Richard G. Petty, MD

Living For Others


This is one of the most reliable signs of a true Master:

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”

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

Establishing An Enlightened Society


“In order to establish an enlightened society for others, we need to discover what inherently we have to offer the world. So, to begin with, we should make an effort to examine our own experience, in order to see what it contains that is of value in helping ourselves and others to uplift their existence.”      

–Chögyam Trungpa (Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Teacher, Scholar, Artist and Founder of Naropa University, 1940-1987)   

“Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior” (Chogyam Trungpa)

Developing Fully

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“There is no conflict between inner development and contributing to the larger good of humanity; in fact, an individual can develop fully only if he or she takes part in a larger work of this kind.”     

–Richard Smoley (American Philosopher, Editor and Writer, 1956-)

“Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition” (Richard Smoley)

Transformed by Giving


“Giving transforms Having into Being, and the miracle of giving is that we are giving only to ourselves. This is always the case, and this is the great secret of Life. It is the unfolded mystery of every spiritual tradition.”

–Neale Donald Walsch (American Writer, 1943-)     

“Tomorrow’s God: Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge” (Neale Donald Walsch)

Don’t Wait!

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”          

–Anne Frank (German Diarist, 1929-1945)

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