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Jacob Needleman Quotes

What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?
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We are born for meaning, not pleasure, unless it is pleasure that is steeped in meaning.

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The only really interesting questions are the unanswerable ones.

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We are human beings, beings whose fundamental food is the experience of truth.

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What is most necessary for people and what is given us in great abundance, are experiences, especially experiences of the forces within us. This is our most essential food, our most essential wealth. If we consciously receive all this abundance, the universe will pour into us what is called life in Judaism, spirit in Christianity, light in Islam, power in Taoism.

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To search means, first, I need Being, Truth; second, I do not know where to find it; and third, an action takes place that is not based on fantasies of certainty- while at the same time a waiting takes place that is rooted not in wishful thinking but in a deep sense of urgency.

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Frederick Franck is one of a rare and precious breed-an authentic troubadour whose lyricism is pure in word and image. He quietly roams our materialistic world and shows us that even here, even now, there is hope for our soul.

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Faith cannot be shaken, it is the result of being shaken.

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The problem of money dogs our steps throughout the whole of our lives, exerting a pressure that, in its way, is as powerful and insistent as any other problem of human existence. And it haunts the spiritual search as well.

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If the group is an art form of the future, then convening groups is an artistry we must cultivate to fully harvest the promise of the future.

— Jacob Needleman

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