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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

Acceptance  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"How can I be a great man-like you?"
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Affirmation  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
A woman in great distress over the death of her son came to the Master for comfort.
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Aloneness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a disciple who was always seeking answers from him the Master said, "You have within yourself the answer to every question you propose -- if you only knew how to look for it."
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Appearances  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master always frowned on anything that seemed sensational. "The divine," he claimed, "is only found in the ordinary."
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Atheism  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To the disciples' delight the Master said he wanted a new shirt for his birthday. The finest cloth was bought. The village tailor came in to have the Master measured, and promised, by the will of God, to make the shirt within a week.
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Authenticity  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master was never impressed by diplomas or degrees. He scrutinized the person, not the certificate.
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Barriers to God  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master would insist that the final barrier to our attaining God was the word and concept "God."
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Being  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"What must I do to attain holiness?" said a traveler.
"Follow your heart," said the Master.
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Bondage  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a fearful religious visitor the Master said, "Why are you so anxious?"
"Lest I fail to attain Salvation."
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Celebration  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"What would spirituality give me?" said an alcoholic to the Master.
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