Thursday, April 20, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 04/20/17

“The external is a reflection of the internal. We create our own reality. Everything that is done without heart is short lived. Everything that arises from the mask has a quick shelf life. We need to transform ourselves in order to transform the world. The change needs to happen from the inside out. Our only chance is self-knowledge because only through it can we understand the mechanics of the ego and the mind. Thus, we recognize that we are exactly where we place ourselves.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself is an almost instantaneous way to connect with suffering.

—Denise Di Novi, "This Buddhist Life"

Via Baha'i Quotes Syndication Service: Be Not a Hypocrite...

Be thou of the people of hell-fire,
but be not a hypocrite.

Be thou an unbeliever,
but be not a plotter.

Make thy home in taverns,
but tread not the path
of the mischief-maker.

Fear thou God,
but not the priest.

Give to the executioner thy head, but not thy heart.

Let thine abode be under the stone,
but seek not the shelter of the cleric.

Thus doth the Holy Reed intone its melodies, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its song, so that He may infuse life eternal into the mortal frames of men, impart to the temples of dust the essence of the Holy Spirit and the heavenly Light, and draw the transient world, through the potency of a single word, unto the Everlasting Kingdom.