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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“I’m going to write a book someday and the title will be, “I’m an Ass, You”re an Ass.” That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 22nd, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Ignorance and fear, ignorance caused by fear, that’s where all the evil comes from, that’s where your violence comes from. The person who is truly nonviolent, who is incapable of violence, is the person who is fearless. It’s only when … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 15th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The great Socrates said, “The unaware life is not worth living.” That’s a self-evident truth. Most people don’t live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts – generally somebody else’s – mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions. Do you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“So why are you anxious? Can you, for all your anxieties, add a single moment to your life? Why bother about tomorrow? Is there a life after death? Will I survive after death? Why bother about tomorrow? GET INTO TODAY. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Being the president of a corporation has absolutely nothing to do with being awake, or being happy, or being a success in life. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Having a lot of money has nothing to do with being a success in … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“So why do I fall in love with a person really? Why is it that I fall in love with one kind of person and not another? Because I’m conditioned. I’ve got an image, subconsciously, that this particular type of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 21st, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Get in touch with yourself for a few seconds, become aware of your presence wherever you may be, and become aware of the kind of thoughts that are going on within you. Now, think of somebody you’re living with or … Continue reading

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Special BEST of PONDER on THIS for Saturday, March 27th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS – Audio Message

Compiler’s Note: Perhaps my favorite “Ponder on This” message during the past 22 years is one by Fr. Anthony DeMello from his book “Awareness.” That book is actually the text version of an audio program called “Wake Up to Life” … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 28th, 2021 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 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 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, 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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