Do I love you because you're beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?
- Richard Rodgers
The essence of the offering is that it be analogous to the sin, and that a man offer to God his desires and passions, for this is more acceptable than all.
“Make your offering,” said the Master. “As you make it be pleased in mind. Make your mind completely calm and contented. Focus and fill the offering-mind with the giving. From this secure position you can be free from ill will.”
- Sutta Nipata
Turn a deaf ear to the things that disturb your peace of mind.
- Jesus Christ
Perceiving her son endowed with the characteristics of Vishnu, Devaki prayed: You are the Illuminator of all psycho-physical organisms, the indefinable Reality, which the Vedas declare as the unmanifest cause… When the universe is dissolved by force of Time, the gross elements are ultimately merged in ahankara (their cause)…
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
- Michel De Montaigne
Sometimes you believe a thing that isn't true because in the world you wish to live in, it would be true.
- Robert Brault
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
- Jim Rohn
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
- Paulo Coelho