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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: The Cosmic View
This page changes each weekday.


    At the top of the Home Page:
    --Your mission
            --Hold infinity in your palm...

    Midway down the page:
    --You are a spark of His Glory
             --The Ocean of God's goodness

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Enlightenment
         --As the atom...

    And the Last Word: Goethe
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Bonus quote: The notes I handle no better than many
pianists. But the pauses between the notes---ah, that is
where the art resides!

Artur Schnabel (1882-1951)
Polish classical pianist
Photo by Stephen Bowman
Now

For hundreds of years, perhaps since the beginning of
Creation, a piece of the world has been waiting for your
soul to purify and repair it.

And your soul, from the time it was first emanated and
conceived, waited above to descend to this world and
carry out that mission.

And your footsteps were guided to reach that place.

And you are there now.

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
The seventh Rebbe of the Chabad/Lubavitch branch of Chassidic Judaism
Reprinted with permission. www.Chabad.org
To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

William Blake (1757-1827)
English poet, painter, printmaker
Photo: Chuck Bowman
You have come from God, you are a spark of His Glory;
you are a wave in that Ocean of Bliss; you will get
peace only when you again merge in Him.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba (b. 1926)
Indian Spiritual Leader
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical
universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

Alan Watts (1915-1973)
American writer, speaker and interpreter of Asian philosophies
Let us throw ourselves into the ocean of God's
goodness, where every failing will be cancelled and
anxiety turned into love.

St. Paul of the Cross (1694-1775)
Greatest Catholic mystic of the 18th century, founder of the Passionists order
Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great, the moon is
reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole
moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop
on the grass.

Dogen (1200-1253)
A leading religious figure of his time, founder of the Soto school of Zen
Buddhism in Japan
Dogen Zenji
Photo by Stephen Bowman
As is the human body,
so is the cosmic body.
As is the human mind,
so is the cosmic mind.
As is the microcosm,
so is the macrocosm.
As is the atom,
so is the universe.

The Upanishads
Part of the Vedas forming the Hindu scriptures

    All life's forms are akin, yet none
    is like to another: they are a Choir
    that makes God's hidden art manifest.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
    German poet, novelist, dramatist, humanist,
    scientist, theorist, painter