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A Quote by Saint Ephraim the Syrain on god, truth, christianity, love, temptations, help, spirituality, evil, compassion, and protection

Like the apple of Thine eye preserve me, O Lord God; defend me and beneath Thy wings shelter me from temptations.

Saint Ephraim the Syrain

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint Nikolai Velimirovich on god, christianity, spirituality, heart, soul, wisdom, protection, spirit, peace, and purity

For every man, peace of soul is precious. With those who have attained peace of soul, the body can be in constant motion; in work, in pain, but their souls, affixed to God, always remain in unwavering peace. St. Seraphim of Sarov teaches: "It is necessary to concern oneself with all means in order to preserve peace of soul and not to be disturbed by the insults of others. That is why it is necessary, at all costs, to restrain yourself from anger with the help of vigilance over one's self, preserving the mind and heart from indecent movements. For preserving peace of soul, it is also necessary to avoid judging others. By not judging and by silence, peace of the soul is preserved. When a man is in such a state of mind, he receives divine revelations. In order for man to be preserved from judging others, he must be vigilant over himself; he must not receive from anyone non-spiritual thoughts and he should be dead toward everything worldly. We must tirelessly guard the heart from indecent thoughts and influences. `With closest custody, guard your heart for in it are the sources of life.'

(Proverbs 4:23). From perpetual vigilance over the heart, purity is born, in which the Lord is seen according to the words of eternal truth: `Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God' "(St. Matthew 5:8). 

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

Source: Proluge of Ohrid http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on wrong, good, love, protection, and evil

The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love; and the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on prayer, protection, doubt, decision, action, dreams, life, and enthusiasm

Lord, protect our doubts, because Doubt is a way of praying. It is Doubt that makes us grow because it forces us to look fearlessly at the many answers that exist to one question.And in order for this to be possible...

Lord, protect our decisions, because Decisions is a way of praying. Give us the courage, after our doubts, to be able to choose between one road and another. May our YES always be a YES, and our NO always be a NO. Once we have chosen our road, may we never look back nor allow our soul to be eaten away by remorse. And in order for this to be possible...

Lord, protect our actions, because Action is a way of praying. May our daily bread be the result of the very best that we carry within us. May we, through work and Action, share a little of the love we receive. And in order for this to be possible...

Lord, protect our dreams, because to Dream is a way of praying. Make sure that, regardless of our age or our circumstances, we are capable of keeping alight in our heart the sacred flame of hope and perserverance. And in order for this to be possible...

Lord, protect our enthusiasm, because Enthusiasm is a way of praying. It is what binds us to the Heaven and to Earth, to grown-ups, and to children; it is what tells us that our desires are important and deserve our best efforts. It is Enthusiasm that reaffirms to us that everything is possible, as long as we are totally committed to what we are doing.And in order for this to be possible...

Lord, protect our us, because Life is the only way we have of making manifest Your miracle. May the earth continue to transform seeds into wheat, may we continue to transmute wheat into bread. And this is only possible if we have Love; therefore, do not leave us in solitude. Always give us Your company, and the company of men and women who have doubts, who act and dream and feel enthusiasm, and who live each day as if it were totally dedicated to Your glory.

Amen

Paulo Coelho

Source: Like The Flowing River-Thoughts

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Elder Cleopa on god, christianity, protection, magic, witches, victory, freedom, truth, life, and peace

Do not do anything without signing yourself with the sign of the Cross!  When you depart on a journey, when you begin your work, when you go to study, when you are alone, and when you are with other people, seal yourself with the Holy Cross on your forehead, your body, your chest, your heart, your lips, your eyes, your ears.  All of you should be sealed with the sign of Christ's victory over hell.  Then you will no longer be afraid of charms, evil spirits, or sorcery, because these are dissolved by the power of the Cross like wax before fire and like dust before the wind"
Elder Cleopa (+1998)
http://www.orthodox.net/articles/about-crossing-oneself.html

Elder Cleopa

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Banksy on freedom, government, and protection

I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me.

Banksy

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Jane Campion on good, evil, work, openness, and protection

What I have learned from my work up to now, is to try to be open, but also protect myself by not letting the good and the evil get too much importance.

Jane Campion

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Pierrakos on love, compassion, spirituality, defensiveness, defendedness, and protection

Spirituality, a defended person has no room for love or compassion—he is too busy defending himself.

John Pierrakos

Source: Eros, Love & Sexuality : The Forces That Unify Man & Woman, Pages: 33

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mr. on faith, miracles, fairy godmother, egocentric, protection, and mr prophet

 

I find the notion of faith as a protection from suffering or pain particularly interesting. Faith is beyond pain & suffering. People often look at faith from their own point of view instead of The Lord's. People often pray for things that they want with some expectation of wish fulfillment. The Lord is not your fairy godmother. True faith does not depend on wish fulfillment or miracles to sustain itself.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Michael Singer on michael singer, the untethered soul, protection, ego, and contraction

When you close down and protect yourself, you are pulling a shell around the part of you that is weak.

Michael Singer

Source: The Untethered Soul, Pages: 60

Contributed by: David

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