religion

A Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert on god, religion, inspiration, love, and life

I want to have a lasting experience with God. Sometimes I feel like I understand the divinity of this world, but then I loose it because I get distracted by my petty desires and fears.

I want to be with God all the time. But I don't want to be a monk, or totally give up worldly pleasures.

I guess what I want to learn is how to leave in this world and enjoy its delights, but also elevate myself to God.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Source: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, Pages: 26-27

Contributed by: Elaine

A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on religion, faith, and belief

Scientists don’t know what they are talking about when they talk about religion. Religion has nothing to do with belief, and I don’t believe it has any negative impact on people’s lives outside of intolerance. Why do I go to church? It’s like asking, why did you marry that woman? You make up reasons, but it’s probably just smell. I love the smell of candles. It’s an aesthetic thing.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on higher self, lower self, ego, goal, realization, realized, self-realized, unitive, god, eternity, doubt, truth, no self, beyond self, mind, christian, christianity, christ, and religion

 

Whoever was responsible for the idea of dividing self into lower and higher parts committed a serious crime against humanity. This division has given rise to the notion that the lower (ego and immature) self must be overcome while the higher (unitive and whole) self must be sought as the goal of human realization. Out of ignorance, I too clung to this notion because I believed it was this higher self that would be united with God for all eternity. It took a long time before my experiences led me to doubt this conviction and, at the same time, let in the possibility that this was not the whole truth and that there was still further to go.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p 154

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Bernadette Roberts on god, love, realized, self-realized, unitive, self, no self, beyond self, mind, knowing god, know god, christian, christianity, christ, and religion

 

Only God is love, and for this love to be fully realized self must step aside. And not only do we not need a self to love God, but for the same reason we do not need a mind to know him, for that in us which knows God, is God.

Bernadette Roberts

Source: Bernadette Roberts: the Experience of no-self p 155

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by Mr. on spiritual journey, journey, and religion

We all take our own spiritual journey. A particular religion can be part of that but doesn't have to be. Many, grow beyond their religions but many in the world don't.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Mr. on religion, structure, and worship

 Religion gives people a structure to build their lives and their worship around.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Mr. on religion

Most people need religion.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Kamala Das on religion, animal, choose, why, christian, hindu, paradise, and god

The animals of this world did not go into a Christian heaven, a Moslem heaven or a Hindu paradise. They did not claim any God as their own.

Kamala Das

Source: A gift of happiness by Kamala Das http://www.rediff.com/style/dec/02das.htm

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by John Lennon on god, religion, and translations

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

Contributed by: Becster

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on religion, politics, dogmas, automatons, and growth

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

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