Friday, April 5, 2013

Religious Thought 189

Laugh when troubles come your way. There is nothing better to conquer calamity. A flood of troubles will vanish the moment The mind of a wise man collects itself to face them.
- Tirukkural 63: 621-622

Whoever, with a rod, harasses an innocent man, unarmed, quickly falls into any of ten things: harsh pains, devastation, a broken body, grave illness, mental derangement, trouble with the government, violent slander, relatives lost, property dissolved, houses burned down. At the break-up of the body this one with no disconcernment, reappears in hell.
- Dhammapada, 137-140, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

There are ninety-nine names that are attributed to Allah. Those who invoke them shall enter Paradise.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah

Speak little, listen much.
- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Man never acts in a manner more resembling God than when he bestows benefits.
- Philo, Special Laws

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