Sunday, March 10, 2013

Religious Thought 164

Through ignorance I once imagined I was bound. But I am pure awareness. I live beyond all distinctions, In unbroken meditation.
- Ashtavakra Gita 2:17

Cut down The forest of desire, Not the forest of trees. From the forest of desire Come danger & fear. Having cut down this forest & its underbrush, monks, be deforested.
- Dhammapada, 20, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

God is knowledge; he is knowing; and he is being known. Since God has knowledge of his own essence, and since God is one, it follows that the essence of God is knowledge. And knowledge means that he knows himself, and is known by himself.
- Ibn Sina, al-Risalat al-Arshiya

A life of faithenables us to see God in everything and it holds the mind in a state of readiness for whatever may be His will.
- Francois Fenelon

There is something higher than modernity, and that is eternity.
- Solomon Schechter, in "Menorah Journal," 1924

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