The Egyptian Book of the Dead Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Egyptian Book of the Dead
  1. #1
    “This endless search [for personal fulfillment] leads every ignorant human being to engage in various situations and entanglements, which in the beginning seem to hold the possibility of bringing about a happy circumstance, but which invariably leads to pain, suffering, and frustration.”
  2. #2
    “Soul to heaven, body to earth”
  3. #3
    “Those who say that the Lord died first and then rose up are in error, for he rose up and then died, we are to receive the resurrection while we live.”
  4. #4
    “The practice of spirituality involved discovering that which transcends the body, as well as learning how to become attached to that transcendent reality as the truth, rather than remaining attached to the physical body and its desires and impulses, as well as to one’s emotions throughout the ups and downs of human existence.”
  5. #5
    “Man is to become God-like through a life of virtue and the cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily discipline.”
  6. #6
    “The problem of human existence is the forgetfulness of the Divine essence of the Self and the identification with the body as the Self.”
  1. #7
    “Human consciousness and universal consciousness are in reality one and the same.”
  2. #8
    “Human life is a process in which a human being experiences various situations ranging from pain and suffering to happiness and pleasure between the time span of birth and death”
  3. #9
    “In order for the teachings of mystical spirituality to come true in your life, you must make them the central force in your life. You must center your life around them and infuse them into every aspect of your life.”
  4. #10
    “...people hold onto life, no matter how miserable a situation they may be in, because they don’t know any other way of thinking or acting, also because they have the illusion that there is a chance they may find happiness someday or they may somehow come into money.”
  5. #11
    “Even if you give everything up and go to a distant cave away from civilization, you cannot escape from the world.”
  6. #12
    “Becoming free from the clutches of ignorance is not as simple as learning about its cause. Even if you are honest and truly believe in the philosophy of yoga and mystical spirituality, all of your mental efforts to negate the ignorance will fail in the beginning.”
  1. #13
    “Self knowledge is the basis of true knowledge.”
  2. #14
    “The Self is not known through the study of scriptures, nor through subtlety of the intellect, nor through much learning; but by him who longs for it is it known.”
  3. #15
    “Salvation is the freeing of the soul from its bodily fetters, becoming a God through knowledge and wisdom, controlling the forces of the cosmos instead of being a slave to them, subduing the lower nature and through awakening the Higher Self, ending the cycle of rebirth and dwelling with the netters who direct who direct and control the Great Plan.”
  4. #16
    “No body part can be called “me,” yet somehow the conglomerate of thoughts, memories, physical body and senses is understood to be “me.””
  5. #17
    “Never forget, the words are not the reality, only reality is reality; picture symbols are the idea, words are confusion.”
  6. #18
    “Labor not after riches first, and think thou afterwards wilt enjoy them. He who neglects the present moment, throws away all that he hath. As the arrow passes through the heart, will the warrior knew not that it was coming; so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.”
  7. #19
    “If you have developed enough spiritual sensitivity to understand that there is no abiding peace or happiness to be found in ordinary human existence, you are qualified to study the deeper mysteries of spiritual life.”
  8. #20
    “...all human situations are painful because they are distractions from the true source of bliss and abiding happiness within the heart.”
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