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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing daily
inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
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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 'Araqi (1213-1289)
Persian philosopher and mystic of the Islamic tradition
From "The World's Wisdom,"
by Philip Novak
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
need of light, a bed for those in need of a
bed, and a servant for those in need of service.
Shantideva (7th century)
Indian Buddhist scholar
I then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live
in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another through love, striving
to preserve the unity of the spirit through the
bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you
were also called to the one hope of your call; one
Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father
of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4: 1-6
New American Bible
Try to treat with equal love all the people
with whom you have relations. Thus the abyss
between 'myself' and 'yourself' will be filled
in, which is the goal of all religious worship.
Sri Anandamoyi Ma (1896-1982)
Spiritual teacher and guru from India
There are many kinds of barriers:
Those from within and those from
without. Barriers between people.
Barriers that prevent you from doing
good things. Barriers of your own mind
and your own hesitations. There are the
barriers that exist simply because you
are a limited being.
Joy breaks through all barriers.
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe;
words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman.
Courtesy of Chabad.org
Oh, the comfort...of feeling safe with a
person -- having neither to weigh thoughts
nor measure words, but pouring them all right
out, just as they are, chaff and grain
together; certain that a faithful hand will
take and sift them, keep what is worth
keeping, and then with the breath of kindness
blow the rest away.
Dinah Craik (1826-1887)
English novelist and poet
There is love like fire, and there is love like water.
Rabbi Schneur Zalman (1745-1812)
Founder of Chabad Judaism
When we come into contact with the other person,
our thoughts and actions should express our mind
of compassion, even if that person says and does
things that are not easy to accept. We practice in
this way until we see clearly that our love is not
contingent upon the other person being lovable.
Thich Nhat Hanh (1926- )
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk and author
And now the Last Word:
Human action has not woven the web of
life; we are but a thread in it. Whatever we
do to the web, we do to ourselves.
are bound together.
All things connect.
Chief Seattle (c. 1786-1866)
When your neighbor's wall is burning,
it becomes your business.
Horace (65 - 8 BC)
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