Sunday, July 7, 2013

Religious Thought 271

“How much pleasure you take In acquiring worldly goods! But to find happiness You must give them all up.”

- Ashtavakra Gita 18:2

“In one who has gone the full distance, is free from sorrow, is fully released in all respects, has abandoned all bonds: no fever is found.”

- Dhammapada 90, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

“Human beings are created from the dust of the earth; but do they resemble dust? Grapes come from vines; but do grapes look like vines? Does theft have the same shape as gallows? Does piety resemble eternal life? Nothing resembles its consequences. So the root of pain and torment is not evil.”

“Teach us to pray often, that we may pray oftener. ”

- Jeremy Taylor

“To atone is to be at one with God, to sink self into the not-self, to achieve a mystic unity with the source of being, wiping out all error and finding peace in self-submergence.”

- Isaac Goldberg, "The Wonder of Words"

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