Quotations

Japanese Buddhist Meditation

Japanese Buddhist MeditationWisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its lights even in the darkest night.

 

Japanese Buddhist Meditation

 

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas CarlylePut Wisdom at the head of the world; the world will fight its battle victoriously and will be the best world that men can constitute.

 

Thomas Carlyle (Scottish satirical writer and essayist)

 

Itivuttaka

ItivuttakaAll the means used in this life to acquire spiritual merit are not worth a sixteenth part of love, that deliverance of the heart: love unites and contains them all, and it illumines and shines out and radiates.

Itivuttaka (Buddhist scripture)

Metta Sutta

Metta SuttaCherish in your hearts a love without any limit for the whole world and make your love to radiate over the world in all directions without any shadow of animosity or hate.

Metta Sutta (The name used for two Buddhist discourses)

Dhammapada

DhammapadaA man is not a master because he despotically subjects beings living at his mercy. He can be called a master who has compassion for all that lives.

Dhammapada (A collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form)

Ephesians

 Ephesians

Let no evil communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Ephesians (10th book of the New Testament)

Seneca

Seneca The duty of a man is to be useful to men: to a great number if he can, if not, to a small number, otherwise to his neighbors, otherwise to himself: in making himself useful to himself, he works for others. Also the vicious man injures not only himself but also those to whom he might have been useful if he had been virtuous, likewise in laboring for oneself one labors also for others, since there is formed a man who can be of use to them.

Seneca (Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist)

Porphyry

PorphyryIf then we wish to give ourselves to the study of philosophy, let us apply to self-knowledge and we shall arrive at a right philosophy by elevating ourselves from the conception of ourselves to the contemplation of the universe.

 

Porphyry (a Neoplatonic philosopher)

 

Hermes

HermesAll is living

 

 

Hermes (an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology)

 

Jalal-uddin Rumi

Jalal-uddin RumiI looked on high and I beheld in all spaces That which is One; below, in all the foam of the waters that which is One; I looked into the heart, it was a sea, a space for worlds peopled with thousands of dreams: I saw in all the dreams That which is One.

Jalal-uddin Rumi (Muslim poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic)

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