Quotations

Sir Paul McCartney

 Sir Paul McCartneyIf anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.

Sir Paul McCartney

Karen Armstrong

Karen ArmstrongHuman beings are meaning-seeking creatures. Unless we find some pattern or significance in our lives, we fall very easily into despair.

 

The Bible-Atlantic Monthly Press -from the introduction, by Karen Armstrong





Barack Obama

Barack ObamaAmerica and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

Barack Obama

Paul Zwollo

Paul ZwolloSo this is what we need and have to develop: Constancy, Courage and Presence of Mind. Constancy, to continue our work for Theosophy, The Theosophical Society and its Three Declared Objects. Courage to make decisions and follow new courses if necessary, and conquer any danger on the Path steep and thorny. Presence of Mind, meaning being alert and making use of all the possibilities life is offering us, an attitude which was described by J. Krishnamurti as “awareness” and “complete attention”.

Paul Zwollo, Dutch theosophist and wonderful human being. Excerpt from a talk he gave at the ITC in Naarden-Holland in 1993

John Lennon

John LennonI believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.

 

John Lennon






Annie Besant

Annie BesantThe first requisite for competent thinking is attentive and accurate observation. The Self as a Knower must observe the Not Self with attention and with accuracy, if it is to become the Known, and thus merge in the Self.

 

Thought Power, by Annie Besant




Claude Falls Wright

Claude Falls WrightThe mission of Theosophy is, in the main, to broaden the thought of the age and to direct the minds of thinkers toward the contemplation of life from ground-stands high enough to overlook all the different sciences and philosophies.

 

Modern Theosophy, written in 1892, by Claude Falls Wright








Ravi Shankar

Ravi ShankarIn our (Indian) culture we have such respect for musical instruments; they are like part of God.

 

Ravi Shankar






George Harrison

George HarrisonIt’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

 

George Harrison




Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua HeschelEach of us has at least once in his life experienced the momentous reality of God.

 

Abraham Joshua Heschel (a leading Jewish theologian of the last century)




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