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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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“How do human beings become robots? Listen to this: “Oh, you’re so pretty.” And the robot swells with pride. I push the appreciation button and it’s riding high. Then, I push the other button, the criticism one, and it hits … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday March 28th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WAKE UP TO LIFE

“In the audio program called “Wake Up to Life” by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello, I was was struck by the following statement he made: “The reality is there is too much God talk; the world is sick of it, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“The most difficult thing is the world is to listen, to see. We don’t want to see. Do you think a rich person wants to look at a poor person? We don’t want to look, because if we do, we … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J., in AWARENESS

“Everyone asks me what will happen when they finally arrive. Is this just curiosity? We’re always asking how would this fit into that system, or whether this would make sense in that context, or what it will feel like when … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“How could you go about creating a happy, loving, peaceful world? By learning a simple, beautiful, but painful art called the art of looking. This is how you do it: Every time you find yourself irritated or angry with someone, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you finally awake, you don’t try to make good things happen; they just happen. You understand suddenly that everything that happens to you is good. Think of some people you’re living with whom you want to change. You find … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J., in AWARENESS

“The heart in love remains soft and sensitive. But when you’re hell-bent on getting this or the other thing, you become ruthless, hard, and insensitive. How can you love people when you need people? You can only use them. If … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful. Painful experiences lead to growth. Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you know what eternal life is? You think it’s everlasting life. But your own theologians will tell you that that is crazy, because everlasting is still within time. It is time enduring forever. Eternal means timeless – no time. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WALKING ON WATER

“One day Buddha was sitting with all his disciples around him when an old man appeared and said, “How long do you want to live? Ask for a million years and they will be granted to you.” Buddha answered without … Continue reading

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