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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

Selflessness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
An affluent industrialist said to the Master, "What do you do for a profession?"
"Nothing," said the Master.
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Sensitivity  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"How shall I experience my oneness with creation?"
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Separation  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master's teachings did not find favor with the government that had him banished from his country.
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Service  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The master was known to favor action over withdrawal. But he always insisted on "Enlightened" action.
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Shadow Boxing  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To newcomers the Master would say, "Knock and the door will be opened to you."
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Shallowness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
A journalist one day asked the Master to name one thing that characterizes the Modern World.
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Sin  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
One of the disconcerting -- and delightful —teachings of the Master was: "God is closer to sinners than to saints."
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Sleepwalking  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master's expansive mood emboldened his disciples to say, "Tell us what you got from Enlightenment. Did you become divine?"
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Speechlessness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"Of what use is your learning and your devotions? Does a donkey become wise through living in a library or a mouse acquire holiness from living in a church?"
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Universality  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master ordinarily dissuaded people from living in a monastery.
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