No matter what belief or non-belief system you ascribe to, spiritual works can be a tremendous resource for wisdom on living. The following quotes are some of the best from five major scriptures including the Bible, the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao te Ching and the Tripitaka. We hope you learn a little something after reading blog.
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1. The Bible
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same." Luke 6:32
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
2. The Quran
"“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.”
"" The three best things: to be humble amidst the vicissitudes of fortune; to pardon when powerful; and to be generous with no strings attached."
“Acquire knowledge, it enables its professor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and an armour against enemies.”
3. The Bhagavad Gita
"Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self."
"When you know no peace, how can you know joy? When you let your mind follow the call of the sense, they carry away your better judgemet as storms drive a boat off its charted course on sea."
"The immature think that knowledge and action are different, but the wise see them as the same."
4. The Tao te Ching
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
"“If you understand others you are smart.
If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
If you overcome others you are powerful.
If you overcome yourself you have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
If you can act with vigor, you have a will.
If you don't lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.
If you die without loss, you are eternal.”
“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
5. The Tripitaka
"We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything."
"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."
"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."