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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you know one sign that you’ve woken up? It’s when you are asking yourself, “Am I crazy, or are all of them crazy?” It really is. Because we are crazy. The whole world is crazy. Certifiable lunatics! The only … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The harder you try to change, the worse it can get. Does this mean that a certain degree of passivity is all right? Yes, the more you resist something, the greater power you give to it. That’s the meaning, I … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The person who is asleep always thinks he’ll feel better if somebody else changes. You’re suffering because you are asleep, but you’re thinking, “How wonderful life would be if somebody else would change; how wonderful life would be if my … Continue reading

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Best of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 16th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“What kind of feeling comes upon you when you’re in touch with nature, or when you’re absorbed in work that you love? Or when you’re really conversing with someone whose company you enjoy in openness and intimacy without clinging? What … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 15th, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“A guru was once attempting to explain to a crowd how human beings react to words, feed on words, live on words, rather than on reality. One of the men stood up and protested; he said, “I don’t agree that … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Don’t ask the world to change – you change first. Then you’ll get a good enough look at the world so that you’ll be able to change whatever you think ought to be changed. Take the obstruction out of your … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“There is yet another illusion, that it is important to be respectable, to be loved and appreciated, to be important. Many say we have a natural urge to be loved and appreciated, to belong. That’s false. Drop this illusion and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Who’s living in you? It’s pretty horrifying when you come to know that. You think you are free, but there probably isn’t a gesture, a thought, an emotion, an attitude, a belief in you that isn’t coming from someone else. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 16th 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“We are so mechanical, so controlled. We write books about being controlled and how wonderful it is to be controlled and how necessary it is that people tell you you’re O.K. Then you’ll have a good feeling about yourself. How … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 7th, 2010 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“It is not from lack of religion in the ordinary sense of the word that the world is suffering, it is from lack of love, lack of awareness. And love is generated through awareness and through no other way, no … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 5th, 2010 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you think you help people because you are in love with them? Well, I’ve got news for you. You are never in love with anyone. You’re only in love with your prejudiced and hopeful idea of that person. Take … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Somebody came up to me with a question…He asked me,”Are you enlightened?” What do you think my answer was? What does it matter? You want a better answer? My answer would be:”How would I know? How would you know? What … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 10th, 2009 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“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 … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 30th, 2009 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in AWARENESS

“Anytime you’re practicing renunciation, you’re deluded. How about that? You’re deluded. What are you renouncing? Anytime you renounce something, you are tied forever to the thing you renounce…As long as you’re fighting it, you are giving it power. You give … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 11th, 2009 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“When you have enjoyed something intensely, you need very little. It’s like people who are busy planning their vacation; they spend months planning it, and they get to the spot, and they’re all anxious about their reservations for flying back. … Continue reading

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