the kingdom of heaven is within The Universal Spiritual Journey as seen in quotes from many religions
fragrance abides in the flower,
As the reflection is within the mirror,
So doth thy Lord abide within thee,
Why search Him without?
The subject on which I meditate is truth.
The practice to which I devote myself is the truth.
The topic of my conversation is truth.
My thoughts are always in truth.
For lo! my self has become the truth.
Being asked by the Pharisees when the
kingdom of God was coming, he answered them,
"The kingdom of God is not coming with signs
to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’ or
‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is within you."
(original Indian holy text)
There is one Supreme Ruler, the inmost Self of all beings,
who makes His one form manifold.
Eternal happiness belongs to the wise,
who perceive Him within themselves - not to others.
Worlds and particles, bodies and
beings, time and space:
All are transient expressions of the Tao.
He who knows his own self, knows God.
There is no single substance
existing in the world, whether it be that which we experience through the
senses, or that which we perceive through the mind, which is not comprised
in the Creator. Everything emanates from Him. Therefore, what we know as
contrary, or unrelated in Him, are but one unified Substance.
The first peace, which is most important, is that which comes within the
souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the
universe and all its Powers, and when they realize that at the center of the
universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is
within each of us. This is the real Peace, and
the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made
between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two
nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace
between nations until there is first known that true peace which, as I have
often said, is within the souls of men.
Think that you are Parabrahman,
you have noattachment,
are all-knowing and you are pure. Always feel like
this and establish your oneness with the Paramatman
and derive bliss within yourself without caring to
know what is outside of you.
"The worlds of God are in
perfect harmony and correspondence one with another. Each world in this
limitless universe is, as it were, a mirror reflecting the history and
nature of all the rest. The physical universe is, likewise, in perfect
correspondence with the spiritual or divine realm. The world of matter is an
outer expression or facsimile of the inner kingdom of spirit. The world of
minds corresponds with the world of hearts."
not scale the heights of the heavens
nor travel along the highways
of the world
to find Ahura
Mazda. With purity of mind
and holiness of heart one can find
Him in one’s own heart.
One moon shows in every pool; in
every pool, the one moon.
Curb your senses and your mind and see the
Lord within your heart.
Where is that Moon that never
rises or sets? Where is that soul that is neither with nor without us? Don't
say it is here or there. All creation is Him but for the eyes that can see.
Do you know what I see? I see Him as all.
Men and other creatures appear to
me only as hollow forms,
moving their heads and hands and feet,
within is the Lord Himself.
It is impossible to find God outside of ourselves.
Our own souls contribute all of the divinity that is