worship

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, belief, despair, earth, eternity, god, goodness, happiness, heaven, innocence, learning, life, purpose, secrets, sorrow, spirit, and worship

Vain are the beliefs and teachings that make man miserable, and false is the goodness that leads him into sorrow and despair, for it is man's purpose to be happy on this earth and lead the way to felicity and preach its gospel wherever he goes. He who does not see the kingdom of heaven in this life will never see it in the coming life. We came not into this life by exile, but we came as innocent creatures of God, to learn how to worship the holy and eternal spirit and seek the hidden secrets within ourselves from the beauty of life.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on spirit, truth, and worship

Many are the places of worship, but few indeed are those who worship in Spirit and in truth.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, divinity, earth, fear, freedom, god, life, men, nations, neighbors, pity, shame, soul, spirit, teaching, understanding, wine, wonder, world, and worship

The Jews, my beloved, awaited the coming of a Messiah, who had been promised them, and who was to deliver them from bondage. And the Great Soul of the World sensed that the worship of Jupiter and Minerva no longer availed, for the thirsty hearts of men could not be quenched with that wine. In Rome men pondered the divinity of Apollo, a god without pity, and beauty of Venus already fallen into decay. For deep in their hearts, though they did not understand it, these nations hungered and thirsted for the supreme teaching that would transcend any to be found on the earth. They yearned for the spirit's freedom that would teach man to rejoice with his neighbor at the light of the sun and the wonder of living. For it is this cherished freedom that brings man close to the Unseen, which he can approach without fear or shame.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John Muir on church, enthusiasm, god, life, music, silence, songs, wonder, and worship

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by John, Lord Morley on crime, duty, laws, and worship

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

John (1838 - 1923)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on america, books, character, conscience, funerals, humanity, knowledge, morality, pleasure, politics, presidency, principles, sacrifice, science, vices, wealth, and worship

According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. President Carter told of finding "The Seven Sins" engraved on the wall of Gandhi's memorial. President JIMMY CARTER, eulogy at funeral services for former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 16, 1978. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter 1978, book 1, p. 80.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Funeral service, Hubert Humphrey, MN, 1/16/78

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on ability, education, exercise, family, friendship, god, government, liberty, love, security, talent, and worship

The chief end of man, as I see it, is to find security, have liberty to express his abilities, enjoy the love of family and friends, and to secure recognition of his talents, to worship God in his own way, and to participate in a government that will protect him in his exercise of these liberties, and by education and training in the development of the arts and sciences, and the techniques of their application, help him to find his proper place in the scheme of things.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on books, christianity, controversy, practice, projects, sacred, study, thought, work, and worship

It is a singularly unpleasant thought that a book about Holy Communion is more likely to produce disagreement and controversy than one written on almost any other Christian subject. It seems a truly terrible thing that this Sacred Appointment, which was surely meant to unite, in actual practice divides Christians more sharply than any other part of their worship. Christians of various denominations may, and frequently do, work together on social projects, they may study the Scripture together, and they may ... pray together. But the moment attendance at the Lord's Table is suggested, up go the denominational barriers...

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Appointment with God

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on action, appreciation, body, christ, god, jesus, life, love, men, mind, personality, personality, power, problems, spirit, present, and worship

Following the way of Jesus Christ and doing all we can for His cause and for our fellow men expresses something of our worship in action. But how to give Him a present to express our love is a bit of a problem. How can you give God anything when He owns everything? But does He? How about that power to choose, that precious free will that He has given to every living personality and which He so greatly respects? That is the only present we can give - our selves, with all our powers of spirit, mind, and body, willingly, freely given because we love Him. That is the best and highest worship that you and I can offer, and I am sure that it is this above all that God most highly appreciates.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Plain Christianity

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on achievement, god, heart, hypocrisy, impossibility, interest, love, praise, purpose, reason, and worship

It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 159

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