Quotes
 

 

 

The absolutely only certain protection a living being has against an evil fate is engendered precisely by the protection it itself gives all other living beings.
(Livets Bog, vol. 7, sect. 2447)

Characteristic quotes from Martinus’ works

  

  • Where ignorance is removed, so-called "evil" ceases to exist. (Livets Bog, vol. 1, sect. 19)

  • Art is the ability to incarnate "high-intellectuality" in matter.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 4, sect. 1150)

  • The complete understanding of the highest analyses of life and thereby the experience of the highest truth cannot possibly be acquired merely by reading these analyses. It comes only from living them.
     (Livets Bog, vol. 4, sect. 1062)

  • A love that is not science is not love, just as a science that is not love is not an absolute science.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 7, sect. 2552)


  • "Peace" in the world is [...] as yet merely a balance of weapons between states.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 7, sect. 2436)

  • Absolute peace between one human being and another, and thereby between nations, is thus neither a question of will nor of power. It is, on the contrary, solely a question of evolution, which is in turn the same as a question of mental quality.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 7, sect. 2458)

  • The absolutely only certain protection a living being has against an evil fate is engendered precisely by the protection it itself gives all other living beings.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 7, sect. 2447)
 

 

 

 

 

The highest decoration we can have is our friendliness towards one another.
(Council meeting 22.01.1974)
  • The terrestrial human being is not an animal in the purest sense, but he is not a finished human being either. He is a wounded refugee between two kingdoms.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 1, sect. 82)

  • "Electricity" thus constitutes the bridge connecting the "kingdom of bliss" to the physical world.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 2, sect. 418)

  • The absolutely healthy spiritual nutrition for the human being is all unselfish thoughts. […] Most inner organic and chronic illnesses come from erroneous and thereby poisonous kinds of thoughts.
    ((Livets Bog, vol. 6, sect. 2026)

  • While clubs, bows and swords were the weapons employed directly during previous cultural periods in mankind’s history, the "bank account" later became the most refined murder weapon in modern culture or the domain of the "false principle of business".
    (Livets Bog, vol. 4, sect. 1325)

  • While intelligence can be developed through experience and education, humaneness cannot be developed through education. It can be developed only through painful experiences.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 7, sect. 2408)

  • As science constitutes the first elementary knowledge about existence and the universe, it embodies the outer boundaries of the cosmic or spiritual world. It is the dawn of cosmic consciousness. It is the fresh sea air in the neighbourhood of the sea itself. And so modern science will really be an incontestable proof of terrestrial man’s spirituality.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 1, sect. 180)

  • As long as a flower exists, the memory of a higher world cannot be erased.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 1, sect. 183)
 
  • The crucifixion on Calvary was thus no small event. It was nothing less than a cosmic world event. With His spirit of universal love and His primary consciousness God, through the world redeemer on the cross, changed the millions-of-years-old cultural basis of terrestrial mankind from the "principle of attack" and the "principle of defence" to the "principle of forgiveness".
    (Intellectualised Christianity, sect. 28)

  • The highest decoration we can have is our friendliness towards one another.
    (Council meeting 22.01.1974, The Structure of Co-operation chap. 8.2)

  • Martyrdom and happiness can no more be combined than oil and water.
    (Unnatural fatigue, chap. 9, book no. 16)

  • Between the organism of the terrestrial human being and the organism of the beast of prey there thus exists a conspicuous difference in evolution that results in a vegetarian diet being the natural food for the human being, while a meat diet is the natural food for the beast of prey and other carnivorous animals.
    (The Eternal World Picture, vol. 4, sect. 38.17)

  • It does not yet know that killing animals or animal beings in order to live is not a vital necessity for the human being, and that plant food is its true, normal diet.
    (Livets Bog, vol. 6, sect. 2283)