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Anthony de Mello

Data de nascimento: 3. Setembro 1931
Data de falecimento: 2. Junho 1987

Anthony de Mello foi um padre jesuíta e psicoterapeuta que se tornou conhecido por seus escritos sobre espiritualidade em que mesclava a doutrina judaico-cristã ao budismo. Foi organizador de diversos retiros espirituais e era considerado um grande orador. Dentre os inúmeros países que visitou, em suas estadias de estudo e trabalho, destacam-se os Estados Unidos e a Espanha.

Em 24 de junho de 1998, a Congregação para a Doutrina da Fé emitiu uma notificação condenando alguns escritos do Padre Anthony de Mello. Wikipedia

Citações Anthony de Mello

„As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that.“

—  Anthony de Mello

"Assorted Landmines", p. 148
Awareness (1992)
Contexto: As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life. But life has no meaning; it cannot have meaning because meaning is a formula; meaning is something that makes sense to the mind. Every time you make sense out of reality, you bump into something that destroys the sense you made. Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.

„When your excessive eagerness to teach has left you.“

—  Anthony de Mello

Aggression
One Minute Wisdom (1989)
Contexto: A zealous disciple expressed a desire to teach others the Truth and asked the Master what he thought about this. The Master said, "Wait."
Each year the disciple would return with the same request and each time the Master would give him the same reply: "Wait."
One day he said to the Master, "When will I be ready to teach?"
Said the Master, "When your excessive eagerness to teach has left you."

„The Master in these tales is not a single person. He is a Hindu Guru, a Zen Roshi, a Taoist Sage, a Jewish Rabbi, a Christian Monk, a Sufi Mystic. He is Lao-tzu and Socrates; Buddha and Jesus; Zarathustra and Mohammed.“

—  Anthony de Mello

Introduction
One Minute Nonsense (1992)
Contexto: The Master in these tales is not a single person. He is a Hindu Guru, a Zen Roshi, a Taoist Sage, a Jewish Rabbi, a Christian Monk, a Sufi Mystic. He is Lao-tzu and Socrates; Buddha and Jesus; Zarathustra and Mohammed. His teaching is found in the seventh century B. C. and the twentieth century A. D. His wisdom belongs to East and West alike. Do his historical antecedents really matter? History, after all, is the record of appearances, not Reality; of doctrines, not of Silence.

„It's only when you become love — in other words, when you have dropped your illusions and attachments — that you will "know." As you identify less and less with the "me," you will be more at ease with everybody and with everything.“

—  Anthony de Mello

"A Changed Person", p. 96
Awareness (1992)
Contexto: It's only when you become love — in other words, when you have dropped your illusions and attachments — that you will "know." As you identify less and less with the "me," you will be more at ease with everybody and with everything. Do you know why? Because you are no longer afraid of being hurt or not liked. You no longer desire to impress anyone. 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. It's all right. What is there to be explained? And you don't feel the need or compulsion to apologize anymore. I'd much rather hear you say, "I've come awake," than hear you say, "I'm sorry." I'd much rather hear you say to me, "I've come awake since we last met; what I did to you won't happen again," than to hear you say, "I'm so sorry for what I did to you."

„This is not the discontent that leads to the joy of the kingdom.“

—  Anthony de Mello

The Way to Love (1995)
Contexto: Mostly the discontent that you feel comes from not having enough of something — you are dissatisfied because you think you do not have enough money or power or success or fame or virtue or love or holiness. This is not the discontent that leads to the joy of the kingdom. Its source is greed and ambition and its fruit is restlessness and frustration. The day you are discontented not because you want more of something but without knowing what it is you want; when you are sick at heart of everything you are pursuing so far and you are sick of the pursuing itself, then your heart will attain a great clarity, an insight that will cause you mysteriously to delight in everything and in nothing.

„To be public-spirited and belong to no party,
to move without being bound to any given course,
to take things as they come,“

—  Anthony de Mello

Rejection
One Minute Wisdom (1989)
Contexto: "What kind of a person does Enlightenment produce?"
Said the Master:
"To be public-spirited and belong to no party,
to move without being bound to any given course,
to take things as they come,
have no remorse for the past,
no anxiety for the future,
to move when pushed,
to come when dragged,
to be like a mighty gale,
like a feather in the wind,
like weeds floating on a river,
like a mill-stone meekly grinding,
to love all creation equally
as heaven and earth are equal to all
— such is the product of Enlightenment."
On hearing these words one of the younger disciples cried, "This sort of teaching is not for the living but for the dead," and walked away, never to return.

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„When we don't accept or follow, but question, investigate, penetrate, there is an insight out of which comes creativity, joy.“

—  Anthony de Mello

The Way to Love (1995)
Contexto: It is the desire for "the more" that prevents clear thinking, whereas if we are discontent, not because we want something, but without knowing what we want; if we are dissatisfied with our jobs, with making money, with seeking position and power, with tradition, with what we have and with what we might have; if we are dissatisfied, not with anything in particular but with everything, then I think we shall find that our discontent brings clarity. When we don't accept or follow, but question, investigate, penetrate, there is an insight out of which comes creativity, joy.

„Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture.“

—  Anthony de Mello

"Obstacles to Happiness", p. 78
Awareness (1992)
Contexto: Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture. To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions. You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings. Do you know where these things come from? From having identified with all kinds of labels!

„This is what Wisdom means: To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words, that lies beyond the reach of words.“

—  Anthony de Mello

Introduction
One Minute Wisdom (1989)
Contexto: This is what Wisdom means: To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words, that lies beyond the reach of words. If you are fortunate enough to be Awakened thus, you will know why the finest language is the one that is not spoken, the finest action is the one that is not done and the finest change is the one that is not willed.

„There are no words for it. The important thing is to drop the labels.“

—  Anthony de Mello

"Labels", p. 73
Awareness (1992)
Contexto: The important thing is not to know who "I" is or what "I" is. You'll never succeed. There are no words for it. The important thing is to drop the labels.

„Are you prepared to be ridiculed, ignored and starving till you are forty-five?“

—  Anthony de Mello

Wellsprings : A Book of Spiritual Exercises (1985), p. 19
Contexto: "I wish to become a teacher of the Truth."
"Are you prepared to be ridiculed, ignored and starving till you are forty-five?"
"I am. But tell me: What will happen after I am forty-five?"
"You will have grown accustomed to it."

„People with golden hearts would make capitalism or communism or socialism work beautifully.“

—  Anthony de Mello

"The Death of Me", p. 151
Awareness (1992)
Contexto: A Jesuit once wrote a note to Father Arrupe, his superior general, asking him about the relative value of communism, socialism and capitalism. Father Arrupe gave him a lovely reply. He said, "A system is about as good or as bad as the people who use it." People with golden hearts would make capitalism or communism or socialism work beautifully.

„An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong“

—  Anthony de Mello

Humility
One Minute Wisdom (1989)
Contexto: To a visitor who described himself as a seeker after Truth the Master said, "If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else."
"I know. An overwhelming passion for it."
"No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong."

„The Master persistently warned against the attempt to encompass Reality in a concept or a name.“

—  Anthony de Mello

Fonte: One Minute Nonsense (1992), p. 131
Contexto: The Master persistently warned against the attempt to encompass Reality in a concept or a name. A scholar in mysticism once asked, "When you speak of BEING, sir, is it eternal, transcendent being you speak of, or transient, contingent being?"
The Master closed his eyes in thought. Then he opened them, put on his most disarming expression, and said, "Yes!"

„The false mystic, unfortunately, can delude both others and himself.“

—  Anthony de Mello

Deception
One Minute Wisdom (1989)
Contexto: The feigning sleeper can delude others — he cannot delude himself. The false mystic, unfortunately, can delude both others and himself.

„The harder you try to change yourself the worse it gets. You are called upon to be aware.“

—  Anthony de Mello

"Hidden Agenda" p. 145
Awareness (1992)
Contexto: Before enlightenment, I used to be depressed; after enlightenment, I continue to be depressed. You don't make a goal out of relaxation and sensitivity. Have you ever heard of people who get tense trying to relax? If one is tense, one simply observes one's tension. You will never understand yourself if you seek to change yourself. The harder you try to change yourself the worse it gets. You are called upon to be aware.

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