Religious Thought 294

“This lover of love sings: "Mother! Mother! Mother! Who can fathom your mystery, Your eternal play of love with love? You are divine madness, O goddess, Your love the brilliant crown of madness. Please make this poor poet madly wealthy with the infinite treasure of your love."”

- Ramprasad

“There is no evil like hatred. And no fortitude like patience.”

- Santideva, "Bodhicaryavatara"

Religious Thought 293

“Love your true Self, Which is naturally happy And peaceful and bright! Awaken to your own nature, And all delusion melts like a dream. ”

- Ashtavakra Gita 18:1

Gone to the beyond of becoming, you let go of in front, let go of behind, let go of between. With a heart everywhere let go, you don't come again to birth & aging.”

- Dhammapada, 24, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Religious Thought 292

“The adorable one who is seated In the heart rules the breath of life. Unto him all the senses pay their homage. When the dweller in the body breaks out In the freedom from the bonds of flesh, what remains? For this Self is supreme!”

- Katha Upanishad
“Although there are countless teachings that instruct how to obtain enlightenment in a future life, almost all of them are nothing more than expedients. As the ultimate instruction there is simply no teaching that is superior to the true practice of the awakening to one's own nature.”

- Hakuin, "Zen Master Hakuin"

Religious Thought 291

“"The body does this, not I." "My nature is purity." With these thoughts, Whatever he does, He does nothing. But he pretends not to know. He finds freedom in this life, But he acts like an ordinary man. Yet he is not a fool. Happy and bright, He thrives in the world.”

- Ashtavakra Gita 18:25-26

“The world is apprehended by way of the mind The world is acted upon by way of the mind And all good things and bad Exist in the world by way of the mind.”

- Samyutta Nikaya




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