religion

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on spirituality, religion, mystery, discipline, and worship

Well, let's distinguish religion from spirituality. I am Catholic, so religion for me is a way of having discipline and collective worship with persons who share the same mystery.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on religion, light, spirituality, and paths

But in the end all religions tend to point to the same light. In between the light and us, sometimes there are too many rules. The light is here and there are no rules to follow this light.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on buddhist, elements, eve, hindu, jew, muslim, religion, twoworlds, and zen

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi

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A Quote by Rabbi Rami Shapiro on religion

Organized religion is sane and not silly when read as myth and poetry rather than science and law. Religion speaks nonsense when taken literally, but reveals some of the deepest truths of humankind when understood mythically, poetically, and even allegorically—that is when it is read with an active and creative imagination.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Source: Spirituality and Health - Is religion sane? - http://www.spirituality-health.com/spirit/content/is-religion-sane

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A Quote by Reb Yerachmiel on religion, spirituality, truth, and falsehood

"Rebbe," a woman asked during an ecumenical panel discussion, "Aren't all religions equally true?" "No," said Reb Yerachmiel, "all religions are equally false."

The relationship of religion to Truth is like that of a menu to a meal. The menu describes the meal as best it can. It points to something beyond itself. As long we use the menu as a guide we do it honor. When we mistake the menu for the meal, we do it and ourselves a grave injustice.

Reb Yerachmiel

Source: Read from Rabbi Rami Shapiro - http://www.hasidicstories.com/Articles/Learning_From_Stories/virtual.html#religion

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on education, religion, story, cosmology, universe, vision, life, and spirituality

Both education and religion need to ground themselves within the story of the universe as we now understand this story through empirical knowledge. Within this functional cosmology, we can overcome our alienation and begin the renewal of life on a sustainable basis. This story is a numinous revelatory story that could evoke the vision and the energy required to bring not only ourselves but the entire planet into a new order of magnificence.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on universe, communinty, humanity, religion, sacred, and beingness

The universe itself is the primary sacred community. All human religion should be considered as participation in the religious aspect of the universe itself. It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Mr. on spirituality, religion, interpretation, experience, interaction, and mr prophet

 

The interpretation and experience of  spirituality and religion both depend on the person that is interacting with them. 

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on zen, man, religion, philosophy, culture, morality, creation, master, children, behaviour, playful, and serious

Zen's greatest contribution is to give you an alternative to the serious man. The serious man has made the world, the serious man has made all the religions. He has created all the philosophies, all the cultures, all the moralities; everything that exists around you is a creation of the serious man. Zen has dropped out of the serious world. It has created a world of its own which is very playful, full of laughter, where even great masters behave like children.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Source: Nansen: The Point of Departure, chapter 8

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A Quote by John Burroughs on diversity, infinity, intuition, life, mind, mystery, nature, religion, science, simplicity, unity, universe, and wonder

Science tends more and more to reveal to us the unity that underlies the diversity of nature.  We must have diversity in our practical lives; we must seize Nature by many handles.  But our intellectual lives demand unity, demand simplicity amid all this complexity.  Our religious lives demand the same.  Amid all the diversity of creeds and sects we are coming more and more to see that religion is one, that verbal differences and ceremonies are unimportant, and that the fundamental agreements are alone significant.  Religion as a key or passport to some other world has had its day; as a mere set of statements or dogmas about the Infinite mystery it has had its day.  Science makes us more and more at home in this world, and is coming more and more, to the intuitional mind, to have a religious value.  Science kills credulity and superstition but to the well-balanced mind it enhances the feeling of wonder, of veneration, and of kinship which we feel in the presence of the marvelous universe.  It quiets our fears and apprehensions, it pours oil upon the troubled waters of our lives, and reconciles us to the world as it is.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: Accepting the Universe

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