Wisdom From Around The World
Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice
within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will
realize the unity of all things.
The Buddha meditated for six years, Bodhidharma for nine. The practice
of meditation is not a method for the attainment of realization—it is
Zen Master Dogen
Virtue yields heaven’s honor and earth’s wealth. What is there then that is more fruitful for a man? There is nothing more rewarding than virtue, Nor anything more ruinous than its neglect.
– Tirukkural 4:31-32
A man’s faith is not perfected till his mind is perfected.
Ibn Gabirol, Mibhar HaPeninim
A Treasury of Jewish Quotations
His burdens have made him double over, his moans before you are loud and clear. “Show me a prayer, a benediction,” he cries, “that I may be delivered from these hidden chains.”
From “The Bounty of Allah
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”
~ Bishop Desmond Tutu~
~ Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you Tao Te Chi
Doing good to others is not a duty, it is a joy, for it increases our own health and happiness.”
The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
Pagan Quote~ Augustus W. Hare
~Every minute of your life is a promise made at birth and the spiritual adventure of a lifetime.~