Quotes about Spirituality and Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth Quotes

Various quotes about spirituality and spiritual growth selected from various sources.

What is spiritual growth?

It is a process of shedding wrong and unreal concepts, thoughts, beliefs and ideas, and becoming more conscious and aware. It is process that strips the ego of attachments and wrong concept, and reveals the Self, which is your real reality.

Spiritual growth is the process of inner awakening, rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary existence, and awakening to some Universal truths. It means going beyond the mind and the ego, and realizing who you really are

Spirituality and Spiritual Growth Quotes

The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
– Ramana Maharshi

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
– Buddha

It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
– Swami Vivekananda

To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.
– Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life. It is an orientation that brings its own rewards, and what is important is the direction of one’s motives.
– David R. Hawkins

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
– Denis Waitley

If a man does not exercise his arm he develops no biceps muscle; and if a man does not exercise his soul, he acquires no muscle in his soul, no strength of character, no vigor of moral fiber, nor beauty of Spiritual growth.
– Henry Drummond

When you are spiritually connected, you are not looking for occasions to be offended, and you are not judging and labeling others. You are in a state of grace in which you know you are connected to God and thus free from the effects of anyone or anything external to yourself.
– Wayne Dyer

We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.
– Ernest Holmes

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
– Alfred Painter

Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
– Eckhart Tolle

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.
– Jack Kornfield

Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.
– Eckhart Tolle

The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.
– John Bradshaw

Soul development should take precedence over all things.
– Edgar Cayce

You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself-without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat. For yoga is perfect evenness of mind.
– Bhagavad Gita

Doubts never end. If one doubt is removed, another takes its place. It is like removing the leaves of a tree one by one. Even if all the leaves are clipped off, new ones grow. The tree itself must be uprooted.
– Ramana Maharshi

You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple.
– Anthony De Mello

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
– Rumi

The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.
– Dalai Lama

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
– Buddha

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from you action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
– Gandhi

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
– Lao Tzu

Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm.
– Idries Shah

Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.
– Ralp Waldo Emerson

Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?
– Ramana Maharshi

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