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אמן ----- I AM YOUR GOD ----- آمين


...But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
God's latest entry is last: so scroll down to bottom of page to read latest wisdom.

יום שישי

 

~ NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST

My inspirational breath into these...

... the purpose of your life, and each life, *is in its being*. That being may include certain actions, but the acts themselves are only important in that they spring out of the essence of your life, *which simply by being* is bound to fulfill its purposes

There are people that at times have abreathtaking inspiration and come up with a wonderful image or aphorism.
In that very moment I am in them and they are in Me.
I inspire all that is beautiful, all that makes Man excell himself. Goodness, idealism, poetry and lyricism, music and melody.
Listen to Me, I Am Your GOD
I Am GOD
I Am The Almighty
I am the Breath of Life
The Inspiration
The Spirit of the Universe
Listen...

Here's a few friends of Mine:

Whatever it is, if it doesn't make you happy, walk away, give it away to someone else who wants it. Let it be THEIR next dream; let it flee from you. You're emptying out your limitations when you do that. Then you have ROOM to grow, to allow magnificent things to fill the vacuum of those seemingly empty places. When you hold onto yesterday, when you hold onto dead and dying adventures, you have no room in your box for greatness

...My friend Mark Twain:
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt

My extremely good friend Albert Einstein:
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut

and more from inspired others...

"To be yourself, in a world that tries, night and day, to make you just like everybody else - is to fight the greatest battle there ever is to fight, and never stop fighting..." - e.e. cummings

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet

"Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him." - Rumi

"A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day." - Emily Dickinson

Hear these...

"People living deeply have no fear of death." - Anais Nin

"Laughter is a tranquillizer with no side effects." - Arnold Glasgow

"I will work my own way, according to the light that is in me." - Lydia Maria Child

"The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them." - P.D. Ouspensky

"The best mind-altering drug is truth." - Lily Tomlin

"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who hunts monsters should see to, that in the process, he does not become a monster himself." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"You must be the change you wish to see in this world" - Gandhi

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise: seek what they sought." - Basho

"Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected." - Gandhi

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." - Longfellow

"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." - William A. Ward

"Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." - Gilda Radner

Make space in your heart for these:

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth." - Niels Bohr

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation." - Pearl S. Buck

"He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today." - Tryon Edwards

"Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." - Barbara Johnson

"It is not neccessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." - W. Edwards Deming

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." - Epictetus

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." - Betty Smith

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde

"Don't let school interfere with your education." - Mark Twain

"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts." - Henry Adams

"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." - William Yeats

"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." - Alan Ashley-Pitt

"What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatsoever that it is not entirely absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." - Bertrand Russell

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau

"Some trees grow very tall and straight and large in the forest close to each other, but some must stand by themselves or they won't grow at all." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be." - Ellen Burnstyn

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this... you haven't." - Unknown
"It's better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all." - Anne Bradstreet

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are there." - Yasutani Roshi

"If the mind be fixed on the acquirement of any object, that object will be attained." - Buddha

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved byunderstanding." - Albert Einstein

"Patience will achieve more than force." - Edmund Burke

"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind." - Leonardo da Vinci

"Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot

"The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

"Many people suffer with their thoughts, not knowing that revealing them on paper, continuously over a two hour period, removes the stinging bitterness which they are tightly wrapped within." - Asmos

A spark of light from My Mind, shared by a few...

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." - Chuang-tzu

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

"The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion." - Carl G. Jung

"Mysticism occurs whenever a human being sees the separation between the natural and the supernatural, the temporal and the eternal, as overcome." - Albert Schweitzer

"We are all cells in the same body of humanity." - Peace Pilgrim

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa

These are in Me, as I Am in them:

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye." - Bhagavad Gita

"He is enlightened, liberated, who sees all things as One - Unseparated." - Angelus Silesius

"Every experience that comes to you is an opportunity to birth your Divinity." - Richard Levy

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King Jr

"If you stand straight do not fear a crooked shadow." - Chinese Proverb

"'There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.' said Sherlock Holmes." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"If a man's mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure." - Buddha

"To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it." - Ken Keyes, Jr

"Consciously or unconciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and we will make not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large." - Gandhi

"Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying." - Baba Ram Dass

"In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow - your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity." - Kahlil Gibran

"At the center of your being you have the answer; You know who you are and you know what you want." - Lao-tzu

"Paradise is always where love dwells." - Richter

"Integrity has no need of rules." - Albert Camus

"When it's cold, water freezes into ice; when it's warm, ice melts into water. Similarly, when you are confused, essence freezes into mind; when you are enlightened, mind melts into essence." - Muso Kokushi

"The more talking and thinking, the farther from the Truth." - Seng-Ts'an

"It is always there, right where you are; if you seek it, obviously you do not see it." - Muso Kokushi

"As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me." - Peace Pilgrim

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." - Hermann Hesse

"The water a cow laps turns into milk; the water a snake licks changes into poison." - Zen saying

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." - Einstein

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." - Einstein

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Einstein

"...one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought." - Einstein

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Einstein

"To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms, this knowledge, this feeling, is at the centre of true religiousness." - Einstein

"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm." - Disraeli

"When the mind is silent, beyond weakness or non-concentration, then it can enter into a world which is far beyond the mind: the highest End." - Upanishads

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." - Goldsmith

"If you want to make an enemy, try to change someone." - Robert Anthony

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right." - Hannah Whitall Smith

"If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work." - Kahlil Gibran

"...solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition..." - Amelia Barr

"Not all people are called to be hermits, but all people need enough silence and solitude in their lives to enable the deep inner voice of their own true self to be heard at least occasionally." - Thomas Merton

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

"A person desperately searching for love is like a fish desperately searching for water." - Deepak Chopra

"We need the tonic of wilderness... we can never have enough of nature." - Henry David Thoreau

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." - Albert Einstein

"To open the individual path inward is the most exalted of human endeavors..." - James Perkins

"Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of the genius." - Gibbon

"Great souls are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world." - Emerson

"I love a broad margin to my life." - Henry David Thoreau

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." - Buddha

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Gandhi

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world." - Shakespeare

"I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong." - Leo Rosten

"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace." - Schweitzer

"The best way to know God is to love many things." - Vincent van Gogh

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment." - Rumi

"When we have seen Reality, there is not a grain of dust which has not a sublime meaning." - Vanderleeuw

"Lift the stone and you will find me, cleave the wood and I am there." - Jesus
"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet." - James Oppenheim

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Schweitzer

"...that best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." - William Wordsworth

"One should count each day a separate life." - Seneca

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Gandhi

"It is not so much our friend's help that helps us, as the confidence of their help." - Epicurus

"Intense love does not measure; it just gives." - Mother Teresa

"If you want to know the past, look at your present life. If you want to know the future, look at your present." - Buddha

"The words 'I am...' are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you." - A.L. Kitselman

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." - Kahlil Gibran

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough." - Frank Crane

Fine minds for deep insight:

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Charles Beard

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide." - Gandhi

"Remember: happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." - Roy Goodman

"There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

"The important thing is to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could be." - Charles DuBois

"Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you." - Madeline Bridges

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind." - Gandhi

"I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend." - Abraham Lincoln

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love." - Gandhi

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." - Harry Truman

"We don't see things as they are. We see them as *we* are." - Talmud

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." - Albert Einstein

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Claude M. Bristol

"As you believe, so you become. As you become, so you believe."

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Goethe

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The less you think of yourself, the less you become. The less you give credit to yourself for having intelligence, the more of an imbecile you become. The less beautiful you think you are, the more ugly you become. The more impoverished you think you are, the more wretched you become - because YOU have ordained it to be so." - Ramtha

"Each entity knows before he comes here that he is not coming back to be the grand beauty or the wealthy entity or the wretched pauper. He comes here because he wants to live here and to be enterprising in emotional learning on this level - to obtain EMOTIONAL understandings that he wants to fulfill within his being. That is the true treasure of your life experiences, whether here or on other planes or dimensions, for that is the only thing that remains with you throughout eternity." - Ramtha

"To be desireless, there is nothing wrong with that at all. I will tell you why. Most that are filled with unquenchable desires never know who they are for they are too busy wanting. When you realize that everything you want is within you, then the Source brings a treasure at your doorstep and leaves it there every moment of being. And you have everything you ever wanted - YOU." - Ramtha

"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'." - Unknown Cowboy

"Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be." - Lactantius

So, this is My Wisdom, from the mouth of my children

صِرَاطِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ أَلَا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَصِيرُ الأمُورُ


The path of Allah, Whose is whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth ~ now surely to Allah do all affairs eventually come


"When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson

"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

"Time has a very elastic quality. It depends upon the will and desire of the individual as to what he or she can accomplish within the time allotted." - Jesse Holmes

"You can't lose anything because you never had it. The only thing you've ever really had is yourself." - Deepak Chopra

"Many have not been told that birth into a physical world is a death in the spiritual worlds from which they came. Hence most are never aware that death in the physical world is merely a birth into other dimensions of life." - Jesse Holmes

"Few people will dispute that in the world of nature everything reacts to an exact law; and physical as these laws seem in their outworking, they all originate from the spiritual universe. There can be no haphazard methods, for nature is very drastic with delinquents. This also happens in the spiritual spheres where the smallest action calls forth an exact reaction. This means that man's thoughts become his creations, that they become like angels of good and evil to him; so that when he views his life from some higher plane of existence, he well realizes the disastrous nature of those mental creations of his - of gloom, depression and selfishness - which were and are his mental children. "This has affected me deeply since my arrival here, for I was wont to create such characters, scenes and word-pictures. Mine was a vivid imagination; and, while I gave forth many a picture of joy, homeliness and beauty, my pen also depicted scenes of crudity, ugliness, crime and horror. While recognizing that such pictures may by their very contrast teach their lesson, on the other hand creations of ugliness and terror are apt to live on in men's minds, and fill them with violent and unhealthy vibrations. Now I gaze down into the lives of men and women who have been considerably influenced by me for either good or ill. This I tell you only to illustrate the lesson. "Some day every man will attain either the joy or the terror of seeing the effect of his creations, beautiful or the reverse; no matter whether they are merely fictitious characters or actual conditions of life resulting from actions of his which have considerably influenced the lives of others. He will then see his own personal contribution, be it positive or negative, to the collective whole."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, from the "after-death" state

"Don't feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road - turn around!" - Edgar Cayce

"Any pain that comes is to make you understand the nature of joy more deeply and bring you into joy." - Mother Meera

"When you know that you are eternal you can play your true role in time. When you know you are divine you can become completely human. When you know you are one with God you are free to become absolutely yourself..." - Mother Meera

"One common mistake is to think that one reality is THE reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one." - Mother Meera

"For the mind to flower it has to go beyond what it knows." - Mother Meera

"The true experience of bliss is without words." - Mother Meera

"In silence one can receive more because all one's activities become concentrated at one point. There is only one real rhythm; in silence you hear it. When you live to the rhythm of this silence, you become it, slowly; everything you do, you do to it." - Mother Meera

"Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity." - Thomas Merton

"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of freedom, spontaneity, and love." - Thomas Merton

"At the root of all war is fear; not so much the fear men have of one another as the fear they have of everything. It is not merely that they do not trust one another; they do not even trust themselves.... They cannot trust anything, because they have ceased to trust in God." - Thomas Merton

"We have to have a deep, patient compassion for the fears of men and irrational mania of those who hate or condemn us... We have to consider the fact that in its provocative aspect, non-violence may tend to harden the opposition and to confirm people in their righteous blindness." - Thomas Merton

"If you who are seeking love and truth cannot rise above the illusion of turmoil, how can those who are locked in it be helped? It is you who are empowered through the strength of your love, your commitment to truth, who will bring about the elevation of consciousness of those who are wracked in such fear that they would destroy the world rather than acknowledge their own terror." - Emmanuel

"There is never any justification for violence, for hatred, for murder. Those who indulge in violence for whatever reason are themselves changed, and the purity of their [soul] purpose adulterated." - Seth

"With a sense of humor, hate is all too funny and therefore it loses its power. Love, on the other hand, even with a sense of humor, becomes highly precious and large enough so that it can contain old hatreds quite nicely." - Seth

"When you look into yourself, the very effort involved extends the limitations of your consciousness, expands it, and allows the egotistical self to use its abilities that it often does not realize it possesses." - Seth

"If you want to know what you think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others and you will find the answer." - Seth

"Say to yourself 'That is in the past. Now in this new moment, this new present, I am already beginning to change for the better.'" - Seth

"In spontaneity there is a discipline that utterly escapes you, and an order beyond any that you know. Spontaneity knows its own order." - Seth

"The people that you can help now and the particular good that you can do, can never be done in precisely the same way." - Seth

"That is why I am teaching you how to become more unlimited in your thought processes. For the more unlimited your thinking becomes, the more unlimited your life shall become - wherever you are. The greater the heaven you create here, within your own kingdom of thought and emotion, the greater the heaven you will experience when you leave this plane. Those whose thoughts are steeped in guilt, judgment of self and others, and bitterness and hatred toward their brothers, will leave this plane only to continue to experience those attitudes until they learn from them - until they have had their gut full of them and realize that there are grander ways to be and greater heavens to experience." - Ramtha

"Wisdom is accumulated emotion. That is what makes each entity different from all others who come to this plane. You will not experience the things you have already experienced and understood, for you will have no DESIRE to. The things that you have yet to understand, adventures that hold the promise of fulfillment and wisdom, you will always be drawn to, for they will excite you, tempt you, intrigue you, puzzle you. If you will simply allow yourself to be, and listen to the urgings within your being, the feelings within you, you will always be experiencing what you are most needing in order to expand your wondrous self into greater wisdom and perpetual joy." - Ramtha

"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy." -- Christopher Dawson

"You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long." -- Boris Yelstin

"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail." -- Abraham Maslow

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks & stones." -- Albert Einstein

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

"If you who are seeking love and truth cannot rise above the illusion of turmoil, how can those who are locked in it be helped? It is you who are empowered through the strength of your love, your commitment to truth, who will bring about the elevation of consciousness of those who are wracked in such fear that they would destroy the world rather than acknowledge their own terror." -- Emmanuel

"The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe." -- Joanna Macy

"Every human being is your counterpart. Every other human being possesses and embodies aspects of yourself: your dreams, your sorrows, your hope that your life will not turn out to be a joke. For each of us there was a time when the world was young, a springtime of spirit that was later tested by the winters of discontent; and in the midst of each of our lives lies the haunting shadow of death. Therefore we are all quite alike; indeed at the core we are all one, all lost - and found - in the same mysterious enterprise that is life. Hold this in your heart as you go about your day, and the world will cease to be inhabited by strangers, and the burden of life itself will no longer be a process of loneliness." - Daphne Rose Kingma

Some from my good advocate John Donne:

"And into that gate they shall enter, and in that house they shall dwell, where there shall be no Cloud nor Sun, no darkenesse nor dazzling, but one equall light, no noyse nor silence, but one equall musick, no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession, no foes nor friends, but one equall communion and Identity, no ends nor beginnings, but one equall eternity."

and this excellent rendition of My Entity:

"We can express God himselfe in no clearer termes, nor in termes expressing more Dignity, then in saying we cannot expresse him."

And here's my friend Mohandas K. Gandhi:

Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.
Democracy and violence can ill go together.
Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.
Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.
It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend. There is no merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Violent means will give violent freedom.
However much I may sympathize with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Man and his deed are two distinct things. Whereas a good deed should call forth approbation, and a wicked deed disapprobation, the doer of the deed, whether good or wicked always deserves respect or pity as the case may be.
Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which though easy enough to understand is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
Non-violence and cowardice are contradictory terms. Non-violence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice. Non-violence springs from love, cowardice from hate. Non-violence always suffers, cowardice would always inflict suffering. Perfect non-violence is the highest bravery. Non-violent conduct is never demoralizing, cowardice always is.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Destruction is not the law of humans. Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him. Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may. We are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.
It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.
Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man...

Finally, to conclude with warning words from Steven Weinberg:

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

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Good


AUM
It is the inner soul of all beings.
From it comes fire whose fuel is the sun,
from the moon, rain, plants on the earth;
the male pours seed in the female;
thus creatures are produced from the Spirit


AMEN
A[l] Me[lech] N[e'eman]
Lord God King Who is Trustworthy
Signore Dio Re Fiducia e Verità
So Be It
אמן amen آمين
Amen Cosí Sia
So sei es
Ainsi que ce soit
Seja assim ele
Tan sea
Adonoy Eloheynu Adonoy Echod
Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad
Baruchj Shem k'vod makchuso l'olom vo-ed
Barukh Shem k'vod malkhuto l'olam va-ed
V-ohavto es Adonoy Eloecho b-chol l'vovcho u-v-chol naf'sh'cho u-v-chol m'odecho
V-ahavta et Adonai Elohecha b-chol l'vavcha u-v-chol naf'sh'cha u-v-chol m'odecha
V-hoyu ha-d'vorim ho-ayleh asher onochi m'tzav'cho ha-yom al-l'vovecho
V-hayu ha-d'varim ha-ayleh asher anochi m'tzav'cha ha-yom al l'vavecha
Ani Adonly Elohaychem, Adonoy Elohaychem emes
Ani Adonai Elohaychem, Adonai Elohaycham emet

אמן AMEN آمين









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