|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. We provide inspirational
quotes by exploring a new theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This site is offered in 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 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.
On Today's Theme:
The flower shares her fragrance with all who choose to
linger near her beauty. As humans we are asked to go
a step further: to reach out to those in need around us.
- Lisa Bowman
Just as a mother would protect with her life her own son,
her only son, so one should cultivate an unbounded mind
towards all beings, and lovingkindness towards all the world.
One should cultivate an unbounded mind, above and below
and across, without obstruction, without enmity, without
rivalry. Standing, or going, or seated, or lying down, as long
as one is free from drowsiness, one should practice this
mindfulness.This, they say, is the holy state here.
Part of the Tripitaka canon (Buddhist)
Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my
Grandfather, all over the Earth the
faces of living things are all alike.
With tenderness have these have
come up out of the ground.
Look upon these faces of children without
number and with children in their arms
that they may face the winds and walk
the good road to the day of quiet.
Black Elk (1863-1950)
Holy man of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux)
May I be medicine for the sick and weary. May I be their doctor
and their nurse until the sickness appears no more. May I quell
the pains of hunger and thirst with rains of food and drink. May I
be a torch for those in need of light, a bed for those in need
of a bed, and a servant for those in need of service.
Shantideva (8th century)
Indian Buddhist scholar
...and now, The Last Word:
Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.
Blessed Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (1910-1997)
Albanian Roman Catholic nun
Random Bonus Quote:
Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the
world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)
French Jesuit priest, paleontologist and philosopher