„In one word, one should desire of God desirelessness. For desire alone is at the root of all suffering. It is the cause of repeated births and deaths. It is the obstacle in the way of liberation.“

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—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
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„Human birth is the highest. It is for attaining liberation. If we don't consciously try for liberation, then we are misusing our human birth. Every action, thought, and word should be spiritual. It happens only when the mind is purified by sadhana“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
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„Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.“

—  Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931

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