A Quote by Ray Bradbury on god, errands, pray, esteem, suffering, silence, and forgotten

"Oh, ancient god, whatever your name," whispered Ahmed. "Help this lost son of a good father, this evil boy who meant no harm but slept in school, ran errands slowly, did not pray from his heart, ignored his mother, and did not hold his family in great esteem. For all this I know I must suffer. But here in the midst of silence, at the desert's heart, where even the wind knows not my name? Must I die so young? Am I to be forgotten without having been?"

Ray Bradbury (1920 -)

Source: Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, images, inspirations, kindness, loving, infinite, buddha nature, pray, image, and wish

You may have seen people praying to an image as if it had special power. Perhaps they're wishing for the well-being of their family, for material prosperity, or to recover from illness. But this way of practicing faith only leads to a dead end. Buddha images should serve as inspirations to cultivate the infinite loving kindness latent in the buddha within us.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shara Banisadr on spirtual, pray, wisdom, purpose reality reason religion, and caroline myss


All spiritual traditions have prayers for protection because wisdom dictates that light attracts shadow and that shadow comes in many forms. Caroline Myss

Shara Banisadr

Contributed by: shara

A Quote by Mother Theresa on relationship, god, christian, muslim, pray, focus, and religious harmony

I have never found a problem with people from different religions
praying together. What I have found is that people are just hungry
for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with

Mother Theresa

Source: Mother Teresa, A Simple Path

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Daya Mata on love, god, commune, and pray

If we were in tune and communing with God every moment, where would be the need to pray or ask for anything? 

Daya Mata

Source: Only Love

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on prayer, pray, fearless, strength, freedom, failure, and god

LET me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
 but for the heart to conquer it.

Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield
but to my own strength.

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

Grant me that I may not be a coward,
feeling your mercy in my success alone;
but let me find
the grasp of your hand in my failure.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Source: 'Fruit Gathering' - Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

Contributed by: Prashant

A Quote by William Ernest Henley on pain, pleasure, scoff, pray, and henley

Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Source: Ballad of Truisms

Contributed by: Bekki

A Quote by John Singer Sargent on work, pray, and prayer

To work is to pray.

John Singer Sargent

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Gustaf Lindborg on sailor, pray, wind, learn, learning, and sail

The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.

Gustaf Lindborg

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on discipline, writing, inspire, inspiration, prayer, pray, listen, and listening

It isn't easy, it does take an incredible amount of discipline, you don't just write just when you feel like it or you're not going to build up much of a body of work. Inspiration comes to you while you're writing rather than before....For me the discipline of writing and the discipline of prayer are identical, in that I have to let myself be got out of the way because that's not a do-it-yourself activity, and listen....When you write, don't think, write. You think before, you think after, you don't think during. When I'm praying, when I'm truly praying, I'm not thinking, I'm not speaking, I'm shutting up, so perhaps if God has something to say I can hear it. So writing too is an act of listening, listening to what has to be said.

Madeleine L'Engle

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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