My Child, Because you think you are the body, For a long time you have been bound. Know you are pure awareness. With this knowledge as your sword Cut through your chains And be happy! For you are already free, Without action or flaw, Luminous and bright. You are bound Only by the habit of meditation.
- Ashtavakra 14-15
When everything is clean-clear in your own mind, nobody can create obstacles for you.
- Lama Thubten Yeshe, "The Bliss of Inner Fire"
When we abandon acts that are contrary to God's law, we shed our carnal desires. When we shed our carnal desires, we become sincere in our intentions towards others, and in our worship of God.
- Qushayri: Risalah 3
Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.
He is great who is not ashamed to admit he does not know.
- Judah HaNasi, Talmud Jerushalmi: Hagiga