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, September 14, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for September 14, 2013
Kalyāṇamitto yo bhikkhu, sappatisso sagāravo;
Karaṃ mittānaṃ vacanaṃ, sampajāno patissato;
Pāpuṇe anupubbena, sabbasaṃyojanakkhayaṃ.
When a bhikkhu has good friends, and is reverential and respectful;
Doing what one's friends advise, clearly comprehending and mindful;
One may progressively attain the destruction of all fetters.
Itivuttaka 1.17 The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland