Bede Griffiths Quotes

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Born: December 17, 1906, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Birth Country: England
Died: Shantivanam, Tamil Nadu, India, May 13, 1993
Occupation: Author

1.
God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
- Bede Griffiths

2.
I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86, really. And that also means discovering the feminine. So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time, is now sort of opening itself up to me.
- Bede Griffiths

3.
I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over. But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage.
- Bede Griffiths

4.
It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding.
- Bede Griffiths

5.
Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
- Bede Griffiths

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