Saturday, May 25, 2013

Religious Thought 248

Between the pillars of spirit and matter the mind has put up a swing. There swings the bound soul and all the worlds with not even the slightest rest. The sun and moon also swing, and there is no end to it. The soul swings through millions of births like the endless circling of sun and moon. Billions of ages have passed with no sigh of relief. The earth and sky swing, Wind and water swing, Taking a body, God Himself swings.
- Kabir

Friends, I know nothing which brings suffering as does an untamed, uncontrolled, unattended and unrestrained heart. Such a heart brings suffering.
- Anguttara Nikaya

Every night during a certain hour the blessings of both this world and the next are bestowed upon those who seek.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ja'bir bin Abd'Allah

“When you face the perils of weariness, carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life. Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God. ”

- Luis Palau

Rabbi Elazar would first give a coin to a poor man, and then pray.
- Babylonian Talmud, Bava Bathra 10a

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