A. D. Gordon quotes

  • We must enhance the light, not fight the darkness.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Spiritual #Fighting #Light

  • You work here [on the farm] simply without philosophizing; sometimes the work is hard and crowded with pettiness. But at times you feel a surge of cosmic exaltation, like the clear light of the heavens... . And you, too, seem to be taking root in the soil which you are digging, to be nourished by the rays of the sun, to share life with the tiniest blade of grass, with each flower; living in nature's depths, you seem then to rise and grow into the vast expanse of the universe.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Flower #Light #Land

  • And when you, O human, will return to Nature, that day your eyes will open, you will stare straight into the eyes of Nature and in its mirror you will see your image. You will knowthat when you hid from Nature, you hid from yourselfWe who have been turned away from Nature - if we desire life, we must establish a new relationship with Nature.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #New Relationship #Eye #Mirrors

  • A false idea is not only one which is absolutely subjective but one which is absolutely objective.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Ideas

  • The soul of the slave, the soul of the "little man," is as dear to me as the soul of the great.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Men #Soul #Littles

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Light #Soul #Should

  • Nowhere in the world can the Jew savor the taste of Homeland save in the Land of Israel.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Israel #Land #World

  • The love of power comes from a lack of the most important power, that of living a life of eternity with every creature.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Power #Important #Eternity

  • One has to ascertain the right path for his activities by following in the footsteps of great saintly persons and books of knowledge under the guidance of a spiritual master.

  • The highest summit of spiritual perfection is knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  • A bona fide spiritual master, under the guidance of authorities, can turn anyone to the Vaisnava cult so that naturally he may come to the topmost position of a brahmana.

  • By the grace of the spiritual master the cloud of the mercy of the Personality of Godhead is brought in, and then only, when the rains of Krishna consciousness fall, can the fire of material existence be extinguished.

  • I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision.

  • For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.

  • Approach or come: refers not to the physical act of coming, but to the mental attitude; the heart is mentioned for sincerity. When they sincerely promise not to fight against you, do not pursue them. Remember that if they had fought against you, your difficulties would have been increased. Their neutrality itself may be a great advantage to you. So long as you are satisfied that they are sincere and their acts support their declarations of peace with you, you should not consider yourself justified in pursuing them and warring against them.

  • Fighting fire with fire only gets you ashes!

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.