Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Don't Take My Word for It

"The spiritual path ruins the body, but subsequently restores it to health. It ruins the house to reveal the treasure, and with that treasure it builds better than before."
- Rumi: Mathnawi -

"While Judaism in its entirety is for the Jew, its creed and its ethics are for mankind."
- Morris Joseph: Judaism as Creed and Life -

"Forming a new world religion is difficult and not particularly desirable. However, in that love is essential to all religions, one could speak of the universal religion of love."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama -

"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
- Frank Zappa -

"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."
- Samuel Johnson -

"Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk."
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider: Northern Exposure, Three Doctors -

"As a person acts, so he becomes in life. Those who do good become good; those who do harm become bad. Good deeds make one pure; bad deeds make one impure. So we are said to be what our desire is. As our desire is, so is our will. As our will is, so are our acts. As we act, so we become."
- Bihadaranyaka Upanishad -

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