Friday, July 12, 2013

Religious Thought 278

“Said Uddalaka to Shvetaketu: "As bees suck nectar from many a flower And make their honey one, so that no drop Can say, 'I am from this flower or that,' All creatures, though one, know not they are that One. There is nothing that does not come from him. Of everything he is the inmost Self. He is the truth; he is the Self supreme. You are that, Shvetaketu; you are that."”

- Chandogya Upanishad

“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding positive mental attitudes too.”

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 1963

“To show compassion to the wicked is to oppress the righteous; to pardon oppressors is to tyrannize the oppressed.”

- Sadi, Gulistan

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

“Ultimate perfection does not include any action or good conduct, but only knowledge.”

- Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed

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