Bonus quote: The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the
worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the
prayer is. To the quiet mind all things are possible.

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
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And now, the Last Word:
Bonus Quote: If others fool away their time, you be lost in
God. You will go ahead. Let your example change others'
lives. Reform yourself and you will reform thousands.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Nan Rae: on Perceptions & Truth
Another parable he put before them, saying, "The
kingdom of heaven is like the grain of mustard seed
which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the
smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the
greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the
birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."

Matthew 13:31-32
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version
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Hear, O Israel, the Lord is one...
that ye remember and do all my commandments.

Take, little bee, your time with your song,
    in your flight intoning the prayer called "Hear"--
declaring and stretching "the Lord is one,"
    raising on high the hum of remember
to he who put honey under your tongue
    and gave you the gall to drive out foes.
It's true, in your eyes you're small--
    but your being transcends the things that swarm,
and the choicest words are yours. Your merit
    refines you: you're pure as the birds of the air.

By Solomon Ibn Gabirol (1021-1058)
Spanish Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher
From "Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol, by Peter Cole
Princeton University Press, 2001

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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Lao Tzu (circa 6th century B.C.)
Recognized as the founder of Taoism
There are four among the small (creatures) of earth who are wise, having
been made wise (by the Creator): The ants are a nation that is not strong,
yet they prepare their food in the summer; rabbits are a nation that is not
powerful, yet they make their abode in the rock; there is no king of the
locusts, and yet they all go out in a single swarm; the spider seizes (its
prey) with it handiwork, though it dwells in the king's palace.

Proverbs 30: 24-28
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorha Publications, Ltd.
I used to wonder: "What good are my flowers and
poems?" But now I know: these tiny drops of
perfume, these rose petals -- fragile, worthless --
these love songs from the smallest of voices: Jesus
finds them charming!

Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)
Doctor of the Church, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus"
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If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature --- even a
caterpillar -- I would never have to prepare a sermon. So
full of God is every creature.

Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)
German theologian and philosopher
This world,
compared to You --

A lake so tiny
    even a mustard seed
    is too large for it to hold.

Yet from the lake all Beings drink.
And into it deer, jackals,
    rhinoceri, sea-elephants falling.

From the earliest moment of birth,
    falling and falling in You.

Lal Ded
14th century Hindu mystic      
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