Religion and faith are very personal matters. So far as the government is concerned, there is only one holy book, which is the Constitution of India.— Narendra Modi
Astounding Holy Books quotations
Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the holy scriptures ever have the pre-eminence, and, next to them, those solid, lively, heavenly treatises which best expound and apply the scriptures, and next, credible histories, especially of the Church... but take heed of false teachers who would corrupt your understandings.
One way for attaining Bhakti is by repeating the name of God a number of times.
Mantras have effect: the mere repetition of words.... To obtain Bhakti, seek the company of holy men who have Bhakti, and read books like the Gita and the Imitation of Christ; always think of the attributes of God.
My definition of secularism is very clear.
The sole religion of the Government is Nation First, the holy book is the Constitution.
Much of today’s church relies more on a book the early church didn't have, than the Holy Spirit they did.
I'd never heard of the 'Lord of the Rings', actually.
So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, 'Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?'
On a certain day shall every soul come to plead for itself, and every soul shall be repaid according to its deeds; and they shall not be wronged.
And they will ask thee of the spirit.
Say: The spirit proceedeth at my Lord's command; but of knowledge, only a little is given to you.
There is no radical or moderate Islam.
There is only one Islam and that is the Islam from the Koran, the holy book. That is the Islam from Mohammed. There are no two sorts of Islam.
Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.
There are things in the Old Book which I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept it as the infallible Word of God, and receive its teachings as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
They know the outward shows of this life present but of the next life are they careless. Have they not consider the heavens and the earth and all that is between them but for a serious end, and for a fixed term? But truly most men believe not that they shall meet their Lord.
I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above.
WE'VE BEEN READING THE MÖTLEY CRÜE BOOK. THATS OUR HOLY BIBLE.
Whatever good works ye send on before [death]... ye shall find with God.
I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.
In the eyes of a seer, every leaf of a tree is a page of the Holy Book and contains divine revelation.
[The writers of the holy books] did not even know the earth revolves around the sun. Why are we listening?
It is the Holy Spirit who inspired the Bible. It is the Holy Spirit who illumines the Bible.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee.
One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
...the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
... and we will test you with evil and with good; and unto us shall ye be brought back.
I hear no one boast, that he hath a knowledge of the Scriptures, but that he owneth a Bible written in golden characters. And tell me then, what profiteth this? The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.
The Lord's angel, Gebrail, dictated the Koran to Mohammed the Lord's Prophet.
What a joke if all that holy book were only twenty-three years of listening to the desert. A desert which has no voice.
First of all there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of Emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. ...Try to submerge yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego.
... Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me... Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks.
Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word...I would be so overpowered with a sense of God's Infinite Majestey, that I would be contrained to throw myself on the ground, and offer my soul as a blank in His hands, to write on it what He pleased.
[Unbelievers] think they have made great efforts to get at the truth when they have spent a few hours in reading some book out of Holy Scripture, and have questioned some cleric about the truths of the faith. After that, they boast that they have searched in books and among men in vain.
...he who goes down to the grave does not return.
In a well-functioning democracy, the state constitution is considered more important than God's holy book, whichever holy book that may be, and God matters only in your private life.
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion.
The judgment: You are now before Yama, King of the Dead.
In vain will you try to...deny or conceal the evil deeds you have done. ... the mirror in which Yama seems to read your past is your own memory, and also his judgment is your own. It is you yourself who pronounce your own judgment.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time.
It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life.
The most revealing books are the Holy Koran and the Holy Bible.
The Bhagavad Gita is a great book as well, and the works of Buddha. These are the major influences on the world.