‘Love is the breath of the Holy Spirit inspired into the human spirit!’
This piece seems to be another version of the better known one that is HERE http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SAB/sab-13.html
“Every one of us is a mystic. We may or may not realize it, we may not even like it. But whether we know it or not, whether we accept it or not, mystical experience is always there, inviting us on a journey of ultimate discovery. We have been given the gift of life in this perplexing world to become who we ultimately are: creatures of boundless love, caring, compassion, and wisdom. Existence is a summons to the eternal journey of the sage – the sage we all are, if only we could see.”
Brother Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Heart
Pointers to Presence
‘And what is mind
And how is it recognized?
If I clearly draw In sumi ink,
the sound Of breezes drifting
Is all that is seen.’
Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481)
“After the first death, there is no other,” Dylan Thomas wrote in “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London.”
What more can one say—if one child’s death is not more than sufficient an indictment, a plea, despair?
… the philosophy is ‘Advaita Vedanta’. ‘Vedanta’ simply means that it derives from the scriptures that form the last part of the Vedas, the four sacred texts of the Hindu religion. The literal meaning is ‘the end of knowledge’, in the sense of being the highest knowledge one can attain. It is not itself a religion, however—there are no churches or priests. The first part of the Vedas does contain rituals and so on but Advaita does not itself rely on these.
Advaita is an extremely simple philosophy. Its complete essence is summed up in its Sanskrit name: a – not, dvaita – two. In a very real sense, there is no need for a book to explain it. It can be summed up in a single sentence. There are not two things. – Dennis Waite
“The fact, which is now called the Christian Religion,” he boldly says, with the earlier Apologists, “existed among the ancients, and was never lacking from the origin of the human race.” –
C C Martindale SJ – SOURCE – http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/augustin.htm
“My father felt that the prophetic tradition of Judaism had come alive at Selma,” Susannah Heschel wrote. “He said that King told him it was the greatest day in his life, and my father said that he was reminded at Selma of walking with Hasidic rebbes in Europe. Such was the spiritual atmosphere of the day.
“When he returned, he famously said, ‘For many of us the march from Selma to Montgomery was about protest and prayer. Legs are not lips and walking is not kneeling. And yet our legs uttered songs. Even without words, our march was worship. I felt my legs were praying.’”
See here re a film that has cut out Heschel – http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/01/18/fresh-controversy-hits-selma-daughter-of-rabbi-abraham-joshua-heschel-shocked-by-exclusion-of-her-father-from-film/#