#4797 - Thursday, December 27,
2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone.
Because it shines, the whole world is full of light.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
Thy sunshine smiles upon the winter days of my heart,
doubting of its spring flowers.
by Alan Larus
If we remove all the rubbish, all the thoughts,
from our minds,
the peace will become manifest. That which is obstructing
peace has to be removed. Peace is the only reality.
~ Ramana Maharshi
When you look at what is happening to our
worldand it is hard to look at what
is happening to our water, our air, our
trees, our fellow speciesit becomes
clear that unless you have some roots
in a spiritual practice that holds life
sacred and encourages joyful
communion with all your fellow beings, facing the
enormous challenges ahead
becomes nearly impossible.
~ Joanna Macy: World as Lover, World as Self
When you expand your vision and awareness, you
see that you are a part of
everybody. If people around you are suffering,
you do not simply shut your eyes
and say, 'I'll be really happy.' The
subtler you go and the more refined you are,
you feel for everyone in the
world. You start feeling for trees, animals and
plants as well. You begin to
care for the environment."
~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)
We must never permit the voice of humanity
within us to be silenced.
It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first
makes him truly a man.
~ Albert Schweitzer
Dogs emanate a goodness that people respond to.
One of the joys of walking your
dog is often people come up to you and
immediately their hearts open. They are
not interested in you, of course.
They want to pat your dog.
~ Eckhart Tolle, Guardians of Being
The hope for the animals of tomorrow is to be
found in a human culture which
learns to feel beyond itself. We must learn
empathy, we must learn to see into
the eyes of an animal and feel that its
life has value because it is alive. Nothing
else will do.
~ Kenneth White
I was sad one day and went for a walk; I sat
in a field. A rabbit noticed my
condition and came near. It often does not
take more than that to help: just to
be close to creatures who are so full
of knowing, so full of love that they don't
chat, they just gaze with their
~ St. John of the Cross
"Every single creature is full of God, and is a
book about God. Every creature
is a word of God. If I spend enough time with
the tiniest creature, even a
caterpillar, I would never have to prepare a
sermon, so full of God is every
~ Meister Eckhart, 14th C .Christian