Sunday, July 21, 2013

Religious Thought 284

“I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.”

- Mahatma Gandhi, 1933

A mother, even at the risk of her own life, protects her child, her only child. In the same way should you cultivate love without measure toward all beings. You should cultivate toward the whole world--above, below, around--a heart of love unstinted, unmixed with any sense of differing or opposing interests. You should maintain this mindfulness all the time you are awake. Such a state of heart is the best in the world.”

- Majjhima Nikaya

“Liberate yourself from the fetters of the ego and surrender yourself before God. Let the Lord be your shepherd, allow Him to attend to all your cares, and do not allow temptations to entice you. Aspirations of this world are the cause of all concern. Aspire to God and obtain freedom.”

- Sheikh Abdul Qadier Jillani, "Futhul Ghaib

“Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that is has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark.”
- C.S. Lewis

“One may do something advantageous for a person in his absence.”

- Babylonian Talmud, Ketubot 11a

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