Quotes I liked

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

- by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Friends and foes:

One who doesn't disturb others,
and is not disturbed in return,
who never exults in anything,
is never jealous fearful or worried,
such a one is dear to Me...
He who treats friends and foes aloke,
who is even-minded in honour and dis-honour,
calmly accepts warm and cold,
pleasure and pain,
praise and censure,
who is tranquil and content ... he is dear to Me.
                                                            --Bhagavad Gita

Golden Rules:

He who knows not and knows not he knows not,
is a fool - shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not,
he is simple-teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows,
he is asleep - awaken him.
He who know and knows that he knows,
he is wise - follow him.
                                                           --Arabian Proverb

You cannot prevent
the birds of sadness
flying over your head but
you can prevent them
from nesting in you hair.
                                                            --Swedish Saying

Vision without action is daydream.
Action with vision is a nightmare.
                                                            --Japanese Proverb

What you are, never ends.
what you have, does.
                                                            --Anonymous

One who is rich with enlightenment
will not indulge in sinful action,
since his conscience is
guided by the intellect,
fully illumined with Truth.
                                                            --Acarangasutra 174

At any time,
in any form and accepted name,
if one is shorn of all attachment,
that one is you alone, My Lord!
You are one although various appearing.
                                                            --Hemachandra, Anyayogavyavacchedika 29

Have benevolence towards all living beings,
joy at the sight of the virtuous,
compassion and sympathy for the afflicted,
and tolerance towards the indolent and ill-behaved.
                                                            --Tattvarthasutra 7.11



An Equal Music


Where there is separateness,
  one sees another,
  one smells another,
  tastes another,
  speaks to another,
  hears another,
  touches another,
  thinks of another,
  knows another.
But where there is unity,
  one without a second,
   that is the world of Brahmn.
                                                            --Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

There is only one breath.
All are made of the same clay.
The light within all is the same.
                                                            --Guru Granth Sahib

In the sky,
there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions
out of their own minds and then
believe them to be true.
                                                            --Gautama Buddha

Desire, ignorance, and inequality - this is
the trinity of bondage.
                                                            --Swami Vivekananda

To discover joy is to
return to a state of oneness
with the universe.
                                                            -- Peggy Jenkins