The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity:
with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower Time.
- Meister Eckhart
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice.
Better than knowledge is meditation.
But better still is surrender in love,
Because there follows immediate peace.
- From the Bhagavad Gita
The human body is finite;
the spirit is boundless.
Before you begin to pray,
cast aside what limits you
and enter into the world of the Infinite.
Turn to God alone
and have no thought of self at all.
Nothing but God will exist for you
when self has ceased to be.
- Dov Baer of Mezhirech
I tell you one thing -
If you want peace of mind,
do not find fault with others.
Rather learn to see your own faults.
Learn to make the whole world your own.
No one is a stranger, my child;
this whole world is your own.
- Sri Sarada Devi
When the mystic’s spiritual eye is opened, his physical eye is closed; he sees nothing but God.
- Abu Sulayman Ad-Darani
Thou who art within and without,
above and below and all around,
Thou who art interpenetrating every cell of my being,
Thou who art the eye of my eyes,
the ear of my ears,
the heart of my heart,
the mind of my mind,
the breath of my breath,
the life of my life,
the soul of my soul,
Bless us, dear God, to be aware of thy presence
now and here.
May we all be aware of thy presence
in the East and the West,
in the North and the South.
May peace and good will abide among individuals,
communities, and nations.
- Swami Omkar
The best act of worship is watchfulness of the moments.
That is, that the servant not look beyond his limit, and not
contemplate anything other than his Lord, and not associate
with anything other than his present moment.
- Abu Bakr Muhammad Al-Wasiti