Friday, June 14, 2013

Religious Thought 269

Arjuna: O Krishna, the stillness of divine union which you describe is beyond my comprehension. How can the mind, which is so restless, attain lasting peace? Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent, trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind. Sri Krishna: It is true that the mind is restless and difficult to control. But it can be conquered, Arjuna, through regular practice and detachment. Those who lack self-control will find it difficult to progress in meditation; but those who are self-controlled, striving earnestly through the right means, will attain the goal.
- Bhagavad Gita 6:33-36

As a tree with strong uninjured roots, though cut down, grows up again, so, when deep craving is not rooted out, suffering arises again and again.
- Dhammapada

“As he beheld the light of God he felt protected, and was delivered from the throes of doubt.”
- Rumi
- Rumi, "Mathnawi"

“There is a communion with God that asks for nothing, yet asks for everything...”

- George McDonald

“The Jewish nation is distinguished by three characteristics: they are merciful, they are modest, and they perform acts of loving-kindness.”

- Babylonian Talmud, Yevamot 79a

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