|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. This Home Page is changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are warmly
invited to read every quote posted for each theme, or simply to read those that interest you. They are
offered in the belief that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and that finding the commonality
in religions is more important than pointing up the differences. Religion is precious gift that blesses the
individual and uplifts the community. 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.
The divine world is manifestly a world of lights; therefore, a man
has need of illumination here. That is a world of love; the love of
God is essential. It is a world of perfections; virtues, or perfections,
must be acquired. That world is vivified by the breaths of the Holy
Spirit; in this world we must seek them. That is the Kingdom of
everlasting life; it must be attained during this vanishing existence.
But if (man) possesses the knowledge of God, becomes ignited
through the fire of the love of God, witnesses the great and mighty
signs of the Kingdom, becomes the cause of love among mankind
and lives in the utmost state of sanctity and holiness, he shall
surely attain to second birth, be baptized by the Holy Spirit
and enjoy everlasting existence.
Persian, head of the Baha'i faith after his father,
Baha'u'llah, who founded the religion
Every word of every tongue is Love telling a story to her own ears.
Every thought in every mind, She whispers a secret to her own Self.
Every vision in every eye, She shows her beauty to her own sight.
Love courses through everything. No, Love is everything.
How can you say, there is no love, when nothing but Love exists?
All that you see has appeared because of Love.
All shines from Love,
All pulses with Love,
All flows from Love -
No, once again, all is Love!
Fakhruddin Iraqi, aka 'Araqui' (1213-1289)
Persian philosopher and mystic (Sufi)
Excerpted from "The World's Wisdom,"
by Philip Novak
And now, the Last Word:
For everything that lives is holy,
life delights in life.
William Blake (1757-1827)
English poet, painter, printmaker
When you understand one thing
through and through,
you understand everything.
Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971)
Soto Zen priest