Sunday, June 2, 2013

Religious Thought 261

Know God and all fetters will fall away. No longer identifying yourself With the body, go beyond birth and death. All your desires will be fulfilled in him Who is One without a second. Know him to be enshrined in your heart always. Truly there is nothing more in life to know. Meditate and realize this world Is filled with the presence of God.
- Shvetashvatara Upanishad

If we divide into two camps--even into violent and the nonviolent--and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace. We will always blame and condemn those we feel are responsible for wars and social injustice, without recognizing the degree of violence within ourselves. We must work on ourselves and also with those we condemn if we want to have a real impact.
- Ayya Khema, "Be An Island"

Once the ego is overcome peace follows. "Only God and no living creature has the power to control destinies." With that conviction entrust all your cares to the Lord and follow the path of the Truth, conforming to the divine edicts, until you attain union with Him and become as pure as Adam before whom all creatures prostrated.
- Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"
[G]iving shelter or food to anyone who asks for it, or needs it, is giving it to Christ.
- Dorothy Day

A man should love his wife as himself and honor her more than himself.
- Babylonian Talmud, Yevamot 62b

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