Saturday, May 4, 2013

Religious Thought 214

Do all your duties, but keep your mind on God. Serve your wife, children, father, and mother, and treat them as if they are very dear to you, but know in your heart that they do not belong to you.
- Ramakrishna

Loosened & oiled Are the joys of a person. People, bound by enticement, looking for ease: to birth & aging they go.
- Dhammapada, 341, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

When a believer gives in to temptation, a black stain appears on his heart. If he repents and asks for forgiveness, that stain disappears. But if he continues to transgress, the stain continues to grow until it blackens the entire heart. That stain is the rust the Lord Almighty refers to: "Nay, rust has fallen upon their hearts for what they have earned."
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah

“The true, living faith, which the Holy Spirit instills into the heart, simply cannot be idle.”

- Martin Luther

Wisdom, properly used, is a remedy for every ill; but when misdirected, becomes an incurable disease.
- Bahya, "Hobot HaLebabot"

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