Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, worship, psychic control or philosophy — by one, or more, or all of these — and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, dogmas, rituals, books, temples, and forms, are but secondary details. -- Swami Vivikenanda
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for August 20, 2013
Yassa nittiṇṇo paṅko,
Sukhadukkhesu na vedhatī sa bhikkhū.
That bhikkhu who has crossed the mire,
Crushed the thorn of sensual desire,
And reached the destruction of delusion
Is not perturbed by pleasures and pains.
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland