Thursday, February 21, 2013

Religious Thought 154

Approach someone who has realized the purpose of life and question him with reverence and devotion; he will instruct you in this wisdom. Once you attain it, you will never again be deluded. You will see all creatures in the Self, and all in me.
- Bhagavad Gita 4:34-35

Do not choose bad friends. Do not choose persons of low habits. Select good friends. Be discriminating. Choose the best.
- Dhammapada 78

Since reason is our most precious gift from God, we should do nothing to reduce its status or degrade it. Since reason should govern our conduct, we should allow nothing to govern it. Since reason is the sovereign over all human facilities, it should not be made subject to any other faculty.
- Razi, "Kitab al-Muluki"

Beauty is the gift of God.
- Aristotle

If you must, sin privately, but profane not the Name publicly.
- Hanina b. Hama, Talmud: Kiddushin

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