|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration,
quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
However you worship, I hope this
site enhances your journey. Let us meet regularly and build
a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
As God is higher than man, so is he readier to give than man is to receive.
Not by his fasts and vigils and his many outward works does a man prove
his progress in the virtuous life, but it is a sure sign of his growth if he finds
eternal things more and more attractive than the things that pass...
Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)
German theologian, philosopher and Christian mystic
In a commencement speech given on May 15, 2000 at Emerson
College in Boston, multi-billionaire Ted Turner talks about success:
"It's all relative...I sit down and say, I've only got $10 billion, but
Bill Gates has $100 billion; I feel like I'm a complete failure in life.
So billions won't make you happy if you're worried about someone
who's got more than you...So don't let yourself get caught in a trap
of measuring your success by how much material success you have."
Excerpted from "Perfect Illustrations,"
Tyndale House Publishers, 2002
There are many things we are unable to leave
behind us, which trap us. Practice looking deeply
into these things. In the beginning, you may think
that they are vital to your happiness, but they
may actually be obstacles to your true happiness,
causing you to suffer. If you are not able to be
happy because you are caught by them, leaving them
behind will be a source of joy for you...
Thich Nhat Hanh (1926- )
Excerpted from "Essential Writings,"
Orbis Books, 2004
A lover of money will never be satisfied with money; a lover of
abundance has no wheat. This, too, is futility! As goods increase,
so do those who consume them; what advantage, then, has
the owner except what his eyes see? Sweet is the sleep of
the laborer, whether he eats little or much; the satiety
of the rich does not let him sleep.
Ecclesiastes 5: 9-11
The Stone Edition Tanach
Remember that what you have now was once
among the things you only hoped for.
Epicurus (c. 341-270 B.C.)
Ancient Greek philosopher
...(W)e are God's children, and He delights in blessing His own.It is His
desire to show us all His kingdom has to offer us...
The more we worship God, the more He is magnified in our hearts,
where we know Him as the Father who loves us; and our minds;
where we know Him as the Supplier of our needs. And when
He appears great and awesome to us, our problems will
wither and become microscopic before Him.
Excerpted from "Loved by God,"
by T. D. Jakes
Bethany House, 2000
And now, the Last Word:
The one thing God doesn't have is lack.
So, what we can offer him is our need.
Shams-e-Tabrizi (died 1248)
Iranian Sufi mystic
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what
may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
American Founding Father, author, printer
and so many other accomplishments
Thich Nhat Hanh;
Book of Ecclesiastes;