Spiritual Experience Quotes

There's a big difference between being able to explain religion intellectually and transforming that knowledge into spiritual experience.

In turbulent times in times of great change people head for the two extremes: fundamentalism and personal spiritual experience...

The first act of awe when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature was the first spiritual experience.

Only when we can accept God as he is can we give up the desire for spiritual experiences that we can feel.

Happiness cannot be traveled to owned earned or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love grace & gratitude.

Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth.

No man who has lived through a temporary spiritual experience is ever likely to forget it. His days will be haunted until he sets out to seek ways and means of repeating it.

Bread pudding makes me weak. I have been known to be moved to tears by cookies and ice cream and ribs are a spiritual experience for me.

I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also a Zen monk once said to me 'If you're not laughing then you're not getting it.'

Art thaws even the frozen darkened soul opening it to lofty spiritual experience.

The spiritual path can only be traveled through the daily experience of love.

One has to go beyond the mind to experience the spiritual bliss of desirelessness.

Intuition is the conscious experience - in pure spirit - of a purely spiritual content.

Faith and Will' sprang from my personal experience with passing through a dark spiritual time.

For me creativity is essentially a spiritual experience a conversation between my soul and me.

In the wake of my spiritual experience there came a vision of a society of alcoholics.

Atheists maintain that spiritual experience is purely subjective with no basis in a reality outside of the subject.

Managing the power of choice with all it's creative and spiritual implications is the essence of the human experience.

I feel connected to a higher power when I'm making music or performing. There's a spiritual experience for me.

It has been my experience that those who claim to be the most spiritual are usually the least so.

The degree of panic activity in my life is equal to the degree of my lack of personal spiritual experience.

Apparently in the Avesta classical period no one would have dreamed of having a spiritual experience without resort to drugs.

What makes us happy is to have a spiritual experience ... that experience of ecstasy in the deepest meditation; that's happiness.

For individuals to become fully active in the Church they generally must experience a spiritual conversion and a social integration.

A mystic is a spiritual realist a person for whom the Invisible is a matter of more or less firsthand experience.

My yoga practice was and will always be a spiritual experience. I can honestly say "Yoga delivered me back to GOD!

You let the energy go wherever it wants. I have such a rich spiritual life. Most people take drugs to experience that.

Spiritual joy is what you experience when you choose to give thanks to God no matter what happens-even when things go wrong.

We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love there are no rules.

In any attempt to bridge the domains of experience belonging to the spiritual and physical sides of nature time occupies the key position.

This is the power of myth: that we can experience invisible spiritual realities and truths greater than visible material things in story form.

Matter is fun for a while; but ultimately it is the spiritual experience where we leap beyond what we know- that is the happiness.

Whether hunting is right or wrong a spiritual experience or an outlet for the killer instinct one thing it is not is a sport.

When you translate the Bible with excessive literalism you demythologize it. The possibility of a convincing reference to the individual's own spiritual experience is lost. (111)

Spiritual growth-looking inward-is replacing the pursuit of external power-reaching outward to manipulate and control-as the cure for the insecurity at the core of human experience.

Pure spiritual intellectual love shot form their faces like barbedlightning. It was so unlike the love we experience that its expressioncould easily be mistaken for ferocity.

Do you think it's possible that when we're on something like marijuana or mushrooms and we believe we're having a really spiritual experience that we're just high?

When it comes to love as a spiritual manifestation it is an experience of utter surrender to that which is greater than any concept of love can define.

The men with God's 'go' in them have these three characteristics-a saving experience the evidence of supernatural power at work and the spiritual efficacy of success in prayer.

Since one cannot visually experience the presence of the Supersoul He appears before us as a liberated devotee. Such a spiritual master is none other than Krishna himself.

It's because I do see sex as sacred and potentially spiritual that I believe in commercializing it and making this potentially holy experience more easily available to all.

Most important Christmas should be a spiritual experience....Christmas is not just an event in time; it is a spiritual experience available to every person who hears the Gospel.

This is one of the goals of the Jewish way of living: to experience commonplace deeds as spiritual adventures to feel the hidden love and wisdom in all things.

The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.'

The mess of the human condition is that fundamental trust has not yet been realized. The true value of profound spiritual experience lies in the discovery of that fundamental trust.

The spiritual experience isnâ??t one of filling ourselves upâ?? with either religious or intellectual beliefsâ??but of emptying ourselves so that we can experience what is directly unfiltered.

Spiritual life is like living water that springs up from the very depths of our own spiritual experience. In spiritual life everyone has to drink from his or her own well.

As an athlete when you are on that field and the fans get really engaged and you can feel their energy and passion and true love of the game it is absolutely a spiritual experience.

To me theater is a spiritual experience. Probably the reason I do theater is it I guess comes the closest to feeling like God or to feeling a spiritual experience that people can have together.