Notre Dame Kathedrale, Paris
In Japan werden zerbrochene Schalen und Vasen nicht entsorgt, sondern an den Bruchstellen mit Urushi-Kittmasse, die mit feinstem Pulvergold versehen ist, repariert. Durch die vorgenommene Veredelung werden die angeschlagenen
(unvollkommenen) Gefäße (wieder) heil, ganz, vollkommen. Diese im 16. Jahrhundert entstandene Praxis liegt der paradoxe Glaube zugrunde, dass die Dinge des alltäglichen Gebrauchs an Schönheit gewinnen, wenn sie beschädigt sind und eine Geschichte vorzuweisen haben.
Die metaphysisch begründete Wabi-Sabi-Philosophie und -Ästhetik wertschätzt und nährt Echtheit, Einfachheit, Schönheit und Fehlerhaftigkeit. Sie umfasst geistige Werte, moralische Vorschriften, die Kunst und Alltagsgegenstände.
| Nichts ist von Dauer, |
nichts ist vollendet,
und nichts ist vollkommen.
Läute die Glocken, die noch klingen.
Vergiss dein makelloses Geschenk.
In allen Dingen ist ein Riss,
Damit das Licht einfällt.
Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) kanadischer Singer-Songwriter,
Maler, Dichter, Romanschriftsteller, Lied Anthem,
Album The Future, veröffentlicht 1992
Zitate zum Thema Vollkommenheit / Perfection
Zitate von D. Hawkins
- Der Weg der stufenweisen Vervollkommnung vollzieht sich in der Praxis durch plötzliche Gewahrseinssprünge, und der Pfad der plötzlichen Erleuchtung, so wie ZEN, wird von fortschreitender Vervollkommnung der Persönlichkeit begleitet. Das All-sehende Auge, S. 375, 1. Absatz, 2. Zeile, 2005
Quotes by D. Hawkins
- I began to study my perfectionism and see how this tendency, which allowed me to forgive others but did not allow me to forgive myself, was creating an intolerance of my own humanness. As you can see, to be intolerant and condemn and attack all these things within oneself produces unconscious guilt about one's own human limitations. Healing and Recovery, S. 58, 2009
- In reality, everything occurs of its own, with no exterior cause. Every thing and every event is a manifestation of the totality of All That Is, just as it is at any given moment. Once seen in its totality, everything is perfect at all times and nothing needs an external cause to change it in any way. From the viewpoint of the ego's positionality and limited scope, the world seems to need endless fixing and correction. This illusion collapses as a vanity. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 107, 2001
- Question: Is perfecting the body and personality then a waste of time?
Answer: It is a diversion and an error of emphasis. The body is a product of nature, and what it does is really of no interest. The mind and personality are products of social milieu, family influence, and cultural programming. A refined and cultured person is an agreeable and valuable social asset, but it is not the Self. The Eye of The I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 353, 2001
- Research reveals the astonishing fact (which calibrates at consciousness level 998) that the circumstances of our birth and life are precisely karmically perfect. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 267, 2003
- Presume that the world's actual 'purpose' is perfect and fully known only to God. See it as neutral overall but with the benefit that it provides optimal opportunity for spiritual growth and the evolution of consciousness. It is a school for the enlightenment and the revelation of Divinity whereby consciousness/awareness reawakens to is Source. Thus, to pursue enlightenment in and of itself serves the world and God. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 168, 2007
- The willingness to become a forgiving person who nurtures all of life non-judgmentally automatically brings that about within oneself because of the very healing nature of that energy field. It is a condition of good health and the beginning of seeing the perfection of all things and how all things work out for the good. Illness cannot stem from that context. Healing and Recovery, chapter 4 "Health", S. 128, 2009
- Look for essence rather than just appearance. Everything is perfect if seen as it really is. Everything is exactly the way it is "supposed to be," whether it is shiny and new or rusty and dusty. Jeffrey, Scott, Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., chapter 3, S. 76, quote 1, Hay House, August 2011
- Everything we see is spontaneously being what it is, exactly as it is, at this moment. For anything to be what it is at this moment, it has to fulfill its potentiality, which is innate to its creation and existence. If the universe stopped at this instant, everything would be perfect right now as it is. Each moment is therefore perfect. Opening sentence of D. Hawkins' day lectures, multiple sources
- At birth, your exit is already set. You have agreed to take this journey. Everybody is born here by their own agreement. Everyone has a potential for enlightenment. It is your own volition to say yes or no. This world is perfect. You are not perfect. That’s a relief, isn’t it! If you reached perfection, you wouldn’t be here anymore. Make it count. Love people for who they are. Sedona Satsang Q&A, Sedona Creative Life Center, 2 CD set, 13. September 2006
- Pray for the vision that you see the perfection of everything. That is why I never get exited about changing the world, because it is absolutely perfect. If our purpose is to grow spiritually, what could be better than what we have here. We have a million choices every second. That is how you gain karmic merit. If you didn’t have the option, there is no karmic merit. The fact that we are in the midst of so many choices is how we grow spiritually. Ask God to reveal to you the perfection of all things. Then it becomes obvious to you to see the perfection of all that is. It is perfect to be where you are at this moment. As you focus on the beauty of life, Divinity shines forth. The perfection of creation shines forth and you see everything is happening spontaneously of its own. Everything is wondrously perfect. Even if you are not at 540, that is perfect too and just let it go. A perfect question! Sedona Satsang Q&A, Sedona Creative Life Center, CD 2 of 2, track 5, 13. September 2006
- I never get enthused about changing the world because it is absolutely perfect. If our purpose is to grow spiritually, what could be better than what we have here. We have a million choices every second. That is how you gain karmic merit. If you didn’t have the option, there is no karmic merit. The fact that we are in the midst of so many choices is how we grow spiritually. Ask God to reveal to you the perfection of all things. Then it becomes obvious to you to see the perfection of all that is. It is perfect to be where you are at this moment. As you focus on the beauty of life, Divinity shines forth. The perfection of creation shines forth and you see everything is happening spontaneously of its own. Everything is wondrously perfect. A perfect question!
You are respecting the grace and gift of life […] to be the perfect expression of your own potentiality.
Everyone has a potential for enlightenment. It is your own volition to say yes or no. This world is perfect. You are not perfect. That’s a relief, isn’t it! If you reached perfection, you wouldn’t be here anymore. Make it count. Love people for who they are
. Sedona Satsang Q&A, Sedona Creative Life Center, CD 2 of 2, track 5, 13. September 2006
- Question: Is everything that happens seamless and perfect?
Answer: Seamless and perfect? Is everything that is happening perfect? Is everything that is happening in God's World perfect? (He asks the audience. They mumble yes in unison.) (Laughter) It's perfect within a certain context of what perfect means. Like people pray for perfect peace. They mean worldly peace. The world has been at war 97% of man's history. Maybe mankind fails 3 % of the time. Sedona Satsang Q&A, CD 2 of 2, 10. January 2007
- It's not permissible to beat up on yourself. No beating on yourself for not being perfect. To not be perfect is perfect. If you were perfect you wouldn't be a human being, you would stay in heaven. Everything is a gift from God. Sedona Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 16. July 2011 – How does one get over approval seeking?, YouTube film, minute 1:39, 2:29 minutes duration, posted by veritaspub 11. August 2011
Zitate von anderen Quellen
Bleibe fromm und halte dich recht; denn solchem wird's zuletzt wohl gehen. Psalm 37, 37 (OT), Lutherbibel, 1912
Denn unser Wissen ist Stückwerk, und unser Weissagen ist Stückwerk. Wenn aber kommen wird das Vollkommene, so wird das Stückwerk aufhören. Paulusbrief, 1. Korinther 13, 9-10 (NT)
Jetzt schauen wir in einen Spiegel und sehen nur rätselhafte Umrisse,
dann aber schauen wir von Angesicht zu Angesicht.
Jetzt erkenne ich's stückweise; dann aber werde ich erkennen, gleichwie ich erkannt bin. Paulusbrief, 1. Korinther 13,12 (NT)
"Ihr nun sollt vollkommen sein, wie euer himmlischer Vater vollkommen ist." Matthäus 5, 48 (NT)
- Dzogchen (Große Vollkommenheit) ist die spirituelle Essenz aller buddhistischen Lehren. Es ist der Weg der Selbstbefreiung, der jeden sein wahres Wesen jenseits der Dualität erkennen lässt. Die wahre Natur des Menschen ist klar, leuchtend und bewusst, ungetrübt von Gedanken und Emotionen. Namkhai Norbu (1938-2018) tibetischer Dzogchen-Meister, Historiker, Autor, Dzogchen. Der Weg des Lichts. Die Lehren von Sutra, Tantra und Ati-Yoga, Diederichs Verlag, 1998
- Ram Dass hat als Professor für Psychologie an der Harvard Universität gearbeitet. […] beschreibt eines der Gespräche mit seinem Guru: Ist die Welt nicht perfekt, ist sie nicht wunderschön?, sagt der Guru. Und Ram Dass antwortet: Wie meinen Sie wunderschön, es gibt unheilbare Krankheiten, Krieg in Vietnam, wie meinen Sie perfekt? Der Guru sagt: Ram Dass, sie ist perfekt einschließlich Ihrer Unzufriedenheit, einschließlich allem, was Sie tun, sie zu verbessern, sie ist wirklich perfekt.
Das bedeutet, dass sie nicht als ein Status quo perfekt ist, sondern perfekt als ein Prozess. Mit anderen Worten: unser Bewusstsein, unsere Wahrnehmung der Probleme und alles was wir tun, was immer wir tun, ist immer Teil des Prozesses. Es ist nicht vom Prozess getrennt.
Dinge sind in Ordnung, und sie sind nicht in Ordnung. In Ordnung hinsichtlich des ganzen Prozesses, und nicht in Ordnung hinsichtlich der Probleme, die wir sehen und mit denen wir uns identifizieren. Interview mit Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. (*1931) tschechisch-US-amerikanischer Psychiater, Psychotherapeut, Medizinphilosoph, Mitbegründer der transpersonalen Psychologie, Die Welt ist perfekt, präsentiert von der deutschen Publikation "Transpersonale Perspektiven", Kareem van Gennip, Vol. 4/98, Logos-Verlag-Berlin, Juli 1998
- Perfektion ist nicht erreicht, wenn man nichts mehr hinzufügen kann, sondern wenn man nichts mehr weglassen kann. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) französischer Pilot, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt
- Eine der häufigsten Ängste in der westlichen Welt ist die Angst, nicht gut genug zu sein. Perfektion ist zum Ziel unseres Lebens geworden. Nach Perfektion zu streben, ist aber eigentlich ein Buhlen um Anerkennung. Wir wollen, dass uns Autoritäten, die wir für klug oder besonders halten, loben. Wir klammern uns an das, was wir zu brauchen glauben, und machen uns damit abhängig von Menschen, Dingen, Orten – im Prinzip von allem, was für uns Sicherheit symbolisiert. Wir denken, wir seien sicher, wenn wir einen guten Job haben, eine gute Beziehung führen oder populär sind. Tatsächlich aber machen wir uns abhängig. Denn diese Art von Sicherheit ist zeitlich begrenzt. Wenn wir unser Glück darüber definieren, werden wir zwangsläufig enttäuscht. Wir müssen lernen, unsere Wünsche loszulassen und darauf zu vertrauen, dass das, was geschieht, richtig ist. Phyllis Krystal (*1914-2016) britische Psychotherapeutin, freischaffende Dozentin, Autorin, zitiert in: Interview Die Mutige, präsentiert von dem Schweizer Monatsmagazin NZZ Folio, Mikael Krogerus, April 2006
- Das Bessere ist der Feind des Guten. Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet] [BW 340] (1694-1778) französischer Philosoph der europäischen Aufklärung, einflussreicher Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution, Kritiker der Feudalherrschaft, Bürgerrechtler, Deist, Historiker, Philosoph, Schriftsteller, Philosophisches Taschenwörterbuch [Dictionnaire portatif], Band 2, Art Dramatique, 1764
- Leben heißt, sich zu wandeln. Und vollkommen zu sein, heißt sich oft gewandelt zu haben. John Henry Newman (1801-1890) englischer Pfarrer, Universitätskirche in Oxford, Dozent der anglikanischen Theologie, konvertiert zur römisch-katholischen Kirche, Seligsprechung 2010, Quelle unbekannt
Quotes by various other sources
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of man is peace. Psalms 37, 37 (OT)
Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13, 9-13 (NT)
- I am not here to fix people. They are perfect already. They are created in the exact likeness of the Divine. What is imperfect in me is the data that says, that they are not divine. Audio interview with Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Hawaiian master teacher of "Self Identity through Ho'oponopono" (SITH), Dr. Len, presented by the Canadian web radio station News for the Soul, Vancouver, host Nicole Whitney, 57:16 minutes duration, aired 2./3. August 2007
- AH: Who was your inner killer?
MW: Oh. I would say ... it was God. It was a desire for that kind of perfection, where the desire for perfection rejects life.
Video documentary featuring Marion Woodman (1928-2018) Canadian Jungian analyst, women's movement figure, mythopoetic author, Dancing in the Flames, interviewed by Andrew Harvey (*1952) Indian-British religious scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, teacher of mystic traditions, architect of Sacred Activism, poet, novelist, author, directed by Adam Reid, produced by Robin Crumley, presented by the FilmFestival TV, Culture Unplugged, minute 26:45, 83:04 minutes duration, produced 2009
- The more I force myself to perfect my ideal image of myself, the more overflowing toilet bowls I'm going to have in my dreams. Marion Woodman (1928-2018) Canadian Jungian analyst, women's movement figure, mythopoetic author, cited in: Article by Jim Lockard, How We Recognize and Heal Shame, 8. October 2016
- If something (the world) would be perfect(ed) it is dead.
The world would be over once it is perfected.
Audio interview with Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author of the book The world behind the world. Living at the ends of time, "Mythic storytelling and the ends of time", presented by the US American web radio station New Dimensions, program #3243, host Michael Toms, minute 28:35-32:55, aired 25. February 2008
- We are not meant to be perfect, we are meant to be complete. Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, political activist, philanthropist, speaker, author, source unknown
- A perfect relationship, I think, is one that delivers the lessons we have chosen to learn. Likely it won't always meet our definition of "bliss." Likely it will include the toughest, most difficult lessons two people can teach other, lessons they would never abide from any other soul. But we humans are brilliant at choosing, with unerring precision, exactly the partners we need to learn what we must. Richard Bach (*1936) US American writer, personal website, undated (2000s)
- The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is Anna Quindlen (*1953) US American opinion columnist, journalist, author, source unknown
- Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect – and I don't live to be – but before you start pointing fingers [...] make sure your hands are clean! Bob Marley (1945-1981) Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, unsourced
- No one can attain perfection while he is in the body for the simple reason that the ideal state is impossible so long as one has not completely overcome his ego, and ego cannot be wholly got rid of so long as one is tied down by the shackles of the flesh. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, Shriman Narayan, editor, The Selected Works Of Mahatma Gandhi. Vol. V – The Voice of Truth, part II, section "I: Truth, World and Man. An Ideal Man", Navajivan Publishing House, 2006, first published by the Indian newspaper Young India, S. 319, 20. September 1928
- The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, cited by: Petri Liukkonen, Ari Pesonen, Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), 2008
- True perfection seems imperfect, but is perfectly itself. Lao-Tzu [LoC 610] (604-531 BC) Chinese sage, philosopher, founder of Daoism, author of Tao Te Ching [The Book of the Way] [LoC 610], 800-200 BC
- The Supreme Maha Parinirvana (supreme enlightenment) is perfect, permanent, calm, and illuminating. Common people and ignorant ones miscall it death, while heretics hold arbitrarily that it is annihilation. Hui Neng (638-713) sixth Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism patriarch, Platform Sutra, composed in China, 8th-13th century
- You came into this life perfect, only the data or the information is imperfect. Audio interview with Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Hawaiian master teacher of "Self Identity through Ho'oponopono" (SITH), Dr. Len, presented by the Canadian web radio station News for the Soul, Vancouver, host Nicole Whitney, 57:16 minutes duration, aired 2./3. August 2007
- There is one Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality and in which resides all perfection. Hazrat Inayat Khan [LoC 499] (1882-1927) Indian founder of the International Sufi Order and the International Sufi movement, The Way of Illumination, South Asia Books, June 1988
- It seems that it is the purpose of evolution now to replace an image of perfection with the concept of completeness or wholeness. Perfection suggests something all pure, with no blemishes, dark spots, or questionable areas. Wholeness includes the darkness but combines it with the light elements into a totality more real and whole than any ideal. Robert A. Johnson (1921-2018) US American Jungian analyst, lecturer, author, He. Understanding Masculine Psychology, Harper Collins, S. 64, 1974, March 1987, Harper Perennial, revised 6. October 1989
- Perfectionism is a perpetual flight into an illusory future that cannot be attained. It is the assumption that the world is imperfect. This is incorrect. Every circumstance is perfect. Gary Zukav seatofthesoul.com (*1942) US American spiritual teacher, author, Facebook comment, 16. November 2011
- The perfect is the enemy of the good. Aphorism attributed to 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, source unknown
- Striving for excellence motivates you;
striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D. (1948-2004) US American clinical psychologist, management consultant, author, aphorism
- Nirvikalpa samadhi is a state of no mind, beyond the ten thousand states of mind, where there is nothing but perfection. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American spiritual teacher, source unknown
- Accept that God does everything perfectly and you are exactly in the situation you should be in. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American spiritual teacher, source unknown
- The perfect is the enemy of the good. US American expression
- The enemy of excellence is "good enough." US American expression
- Good enough is the enemy of the excellence. Soror Stacie N.C. Grant
- And I will show that there is no imperfection in the present, and can be none in the future,
And I will show that whatever happens to anybody it may be turn'd tobeautiful results,
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death,
And I will thread a thread through my poems that time and events are compact,
And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.
Walt Whitman [Work LoC 460] (1819-1892) US American Quaker, journalist, poet, essayist, Leaves of Grass, 4. July 1855
- And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good. John Steinbeck [Work LoC 400] (1902-1968) US American CIA agent, journalist, novelist, Pulitzer Prize laureate, 1940, Nobel laureate in literature, 1962, novel East of Eden, S. 583, The Viking Press, 19. September 1952
- Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) Canadian musician, depressive, singer-songwriter, poet, novelist,
song Anthem, Album The Future, published 1992
Quotes from sacred texts / Heilige Schriften
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. Paul, Philippians 1, 5 (NT)
Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13, 9 (NT)
Perfect love casteth out fear. 1 John, 4, 18 (NT)
By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, a man can attain perfection through performing his own work. Bhagavad Gita [LoC 910], 18.46
36. The Buddha said,
Even if one is born as a man, it is one's rare fortune to be perfected in all the six senses.
Even if he is perfected in all the six senses, it is his rare fortune to be born in the middle kingdom.
Buddha [LoC 1000] (563-483 BC) Indian Avatar, teacher of enlightenment, central figure of Buddhism, The Sayings of the Buddha in Forty-Two Sections, translated by Kasyapa Matanga and Gobharana
Englische Texte – English section on Perfection
The world is perfect ... people are perfecting.
- The world and life are neutral overall.
- The world's 'purpose' is perfect.
- Only God fully knows the world's purpose.
- All things at any time in the world are inherently perfect as they are.
- Within a bigger context of what perfect means everything in the world/creation is wondrously perfect.
- The world and creation are perfect within a larger context of what perfect means.
- The world is a place wherein consciousness and awareness reawaken to their Source.
- The world is an optimal school for revelation of Divinity and reaching enlightenment.
- The world offers an optimal opportunity for spiritual growth and the evolution of consciousness.
- People are not fully aware of the world's and life's purposes.
- People as self are imperfect.
- People as SELF are perfect and innocent.
- People's birth and life circumstances are karmically perfect.
- In people's imperfect relationships there is perfect love.
- People have a chance to become perfected.
- People become perfected by total surrender.
- Perfecting people may pray for the grace to embrace the perfection of everything.
- People who've emerged in perfection do not reincarnate on Earth.
Greatest sin in the world
| Preacher [Self-righteously]|| What, in your judgment, is the greatest sin in the world?|
| Master|| That of the person who sees other human beings as sinners.|
The rightness of a wrong thread
When the heart rate flattens and becomes exactly the same, uniform, steady-going, people are declared dead.
Computer generated 100% symmetric faces are perceived as flat, lifeless and listless.
In honor of the concept that only the Creator or the Supreme Being is the expression of perfection the Navaho and the Persian carpet weavers deliberately weave a thread into each of their rugs that looks out of order.
The practice of intentional imperfection serves as a perfect path for Spirit to enter the environment of the carpet. Rendering "mistakes" people hoped to live another day granted by the gods who were not offended by their works.
Index: Vollkommenheit / Perfection – Bücher von D. Hawkins
Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins
Links zum Vollkommenheit / Perfection
- Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW (*1965) US American shame, vulnerability, empathy researcher, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, public speaker, author, The Gifts of Imperfection. Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Hazelden, 1st edition 1. September 2010
External web links (engl.)
Audio- und Videolinks
Audio and video links (engl.)
Audio and video links (engl.) – Humor / Stories
- Video presentation by storyteller Irving Rothstein, Nasrudin's "Perfect Woman", YouTube movie, 1:20 minutes duration, posted 15. October 2006