quote by Kabir

I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. I laugh when I hear that people go on pilgrimage to find God.

— Kabir

Breathtaking Pilgrimage quotations

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.

Audacious longing, burning songs, daring thoughts, an impulse overwhelming the heart, usurping the mind--these are all a drive towards serving Him who rings our hearts like a bell. It is as if He were waiting to enter our empty, perishing lives.

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.

We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.

This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth.

[A] journey becomes a pilgrimage as we discover, day by day, that the distance traveled is less important than the experience gained.

Are we no greater than the noise we make Along one blind atomic pilgrimage Whereon by crass chance billeted we go Because our brains and bones and cartilage Will have it so?

Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.

Be kind to all beings, this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and donating money.

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours.

They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.

The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey.

The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both.

Pilgrimage is a powerful metaphor for any journey with the purpose of finding something that matters deeply to the traveler.

The soul passeth from form to form; and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold.

Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination.

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

Life is a long pilgrimage from fear to love.

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.

I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days and God came to me.

The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam;

when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith.

Truth cannot be given to you; especially if you are following an organized religion, then truth will be as far from you as darkness is from light. Truth is not found by observing rituals, undertaking pilgrimages or reading the scriptures. It is simply a waste of time.

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.

For me, success is, during this early pilgrimage, to leave the woodpile a little higher than I found it.

Bodily pain affects man as a whole down to the deepest layers of his moral being. It forces him to face again the fundamental questions of his fate, of his attitude toward God and fellow man, of his individual and collective responsibility and of the sense of his pilgrimage on earth.

The object of pilgrimage is not rest and recreation – to get away from it all.

To set out on a pilgrimage is to throw down a challenge to everyday life.

O You who are mad about Your creature! true God and true Man, You have left Yourself wholly to us, as food, so that we will not fall through weariness during our pilgrimage in this life, but will be fortified by You, celestial nourishment

The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats.

Here in this body are the sacred rivers, here are the sun and moon, as well as the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise.

It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage.

The Christian life is a pilgrimage from earth to heaven, and our task is to take as many as possible with us as we make this journey.

What vice could be worse than covetousness? What is more sinful than slander? For one who is truthful, what need is there for austerity? For one who has a clean heart, what is the need for pilgrimage?.

We don't think about pilgrimage in this country.

We don't think about meditation. The idea of taking a six-week walk is totally foreign to most Americans. But it's probably exactly what we need.

We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die, We Poets of the proud old lineage Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest.

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