The joy of health abides in the man who eats moderately. Even so, the pain of illness dwells with him who eats excessively. The thoughtless glutton who gorges himself beyond His digestive fire's limits will be consumed by limitless ills.
- Tirukkural 95:946-947
Meditation is running into reality. It does not insulate you from the pain of life. It allows you to delve so deeply into life and all its aspects that you pierce the pain barrier and go beyond suffering.
- Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English"
Read the Qur'an as long as you are attentive, but when you feel your attention slip, put the Book away.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Jundub bin Adb'Allah
Go to the Bible to meet Christ...He is its author, its subject matter, the doorway to its treasures, the full-throated symphony of which Adam and the prophets heard just the faintest tune.
- Andre Seu
Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
- Elie Wiesel
लेबल: religious thought
Reflecting on a stunning autumn as 20C days are predicted for this week... but watch out for 'blood rain' at Halloween due to red dust blown from the Sahara
- The onset of autumn has transformed the foliage around the Lake District into a glorious patchwork of green, red and gold
- Forecasters are predicting unseasonably warm weather next week thanks to a warm band of air from North Africa, but warned the mild conditions won't last, with snow on its way towards the end of the week
- 'Blood rain' also expected as band carries red Saharan dust
They say there is nowhere quite like New England in the fall.
But old England is giving the U.S. a run for its money this year, with the trees around the Lake District transformed by the changing season into a glorious tapestry of green, red, copper and gold.
And with forecasters predicting unseasonably warm weather on its way in the UK this week, conditions will be perfect for those hoping to get outdoors to take in the breathtaking autumn scenery.
Mother Nature's autumn show: Visitors to Studley Royal Water Garden, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, got a double delight as the spectacular golds, bronzes, purples and yellows of the leaves were mirrored in the lake
Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self.
- Bhagavad Gita 6:5
Seeing error where there is none, & no error where there is, beings adopting wrong views go to a bad destination. But knowing error as error, and non-error as non-, beings adopting right views go to a good destination.
- Dhammapada, 22, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Jubilant are they [the martyrs] because of the grace Allah bestowed upon them, rejoicing in the glad tidings given to those who were left behind and have not yet joined them, that they need have no fear, neither shall they grieve.
- The Family of Imran 3:170
"Heavenly Father, we come before thee, knee bent and body bowed, in the humblest way that we know how."
- Denzel Washington's favorite prayer
When asked by his father, Joshua b. Levi, what he had seen in a trance, Joseph replied: "I saw a world upside down, the upper below and the lower above." Whereupon Joshua said: "You saw a well-ordered world!"
- Talmud: Pesahim, 50a
लेबल: religious thought
डाकघर पहुंचने पर एक व्यक्ति ने अच्छे कपड़े पहने हुए एक प्रौढ़ से गंजे आदमी वीरू भाई को काऊन्टर पर खड़ा पाया।
वो बड़े ढंग से गुलाबी बधाई पत्रों पर टिकट लगा रहा था। हरेक लिफाफे पर दिल का निशान बना हुआ था। फिर उसने परफ्यूम की एक बोतल निकाली और उन पर स्प्रे करना शुरू कर दिया।
उतसुकतावश वो वीरू भाई के पास पहुंचा और उससे पूछा कि वो क्या कर रहा है।
वीरू भाई ने कहा "मैं 1000 वैलेण्टाइन कार्ड भेज रहा हूं 'सोचो कौन' लिखकर।"
"लेकिन क्यों" व्यक्ति ने पूछा।
"मैं तलाक का वकील हूं।" आदमी ने जवाब दिया