Religious Thought 079

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.
- Mahatma Gandhi, 1925

Whose minds are well-developed in the factors of self-awakening, who delight in non-clinging, relinquishing grasping-- resplendent, their effluents ended: they, in the world, are Unbound.
- Dhammapada, 6, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Never, O wolf, play at being a fox, performing service in order to gain power; rush into the fire like a moth: don't hoard service, play for love!
- Rumi
- Mathnawi [V, 472-473]

God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope.
- Catherine Marshall

Meekness of spirit is the halo of the wise.
- Joseph Kimhi, Daily Prayer Book

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