Sunday, May 19, 2013

Religious Thought 244

When a man's wealth has disappeared, his kinsmen alone Will maintain their customary kindness. If a man's kindred cleave to him with unfailing love, His fortunes will never fail to flourish.
- Tirukkural 53: 521-522

When other beings, especially those who hold a grudge against you, abuse and harm you out of envy, you should not abandon them, but hold them as objects of your greatest compassion and take care of them.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Since reason is our most precious gift from God, we should do nothing to reduce its status or degrade it. Since reason should govern our conduct, we should allow nothing to govern it. Since reason is the sovereign over all human facilities, it should not be made subject to any other faculty.
- Razi, "Kitab al-Muluki"

You must once and for all give up being worried about success and failures. Dont let that concern you. Its your duty to go on working steadily day by day, quite quietly, to be prepared for mistakes, which are inevitable, and for failures.
- Anton Chekov

Our religion has three elements: fear, love, and joy, by each of which one can draw near to God.
- Judah Halevi, Kuzari

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