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
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for August 31, 2013
Mātā yathā niyaṃ
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ.
As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart
with regard to all beings.
Sutta Nipāta 1.149 Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu