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August 12, 2018
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw
August 5, 2018
By religion I do not mean outward things, but inward states, I mean perfected manhood. I mean the quickening of the soul by the beatific influence of the divine Spirit in truth, and love, and sympathy, and confidence, and trust.
Henry Ward Beecher
July 29, 2018
What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.
July 22, 2018
The Teachings need to be studied, reflected on, and practiced in order to realise their true meaning. They are “discourses on the right way of living” or contemplations on the “way things are.” They are not meant to be “sacred scriptures” which tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the Truth beyond words.
Adapted from the Foreword to The Long Discourses of The Buddha
July 15, 2018
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs; we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.
July 8, 2018
It is surprising what a man can do when he has to,
and how little most men will do when they don’t have to.
July 1, 2018
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
June 24, 2018
When you are not thinking about who you are,
who are you?
Sonja Margulies in
Meetings with Remarkable Women
by Lenore Friedman<
June 17, 2018
At a recent ecumenical meeting with spokespeople from every world religion, including Native Americans, … everyone concurred that the three requisites for spiritual evolution in human beings were gratitude and humility and humor.
Meetings with Remarkable Women
by Lenore Friedman
June 10, 2018
Life is short,
but it comes with a blessing:
It is thy turn to meet God.
Sant Kirpal Singh
in Love Everyone
by Parvati Markus
June 3, 2018
A rule of thumb:
If you come across a form of address for God that makes you uncomfortable,
it is probably time for you to adopt it.
May 27, 2018
Put no limits on
(your perception of)
May 20, 2018
Whatever the problem,
the solution is spiritual.
in “There Is A Way” (out of print)
May 13, 2018
Therefore, we must always remember that external practices have value only as they help to develop internal purity. It is better to have internal purity alone, when minute attention to external observances is not practicable. But woe unto the man, and woe unto the nation, that forgets the real, internal, spiritual essentials of religion, and mechanically clutches with death-like grasp all external forms, and never lets them go! The forms have value only so far as they are the expressions of life within. If that have ceased to express life, crush them out without mercy.
in The Yogas and Other Works
May 6, 2018
There is no path that does not lead to Him.
A Course in Miracles
Text Chapter 31
April 28, 2018
In whatever way people are devoted to Me,
in that measure I manifest Myself to them.
All men [and women], in every manner of seeking Me,
pursue a path to Me.
trans. Paramahansa Yogananda
April 22, 2018
It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
D. H. Lawrence
April 15, 2018
On the morning of the Eighth Day,
after enjoying a day of Divine Repose,
now imagining post-Edenic humanity,
and perceiving the predictable,
God created the eraser.
April 8, 2018
God is free for the taking.
Movie Navigating The Heart
April 1, 2018
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Four-Way Test
of Rotary International
by Herbert J. Taylor
March 25, 2018
Silence is the unbearable repartee.
G. K. Chesterton
attributing to Charles Dickens
March 18, 2018
Seek not from God
anything other than Himself,
and attach not the power
of the heart’s intention
to anything other than Him.
And if everything in the universe
should be spread before you,
receive it graciously –
but do not stop there.
Persist in your quest.
March 11, 2018
Ten percent of those performing every human endeavor
The rest are mechanics.
The difference is, the artists are being what they do,
the mechanics are doing what they do.
Happiness lies in finding the artist in ourselves,
and being that.
So it seems to me.
March 4, 2018
Ramana: All the activities that
the body is to go through are determined when it comes into existence. The only freedom
you have is to turn your mind inward, and renounce activities there.
Questioner: Are only the important events in a man’s life predetermined, or are trifling acts also, such as taking a cup of water or moving from one part of the room to another?
Ramana: Everything is predetermined.
Sri Ramana Maharshi
from The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi by Arthur Osborne
February 25, 2018
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding.
When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs
by minding other people’s business.
February 18, 2018
Choices have consequences.
February 11, 2018
I am aware that no man is a villain in his own eyes.
February 4, 2018
When you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change.
The devil changes you.
including the movie “Eight Millimeter”
January 28, 2018
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. If there is not a new man, how can the new clothes be made to fit? If you have any enterprise before you, try it in your old clothes. All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be. Perhaps we should never procure a new suit, however ragged or dirty the old, until we have so conducted, so enterprised or sailed in some way, that we feel like new men in the old, and that to retain it would be like keeping new wine in old bottles.
Henry David Thoreau
in “Walden” (Chapter 1)
January 21, 2018
Let there be light.
January 14, 2018
Now here was a lesson. If you think that you or I have something, we cannot give. You must think of it as God’sthat only He can give. You are only the ladle, the leaf on which it is being given.
in By His Grace
sharing the wisdom of Neem Karoli Baba
January 7, 2018
If you give your life to God,
then it is no longer yours.
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