Saturday, May 25, 2013

Religious Thought 250

Light illumines the Sun, But the Sun itself creates that light. The glorious Sun and its light are one and the same.
- Jnaneshwar (also known as Jnanadeva)

Few cross over the river. Most are stranded on this side. On the riverbank they run up and down. But the wise person, following the way, Crosses over, beyond the reach of death. Free from desire, Free from possessions, Free from attachment and appetite, Following the seven lights of awakening, And rejoicing greatly in his freedom, In this world the wise person Becomes themselves a light, Pure, shining, free.
- from the Dhammapada

When Moses conversed with God, he asked, "Lord, where shall I seek You?" God answered, "Among the brokenhearted." Moses continued, "But, Lord, no heart could be more despairing than mine." And God replied, "Then I am where you are."
- Abul-Fayd al-Misri, The Kashf al-Mahjub

“In its deepest sense, love is the life, the energy, of God in us. ”

- Kallistos Ware

Whoever repudiates idolatry is called a Jew.
- Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 13a

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