Sunday, May 26, 2013

Religious Thought 252

A devotee who can call on God while living a householder's life is a hero indeed. God thinks: "He who has renounced the world for My sake will surely pray to Me; he must serve Me. Is there anything very remarkable about it? People will cry shame on him if he fails to do so. But he is blessed indeed who prays to Me in the midst of his worldly duties. He is trying to find Me, overcoming a great obstaclepushing away, as it were, a huge block of stone weighing a ton. Such a man is a real hero."
- Ramakrishna

The true principle is that even reality is not really real, and even falsehood is not unreal. It is not something calculable. Like space, it cannot be cultivated. If any intellectual fabrication occurs in the mind, then it is governed by measurements. This is like divination signsthey are governed by metal, wood, fire, and earth. It is also like sticky glue; the kind demon can grab you, stuck in five places, and go home freely.
- Pai-chang

When a person wakes up in the early hours of dawn, an angel proclaims, "Glorify the Lord, Most Holy!"
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Al-Zubayr bin al-Awwam

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
- G.K. Chesterton

What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
- Jewish Proverb

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