I always feel that I have two duties to perform with a parting guest: one, to see that he doesn't forget anything that is his; the other, to see that he doesn't take anything that is mine.
- Alfred North Whitehead
The scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most comfortable way of dying.
- John Flavel
Appreciate fully what you are eating, enjoy it fully, breathing and smelling the aroma to add to the taste, chewing slowly and well, to taste more and to digest better. Discover the subtleties of taste. Gently keep bringing the wandering mind back to tasting fully what you’re eating. Feel the difference! Give thanks for the chance to be able to enjoy what you eat.
You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may earn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk on water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.
- A Spiritual Leader
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore
The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.
- W. H. Auden
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are about 330 million gods and goddesses described in Hindu scriptures.
Even on the basis of the population at present, this works out to be around
one God for every 3 individuals. Still looking at the conditions prevalent in our
country, they seem to be busy elsewhere... I feel rather than relying on them, it
is high time that we engage ourselves for the welfare of our country.
- Deep Trivedi
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
- Ben Stein
These are times when anger, fear and hatred are giving rise to devastating problems throughout the world. But I believe we have a valuable opportunity to make progress in dealing with them, through collaboration between religion and science.
- Dalai Lama Xiv