When you attain, when you are aware, increasingly you will not be bothered about labels like "awake" or "asleep." One of my difficulties here is to arouse your curiosity but not your spiritual greed. Let's come awake, it's going to be wonderful. After a while, it doesn't matter; one is aware, because one lives. The unaware life is not worth living. And you will leave pain to take care of itself.Read More
Before enlightenment, I used to be depressed; after enlightenment, I continue to be depressed. You don't make a goal out of relaxation and sensitivity. Have you ever heard of people who get tense trying to relax? If one is tense, one simply observes one's tension. You will never understand yourself if you seek to change yourself.
The harder you try to change yourself the worse it gets. You are called upon to be aware.Read More
The master made it his task to systematically destroy every doctrine, every belief, every concept of the divine, for these things, which were originally intended as pointers, were now taken as descriptions.
He loved to quote the Eastern saying: "When the sage points at the moon, all that the idiot sees is the finger."Read More
Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture.
To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions.Read More
"Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you." Anthony de Mello
Until his sudden death on June 2, 1987, Fr. Tony de Mello was the director
of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling near Poona, India.
Author of five best selling books, renowned worldwide for his
workshops, retreats, and prayer courses, he aimed simply to teach people
how to pray, how towake up and live.
Most people, he maintained, are asleep. They need to wake up,
open up their eyes, see what is real, both inside and outside of themselves.
The greatest human gift is to be aware, to be in touch with oneself, one's body, mind, feelings, thoughts, sensations. Read more
The spirituality of Anthony de Mello.
Written by J Frances SJ Stroud.
Publisher: Image (Sept, 2005)
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Second annual deMello Conference at Epiphany Church, NY
May 4-6, 2012, at Ocean Front Stella Maris, in Elberon, New Jersey NY Read more...