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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 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 Monday, November 16, 2020 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Contrary to what your culture and religion have taught you, nothing but absolutely nothing can make you happy. The moment you see that, you will stop moving from one job to another, one friend to another, one place, one spiritual … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Has it ever struck you that you have been programmed to be unhappy and so no matter what you do to become happy, you are bound to fail? It is as if you fed mathematical equations into a computer and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 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 Monday, November 18th, 2019 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 Friday, September 27th, 2019 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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 31st, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Life is a banquet. And the tragedy is that most people are starving to death. That’s what I’m really talking about. There’s a nice story about some people who were on a raft off the coast of Brazil perishing from … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you go through life with preferences but don’t let your happiness depend on any one of them, then you’re awake. You’re moving toward wakefulness. Wakefulness, happiness – call it what you wish, is the state of non-delusion, where you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“No resource has had a more profound impact on my spiritual growth than the live recording of a workshop by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello called Wake Up to Life. After just one session – a mere seven hours – … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 by Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Look into yourself and examine your reactions to persons and situations, and you will be appalled to discover the prejudiced thinking behind your reactions. It is almost never the concrete reality of this person or thing that you are responding … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Now is the time to see that absolutely nothing outside of you can bring you lasting joy. But the moment you do that you will notice that a fear arises in your heart. That fear that if you allow the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WALKING ON WATER

“What causes suffering? Mental activity, constructing our thoughts. Sometimes the mind is in repose, and all is well. But sometimes it begins to act, elaborating what Buddha calls the construction of thoughts. It begins to make judgments, evaluations, different and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“If you have problems with people get ready for a shock: there’s something wrong with you. There are no problems in dealing with human beings. If you change, everything will change. If you can bring yourself to let go, people … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in AWARENESS

“Do not suppress desire, because then you would become lifeless. You’d be without energy and that would be terrible. Desire in the healthy sense of the word IS energy, and the more energy we have the better. But don’t suppress … Continue reading

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