Sunday, June 2, 2013

Religious Thought 260

The wise man knows the Self, And he plays the game of life. But the fool lives in the world Like a beast of burden.
- Ashtavakra Gita 4:1

The king said: 'Nagasena, he who escapes reindividualization [rebirth], is it by reasoning that he escapes it?' 'Both by reasoning, your Majesty, and by wisdom, and by other good qualities.' 'But are not reasoning and wisdom surely much the same?' 'Certainly not. Reasoning is one thing, wisdom another. Sheep and goats, oxen and buffaloes, camels and asses have reasoning, but wisdom they have not.' 'Well put, Nagasena!'
- Milindapanha 32

True ecstasy is passive: it overwhelms the heart without any intention or deliberate effort. It is the fruit of spiritual devotion and worship. The deeper is your devotion to God, and the more intense is your worship, the more likely you are to receive ecstasy from God. In a state of ecstasy the heart is lost to God.
- Qushayri, "Risalah"

The Bible to me is a blueprint of how to live your life and a blueprint of how to treat others and seek that connection to that higher being.
Blair Underwood

With faith, there are no questions; without faith there are no answers.
- The Chofetz Chaim

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