Definition von Demut
Demut ist laut Hawkins
ein Gewahrsein der Beschränkungen des Geistes und der Erscheinungen
und somit das geeignete Heilmittel für Stolz
Eine demutsvolle Haltung entsteht durch die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben durch Wahrnehmung gefiltert wird und die Ereignisse daher in erster Linie auch nur Wahrnehmungen darstellen und nicht selbst-existente, äußere Wirklichkeiten.
Zitate zum Thema Demut / Humility
Zitate von D. Hawkins
Quotes by D. Hawkins
- With absolute humility the ego dissolves. Source unknown
- Humility is the recognition and acknowledgement, whether spoken or unspoken, of the true Source of all understanding, inspiration and success. Source unknown
- With humility comes the willingness to stop trying to control or change other people or life situations or events ostensibly 'for their own good'. To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire to be 'right' or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody's ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification because its appearance is only a projection of one's own mind. No such world exists. The Eye of The I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 107, 2001
- In Reality, everything is automatically manifesting the inherent destiny of its essence; it doesn't need any external help to do this. With humility, one can relinquish the ego's self-appointed role as savior of the world and surrender it straight to God. The world that the ego pictures is a projection of its own illusions and arbitrary positionalities. No such world exists. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 7 "The Mind" – "Positionality", S. 107, revised edition 2002
- Humility is of greater value than all factual accumulation. Unless one has completely and totally experienced the Presence of God in Its stunning absolute Allness, it is safe to assume that one really knows nothing and that all accumulated so-called knowledge is but ignorance and pride. Anything within that claims "I know" by that very statement proves that it is false or else it would not make such a claim. The Eye of The I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 179, 2001
- With absolute humility, the ego dissolves. It is a collection of arbitrary mentations that gain force only because of vanity and habit. If one lets go of the vanity of thought, it dissolves. ⚡ All thought is vanity. All opinions are vanities. The pleasure of vanity is therefore the basis of the ego – unplug it and it collapses. The Eye of The I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 238, 2001
- Question: What is the understanding of the core of the ego?
Answer: It is pride beyond all else. Pride in the form of the vanity of thought, mentation, concepts, and opinions are all the basis of ignorance. The antidote is radical humility, which undoes the domination of perception. Ask for Truth to be revelead instead of assuming that you already know it. The mind is not capable of actually knowing anything at all! It can only presume to know "about". The mind lacks the proper credentials to comprehend nonduality by virtue of its own structure. The Eye of The I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 262, 2001
- The most important quality necessary for true growth and evolution is the practice and principle of humility. It is far less painful to voluntarily adopt a fundamental attitude of humility than to have it thrust upon oneself as the painful consequence of ineptitude. Humility, despite its negative public and social image in some quarters of society, is indicative of expertise, wisdom, and maturity. Because truth is the very bedrock and ultimate reality upon which humility is based, it is not a vulnerability in and of itself. Humility reveals that the mind can only "know about," and that it cannot differentiate between appearance and essence. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 8 "Fact Versus Fiction: Reality and Illusion", S. 75, 2005
- The safeguards that protect one along the way from temptations that arise consist of forewarning plus humility, gratitude, and importantly, respect. One becomes grateful for the truth and its fruits and respectful of its origin. The integrous [LoC 200+] are also respectful [LoC 300+] of the possible pitfalls and temptations that may be encountered; therefore, this respect is reflected by alertness to such limitations. Humility is paradoxically a quality of respect. Discovery of the Presence of God. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 141, 2007
- How can one know if humility and surrender are complete?
They are complete when one is indifferent to whether a healing occurs or not. That is the result of surrender to God at great depths and relinquishment of the desire to control or change the way things are. Healing and Recovery, end of the chapter "Assisting Healing", S. 74, 2009
- Humility results in an open mind. An open mind says for the first time, "What is truth? Please, Lord, let me open my mind to know within my own consciousness what it the truth for my own self." Healing and Recovery, end of chapter "Assisting Healing", S. 454, 2009
- Humility is of greater value than all factual accumulation. Unless one has completely and totally experienced the presence of God in its stunning, absolute Allness, it is safe to assume that one really knows nothing and that all accumulated so-called knowledge is really only tentative. Anything within that claims "I know" proves that it is false by that very statement, or else it would not make such a claim. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 2 "Nature of "Mind", S. 40, quote 1, Hay House, August 2011
- To me, the key to all spiritual advancement is humility. In other words, the beginning realization is that what you think, how you feel, what you see. And what you think is going on has nothing to do with reality, and that is the kind of grand delusion which is some kind of vanity. The minute you begin to suspect that the product of your mind – its endless thoughts – is all nonsense, of probably no value whatsoever, there starts the beginning of a process. Then the person says, 'well, if I'm not experiencing reality as it really is in truth, then how is it in truth?' In A Course of Miracles, they use the term Holy Spirit. The next step is to say [...] 'My own perception is very partial and very biased, and therefore, I ask God to reveal to me the truth of what is really going on.' What eventually happens is a total transformation of perception. Interview with David R. Hawkins, Dialogues on Consciousness and Spirituality, transcript on "Advanced States of Consciousness", part 2, S. 51, spiral-bound, Veritas Publishing, Sedona, Arizona, 1. January 1998 Removed from Veritas Publishing's sale offer, mid 2013
- So, with sort of a deep humility, you begin to witness that everything is happening spontaneously on its own because there is potentiality. Potentiality then manifests as actuality; and it does so by the power of the field, not by the power of you. Minor little correction [Laughter.] makes the difference between heaven and hell. [Laughter.] Minor little correction to withdraw the illusion of grandiosity. Sedona Seminar Vision, DVD 1 of 3, minute 7:00, 25. February 2005
- Humility really ensues from the reality of the understanding of the limitations of the human mind. It isn't so much a spiritual prostration, you're not prostrating yourself with ashes and sack cloth, it's more just honesty. So humility comes out of intrinsic honesty. In and of itself, you can't tell who's telling the truth. Let's take something currently in the media, you have no way of knowing what's the truth, no way, unless you know how to calibrate it, then you know right away who's telling the truth. But, the mind in and of itself is not able to comprehend that, so out of accepting the reality comes the humility. That to me would be the highest form of acceptance, through understanding the nature of the human mind you automatically become humble, because ⚡ it cannot tell truth from falsehood on its own. It takes a jury of 12 people and they spend months and at the end of that time they don't know whether they're right or not. Once you see the limitation of the human mind then humility is just an automatic consequence of seeing what its limitation is. Humility is like contemplation, it's part of one's attitude, that all information and everything you think are all presumptions, they're all just tentative. So you hold "thinkingness" as tentative, but not as authoritative. It's tentative, all evidence is tentative, perception is just tentative evidence. Sedona Seminar Valid Teachers and Teachings, 3 DVD set, 5. November 2005
- Question: Please explain how to differentiate true humility from pseudo-humility.
Answer: Pseudohumility is a pose in which one wants to deny the pride one feels guilty about! It's better not to feel guilty about it. Acknowledge where you are. From where you were, you are advanced, but from where you have to go, you are a beginner. In the world of idiots, you are a genius, but in the world of geniuses, you are an idiot! There is no point in feeling guilty about it. It's a natural thing. Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007
Zitate von anderen Quellen
Denn Erde bist du und zu Erde musst du wieder werden! 1. Mose 3, 19 (AT)
- Dass wir Gott nicht zwingen, wozu wir wollen, das liegt daran, dass uns zwei Dinge fehlen:
Ich sage das bei meinem Leben, – Gott vermag in seiner göttlichen Kraft
alle Dinge, aber das vermag er nicht, dass er dem Menschen, der diese zwei Dinge in sich hat, nicht Gewährung schenke. Meister Eckhart (Eckhart von Hochheim) [BW 705] (1260-1328) deutscher Mystiker, dominikanischer Theologe, Philosoph, Quelle unbekannt
- Wie wird das Meer zum König aller Flüsse und Ströme? Weil es niedriger liegt als sie. Laotse [BW 610] (604-531 v. Chr.) chinesischer Weiser, Philosoph, Begründer des Taoismus, Quelle unbekannt
- Es ist wichtig zu unterscheiden zwischen echter Demut, die eine Form von Bescheidenheit ist, und mangelndem Vertrauen. Sie sind keineswegs identisch, obwohl viele sie verwechseln. Dies mag ansatzweise erklären, weshalb man heutzutage vor allem im Geschäfts- und Berufsleben Demut oft als Schwäche statt als Ausdruck innerer Stärke betrachtet. Dalai Lama XIV. (Tenzin Gyatso) [Tanchu Dhondup] [BW 570] (*1935) tibetischer Mönch, geistliches Oberhaupt des tibetischen Buddhismus, Linienhalter der Gelug-Schule, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1989, Facebook Kommentar, 29. Oktober 2010
- Vor Dir in Demut, mit Dir in Stille, in Dir in Treue. Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) schwedischer Diplomat, Ökonom, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt
- Ihr seid mild, sprecht Demut.
Ihr spielt Beruf und Amt im vollsten Schein, mit Mild' und Demut;
euer Herz jedoch ist voll von Hochmut, Anmaßung und Tücke.
William Shakespeare [BW 465, Werk LoC 500] (1564-1616) englischer Schauspieler, Theaterleiter, Dramatiker, Bühnendichter, Lyriker, Heinrich VIII. [The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth, auch Henry VIII, oder All is True], entstanden ~1612-1613, erste Druckfassung 1623, erste deutsche Übersetzung von Johann Joachim Eschenburg, 1777
Quotes by various other sources
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23, 11-12 (NT)
- Vulnerability, humility, softness, and resignation are vital. If you try to hang on to what you believe to be true about yourself, it hurts. In the end, you have to agree to your death and resurrection. That’s the journey of the initiate. […]
But we are coming to see that humility is the only way through to the other worlds where the God Force truly exists in abundance. Stuart Wilde stuartwilde.com (1946-2013) British music producer, humorist, lecturer, scriptwriter, essayist, lyricist, writer on metaphysics and consciousness, source unknown
- All things must necessarily be accomplished in the truly humble man. He does not need to ask God, he can command God, because the height of divinity is nothing less than the depth of humility […] The humble man and God are one; the humble man is master of God as well as himself, and everything possessed by angels is in the nature of the humble man; what God does, the humble man does also, and what God is he is: one life and one being; that is why our Lord has said: "Learn from me that I am gentle and humble in spirit." Meister Eckhart (Eckhart of Hochheim) [LoC 705] (1260-1328) German mystic, Dominican professor of theology, philosopher, cited in: Meister Eckhart. A modern translation, On humility, Harper & Brothers, 1st edition 1941
- To say that humility is an essential ingredient in our pursuit of spiritual transformation may seem to be at odds with what I have said about the need for confidence. But there is clearly a distinction to be made between valid confidence or self-esteem, and conceit - which we can describe as an inflated sense of importance, grounded in a false image of self. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso [LoC 570] (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Peace Nobel Prize laureate, 1989, Facebook comment, 30. August 2010
- It is important to distinguish between genuine humility, which is a type of modesty, and a lack of confidence. They are not the same thing at all, although many confuse them. This may explain, in part, why today humility is often thought of as a weakness, rather than as an indication of inner strength, especially in the context of business and professional life. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso [LoC 570] (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Peace Nobel Prize laureate, 1989, Facebook comment, 29. October 2010
- Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. Thomas Merton [LoC 515/520] (1915-1968) Anglo-American Catholic Trappist monk, mystic student of comparative religion, social activist, poet, writer, source unknown
- 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 Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, bestselling 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
- What is required is that we are humiliated in order to be humble. Humility is a shield of great power. Humbleness is the capacity to hear an extraordinary command [given by inner guidance] and listen to it. Audio presentation by Caroline Myss Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, bestselling author, Dead Sea Resort Lecture, lecture 4, part 1-3, archived by CMED Free Media, Israel, 2008
- The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility. Humility is endless. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) US American British literary critic, poet, playwright, Nobel laureate in literature, 1948, Four Quartets, Harcourt, 1943
- Humility is best described as a reverent love of the Truth. St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) French abbot, primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order, source unknown
- Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. Vanna Bonta, US American novelist, poet, film actress, source unknown
- Fear of humiliation and the craving for humiliation are closely linked. Psychologists know it, Russian novelists know it. Jonathan Franzen (*1959) US American novelist, essayist, The Corrections, novel, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1. September 2001
- Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) US American architect, interior designer, educator, writer, source unknown
- Humility isn't thinking less of oneself. It's thinking of oneself less. Author unkown
- Humility doesn't come easily to selfish, self-centered, self-absorbed, narcissistic men. [...]
Three reminders to keep in mind for men willing to heal anger:
- It's right to be wrong.
- It is wrong to be right.
- I'm better off being wrong, because when I am right I am dangerous.
Video interview with Newton Hightower, US American psychotherapist, director of the "Center for Anger Resolution" (for Men), 1993, Anger Resolution for Men, presented by Houston PBS, program "Living Smart", #202, host Patricia Gras (*1960) US American television anchor, reporter, journalist, recorded ~July 2006, YouTube film, minute 11:06, 26:50 minutes duration, posted 21. March 2011
Englische Texte – English section on Humility
Three major challenges in life
| Three dark alleys in life|
|1.||Arrogance||Projecting blame onto others, rankism, supremacy|
|2.||Ignorance||Condemning and depricating oneself|
|3.||Discouragement||Lack of faith and patience|
Wanting (insisting on) immediate results
| Source: ► Video interview with Robert Wicks, Ph.D. US American professor of clinical psychology, Loyola University Maryland, writer on the intersection of spirituality and psychology, speaker, Discussing "Streams of Contentment", YouTube film, minute 4:25, 6:12 minutes duration, posted 15. July 2011|
- BW 570 – Demut
- BW 270 – Demut (ausgeübt durch Komplex des höheren Ego-Verstand/Gemüts)
LoC calibrations (engl.): Humility
- LoC 570 – Humility (nonlinear quality)
- LoC 270 – Humility (as practiced by the complex of the higher ego-mind)
Index: Demut / Humility – Bücher von D. Hawkins
- Discovery of the Presence of God, S. 38, 41, 43, 62, 63, 79, 89, 96, 141, 162, 199, 203, 208, 214, 245, 246
Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins