Hindu Wisdom

Keep on giving — your time, your energy, your talent, your resources.
Everything is a trust given to you to be used for the benefit of others.
— Eknath Easwaran, meditation teacher and interspirituality pioneer

Zen Wisdom

To truly practice Zen means not leaving lights burning where they are not needed, not allowing water to run unnecessarily from the faucet, and not loading up your plate and leaving food uneaten.
— Robert Aiken in 365 Zen edited by Jean Smith

Movie Lines

"I'm God's instrument. . . . God has a plan for all of us."
— Simon Birch in Simon Birch

Confucian Wisdom

If you meet a noble man, try to equal him. When you see an evil one, examine yourself thoroughly.
— Confucius in Awakening to the Sacred by Lama Surya Das

African-American Wisdom

Good is that which makes for peace; evil is that which makes for turbulence.
— Howard Thurman in Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh by Matthew Fox

Sufi Wisdom

Whatever brings people together for a good is good.
— Kabir Helminski in The Knowing Heart


May a good vision catch me.
May a benevolent vision take hold of me,
and move me.
May a deep and full vision come over me,
and burst open around me.
May a luminous vision inform me,
enfold me.
— David Abram in Prayers for a Thousand Years edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

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