Those who live in accordance with these divine laws without complaining, firmly established in faith, are released from karma. Those who violate these laws, criticizing and complaining, are utterly deluded, and are the cause of their own suffering.
- Bhagavad Gita 3:31-32
The good shine from afar Like the snowy Himalayas. The bad don't appear Even when near, Like arrows shot into the night.
- Dhammapada 21, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
I realized what was hidden within me and conversed with You in secret. Though we were united, we still were apart. Though awe hid You from my searching eyes, ecstasy brought You close to my innermost being.
- Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"
Remember, sinner, it is not your hold of Christ that saves you -- it is Christ.
- C.H. Spurgeon
There is no reward for following the commandments in this world.
- Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 39b