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Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 31 March 2005 at 5:41am

Angel,

Thanks for the inspirations!  Here is a favorite of mine:

by Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn the subtle difference

Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning

And company doesn't mean security,

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts

And presents aren't promises,

And you learn to accept your defeats

With your head up and your eyes open

With the grace of a woman not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build your roads on today

Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans

And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns too much.

So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,

Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure...

That you really are strong.

And you really do have worth,

And you learn and learn...

With every good-bye you learn.

Peace, ummziba.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they break my soul ~
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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2005 at 5:29am

"The important thing is to have a good heart, a sense of caring for one another, a sense of community, a sense of humanity. Without these values, a person will not be happy, there will always be some frustrations inside. If you are a believer in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and also if you are a non-believer in any religion, you can still have these values I am not promoting Buddhism. I try to promote human values to promote a happier and more peaceful human society."

 

-- The Dalai Lama --

 

 

"The essence of all spiritual life is your emotion, your attitude towards others. Once you have pure and sincere motivation, all the rest follows. Compassion and human affection: I call these human qualities spirituality."

 

-- The Dalai Lama --

 

 

"Even if only a few individuals try to create mental peace and happiness within themselves, and act responsibly and kind-heartedly towards others, they will have a positive influence in their community."

 

-- The Dalai Lama --

~ Our feet are earthbound, but our hearts and our minds have wings ~
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Quote DavidC Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2005 at 7:12am
The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

William Shakespeare, from The Merchant of Venice
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Quote ZamanH Replybullet Posted: 06 April 2005 at 11:21pm

"When a man understands who he is, who God is, who the devil is ... then he can pick himself up out of the gutter, he can clean himself up and stand up like a man should before his God."

Malcolm X

An enemy of an enemy is a fickle friend.
There will be more women in hell than men.
..for persecution is worse than the slaughter of the enemy..(Quran 2:191)
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Quote tawhid Replybullet Posted: 06 April 2005 at 11:35pm

i resolve to know nothing more but christ and christ crucified

paul...apostle of God

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Quote Sanjiv Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2005 at 8:11pm

Seeking Inner Peace and Happiness these phrases might help

       

    Accept whatever comes your way with a warm heart.

    Never criticize other religious beliefs, but always try to find the truth in different traditions.

    Eat what you can, can what you canít.

    Always help others, in joy or in sorrow.

    Show your love and compassion to everybody, without expecting anything in return.

    Always be honest and true to your own heart, but donít expect honesty from anyone.

    Always be patient.

    Be aware of everything and everybody around you.

    Donít depend on anybody, but do depend on your own skills and wisdom.

    Make a plan before you embark on any project.

    Always be positive.

    Harbour a good intention before performing good actions.

    Donít believe anything or anybody unless your heart allows you to feel it deeply.

    Practise living through giving.

    Practise letting go.

    Love everyone alike.

    Admit your fault if you have committed any errors, and thank those who point them out to you. If you have done nothing wrong, carefully consider the intention of those who criticize you, and regard their misunderstanding with sympathy.

    Forgive and forget others mistakes.

    Donít remove the person; remove the fault.

    Ask the opinion of others around you before doing something, and even afterwards.

    Take what you are fit for, leave what you are not fit for.

    Take what you can Ė leave what you canít.

    Do what you can Ė leave what you canít

    Do not run from difficulties Ė try to learn from them instead.

    Take what is good Ė leave what is not.

    Do not judge until you finish the job.

    Respect others irrespective of caste, colour, race or religion.

    Find the goodness in the heart even of those who seem bad.

    Practise giving to everybody, without expecting anything in return.

    Donít speak ill of others. If you cannot speak well of them, maintain noble silence.

    Never aim to persuade but rather to contribute.

    Never force to accept; rather show the path.

    Donít do big things; start with small things.

    Never ask to come and believe; rather ask to come and see.

    Never try to prove; try to approve.

    Never order; rather request.

    Never argue over matters, but do discuss them.

    Manage your time Ė and do one thing at a time.

    Treat all alike who come to see you.

    Mind your own duty; not that of others.

    Have no expectations of anybody.

    Donít compete; rather cooperate.

    Take a breath gently and let it out slowly when you are under stress.

 

Sorry forgot to mention that this is someone elses good work

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2005 at 7:54am

The Great Spirit

sketches out the path of life roughly

for all the creatures on earth,

shows them where to go,

where to arrive at,

but leaves them to find their own way to get there.

He wants them to act independently

according to their nature.

 

~  Lame Deer

 

~ Our feet are earthbound, but our hearts and our minds have wings ~
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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2005 at 8:01am

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.

It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

 

~  Albert Schweitzer

~ Our feet are earthbound, but our hearts and our minds have wings ~
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