Sunday, July 21, 2013

Religious Thought 285

What you do may seem insignificant, but it's important that you do it.
- Gandhi

Neither nakedness nor matted hair nor mud nor the refusal of food nor sleeping on the bare ground nor dust & dirt nor squatting austerities cleanses the mortal who's not gone beyond doubt. If, though adorned, one lives in tune with the chaste life --calmed, tamed & assured-- having put down the rod toward all beings, he's a contemplative a brahmin a monk.
- Dhammapada, 10, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Prophet once drew a line and said, "This is the path of faith." Then he drew several lines on either side and said, "On these lines you may encounter the devil. But this path of mine is the straight path. So follow it."
- Hadith Reported by Abd'Allah bin Mas'ud

“Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer. ”

- St. Francis of Assisi

Man is a little world and the world is a large man.
- Philo, "Who Is the Heir of Divine Things"

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