Sunday, August 4, 2013

Religious Thought 291

“"The body does this, not I." "My nature is purity." With these thoughts, Whatever he does, He does nothing. But he pretends not to know. He finds freedom in this life, But he acts like an ordinary man. Yet he is not a fool. Happy and bright, He thrives in the world.”

- Ashtavakra Gita 18:25-26

“The world is apprehended by way of the mind The world is acted upon by way of the mind And all good things and bad Exist in the world by way of the mind.”

- Samyutta Nikaya

“By the mercy of God Paradise has eight doors one of those is the door of repentance, child. All the others are sometimes open, sometimes shut; but the door of repentance is never closed. Come seize the opportunity: the door is open; carry your baggage there at once.”
- Rumi
- Mathnawi [IV, 2506-2508
“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.”

- Robert Flatt

“Disaster comes only because of ignorance.”

- Judah HaNasi, Talmud: Baba Bathra

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