Richard G. Petty, MD

Develop Yourself and You Develop the World

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“If enough individuals can develop themselves, even partially, into genuine, natural men, able to use the real potentialities that are proper to mankind, each such individual would then be able to convince and win over as many as a hundred other men, who would, each in his turn upon achieving development, be able to influence another hundred, and so on…”      

–George Gurdjieff (Armenian-born Adept, Teacher and Writer, c.1873-1949)   

Unseen Connections

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“We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people’s lives.”

–Robert M. Pirsig (American Novelist, 1928-

“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” (Robert M. Pirsig)   

Lighting Candles


“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”           

–Buddha (a.k.a. “The Awakened”, a.k.a. Siddhartha Gautama, Indian Religious Figure and Founder of Buddhism, c.563 B.C. -c.483 B.C.)

The Emerging Spirit of the Age

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“Every age has, so to speak, its own idea of Zeitgeist. Now it is a commonplace that ideas rule the world. But it is not generally known that they derive their potency from the spiritual force that lies behind them, and prepares the world for their reception.”

–Charles George Harrison (English Theosophist, Anglican Christian, Lecturer and Writer, 1855-1936)       

“The Transcendental Universe: Six Lectures on Occult Science, Theosophy, and the Catholic Faith : Delivered Before the Berean Society (Esoteric, 1)” (C. G. Harrison, Christopher Bamford)   



“Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe and aren’t even aware of.”           

–Ellen Goodman (American Newspaper Columnist, 1941-)

Spiritual Magnetism


“He [Peter Deunov] is the greatest spiritual magnet yet able to appear on the earth. He will magnetize his disciples with the magnetism of love, and they in turn will transmit this magnetism to humankind as a whole.”

–René Guénon (a.k.a. Shaykh `Abd al-Wahid Yahya, French Intellectual, Metaphysician and Writer on the Perennial Philosophy, 1886-1951)                                          


Influencing With the Flowing Energy of the Self


“Energy is increased in solitude. If you are filled with the energy of the Self, that energy flows out of you and nourishes everyone in your vicinity. You don’t have to direct this power outwards, this energy will flow of its own accord.”

–Annamalai Swami (Indian Spiritual Teacher and Personal Attendant of Ramana Maharshi, 1906-1995)

The Influence of Saints


“Even saints who engage in no outward work bestow, through their thoughts and holy vibrations, more precious benefits on the world than can be given by the most strenuous humanitarian activities of unenlightened men.”         

–Paramahansa Yogananda (Indian Spiritual Teacher and, in 1920, Founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, 1893-1952)

Making People Feel Good

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“The really great person is the person who makes every other person feel great.”    

–G.K. Chesterton (a.k.a. Gilbert Keith Chesterton, English Writer and Poet, 1874-1936)   

Meditating On Good Thoughts


“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”

–Confucius (Chinese Philosopher, 551-479 B.C.)   

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