Aun Weor
“Should I know that the world ends tomorrow, I, even today, would plant a tree.” Martin Luther King.
“The one who has real Faith doesn't need to believe.” Samael Aun Weor.
"Some men beg for signs so as to fall, others beg for wisdom so as to act, but the hopeful heart has all in its hopes." Transcendent Axiom Arcanum 17
"My son, let not these things depart from thine eyes, but observe wisdom and counsel. So they shall be life to thy soul, and grace unto thy [a]neck.." Proverbs 3:21-22
"The Music is the only corporeal introduction to the superior world of Knowledge." Ludwin Van Beethoven.
"Those with faith will become ineffable beings." Samael Aun Weor. The Yellow Book.
"The One that creates the world s incessantly, is triple. He is Brahma, the Father; he is Maya, the Mother; He is Vishn? the Essence-Son, Substance and Life. Each one contains the other two, and the three are only One in the ineffable" Brahmanism Doctrine. Upanishads
"Vanity is a relative of Pride; Vanity is talkative, pride is silent. When Vanity and Pride get together, they could make monstrosities"
Samael Aun Weor.
"Internalize the vagrant mind and fix it in the Lord. Then the meditation will be profound and intense. Don't open the eyes. Don't move from the seat. Melt yourself down into Him. Dive in the deep corners of your heart. Get immerse in the brilliant Atman. Drink the nectar of Immortality. Now enjoy the silence. Son of the nectar! Rejoice! Peace! Silence! Glory!" Swami Sivananda.
" The Gnostic must be a clean, tidy, decent, honest and upright person. lie should always be punctual and happy, never angry with anyone, nor should he be against anyone in any way." Samael Aun Weor - The Yellow Book
"The Soul of man is like the water: it comes from heaven, raises to heaven and returns again to Earth, in a eternal cycle." Goethe
"It's impossible to be refined when we don't know how to listen." Samael Aun Weor
"When wholeheartedly we help someone, when in a natural and spontaneous way we care for the tree and water the flowers in the garden even though no one required us, there is authentic generosity, genuine sympathy, true love." Samael Aun Weor
“The man always complains about what he calls "bad luck", but if he gets to remember what he did in his previous lives, he then would change his concept" Iamblichus
“Love is the only path to salvation" Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
“Listen to yourself and look at the Infinity of Space and Time. Over there is listened the singing of the Stars, the voice of the numbers, the harmony of the Spheres" Fragment (from Hermes)
“Everything we are emerges with our thoughts. With our thoughts we build the world. Speak or act with pure mind and the happiness will follow you just as your shadow, inseparable." Buddha, Dhammapada
“It's indispensable to fully understand the basis and "modus operandi" of the Law of Karma to orientate the ship of our life in a positive and exemplary way." Samael Aun Weor
"The mind should turn into a serene and stormless lake, where is reflected the complete panorama of the starry sky." Samael Aun Weor
"Dictators from the past, tyrants, were not unaware that it is easier to govern and enslave a nation of drinkers than that of abstainers." Samael Aun Weor
“If you want to change the world, change yourself" Mahatma Gandhi
“A person is what is his life; if that person doesn't modify nothing inside himself, if he doesn't transform radically his life, if he doesn't work upon himself, then he is wasting miserably his time " Samael Aun Weor
“There are only two days in the year when nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Therefore, today is the day for loving, growing and principally, living" The Dalai Lama
"The stubborn stops when finding a mistake, the wise man will not stop until finding the true." Samael Aun Weor
"It is possible to inherit the Light-Kingdom only by means of the Mysteries of Virtue." Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia
“The meditation should be correct. The mind should be exact. The logic thought and exact concept are needed for the internal senses to develop absolutely perfect." Samael Aun Weor, For the Few
"So that a man may be fully conscious of himself, all his aspects must become fully conscious." Samael Aun Weor, The Buddha's necklace
“Actions based on performance of sacrifice, charity and austerity should never be renounced; they certainly must be enacted; performance of sacrifice, charity and austerities are purifying for those in wisdom " Bhagavad Guita, chapter 18, verse 5
"The inner master of each one is ready for any disciple who wants to start the work for the Awakening of the Consciousness"
“It's too sad to live eating theories. The best thing is to transmute wisdom into love" Samael Aun Weor
"All the Cosmic Drama, as it is written in the four Gospels, should be lived inside ourselves, here and now. The isn't something merely historic, it's something to live, here and now!" Samael Aun Weor
"He who understand my music will remain free from the miseries that the other men are dragging with them ." Beethoven
"Always smile. May the most healthy joy crown all your projects and always keep in your own heart as aluminous rose, the most healthy optimism. It will drive and guide you through the weeds of the road, and when the night is darker and full of murk, it will light on as a lighthouse to light up your path full of smiles and loving joy." V.M. Huiracocha
"Inside the man all the elements that form the Universe and all the existing principles are interrelated: He touches the earth with the feet; with the arms the air and with the head the sky and through the Spirit he gets in touch with the Divinity, where he comes from and where he should return." V.M. Samael Aun Weor
"The Gnostic Anthropology addresses the magnificence of the Being, your inner Being." V.M. Samael Aun Weor
“18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment." Proverbs 12:18-19.
“All the religions have a common base. The difference is in how they present their dogmas and principles" Krumm Heller.
How different you would be if you were to awaken...
You would know the Seven Paths of Happiness,
the Light of your Love would shine everywhere,
the birds would rejoice within the mystery of your forests,
the light of the spirit would shine, and happy,
the elementals would sing for you in chorus." Samael Aun Weor.
“The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice" Aristotle.
"We pay Karma not only for the evil we do but also for the good left undone, being able to do it". Samael Aun Weor.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.." Matthew 7:13, 14.
“The words act not only because of the meaning that they have as an expression of thoughts, but because they shake the astral with their vibratory impulse leaving on it theirs benevolent or evil trace ." Master Huiracocha.
"The Truth is the unknown from moment to moment, our minds must be always alert with full attention, free from prejudices, misconceptions, so it can be really receptive." Samael Aun Weor.
“The fear and the search for security have turned the world into a horrific hell." Samael Aun Weor.
“A life of unselfish service and sacrifice, accompanied of praying and meditation makes the higher form of religion." Pantanjali.
"You'll see how the evil that devours the men are the fruit of their choice, and that those wretch search outside themselves the goods they have inside." Pythagoras' golden verses.
“Oh Agni! Sacred fire! Purifying fire! You who sleeps in the log and raise in brilliant flames over the altar, you are the heart of the sacrifice, the bold flight of the prayer, the hidden spark in everything and the glorious Soul of the Sun." Vedic Hymn
“The words act not just because of their meaning as expression of thoughts, but also because they move the astral with their vibratory impulse leaving on it their benevolent or evil footprint." Master Huiracocha
“Do no evils, and no evils shall lay hold of thee. Depart from the unjust, and evils shall depart from thee. My son, sow not evils in the furrows of injustice, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold.". The Book of Ecclesiasticus 7:1-3
“When the science enters into your heart and the wisdom becomes sweet to your soul, ask it shall be given you". ?Arcane's 7 Transcendent Axiom.
“The Intuitive one can read where the Master doesn't write and listen where the Master doesn't talk." Samael Aun Weor.
“The Divine ember that guides us in Earth, is in us; it turns into the torch of the temple, star in the sky. Thus is spread the light of the Truth. Extract from the Mysteries of Dionysius, Orpheus.
““May the granary of your charity be inexhaustible, and your patience not less inexhaustible than your charity.”.- Transcendent axiom from the Arcane 18
“Whoever has the mind stuffed with theories and more theories, suffers horribly because he is unable to realize nothing of what they have read.”.- Samael Aun Weor
“Take the shield of your faith and advance with decisive step, be it with a favorable wind, or against all winds.”.- Transcendent axiom of the Arcane 19
"Love is a delicious experience, it's the fire that consumes, it's Divine Wine, rapture for the one who drinks it".- ?Samael Aun Weor
"Gossips allay the Gods and occultism of your lives".- ?Master Moria
"All the defects are obstacles that anchors the mind to the external senses".- ?Samael Aun Weor
"Let's work and rest happily, abandon us to the course of life; let's run out the muddy and rotten water of the daily thinking and within the Void will flow the Gnosis and with it, the Joy for living".- ?Samael Aun Weor
"The pain is the outcome of our bad deeds".- ?Samael Aun Weor
"The man would stop suffering, when he become capable of dissolving the I".- ?Samael Aun Weor
"If your heart is a Volcano... how do you pretend to see the flowers sprouting on it?".- Khalil Gibran
"Recommend to your children to be virtuous, only the? virtue can bring us happiness, not the money".- Ludwig Van Beethoven
"Love can move the Sun and the stars".- Dante Alighieri
"The greatest of all mysteries is the man himself".- Socrates
"The most evident sign of having found the Truth is the inner peace".- Amado Nervo (Mexican Poet)
"The one who is good, is free even being a slave; the one who is bad remains a slave even being a king".- Saint Augustine
"What's the Truth? That's a hard question, but I have solved it as far as I'm concerned by saying that It is what your inner voice says".- Mahatma Gandhi
"There are three destructive things in life: anger, greed and the excessive esteem ?for one-self".- Mohammed
"The Gnostic needs a lot of patience because any act of impatience leads him to failure".- Samael Aun Weor
"Make of the Silence your to-do tasks, of the compassion your wealth and of the meditation your beggar's bowl".- Guru Nanak
"The vices come as passengers, visit us as guest and stay as masters".- Confucius
"The man is placed where the Earth ends, the woman, where the heaven starts".- Victor Hugo
"When a man is guided by the principles of reciprocity and consciousness, he is not far from the moral law. Whatever you don't wish for yourself don't do unto others".- Confucius
"As poor as the table that lacks bread so the most exemplary life happens to be empty if lacking of love".- Anthony of Padua
"The Mind is the Great Destructor of the reality. The disciple should destroy the destructor" .- Helena Petronila Blavatsky (The Voice of the Silence)
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life".- Proverbs 4:3
"There's no fire like the Passion; there's no evil like hatred". - Buddha
“Flowers and chants are the most elevated things that exist on the earth so as to enter into the ambits of the Truth“ this is what the Tlamatinime taught (Aztec philosophers and Initiated). - Samael Aun Weor
"The time has come to hit the woman, with wisdom and love." .- Samael Aun Weor
"Only the great Souls can and know how to love." .- Samael Aun Weor
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you." .- Mathew 7:12
"What is hateful to you, do not do unto others." .-(Talmud Shabbat 31.A)
"This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you." (Mahabharata, 5:15)
"See as yours the earning of your fellow man, and as yours his losses".? (Tao Te King)
"Don't offend others as you don't want to be offended".? (Udanavarga 5:18)
"He who doesn't get rid of the "I" won't be able to avoid suffering the same way that someone who doesn't get apart from fire can't avoid being burn .? Shantideva
"Pride divides the men, humility joins them." .? Socrates
"When you feel yourself lacking something, send your thoughts towards your Intimate and search for the Divinity that lives within you." .? Aristotle
"Wisdom is worried for being slow in its speech and expeditious in its actions." .? Confucius
"If you want to know your past, then look at your present for it's the outcome. If you want to know your future look at your present which is the cause." .? Buddha
"In resisting the passions is where the true peace of the heart can be found and not in following them" .? Tomas ? Kempis
"The mysterious path goes inward. It is in us, and not anywhere else, where the eternity of the worlds, the past and the future are found" .? Novalis
"Only the knowledge that comes from inside is the real Knowledge" .? Socrates
"Love consists in feeling the Sacred One beating inside the loved one" .? Plato
"One can't reach the Truth but trough Love" .? St Augustine
"The wise man doesn't teach with words but with facts" .? Laozi
"The highest kind of man is the one who does before talking and? practices what he professes .? Confucius
"The Wisdom itself is Atomic Substance, Atomic capital that should only be under administration of individuals full of love".
"The serene spirit accepts the pleasure and the pain with a serene mind and it is not touched by any of them".
"The fool who recognizes his foolishness, is a wise man. But the fool who believes himself a wise man, he really is a fool".
"Love's measure is to love without measure".
"Never break the silence unless you can ?improve it".
"The bad one is that way because of the ignorance, therefore he can be healed with wisdom".
"Love is the humblest yet the most powerful force that the human being has".
"Be the wisdom your support. Be the compassion your guide and listen to the Divine Music that beats in every heart".
"It is absurd to go away from the world while searching the Truth because it is in the world and inside the man here and now". ?
"The one that makes no effort when it's the time to; the one that being young and strong, is also indolent, the one that is short in mind and thought, that lazy one would never find the Path of Wisdom." ??
"Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires." ?
"The best man is that who makes the more good to his fellows human beings." ?
"The Gnostic only can wake up to the true state of Illumination by understanding and disintegrating dreams".
"We should cultivate the serenity, because in the substance of sincerity germinate the most beautiful flowers of the Spirit". ?
"Violence is the fear to other's ideals".
"Science without Conscience is only the ruin of the Soul ". ?-
"Do not spend time dreaming with the past or with the future; be ready to live the present moment". ?
"Do you want to contribute to create a happy world? Help your neighbor to find within himself what he has lost: The Love"
"There is the joy of being healthy and fair, but there is overall the beauty, the immense joy of being useful.
"I give you Love in which is contained all the Sumun of Wisdom
"When you get to know yourselves, then you will be known and you will realize that you are sons of the Living Father. But if you don't get to know yourselves, then you are submerged into poverty and you are the poverty itself."
"Well-mannered children could be conceived if the parents were well-mannered ."
"Only materialistic people build shelters. Those who have peace in their hearts are already in the great shelter of life."
"You can't walk the path until you become the path itself."
"I love the song of the Cenzontle, bird of four hundred voices, I love the color of the jade and the enervating perfume of the flowers, but the one I love the most is my brother: the man."
"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing".
“Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong”.
“The sincere words are not pleasant, the pleasant words are not sincere”.
?It is required to find the infinitely big inside what?s infinitely small to feel the presence of God?.
?Easy to do are the damaging and harmful things. What?s good and beneficial is really hard to do?.
?The world?s big things only can be done by paying attention to their humble beginnings?.
?The love to Wisdom is getting closer to the own bright path?.
?Jealousy is cruel as a tomb, its embers are embers of fire?.
?LOVE and do what you want. If you stop talking, you will stop talking with love; if you shout, you will shout with love; if you correct, you will correct with love?.
?Silence is the only friend that never betrays?.
?The contrived language and the flattering attitude rarely come with the virtue?. Confucius.
?A soft answer breaks the rage, a tough answer encourage the fury?. Solomon.
?God or the Truth is the synthesis of all that is good, just and exact and those who get to personify themselves with these principles, get close to Him?. Krumm Heller.
When asking him what the most difficult thing to do was, he answered: ?Get to know one-self?, what was the easier? ?To give advices?; what the more pleasant? ?Success?; what is divine? ?What doesn?t have a beginning nor an end?.
?He who wants to live the Truth must dissolve the ?I?. Only in absence of the ?I? we can live the Truth. He who achieves the stillness and the absolute silence of the mind can free the essence from the understanding to experience what we call the Truth?.
?Don?t go outside; get back to yourself, in the inner man lies the Truth".
?He who look at a woman who is not his wife as a mother; wealth that is not his as dust and all the men as himself? is a happy man. He, who sees all these things under a different light, is a blind?. ? Chanakya.
"One can?t tear up the darkness with a slap but bringing the light. Neither the error gets undone by fighting It hand-to-hand, but spreading the truth, without attacking the error".
?The society is the extension of the individual. If the individual is greedy, cruel, merciless, egoistic, etc. so it will be the society?.
?In your patience possess ye your souls.?
Jesus said: ?What you hear with both ears, you announce it from the top of your roofs; because no one lights a lamp and puts it under the bushel or in another hidden place, but places it over the candlestick for everyone who enters and leaves see its brightness?.?
?For many are called, but few are chosen?.
?If two persons make the peace in this very same house, they would say to the mountain: Disappear from here! And it will disappear?.
?Neither the victories of the Olympic Games nor those achieved in battles make the man happy. The only victories that make him happy are those achieved against himself. Temptations and tests are combats. You have beaten one, two, many times; still fight. If you defeat at last you will be happy your entire life, as if you have always defeated?.
In one hundred year one could not achieve the degree of perfection; whereas in one single hour one could descend to the lowest?.-
The educated men get purified by the forgiveness of the offenses, by the alms and prayer; intelligence gets purified by the knowledge?.
"The virtue as the art consecrates itself constantly to what?s difficult to do, and the harder the task, the shinier the success?.
??There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant?.
A man could be in a throne and have no attachment at all; another one could be in rags and have many attachments?.
The farmer doesn?t sow any seed; he chooses it carefully for by experience he knows that the harvest will be of the same Nature of the sowing. The wise man observes the laws of life and lives accordingly. Therefore, you sow in the furrow of life generous and beneficial procedures for all that according to the law your harvest, being good will make your life better.
?He who feels a wound when calumniated, accused or somebody gives false evidence, is a sign that he still has the ?I? of pride alive.?
?Jesus said: Love your brother as you love your soul; take care of him as the pupil in your eye?.
The Perfect Matrimony is the union of two beings; one who loves more, and the other who loves better. The best religion available to the human race is Love.
?The Soul cannot have secrets without the behavior revealing them?.
It is not the other who happens to be an obstacle for your liberty. It is yourself. There are many forces existing within you that besiege you awareness. They are your truly and unique enemy.
?The deep rivers run silently, the streams are noisy?.
?The Cause and Effect law is the secret gearing in the machinery of Nature?
?As a beautiful flower, full of color but without perfume, is the beautiful word of the one who doesn?t act in consequence. As a beautiful flower, full of color and with perfume is the fertile beautiful word of the one who act in consequence?.
?The Men condemn because they don?t understand?
?Noise makes no good, good makes no noise?.
"To discover our own intimate contradictions is a success in itself because our interior judgment is spontaneously free. The man guided by the voice of the Consciousness walks victorious through the Correct Path?.
?In the mere concept of one thing it cannot be found any character of its existence?.
Only with the death it comes what's new, if the germen doesn't die, the plant will not be born.
?Man, be afraid of yourself, your pride, your vanity and your arrogance?.
?The time has come to put into practice the charity taught by the masters and priests of all times. The words said between the pigeons? cooing under the sacred porticos of all the temples should now turn into concrete reality?.
To rein a kingdom efficiently it is necessary, before all, to put into good order the family. It?s impossible for a man who doesn?t know how to lead his own family to know how to lead a country?.
?Remember blessed children of men that the purpose of the real science should be to increase the happiness and to free the race from every external condition that would not be beneficial for the elation of man to the pristine greatness of his original cosmic destiny?.
?May not be your peace in the mouth of the men; since no matter if they thing good or bad about you, you should not be a different man because of that?.
?Desire and happiness cannot live together.?
Kais told to his son: Do not consult a worried man, no matter how good counselor he may be; nor a starving person no matter how intelligent he may look like; nor afflicted no matter how much trustworthy he may be to you. The worries, the sadness and the pains disturb the mind and obstruct the judgment.
?The advanced organizations of Thinking must teach with their example by cooperating. Every human organization can cooperate in one or another way for the common good. We are a family and we should not miserably torment each other?s life because that?s absurd?.
"There are two things that we should avoid, oh disciple! A life of pleasures, that is low and vain. A life of mortification, that is useless and vain?.
"In order to walk the path of the edge of the penknife the patience of the Saint Job is needed. In order to walk the path of the edge of the penknife the tenacity of the well tempered steel is needed?. .
Jesus said: ?A city built and fortified in a high mountain cannot fall nor go unnoticed?.
?Renounce to the desire of possessing worldly things: this is the first step in the path of perfection; by mean of this absolute untie is how the passions can be fought?.
?Rule your mind or it will rule you?.
?If you can talk and it?s convenient to talk, try to say things that edify?.
?Instead of being afraid of death, we should try to awake to life; and the only death we should escape from is to forget the presence of God into us?. Lao Tse
The arrogance is not greatness but swelling; and the swelling seems big but it?s not healthy?.
?When consciousness has awakened it is not something sensational or spectacular. It?s simply a reality as natural as the one of a tree that has growth slowly and developed without starts or sensational stuffs. Nature is Nature?.
?By taking these three steps you will get closer to the Gods: First, Say the Truth. Second: Don?t let you get Angry. Third: Give, even though you have so little to give?.
"To properly educate the youth is to form good citizens and head of the family?. Virgil.
?Let?s be wise as the silence, strong as the wind, useful as the light; let?s make of our lips a censer of the virtues?.
?The heat of charity opens the doors of the heart. The heat of charity brings solar faith to the Mind. Charity is Conscious Love?.
?There is no greater magnificence than to defeat oneself. That is the magnificence??
?Only through the Sacrifice it is possible for an inferior energy to be transformed into energy of a superior and different type?.
?I know no other sign of superiority than Goodness?.
?From all the human beings that come to the world, very few are those who look for perfection, very few are those who reach the perfection, and from those who reach the perfection, very rare is the one who know me?.
?Those who pretend to investigate the transcendental truths of the Being based on pure reasoning fall in the same mistake as someone who, ignoring how to use the science?s modern instruments, tries to study the life of what is infinitely small with telescopes and the life of what is infinitely large with microscopes?. Samael Aun Weor.
?Each one falls in the hole that he has made. The evil thing comes back over the head of who produces it. The injustice falls over the one who originates it, that is the law?. Samael Aun Weor. Pistis Sophia
?For things that worth little or nothing we care a lot; and we oversight what is necessary; because every man goes towards the exterior; and if he doesn?t regain consciousness quickly, with pleasure remain involved in it?. Tomas ? Kempis
The pain does not bring perfection because the pain is from Satan. The Great Divine Reality is happiness, peace, abundance and perfection. The Great Reality can?t create the pain. What is perfect can?t create pain. What is perfect only conceives happiness. Samael Aun Weor.
?Woman is the law of beauty and the law must be obeyed and not infringed?. ?Woman is the Nature?s religion whose moral should be felt and not stammer out?. ?God is a mysterious word and the woman it?s meaning?. Mago Jefa
?Only the similar could be known by the similar. The senses show us a changing world, of shadows, not the real one. It is the Soul what gets to know what is essential of everything; she is the one who knows the world of the ideas. If she knows it, it is because she takes part of it, because she is similar to the ideas. If she is similar to the ideas, then, she is as they are, eternall". Phaedo
?Woman is the divine art that does not imitate, but explain the divinity with symbols. Woman is the highest beauty of God, love manifests her, and desire kills her. Woman is the most beautiful thought of the Absolute, which must be captured by the intelligence and not seen by the eyes?.
?The disciple should not let himself fall, because the disciple who falls has to struggle a lot to recover what he has lost?.
?Kill the sensation; look the same way the pleasure and pain, profit and loss,? victory and defeat?.
Come to an agreement quickly with him who has a cause against you at law, while you are with him on the way, for fear that he may give you up to the judge and the judge may give you to the police and you may be put into prison.Truly I say to you, You will not come out from there till you have made payment of the very last farthing.
The Man as brain, like dynamo, makes force; woman as heart produces love; force kills, love resuscitates. In order to go back to God in clear path of peace, saving the hectic battle, the woman is the only way.?
?The experiences show us just as we are; they make us see our own defects?
?I?ve told you already my disciple that the present harms are caused y the ignorance of the past and therefore they have no remedy. But as the harms of the future will be the consequence of the hams of the ignorance of the present, let?s try to be wise in order to avoid them?. Indian wisdom
?The Hart was once admiring his horns but hated his horrible legs. At that moment a Hunter approached and soon, by the aid of his nimble legs, the Hart was nearly out of sight of the Hunter; but not noticing where he was going, he passed under some trees with branches growing low down in which his antlers were caught, so that the Hunter had time to come up.? Samaniego.
?Ignorance is the greatest poverty". Panchatantra
?If one doesn?t get the desired object, there is unhappiness. If one gets it, there is anxiety for the possibility of losing it. If there is lack of it or its answers is negative, there is greater unhappiness. In this way, the real joy consists in the renouncement of desire?.
?The Placer is an enemy who must necessarily become our lord or our slave; one doesn?t enjoy if it?s not defeated?
?I?m sleeping, but my heart is keeping watch?.
?The offender, who repents, is not yet lost?.
?Love is the fat wing that God has given to the Soul so it can fly up to Heaven?
The noblest placer is the joy of Understanding.
?The Best sign of Wisdom is the consistency between the words and deeds?? . Seneca
If I were travelling with two partners, one virtuous and one dishonest, both would be useful as teachers. I would perceive what?s good of the first one and I would imitate him whereas I would try to correct in me the defects I may see in the second one.
?The liberation cannot be reached but by means of the perception of the identity of the individual spirit with the universal spirit?.
?Hide your secret even from the closest friend; learn to be silent??
If you?re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom?s temple.
"It makes no good to point the failures out without showing at the same time the remedy to address them".
?The biggest mistake that the doctors make is to heal the body without trying to heal the Soul; however, body and soul are one and they shouldn?t be treated separately?.
?When a man leads himself with the principles of reciprocity and consciousness is not far from the moral Law. What you don?t want others to make you, you don?t make to others?.
?Fear and longing for security and protection take men to create political parties or religious groups with which he gets identify? in this way the differences are born, the antagonism develops and wars continue?. Krishnamurti
?Who is unhappy with little, won?t be with much; who doesn?t appreciate the small won?t be able to take care of the large; who doesn?t have enough with enough is at the margin or virtue, for the physical body lives from one day to another and if it gets what it really needs, there will be time for meditation, as long as if we try to give it everything it desires, endless will be the task?.
?Our good and bad deeds follow us almost like a shadow?.
?For he who is born, the death is for sure, and for he who is dead, to born is for sure. Therefore you should not complain in the inevitable performing of your duty?.
?The happiest man is the one who finds happiness at home?.
When one is friend on himself, also is friend of everybody??
We come from God. As the tree from the root and the stream from the spring; that?s why we should always be in contact with Him, as the trunk from the root. Because the stream dries up when it is separated from the spring and the tree dies when is uprooted?. Pythagoras.
?We have to be faster in calming down a resentment than putting out a fire, because the consequences of the first are infinitely more dangerous than the results of the last; fire ends burning down some houses at the? most, while the resentment can cause cruel wars, with the ruin and total destruction of nations?? Heraclitus.
The highest degree of a medicine is Love.
?The Esoteric Philosophy conciliates all? religions, undresses them from their external human clothes and probes that the root of every one of those is the same of all the others religions?.
?To realize that our knowledge is ignorance is an internal noble comprehension. To consider our ignorance as knowledge is a mental sickness?.
?Freedom is something that we got to achieve inside ourselves. Nobody can achieve it outside oneself?.
?Before the Soul could see, the interior harmony should be reached and the physical eyes have to be blinded to any illusion?
?As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, wise people falter not amidst blame and praise?.
?A person is what his life is. Therefore, if he does not modify anything within himself, if he does not radically transform his life, if he does not work on himself, he is miserably wasting his time?. Samael Aun Weor
?All the laws of Nature exist inside us, and if we don?t find them inside ourselves we will never find them outside?.
?It is perhaps possible to live putting down roots on the soil? Not forever on the Earth: just a little bit here. Even if it?s made of jade it gets smashed, even if it?s made with gold it gets broken, even if it?s made with quetzal?s plumage it gets ripped? Not forever on the Earth: Just a little bit here?.
?We truly live happy if we don?t hate those who hate us, if among men who hate us we live free of bitterness?.
?We truly live happy if we don?t hate those who hate us, if among men who hate us we live free of bitterness?.
?Saty?t n?sti paro dharmah?. There is no higher religion that the Truth.
"Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride; Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil; It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true; Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things".
?Although the Sun tires you by day and the Moon saddens you at night, do not lose your foothold, nor sleep whilst on guard.?
?Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare?.
" Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest" -Let no man that can belong to himself be of another-
?We need the conflagration of Love to change the world, we need the fire of love to illuminate the society. The cold, insipid and complicated codes don?t change anything, don?t transform anything. All the best social projects and the best political principles are useless if they are not written with the fire of Love. The real revolution is the result of TRANSFORMATION, only the storms of Love can transform the individual and the society?.
?Why do you chase the darkness when the light is available for you?... The Wisdom is calling you and even though you desire the foolishness... ? A fool? ?goes in the path? of the desire of every passion? it?s like the ship that is moved one side to another by the wind, like a horse without horseman? before anything else? know yourself?.
?Each one projects his own defects over the others, each one see in other his own defects?.
?It is ridiculous, frighteningly ridiculous to make wars in the name of peace?.
?The fear kills the willpower and paralyzes any action. If the pilgrim is lacking of the Shila virtue (harmony in word and action), then he will trip and the karmic pebbles will hurt his feet in the stony path?.
?That person attains peace who giving up all material desires for sense gratification lives free from attachments, free from false ego and sense of proprietorship?.
"As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind. As rain does not break through a well-thatched house, passion will not break through a well-reflecting mind".
?The best didactic for the elimination of the Ego it is found in the everyday life intensively lived?.
?? as the lifeless butterfly fall off at the threshold, caught by the north wind, so must fall off lifeless the worldly thoughts before the temple.?
?Praise adds nothing to your holiness, nor does blame take anything from it. You are what you are, and you cannot be said to be better than you are in God's sight?.
?Wise are those who control their body, their tongue and their mind, those are the real Masters". ?
?Knowing that we don?t know it?s humility; thinking that we know what we don?t know, is sickness?.
?The strong tendency to blame others is a barrier, an obstacle for the comprehension of our own mistakes?.
"As a strong wind sweeps away a boat on the water, even one of the roaming senses on which the mind focuses can carry away a man?s intelligence."?
"Kinsmen, friends, and lovers salute a man who has been long away, and returns safe from afar. In like manner his good works receive him who has done good, and has gone from this world to the other;--as kinsmen receive a friend on his return".
?All religions are precious pearls strung on the golden thread of divinity?.
?The wise man can change his mind; the stubborn one, never?.
?The human race finds itself in a better situation when it has the higher level of freedom?.
?Rouse thyself! Do not be idle! Follow the law of virtue! The virtuous rests in bliss in this world and in the next.?
?The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance?.?
?The greatest wisdom is to get to know oneself?.
"If one man conquers in battle a thousand times thousand men, and if another conquers himself, he is the greatest of conquerors".
?Really Love itself is the extract of the whole Knowledge, it is written that in last synthesis the Wisdom can be reduced into Love, and the Love into Happiness?.
?The happiest man in the world is that who recognize other?s merits and who can feel joy of the good of his neighbors as if it were his own good?.
"Where love reigns, there's no need for laws".
?Don?t fear the darkness if you carry the light within?.
?Men are always ready to nose around and find out about other?s lives, but they feel lazy to know themselves and correct their own life?.
The external freedom won?t be given to us but in the exact measure as we?ve known at a given moment, to developing our internal freedom. Mahatma Gandhi
?Even so faith without works is dead?.
"May the star of Bethlehem shine in your path". Samael Aun Weor
?Don?t make to others what you don?t want them to make to you?. Confucius
"Gnosis is a very natural function of the Consciousness; it is a philosophia perennis et universalis". Samael Aun Weor. The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac
?That person of wise judgment equipoise in happiness and distress, whom cannot be disturbed by these, is certainly eligible for liberation?. Bhagavad Guita. Chapter 2:15
"To find or discover our true, individual vocation is, as a matter of fact, equivalent to discovering a very precious treasure". Samael Aun Weor, Fundamental Education.
The evil-doer mourns in this world, and he mourns in the next; he mourns in both. He mourns and suffers when he sees the evil of his own work. 16. The virtuous man delights in this world, and he delights in the next; he delights in both. He delights and rejoices, when he sees the purity of his own work. Dhammapada 1:15-16
?Some think that they know everybody, but they really don?t know themselves?. Albert Durero
"Knowledge and Being must balance each other, in order to establish in our psyche the flame of comprehension". Samael Aun Weor. The Great Rebellion.
?To tell you the Truth: It?s better to give rather than to receive?. Amado Nervo (Mexican Poet)
"To know oneself it is to have achieved identification with our own divine Being". Samael Aun Weor. The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac.
"In the unreal there is no duration and in the real there is no cessation; indeed the conclusion between both the two has been analyzed by knowers of the truth. But know that by whom this entire body is pervaded, is indestructible. No one is able to cause the destruction of the imperishable soul". BHAGAVAD GITA. Chapter. 2 Vers. 16 y 17
"Knowing ignorance is strength. Ignoring knowledge is sickness. If one is sick of sickness, then one is not sick. The sage is not sick because he is sick of sickness. Therefore he is not sick".
Lao-Tzu, Tao Te King, 71
?Like a border city, guarded within and without, so guard yourself. Do not let slip this opportunity, for they who let slip the opportunity grieve when born in a woeful state?. Dhammapada 22:10
"Our real BEING is LOVE, and from this LOVE is born the authentic and genuine INTELLIGENCE which doesn?t belong to the time". Samael Aun Weor
"Violence generates more violence; hatred produces more hatred. Peace cannot be conquered. Peace cannot be the result of violence. Peace comes to us only when we dissolve the Ego, when we destroy within us all those psychological factors that produce war". Samael Aun Weor.
?Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless, heedlessness is the path to the death. The heedful do not die; the heedless are like unto death". Dhammapada 2:1
Wisdom and Love must balance mutually. Wisdom without Love it?s a destructive element. Love without Wisdom can leads us to error: ?LOVE IS LAW, BUT CONSCIOUS LOVE?. Samael Aun Weor
The perfume of flowers blows not against the wind, not does the fragrance of sandalwood, tagara and jasmine, but the fragrance of the virtuous blows against the wind; the virtuous man pervades every direction. Dhammapada 4:11
Jealousy destroys the matrimonies; jealousy destroys the friendships, jealousy provokes religious wars, fratricidal hates, murderers and all kind of suffering. Samael Aun Weor.
Wanting to transform the World it is impossible without the blaze of LOVE. Only LOVE can truly transform the World?.
Samael Aun Weor.
?Easily seen are others' faults, hard indeed to see are one's own. Life chaff one winnows others' faults, but one's own (faults) one hides, as a crafty fowler conceals himself by camouflage?. Dhammapada 18:18
"By the sword of transcendental knowledge destroy these doubts of the self, born of ignorance, situated in the heart and taking shelter of the science of uniting the individual consciousness with the Ultimate Consciousness arise for battle". Bhagavad Guita, 4:42
"Nothing is more insidious than possession. Nothing is more dangerous than desire. Nothing is more disastrous than greed. If you know when enough is enough, you will always have enough. Lao Tz?, Tao Te King 46.
?When you get to know yourselves, then you?ll be known and you will realize that you are sons of the Living Father. But if don?t know yourselves, then you are plunged into poverty and you are the poverty itself?. St Thomas? Gospel.
?To many a refuge fear-stricken men betake themselves - to hills, woods, groves, trees, and shrines. Nay, no such refuge is safe, no such refuge is supreme. Not by resorting to such a refuge is one freed from all ill?. Dhammapada 14:10-11
?It is declared the senses are superior but more than the senses the mind is superior but more than the mind the intelligence is superior and more than the intelligence that which is superior is Him?.- Bhagavad Gita 3:42
"Love is strong as the Death; jealousies are as cruel as the tomb".-. Solomon
"Verily, an evil deed committed does not immediately bear fruit, just as milk curdles not at once; smouldering, it follows the fool like fire covered with ashes". Dhammapada, 5:12
"Whatever (harm) a foe may do to a foe, or a hater to a hater, an ill-directed mind can do one far greater (harm). What neither mother, nor father, nor any other relative can do, a well-directed mind does and thereby elevates one".- Dhammapada
?Before all, BE REAL. Only the truth gives to the word the Orpheus? Lyre power?.- Pythagoras.
To talk improperly not only is to commit a fault in what it?s been said, but also it?s a kind of harm that is given to the Souls?.
?If you live criticizing people, you won?t have time to love them?.-Goethe
?Don?t open your lips if you aren?t sure about what you?re going to say; the silence is more beautiful? ?Arabian proverb.
?Transport a handful of earth everyday and you will make a mountain?. ?Confucius
?Accustom your lips to say nice words, your hands to make useful works; don?t enrage yourself?.? The Golden Verses.
?Our greater glory is not in ever falling, but in rising whenever we fall? ? Confucius.
?That, who keeps his mouth, keeps his Soul?.? Solomon.
?Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged. For in the same measure as you give, it will be given to you again?.Jesus (Luk 6:37-38)
"It's more important to put the own heart in the prayer than to put other?s words with nothing of the own heart."-Mahatma Gandhi.
?To live the practical aspect of life as part of our schooling is formidable, but to adopt living it as our ultimate goal is absurd.?Samael Aun Weor.
"Irrigators lead the water; fletchers fashion the shaft; carpenters carve the wood; the wise discipline themselves".- Dhammapada 6:5
"If your human greatness arise you vanity, think about space, which greatness is so much bigger than yours, because it contains everything".? Tales of Mileto.
?Patience is the Gnostic?s scale and the humble the garden?s door?.- Samael Aun Weor.
"The fear and doubt are two thieves of happiness". ?Saint Germain
?Sickness is the result not only of our acts, but out thoughts also.? - Mahatma Ghandi
"Take delight in heedfulness. Guard your mind well. Draw yourselves out of the evil way just as the elephant sunk in the mud draws himself out" .- Dhammapada, 23:8.
"You must base the Wisdom on Love".- Plato.
?I warn you, whoever you are, Oh, you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you be able to find it outside. If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies? In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Oh, man, know yourself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods!? Phrase inscribed in the ancient Temple of Delphi.