What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Don't Go Back To Sleep....Again!

Across the doorsill the breeze at dawn has secrets to tell...dont go back to sleep....people go back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds meet.....you must ask for what you truly want....dont go back to sleep....

Rumi,13th century persian poet and sufi mystic.

Friday, February 16, 2007

True Desire

"One does not really desire something unless one wants it with all one's heart, to the point of sacrificing one's most cherished affections, of risking one's health, one's fortune and one's life."

Eliphas Levi
The Book of Splendours

Monday, February 12, 2007

Finding God

Man's purpose, from the moment he is born, is to find God. However, he cannot find Him unless God finds him first. "In Him we live and move." (Acts 17:28) Unfortunately, the passions have shut the eyes of our soul and we cannot see. But when our very loving God turns an affectionate eye towards us, then we awake as if from sleep and begin to see salvation.

Elder Joseph the Hesychast
"Monastic Wisdom" (Letters...)

Friday, February 9, 2007

Choose the Good

The good is one thing; the sensuously pleasant another;
These two, differing in their ends, both prompt to action.
Blessed are they that choose the good; they that choose
the sensuously pleasant miss the goal.

Both the good and the pleasant present themselves to men.
The wise, having examined both, distinguish the one from
the other. The wise prefer the good to the pleasant; the
foolish, driven by fleshly desires, prefer the pleasant to the good.

Katha Upanishad

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Darkness and Light

"One who, preferring light, prefers darkness also, is in himself an image of the world and, being an image of the world, is continuously, endlessly, the dwelling of creation."

Lao Tzu

Sunday, February 4, 2007

The Ancient Religion

"That which is called the Christian religion existed among the ancients and never did not exist from the beginning of the human race."

St. Augustine
Epistolae Lib. I, XIII, p.3

Saturday, February 3, 2007

The One Thing

Man's purpose, from the moment he is born, is to find God. However, he cannot find Him unless God finds him first. "In Him we live and move." (Acts 17:28) Unfortunately, the passions have shut the eyes of our soul and we cannot see. But when our very loving God turns an affectionate eye towards us, then we awake as if from sleep and begin to seek salvation.

Elder Joseph the Hesychast
"Monastic Wisdom" (Letters...)

Friday, February 2, 2007

The Mysterious

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.

It is the source of all true art and science."

Albert Einstein

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Psalm 23

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."