Saturday, April 13, 2013

Religious Thought 195

"I am the food of life, I am, I am; I eat the food of life, I eat, I eat. I link food and water, I link, I link. I am the first-born in the universe; Older than the gods, I am immortal. Who shares food with the hungry protects me; Who shares not with them is consumed by me. I am this world and I consume this world. They who understand this understand life."
- Taittiriya Upanishad

May I likewise attain the cutting-off of Craving and clinging. Whatever faults I have until I attain Liberation, May they quickly perish. Wherever I Am born, may there be An upright mind, mindfulness Wisdom, austerity and vigor. May harmful influences not weaken my Efforts. The Buddha is the unexcelled Protector, the Dharma is the Supreme protection, Peerless is the Silent Buddha, the Sangha is my true refuge. By the power of these Supreme Ones, May I rise above all ignorance.
- from Reflections on Sharing Blessings

When your heart becomes a seat of secrets, you will come to your destination. Hide your innermost thoughts, said the Prophet, and you will attain your object of desire. Seeds are buried in the earth, but their innermost secrets bloom as an exquisite garden.
- Rumi

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
Dr. Seuss

If I knew God, I would be God.
- Medieval Jewish proverb

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