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, January 4, 2014
Daily Words of the Buddha for January 04, 2014
Yañca kāmasukhaṃ loke,
yañcidaṃ diviyaṃ sukhaṃ,
kalaṃ nāgghanti soḷasiṃ.
Any sensual bliss in the world,
any heavenly bliss,
isn't worth one sixteenth-sixteenth
of the bliss of the ending of craving.
Udāna 2.12 Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu