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PostPosted: November 16th, 2014, 10:30 am 
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"The foolish man conceives the idea of [the individual] self, the wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of [the individual] self." -- Asvaghosha

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"No soul is rested till it is made nought as to all things that are made." -- Julian of Norwich

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"One cannot see God and yet retain individuality." -- Sri Ramana Maharshi

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“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple." -- Luke XIV. 26-7

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"Up, noble Soul! Out of thyself so far thou never comest in again and enter into God so deep thou never comest out again." -- Eckhart

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