worship

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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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on certainty, god, names, obligation, time, and worship

God is not limited to the manner in which He is epiphanized for you and makes Himself adequate to your dimension {to receive Him}. And that is why other creatures are under no obligation to obey the God who demands your worship, because their theophanies take other forms. The form in which He is epiphanized to you is different from that in which He is epiphanized to others. God as such transcends (munazzah) all intelligible, imaginable, or sensible forms, but considered in His Names and Attributes, that is, His theophanies, He is, on the contrary, inseparable from these forms, that is, from a certain figure and a certain situs in space and time.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 310

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on divinity, humility, privilege, and worship

The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on democracy and worship

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on america, authority, fashion, and worship

We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on children, facts, fear, ideas, reason, timidity, world, and worship

The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it - because it is a fact.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on children, desires, god, power, prayer, strength, trust, and worship

[God desires] not that He may say to them, "Look how mighty I am, and go down upon your knees and worship," for power alone was never yet worthy of prayer; but that He may say thus: "Look, my children, you will never be strong but with my strength. I have no other to give you. And that you can get only by trusting in me. I can not give it you any other way. There is no other way."

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

Source: Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on business, character, conscience, humanity, knowledge, morality, pleasure, politics, principles, sacrifice, science, wealth, work, and worship

The 7 Deadly Sins are: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Business without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on god, reason, and worship

Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cities, destruction, dogs, earth, food, god, murder, pollution, sacred, and worship

Speaking of the murder of the younger Hanan, and other eminent nobles and hierarchs, Josephus says, "I cannot but think that it was because God had doomed this city to destruction as a polluted city, and was resolved to purge His sanctuary by fire, that He cut off these their great defenders and well-wishers; while those that a little before had worn the sacred garments and presided over the public worship, and had been esteemed venerable by those that dwelt in the whole habitable earth, were cast out naked, and seen to be the food of dogs and wild beasts."

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: The Life of Christ, pp. 572-73, quoted by Bruce R. McConkie, The Mortal Messiah, Vol.3, p.434-435, Footnote

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