If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.