Sunday, May 19, 2013

Religious Thought 242

Whatsoever a man has renounced, From the sorrow born of that he has freed himself. After a man has renounced, he enjoys the many true things in this World. Let men desiring that renounce in time.
- Tirukkural 35:341-342

The pleasure and joy that arise in dependence on the eye: this is the gratification in the eye. That the eye is impermanent, suffering, and subject to change: this is the danger in the eye. The removal and abandonment of desire and lust from the eye: this is the escape from the eye.
- Buddha, "The Connected Discourses of the Buddha"

Reviling a Muslim is disobedience to God, and fighting with him is infidelity.
- The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

A general rule for the good use of time is to accustom oneself to live in a continual dependence on the Spirit of God.
- Francois Fenelon

Be not like those who honor their gods in prosperity and curse them in adversity. In pleasure or pain, give thanks!
- Mekhilta on Exodus 20.20

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