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
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for October 17, 2013
Sukhā virāgatā loke
asmimānassa yo vinayo
etaṃ ve paramaṃ sukhaṃ.
Freedom from lust is happiness in the world,
the going beyond all sensual desires.
But the crushing out of the conceit "I am"--
this is the highest happiness.
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika