Friday, June 14, 2013

Religious Thought 268

The six months of the northern path of the sun, the path of light, of fire, of day, of the bright fortnight, leads knowers of Brahman to the supreme goal. The six months of the southern path of the sun, the path of smoke, of night, of the dark fortnight, leads other souls to the light of the moon and rebirth.
- Bhagavad Gita 8:24-25

It is through not understanding, not penetrating four things that we have run so erratically, wandered on so long in this round of existence, both you and I. What are the four? Goodness, concentration, wisdom, and liberation. When these four things are understood and penetrated, craving for superficial existence is rooted out and that which leads to continued return to the same conditions is ended. There is no more constant journeying.
- Digha Nikaya

On the spiritual path no one has higher or lower status than anyone else.
- Nizam al-Din, Fawaid al-Fuad

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ”

- Jimmy Carter

Who reaches with a clumsy hand for a rose must not complain if the thorns scratch.
- Heinrich Heine, "Rabbi of Bacharach"

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