Recent Quotes

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Recent Daily Quotes
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Showing daily quotes from the last 6 days:

[Sunday March 3] Rumi (1207-1273, Persia): primary subject "Work, done only on/by oneself" (search under Inner Life/Practices)"
IslamYesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.


[Saturday March 2] Tauler, Johann (c. 1300-1361, Germany): primary subject "Time" (search under Cosmology/Cosmology, Laws)": detail "From Sermon 15 ‘St. Mary Magdalene’"
Christianity: Middle Ages to 1600We may lose much of our worldly goods, but we may also recover them again, though they will be of no further use to us when this short fleeting life is over. But if we lose but one little hour of this precious time, or vainly waste it, we can never recover it again; and we shall be in need of it throughout eternity.

[Friday March 1] Attar, Farid ud-Din (c. 1145-1220, Persia): primary subject "Love" (search under Inner Life/Love, Positive Emotion, Virtue, Will)": detail "‘The Conference of the Birds’ Epilogue"
IslamLove is the remedy for all ills, and it is the remedy of the soul in the two worlds.

[Thursday February 29] Vivekananda (1863-1902, India): primary subject "Death" (search under Inner Life/Death, Suffering)": detail "‘Epistles’ 195"
India, Iran, Tibet, BuddhismAs the birds which have slept in the branches of a tree wake up, singing when the dawn comes, and soar up into the deep blue sky, so is the end of my life.

[Wednesday February 28] Underhill, Evelyn (1875-1941, England): primary subject "Son, prodigal" (search under Outer Life/Doctrine, Rites, Scriptures)": source "Mysticism"
Western post-1600For the mystic, the parable of the Prodigal Son is the history of the universe.

[Tuesday February 27] Kempis, Thomas à (1380-1471, Germany): primary subject "Humility, and humiliation" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": detail "From 'Imitation of Christ' Bk1,Chap.1"
Christianity: Middle Ages to 1600It is vanity to wish that life may be long and to have no concern whether it be good.