Sunday, May 12, 2013

Religious Thought 231

The Gnani wants to become Brahman, but the bhakta wants to taste the sweetness, not be the sugar.
- Ramakrishna

Do not underestimate your ability.
- Geshe Chekawa, in Advice From a Spiritual Friend

Listen, open a window to God and begin to delight yourself by gazing upon Him through the opening. The business of love is to make that window in the heart, for the breast is illumined by the beauty of the Beloved. Gaze incessantly on the face of the Beloved! Listen, this is in your power, my friend!
- Rumi

“Not only does understanding the gospel of the grace of God provide a proper motive for us to share our faith, it also gives us the proper motive and means to live the Christian life effectively.”

- David Havard

Desires must be purified and idealized, not exterminated.
- Rav Eliyahu of Vilna (The Vilma Gaon)

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