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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 16th, 2024 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Think of a time when you were heartbroken and thought you would never be happy again (your husband died, your wife died, your best friend deserted you, you lost your money). What happened? Time went on, and if you managed … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 22nd, 2024 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The great mystics and masters in the East will say, “Who are YOU?” Many think the most important question in the world is: “Who is Jesus Christ?” Wrong! Many think it is: “Does God exist?” Wrong! Many think it is: … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you want to change the world? How about beginning with yourself? How about being transformed yourself first? But how do you achieve that? Through observation. Through understanding. With no interference or judgment on your part. Because what you judge … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Don’t carry over experiences from the past. In fact, don’t carry over good experiences from the past either. Learn what it means to experience something fully, then drop it and move on to the next moment, uninfluenced by the previous … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Personal worth doesn’t mean self-worth. Where do you get self-worth from? Do you get it from success in your work? Do you get it from having a lot of money? Do you get it from attracting a lot of men … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 27th, 2023 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Negative feelings are in YOU, not in reality. So stop trying to change reality. That’s crazy! Stop trying to change the other person. We spend all our time and energy trying to change external circumstances, trying change our spouses, our … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The reason you suffer from your depression and your anxieties is that you identify with them. You say, “I’m depressed.” But that is false. You are not depressed. If you want to be accurate, you might say, “I am experiencing … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Visit a graveyard. Its an enormously purifying and beautiful experience. You look at this name and you say, “Gee, he lived so many years ago, two centuries ago; he must have had all the problems that I have, must have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 14th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Take a look at the world and see the unhappiness around you and in you. Do you know what causes this unhappiness? You will probably say loneliness or oppression or war or hatred or atheism. And you will be wrong. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 13th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Can you imagine the relief when you don’t have to impress anybody anymore? Oh, what a relief. Happiness at last. You no longer feel the need or the compulsion to explain things anymore. What is there to be explained? And … Continue reading

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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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