Sunday, May 12, 2013

Religious Thought 229

If all the land were turned to paper and all the seas turned to ink, and all the forests into pens to write with, they would still not suffice to describe the greatness of the guru.
- Kabir

Subhuti asked the Buddha: "The highest, most awakened mind that you have attained--is that mind the unattainable?" "Yes, Subhuti. With regard to that highest and most awakened mind, I have not attained anything. That mind is everywhere equally. It cannot be attained or grasped, but it can be realized. It is realized through the practice of all good actions when they are done in the spirit of no self and no object of self."
- Prajnaparamita

In order to think about God, you may compare him with other beings; but remember that he is incomparable. In this way you will live in the house of truth.
- Ibn Arabi, "Fusus al-hikam"

“Do not be angry that you cannot make others as you would wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

- Thomas a Kempis

Repose is good when it is rest, when we have chosen is not good when it is our sole occupation.
- Ludwig Boerne, "From My Diary"

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