Random Thoughts 8-3-2014

Because I am traveling, I am writing some articles weeks in advance, so I can’t comment on this weeks news stories like I usually do. Instead, this week’s random thoughts will concentrate on some favorite spiritual quotes.


Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within.” ~W. E. Channing

Only the spirit and the soul is eternal, only they can be saved.

Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires” ~Randolph S. Bourne

The worthiest desires are, of course, the spiritual desires.

It is better to be motivated by the soul’s hunger rather than the ego’s greed.” ~Unknown

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

And that means becoming more than what we are in the material world, not less.

Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens

We shouldn’t ignore the negative things in the world, but neither should we constantly dwell on them. That only leads to stress and depression.

Non-attachment is like a fire that can burn the binding power of past samskaras. Non-attachment and love are one ant the same. Non-attachment gives freedom, but attachment brings bondage.” ~Swami Rama

Trying to develop spiritually while clinging to the material world is like trying to row a boat that is still tied to the dock.

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