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Welcome To The Religion Network!

I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.

Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.

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ON TODAY'S SITE:

The Buddha, 2nd Corinthians, Augustine of Hippo, Black Elk, Book of Psalms


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May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power, and may
people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wilderness--the children, the aged--
the unprotected--be guarded by beneficent
celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

The Buddha


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Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory
that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For  what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.

2nd Corinthians 4:16-18
The Holy Bible
New International Version


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Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep tonight,
and give your angels and saints
charge over those who sleep.

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ,
rest your weary ones,
bless your dying ones,
soothe your suffering ones,
pity your afflicted ones,
shield your joyous ones.

And all for your love's sake.
Amen.

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430, A.D.)
One of history's most influential figures
in the development of Western Christianity.


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I cured with the power that came through me. Of course, it
was not I who cured, it was the power from the Outer World,
the visions and the ceremonies had only made me like a hole
through which the power could come to the two-leggeds.
If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole
would close up and no power could come through.
Then everything I could do would be foolish.

Black Elk (1863-1950)
Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux


The Last Word:

I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog, and set my feet
upon a rock, making my steps secure.

He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalms 40:1-3
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totally Random Bonus Quote:

Even if you have failed nine time in trying something,
you have at least tried nine times to succeed.

Old Tibetan Saying


 



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COPING WITH
CHANGE