Sunday, March 17, 2013

Religious Thought 169

Inwardly be free of all hopes and desires, but outwardly do what needs to be done. Without hopes in your heart, live as if you were full of hopes. Live with your heart now cool and now warm, just like everyone else. Inwardly give up the idea "I am the doer," yet outwardly engage in all activities. This is how to live in the world, completely free from the least trace of ego.
- Maharamayana

If you don't understand the Way as it meets your eyes, how can you know the Path as you walk?
- Shih-t'ou

Seek a true friend, for a friend seeks the benefit of a friend, Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your heart from the darkness of hate.
- Rumi

Despise no man: many pearls are found in a poor man's tunic.
- Eliezer b. Isaac, Orhot Hayyim

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