Short Quotes III
More Short Quotes
"When God calls you,
"Under the same management
"I honor the place in you where Spirit
understand, things are just as they are...
"Even amidst fierce flames, the golden lotus can be planted."
"I'd rather be
free than right."
"Do what you do
with another human being. But never put them out of your heart."
"It is up to
the most conscious member of the relationship to create the space for the
relationship to grow."
"...we are meditating here today
[because] a quiet mind and an open heart are the optimum conditions for social
"When you are forced to bear the
unbearable something dies in you.
"Bearing the unbearable is the root of
the deepest compassion."
“You are here to enable the divine
purpose of the universe to unfold.
"It is in love that religion exists and
not in ceremony-in the pure and sincere love in the heart. Unless a man is pure
in body and mind, his coming into a temple and worshipping Shiva is useless. The
prayers of those who are pure in mind and body will be answered by Shiva, and
those who are impure and yet try to teach religion to others will fail in the
end. External worship is only a symbol of internal worship, but internal worship
and purity are the real things. Without them, external worship would be of no
"I believe there is an important
distinction to be made between religion and spirituality. Religion I take to be
concerned with belief in the claims to salvation of one faith tradition or
another--an aspect of which is acceptance of some form of meta-physical or
philosophical reality, including perhaps an idea of heaven or hell. Connected
with this are religious teachings or dogma, ritual, prayers and so on.
Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human
spirit--such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness,
contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony, which bring
happiness to both self and others."
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