Bonus quote: The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the
worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the
prayer is. To the quiet mind all things are possible.

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
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Photo by Chuck Bowman


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And now, the Last Word:
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Bonus Quote: What happens to the hole
when the cheese is gone?

Bertolt Brecht
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Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all
the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven; and
said, "O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above
or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to
thy servants who walk before thee with all their heart..."

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest
heaven cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have

Let these words of mine, wherewith I have made supplication before
the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, and may he
maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel, as
each day requires; that all the peoples of the earth may know that the
Lord is God; there is no other.

1 Kings 8:22-23, 27, 59-60
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

William Blake (1757-1827)
English poet, painter and printmaker
A monk asked Master Haryo, "What is the way?"
Haryo said, "An open-eyed man falling into the well.

Zen koan
Am I a God (only) from nearby -- says Hashem -- and not a God from afar? Can a man hide in
concealments and that I not see him? -- the word of Hashem! Do I not fill the heaven and the earth?

Jeremiah 23: 23-24
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications, Ltd.
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...The supreme super-intelligence responsible for creating the universe has also
made it full of wonder and beauty. The creation does not just exist, but has been
decorated in a way that cannot be matched by scientists or artists; a design which
allows an infinite range of disciplines. For example, there is physics, biology,
chemistry, medicine, gardening, marketing, sports, communications, etc. The list is
endless. Also each discipline has infinite knowledge. No one can exhaust knowledge
on just one discipline, never mind any others. The human race as a collective cannot
exhaust knowledge even on a small subset of these disciplines. It is a good thing that
we do not have to do this to enjoy the genius with which we are being indulged. To
appreciate the wonderful creation only requires an open mind...

So not only are there infinite disciplines which engage our interest, but these
interests contain infinite levels to understand also. There are also, of course, infinite
levels of interactions between these disciplines, each interaction being a discipline in
its own right. There are also multiple interactions ad infinitum. I think one can
begin to form a picture regarding the extent of Divine genius...

From "Just How Brilliant is God?"
By Anand Singh
found on
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself,
  and all the while
A great wind is bearing me across the sky.

Ojibwa saying
(Native Americans also known as the Chippewa)
It is a greater thing and a better prayer to live in Him Who is Infinite, and to rejoice that He is Infinite,
than to strive always to press His infinity into the narrow space of our own hearts. As long as I am
content to know that He is infinitely greater than I, and that I cannot know Him unless He shows
Himself to me, I will have Peace, and He will be near me and in me, and I will rest in Him.  

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
Trappist monk, theologian, poet, author, social activist

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Knock on the sky and listen to the sound!

Zen saying
G-d is not just big -- He is infinite.
If He were only "big", then those
things that are small would be further
from Him and those things that are
big would be closer. But to the
Infinite, big and small are irrelevant
terms. He is everywhere and He is
found wherever He wishes to be

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Seventh Rebbe (spiritual leader) the Chabad/Lubavitch
branch of Chassidic Judaism

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