A Higher Expression

Universal Worship on 2020-12-13

In the Hindu Scriptures we read:
When all desires are in peace and the mind, withdrawing within, gathers the multitudinous straying senses into the harmony of recollection.
Then, with reason armed with resolution, let the seeker quietly lead the mind into the spirit and let all his thoughts be silence. And whenever the mind unsteady and restless strays away from the spirit, let him forever and ever, lead it again to the spirit.
DIVINE WISDOM
(Bhagavad Gita 24, 25, 26)

In the Buddhist Scriptures we read:
If we liberate our souls from our petty selves, wish no ill to others, and become clear as a crystal diamond reflecting the light of truth, what a radiant picture will appear in us mirroring things as they are, without the admixture of burning desires, without the distortion of erroneous illusion, without the agitation of sinful unrest.
The extinction of self is salvation.
DIVINE COMPASSION
(Gospel of Buddha, 11, 17.20)

In the African tradition we read:
In the beginning was God;
Today is God
Tomorrow will be God.
Who can make an image of God?
He has no body.
He is as a word which comes out of your mouth.
That word! It is no more,
It is past, and still it lives!
So is God.
DIVINE BELONGING
(Pygmy hymn, Concepts of God in Africa. John S Mbiti, p.23)

In the Hebrew Scriptures we read:
The work of righteousness shall be peace;
and the effect of righteousness
shall be quietness and assurance forever.
DIVINE LAW
(Isaiah 33: 17)

In the Christian Scriptures, we read:
We have the faith to make life our own.
And what is faith?
Faith gives substance to our hopes,
and makes us certain of realities we do not see.
DIVINE SELF-SACRIFICE
(Hebrews10: 39)

In the scriptures of Islam we read.
Whoever submits his whole self to God and is a doer of good
has grasped indeed the most trustworthy handhold,
and with God rests the end and decision of all affairs.
The hearts of men are at the disposal of God like unto one heart and He turns them about any way He pleases.
O, Director of hearts, turn our hearts to obey Thee.
DIVINE UNITY
(Sufi Temple Archive)

In the Sufi Teachings, we read:
When I open my eyes to the
When I open my eyes to the outer worldouter world
I feel myself as a drop in the sea;
I feel myself as a drop in the sea;
But when I close my eyes and look within,
But when I close my eyes and look within,
I see the whole universe as a bubble
I see the whole universe as a bubble
Raised in the ocean of my heart.
Raised in the ocean of my heart.
DIVINE TRUTH
(VADAN – Gamakas

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