Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Religious Thought 200

When the mind is stilled in dreamless sleep, It brings rest and repose to the body. Just as birds fly to the tree for rest, All things in life find their rest in the Self.
- Prashna Upanishad

Sakka asked: "What is the cause of self-interest?" The Buddha answered: "It is perception of the world as one's object." "How does one overcome this perception of the world as apart from oneself?" "By acting for the increase of goodness and happiness. It is in this way that the world ceases to be one's object."
- Digha Nikaya

Have faith in God the Omnipotent, the Eternal, the First and the Last, who grants life and determines death. He bestows bounty, and only He can restore crushed hopes. Have faith, do not lose hope, wait patiently. He indeed will create a way to deliver you from your hardships.
- Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"

People make excuses for not keeping the law of God, which is proof how deeply they believe in the law.
- C.S. Lewis

If any man was wronged by another and he neither rebukes, nor hates, nor bears a grudge against him, but forgives him with his whole heart, this is a saintly virtue...
- Code of Jewish Law

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