Sunday, May 19, 2013

Religious Thought 245

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

Seeing ourselves plainly, we can change, and as we do so, it brings a feeling of great relief, as if we had dropped a heavy load.
- Ayya Khema, "Who is My Self?"

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

“Forgiveness is the final form of love. ”

- Reinhold Niebuhr

While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer without your having to force it.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

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