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A nd the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace,
And those who spend [part of] the night to their Lord prostrating and standing in prayer





Islam Quote n°4563 | 
AL FURQAN 25.63-64 

   




W e have no freedom to achieve our goal
Until from Self and fools we free the soul.
To be admitted past the veil you must
Be dead to all the crowd considers just
Once past the veil you understand the Way
From which the crowd's glib courtier blindly stray
If you have any will, leave women's stories,
And even if this search for hidden glories
Proves blasphemy at last, be sure our quest
Is not mere talk but an exacting test.
The fruit of love's great tree is poverty
Whoever knows this knows humility





Islam / Sufism Quote n°4527 | 
The Conference of the Birds 

   




F or [the ancestors] Soma is purified,
some accept the molten butter;
to the company of those, for
whom the honey flows, let him go!

To the company of those who
are invincible by spiritual discipline (tapas),
and through spiritual discipline have gone to heaven,
to men of great spiritual fire, let him go!

To the company of those who
fight contested battles, heroes
who cast away their lives, to those who
made a thousand gifts, let him go!

To those ancient followers
of the Law, steadfast in the Law,
who furthered the Law, to the Fathers, Yama,
great in their spiritual fire, let him go!

To the sage-poets, the leaders
of thousands, those who protect the sun,
to the Rishis of great spiritual discipline,
born of spiritual discipline, Yama! let him go!





Hinduism Quote n°4250 | 
Rig Veda 10.154.1-5 

   




W hich of these two came earlier, which came later?
How did they come to birth? Who, O Seers, can discern it?
They contain within them all that has a name,
while days and nights revolve as on a wheel.

You two, though motionless and footless, nurture
a varied offspring having feet and movement.
Like parents clasping children to their bosoms,
O Heaven and Earth, deliver us from evil!

These twin maidens (day and night), like two friendly sisters
nestled close together, rest in their parents' bosom
and kiss together the center of the world.
O Heaven and Earth, deliver us from evil!





Hinduism Quote n°4157 | 
Rig Veda 1.185.1,2,5 

   




G rant me, Lord, special grace to rest in Thee above all creatures, above all health and fairness, above all glory and honor, above all dignity and power, above all wisdom and policy, above all riches and crafts, above all gladness of body and of soul, above all fame and praising, above all sweetness and consolation, above all hope and promise, above all merit and desire, above all gifts and rewards that Thou mayst give or send besides Thyself, and above all joy and mirth that man's heart or mind may feel. And also above all angels and all the company of heavenly spirits, above all things that are not Thyself.

For Thou, Lord God, art most good, most high, most mighty, most sufficient and most full of goodness; most sweet, most comfortable, most fair, most loving, most noble, and most glorious above all things; in whom all goodness and perfection is, has been, and ever shall be. And therefore whatsoever Thou givest me besides Thyself, it is little and insufficient to me; for my heart may not rest nor fully be pacified so that it ascend above all gifts and above all manner of things that are created, unless in Thee :

0 my Lord, most loving spouse, most pure I-over and governor of every creature! Who shall give me wings of perfect liberty that I may fly high and rest in Thee! 0 when shall I gather myself together in Thee so perfectly that I shall -not, for Thy love, feel myself, but Thee alone, above myself and above all bodily things, and that Thou shalt visit me in such a way as Thou dost visit Thy faithful lovers? ...





Christianity Quote n°3823 | 
History of Myticism, Abhayananda, 1998; p. 292 

   




B rothers, my peace is in my aloneness.
My Beloved is alone with me there, always.
I have found nothing in all the worlds
That could match His love,
This love that harrows the sands of my desert.
If I come to die of desire
And my Beloved is still not satisfied,
I would live in eternal despair.

To abandon all that He has fashioned
And hold in the palm of my hand
Certain proof that He loves me---
That is the name and the goal of my search.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3148 | 
translation by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut - 'Perfume of the Desert' 

   




W onder from these thousand of "me's",
which one am I?
Listen to my cry, do not drown my voice
I am completely filled with the thought of you.
Don't lay broken glass on my path
I will crush it into dust.
I am nothing, just a mirror in the palm of your hand,
reflecting your kindness, your sadness, your anger.
If you were a blade of grass or a tiny flower
I will pitch my tent in your shadow.
Only your presence revives my withered heart.
You are the candle that lights the whole world
and I am an empty vessel for your light.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3143 | 
"Hidden Music" - Maryam Mafi & Azima Melita Kolin 

   




O h! Supreme Lover!
Let me leave aside my worries.
The flowers are blooming
with the exultation of your Spirit.

By Allah!
I long to escape the prison of my ego
and lose myself
in the mountains and the desert.

These sad and lonely people tire me.
I long to revel in the drunken frenzy of your love
and feel the strength of Rustam in my hands.

I'm sick of mortal kings.
I long to see your light.
With lamps in hand
the sheikhs and mullahs roam
the dark alleys of these towns
not finding what they seek.

You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing your praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3139 | 
The Love Poems of Rumi' - Deepak Chopra & Fereydoun Kia 

   




I n the dead of night, a Sufi began to weep.
He said, "This world is like a closed coffin, in which
We are shut and in which, through our ignorance,
We spend our lives in folly and desolation.
When Death comes to open the lid of the coffin,
Each one who has wings will fly off to Eternity,
But those without will remain locked in the coffin.
So, my friends, before the lid of this coffin is taken off,
Do all you can to become a bird of the Way to God;
Do all you can to develop your wings and your feathers."





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3135 | 
translation by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut - 'Perfume of the Desert' 

   




O ut of Supreme love they swallow up each other
But separate again for the joy of being two.

They are not completely the same but neither are they different.
No one can tell exactly what they are.

How intense is their longing to be with each other.
This is their greatest bliss.
Never, not even in jest,
Do they allow their unity to be disturbed.

They are so averse to separation
That even though they have become this entire world,
Never for a moment do they let a difference come between them. […]

They created a difference to enjoy this world.
When that "difference" had one glimpse of their intimacy
It could not help but merge back into the bliss of their eternal union. […]

They become two for the sake of a divine play,
But in every moment they seek to become one again. […]

How can we distinguish these two from each other?
He appears because of Her,
And She exists because of Him. […]

To capture light we take hold of fire.
To capture the Supreme Shiva we must take hold of Shakti. […]

An object has a reflection:
When looking we see two images, yet there is only one thing.
Likewise, this world is a reflection of the Supreme Lord.
We may see two,
Yet only One exists.

Out of pure emptiness
She gives rise to the entire world.
Everything depends on Her.
Yet She exists
only because of Her Lord. […]

Merged in unity
there was nothing to do.
So Shakti, the bringer of good fortune,
Created this world for the sake of divine play.

She reveals Her Lord's splendor
by melting Herself and becoming everything;
And He glorifies Her
by hiding Himself completely. […]

He is so mysterious and subtle,
That while apparent
He cannot be seen.
It is by Her grace alone that He comes into being. […]

While He is sleeping,
She gives birth to all that exists and all that does not exist.
When She is sleeping, He has no form at all.

Look!
He is hidden, and cannot be found without Her.
For they are mirrors, each revealing the other. […]

She is His very form,
But Her radiance comes from Him.
Blending into one, they enjoy the nectar of their own union.

Shiva and Shakti are one,
Like air and the wind,
Like gold and its luster,

Shiva and Shakti cannot be separated.
They are like musk and its fragrance, like fire and its heat.

In the light of the Sun there is no difference between day and night.
In the Light of the Supreme Truth there is no difference between Shiva and Shakti. […]

Jnanadeva says,
I honor the union of Shiva and Shakti, who devour this world of name and form like a sweet dish.
All that remains is the One."

Embracing each other they merge into One,
As darkness merges with the light
At the breaking of dawn.

When we discover their Unity,
All words and all thoughts dissolve into silence,
Just as when the Universal Deluge comes, the waters of the ocean, and those of the Ganges, will merge into one …

The air and the wind will merge into the endless sky;
The sun and its light will merge into the Universal Fire.

With a true vision of them, the seer and the seen merge into one.
Again I honor the two who are one.

They are like an ocean of knowledge.
And only those who throw themselves in can drink of their waters.

I appear separate from them just so I can honor them.
But that separation is not real, it is only in name.





Hinduism Quote n°3114 | 
in Jonathan Star, the Inner Treasure, Tarcher Putnam, translated by Jonathan Star and Julle Lal from the Amritanubhava, Chapter 1. 

   




T he shadows of evening grow deep while love comes in to soothe every mind and body.
Look out toward the last glow of sunlight and look in to an endless sky.
Drink the nectar from the petals of your heart and let wave upon wave sweep through your body.
What glory in that ocean!
Listen!
The sound of conches!
The sound of bells!
Kabir says, "0 brother, listen! The Lord of all plays His song within you!"





Others Beliefs / Litterature Quote n°3106 | 
literal translations by Krishan Bakshi, Vinod Argawal, and Anand Mundra in Jonathan Star, the Inner Treasure, Tarcher Putnam. 

   




C ome, all you simple souls those without piety, grand talents, or lessons learned.

Come, all you who understand nothing of spiritual terms, who are filled with amazement at the eloquence of the learned.
Come, and I will teach you the secret, unreachable by those brilliant scholars-
The secret of perfection.
You will find this perfection within you, above you, below you, with every step you take.
Then you will be united with Godhand in hand you will walk.

Come, not to study the map of spiritual terrain,
But to possess it for yourself; To walk about in it without fear of going astray.

Why learn the theory of Divine Grace, and what it has been doing throughout the ages, when you can become and be the very instrument of its operation?

Come, not to discuss the words of others,
But to listen…
For in the sacredness of every moment
Divine Grace is telling you alone all that is required





Christianity / Catholicism Quote n°3093 | 
Ramiere, Rev. H., trans. Abandonment. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1887,pp. 79 

   




M y, soul said:
They brought me to God's workshop,
Where all things take form, and I flew.
Before this form of mine
even took shape-I flew and I flew.
And when I could fly no longer
They dragged me into this form,
and locked me into this house,
of water and clay.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3056 | 
Star, Jonathan, and Shiva, Shahram, trans. A Garden Beyond Paradise. New York: Bantam Books, 1992 

   




I hold you in my heart.
I rock and sing you to sleep.
You are everywhere in everyone,
he holy baby in all of us,
that plays there.

The beautiful one,
born when we love,
the glowing child.

You are the meaning that blooms in the heart.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2978 | 
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.99 

   




L et us drown ourselves in the ocean of nonexistence and come out cloaked with the garment of divine existence.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2964 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.98 

   




Y our enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven; see yourself in your Father's Palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as Celestial Joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the Angels. The bride of a monarch, in her husband's chamber, hath no such causes of delight as you. You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars: and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world, and more than so, because men are in it who are every one sole heirs as well as you. Till you can sing and rejoice and delight in God, as misers do in gold, and Kings in scepters, you never enjoy the world.
Till your spirit filleth the whole world, and the stars are your jewels; till you are as familiar with the ways of God in all Ages as with your walk and table; till you are intimately acquainted with that shady nothing out of which the world was made; till you love men so as to desire their happiness, with a thirst equal to the zeal of your own; till you delight in God for being good to all: you never enjoy the world. Till you more feel it than your private estate, and are more present in the hemisphere, considering the glories and the beauties there, than in your own house; till you remember how lately you were made, and how wonderful it was when you came into it; and more rejoice in the palace of your glory, than if it had been made but today morning.
Yet further, you never enjoy the world aright, till you so love the beauty of enjoying it, that you are covetous and earnest to persuade others to enjoy it…. The world is a mirror of infinite beauty, yet no man sees it. It is a Temple of Majesty, yet no man regards it. It is a region of Light and Peace, did not men disquiet it. It is the Paradise of God. It is more to man since he is fallen than it was before. It is the place of Angels and the Gate of Heaven. When Jacob waked out of his dream, he said "God is here, and I wist it not. How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the House of God and the Gate of Heaven.





Christianity Quote n°2848 | 
Thomas Traherne, taken from Thomas Traherne: Centuries, Poems, and Thanksgivings, edited by H. M. Margoliuth (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958) 

   




C hrist has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours, no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ's compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.





Christianity / Catholicism Quote n°2845 | 
Saint Teresa of Avila, from Eknath Easwaran's anthology God Makes the Rivers to Flow, copyright 1991, Nilgiri Press, Tornales, CA 94971. 

   




T o see a World in a grain of sand,

And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour …

The bat that flits at close of eve
Has left the brain that won't believe.
The owl that calls upon the night
Speaks the unbeliever's fright …

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine;
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine …

Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in Eternity…
The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar
Are waves that beat on Heaven's shore …

He who doubts from what he sees
Will never believe, do what you please.
If the Sun and Moon should doubt,
They'd immediately go out …

God appears, and God is Light,
To those poor souls who dwell in Night;
But does a Human Form display
To those who dwell in realms of Day.





Others Beliefs / Litterature Quote n°2839 | 
William Blake, taken from William Blake: Collected Poems (New York: Penguin, 1991). 

   




W hat does it matter to me if Gabriel salute the Virgin
If he does not also bring me the same marvellous news?

God is the Light of Light, my saviour is the sun,
The Virgin is the moon, and I am their secret joy.

Know that God becomes a child, lies in the virgin's womb
So I can grow like him, and gather to me Godhead.

When God lay hidden in a young virgin's womb
Then a miracle occurred; the point contained the circle.

Virginity is noble, but a mother you must also be
Or be a field stripped bare of all fertility.

The Virgin is a crystal, her son divine Light:
She is utterly pierced by him, yet stays untouched.

I must be the Virgin and give birth to God
Should I ever be graced divine beatitude.





Others Beliefs / Litterature Quote n°2838 | 
Angelus Silesius, translated from the German by Andrew Harvey in Teaching of the Christian Mystics. 

   




O grace abounding that had made me fit
to fix my eyes on the eternal light
until my vision was consumed in it!

I saw within its depth how it conceives
all things in a single volume bound by Love,
of which the universe is the scattered leaves;

substance, accident, and their relation
so fused that all I say could do no more
than yield a glimpse of that bright revelation.

I think I saw the universal form
that binds these things, for as I speak these words
I feel my joy swell and my spirits warm.

Twenty-five centuries since Neptune saw
the Argo's keel have not moved all mankind,
recalling that adventure, to such awe

as I felt in an instant. My tranced being
stared fixed and motionless upon that vision,
ever more fervent to see in the act of seeing.

Experiencing that Radiance, the spirit
is so indrawn it is impossible
even to think of ever turning from it.

For the good which is the will's ultimate object
is all subsumed in it; and, being removed,
all is defective which in it is perfect.

Now in my recollection of the rest
I have less power to speak than any infant
wetting its tongue yet at its mother's breast;

and not because that Living Radiance bore
more than one semblance, for it is unchanging
and is forever as it was before;

rather, as I grew worthier to see, the more I looked,
the more unchanging semblance
appeared to change with every change in me.

Within the depthless deep and clear existence
of that abyss of light three circles shown
three in color, one in circumference:

the second from the first, rainbow from rainbow;
the third, an exhalation of pure fire
equally breathed forth by the other two.

But 0 how much my words miss my conception,
which is itself so far from what I saw
that to call it feeble would be rank deception!

0 Light Eternal fixed in itself alone,
by itself alone understood, which from itself
loves and glows, self-knowing and self-known;

that second aureole which shone forth in Thee,
conceived as a reflection of the first
or which appeared so to my scrutiny

seemed in itself of its own coloration
to be painted with man’s image. I fixed my eyes
on that alone in rapturous contemplation.

Like a geometer wholly dedicated
to squaring the circle, but who cannot find,
think as he may, the principle indicated

so did I study the supernal face.
I yearned to know just how our image merges
into that circle, and how it here finds place;

but mine were not the wings for such a flight.
Yet, as I wished, the truth I wished for came
cleaving my mind in a great flash of light.

Here my powers rest from their high fantasy,
but already I could feel my being turned
instinct and intellect balanced equally

as in a wheel whose motion nothing jars
by the Love that moves the Sun and the other stars.





Christianity / Catholicism Quote n°2826 | 
Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, canto 33, translated by John Ciardi (New York: Penguin, I970). 

   




A ll Glory to you, most high, omnipotent, and good Lord
Praise and honor forever, and every blessing.
To you alone, most high One, should these be given
And no man is worthy of naming you.
Glory to you, my Lord, for all your creatures
Especially our brother, the sun,
Who is the day, and by whom you give us light:
He is beautiful and radiant with great splendor
And bears witness to you, most high One.
Glory to you, my Lord, for sister moon and the stars
You have made in heaven clear, precious, and beautiful.
Glory to you, my Lord, for brother wind
And for air and cloud and serene sky
And all the different weathers
By which you sustain all creatures.
Glory to you, my Lord, for sister water
Who is very useful and humble
And precious and pure.
Glory to you, my Lord, for brother fire
By whom you illumine night
And he is beautiful and joyful and robust and full of power.
Glory to you, my Lord, for our sister mother earth
Who sustains and governs us And produces different fruits
And brightly colored flowers and grass.
Glory to you, my Lord,
For those who forgive for love of you
And bear sickness and ordeals.
Happy are those who bear them in peace
For they will be crowned by you, most high Lord.
Glory be to you, my Lord,
For our sister bodily death
From whom no living man can escape.





Christianity / Catholicism Quote n°2816 | 
Saint Francis of Assisi, translated from the Italian by Andrew Harvey in teaching of the Christian Mystics. 

   




L ord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
0 divine Master, grant that
I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.





Christianity / Catholicism Quote n°2815 | 
Saint Francis of Assisi, translated from the Italian by Andrew Harvey in teaching of the Christian Mystics. 

   




C ome, true light.
Come, life eternal.
Come, hidden mystery.
Come, treasure without name.
Come, reality beyond all words.
Come, person beyond all understanding.
Come, rejoicing without end.
Come, light that knows no evening.
Come, unfailing expectation of the saved.
Come, raising of the fallen.
Come, resurrection of the dead.
Come all-powerful, for unceasingly you create, refashion and change all things by your will alone.
Come, invisible whom none may touch and handle.
Come, for you continue always unmoved, yet at every instant you are wholly in movement; you draw near to us who lie in hell, yet you remain higher than the heavens.
Come, for your name fills our hearts with longing and is ever on our lips; yet who you are and what your nature is, we cannot say or know. Come, Alone to the alone. Come, for you are yourself the desire that is within me. Come, my breath and my life. Come, the consolation of my humble soul. Come, my joy, my glory, my endless delight.





Christianity / Orthodoxy Quote n°2806 | 
Saint Symeon the New Theologian, adapted from the translation by Kallistos Ware in The Orthodox Way (Crestwood, NY: St. V1adimir's Seminary Press, 1979). 

   




A soul shall wake in the Inconscient's house;
The mind shall be God-vision's tabernacle,
The body intuition's instrument,
And life a channel for God's visible power





Hinduism Quote n°2717 | 
"Savitri" by Sri Aurobindo, in the Teaching of the Hindu Mystics, by Andrew Harvey, Shambala. 

   




B ETWEEN THE pillars of spirit and matter the mind has put up a swing.
There swings the bound soul and all the worlds with not even the slightest rest.
The sun and moon also swing, and there is no end to it.

The soul swings through millions of births like the endless circling of the sun and moon.
Billions of ages have passed with no sigh of relief.
The earth and sky swing,
Wind and water swing,
Taking a body, God Himself swings.


Kabir, the servant of God, has seen it all.
0 brother seekers!
Only while you are alive is there hope of finding Him.
While you are alive, meditate.
While you are alive, contemplate.
Only while you are alive can liberation be found.


If you do not cut the noose of your karma while living, what hope is there of liberation when you are dead?
It is a hopeless dream to think that union will come after the soul leaves the body.


What you get now is what you get then-
Otherwise, all you get is a stay in hell.
To Embrace the real, Recognize the true Guru,
Have faith in the power of the Name!
Kabir says,
"Only spiritual practice will get you across;
be addicted to this practice."





Others Beliefs / Litterature Quote n°2677 | 
Kabir, The Inner Treasure by jonathan Star (New York: Tarcher-Putnam, 1999). 

   




Y ESTERDAY,
I lived bewildered,
In illusion.

But now I am awake,
Flawless and serene,
Beyond the world.

From my light
The body and the world arise.

So all things are mine,
Or nothing is.

Now I have given up
The body and the world,
I have a special gift.

I see the infinite Self.

As a wave,
Seething and foaming,
Is only water

So all creation,
Streaming out of the Self,
Is only the Self.

Consider a piece of cloth.
It is only threads!

So all creation,
When you look closely,
Is only the Self.
Like the sugar
In the juice of the sugarcane,
I am the sweetness
In everything I have made.

When the Self is unknown
The world arises,
Not when it is known.

But you mistake
The rope for the snake.


When you see the rope,
The snake vanishes.

My nature is light,
Nothing but light.

When the world arises
I alone am shining.

When the world arises in me,
It is just an illusion:
Water shimmering in the sun,
A vein of silver in mother-of-pearl,
A serpent in a strand of rope.

From me the world streams out
And in me it dissolves,
As a bracelet melts into gold,
A pot crumbles into clay,
A wave subsides into water.

I adore myself,
How wonderful I am!

I can never die.

The whole world may perish,
From Brahma to a blade of grass,
But I am still here.

Indeed how wonderful!
I adore myself.

For I have taken form
But I am still one.

Neither coming or going,
Yet I am still everywhere….

I am the infinite ocean.

When thoughts spring up,
The wind freshens, and like waves
A thousand worlds arise.

But when the wind falls,
The trader sinks with his ship.

On the boundless ocean of my being
He founders,
And all the worlds with him.

But 0 how wonderful!

I am the unbounded deep
In whom all living things
Naturally arise,
Rush against each other playfully,
And then subside.





Hinduism Quote n°2675 | 
From The Heart of Awareness: A translation by Thomas Byrom. 

   




T wo birds of beautiful plumage, comrades
Inseparable, live on the selfsame tree.
One bird eats the fruit of pleasure and pain;
The other looks on without eating.





Hinduism Quote n°2644 | 
Shvetashvatara Upanishad, translated by Eknath Easwaran, 1987; Nilgiri Press, Tomales, California 

   




O nce I, Chuang Chou, dreamed that I was a butterfly and was happy as a butterfly. I was conscious that I was quite pleased with myself, but I did not know that I was Chou. Suddenly I awoke, and there I was, visibly Chou. I do not know whether it was Chou dreaming that he was a butterfly or the butterfly dreaming that it was Chou. Between Chou and the butterfly there must be some distinction. [But one may be the other.] This is called the transformation of things.




Daoism Quote n°2228 | 
Chuang Tzu, chapter II (NHCC, 1: 18a-48b), in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 8. 

   


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Quotes by sacred scriptures


Bahá’í
The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
The Hidden Words
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
The Kitáb-i-Íqán
The Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh
The Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh
The Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

Buddhism
Brahma Net Sutra
Buddha Speaks the Mahayana, Infinite Life, Adornment, Purity, Impartiality, and Enlightenment Sutra
The Amitayurbhavana Sutra
The Avatamsaka Sutra
The Bodhisattva Dwelling in the Womb Sutra
The Buddha Expounding Amitabha Sutra
The Cultivation Guidelines for Pure Land School Practitioners
The Dhammapada
The Discourse on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Action
The Eight Great Awakenings Sutra
The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra
The Lankavatara Sutra
The Lotus Sutra
The Maha Prajna Paramita
The Maha-Vaipulya Tathagata’s Unimaginable State Sutra
The Platform Sutra
The Seng-ts’an
The Shobo Genzo
The Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala The Layperson’s Code of Discipline
The Surangama Sutra
The Sutra in Forty-Two Sections
The Sutra of Immeasurable Life
The Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva
The Sutra of Visualization of the Buddha of Infinite Life
The Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas
The Sutra on Praise of the Pure Land and Protection by Shakyamuni
The Sutra on the Buddha’s Bequeathed Teaching
The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra
The Vajradhvaha Sutra
Upasaka Precepts Sutra
Various Sutras

Christianity
The Bible
The Corpus Hermetica
The Philokalia

Confucianism
Guidelines for Being a Good Person
The Bai Hu Tong
The Book of Etiquette & Ceremonial
The Book of Ode
The Book of Ritual
The Books of Changes
The Doctrine of Filial Piety
The Imperial Edict of Emperor Yong Zheng
The Luxuriant Dew of the Spring and Autumn Annals
The Zhongyong

Daoism
The 100 Diseases & Medicines
The Annals of Lu Buwei
The Huai-Nan Tzu
The Jade Emperor’s Mind Seal
The Liezi
The Qing Jing Jing
The Su Shu
The Tai Shang Lao Jun Jie Jing
The Tai Shang Sheng Xuan Xiao Zai Hu Ming Miao Jing
The Tai Shang Xu hang tian Zun Si Shi Jui Zhang Jing
The Tai Shang Xuan Ling Bei Dou Ben Ming Yan Sheng Zhen Jing
The treatise on the unseen merits
The Yellow Emperor’s scripture of the Unconscious Unification
Treatise of the Most Exalted One on Cause and Effect

Hinduism
Bhagavata Purana
Gautama Smriti
Padarthadharmasamgraha
Samkhya Sutra
Tantric scriptures
The Ashtavakra Gita
The Atharva Veda
The Avadhuta Gita
The Bhagavat Gita
The Bhakti Sutras
The Devi Gita
The Law of Manu
The Mahabarata
The Panchadasi
The Ramayana
The Rig Veda
The Sama Veda
The Thirrukkural
The Upanishads
The Vishnu Purana
The Vishnu Sahasranam
The Yajur Veda
The Yoga vasishtha
Yajnavalkya Smriti
Yoga Sutra

Islam
The Quran

Jainism
The Acaranga Sutra
The Bhagavati Aradhana
The Khamemi Savve Jiva Sutra
The Mulachara
The Namokar Mantra
The Saman Suttam
The Shivmastu Sarva Jagatah Sutra
The Tattvartha Sutra
The Uttaradhyayana

Judaism
The Bava Kamma
The Beth Middot
The Book of Proverbs
The Chofetz Chaim
The Ecclesiastes
The Imré binah
The Ketuvim
The Ma’alat Hamiddot
The Misdrashs
The Mivchar Hapeninim
The Moré Névoukhim
The Nevi'im
The No’am Hamiddot
The Pirkei Avot
The Proverbs
The Psalm
The Sayings of the Fathers
The Talmud
The Tanchuma
The Torah
The Tosefta
The Wisdom of Salomon
The Zohar

Sikhism
Guru Gobind Singh Ji
The Sri Dasam Granth Ji
The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Tradition
The Nihong
The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Zoroastrianism
The Avesta
The Menok i Khrat




Quotes by authors


Bahá’í
'Abdu'l-Bahá
Bahá’u’lláh

Buddhism
Bassui Zenji
Bodhidharma
Buddha Sakyamuni
Hakuin
Huang Po
Hui Neng
Milarepa
Nagarjuna
Seng-Chao
Vimalakirti
Yung-chia Ta-shih

Christianity
Abbot Vasilios of Iveron Monastery
Angela of Foligno
Desert Fathers
Diadochos of Photiki
Dionysius the Areopagite
Jacob Boehme
Jean Pierre de Caussade
Jesus Christ
John Ruusbroec
Martin Luther King
Meister Eckhart
Mother Teresa
Nicephorus the Solitary
Nicholas of Cusa
Saint Evagrios the Solitary
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Gregory of Nyssa
Saint Hesychios the Priest
Saint Isaac the Syrian
Saint John of the Cross
Saint Macarius of Egypt
Saint Mark the Ascetic
Saint Paul
Saint Symeon the New Theologian
Saint Teresa of Avila
Thomas a Kempis
Unknown

Confucianism
Chang Tsai
Chow Tun-i
Confucius
Lu Hsiang Shan
Meng-tzu
Shao Yong
Wang Yangming

Daoism
Ho Shang Gong
Invocations
Kuo Hsiang
Lao Tzu
Tchuang Tzu
Wang Bi
Wenzi
Zhang Bo Duan

Hinduism
Amirthanandamayi
Aurobindo Ghose
Bhaskarananda
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jnaneshwar
Meher Baba
Osho
Paramhansa Yogananda
Prabhavananda
Radhakrishnan
Ramakrishna
Ramana Maharshi
Ramdas
Ramdasa
Satya Sai Baba
Shankara
Shirdi Sai Baba
Shri Yukteswar
Sivananda
Tagore
Tukaram
Vivekananda

Islam
Abd el-Kader
Abou Bakr As-Siddiq
Abu Sa'id
Ali Ibn Abou Talib
Al-Junayd
Araqi
Attar
Bistami
Dhu-l-Nun
Ghazzali
Hallaj
Hujwiri
Ibn 'Arabi
Ibn' Ata' Allah
Iraqi
Jami
Muhammad
Others Sufis Teaching
Rabia al-Adawiyya
Rumi
Shabistari
Sheikh Badruddin
Sheikh Muzaffer
Umar al-Khattab
Uthman ibn Affan

Jainism
Acharya Kundkund
Jinendra Varni
Mahavira
Nemichandra
Pandit Daulat Ram

Judaism
Achad Ha’am
Agur ben Jakeh
Avraham Ben Ezra
Chaim Nahman Bialik
Chaim of Valozhin
Hasdai
Jeshua ben Sirach
Jewish Proverb
Martin Buber
Mishle Yehoshua
MOCHÈ bèn Maïmone
Moshe Ben Ezra
Rabbi Nathan
Rabbi Shimeon Yal?u? Shim'oni
Rabbin Nachman of Bratslav
Rachi
Rebbe Menachem Schneerson
Salomon Ibn Gabirol
The Kotzker Rabbi
Yochanan Tversky

Others Beliefs
Dadu
Kabir

Philosophy
Epictetus
Heraclitus
Marcus Aurelius
Plato
Plotinus
Seneca

Sikhism
Bhai Gurdas Ji Vaaran
Guru Nanak

Tradition
African Culture
African Proverb
Arabic Proverbs
Egyptology
Japanese Proverb
Native American Culture
Native Americans Proverb
Pacific Islands Culture

Zoroastrianism
Zoroaster




Quotes by schools of thought


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  ‣Protestantism

 Confucianism
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 Daoism
  ‣Neo Daoism

 Hinduism
  ‣Kriya Yoga
  ‣Tantra

 Islam
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 Judaism
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 Others Beliefs
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Illusion ?
Creation
Emptiness
Qi, Prana, Pneuma
Spiritual worlds
Yin & Yang

The Absolute
Dao
God
Omnipresence
The One
The Self
Undifferentiated & Unborn
Universal Mind & Conciousness

The Saints
Awakening
Ecstasy
Goals and Emotions
Mystical life
Non Action
Oneness
Revelation & Intuition
Surrendering your will to God

Spiritual Practice
About practicing
Dhikr, Nembutsu, Mantra & Jesus Prayer
Everyday
Meditation
Prayers
Yoga & Breath techniques

The Ways
About the Way
Developing one's Nature
Faith
Know yourself
Love & Devotion
Moral and Virtue
Practice what you know
The Eightfold Path

The Man
About Man
Being
Ego
Man's True Nature
Mind & Soul

Detachement
About detachement
from body senses
from desires
from discrimination
from dogmatism
from Ego, I and mine
from hight spiritual state
from intellect
from thoughts
from words
from yourself

Classics
Accepting your Fate
Being & Non Being
Causation & Karma
Desirs & Temptation
Ignorance & Knowledge
Poems
Realization
Realizing God Presence
Returning to the Source
Spiritual Advices
Spiritual Guides

Others
Breath
Good & Evil
Humor
Impermanence
Life
Light
Proverbs
Silence
Suffering
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