Sunday, June 2, 2013

Religious Thought 257

I adore myself. How wonderful I am! I can never die. The whole world may perish, From Brahma to a blade of grass, But I am still here.
- Ashtavakra Gita 2:11

What, now is the Noble Truth of the Origin of Suffering? It is craving, which gives rise to fresh rebirth, and, bound up with pleasure and lust, now here, now there, finds ever-fresh delight. But where does this craving arise and take root? Wherever in the world there are delightful and pleasurable things, there this craving rises and takes root. Eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind are delightful and pleasurable: there this craving arises and takes root.
- The Four Nobel Truths (from the Samyutta Nikaya, translated by Nyanatiloka)

Those who content themselves with limited provender, submitting themselves before Allah's will, shall find even a few good deeds of theirs sufficient for divine approval.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by 'Ali bin Abi Talib

“Thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more that a college education.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

As soon as father Abraham conceives of Judaism, the process of "Go forth" begins.
- Mendele, "Di Alte Maase"

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