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Zitate zum Thema Glaubenssätze / Beliefs

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

Wellenberge am Strand
  • Menschen erscheinen als arglos, da sie sich in extremer Weise ihrer Realität nicht bewusst und nicht gewahr sind. In diesem Zustand werden sie von programmierenden und illusorischen Glaubenssys-
    temen]] in Gang gehalten. Gleichzeitig strahlt die Reinheit des GEISTES als ihre innere Schönheit hervor.
    FU Das All-sehende Auge, 2005


  • Man muss bedenken, dass Liebe und Frieden für das Ego die größ-
    ten Bedrohungen darstellen. Es verteidigt sich, indem es zu den tief verwurzelten Denkpositionen Zuflucht nimmt, die im Unbewussten verborgen liegen. Solche nicht liebenden Haltungen erwachsen aus dem immer noch vorhandenen biologischen auf das Überleben aus-
    gerichteten Tiergehirn. Dieses tritt in der Kindheit zu Tage und wird durch den Druck der Eltern und der Gesellschaft in den Untergrund verbannt, was entsprechend den gut bekannten Egomechanismen von Verdrängung, Verleugnung, Unterdrückung, Reaktionsbildung, Projektion und Rationalisierung vor sich geht.
    Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 434, 2006

Quotes by D. Hawkins

Personal avowals


Releasing love sickness

'Letting go resisting to a stack of unconscious emotions'

  • For 12 days I did nothing but stop resisting a certain belief system. Eventually, I was in the clear of the pain of loss. Oh yes, that was pain of loss of love. The loss of love, of course, recurs throughout many a lifetime, so it was a very major stack. I really didn’t know how I was going to survive it. But I just lay on the couch and let go, surrendering to it. It ran quite awhile and then suddenly I was free of it. Very suddenly! The agony of irrevocable, terrible loss of love was probably the worst, and it ran day after day after day. […] the stack is the collective accumulation of a certain energy over time, and the associated belief system with it. So, yes, the worst one that ever ran for me was the loss of love. Interview Healing and Recovery, presented by the US Ame-
    rican health magazine "Unified Health!", Matt Laughlin, volume 5, issue # 14, S. 20, Winter 2009
⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • There is nothing the mind believes that is not fallacious at a higher level of awareness. Source unknown



Discomfort of growth is inevitable.



Spiritual path customary values, expectations, and programming

  • Another source of hesitation when doing spiritual work occurs because there seems to be a transitory conflict between customary social attitudes and the work of spiritual evolution. Out of habit, there is claim to sets of beliefs and values which derive from customary values, expectations, and programming. These are believed to be of value to oneself and society, and there may be some reluctance to relinquish them. For example, one may feel guilt over abandoning cherished, mechanistic, or religious convictions or good-person-programming held to be ideals. To move through these sources of conflict, it is useful to remember that the spiritual journey requires the relinquishing
    of all beliefs and attitudes in order to create space for "Reality to shine forth".
    The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 107, 2001


  • Beliefs are the determinants of what one experiences. There are no external 'causes'. One discovers the secret payoffs that are obtained from unconscious secret projections. One's underlying programs can be discovered by simply writing down one's litany of grievances and woes and then merely turning them around into their opposites.
    "People hate me" stems from one's own inner hatreds. "People don't care about me" stems from one’s narcissistic ab-
    sorption with one's happiness and gain instead of that of others. "I don't get enough love" stems from not giving love
    to others. "People are rude to me" stems from lack of cordiality to others. "People are jealous of me" arises from inner jealousy of others.
    Thus, if we take responsibility for being the author of our world, we come close to its source where we can correct it.
    By being loving towards others, we discover that we are surrounded by love and lovingness. When we unreservedly support life without expecting gain, life supports us in return. When we abandon gain as a motive, life responds with unexpected generosity. When we perceive in this way, the miraculous begins to appear in the life of every dedicated
    spiritual aspirant. Harmony manifests as the unexpected discovery, the fortuitous coincidence, and the lucky break,
    and finally the realization occurs that these are the ripples coming back to oneself from the seat of consciousness.
    I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 22, 2003


  • Only love has the power to overcome beliefs. At this point, historically, the seeker is counseled to "Throw away
    all the books and just be. Surrender all to God without reservation. Stop struggling and allow the realization of that
    which you already are." I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 219, 2003


  • Be passionate for God, not for belief systems. That is the only real decision that has to be made and can be ap-
    plied to any and all situations. The question is always whether to be at the effect of the world or aligned with the
    Truth of God instead. The search for enlightenment is different from that of seeking worldly success.
    I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 20 (cal. 994.1), S. 355, 2003



  • [...] to disassemble anger may require the willingness to surrender the pride that underlies that anger, which in turn depends on surrendering a desire. This means surrendering the fear that energized the desire, which in turn depends on surrendering a desire. This means surrendering the fear that energized the desire, which again is related to the undoing of imaginary loss, and so forth. Motivations are thus intertwined and mutually interactive, and operationally surrendering them leads to the next levels, which are comprised of dualities. The deeper layers, therefore, tend to surface one’s beliefs about God, programmed spiritual expectations, and belief systems. Spiritual work is therefore
    a matter of exploration that transcends mentalized concepts, such as those of cause and effect.
    Discovery of the Presence of God, S. 64, 2007

See also book:

Richard Dawkins [LoC 190] (*1941) British neoskeptical theoretical biologist, militant atheist, author on memetics, 1992; Don Beck, Ph.D., US American geopolitical management consultant, complex systems strategist, co-author, Chris Cowan, US American consultant in business, speech communication, group dynamics and media, co-author, Spiral Dynamics. Mastering Values, Leadership and Change, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996


Alternative source:

"This downside of vulnerability to rhetoric [LoC 180] was also discussed at length in Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference in chapter 12, 2005."

  • An area of limitation that is often overlooked by spiritual students is that of the social programming of belief systems, which is the consequence of memes (presumptive stereotypes via brief slogans and repetitious ideas), as well as more vociferous propaganda and political distortion of the implications of facts. These promulgate via their cleverly concealed seduction to intellectual vanity. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 200, 2007



  • Like anyone else in society, the mind of the aspirant has also unwittingly been programmed. This often escapes no-
    tice 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


  • A lot of the phenomena we see expressing in the body of the adult were picked up very early in life from a chance remark heard on television, or something misunder-
    stood in a book, or a remark that a teacher made. These things constitute suggestive programming and common belief systems and become conscious when we begin to work on them. Healing and Recovery, chapter 2 "Assisting Healing", S. 47, 2008


  • I then found that diet was also a belief system. That is the downside of holistic health – the belief system that all these things are injurious to us. They are injurious to us because we are holding in mind that they are. No such thing exists
    in the world of the 'real'. Healing and Recovery, S. 69, 2009


  • We are subject only to what we hold in mind – consciously or unconsciously. When we re-own the source of our power and stop giving it away to the world, we find that the cause of gout is not in kidneys and liver. It is not in stress; it is not in uric acid levels or purine metabolism. It has to do with what we hold in mind. Healing and Recovery, chapter 2 "Assisting Healing", S. 70, 2008


  • It is the mind’s belief systems that give power to that which subsequently manifests in the physical world. The physical body is an expression of what we have inherited plus what we have been holding in mind, either consciously or un-
    consciously. People will often say they do not remember holding such a thought; however, there is what Dr. Carl Jung called the ‘collective unconscious’ that holds the thought form. Unconsciously we buy into it and give energy to a negative belief system without ever remembering it or being consciously aware of it (e.g., via the media).
    Healing and Recovery, S. 433, 2009




See also:

Charles Mackay (1814-1889) Scottish songwriter, poet, journalist, author, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, 1841, September 2003, reprint, October 2013




Recovering from feeling low.

Depression will eventually heal by antidepressants, positive thinking [LoC 499], spiritual work.

  • The belief system changes your brain chemistry. The more positive your belief systems the more positive is your brain chemistry. So, the brain chemistry follows the direction of your own mental orientation and not the other way around. Everything is physical, mental and spiritual.
    1. Physically you take antidepressants.
    2. Mentally you try to adopt a positive mental attitude.
    3. Spiritually work on evolving as well as you can.
And if you do all three you will recover. Everybody recovers if they do all three.
Audio interview The True Meaning of Healing and Recovery, presented via the broadcaster Blogtalkradio, show Align Shine Prosper, host Doreen Agostino, aired 23. September 2009

Zitate von anderen Quellen

  • Glaubt nicht an irgendwelche Überlieferungen, nur weil sie über lange Zeit in vielen Ländern Gültigkeit besessen
    Glaubt nicht an etwas, nur weil es viele andauernd wiederholen. Akzeptiert nichts, nur weil es ein anderer ge-
    sagt hat, weil es auf der Autorität eines Weisen beruht oder weil es in einer heiligen Schrift steht.
    Glaubt nichts, nur weil es wahrscheinlich ist. Glaubt nicht an Einbildungen oder Visionen, die ihr für gottgegeben
    Glaubt nichts, nur weil die Autorität eines Lehrers oder Priesters dahintersteht. Glaubt an das, was ihr durch lan-
    ge eigene Prüfung als richtig erkannt habt, was sich mit eurem Wohlergehen und dem anderer vereinbaren lässt.
    Gautama Buddha [BW 1000] (563-483 v. Chr.) indischer Avatar, Lehrer der Erleuchtung, Zentralfigur des Buddhismus, zitiert in: Buddhayana – Der Weg des Buddha




Wissenschaft ist stets mit einer Grundannahme verbunden, die von den Wissenschaftlern selbst nicht gerechtfertigt werden kann.

  • Am Grunde des begründeten Glaubens liegt der unbegründete Glaube.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) österreichisch-britischer Philosoph, Über Gewißheit, paragraph 253, G.E.M. Anscombe und G.H. von Wright, 1950-1951


Referenzen: de.Wikiquote-Einträge Überzeugung und ► Skepsis


Quotes by various other sources

Personal avowals

  • The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it – I don't need to believe it. Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoana-
    lyst, founder of a new school of depth psychology, author, cited in: AZ Quotes


  • I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instant-
    ly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial "vic-
    to my new position as "co-creator" of my destiny. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (*1944) US American developmental new cellular
    biologist, former associate professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, presaged the field of epigenetics [mechanism by which nurture controls nature], lecturer, author, cited in: LIBQuotes



  • The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world different-
    ly, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear
    in our minds. Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. (1925-2020) US American physician, psychiatrist, UCSF, inspirational speaker, author on
    forgiveness and healing, Love Is Letting Go of Fear, 1970, Celestial Arts, "Introduction", S. 13, 1979, 3rd paperback edition 28. Decem-
    ber 2010; falsely attributed to William James, M.D. (1842-1910) US American physician, professor of psychology and philosophy




Primacy effect ⇔ recency effect

  • One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge – even to ourselves – that we've been so credulous. Carl Sagan [LoC 200, work LoC 420] (1934-1996) US American astrono-
    mer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, exobiologist, science popularizer and communicator in the space and natural sciences, author, The Demon-Haunted World. Science as a Candle in the Dark, Random House, Ballantine Books, 1995


  • To those who have an active belief, reasoned proofs are needless and probably useless.
    Attributed to Anthony the Great [Abba Antonius] (251-356) Egyptian Christian Desert Father, Egyptian monk, ascetic, hermit, cited
    in: Athanasius of Alexandria (296-298-373) Egyptian Christian theologian, church father, defender of Trinitarianism, Coptic orthodox bishop (328-373), H. Ellershaw, translator, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, second series, book 4, chapter 17 "Life of St. Antony", Christian Literature Publishing Company, Buffalo, New York, 1892, reissued by Kevin Knight, 2009


  • Even the strongest current of water cannot add a drop to a cup which is already full. The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. Leo Tolstoy [LoC 420, work LoC 455] (1828-1910) Russian playwright, essayist, novelist, writer, The Kingdom of God Is Within You, chapter 3, 1894


  • A belief may be proven to be either true or false as more information is gathered. People once believed the sun re-
    volved around the earth – a conviction so strong that opposing ideas were not tolerated.
    In 1600 Giordano Bruno was tried at the Inquisition and burned at the stake for advancing the theory that space was boundless and might even include other solar systems. And Galileo was forced under the threat of torture, imprison-
    ment, and death to renounce his belief in the Copernican theories that asserted that the earth, instead of being the center of everything, rotated on its axis once daily and traveled around the sun once yearly.
    Judith Indira Ann Parsons, US American angel reader, counselor, author, The Clear and Simple Way. A Book of Angel Lessons, Dandelion Books, 1. April 2004, 2007



The impact of consciousness on cells

  • It's our beliefs that control our biology not our genes. New beliefs, new bio-
    Audio interview with Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (*1944) US American developmental new cellular biologist, former associate professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, pre-
    saged the field of epigenetics [mechanism by which nurture controls nature], lecturer, author, presented by host Lynne McTaggart
    (*1951) US American alternative medicine activist, lecturer, publisher, journalist, author, September 2007



Ego: Edging God Out

  • When the ego takes over its sole purpose is to edge God out.
    The ego is no more than a collection of ideas that we carry around.
    1. I am what I have.
    2. I am what I do.
    3. I am what other people think of me.
    4. I am separate from everybody else.
    5. I am separate from what is missing in my life.
    6. I am separate from God.
Dr. Wayne Dyer [LoC 450] (1940-2015) US American self-help advocate, spiritual lecturer, author, Buddhism Rx, presented by the Oprah Radio XM156, Soul Series, recollected by Oprah Winfrey [LoC 500] (*1954) US American talk show host, actress, visionary, billionaire, philanthropist, minute 3:35, 4:41 minutes duration, 10. July 2008


Nefertari, Abu Simbel Tempel, Ägypten
  • Public definitions of a situation (prophecies or predictions) become an integral part of the situation and thus affect subsequent developments. This is peculiar to human affairs. It is not found in the world of nature, untouched by human hands. Predictions of the return of Halley’s comet do not influence its orbit. But the ru-
    mored insolvency of Millingville’s bank did affect the actual outcome. The pro-
    phecy of collapse led to its own fulfillment.
    Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) US American sociologist, coined the term Self-fulfilling prophecy, Social Theory and Social Structure, S. 477, Free Press, New York, 1968


  • Suppose an individual believes something with his whole heart; suppose further that he has a commitment to this belief and he has taken irrevocable actions because of it; finally, suppose that he is presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The indi-
    will frequently emerge, not only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before. Indeed, he may even show a new fervor for convincing and converting other people to his view.
    Leon Festinger (1919-1989) US American social psychologist, known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory, Stanley Schachter (1922-1997) US American social psychologist, Henry Riecken, classic work of social psychology When Prophecy Fails. A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruc-
    tion of the World
    , Harper-Torchbooks, New York, 1. January 1956


  • The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007) influential US American writer of the
    20th century, novel Breakfast of Champions, Delacorte Press, 1973



Widely used paraphrase:

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."

  • Certainly, any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. If you do not use the intelligence with which God endowed your mind to resist believing impossibilities, you will not be able to use the sense of injustice which God planted in your heart to resist a command to do evil. Once a single faculty of your soul has been tyrannized, all the other facul-
    ties will submit to the same fate. This has been the cause of all the religious crimes that have flooded the earth. Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet] [LoC 340] (1694-1778) French philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, social critic, proponent of
    the French Revolution, advocate of civil liberties, freedom of religion, free trade, deist, writer, Questions sur les miracles, 1765, cited
    in: Norman L. Torrey (1894-1980) US American translator, author, Les Philosophes. The Philosophers of the Enlightenment and Modern Democracy, S. 277-278, Capricorn Books, 5th edition 1960



Primacy effect ⇔ recency effect


  • Your beliefs and thoughts are wired into your biology. They become your cells, tissues, and organs. There's no supp-
    lement, no diet, no medicine, and no exercise regimen that can compare with the power of your thoughts and beliefs.
    That's the very first place you need to look when anything goes wrong with your body.
    Christiane Northrup, M.D. (*1949) US American obstetrician, advocate for women’s health, speaker, author, Goddesses Never Age. The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being, Hay House UK, paperback editon 24. February 2015



References: en.Wikiquote entries Belief and ► Conviction

Literary quotes

  • Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar,
    critic of culture, philologist, philosopher of nihilism [LoC 120], writer, R.J. Hollingdale translator, Human, all too Human [Menschli-
    ches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister], section 483, Ernst Schmeitzner, Chemnitz, 1878, 1886




Convoluted conviction – Bushism

  • I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe –
    I believe what I believe is right. George W. Bush [Work LoC 460/450] (*1943) 43rd US American president (2000-2009), convicted war criminal, November 2011, Rome, 22. July 2001

Englische Texte – English section on Beliefs

Misconceptions of the ego – D. Hawkins


Postionalities tendentially unquestioned and taken for granted

  • Some Basic Axiomatic Positionalities of the Ego
    1. Phenomena are either good or bad, right or wrong, just or unjust,
      fair or unfair.
    2. The 'bad' deserve to be punished and the 'good' rewarded.
    3. Things happen by accident or else they are the fault of somebody else.
    4. The mind is capable of comprehending and recognizing truth from falsehood.
    5. The world causes and determines one's existence.
    6. Life is unfair because the innocent suffer while the wicked go unpunished.
    7. People can be different than they are.
    8. It is critical and necessary to be right.
    9. It is critical and necessary to win.
    10. Wrongs must be righted.
    11. Righteousness must prevail.
    12. Perceptions represent reality.


Source: ► D. Hawkins, I. Reality and Subjectivity, S 45, 2003

Beliefs about God

The Master had quoted Aristotle:

"In the quest of truth, it would seem better and indeed necessary
to give up what is dearest to us."

And he substituted the word "God" for "truth."
Later a disciple said to him,

"I am ready, in the quest for God, to give up anything: wealth,
friends, family, country, life itself. What else can a person give up?"

The Master calmly replied,

"One's beliefs about God."

The disciple went away sad, for he clung to his convictions.
He feared "ignorance" more than death.

Originator: ► Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest,
psychotherapist, spiritual leader, One Minute Wisdom, transcript, S. 119,
Image, 1985, Penguin Random House, reprint edition 1. February 1988

Gone beyond belief

A religious belief […] is not a statement about Reality, but a hint,
a clue about something that is a mystery, beyond the grasp of human thought.
In short, a religious belief is only a finger pointing to the moon.
Some religious people never get beyond the study of the finger.
Others are engaged in sucking it.
Others yet use the finger to gouge their eyes out.
These are the bigots whom religion has made blind.
Rare indeed is the religionist who is sufficiently detached from the finger to see
what it is indicating – these are those who,
having gone beyond belief, are taken for blasphemers.

❄ • ❄ • ❄

Source: ► Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist,
spiritual leader, One Minute Nonsense, S. 134, Loyola Press, Canadian edition November 1992


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