Sunday, March 31, 2013

Religious Thought 187

The one original transcendent Shakti, the Mother stands above all the worlds and bears in her eternal consciousness the Supreme Divine. Alone, she harbors the absolute Power and the ineffable Presence; containing or calling the Truths that have to be manifested, she brings them down from the Mystery in which they were hidden into the light of her infinite consciousness and gives them a form of force in her omnipotent power and her boundless life and a body in the universe.
- Sri Aurobindo

Within the framework of the Buddhist Path, reflecting on suffering has tremendous importance because by realizing the nature of suffering, you will develop greater resolve to put an end to the causes of suffering and the unwholesome deeds which lead to suffering. And it will increase your enthusiasm for engaging in the wholesome actions and deeds which lead to happiness and joy.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

People sometimes justify their obsession with cleanliness on religious grounds; but true religion is not concerned with outward purity.
- Razi, "Kitab al-Muluki"

To be truly Christian means to see Christ everywhere, to know Him as all in all.
- Madeleine L'Engle, "Walking on Water"

Any plan formulated in a hurry is foolish.
- Rashi, Commentary on Job

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