Emerson instructed us to “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your reading have been to you like the blast of truimpth out of Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul.”
When superior people hear of the Way, they carry it out with diligence. When middling people hear of the Way, it sometimes seems to be there, sometimes not. When lesser people hear of the Way, they ridicule it greatly. If they didn't laugh at it, it wouldn't be the Way.
The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.
~ Morihei Ueshiba Quotes from The Art of Peace
Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.
~ Jesus Quotes from Matthew 5:48
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.
~ John Donne Quotes from For Whom the Bell Tolls
Self-realization is not complete until it lives in action.