Ignorance is the failure to discriminate between the permanent and the impermanent, the pure and the impure, bliss and suffering, the Self and the non-Self.
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2:5
Don't forget to bring the good experiences of meditation into your daily activities. Instead of acting and reacting impulsively and following your thoughts and feelings here and there, watch your mind carefully, be aware, and try to deal skillfully with problems as they arise. If you can do this each day, your meditation will have been successful.
- Kathleen McDonald, "How to Meditate"
Your power comes from the power of God, not from the veins or the beating heart. The power of the saints comes from God, not from feasts and trays of provisions. They were created from the light that transcends the angel and the Spirit alike.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
- Albert Einstein
Once a man has committed a sin once and then a second time...it [appears to him that it] is permitted.
- Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 86b
लेबल: religious thought