'The precepts of religion that were so helpful in the beginning may become obstacles as you proceed ever deeper into the heart of heresy...To enter into the ultimate truth, you need to leave your horse behind and walk alone into the uncharted territory of the soul. There you may find that you need to behave in ways that would have been unthinkable when you were closely following the formulas and rules of behaviour prescribed by the religion into which you were born...How strange that your personal path to God often seems to be blocked or criticised by the priests of religion...Do you dare break free of the confining rules? Do you dare to follow your own truth, even it starts leading you astray from the path of your religion? What if this breaking free is the only way that you can really understand the truth of your religion? Can you follow the inner impulse...?' (‘The Forbidden Rumi’)
'Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.' (Buddha, Kalama Sutta)
Friday, 29 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
(Chipmunk is a British rapper. Chris Brown is an American singer.)
'Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.'
(Dale Breckenridge Carnegie, 1888-1955)
at Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
(Jennifer Lynn Lopez (b.1969) is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality,
fashion designer and television producer.)
'There are many ways to access the divine within...music, dance,
poetry, meditation, silence and solitude...'
at Friday, April 01, 2011