A Quote by E. B. White on friend, web, spider, mess, trap, heaven, life, birth, and death

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Charlotte's Web

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Pablo Neruda on heaven, afterlife, dogs, materialism, atheism, and pets

And I, a materialist who does not believe
in the starry heaven promised
to a human being,
for this dog and for every dog
I believe in heaven, yes, I believe in a heaven
that I will never enter, but he waits for me
wagging his big fan of a tail
so I, soon to arrive, will feel welcomed.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Winter Garden (A Kagean Book) (Spanish Edition), Pages: 61

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Masahisa Goi on heaven, divine self, interior light, and innermost depths

"heaven" refers to the realm that is the interior part of a human being, and that the "divine self" is none other than the selfless light existing in our innermost depths.

Masahisa Goi

Source: One who Unites Heaven and Earth

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by William Shakespeare on hamlet, heaven, and ophelia

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads. And recks not his own rede.

- Ophelia

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library), Pages: Act I, Scene iii

Contributed by: Alice

A Quote by Shundo Aoyama on heaven, hell, suffering, compassion, help, share, sharing, and harmony

I once heard a story about a visit to heaven and hell. In both places the visitor saw many people seated at a table on which many delicious foods were laid out. In both places chopsticks over a meter long were tied to their right hands, while their left hands were tied to their chairs.

In hell, however much they stretched out their arms, the chopsticks were too long for them to get food into their mouths. They grew impatient and got their hands and chopsticks tangled with one another's. The delicacies were scattered here and there.

In heaven, on the other hand, people happily used the long chopsticks to pick out someone else's favorite food and feed it to him, and in turn they were being fed by others. They all enjoyed their meal in harmony.

Shundo Aoyama

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Mr. on heaven and expectation

 The heaven you expect is the heaven you get.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Nichiren Daishonin on heaven, buddah, soul, and value

"Flint has the potential to produce fire, and gems have intrinsic value.  We ordinary people can see neither our own eyelashes, which are so close, nor the heavens in the distance.  Likewise, we do not see that the Buddha exists in our own hearts." 

Nichiren Daishonin

Source: WND Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, 1137

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on edgar cayce, spiritual growth, grow, and heaven

And as He has given, "In all thy getting, my Son, get understanding." This is putting proper emphasis in the proper places, and do not become sidetracked by things that would pertain to material or spiritual alone, or things of the body or things of the heavenly force. For you grow to heaven, you don't go to heaven. It is within thine own conscience that ye grow there. For there first must come peace and harmony within thy purpose, thy ideal, thy hopes, thy desires. Thy wishes even must be in harmony with thy ideal if you would make the experience in the earth of value to thee.

Edgar Cayce

Source: Edgar Cayce Reading 3409-1

Contributed by: Kelly

A Quote by Baird T. Spalding on god, jesus, truth, realization, life, death, and heaven

"Only Man has the power to forgive sin, discord and in-harmony, which cause sickness. It is not God who forgives. God has nothing to do with Man's sin, sickness and in-harmony. These are the result of Man misunderstanding of his real being. Jesus taught that the truth shall make you free; this truth being that all are joint heirs, with Christ, to be equal participants in all the blessings of the God kingdom; joint heir ship, meaning, the same possibility of the same power, strength and understanding that Jesus has. I'm quite sure none of us feels that he is on the same plane of enlightenment as the great master. Yet all of us realize the truth of Jesus' promise that with divine understanding, Man is set free!
The moment Men became free from the belief that they are mere human beings, and subject to human laws of life and death, and all other limitation; that moment they will know they are divine, free from all limitations and possessed with the strength of divinity. This divinity is not something to be injected from without, but is the very life of each and every Man; the ever flowing stream of the loving thoughts that poor from God to all his children. You will soon find that by fixing your thoughts and attention steadfastly on God within, you can raise the vibrations of your body to blend so harmoniously with divine perfection, that you are thus one with God, and usher in the only real kingdom; the kingdom of Heaven on Earth!"

Baird Spalding

Source: Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East (6 Vol. Set)

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Wendy Slee on heaven, hell, mind, and heart

Hell is a creation of the mind, Heaven is a creation of the Heart....

Wendy Slee

Contributed by: sunshiine

Syndicate content