The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions.
("Life of Pi")
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The presence of God is the finest of rewards.
If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?
Progress is unstoppable. It is a drumbeat to which we must all march. Technology helps and good ideas spread - these are two lows of nature. If you don't let technology help you, if you resist good ideas, you condemn yourself to dinosaurhood! I am utterly convinced of this.
We are all born like Catholics, aren't we-in limbo, without religion, until some figure introduces us to God?
I blinked deliberately, expecting my eyelids to act like lumberjacks. But the trees would not fall.
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