Friday, July 26, 2013

Religious Thought 290

“Oh my heart! The Supreme Spirit, the Great Master, is near you. Wake up! Wake up! Run to the feet of your Beloved, for your Lord is here. You have slept for untold ages, this morning will you not awake?”

- Kabir

“A monk with a manifold joy, with faith in the Awakened One's teaching, would attain the good state, the peaceful state: stilling-of-fabrications ease. A young monk who strives in the Awakened One's teaching, brightens the world like the moon set free from a cloud.”

- Dhammapada, 25, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

“Silence is the sea, and speech is like the river. The sea is seeking you: don't seek the river. Don't turn your head away from the signs offered by the sea.”
- Rumi
- Mathnawi [IV, 2062-2063]

“This is exactly where a liberal attitude to the Bible leads us: there is no final authority, no reliable words of Christ, no test by which we shall be judged, and nothing to obey.”

- Brian H. Edwards

“The Holy One hates him who says one thing in his mouth, and another in his heart.”

- Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 113b

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