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Be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi (1869)

Date added: 05/05/2012

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. Helen Keller (1880)

Date added: 05/03/2012

By every THOUGHT you mould your SOUL,
Which from the WHOLE exacts a toll,
That will just fill the impressed mould
Which CONTEMPLATION thus does hold.

God your answer is bound to pay;
The law's exact, the same alway.
For GOD is YOU and YOU are HE,
Just like a drop is to the sea.

Know that to think is to create,
And you will love instead of hate;
For when you think you make a mould
The Law will fill, if you but hold.
Retsama (1928)

Date added: 05/03/2012

Perhaps, for many of us, all experience merely defines, so to speak, the shape of that gap where our love of God ought to be. It is not enough. It is something. If we cannot "practice the presence of God," it is something to practice the absence of God, to become increasingly aware of our unawareness. C. S. Lewis (1898)

Date added: 04/19/2012

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Jesus Christ (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 04/19/2012

The almighty Allah judges you neither by your countenance nor your wealth, but by the purity of your hearts and your deeds. Muhammed (570)

Date added: 04/19/2012

...dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body... Walt Whitman (1819)

Date added: 04/19/2012

Nothing
in the world
is usual today.
This is
the first morning.

Come quickly - as soon as
these blossoms open,
they fall.
This world exists
as a sheen of dew on flowers.
Izumi Shikibu (974)

Date added: 04/05/2012

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn as the round earth rolls. John Muir (1838)

Date added: 04/05/2012

Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
Father Pedro Arrupe (1907)

Date added: 03/29/2012

...anything that the mind thinks, it can unthink. If, therefore, by the law of cause and effect we have produced unpleasant conditions, we should be able by this same law to produce an entirely different effect. Ernest Holmes (1887)

Date added: 03/21/2012

"Is there anything that I can do to make myself enlightened?"

"As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning."

"Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?"

"To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise."
Anthony De Mello (1931)

Date added: 03/17/2012

This too shall pass. Sufi Saying

Date added: 03/16/2012

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. Mother Teresa (1910)

Date added: 03/16/2012

Call forth in everyone only the remembrance of God, and of the Heaven that is in him. For where you would have your brother be, there will you think you are. Hear not his appeal to hell and littleness, but only his call for Heaven and greatness. Forget not that his call is yours, and answer him with me. (T-15.III.12:1-4) A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 03/14/2012

It's not to seek and find. It is simply to ask and wait. Byron Katie

Date added: 03/14/2012

You cannot serve two masters, my dear friends, not Evil on the one hand and God on the other hand! Bruno Groening (1906)

Date added: 03/14/2012

Think about each word, each sentence that you speak and each thought you receive, whether they are worthy to be admitted! And think about everything in detail whether you have acted correctly! Call yourself to order daily, that is to say, to God! Reprimand yourself! Bruno Groening (1906)

Date added: 03/14/2012

This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 03/14/2012

How can a soul which misunderstands itself have a sure idea of other creatures? Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/14/2012

Happy is the man that findeth Wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies; and all things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. (3:13-15) Proverbs (400)

Date added: 03/14/2012

All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788)

Date added: 03/13/2012

I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant.

Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in darkness, could we but see. And to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to look!

Life is so generous a giver. But we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love by wisdom, with power. Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel's hand that brings it to you.

Everything we call a trial, a sorrow or a duty, believe me, that angel's hand is there. The gift is there and the wonder of an overshadowing presence. Your joys, too, be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.

Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty beneath its covering, that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven. Courage then to claim it; that is all! But courage you have, and the knowledge that we are pilgrims together, wending through unknown country home.
Fra Giovanni Giocondo (1435)

Date added: 03/13/2012

One Song

What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured into a huge basin.
All religions, all this singing, one song.
The differences are just illusion and vanity.

Sunlight looks a little different
on this wall than it does on that wall
and a lot different on this other one,
but it is still one light.

We have borrowed these clothes,
these time-and-space personalities,
from a light, and when we praise,
we are pouring them back in.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

Date added: 03/13/2012

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Christ (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/13/2012
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