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, November 7, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for November 07, 2013
Na jaccā vasalo hoti
na jaccā hoti brāhmaṇo.
Kammunā vasalo hoti,
kammunā hoti brāhmaṇo
One is not low because of birth
nor does birth make one holy.
Deeds alone make one low,
deeds alone make one holy.
Sutta Nipāta 1.136 Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika