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Quotes From Other Religious Texts

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Rival, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Rival

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    Post here quotes from religious texts besides your own that have stuck with you :)

    From the Epistle of James,

    But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
    Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
    Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
    Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

    and

    Surah 81 Surat At-Takwir - The Noble Qur'an - القرآن الكريم (quran.com)
     
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  2. stvdv

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    To discover the presence of an all-pervading Divine in the universe, we must recognize the Divine in our daily life. Like the power of sight in the eye and the power of hearing in the ears, God manifests as consciousness in the human body. There’s no place in the world where God doesn’t exist. Creation is a manifestation of God. It is the form of God called Prakruti (Nature). Hence, man, who is a child of Nature, is inherently Divine. Man is born with divine qualities. Just as the sapling grows out of the seed, flower from the sapling and fruit from the flower, God is the seed of the entire cosmos. Man is intrinsically a combination of morality, righteousness and spirituality. Unfortunately, forgetting these basic qualities, man today is bereft of morality, righteousness and spirituality. Considering the sacredness of human birth, it is a shame that man should be so degraded today. Man is an embodiment of Sat-Chit-Aananda (Being-Awareness and Bliss) which are attributes of the Divine!
     
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  3. Rival

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    Where is this quote from?
     
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    I had to search for it (where I found it, they added the wrong link), but I found it and added it now (first part of the text is a clickable link)
     
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    This is from your religion tho :p
     
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    Oops ... I did not read your OP correctly, my bad. Thanks

    Though technically Christianity is my religion, as Sai Baba told us "no need to change religion ... I will help you to become better in your own religion":p

    And I don't feel like being a Hindu or Christian anyway ... I feel just like a spiritual being
     
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    For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Matthew 16:26
     
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    Could pick almost any verse from the Dhammapada, but I happened on verse 79 tonight;

    “He who drinks of the waters of Truth, he rests in joy with mind serene. The wise find their delight in the Dhamma, in the Truth revealed by the great.”
     
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    Christianity:
    Matt 5:28 - Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
    Matt 22 - [37] Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. ... [39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Judaism: "HaShem is concealed from our minds but revealed in our hearts." - The Zohar

    Kabir: (revered by Muslims and Hindus):
    Does Khuda live in the mosque?
    Then who who lives everywhere?
    Is Ram in idols and holy ground?
    Have you looked and found him there?
    Hari in the East, Allah in the West -
    So you like to dream.
    Search in the heart, in the heart alone:
    There live Ram and Karim.

    Native American:
    You can fly if you want to.
    It isn't as hard as it seems.
    The old man wrinkled his face to the sky.
    You can be that hawk, he said, pointing to a redtail hawk in the summer sun.
    But first you must love that hawk as you love life itself.
    You must accept all that he lives by as you accept all that you live by.
    You must accept his body, spirit and soul as you accept your own.
    Only then may you join him in the sky.
    You will see all that he sees as he sees it.
    You will feel the wind as he feels it.
    You will perceive the earth as he perceives it.
    The power of his flight will be yours.
    You can fly, he said, looking at the hawk, if you really want to.

    Buddhism:
    When you meet a being of bad nature pressed by violent sins and sufferings, do not turn away, but treat him as a precious treasure, rare to find.

     
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    Somewhere in the Upanishads I think: "And if the scriptures tell you fire does not burn, don't believe them".
     
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    I’m not sure if a text from the apocrypha would count. I have found Ecclesiasticus 2:10 to be encouraging.
     
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    Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 25

    Something mysteriously formed,
    Born before heaven and earth.
    In the silence and the void,
    Standing alone and unchanging,
    Ever present and in motion.
    Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.
    I do not know its name.
    Call it Tao.
    For lack of a better word, I call it great.
     
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    This quote from the Dhammapada has stayed with me:

    'Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.' (Dhamm. 12.165)​

    Works Cited​

    The Dhammapada. Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita, Buddhist Publication Society, 1985. Access to Insight, accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.intro.budd.html.
     
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    Knowing others is intelligence;
    knowing yourself is true wisdom.
    Mastering others is strength;
    mastering yourself is true power.

    If you realize that you have enough,
    you are truly rich.
    If you stay in the center
    and embrace death with your whole heart,
    you will endure forever.

    (Tao Te Ching)
     
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