Geistiger Weg – Pfad
Old tractor road over farmland, Ystad, Sweden
Zitate zum Thema Geistiger Weg / Path
Zitate von D. Hawkins
- Steil und schmal ist der Pfad.
Vergeude keine Zeit.'''
Quotes by D. Hawkins
Path in the forest
- The personal will dissolves into Divine Will, and the spark that leads to the spiritual search and inquiry is a divine gift.
The readiness to initiate the journey cannot be forced nor can people be faulted if it has not occurred in them as yet. The level of consciousness has to have advanced to the stage where such an intention would be meaningful and attractive. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 9, S. 133, 2001
- Question: Where does one begin the search for spiritual truth self-realization called enlightenment?
Answer: It is simple. Begin with who and what you are. All truth is found within. Use verified teachings as a guide. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 175, 2001
- In the Reality of nonduality, there is neither privilege nor gain nor loss nor rank. Just like a cork in the sea, each spirit rises or falls in the sea of consciousness to its own level by virtue of its own choices, and not by any external force or favor. Some are attracted by the light and some seek the darkness, but it all occurs of its own nature by virtue of divine freedom and equality. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 262, 2001
- The facts that are to be unreservedly accepted are simple and very powerful. Surrendering to them brings enormous spiritual advancement. […]
10. There is no timetable or prescribed route to God. Although
each person's route is unique, the terrain to be covered is relatively common to all. The work is to surmount and transcend the common human failings that are inherent in the structure of the human ego. One would like to think that they are personal however,
the ego itself is not personal.''' It was inherited along with becoming a human being. Details differ based on past karma.
- The ego puts up resistances and it struggles for survival. Therefore, when its proclivities arise, they should be viewed as a sign of success and not of failure. Instead of dismay, the surfacing of the ego's resistances should be taken as a sign of accomplishment. The inner search that characterizes the spiritual pathway is capitulation of the evolution of the ego from prehistoric times up to the present, but this time there is the gift of freedom to choose differently. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 183-184, 2003
- While the world may have the expectation that the life of a spiritually committed person should be holy and tranquil, quite often the opposite may occur. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 337, 2003
- A valuable characteristic of dedication is felicity, which eventually becomes empowered as a quiet but persistent inner fervor. The value of watchful witnessing is that even just awareness of an ego defect tends to undo it. By surrender and prayerful invocation, Divine Will facilitates transition from the lesser to the greater for the Self effortlessly supports and energizes intention. The Self is like a magnetic attraction by which the personal will is progressively surrendered and resistance is weakened. Thus, the pathway itself is self-fulfilling, gratifying, and reveals progressive rewards. Each step, no matter how seemingly small, is equally valuable. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 36, 2006
- The seeming obstacles along the path consist of two components:
- a seemingly attractive pay-off or pleasure, and
- fear of its presumptive alternative (i.e. lack of pleasure).
- It is necessary to have faith in a pathway and clear away doubts to ascertain if they are realistic or merely forms of resistance. A seeker should have the security and support of inner certainty and firm conviction that are consequent to study, personal research, and investigation. Thus, a pathway should be intrinsically reconfirming by discovery and inner experience. A true pathway unfolds, is self-revelatory, and is subject to reconfirmation experientially. As spiritual awareness advances, the flow of spiritual energy increases and enables transcending prior, seemingly insurmountable, obstacles. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 204, 2007
- It is necessary that you develop respect for spiritual endeavor. Straight and narrow is the path, waste no time and effort. Precision is discipline that is innate to serious commitment. Some students may yet be in a period of exploration, but once one gets the 'fire in the belly', the urge to reach God becomes a drivenness or relentless drive, or even, in the eyes of the world, a 'madness'. From that point on, there is no patience for amusement or diversion. It depends on decision, will and the level of consciousness, and karmic propensities. As it gets more intense, the love for God and of God allows no delay. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, headline "Spiritual Economy", S. 153, 2007
- Like anyone else in society, the mind of the aspirant has also unwittingly been programmed. This often escapes notice unless highlighted by a Teacher. Many students adhere to a stereotype of what 'being spiritual' implies. Thus, there are often political/social/intellectual stereotyped beliefs that need to be investigated as naive programs. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 200, 2007
- Straight and narrow is the path, for without inner discipline, the spiritual energy becomes dissipated in diverse attractions. Profound silence is more influential and beneficial than an avalanche of redundant words and actions that emanate from the spiritual ego and its platitudinous rationalizations. Spiritual rhetoric [LoC 180] is still just rhetoric and represents spiritual sophistry [LoC 180]. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 200, 2007
- Traditionally, the pathways to God have been through the heart (love, devotion, selfless service, surrender, worship, and adoration) or through the mind (Advaita, or the pathway of nonduality). Each way may seem more comfortable at one stage or another, or they alternate in emphasis.
Whether you take the pathway of the heart or the mind, it is a hindrance to consider that there is a personal self or an "I" or an ego that is doing the striving or seeking or which will become enlightened. It is much easier to realize there is no such thing as the ego or an "I" identity that is doing any seeking; instead, it is an impersonal aspect of consciousness that is doing the exploring and seeking. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. ?, Reflection of February 23th, January 2011
Paved Roman road in Pompeii, Italy
- There is no timetable or prescribed route to God. Although each person’s path is unique, the terrain to be covered is relatively common to all. The work is to surmount and transcend the common human failings that are inherent in the structure of the human ego. One would like to think that these failings are personal; however the ego itself is not personal. It was inherited along with becoming a human being. Details differ based on past karma. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 1, S. 31, quote 2, Hay House, August 2011
- Paradoxically, benefit is derived by the self-interest of the ego when it begins to realize that there is a great advantage to unselfishness. When it learns of the benefit of letting go of egocentric goals, the ego itself then becomes the springboard to spiritual inquiry and the means to its own transcendence, realizing that humility is strength and not weakness, and that it is wisdom and not ignorance. The willingness to "forgive and forget" calibrates at 450 (reason/logic). The willingness to "forgive and surrender to God" calibrates at 540 (unconditional love). Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 1, S. 34, quote 1, Hay House, August 2011
- Allow yourself to be attracted by your destiny instead of trying to propel it. You don't have to propel yourself. You are moving fast enough! […] It is necessary to develop respect for spiritual endeavor. Straight and narrow is the path; waste no time or effort. Precision is discipline that is innate to serious commitment. Some students may yet be in a period of exploration, but once one gets the "fire in the belly," the urge to reach God becomes a relentless drive – or even, in the eyes of the world, a "madness." From that point on, there is no patience for amusement or diversion. It depends on decision, will, the level of consciousness, and karmic propensities. As it gets more intense, the love for and of God allows no delay. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. 120, quote ?, Hay House, August 2011
- Spiritual evolution is the willingness to give up games and seeming wins for a greater goal which is the evolution of your own consciousness. […] to give up selfishness because what is the ego except selfishness in all its desires. Untitled audio interview, presented by suspended US American web radio station Beyond the Ordinary, hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, 60 minutes duration, aired 10. February 2004
- Naivete is different than ignorance and that's different from innocence and they are all different than denial. What passes as spirituality is often denial. A posturing ignorance, an assumed innocence (which innocence itself does not need to assume) just like humility does not need to assume the position of pseudo-humility. The goody-goody side of spirituality is available everywhere. The goody-goody side of spirituality has a big trap to it, otherwise, everybody would be enlightened. If it were easy to skyrocket to 1000 we'd already be there. We'd all be off this planet. [...] So part of being spiritual is starting to become integrous. It requires honesty and strength. Part of the spiritual [path] is the spiritual warrior who stands up and defends the truth. Sedona Seminar Karma and the Afterlife, 3 DVD set, October 2002
At age 12 boy Hawkins – nearly dead in the snowdrift – melted in the infinite exquisitely soft power of the presence of God as love.
- Question (man): I feel I am going backwards on the spiritual path. [Paraphrased.]
Answer: Every time you go through another layer you think you just went back. No, it’s progress!
Sedona Satsang Q&A Golden Word Book Signing hour, 3 CD set, 13. January 2007
- You let go of anything non-loving in your life. It's really the fastest way to God, to let go of that which is unGodly. Long Beach, California, Seminar The Clear Pathway to Enlightenment, 3 DVD set, 8. March 2008
- Question: How come that my intensity of focus on the spiritual path comes and goes? [Paraphrased.]
Answer: That is normal. You go into very high states and then states in which nothing seems to be happening for years. And then you can suddenly go into a very high state again. It doesn’t follow a reasonable, rational course. Like the weather, you know what I mean? There is no way to turn it into a rational expectation. The fluctuation depends on many things – karma and otherwise.
God speaks to all of us all the time. It’s a matter of learning how to listen. You walk through the woods and you hear the birds singing. If you are naïve you don’t realize it is God singing to you through the bird. Everything is Divinity. Nothing else exists. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about finding God. Cottonwood Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 12. March 2011
Zitate von anderen Quellen
Gehet ein durch die enge Pforte. Denn die Pforte ist weit, und der Weg ist breit, der zur Verdammnis abführt; und ihrer sind viele, die darauf wandeln. Und die Pforte ist eng, und der Weg ist schmal, der zum Leben führt; und wenige sind ihrer, die ihn finden. Matthäus 7, 13-14 (NT)
Jesus spricht zu ihm: Ich bin der Weg und die Wahrheit und das Leben; niemand kommt zum Vater denn durch mich. Johannes 14, 6 (NT) Lutherbibel, 1912
- Ich möchte niemand anderem einen Weg vorzeichnen, denn ich weiß, dass mir der Weg von einer Hand vorgeschrieben wurde, die weit über mich hinausreicht. Carl Gustav Jung [BW 520/540] (1875-1961) Schweizer Psychiater, Psychoanalytiker, Gründer einer neuen Denkschule der Tiefenpsychologie, 1948
- Mein Weg ist nicht euer Weg, also kann ich euch nicht lehren. Der Weg ist in uns, aber nicht in Göttern, noch in Lehren, noch in Gesetzen. In uns ist der Weg, die Wahrheit und das Leben. Carl Gustav Jung [BW 520/540] (1875-1961) Schweizer Psychiater, Psychoanalytiker, Gründer einer neuen Denkschule der Tiefenpsychologie, Sonu Shamdasani, indischer Historiker, Herausgeber, Das Rote Buch (1913-1928) S. ?, Neuauflage, Patmos Verlag, 7. Oktober 2009
- Da kommen denn viele Leute und erdenken sich mancherlei Wege, um zu diesem Ziel zu gelangen: die einen wollen ein Jahr lang von Wasser und Brot leben, die anderen eine Wallfahrt machen, bald dies, bald das. Ich nenne Dir den einfachsten und kürzesten Weg: Geh in deinen Grund und prüfe, was Dich am meisten hindert, Dich am meisten von der Erreichung des Zieles zurück hält; darauf richte deinen Blick. Diesen Stein wirf in des Rheines Grund. Wenn nicht, lauf bis zum Ende der Welt, und tu alles mögliche, es hilft Dir nichts. Das Messer, das das Fleisch vom Knochen trennt, heißt Sterben des eigenen Willens und Begehrens. Viele Leute töten die Natur und lassen die Gebrechen leben: daraus wird nie etwas. Johannes Tauler [BW 640] (~1300-1361) deutscher katholischer Theologe, neuplatonischer Dominikaner-Mönch, Rheinland-Mystiker, Volksprediger, Predigten in 2 Bänden, hrsg. und übertragen von Georg Hofmann, Johannes Verlag, Einsiedeln 1979, Neuauflage, 2011
Quotes by various other sources
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7, 13-14 (NT)
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7, 13-14 (NT)
- Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson [LoC 485, work LoC 475] (1803-1882) US American philosopher, Unitarian, lecturer, poet, essayist, essay Self-Reliance, 1841, 2nd edition 1847
- You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. Buddha [LoC 1000] (563-483 BC) Indian Avatar, teacher of enlightenment, central figure of Buddhism
- Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God. Is it not He Who knows the way to you? You need not know the way to Him. Your part is simply to allow all obstacles that you have interposed between the Son and God the Father to be quietly removed forever. God will do His part in joyful and immediate response. Ask and receive. But do not make demands, nor point the road to God by which He should appear to you. The way to reach Him is merely to let Him be. For in that way is your reality proclaimed as well. ⚡ A Course in Miracles, workbook [LoC 600], lesson189, paragraph 7, 1976, rev. 1996
- As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
- It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
- The true spiritual path is a path of humbleness. I fear being humiliated and I am not going there.
If you are afraid of being humiliated you will be arrogant and prideful and that will be your downfall. If you are afraid to be humiliated you only live your fate. You will never get to your destiny. [...] People associate God with being humiliated. They associate and spiritual surrender with being humiliated and poverty. Video interview with Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, Human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, Chicago, Illinois, presented by webTV Juicy Living Tour, host Lilou Macé, French-American Internet video blogger, author, YouTube film, minute 16:57 and 50:54, 57:26 minutes duration, posted 4. August 2011
- Some might ask whether the path is before us or within us. The answer is: Yes.
We are both driven from within by our resident spirit and something outside calls forth the genius within us. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org, US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, The Genius Myth, Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, April 2016
- The Divine Presence has always been with us, but we think it is absent. That thought is the monumental illusion of the human condition. The Spiritual Journey is designed to heal it. Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. (*1923) US American Trappist monk, priest, founder of the Centering Prayer movement, author, Invitation to Love. The Way of Christian Contemplation, Continuum, June 1994, Bloomsbury Academic, 20th annversary edition 21. June 2012
- As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) US American historian, philosopher, leading transcendentalist, naturalist, abolitionist, surveyor, tax resister, development critic, poet, author, source unknown
- The spiritual journey does not consist in arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one’s own ignorance concerning one’s self and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one’s self. ⚡ Aldous Huxley [LoC 485, work LoC 425] (1894-1963) English US American humanist, pacifist, visionary poet, essayist, writer on parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, source unknown
- When Jesus said, "I am the way," He meant that to have a true relationship with God, you must practice His way. In the Acts of the Apostles, the early Christians always spoke of their faith as "the Way." To me, "I am the way" is a better statement than "I know the way." The way is not an asphalt road. But we must distinguish between the "I" spoken by Jesus and the "I" that people usually think of. The "I" in His statement is life itself, His life, which is the way. If you do not really look at His life, you cannot see the way. If you only satisfy yourself with praising a name, even the name of Jesus, it is not practicing the life of Jesus. We must practice living deeply, loving, and acting with charity if we wish to truly honor Jesus. The way is Jesus Himself and not just some idea of Him. A true teaching is not static. It is not mere words but the reality of life. Many who have neither the way nor the life try to impose on others what they believe to be the way. But these are only words that have no connection with real life or a real way. When we understand and practice deeply the life and teachings of Buddha or the life and teachings of Jesus, we penetrate the door and enter the abode of the living Buddha and the living Christ, and life eternal presents itself to us. Thich Nhat Hanh [LoC 460] (*1926) Vietnamese France based Buddhist monk, peace activist, teacher, poet, author, Living Buddha, Living Christ, Riverhead, 12. September 1995
- As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Misattributed by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) US American historian, philosopher, leading transcendentalist, naturalist, abolitionist, surveyor, tax resister, development critic, poet, author, cited in: Wilfred Arlan Peterson, The Art of Living, Day by Day: Three Hundred and Sixty-five Thoughts, Ideas, Ideals, Experiences, Adventures, Inspirations, to Enrich Your Life, S. 77, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1972
- The spiritual path is a one-way road full of potholes, challenges, and both pleasant and unpleasant surprises – particularly as we attempt to navigate the dark, murky, and unruly waters of the psyche. Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., US American professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, psychotherapist, author, Eyes Wide Open. Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, S. ?, Sounds True, Incorporated, October 2009
- If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African proverb
- No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. Turkish proverb
To get to somewhere from here?
Alice: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
Alice: "I don't much care where."
Cat: "Then it doesn't matter which way you go."
Alice: "So long as I get somewhere."
Cat: "Oh, you’re sure to do that if you only walk long enough."
Englische Texte – English section on Path
BW-Werte: Thema Geistiger Weg / Pfad
Index: Thema / Thema engl. – Bücher von D. Hawkins
Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins
Links zum Thema Geistiger Weg / Path
- Lebensfluss, der spirituelle Weg als Lebensfluss, Integrale Perspektive, 2011
External web links (engl.)
Audio- und Videolinks
Audio and video links (engl.)
- Video presentation by Charles Eisenstein, Ph.D. ascentofhumanity.com, US American graduate in mathematics and philosophy, scholar on Eastern spiritual traditions, Chinese translator, associate professor, Penn State University, author, Invisible Path, YouTube film, posted 8.-9. January 2011