Sunday, June 9, 2013

Religious Thought 264

To everyone of us there must come a time when the whole universe will be found to have been a dream, when we find the soul is infinitely better than the surroundings. It is only a question of time, and time is nothing in the infinite.
- Sai Baba

They're easy to do-- things of no good & no use to yourself. What's truly useful & good is truly harder than hard to do.
- Dhammapada 7, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Speech is a great blessing conferred on man by God, thereby distinguishing him from all other creatures. But speech like wine intoxicates the mind. Thus the Prophet said: "He who keeps silent shall be saved." For in silence are concealed many spiritual blessings and in speech many evils.
- Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"

“Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul.”

- Lloyd John Ogilvie

Love blinds us to faults, hatred to virtues.
- Moshe ibn Ezra, "Shirat Yisrael"

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