Religious Thought 070

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
- Mahatma Gandhi

A mantra is not like a prayer to a divine being. Rather, the mantra is the deity, is enlightenment, immediately manifest.
- Lorne Ladner, "Wheel of Great Compassion"
All Muslims, pious or not, are bidden to listen to the recitation of the Qur'an. As God says, "When the Qur'an is recited, listen to it and be silent so that you might attain mercy."
- Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"

It's not about us...It's not about us being a part of a Christian bubble...It's about us being a part of the real world.
- Rob Bell

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian.
- Rabbi Harold Kushner, "When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough," paraphrasing Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan


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