Many / One

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Wisdom for Life
Lynette Evans, editor
A source of quotations, whose topics include: Compassion and caring, our relation to others, living wisely, and Divinity and the Divine.

1 "Every man whose heart is no longer shaken by any doubt, knows with certainty that there is no being save only One." Muhammed Shabistari (written 1317)

2 "Whoso thus knows himself, and knows his soul, working through the qualities with Nature's modes, the light hath come for him." Bhagavad Gita, Book 13

3 "He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened." Lao Tsze (c. 604-531bc)

4 "The nature of infinity is this: That everything has its own Vortex; and when once a traveller through Eternity has passed that Vortex, he perceives it roll backward behind his path, into a globe itself unfolding, like a sun or like a moon, or like a universe of starry majesty." William Blake (1757-1827)

5 "One Force in every place, though manifold. I am the Sacrifice. I am the Prayer. I am the Funeral Cake set for the dead. I am the healing herb. I am the ghee, the Mantra, and the flame, and that which burns. I am, of all this boundless Universe, the Father, Mother, Ancestor and Guard." Bhagavad Gita, Book 9

6 "For He would not have brought on any man what He has brought, if it were not useful for the whole." Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

7 "When in the world goodness is recognized to be good, straightway there is evil. And thus, in like manner, existence and non-existence mutually originate each other; so also difficulty and ease, long and short, high and low, treble and bass, before and after." Lao Tsze (c. 604-531bc)

8 "Each heart is a world. You find all within yourself that you find without. The world that surrounds you is the magic glass of the world within you." Johann Lavater (1741-1801)

9 "The Imagination is not a State: it is the Human Existence itself." William Blake (1757-1827)

10 "The elements, the conscious life, the mind, the unseen vital force, the nine..gates of the body, and the five domains of sense; desire, dislike, pleasure and pain, and thought deep-woven, and persistency of being; these all are wrought on Matter by the Soul!" Bhagavad Gita, Book 13

11 "Eternal love made me." Dante (1265-1321)

12 "Every age contains in itself the germ of all future ages as surely as the acorn contains the future forest." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

13 "Was, and is, and will be, are but 'is'." Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

14 "Sublime virtue is profound, is immense…It will bring about a state of universal freedom." Lao Tsze (c. 604-531bc)

15 "There is surely a piece of Divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage to the sun." Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite