Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Religious Thought 246

Enough of the pursuit of pleasure, Enough of wealth and righteous deeds! In the dark forest of the world What peace of mind can they bring you?
- Ashtavakra Gita 10:7

One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or independent of it or the owner of it. The same with the ear and all the other senses, including the mind. Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or contained in it or independent of it or the owner of it. In this way, free from imagining, one no longer clings to the things of the world. When one no longer clings, there is no more agitation, insecurity, and worry. Being no longer worried, one can reach into the depths of oneself and understand that where there has been loss there is now fulfillment.
- Samyutta Nikaya

If you adhere to the things that I am leaving behind, you shall never be misguided.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ja'bir bin Abd'Allah

“Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there your heart; where you heart, there your happiness.”
- Augustine of Hippo

Who honors Torah is honored; who dishonors it is dishonored.
- Jose b. Halfta, Mishan: Abot

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