It was scary to walk in there and see all those ropes hanging. It brought it to reality. It was like oh my God, they did the same thing to them that they used to do to us. I guess there was not much difference because they were both a kind of slavery no matter how you look at it.
For me the appropriate metaphor for the inner spiritual centre is a garden, a place of potential peace and tranquility. This garden is a place where the Spirit of God comes to make self-disclosure to share wisdom, to give affirmation or rebuke, to provide encouragement, and to give direction and guidance. When this garden is in proper order, it is a quiet place, and there is an absence of busyness, of defiling noise, of confusion. The inner garden is a delicate place, and if not properly maintained it will be quickly overrun by intrusive under-growth. God does not often walk in disordered gardens. And that is why inner gardens that are ignored are said to be empty.
God knows how you Protestants can be expected to have any sense of direction,' she said. 'It's different with us. I haven't been to mass for years, I've got every mortal sin on my conscience, but I know when I'm doing wrong. I'm still a Catholic.
God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
And how many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession does not avail at all except after Allah has given permission to whom He pleases and chooses.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.
There is something in the nature of things which the mind of man, which reason, which human power cannot effect, and certainly that which produces this must be better than man. What can this be but God.
We had these huge amplifiers, and the band's energy level was just astounding. I recently saw a picture taken near the gig of myself, John McLaughlin and Tony sitting on this rock. God, we were so young. It's the only time that the three of us were together.
Is then he who follows the pleasure of Allah like him who has made himself deserving of displeasure from Allah, and his abode is hell and it is an evil destination.
Prays Nanak, what is the nature of the spiritual people They are self-realized they understand God. By Guru's Grace, they contemplate Him such spiritual people are honored in His Court.
Success is man's god.
And (as for) those who believe in Allah and His apostles, these it is that are the truthful and the faithful ones in the sight of their Lord they shall have their reward and their light, and (as for) those who disbelieve and reject Our communications, these are the inmates of the hell.
It is but agony of desire:
If I can hope- Oh God!
Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them surely Allah is High, Great.
Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
It was ascribed to one's past deeds and one's own mental tendencies. It is wrong to cast the blame on others. But, someone pointed out that God was the originator of both joy and grief and that, without His Will, no blade of grass can waver in the wind Yes if that Truth be firmly established in the heart, one gets the unique bliss of liberation.
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
God is a child and when he began to play, he cultivated mathematics. It is the most godly of man's games.
And thus We have sent you among a nation before which other nations have passed away, that you might recite to them what We have revealed to you and (still) they deny the Beneficent God. Say He is my Lord, there is no god but He on Him do I rely and to Him is my return.
brought the tone, and he brought it hard and fast. He picked up and carried Sunset, which was really a small film, and made this popcorn piece. It was kind of wobbly for a while. God, there were times I was cursing him out, cursing the writers out. I don't like it when it gets shaky like that.
You lie, up to the hearing of the gods.
What blessings thy free bounty gives
Let me not cast away;
For God is paid when man receives;
T' enjoy is to obey.
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting in whose name in whose strength in whose glory What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions.
Ask not of me, love, what is love Ask what is good of God above Ask of the great sun what is light Ask what is darkness of the night Ask sin of what may be forgiven Ask what is happiness of Heaven Ask what is sweetness of thy kiss Ask of thyself what beauty is.
The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.