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  0.01 - The Coming of the Ship
  1.01 - On Love
  1.02 - On Marriage
  1.03 - On Children
  1.04 - On Giving
  1.05 - On Eating and Drinking
  1.06 - On Work
  1.07 - On Joy and Sorrow
  1.08 - On Houses
  1.09 - On Clothes
  1.10 - On Buying and Selling
  1.11 - On Crime and Punishment
  1.12 - On Laws
  1.13 - On Freedom
  1.14 - On Reason and Passion
  1.15 - On Pain
  1.16 - On Self-Knowledge
  1.17 - On Teaching
  1.18 - On Friendship
  1.19 - On Talking
  1.20 - On Time
  1.21 - On Good and Evil
  1.22 - On Prayer
  1.23 - On Pleasure
  1.24 - On Beauty
  1.25 - On Religion
  1.26 - On Death
  1.27 - The Farewell

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BOOK XVII. - The history of the city of God from the times of the prophets to Christ
The Prophet
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The prophet Enoch, supposed to have been an antediluvian, was the inventor of learning, letters, and the founder of initiatory rites. Among the Arabs Enoch is commonly called Idris, meaning the wise or learned. Again, “The Kerkes and the Onech stand for a race cycle, and the mystical tree Ababel — the ‘Father Tree’ in the Kuran — shoots out new branches and vegetation at every resurrection of the Kerkes or Phoenix” (SD 2:617). The connection with the phoenix is purely mystical, because just as the phoenix is said to be reborn from its own ashes, thus bringing about a new cycle, so the neophyte during initiation is said to be reborn from the “ashes” of his past self.

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1:Thus said Ramakrishna and thus said Vivekananda. Yes, but let me know also the truths which the Avatar cast not forth into speech and the prophet has omitted from his teachings. There will always be more in God than the thought of man has ever conceived or the tongue of man has ever uttered. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
2:the priest and the mage, the man of piety, the just man, the man of wisdom, the saint, the prophet, the Rishi, the Yogi, the seer, the spiritual sage and the mystic ... the saint, the devotee, the spiritual sage, the seer, the prophet, the servant of God, the soldier of the spirit ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
3:How many nights have you remained awake repeating science and poring over books, and have denied yourself sleep. I do not know what the purpose of it was. If it was attaining worldly ends and securing its vanities, and acquiring its dignities, and surpassing your contemporaries, and such like, woe to you and again woe; but if your purpose in it was the vitalizing of the Law of the Prophet, and the training of your character, and breaking the soul commanding to evil, then blessed are you and again blessed. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
4:The Prophet related that when Allah loves the voice of His slave when he makes supplication to Him, He delays the answer to his supplication so that the slave will repeat the supplication. This comes from His love for the slave, not because He has turned away from him. For that reason, the Prophet mentioned the name of the Wise, and the Wise is the one who puts everything in its proper place, and who does not turn away from the qualities which their realities necessitate and demand; so the Wise is the One who knows the order of things. ~ Ibn Arabi,
5:15. The Crossing of the Return Threshold:The returning hero, to complete his adventure, must survive the impact of the world. Many failures attest to the difficulties of this life-affirmative threshold. The first problem of the returning hero is to accept as real, after an experience of the soul-satisfying vision of fulfillment, the passing joys and sorrows, banalities and noisy obscenities of life. Why re-enter such a world? Why attempt to make plausible, or even interesting, to men and women consumed with passion, the experience of transcendental bliss? As dreams that were momentous by night may seem simply silly in the light of day, so the poet and the prophet can discover themselves playing the idiot before a jury of sober eyes. The easy thing is to commit the whole community to the devil and retire again into the heavenly rock dwelling, close the door, and make it fast. But if some spiritual obstetrician has drawn the shimenawa across the retreat, then the work of representing eternity in time, and perceiving in time eternity, cannot be avoided" The hero returns to the world of common day and must accept it as real. ~ Joseph Campbell,
6:Many are God's forms by which he grows in man; They stamp his thoughts and deeds with divinity, Uplift the stature of the human clay Or slowly transmute it into heavens gold. He is the Good for which men fight and die, He is the war of Right with Titan wrong; He is Freedom rising deathless from her pyre; He is Valour guarding still the desperate pass Or lone and erect on the shattered barricade Or a sentinel in the dangerous echoing Night. He is the crown of the martyr burned in flame And the glad resignation of the saint And courage indifferent to the wounds of Time And the heros might wrestling with death and fate. He is Wisdom incarnate on a glorious throne And the calm autocracy of the sages rule. He is the high and solitary Thought Aloof above the ignorant multitude: He is the prophets voice, the sight of the seer. He is Beauty, nectar of the passionate soul, He is the Truth by which the spirit lives. He is the riches of the spiritual Vast Poured out in healing streams on indigent Life; He is Eternity lured from hour to hour, He is infinity in a little space: He is immortality in the arms of death. These powers I am and at my call they come. Thus slowly I lift mans soul nearer the Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
7:When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth...... But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.>p>Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet ,
8:In the Judeo-Christian tradition, it is called 'the resurrection body ' and 'the glorified body.' The prophet Isaiah said, 'The dead shall live, their bodies shall rise' (Isa. 26:19). St. Paul called it 'the celestial body' or 'spiritual body ' (soma pneumatikon) (I Corinthians 15:40). In Sufism it is called 'the most sacred body ' (wujud al-aqdas) and 'supracelestial body ' (jism asli haqiqi). In Taoism, it is called 'the diamond body,' and those who have attained it are called 'the immortals' and 'the cloudwalkers.' In Tibetan Buddhism it is called 'the light body.' In Tantrism and some schools of yoga, it is called 'the vajra body,' 'the adamantine body,' and 'the divine body.' In Kriya yoga it is called 'the body of bliss.' In Vedanta it is called 'the superconductive body.' In Gnosticism and Neoplatonism, it is called 'the radiant body.' In the alchemical tradition, the Emerald Tablet calls it 'the Glory of the Whole Universe' and 'the golden body.' The alchemist Paracelsus called it 'the astral body.' In the Hermetic Corpus, it is called 'the immortal body ' (soma athanaton). In some mystery schools, it is called 'the solar body.' In Rosicrucianism, it is called 'the diamond body of the temple of God.' In ancient Egypt it was called 'the luminous body or being' (akh). In Old Persia it was called 'the indwelling divine potential' (fravashi or fravarti). In the Mithraic liturgy it was called 'the perfect body ' (soma teilion). In the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, it is called 'the divine body,' composed of supramental substance. In the philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin, it is called 'the ultrahuman'. ~ , ,
9:The poet-seer sees differently, thinks in another way, voices himself in quite another manner than the philosopher or the prophet. The prophet announces the Truth as the Word, the Law or the command of the Eternal, he is the giver of the message; the poet shows us Truth in its power of beauty, in its symbol or image, or reveals it to us in the workings of Nature or in the workings of life, and when he has done that, his whole work is done; he need not be its explicit spokesman or its official messenger. The philosopher's business is to discriminate Truth and put its parts and aspects into intellectual relation with each other; the poet's is to seize and embody aspects of Truth in their living relations, or rather - for that is too philosophical a language - to see her features and, excited by the vision, create in the beauty of her image. No doubt, the prophet may have in him a poet who breaks out often into speech and surrounds with the vivid atmosphere of life the directness of his message; he may follow up his injunction "Take no thought for the morrow," by a revealing image of the beauty of the truth he enounces, in the life of Nature, in the figure of the lily, or link it to human life by apologue and parable. The philosopher may bring in the aid of colour and image to give some relief and hue to his dry light of reason and water his arid path of abstractions with some healing dew of poetry. But these are ornaments and not the substance of his work; and if the philosopher makes his thought substance of poetry, he ceases to be a philosophic thinker and becomes a poet-seer of Truth. Thus the more rigid metaphysicians are perhaps right in denying to Nietzsche the name of philosopher; for Nietzsche does not think, but always sees, turbidly or clearly, rightly or distortedly, but with the eye of the seer rather than with the brain of the thinker. On the other hand we may get great poetry which is full of a prophetic enthusiasm of utterance or is largely or even wholly philosophic in its matter; but this prophetic poetry gives us no direct message, only a mass of sublime inspirations of thought and image, and this philosophic poetry is poetry and lives as poetry only in so far as it departs from the method, the expression, the way of seeing proper to the philosophic mind. It must be vision pouring itself into thought-images and not thought trying to observe truth and distinguish its province and bounds and fences. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry ,
10:reading ::: 50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered: Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954) St Augustine - Confessions (400) Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932) Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901) Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976) Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972) GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922) Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001) Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE) Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971) Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century) Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927) Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097) Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923) GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960) Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963) Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951) Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922) Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954) William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955) Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436) J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964) CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942) Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964) Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994) Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989) W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944) Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994) John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998) Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994) Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997) Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976) Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968) Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979) Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970) Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758) Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570) Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994) Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998) Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973) Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998) Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002) Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979) Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000) Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974) Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition) ,
11:There's an idea in Christianity of the image of God as a Trinity. There's the element of the Father, there's the element of the Son, and there's the element of the Holy Spirit. It's something like the spirit of tradition, human beings as the living incarnation of that tradition, and the spirit in people that makes relationship with the spirit and individuals possible. I'm going to bounce my way quickly through some of the classical, metaphorical attributes of God, so that we kind of have a cloud of notions about what we're talking about, when we return to Genesis 1 and talk about the God who spoke chaos into Being.There's a fatherly aspect, so here's what God as a father is like. You can enter into a covenant with it, so you can make a bargain with it. Now, you think about that. Money is like that, because money is a bargain you make with the future. We structured our world so that you can negotiate with the future. I don't think that we would have got to the point where we could do that without having this idea to begin with. You can act as if the future's a reality; there's a spirit of tradition that enables you to act as if the future is something that can be bargained with. That's why you make sacrifices. The sacrifices were acted out for a very long period of time, and now they're psychological. We know that you can sacrifice something valuable in the present and expect that you're negotiating with something that's representing the transcendent future. That's an amazing human discovery. No other creature can do that; to act as if the future is real; to know that you can bargain with reality itself, and that you can do it successfully. It's unbelievable.It responds to sacrifice. It answers prayers. I'm not saying that any of this is true, by the way. I'm just saying what the cloud of ideas represents. It punishes and rewards. It judges and forgives. It's not nature. One of the things weird about the Judeo-Christian tradition is that God and nature are not the same thing, at all. Whatever God is, partially manifest in this logos, is something that stands outside of nature. I think that's something like consciousness as abstracted from the natural world. It built Eden for mankind and then banished us for disobedience. It's too powerful to be touched. It granted free will. Distance from it is hell. Distance from it is death. It reveals itself in dogma and in mystical experience, and it's the law. That's sort of like the fatherly aspect.The son-like aspect. It speaks chaos into order. It slays dragons and feeds people with the remains. It finds gold. It rescues virgins. It is the body and blood of Christ. It is a tragic victim, scapegoat, and eternally triumphant redeemer simultaneously. It cares for the outcast. It dies and is reborn. It is the king of kings and hero of heroes. It's not the state, but is both the fulfillment and critic of the state. It dwells in the perfect house. It is aiming at paradise or heaven. It can rescue from hell. It cares for the outcast. It is the foundation and the cornerstone that was rejected. It is the spirit of the law.The spirit-like aspect. It's akin to the human soul. It's the prophetic voice. It's the still, small voice of conscience. It's the spoken truth. It's called forth by music. It is the enemy of deceit, arrogance, and resentment. It is the water of life. It burns without consuming. It's a blinding light.That's a very well-developed set of poetic metaphors. These are all...what would you say...glimpses of the transcendent ideal. That's the right way of thinking about it. They're glimpses of the transcendent ideal, and all of them have a specific meaning. In part, what we're going to do is go over that meaning, as we continue with this series. What we've got now is a brief description, at least, of what this is. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series 1,
12:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. You will see that every time you read it, something new will be revealed to you. Each time you will get a new glimpse, each time a new experience; things which were not there, things you did not understand arise and suddenly become clear. Always an unexpected vision comes up through the words and lines. Every time you try to read and understand, you will see that something is added, something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you the very verses you have read once before, will appear to you in a different light each time you re-read them. This is what happens invariably. Always your experience is enriched, it is a revelation at each step. But you must not read it as you read other books or newspapers. You must read with an empty head, a blank and vacant mind, without there being any other thought; you must concentrate much, remain empty, calm and open; then the words, rhythms, vibrations will penetrate directly to this white page, will put their stamp upon the brain, will explain themselves without your making any effort. Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks. If truly one knows how to meditate on Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs. For him who wishes to follow this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand and leading you to the destined goal. And then, every question, however personal it may be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is everything that is necessary for doing the Yoga.*He has crammed the whole universe in a single book.* It is a marvellous work, magnificent and of an incomparable perfection. You know, before writing Savitri Sri Aurobindo said to me, WIKI am impelled to launch on a new adventure; I was hesitant in the beginning, but now I am decided. Still, I do not know how far I shall succeed. I pray for help.* And you know what it was? It was - before beginning, I warn you in advance - it was His way of speaking, so full of divine humility and modesty. He never... *asserted Himself*. And the day He actually began it, He told me: WIKI have launched myself in a rudderless boat upon the vastness of the Infinite.* And once having started, He wrote page after page without intermission, as though it were a thing already complete up there and He had only to transcribe it in ink down here on these pages. In truth, the entire form of Savitri has descended "en masse" from the highest region and Sri Aurobindo with His genius only arranged the lines - in a superb and magnificent style. Sometimes entire lines were revealed and He has left them intact; He worked hard, untiringly, so that the inspiration could come from the highest possible summit. And what a work He has created! Yes, it is a true creation in itself. It is an unequalled work. Everything is there, and it is put in such a simple, such a clear form; verses perfectly harmonious, limpid and eternally true. My child, I have read so many things, but I have never come across anything which could be compared with Savitri. I have studied the best works in Greek, Latin, English and of course French literature, also in German and all the great creations of the West and the East, including the great epics; but I repeat it, I have not found anywhere anything comparable with Savitri. All these literary works seems to me empty, flat, hollow, without any deep reality - apart from a few rare exceptions, and these too represent only a small fraction of what Savitri is. What grandeur, what amplitude, what reality: it is something immortal and eternal He has created. I tell you once again there is nothing like in it the whole world. Even if one puts aside the vision of the reality, that is, the essential substance which is the heart of the inspiration, and considers only the lines in themselves, one will find them unique, of the highest classical kind. What He has created is something man cannot imagine. For, everything is there, everything. It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide to Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine. Each step of Yoga is noted here, including the secret of all other Yogas. Surely, if one sincerely follows what is revealed here in each line one will reach finally the transformation of the Supramental Yoga. It is truly the infallible guide who never abandons you; its support is always there for him who wants to follow the path. Each verse of Savitri is like a revealed Mantra which surpasses all that man possessed by way of knowledge, and I repeat this, the words are expressed and arranged in such a way that the sonority of the rhythm leads you to the origin of sound, which is OM. My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altogether unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience - reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, - as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga. All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind. These are experiences lived by Him, realities, supracosmic truths. He experienced all these as one experiences joy or sorrow, physically. He walked in the darkness of inconscience, even in the neighborhood of death, endured the sufferings of perdition, and emerged from the mud, the world-misery to breathe the sovereign plenitude and enter the supreme Ananda. He crossed all these realms, went through the consequences, suffered and endured physically what one cannot imagine. Nobody till today has suffered like Him. He accepted suffering to transform suffering into the joy of union with the Supreme. It is something unique and incomparable in the history of the world. It is something that has never happened before, He is the first to have traced the path in the Unknown, so that we may be able to walk with certitude towards the Supermind. He has made the work easy for us. Savitri is His whole Yoga of transformation, and this Yoga appears now for the first time in the earth-consciousness. And I think that man is not yet ready to receive it. It is too high and too vast for him. He cannot understand it, grasp it, for it is not by the mind that one can understand Savitri. One needs spiritual experiences in order to understand and assimilate it. The farther one advances on the path of Yoga, the more does one assimilate and the better. No, it is something which will be appreciated only in the future, it is the poetry of tomorrow of which He has spoken in The Future Poetry. It is too subtle, too refined, - it is not in the mind or through the mind, it is in meditation that Savitri is revealed. And men have the audacity to compare it with the work of Virgil or Homer and to find it inferior. They do not understand, they cannot understand. What do they know? Nothing at all. And it is useless to try to make them understand. Men will know what it is, but in a distant future. It is only the new race with a new consciousness which will be able to understand. I assure you there is nothing under the blue sky to compare with Savitri. It is the mystery of mysteries. It is a *super-epic,* it is super-literature, super-poetry, super-vision, it is a super-work even if one considers the number of lines He has written. No, these human words are not adequate to describe Savitri. Yes, one needs superlatives, hyperboles to describe it. It is a hyper-epic. No, words express nothing of what Savitri is, at least I do not find them. It is of immense value - spiritual value and all other values; it is eternal in its subject, and infinite in its appeal, miraculous in its mode and power of execution; it is a unique thing, the more you come into contact with it, the higher will you be uplifted. Ah, truly it is something! It is the most beautiful thing He has left for man, the highest possible. What is it? When will man know it? When is he going to lead a life of truth? When is he going to accept this in his life? This yet remains to be seen. My child, every day you are going to read Savitri; read properly, with the right attitude, concentrating a little before opening the pages and trying to keep the mind as empty as possible, absolutely without a thought. The direct road is through the heart. I tell you, if you try to really concentrate with this aspiration you can light the flame, the psychic flame, the flame of purification in a very short time, perhaps in a few days. What you cannot do normally, you can do with the help of Savitri. Try and you will see how very different it is, how new, if you read with this attitude, with this something at the back of your consciousness; as though it were an offering to Sri Aurobindo. You know it is charged, fully charged with consciousness; as if Savitri were a being, a real guide. I tell you, whoever, wanting to practice Yoga, tries sincerely and feels the necessity for it, will be able to climb with the help of Savitri to the highest rung of the ladder of Yoga, will be able to find the secret that Savitri represents. And this without the help of a Guru. And he will be able to practice it anywhere. For him Savitri alone will be the guide, for all that he needs he will find Savitri. If he remains very quiet when before a difficulty, or when he does not know where to turn to go forward and how to overcome obstacles, for all these hesitations and incertitudes which overwhelm us at every moment, he will have the necessary indications, and the necessary concrete help. If he remains very calm, open, if he aspires sincerely, always he will be as if lead by the hand. If he has faith, the will to give himself and essential sincerity he will reach the final goal. Indeed, Savitri is something concrete, living, it is all replete, packed with consciousness, it is the supreme knowledge above all human philosophies and religions. It is the spiritual path, it is Yoga, Tapasya, Sadhana, in its single body. Savitri has an extraordinary power, it gives out vibrations for him who can receive them, the true vibrations of each stage of consciousness. It is incomparable, it is truth in its plenitude, the Truth Sri Aurobindo brought down on the earth. My child, one must try to find the secret that Savitri represents, the prophetic message Sri Aurobindo reveals there for us. This is the work before you, it is hard but it is worth the trouble. - 5 November 1967 ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother The Mother to Mona Sarkar,

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1:Book of the Prophet Isaiah ~ Anonymous
2:The Prophet in Our Midst ~ Stephen Leacock
3:The Prophet's words were true; ~ Bayard Taylor
4:Only the prophets see the obvious. ~ Nelson Rodrigues
5:that what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet ~ Anonymous
6:And with that, the prophet Jeremiah walked away. ~ Anonymous
7:Attitude ... is the prophet of your future. ~ John C Maxwell
8:If I could meet anybody? The prophet Muhammad. ~ Muhammad Ali
9:...the prophets were in it for profits. ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee
10:Khalil Gibran stated it perfectly in The Prophet: ~ Wayne W Dyer
11:Accumulate, accumulate! This is Moses and the Prophets! ~ Karl Marx
12:God, when he makes the prophet, does not unmake the man. ~ John Locke
13:Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God. ~ Martin Luther
14:Dreams can range from the meaningless to the prophetic, ~ Brandon Mull
15:Saying of the Prophet
Die before your death. ~ Idries Shah
16:Painting by Heinrich Hofmann The Prophet Joseph Smith ~ Joseph Smith Jr
17:You cannot honour the prophet by dishonouring his teaching. ~ Hamza Yusuf
18:Saying of the Prophet
No monkery in Islam. ~ Idries Shah
19:All the law and the prophets depend49 on these two commandments. ~ Anonymous
20:Saying of the Prophet

No monkery in Islam. ~ Idries Shah
21:Saying of the Prophet
Sleep is the brother of death. ~ Idries Shah
22:And if you find I've lied, from this day on call the prophet blind. ~ Sophocles
23:No one speaks for God—not even the prophets (who speak about God). ~ Reza Aslan
24:No one speaks for God - not even the prophets (who speak about God) ~ Reza Aslan
25:Saying of the Prophet
Women are the twin-halves of men. ~ Idries Shah
26:1CO14.29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. ~ Anonymous
27:Christ certainly did come to destroy the law and the prophets. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
28:The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam ~ Barack Obama
29:The prophet is appointed to oppose the kind, and even more: history. ~ Martin Buber
30:The Prophet said, “Contentment is a treasure that is never exhausted. ~ Hamza Yusuf
31:Pagans exalt sacred things, the Prophets extol sacred deeds. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
32:indictments in the Prophetic Books, to the smooth elegance of Luke, to the ~ Anonymous
33:Sayings of the Prophet
Trust: Trust in God – but tie your camel first. ~ Idries Shah
34:In ancient times the greatest of the prophets were great musicians. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
35:The prophets of every age come from the hands of attentive mothers ~ Mette Ivie Harrison
36:the scribe tells us what he has read, and the prophet tells what he has seen. ~ A W Tozer
37:Between 1840 and 1844 God instructed the prophet to marry some forty women. ~ Jon Krakauer
38:Freedom of expression does not extend to insulting the Prophets of Allah. ~ Anjem Choudary
39:The Prophets accept all agony and trust it For the water has never feared the fire. ~ Rumi
40:The Prophets accept all agony and trust it
For the water has never feared the fire. ~ Rumi
41:Whoever has not thanked people, has not thanked God,” said the Prophet Muhammad ~ Hamza Yusuf
42:Belief in God, without belief in the Prophet (SAWW), would still be unbelief. ~ Wasif Ali Wasif
43:Saying of the Prophet
Envy devours good deeds, as a fire devours fuel. ~ Idries Shah
44:Saying of the Prophet. The Bequest: I have nothing to leave you except my family. ~ Idries Shah
45:We are the sons of Sorrow; we are the poets and the prophets and the musicians. ~ Khalil Gibran
46:Saying of the Prophet
The Faithful are mirrors, one to the other. ~ Idries Shah
47:Believers are each other’s mirrors’, * friend. The Prophet said this—won’t you comprehend? ~ Rumi
48:Beware, O earth, the prophet who claims to know the time but never wears a watch. ~ Calvin Miller
49:Saying of the Prophet
Whoever invades people´s privacy corrupts them. ~ Idries Shah
50:Minds like the prophet David, who wrote, “As one thinketh in his heart, so is he ~ David J Schwartz
51:Saying of the Prophet
The Bequest
I have nothing to leave you except my family. ~ Idries Shah
52:Saying of the Prophet
God it is who gives: I am only a distributor. ~ Idries Shah
53:So let there be prose.
There must be a divine prose for the Prophet to triumph ~ Mahmoud Darwish
54:Saying of the Prophet
The holy warrior is he who struggles with himself. ~ Idries Shah
55:The Prophet said, "Live with each man according to his habits and disposition, ~ Abu Hamid al Ghazali
56:The prophet Zechariah warns that any nation that touches Jerusalem will be cut off. ~ David Wilkerson
57:With prophecies the commentator is often a more important man than the prophet. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg
58:Some for the Glories of the World, and some Sigh for the Prophet’s Paradise to come; ~ Steven Weinberg
59:The prophet's mantle, ere his flight began, Dropt on the world--a sacred gift to man. ~ Thomas Campbell
60:No mighty trance, or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. ~ John Milton
61:Saying of the Prophet
Humility and courtesy are themselves a part of piety. ~ Idries Shah
62:Saying of the Prophet
The Tongue
A man slips with his tongue more than with his feet. ~ Idries Shah
63:the Prophet laughed and said, “If you, ʿUmar, went down one path, Satan would take another. ~ Hamza Yusuf
64:The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, When Allah loves a people, He tries them. ~ Leila Aboulela
65:Indeed, the Lord God does nothing without revealing His counsel to His servants the prophets.  ~ Anonymous
66:Saying of the Prophet
Speaking the truth to the unjust is the best of holy wars. ~ Idries Shah
67:and Nella clings to this, by now a full believer in the prophetic power of the miniaturist. ~ Jessie Burton
68:because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, ~ Anonymous
69:Saying of the Prophet
Nobody has eaten better food than that won by his own labour. ~ Idries Shah
70:Saying of the Prophet
When oppression exists, even the bird dies in its nest. ~ Idries Shah
71:The Prophet himself had besought his disciples to seek knowledge ‘from the cradle to the grave’, ~ Anonymous
72:Fuck you! I’m not some whore you can train and sell to whatever sadistic freak pays the Prophet ~ Celia Aaron
73:The Prophet is bound to report the truth occasionally,' said Dumbledore, 'if only accidentally. ~ J K Rowling
74:The Prophet is bound to report the truth occasionally," said Dumbledore, "if only accidentally. ~ J K Rowling
75:Refuse the council of despair! Don't live by the statistics, live according to the prophetic word! ~ Lou Engle
76:That Day We will fold up heaven like folding up the pages of a book". (Qur’an The Prophets 21:104. ~ Anonymous
One hour's teaching is better than a whole night of prayer.
Saying of the Prophet ~ Idries Shah
78:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, from first to last, the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz wrote. ~ Anonymous
79:Muslims (companions) misunderstood the speech of the Prophet on the day of Ghadeer. ~ Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
80:Reading the prophets, says Yancey, is like hearing a lovers’ quarrel through the apartment wall. ~ John Eldredge
81:Love is all I can possess and no one can deprive me of it. Kahlil Gibran (Visions of the Prophet) ~ Khalil Gibran
82:On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. —Matthew 22:36–40 (King James Version) ~ Sarah Price
83:Saying of the Prophet
It is your attachment to objects which make you blind and deaf. ~ Idries Shah
84:Neither Britain, a land fertile in tyrants, nor the people of Ireland, knew Moses and the prophets. ~ Saint Jerome
85:Perverts the Prophets, and purloins the Psalms. ~ Lord Byron, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809), line 326.
86:Saying of the Prophet
The Judge
A man appointed to be a judge has been killed without a knife. ~ Idries Shah
87:Saying of the Prophet
Do you think you love your Creator? Love your fellow-creature first. ~ Idries Shah
88:Saying of the Prophet
Who are the learned? Those who put into practice what they know. ~ Idries Shah
89:The prophet and the martyr do not see the hooting throng. Their eyes are fixed on the eternities. ~ Benjamin Cardozo
90:Saying of the Prophet
Obligation to Learn
The pursuit of knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim. ~ Idries Shah
91:Saying of the Prophet
It is the people who are God's family.
(Muhammad the Prophet) ~ Idries Shah
92:Saying of the Prophet
Ink and Blood
The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of the martyr. ~ Idries Shah
93:The Prophet (SAW) said: 'Knowledge is only gained through learning and clemency is only gained through perseverance. ~
94:The relationship between the prophet and the President, the priest and the President, is a sacred one. ~ Jesse Jackson
95:What then is the Word of God which gives us life; what but the law, the prophets, and the gospel? Anyone ~ John Calvin
96:What the prophets of God did spiritually, the Prophet of God did quite literally and physically. ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
97:If the Prophet could speak in this new age of modern amenities, I knew he would end such silly tradition. ~ Jean Sasson
98:The prophet and the quack are alike admired for a generation, and admired for the wrong reasons. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
99:The Prophet said that the highest form of struggle (jihād) is to speak the truth in the face of a tyrant. ~ Hamza Yusuf
100:Saying of the Prophet.
Ink and Blood:
The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of the martyr. ~ Idries Shah
101:The Prophet brought a message relevant for all ages, in other words, but he lived a life of his own age. ~ Mustafa Akyol
102:20 Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. ~ Anonymous
103:he affected great piety (as became a pilgrim), although unable to read the inspired words of the Prophet. ~ Joseph Conrad
104:Saying of the Prophet
Speak to everyone in accordance with his degree of understanding. ~ Idries Shah
105:So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. ~ Anonymous
106:The Prophet (saas) never pressured those around him to accept the religion, nor imposed conditions on them. ~ Harun Yahya
107:Your masters at Oxford have taught you to idolize reason, drying up the prophetic capacities of your heart! ~ Umberto Eco
108:Herodotus also repeatedly reports the prophetic power of dreams, though he leaves the reader to judge. ~ Daniel J Boorstin
109:The Prophet also said: "A truthful and trustworthy merchant is associated with the prophets." ~ Muhammad ibn Isa at Tirmidhi
110:The prophets preach . . . that pleasure, not will-power and coercion, is how you most deeply transform people. ~ Matthew Fox
111:that this special patient would live to become the prophet of God on earth. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
112:And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. —KAHLIL GIBRAN The Prophet ~ Jodi Picoult
113:Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. ~ Jeremiah
114:Saying of the Prophet
Whoever makes all his tasks one task, God will help him in his other concerns. ~ Idries Shah
115:The Prophet Muhammad said: Innallaha jamiil wahuwa yuhibbul jamal. Verily God is beautiful and loves beauty. -33 ~ Ahmad Fuadi
116:18. I will put My words in His mouth. This also clearly proves that the Prophet will teach something different. ~ Martin Luther
117:If you want to ascend like the Prophet to the sky of immortality, know this very well: Fasting is your Arabian stallion. ~ Rumi
118:The poor tell us who we are, the prophets tell us who we could be, so we hide the poor, and kill the prophets. ~ Philip Berrigan
119:In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. ~ Anonymous
120:The Muslim Era of Hegira, which marks the flight of the Prophet from Mecca, corresponds to Friday, 16 July AD 622. ~ Norman Davies
121:The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt. ~ Maimonides
122:Insulting the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) is like trying to spit at the sun, it will only come back in your face. ~ Nouman Ali Khan
123:Salvation, the prophets tell us, is preconditioned by repentance. The redeeming act of God waits upon man's initiative. ~ Abba Eban
124:Saying of the Prophet
Helping others
I order you to assist any oppressed person, whether he is a Muslim or not. ~ Idries Shah
125:They argued that women of the prophet’s era had ridden camels, the main mode of transportation of their day. The ~ Geraldine Brooks
126:Saying of the Prophet
Anyone reviling a brother for a sin will not himself die before committing it. ~ Idries Shah
127:Saying of the Prophet.
Lies, promises, trust
He is not of mine who lies, breaks a promise or fails in his trust. ~ Idries Shah
128:The prophet himself stands under the judgment which he preaches. If he does not know that, he is a false prophet. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
129:The Gospel of Matthew has a misquoting from the prophet Zechariah (11:12-13), which he wrongly attributes to Jeremiah. ~ Kamal Salibi
130:The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates. ~ Margaret Mead
131:43All the prophets testify about him† that everyone† who believes† in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”† ~ Anonymous
132:If you choose to be a Muslim then you believe that it is on some level wrong to show the image of the Prophet Muhammad. ~ Aasif Mandvi
133:The Prophet also said that the affair of believers is all good. Even if something unpleasant occurs, there is good in it. ~ Hamza Yusuf
134:All beauty is but a shadow of the Beauty of the Most Beautiful. "Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty," said the Prophet. ~ Faraz Rabbani
135:I believe that in this way the teacher always is the prophet of the true God and the usherer in of the true kingdom of God. ~ John Dewey
136:There is only one science, love, one riches, love, only one policy, love. To make love is all the law and the prophets. ~ Anatole France
137:for it is through the prophets that God adapts to our need whatever might seem to us remote and of no concern to us. Surely ~ John Calvin
138:When the Prophet says “brother,” we should interpret this as universal brotherhood, which includes Muslims and non-Muslims. ~ Hamza Yusuf
139:If freedom of expression can be sacrificed for criminalizing incitement and hatred, why not for insulting the Prophet of Allah? ~ Anonymous
140:ACT10.43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. ~ Anonymous
141:Chinese sources suggest that Islam arrived in Canton in about 620, a full dozen years before the death of the Prophet. ~ William J Bernstein
142:Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either. ~ Joseph Smith Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 160
143:The paradox of the prophet: his very success is his failure. The prophet whose time has come no longer shocks; he entertains. ~ Peter Drucker
144:Zionism is, in sum, the constant and unrelenting effort to realize the national and universal vision of the prophets of Israel. ~ Yigal Allon
145:The worst expression of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) anger towards his wife was that he would remain silent. ~ Nouman Ali Khan
146:Christ is the Word of God, the answer of God. All the words of the prophets, philosophers, and poets are echoes of this Word. In ~ Peter Kreeft
147:God’s people need to study the prophetic Scriptures so they can both be prepared themselves and help others prepare for His coming. ~ Tim LaHaye
148:The mind should be kept peaceful. As the prophet Isaiah tells us, when the mind is stayed on the right things, it will be at rest. ~ Joyce Meyer
149:20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. ~ Anonymous
150:Has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science? . . . No other human institution comes close. ~ Carl Sagan
151:Saying of the Prophet
Desire not the world, and God will love you. Desire not what others have, and they will love you. ~ Idries Shah
152:therefore every time we celebrate the Passover, we place a glass of wine on the table for the prophet. That is Elijah’s glass.” “And ~ Miro Gavran
153:39The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ 40On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets. ~ Anonymous
154:Saying of the Prophet
You ask for a piece of advice. I tell you: 'Do not get angry.' He is strong who can withhold anger. ~ Idries Shah
155:Just like the moon is fully illuminated when facing the sun, so are believers who fully turn themselves to face the Prophet ﷺ ~ Habib Umar bin Hafiz
156:Saying of the Prophet
You ask for a piece of advice. I tell you : 'Do not get angry.' He is strong who can withhold anger. ~ Idries Shah
157:31He said to him, ‘If they do not hear  q Moses and the Prophets,  t neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead. ~ Anonymous
158:The prophet disdains those for whom God's presence is a comfort and security; to him it is a challenge, an incessant demand. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
159:For me the prophetic has to do with mustering the courage to love, to empathize, to exercise compassion, and to be committed to justice. ~ Cornel West
160:You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Khalil Gibran, The Prophet ~ Brian Tracy
161:All the prophets testify about Jesus of Nazareth that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Acts 10:43 ~ Anonymous
162:If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth. ~ Hafez
163:Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death. ~ Cat Stevens
164:30And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets. ~ Anonymous
165:The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "Indeed, an ignorant man who is generous is dearer to God than a worshipper who is miserly." ~ Muhammad ibn Isa at Tirmidhi
166:And in all of Babylonia there was wailing and gnashing of teeth, 'til the prophets bade the multitudes get a grip on themselves and shape up. ~ Woody Allen
167:It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers. The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men. ~ Henry David Thoreau
168:we must seek pure knowledge from the Law and the Prophets, in order that we may not be driven away from Christ by falsehoods invented by men. ~ John Calvin
169:243. “Faith seeks, understanding finds. This is why the prophet says, ‘Unless you believe, you will not understand’.[Isaiah 7:9]” ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
170:In the history of the prophetic biblical canon that starts with Genesis, the Koran is by far the most tolerant of the views of other religions. ~ Reza Aslan
171:Every 'repetition' of a prayer upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is a new tajalli, thus there is no real repetition. ~ Abdul Aziz Suraqah
172:The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing." ~ Muhammad ibn Isa at Tirmidhi
173:What will happen to those who stone the prophets and persecute the masters? His fate is written in flaming letters on each page of the history. ~ Frank Harris
174:Down sank the great red sun, and in golden, glimmering vapors Veiled the light of his face, like the Prophet descending from Sinai. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
175:Our lips are full of praise, but our hearts are far removed from the prophets we all claim. That’s why the world is in the shape that it’s in. ~ Louis Farrakhan
176:The Prophet said that whoever recites everyday the chapter of the Qur’an called al-Wāqiʿah (QUR’AN, 56) will be protected from financial calamity. ~ Hamza Yusuf
177:The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert. ~ Noam Chomsky
178:The Prophet’s wife ʿĀ’ishah once said, “The best women were the women of the Anṣār because modesty did not prevent them from learning the religion. ~ Hamza Yusuf
179:If men saw that a term was set to their troubles, they would find strength in some way to withstand the hocus-pocus and intimidations of the prophets. ~ Lucretius
180:Saying of the Prophet
Some behaviour
I am like a man who has lighted a fire, and all the creeping things have rushed to burn themselves in it. ~ Idries Shah
181:The delirium and horror of the East. The dusty catastrophe of Asia. Green only on the banner of the Prophet. Nothing grows here except mustaches. ~ Joseph Brodsky
182:The Prophet, peace be on him, presents all the possibilities of the human state in perfection. Now, a part of that of course is love of God. ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
183:At an early age I sucked up the milk of Homer, Virgil, Horace, Terence, Anacreon, Plato and Euripides, diluted with that of Moses and the prophets. ~ Denis Diderot
184:There are no songs comparable to the songs of Zion, no orations equal to those of the prophets, and no politics like those which the Scriptures teach. ~ John Milton
185:Islam explicitly rejects dictatorship and there are no traditions of the Prophet or passages in the Qur'an which clearly give dictators this support. ~ Bernard Lewis
186:Islamic law permits only temporary peace treaties, lasting no longer than a decade. Similarly, accepting any border is anathema, as stated by the Prophet ~ Anonymous
187:For, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'And the angel that spoke in me, said to me...' He does not say, 'Spoke to me' but 'Spoke in me'. ~ Saint Augustine
188:Yes, the true heart of the prophet is the testimony not of how great you are, but of how awesome He is! The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. ~ James W Goll
189:If your world today seems confusing, be comforted by the words of the prophets of God who have told you what the future holds for you as a child of God. ~ David Jeremiah
190:My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics. ~ Todd Gitlin
191:Every success in anything we should refer to the Lord and with the Prophet say: 'Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory' (Ps. 113:9). ~ Seraphim of Sarov
192:Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. ~ Sam Smith
193:Evil is what you make of it, the Prophet had written. Bind it to a higher Purpose, and you will have altered its nature. And: We use what tools we must. Damien ~ C S Friedman
194:Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. ~ Martin Luther
195:Abu Hurairah is reported to have heard the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) saying: “Save yourself from the seven destroyers.” The ~ Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab
196:The prophet disdains those for whom God's presence is a comfort and security; to him it is a challenge, an incessant demand. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets (1962), p. 16
197:Every success in anything we should refer to the Lord and with the Prophet say: 'Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory' (Ps. 113:9). ~ Saint Seraphim of Sarov
198:God says in the Quran that there is only one true religion, God's religion. It's the same theme that God revealed to all of the prophets, even before Muhammad. ~ Feisal Abdul Rauf
199:If the prophet's political mission will be seen as normative for Muslims, the pluralist and even the "secular" nature of the charter of Medina cannot be overlooked ~ Mustafa Akyol
200:Those to whom We have given the Scripture know him (i.e., the prophet) as they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while they know [it]. ~ Anonymous
201:As the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) said "Allah does not look at your forms and possessions, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds. ~ Harun Yahya
202:Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast. It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye. —Kahlil Gibran, ‘The Prophet ~ Preeti Shenoy
203:The preaching of the Church truly continues without change and is everywhere the same. It has the testimony of the Prophets and Apostles and all their disciples. ~ Irenaeus of Lyons
204:The Prophet answered: “How could I but be a thankful servant?”1 He did not demand of his Companions the worship, fasting, and meditations that he exacted of himself. ~ Tariq Ramadan
205:What does God require?” the vicar asked. He answered his own question: “To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God,” he quoted from the prophet. This ~ Melvin R Starr
206:Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics, not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats influenced me more as a young poet, and the American, Robert Frost. ~ Anne Stevenson
207:Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. As the Prophet said, “The faithful are mirrors to one another.” MATHNAWI I, 1319, 1328 ~ Rumi
208:The Prophet will keep you safe from the wolves, but there’s no stopping his lions from ripping you apart. And the sooner you accept that, the easier this will be for you ~ Celia Aaron
209:Among the principles of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama'ah lie the attitude of peace and purity of their heart and tongue towards the Sahaba(Companions) of the Prophet (saw). ~ Ibn Taymiyyah
210:Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of the prophets. He saw with an open eye the mystery of the soul. . Alone in all history he estimated the greatness of man. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
211:Osama bin Laden, who is a Saudi, feels himself to be a patriot because the U.S. has forces in Saudi Arabia, which is sacred because it is the land of the prophet Mohammed. ~ Edward Said
212:Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. ~ Winston Churchill
213:The sun is set; and in his latest beams Yon little cloud of ashen gray and gold, Slowly upon the amber air unrolled, The falling mantle of the Prophet seems. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
214:Duty, though set about by thorns, may still be made a staff supporting even while it tortures. Cast it away, and, like the prophet's wand, it changes to a snake. ~ Douglas William Jerrold
215:there was something in me, something like what was in the prophets, and that it was not male or female, not old or young; a kind of worth that was inherent and unshakable. ~ Tara Westover
216:In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn't instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism. ~ Elie Wiesel
217:Behold, the Great Poison!” Shinyun shouted. “Our founder. The prophet who brought us together and then led us astray.” “It’s just an honor to be nominated,” Magnus gasped. ~ Cassandra Clare
218:In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake. ~ Hans Christian Andersen
219:You know the thing (and Farouq all of a sudden had a beatific look on his face, a look I hadn’t seen on him hitherto), the thing is that I have a very deep love for the Prophet. ~ Teju Cole
220:A man must be himself convinced if he is to convince others. The prophet must be his own disciple, or he will make none. Enthusiasm is contagious: belief creates belief. ~ George Henry Lewes
221:each one appeared looking expectant and quickly tidied, only to find to their confusion that they were meeting a strange man dressed like the prophet of the god of compost. ~ Daniel O Malley
222:We must believe what is good and true about the prophets, that they were sages, that they did understand what proceeded from their mouths, and that they bore prudence on their lips. ~ Origen
223:For his beloved grandson, out of his love for him, even the Prophet of Islam could pause the single most important requirement of faith, regardless of how many watched. ~ Fatima Farheen Mirza
224:In the Gospels—Jesus is the prophet to his people. In Acts and the Epistles—Jesus is the priest for his people. In the book of Revelation—Jesus is the King over his people. ~ Norman L Geisler
225:I don't know which is worse, going to the library or stealing and breaking the laws of Shabbat, but I know what the prophet's talking about when he says one sin begets another. ~ Pearl Abraham
226:Muhammad (PBUH) is not the father of any man among you, but He is Messenger of Allah and the last of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever AllAware of everything." (Surah Ahzaab Ch33 V40) ~ Anonymous
227:Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go,
Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum! ~ Omar Khayy m
228:Every Muslim leader must unequivocally proclaim that terror committed in the name of Islam violates the core tenets of the Prophet Mohammed, and they must do so repeatedly. Period. ~ Mike Pompeo
229:The prophets Hosea, Isaiah, and Jeremiah, for example, often used the metaphors of adultery and prostitution to indict those they accused of being “unfaithful” to God’s covenant. ~ Elaine Pagels
230:When the prophet, a complacent fat man, Arrived at the mountain-top He cried: "Woe to my knowledge! I intended to see good white lands And bad black lands— But the scene is grey. ~ Stephen Crane
231:A friend is Janus-faced: he looks to the past and the future. He is the child of all my foregoing hours, the prophet of those to come, and the harbinger of a greater friend. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
232:[Jung's] Red Book's creation was based, from the very start, on the prophetic power of his own unconscious and on the intensity of his need to explore what this means. ~ Peter Kingsley, Catafalque
233:The Jew - is the symbol of eternity. ... He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. A people such as this can never disappear. ~ Leo Tolstoy
234:The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe. ~ Kenneth Scott Latourette
235:24.14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: ~ Anonymous
236:Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be please with him) reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, then let him speak good or remain silent. ~ Darussalam
237:It was the Prophet (saas) who said "I was sent to perfect good character"2 and "By One in whose hand there is my life: None shall enter Paradise except one who has got good conduct."3 ~ Harun Yahya
238:Let a thing here be noted, that the prophet of God sometimes may teach treason against kings, and yet neither he nor such as obey the word, spoken in the Lord's name by him, offend God. ~ John Knox
239:Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
Revelation 22:9 ~ Anonymous
240:The greatest miracle of the Bible is that the prophets of Israel could keep a religion as clean as a hounds tooth amid all the corruption and idolatry of the nations surrounding them. ~ Billy Graham
241:There are four different theories concerning Divine Providence; they are all ancient, known from the time of the Prophets, when the true law was revealed to enlighten these dark regions. ~ Maimonides
242:I have said that each aspect of the novel demands a different quality of the reader. Well, the prophetic aspect demands two qualities: humility and the suspension of the sense of humour. ~ E M Forster
243:The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was asked what type of earning was best, and he replied: " A man's work with his hands and every (lawful) business transaction." ~ Muhammad ibn Isa at Tirmidhi
244:ACT24.14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:  ~ Anonymous
245:But the cruelest habit the modern prophecy-savans have, is that one of coolly and arbitrarily fitting the prophetic shirt on to the wrong man. They do it without regard to rhyme or reason. ~ Mark Twain
246:Prophecy is a poetry of change, social, political, moral, spiritual. It was with the prophetic model in mind that Shelley wrote of poets as the unacknowledged legislators of the world. ~ Allegra Goodman
247:So said the Prophet Elijah: I testify before heaven and earth, each Israelite or Gentile, man or woman, slave or maidservant, each according to his deed, so rests upon him the holy spirit. ~ Shulem Deen
248:The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God; for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice. ~ Lactantius
249:There is a danger in monotheism, and it's called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine. ~ Karen Armstrong
250:The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life. ~ Herbert Hoover
251:[The Jews] tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad. ~ Bashar al Assad
252:And surely since we have already seen how the apostles declare the Son of God to have been He whom Moses and the prophets declared to be Jehovah, we must always arrive at a unity of essence. ~ John Calvin
253:I was, as the prophet said, hungering and thirsting for righteousness. I found it at the eternal and material core of Christianity: body, blood, bread, wine, poured out freely, shared by all. ~ Sara Miles
254:The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being and tried his best to ensure their security in the hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate and merciful characteristics. ~ Cat Stevens
255:Until the mother faces the pain of childbirth, the child cannot be born. The Divine Trust is in the heart, and the heart is pregnant: the counsels of the prophets and the wise are like the midwife. ~ Rumi
256:I was, as the prophet said, hungering and thirsting for righteousness. I found it at the eternal and material core of Christianity: body, blood, bread, wine, poured out freely, shared by all. ~ Sarah Miles
257:[Our] plan is to follow the example of the prophets and the ancient fathers of the church, and to compose that the Word of God may be among the people also in the form of music. ~ Martin Luther
258:When I was a child of six or seven my father would show me the chapter in the prophet Isaiah where the name Immanuel is found; more than once he spoke to me of the faith he put in me. ~ Immanuel Velikovsky
259:Arabian sunan by virtue of the fact that he merely adopted them (later on, this became the third sub-type of Prophetic Sunna, known as "tacit approval"; the other two were based on the Prophet's ~ Anonymous
260:EZE7.26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients. ~ Anonymous
261:It was not the philosophers and the prophets who taught us to believe in life after death; all they did was give form and spiritual content to an instinctive perception as old as man himself. ~ Muhammad Asad
262:I've always listened to jazz or folk or blues. I was always listening to the prophets. I don't really go for...I don't know how to say anything about the singles scene without slamming people. ~ Van Morrison
263:Comfort and power can become great enemies of true spirituality, which explains why we often say that the prophets come not only to comfort the afflicted, but also to afflict the comfortable. ~ Brian D McLaren
264:Does the prophet see the future or does he see a line of weakness, a fault or cleavage that he may shatter with words or decisions as a diamond-cutter shatters his gem with a blow of a knife? — ~ Frank Herbert
265:When the prophet, a complacent fat man,
Arrived at the mountain-top
He cried: "Woe to my knowledge!
I intended to see good white lands
And bad black lands—
But the scene is grey. ~ Stephen Crane
266:Luke places Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem not because it took place there, but because of the words of the prophet Micah: “And you Bethlehem … from you shall come to me a ruler in Israel” (Micah 5:2). ~ Reza Aslan
267:I bring good tidings to our beloved Prophet Muhammad: Allah's promise and the Prophet's prophecy of our victory in Palestine over the Jews and over the oppressive Zionists has begun to come true. ~ Khaled Mashal
268:The key to the understanding and to the full comprehension of all that the Prophets have said is found in the knowledge of the figures, their general ideas, and the meaning of each word they contain. ~ Maimonides
269:21But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness is given through faith in[17] Jesus Christ to all who believe. ~ Anonymous
270:Any man then who would profit by the Scriptures, must hold first of all and firmly that the teaching of the law and the prophets came to us not by the will of man, but as dictated by the Holy Spirit. ~ John Calvin
271:The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message. ~ Cat Stevens
272:The Prophet told us that patience is all good and full of goodness, and said that, “There is no gift better than patience.” ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab said, “The best days of our lives were ours by virtue of patience. ~
273:The Prophet was taken by the order of God to heaven, which is a prototype of all spiritual realization in Islam. But, he had a guide; Gabriel, the angel, was his guide. He took him to heaven. ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
274:fasting month, and Eid ul-Azha or ‘Big Eid’ commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God. The dates of the feasts are announced by a special panel of clerics who watch ~ Anonymous
275:According to his holy book, the Qur’an, Abdrahaman explained, “all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave. ~ Brian Kilmeade
276:none other things than that which the prophets and apostles have written, and that which is taught [us] by the Comforter through the prayer of faith” (D&C 52:9). ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
277:Consult with the assembly of righteous,

For the Prophet 1ft was also ordered to do that.

The minds of men are like lighted lamps,

The light of twenty lamps surely gives more light than one ~ Rumi
278:We've seen the uproars around the world concerning cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammad. Anyone who does not think comic strips are relevant never had a fatwa put on him/her for drawing a picture. ~ Elayne Boosler
279:gift. Although the revelatory gift of prophecy has ceased, the proclamation of the prophetic Word still continues today—as preachers exposit the Scriptures and exhort people to obey (2 Tim. 2:4). ~ John F MacArthur Jr
280:God’s voice is still and small, the voice of a sparrow in a cyclone, so said the prophet Isaiah, and we all say thankya. It’s hard to hear a small voice clearly if you’re shitass drunk most of the time. ~ Stephen King
281:I do not know what the future holds. I do not wish to sound negative, but I wish to remind you of the warnings of scripture and the teachings of the prophets which we have had constantly before us. ~ Gordon B Hinckley
282:O Messenger of Allah, Abul 'As is my cousin and the father of my sons, and I have given him refuge." The Prophet (peace be upon him) smiled and said, "We offer refuge to whomever you offer it, my daughter. ~ Anonymous
283:Ignore fact and reason, live entirely in the world of your own fantastic and myth-producing passions; do this whole-heartedly and with conviction, and you will become one of the prophets of your age. ~ Bertrand Russell
284:Wishful thinking about the peaceful tolerance of Islam cannot interpret away this reality: hands are still cut off, women still stoned and enslaved, just as the Prophet Muhammad decided centuries ago. ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali
285:Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.’ ” “The Golden Rule,” Charlie said. “Do unto others as they do unto you. ~ Karin Slaughter
286:Don’t even get me started on James Baldwin!” Esteban wailed. “The man . . . the prophet . . . the poet laureate who wrote the liturgy of his entire race, and his people won’t celebrate his queer spirit! ~ Chuck Palahniuk
287:George Smith shows how many of the prophet’s followers embraced plural marriage during a period when the LDS Church was emphatically denying the practice … [and he tells this in] a lucid writing style. ~ Daniel Walker Howe
288:Indifference to our neighbour and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience. ~ Pope Francis
289:The prophets never taught that God and history are one, or that whatever happens below reflects the will of God above. Their vision is of man defying God, and God seeking man to reconcile with Him. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
290:The passion for social justice that we see in the prophets is a protest against systemic evil. Systemic evil is an important notion: it refers to the injustice built into the structures of the system itself. ~ Marcus J Borg
291:The Prophet had both perfection of features and perfection of manners. The impression of them on people can be deduced by the bliss that overwhelmed their hearts and filled them with dignity. ~ Safi ur Rahman al Mubarakpuri
292:Where there is no speech we must live in despair. And exile is first of all where our speech has been silenced and God’s speech has been banished. But the prophetic poet asserts hope precisely in exile. ~ Walter Brueggemann
293:Eid happens twice a year—Eid ul-Fitr or “Small Eid” marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month, and Eid ul-Azha or “Big Eid” commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God. ~ Malala Yousafzai
294:How can you lay claim to faith, when you have no patience at all. Surely you must have heard the saying of the prophet, peace and blessings be upon him "patience is to faith, as the head is to the body." ~ Abdul Qadir Gilani
295:I read the lifestyles of our Rasul (pbuh) and the Sahabah (companions of the Prophet) a lot. I read the lifestyles of people who have done a lot for the people - of Muslims and non-Muslims [working] together. ~ Junaid Jamshed
296:Let this, then, be a standing truth, that the whole strength of the godly consists in the grace of God, according to the words of the prophet, "I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; ~ John Calvin
297:God’s voice is still and small, the voice of a sparrow in a cyclone, so said the prophet Isaiah, and we all say thankya. It’s hard to hear a small voice clearly if you’re shitass drunk most of the time. Callahan ~ Stephen King
298:The prophet Micah preached to his downtrodden people: Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen [true, not to be minimized], I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. (7:8 NIV) ~ Louie Giglio
299:So today those who scorn to go to school to Christ and to train themselves in listening to the Word, really mock God himself and judge both the law and the prophets — and even the gospel itself — as without value. ~ John Calvin
300:The prophet shows that, for the sake of silence, we are to abstain even from good talk. If this be so, how much more needful is it that we refrain from evil words, on account of the penalty of the sin! ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia
301:The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tablets yet unbroken: The word by seers or sibyls told, In groves of oak or fanes of gold, Still floats upon the morning wind, Still whispers to the willing mind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
302:The prophet Isaiah said the Messiah: 'had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.' Perhaps God has made you a plain man so your gentle spirit can shine through. ~ Nancy Moser
303:Three Things
Three things cannot be retrieved:
The arrow once sped from the bow
The word spoken in haste
The missed opportunity.

(Ali the Lion, Caliph of Islam, son-in-law of Mohammed the Prophet), ~ Idries Shah
304:For the Divine Being cannot be declared as it exists: but as we who are fettered in the flesh were able to listen, so the prophets spake to us; the Lord savingly accommodating Himself to the weakness of men. ~ Clement of Alexandria
305:To the prophetic mind all history is and will continue to be a prelude. The prophetic type will steadfastly refuse to see the world as a museum; it will insist that here is a stage set for a drama that perpetually begins. ~ H G Wells
306:Changes in societal structure and in art would possess more credibility if they had their origins in the soul and spirit. If people read the words of the prophets with closer attention, they would find the keys to life. ~ Marc Chagall
307:I have one underlying principle in mind: the principle of Muslim democracy. It is my belief that our salvation lies in following the golden rules of conduct set for us by our great lawgiver, the Prophet of Islam. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah
308:There are four different theories concerning Divine Providence; they are all ancient, known from the time of the Prophets, when the true law was revealed to enlighten these dark regions. ~ Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190)
309:They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
[καὶ ἠρώτησαν αὐτόν Τί οὖν Ἠλίας εἶ Σύ καὶ λέγει Οὐκ εἰμί Ὁ προφήτης εἶ σύ καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Οὔ]
John 1:21 ~ Anonymous
310:We knew no one man had killed the prophet. Rather, the combined weight of racism and an absence of moral courage had crushed him. A constitution ignored, laws denied, these were the weapons. America pulled the trigger. ~ Marita Golden
311:14And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15and remained there until the death of Herod.  y This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet,  z “Out of Egypt I called my son. ~ Anonymous
312:Oh, that the church would fall on its face and cry out the words the prophet Habakkuk cried: “LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known” (3:2). ~ Beth Moore
313:O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!’ “Miss ~ Tim LaHaye
314:44And he said unto them, mThese are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. ~ Anonymous
315:I believe we're headed to an Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth, not just in America but all over the globe, and the main warriors will be the prophets of Baal versus the prophets of God, and there will be no middle ground. ~ Lou Engle
316:I pictured myself in a Denver bar that night, with all the gang, and in their eyes I would be strange and ragged and like the Prophet who has walked across the land to bring the dark Word, and the only Word I had was 'Wow! ~ Jack Kerouac
317:The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "Do not turn away a poor man...even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you...God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection." ~ Muhammad ibn Isa at Tirmidhi
318:There is nothing surprising in a Muslim or a Pathan like me subscribing to the creed of nonviolence. It is not a new creed. It was followed fourteen hundred years ago by the Prophet all the time he was in Mecca. ~ Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
319:IF THERE WAS A SINGLE MOMENT IT ALL BEGAN, IT WAS THAT OF Muhammad’s death. Even the Prophet was mortal. That was the problem. It was as though nobody had considered the possibility that he might die, not even Muhammad himself. ~ Anonymous
320:Islam, in contrast to Christianity and Buddhism, does not have monasticism; spiritual life, social life, they are all integrated and related together in one way or another. And the Prophet represents that in his life. ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
321:There will no longer be an interval of time, C 7 but in the days of the sound of the seventh angel, f when he will blow his trumpet, then God's •hidden plan g will be completed, as He announced to His servants D the prophets.”  ~ Anonymous
322:The Wizard and the Prophet is a book about the way knowledgeable people might think about the choices to come, rather than what will happen in this or that scenario. It is a book about the future that makes no predictions. ~ Charles C Mann
323:The word Habib in Arabic means both lover and beloved. At the heart of it is that the Prophet loves God, God loves him. But God designated him to be also the founder of a new world order of a civilization of a society. ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
324:This world is full of remedies. But you have no remedy until God opens a window for you. You may not be aware of that remedy just now. In the hour of need it will be made clear to you. The Prophet said God made a remedy for every pain. ~ Rumi
325:are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. ~ Anonymous
326:l the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,      m “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:      n ‘Prepare [1] the way of the Lord;         make his paths straight. ~ Anonymous
327:The bigger a man is, the more people he serves,” said the Prophet. “A small man serves himself. Bigger is to serve your family. Bigger is to serve your tribe. Then your people. Biggest of all, to serve all men, and all lands. ~ Orson Scott Card
328:the story didn't make any sense the bible is full of these things. a lot of those old kings and leaders had many wives and concubines and Hosea the prophet was even married to a prostitute and it didn't stop him for being a holy man ~ Bob Dylan
329:Even though Noah is in the Koran as well. But we knew going into this project that you can't make stories or render images about the Prophet. But I do believe people are missing out if they don't have the choice to see this film. ~ Russell Crowe
330:If there was a single moment it all began, it was that of Muhammad's death. Even the Prophet was mortal. That was the problem. It was as though nobody had considered the possibility that he might die, not even Muhammad himself. ~ Lesley Hazleton
331:Sometimes when we hear a song we breathe deeply and sigh. This reminds the prophet that the soul arises from heavenly harmony. In thinking about this, he was aware that the soul itself has something in itself of this music. ~ Hildegard of Bingen
332:The words given voice inside the mind are not always clear, however; they can be gentle and elliptical, what the prophets call the bat qol, the daughter of the voice of God, she who speaks in whispers and half-seen images. ~ Laurie R King
333:For virtue is a light and buoyant thing, and all who live in her way fly like clouds as Isaiah says, and as doves with their young ones; but sin is a heavy affair, as another of the prophets says, sitting upon a talent of lead. ~ Gregory of Nyssa
334:... some veil between childhood and the present is necessary. If the veil is withdrawn, the artistic imagination sickens and dies, the prophet looks in the mirror with a disillusioned and cynical sneer, the scientist goes fishing. ~ Margaret Mead
335:The Hanbalite Ibn Taymiya understood Ilm (knowledge) as referring to that knowledge which derives from the Prophet. Everything else he regarded either as useless or no science at all, even though it might be called by that name. ~ Pervez Hoodbhoy
336:The Prophet said: Don't sit with every learned man. Sit with the learned man who calls towards five matters towards faith from doubt, sincerity from show, modesty from pride, love from enmity, and ascetism from worldliness. ~ Abu Hamid al Ghazali
337:Thinking about the weaknesses or faults of others is forbidden, whether they are present or not. The Prophet said, “There is a tree in Paradise reserved for one whose own faults preoccupied him from considering the faults of others. ~ Hamza Yusuf
338:...he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind...The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. ~ John Quincy Adams
339:The key to the understanding and to the full comprehension of all that the Prophets have said is found in the knowledge of the figures, their general ideas, and the meaning of each word they contain. ~ Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190)
340:The right thing is to go ahead and get done all that can be, if possible all that ought to be, but at least do so much that all that ought will feel bound to come along on the heels of my doing. That is the prophets and the gospel. ~ SRI AUROBINDO
341:are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely  h on my account. 12 i Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for  j so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. ~ Anonymous
342:It would take a cosmic level of cynicism to accuse Muslim scholars of feigning entirely their commitment to preserving the Prophet’s Sunna and concocting the vast body of Hadiths out of whole cloth to justify received practice. ~ Jonathan A C Brown
343:The Jew — is the symbol of eternity. … He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. A people such as this can never disappear. The Jew is eternal. He is the embodiment of eternity. ~ Leo Tolstoy
344:If one purges all subsequent additions from the original teachings of the Prophets and Christianity, especially those of the priests, one is left with a doctrine that is capable of curing all the social ills of humankind. Statement ~ Albert Einstein
345:The Prophet spoke well of the Jews, Mukhayraq and Rifāʿah, and his own wife Ṣafiyyah had Jewish relatives that she continued to visit on Sabbath. The idea that all Jews are evil is as absurd as the idea that all Muslims are terrorists. ~ Hamza Yusuf
346:All of this,' the prophet said, serene, 'all of our activities, Sayid, you must understand this, all of your suffering, it's all part of a greater plan.'

'You'd be surprised at how little comfort I take from that notion. ~ Emily St John Mandel
347:…I could trust myself: That there was something in me, something like what was in the prophets, and that it was not male or female, not old or young; a kind of worth that was inherent and unshakable.” Educated, A Memoir, Tara Westover ~ Tara Westover
348:In my town we studied the five Books of Moses, but rarely the prophets. We studied the Talmud so much that I sometimes knew the prophets because of the prophetic quotations in the Talmud. We almost never studied the prophets themselves. ~ Elie Wiesel
349:Can we live now “as if ” God is loving, gracious, merciful, and all-powerful, even while the blinders of time are obscuring our vision? The prophets proclaim that history will be determined not by the past or present, but by the future. ~ Philip Yancey
350:No one has written the way Isaiah does. The royal style, the majesty of the language. He is called the prince of the prophets. No one has written like that. I've studied ancient literature, Homer, for example, but it's not the same thing. ~ Elie Wiesel
351:Changes in societal structure and in art would possess more creditbility if they had their origins in the soul & spirit. If people read the words of the prophets with closer attention, they would find the keys to life. -Marc Chagall ~ Ingo F Walther
352:The prophet laments, that notwithstanding all his preaching, the generality arc still corrupt in their manners: therefore their desolation is at hand: but they shall be restored again and prosper; and all mankind shall be redeemed by Christ. ~ Anonymous
353:he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. ACT28.24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. ~ Anonymous
354:What Vogt saw in Peru would crystallize his picture of the world and the human place in it—a vision of limitation. It would bring him to the Prophet’s essential belief: humans have no special dispensation to escape biological constraints. ~ Charles C Mann
355:questioned by a Companion about the best possible hijrah, the Prophet was to answer: “It is to exile yourself [to move away] from evil [abominations, lies, sins].”12 This requirement of spiritual exile was to be repeated in different forms. ~ Tariq Ramadan
356:Repent, for  l the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,      m “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:      n ‘Prepare [1] the way of the Lord;         make his paths straight. ~ Anonymous
357:In Islam, rules are important, like the Prophet said innal halaala bayyinun, wa innal haraama bayyinun ["what is halal is clear, what is haram is clear"]. The goal is not to diminish the importance of rules, but to have the right priorities. ~ Tariq Ramadan
358:Know that no one can have indulged in the Holy Writers sufficiently, unless he has governed churches for a hundred years with the prophets, such as Elijah and Elisha, John the Baptist, Christ and the apostles... We are beggars: this is true. ~ Martin Luther
359:The Prophet supplicated that God, the Exalted, show him things in their reality, distinguished and clear: “Show me the truth as truth and give me the ability to follow it; and show me falsehood as falsehood and give me the ability to avoid it. ~ Hamza Yusuf
360:For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles. ~ Origen
361:1 ‡ In the past God spoke† to our ancestors through the prophets† at many times and in various ways,† 2 ‡ but in these last days† he has spoken to us by his Son,† whom he appointed heir† of all things, and through whom† also he made the universe.† ~ Anonymous
362:Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. ~ Anonymous
363:In early Islam, it was an absolute tenet that the prophet was not to be worshipped. The prophet was a messenger. And one of the things that's happened in Islam is this cult of the prophet, which to my view is counter to the original tradition. ~ Salman Rushdie
364:The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then  a the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and  b everyone forces his way into it. [5] 17But  c it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void. ~ Anonymous
365:I've studied various schools of thought ... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times ... ~ Cat Stevens
366:Ossip, I think you are a are not even a doctor. But you are funny. Your notion of a humanity universally putting out the tongue and taking the pill from pole to pole at the bidding of a few solemn jokers is worthy of the prophet.... ~ Joseph Conrad
367:What do the prophets say about Jesus Christ? That he will plainly be God? No, but that he is a truly hidden God, that he will not be recognized, that people will not believe that it is he, that he will be a stumbling-block on which many will fall, ~ Blaise Pascal
368:It never ceased to amaze me how white scholars could quibble, making simple things more complicated than they really were. What is more central in the Christian Bible than the exodus and Jesus stories and the prophetic call for justice for the poor? ~ James H Cone
369:Isaiah the prophet, Isaiah's second son was - his symbolic name was Mahershalalhashbaz. And Isaiah was - the Prophet Isaiah was instructed to write the name in all capital letters as a prophecy. And it means hasten to the spoils, speedy as the prey. ~ Mahershala Ali
370:CHRISTMAS OF 1860 IS NOW THREE YEARS PAST, and the civil war which was then being commenced in America is still raging without any apparent sign of an end. The prophets of that time who prophesied the worst never foretold anything so black as this. ~ Anthony Trollope
371:We cannot escape what the prophets of God did not escape. If we bear it patiently and remain strong and united, Allah (God) says in the Qur'an that He loves those who are patient and steadfast under trial. We want to be those whom Allah (God) loves. ~ Louis Farrakhan
372:I think Khalil Gibran stated it perfectly in The Prophet: “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. ~ Wayne W Dyer
373:The Merciful is kind to those who are merciful. If you show compassion to your fellow creatures in this world, then those in heaven shall be compassionate toward you.
-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as narrated by Abd'Allah bin Amr from "The Bounty of Allah ~ Anonymous
374:The Prophets even express their surprise that God should take notice of man, who is too little and too unimportant to be worthy of the attention of the Creator; how, then, should other living creatures be considered as proper objects for Divine Providence! ~ Maimonides
375:Manichaeism, the doctrine founded by the Prophet Mani, was a Gnostic religious movement heavily influenced by Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Judaism which preached a complex, radical dualism between the forces of darkness/evil and the forces of light/good. ~ Reza Aslan
376:Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison. ~ Heinrich Heine
377:As shown from the track record of the prophets: before you are proven right, you will be reviled; after you are proven right, you will be hated for a while, or, what’s worse, your ideas will appear to be “trivial” thanks to retrospective distortion. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
378:There are tines in the prophetic ministry when words we receive for others must stay in the throne room...they are more powerful when converted into crafted prayer and spoken to the father than when put into prophetic language and ministered to human beings. ~ Graham Cooke
379:We killed you and it was not new for us, we killed the companions of the Prophet and the friends of God. O how many Messengers did we slay? O how many imams? We killed you and you prayed the night prayer, as all of our days are struggle - and all of our days are Karbala. ~
380:Do not think that I have come to abolish  q the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but  r to fulfill them. 18For truly, I say to you,  s until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. ~ Anonymous
381:I am going to give you such a weapon that the police and the army will not be able to stand against it. It is the weapon of the Prophet, but you are not aware of it. That weapon is patience and righteousness. No power on earth can stand against it. ~ Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
382:Perhaps one of my favorite du`a’s is that of the Prophet at Taif. Bloody and covered with wounds, he called out to His Lord: “I seek refuge in the light of Your Face by which all darkness is dispelled and every affair of this world and the next is set right. ~ Yasmin Mogahed
383:To fail to pray, then, is not to merely break some religious rule—it is a failure to treat God as God. It is a sin against his glory. “Far be it from me,” said the prophet Samuel to his people, “that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you ~ Timothy J Keller
384:All of the prophets and prophetesses of the world have given one message, and the essence of that message is a call to remembrance, a call to remember that we are not here for ourselves. That we are here to serve, and remember, and glorify the one being. ~ Pir Zia Inayat Khan
385:And the people began to look with great earnestness for the sign which had been given by the prophet Samuel, the Lamanite, yea, for the time that there should be adarkness for the space of three days over the face of the land. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
386:Every teacher should realize he is a social servant set apart for the maintenance of the proper social order and the securing of the right social growth. In this way, the teacher always is the prophet of the true God and the usherer-in of the true Kingdom of God. ~ John Dewey
387:The Quran explicitly opposes the killing of innocent people and the Prophet was always careful in doing that. If they had to fight a war, he was always on the side of peace as soon as it was possible to make peace because that's what the Quran says also. ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
388:I agree with your remark about loving your enemy as far as actions are concerned. But for me the cognitive basis is the trust in an unrestricted causality. 'I cannot hate him, because he must do what he does.' That means for me more Spinoza than the prophets. ~ Albert Einstein
389:It is he who endured every kind of suffering in all those who foreshadowed him. In Abel he was slain, in Isaac bound, in Jacob exiled, in Joseph sold, in Moses exposed to die. He was sacrificed in the Passover lamb, persecuted in David, dishonoured in the prophets. ~ Anonymous
390:Christianity doesn't come into it. George Bush and Tony Blair are not Christians. Religious people believe in the prophets, peace be upon them. Bush believes in the profits and how to get a piece of them. So don't ever confuse this with a war of civilizations. ~ George Galloway
391:You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence, or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets, and this sadness I feel has taken from me the taste of language, so that I cannot say the flavor of my being apart. ~ Rumi
392:Madness, by the life of the Prophet! Audran felt as if he were peering through a narrow tunnel, seeing the world with Abu Adil's mean, self-centered outlook. Things were only good for Abu Adil, or bad for Abu Adil; if they were neither, they did not exist. ~ George Alec Effinger
393:think of the adherents of these two perspectives as Wizards and Prophets—Wizards unveiling technological fixes, Prophets decrying the consequences of our heedlessness. Borlaug has become a model for the Wizards. Vogt was in many ways the founder of the Prophets. ~ Charles C Mann
394:But I and others, who are right-minded Christians on all points, are assured that there will be a resurrection of the dead, and a thousand years in Jerusalem, which will then be built, adorned, and enlarged, [as] the prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah and others declare. ~ Justin Martyr
395:13The LORD warnedt Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers:u “Turn from your evil ways.v Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets. ~ Anonymous
396:Don’t you take on too much [worship] while God has already forgiven all your past and future sins?” The Prophet answered: “How could I but be a thankful servant?”1 He did not demand of his Companions the worship, fasting, and meditations that he exacted of himself. ~ Tariq Ramadan
397:Even the Islam stuff I thought was pretty respectful about Islam in a funny way. I mean, yes, from a secular point of view, but it talks about the birth of this religion, and I thought it was pretty admiring of the person at the center of it, the prophet of Islam. ~ Salman Rushdie
398:Illustrious confessors of Jesus Christ, a Christian finds in prison the same joys as the prophets tasted in the desert. Call it not a dungeon, but a solitude. When the soul is in heaven, the body feels not the weight of fetters; it carries the whole man along with it. ~ Tertullian
399:He did not seek to assume the mantle of Elijah, to shed a light of the future upon the misty turmoil of events or resolve the prevailing light into a single flame; there was in him nothing of the prophet or the mystic. He was a simple soul who loved, and that was all. ~ Victor Hugo
400:5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:     6  p “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,         are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;     for from you shall come a ruler         who will  q shepherd my people Israel. ~ Anonymous
401:Moreover, although the people are guilty, Peter understands that it was precisely through the evil execution of Jesus that "God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer" (3:18). That is the supreme irony of all history. ~ D A Carson
402:Pat Buchanan has emerged as the prophet and forerunner of a real economic nationalism on the right, and Donald Trump is now its tribune. This is not movement ideology which is all about limited government, the power of free markets and also internationally - globalism. ~ Sam Tanenhaus
403:Douglass played the prophetic role of the “suffering servant” with zeal. His famous statement about agitation, delivered in a speech in 1857, has stood the test of time and numerous protest ideologies: “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to ~ David W Blight
404:As you study the book of Isaiah, you will discover that the prophet interspersed messages of hope with words of judgment. God remembers His mercy even when declaring His wrath (Hab. 3:2), and He assures His people that they have a “hope and a future” (Jer. 29:11 NIV). ~ Warren W Wiersbe
405:Holiness is in fact commanded: God wills it, Christ requires it, and all the Scriptures—the law, the gospel, the prophets, the wisdom writings, the epistles, the history books that tell of judgments past and the book of Revelation that tells of judgment to come—call for it. ~ J I Packer
406:They are the gateway for our modern esthetic development, the prophets of the new time. They are most of all, the primitives of the way they have begun; they have voiced most of all the imperative need of essential personalism, of direct expression of direct experience. ~ Marsden Hartley
407:Were we not standing atop the birthplace of a certain kind of religious nationalism? Zion lay all around us. See where the Prophet left this earth, where Christ rose from the dead, where the Messiah would, finally, appear. Which of us, in this war, was not Judas to someone? ~ Tom Bissell
408:If you think you're too far from Allah to return, and your 'past' continues to own you, just remember that Malik ibn Dinar (RA) was an alcoholic, and Omar (RA) was on his way to assassinate the Prophet (pbuh) before they became two of the greatest souls to walk the earth! ~ Yasmin Mogahed
409:For Socrates, there are only two kinds of people: the wise, who know they are fools; and fools, who think they are wise. Similarly, for Christ and all the prophets, there are only two kinds of people: saints, who know they are sinners; and sinners, who think they are saints. ~ Peter Kreeft
410:I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats - any kind of threat, whether of jail or of retribution after death - then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer in the circus with his whip, not the prophet who sacrificed himself. ~ Boris Pasternak
411:I always quoted to my parents from Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet." Your children are not your children. They come through you, but not from you. You can give them your love, but not your thoughts, for they come from a land that you cannot enter, not even in your wildest dreams. ~ Andrew Young
412:The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. ~ John Milton
413:The Prophet
Ah, my darling, when over the purple horizon shall loom
The shrouded mother of a new idea, men hide their faces,
Cry out and fend her off, as she seeks her procreant groom,
Wounding themselves against her, denying her fecund embraces.
~ David Herbert Lawrence
414:What is meant by "mad in God"? Why were the prophets of antiquity called madmen? Precisely because of the fire of straight-knowledge, which isolated them from all else, a valuable quality that severed them from the ordinary, everyday ways of thinking. ~ Agni Yoga, Agni Yoga,  281, (1929)
415:But caveat lector: we do not read the Bible in order to reduce our lives to what is convenient to us or manageable by us - we want to get in on the great invisibles of the Trinity, the soaring adorations of the angels, the quirky cragginess of the prophets, and ... Jesus. ~ Eugene H Peterson
416:King bore witness to a message that was, in Saint Augustine’s phrase, “ever ancient, ever new”: an insistence that the testimony of the prophets and the example of Christ could march from the past into what King called “the fierce urgency of now” in order to liberate the future. ~ Jon Meacham
417:The highest ideal man can form of his own powers, is that which he is destined to attain. Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain. This is the law and the prophets. Knock and it shall be opened, seek and ye shall find. It is demonstrated; it is a maxim. ~ Margaret Fuller
418:If a branch is laden with fruit, it pulls the branch down, whereas a branch that bears no fruit holds its head up high, like a poplar tree.

The Prophet was extremely humble, because the fruits of this world and the next were gathered upon him. He was thus the most humble of men. ~ Rumi
419:The surest way of misunderstanding revelation is to take it literally, to imagine that God spoke to the prophet on a long-distance telephone. Yet most of us succumb to such fancy, forgetting that the cardinal sin in thinking about ultimate issues is literal-mindedness. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
420:In other words, the prophets are weirdos. More than anyone else in Scripture, they remind us that those odd ducks shouting from the margins of society may see things more clearly than the political and religious leaders with the inside track. We ignore them at our own peril. ~ Rachel Held Evans
421:the Jews 2:15who also killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecuted us, and who please not God and are hostile to all men, 2:16forbidding us to speak to the gentiles that they may be saved, that they may fill up their sins always; and the wrath has come on them to the utmost. ~ Anonymous
422:This is the primary argument to make to those who say that one should read only the Quran, for it has all knowledge within it. It has the key message of Allah. But even the Prophet is widely known for having encouraged us to go, even to China, in the search for knowledge. This ~ Omar Saif Ghobash
423:Both men are dead now, but their disciples have continued the hostilities. Indeed, the dispute between Wizards and Prophets has, if anything, become more vehement. Wizards view the Prophets’ emphasis on cutting back as intellectually dishonest, indifferent to the poor, even racist ~ Charles C Mann
424:I read, read enormously on all different fields of Islamic thought, from philosophy to Islamic literature, poetry, exegeses, knowledge of the Hadith, the teachings of the prophet. That's how I trained myself. And then I was appointed imam by a Sufi master from Istanbul, Turkey. ~ Feisal Abdul Rauf
425:The story of Jonah shows us the importance of the call of the prophet. Prophets are different. Prophets are unique. Prophets don’t ask to be called or chosen. Prophets are called from the womb. Prophets pay a price for running and hiding. Jonah ended up in the belly of a great fish. ~ John Eckhardt
426:You left ground and sky weeping,
mind and soul full of grief.

No one can take your place in existence,
or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets,
and this sadness I feel has taken from me
the taste of language, so that I cannot say
the flavor of my being apart. ~ Rumi
427:The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Do you know who will go first on the Day of Resurrection to the shade of God...Those who when given what is right accept it, when asked for something give freely and who judge in favor of others as they do for themselves." ~ Muhammad ibn Isa at Tirmidhi
428:Actually, IBM went through a severe identity crisis. It almost missed the computer opportunity. It became capable of growth only through a palace coup which overthrew Thomas J. Watson, Sr., the company’s founder, its chief executive, and for long years the prophet of “data processing. ~ Peter F Drucker
429:Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. All these also did not receive what was promised but greeted it from afar, and then there are all those who did not much believe in the promise to begin with, and it is not always possible to tell the two apart. ~ Frederick Buechner
430:When your heart becomes the grave of your secrets, that desire of yours will be gained more quickly. The prophet said that anyone who keeps secret his inmost thought will soon attain the object of his desire. When seeds are buried in the earth, their inward secrets become the flourishing garden. ~ Rumi
431:Imagination is a danger thus every totalitarian regime is frightened of the artist. It is the vocation of the prophet to keep alive the ministry of imagination to keep on conjouring and proposing alternative futures to the single one the king wants to urge as the only thinkable one. ~ Walter Brueggemann
432:The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'The signs of a hypocrite are three: 1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise). 3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest (if you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it).' ~ Abu Hurairah
433:The Prophets even express their surprise that God should take notice of man, who is too little and too unimportant to be worthy of the attention of the Creator; how, then, should other living creatures be considered as proper objects for Divine Providence! ~ Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190)
434:What we get from all religions especially from the Prophet's life, peace be upon him, is that there is no way to reach peace if we are not ready to sacrifice, not ready to strive, not courageous enough to face the powers here and the dictators who don't care about humanity or human life. ~ Tariq Ramadan
435:41 And now, I would commend you to aseek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth brecord of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
436:All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of storytellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain. ~ George Bernard Shaw
437:Here again Diatribe confidently brings in a gloss to suit herself, just as if Scripture were under her complete control. As for considering the prophet's meaning and intention, what need was there for a man of such authority to do that? All we need is: Erasmus says so, therefore it is so. ~ Martin Luther
438:[Jews are] murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels against God, God haters,... advocates of the devil, race of vipers, slanderers, calumniators, dark-minded people, leaven of the Pharisees, sanhedrin of demons, sinners, wicked men, stoners, and haters of righteousness. ~ Gregory of Nyssa
439:Man can, indeed, act contrarily to the decrees of God, as far as they have been written like laws in the minds of ourselves or the prophets, but against that eternal decree of God, which is written in universal nature, and has regard to the course of nature as a whole, he can do nothing. ~ Baruch Spinoza
440:Sometimes you wish you could keep quiet. It's the kind of thing you heard the prophet Jeremiah complain of where he says, "You know God, I didn't want to be a prophet and you made me speak words of condemnation against a people I love deeply. Your word is like a fire burning in my breast." ~ Desmond Tutu
441:Certainly, Gandhi is not inferior to Christ in goodness and sanctity, and he surpasses him in touching humility. Gandhi is the prophet of hope in this age of pessimism and disillusionment. He is a promise of sanity in the madness induced by our world's heedless drinking at the fount of war. ~ Sudhir Kakar
442:probation. Jesus Christ was and is Jehovah, the God of Adam and of Noah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Israel, the God at whose instance the prophets of the ages have spoken, the God of all nations, and He who shall yet reign on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. ~ James E Talmage
443:Regardless of the prophetic value of Dirac’s description [on interference] his was probably the first discussion... including a coherent beam of light. In other words, Dirac wrote the first chapter in laser optics. ~ Paul Dirac, F. J. Duarte, in "Introduction to Lasers" in Tunable Laser Optics (2003), p. 3
444:There is no knowledge except that taken from Allah,
for He alone is the Knower... the prophets,
in spite of their great number and the long periods of time
which separate them, had no disagreement in knowledge of Allah,
since they took it from Allah.

~ Ibn Arabi, True Knowledge

445:... the whole design of the gospel is to lead us onward and upward to greater achievement, even, eventually, to godhood. This great possibility was enunciated by the Prophet Joseph Smith in the King Follet sermon. It is this grand and incomparable concept: As God now is, man may become! ~ Gordon B Hinckley
446:MAL4.5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:  MAL4.6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. THE END OF THE PROPHETS. ~ Anonymous
447:The Qur’an was attempting to give women a legal status that most Western women would not enjoy until the nineteenth century. The emancipation of women was a project dear to the Prophet’s heart, but it was resolutely opposed by many men in the ummah, including some of his closest companions. ~ Karen Armstrong
448:The wine which Christ provided for the feast, and that which He gave to the disciples as a symbol of His own blood, was the pure juice of the grape. To this the prophet Isaiah refers when he speaks of the new wine “in the cluster,” and says, “Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it.” Isaiah 65:8. ~ Anonymous
449:[Judaism is] ever... mighty in wickedness... when it cursed Moses; when it hated God; when it vowed its sons to demons; when it killed the prophets, and finally when it betrayed to the Praetor and crucified our God Himself and Lord... And so glorying through all its existence in iniquity. ~ Hilary of Poitiers
450:Recently , crowds of thousands gathered throughout the Muslim world - burning European embassies, issuing threats, taking hostages, even killing people - in protest over twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were first published in a Danish newspaper. When was the last atheist riot? ~ Sam Harris
451:21She will bear a son, and  z you shall call his name Jesus,  a for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 b All this took place  c to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:     23  d “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,         and they shall call his name  e Immanuel ~ Anonymous
452:Thus said Ramakrishna and thus said Vivekananda. Yes, but let me know also the truths which the Avatar cast not forth into speech and the prophet has omitted from his teachings. There will always be more in God than the thought of man has ever conceived or the tongue of man has ever uttered.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo,
453:37Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. ~ Anonymous
454:Even God would say"Finish the task you have undertaken". He would never recommend breaking her mother's heart, damaging her parents' lives. "Your mother and then your mother and then your mother," the Prophet had said, "and then your father." But what about her own life? What is to become of that? ~ Ahdaf Soueif
455:Jesus is the prophet Jonah should have been. Yet, of course, he is infinitely more than that. Jesus did not merely weep for us; he died for us. Jonah went outside the city, hoping to witness its condemnation, but Jesus Christ went outside the city to die on a cross to accomplish its salvation. ~ Timothy J Keller
456:There is this trouble about special providences namely, there is so often a doubt as to which party was intended to be the beneficiary. In the case of the children, the bears, and the prophet, the bears got more real satisfaction out of the episode than the prophet did, because they got the children. ~ Mark Twain
457:Circumcision of the heart, true fasting, true sacrifice, true temple;2 the prophets showed that all this must be spiritual. Not the flesh that perishes, but that which does not perish.3 ‘Ye shall be free indeed.’4 So the other freedom is just a figurative freedom. ‘I am the true bread from heaven.’5 ~ Blaise Pascal
458:If we are going to do away with polygamy, it would only be one feather in the bird, one ordinance in the Church and Kingdom. Do away with that, then we must do away with the prophets and apostles, with revelation and the gifts and graces of the Gospel, and finally give up our religion altogether. ~ Wilford Woodruff
459:If you were standing next to the prophet on the mountain, would you have seen the archangel? And my answer to that was probably not, even though it's supposed to be a really big archangel. He describes it as - the Archangel Gabriel as standing on the horizon and filling the sky. That's a big angel. ~ Salman Rushdie
460:Socrates: “Know thyself.” For Socrates, there are only two kinds of people: the wise, who know they are fools; and fools, who think they are wise. Similarly, for Christ and all the prophets, there are only two kinds of people: saints, who know they are sinners; and sinners, who think they are saints. ~ Peter Kreeft
461:In all church discussions we are apt to forget the second Testament is avowedly only a supplement. Jesus came to complete the law and the prophets. Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
462:the priest and the mage, the man of piety, the just man, the man of wisdom, the saint, the prophet, the Rishi, the Yogi, the seer, the spiritual sage and the mystic ... the saint, the devotee, the spiritual sage, the seer, the prophet, the servant of God, the soldier of the spirit
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
463:37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. ~ Anonymous
464:Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea. ~ Joseph Smith Jr
465:True religion has a universal quality. It does not find fault with other religions. False religions will find fault with other religions; they will say that theirs is the only valid religion and their prophet is the only saviour. But a true religion will feel that all the prophets are saviours of mankind. ~ Sri Chinmoy
466:Women's position includes so many pre-Islamic customs that have become an integral part of the Shariat. I am fighting that. Triple talaq is not mentioned in the Quran. Of course, there is a controversy; some maintain that the Prophet approved of it. Even if he did, maybe he had social constraints. ~ Asghar Ali Engineer
467:If a man really sets his heart upon the will of God, God will enlighten a little child to tell that man what is His will. But if a man does not truly desire the will of God, even if he goes in search of a prophet, God will put into the heart of the prophet a reply like the deception in his own heart. ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
468:Muhammad sets the model for being a good statesman. He also sets the model for being a good warrior, for chivalry, of nobility, of all the things which the Quran and Hadith [The recorded collections of the sayings and traditions of the Prophet] says of treating your enemy with dignity and kindness. ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
469:and the incident of the Satanic verses in the early career of the Prophet, and the politics of Muhammad’s harem after his return to Mecca in triumph; and the surrealism of the newspapers, in which butterflies could fly into young girls’ mouths, asking to be consumed, and children were born with no faces, ~ Salman Rushdie
470:God is calling and transitioning many of His ministers. Many have been called to be prophets, but they are fearful. Don’t be a Jonah. Don’t run from the call. Embrace it. The prophet’s ministry is designed to bring deliverance and salvation to many. Nineveh was spared and blessed because Jonah went there. ~ John Eckhardt
471:I shall be better satisfied if the same can be said of me as was said of the prophet of old, "That I walked in the fear of the Lord, and begat sons and daughters" [Genesis 5:22], than if it were inscribed on my tombstone that I governed the councils or commanded the arms of the whole continent of America. ~ Benjamin Rush
472:The prophets clearly said that Israel would always be beloved of God and that the law would be everlasting, and they also said that none would understand their meaning, but that it was veiled. How highly then should we esteem those who break the cipher for us and teach us to understand the hidden meaning, ~ Blaise Pascal
473:Gospel ministers should not only be like dials on watches, or mile-stones upon the road, but like clocks and larums, to sound the alarm to sinners. Aaron wore bells as well as pomegranates, and the prophets were commanded to lift up their voice like a trumpet. A sleeping sentinel may be the loss of the city. ~ Joseph Hall
474:Which direction do we take? The one prompted by the passions or the one indicated by the star which shines in your conscience? The Magi heard the answer: "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet" (Mt 2: 5), and, enlightened by these words, they chose to press forward to the very end. ~ Pope Benedict XVI
475:The Prophet had made dishonorable proposals to my wife... under cover of his asserted 'Revelation.'... Smith told his wife Jane the Lord had commanded that he should take plural wives, to add to his glory... Joseph asked her to give him half her love; she was at liberty to keep the other half for her husband. ~ William Law
476:Jesus Christ doesn’t just give us truths; he is the truth. Jesus Christ is the prophet to end all prophets. He gives us hard-copy words from God, truths on which we can build our lives, truths we have to submit to, truths we have to obey, and truths we have to build our lives on, but he himself is the truth. ~ Timothy Keller
477:Jesus' life was a storm of controversy. The apostles, like the prophets before them, could hardly go a day without controversy. Paul said that he debated daily in the marketplace. To avoid controversy is to avoid Christ. We can have peace, but it is a servile and carnal peace where truth is slain in the streets. ~ R C Sproul
478:When I was commissioned with the purpose of helping to restore prophetic ministry to the Church for its last-day ministry, I was told that it would not be until the prophets and teachers learned to worship the Lord together as they did at Antioch that He would release true apostolic ministry in the Church again. ~ Rick Joyner
479:The Golden Rule is intolerable; if millions did to others whatever they wished others to do to them, few would be safe from molestation. The Golden Rule shows anything but moral genius, and the claim by which it is followed in the Sermon on the Mount -- 'this is the Law and the Prophets' -- makes little sense. ~ Walter Kaufmann
480:But, besides the general character of all the prophets, they had also a particular character. They were in parties, and they prophesied for or against, according to the party they were with; as the poetical and political writers of the present day write in defence of the party they associate with against the other. ~ Thomas Paine
481:It is not merely that we are at war with an otherwise peaceful religion that has been “hijacked” by extremists. We are at war with precisely the vision of life that is prescribed to all Muslims in the Koran, and further elaborated in the literature of the hadith, which recounts the sayings and actions of the Prophet. ~ Sam Harris
482:Life eternal is to live in unity, in families, with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Eternal life is only possible through the keys of the priesthood of God, which were restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Holding that eternal goal before the youth you lead is as great a gift as you could give them. ~ Henry B Eyring
483:The Prophet said, "He who has a slave-girl and teaches her good manners and improves her education and then manumits and marries her, will get a double reward; and any slave who observes Allah's right and his master's right will get a double reward." ~ Muhammad narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari, in Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 46, Number 723
484:The Prophet’s life is an invitation to a spirituality that avoids no question and teaches us—in the course of events, trials, hardships, and our quest—that the true answers to existential questions are more often those given by the heart than by the intelligence. Deeply, simply: he who cannot love cannot understand. ~ Tariq Ramadan
485:War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny .. .Time and time again it has destroyed all ordered living, devastated hope, and put the prophets to death. ~ Charles de Gaulle
486:A good deed, "said the prophet Mohammed, "is one that brings a smile of joy to the face of another." Why will doing a good deed every day produce such astounding efforts on the doer? Because trying to please others will cause us to stop thinking of ourselves: the very thing that produces worry and fear and melancholia. ~ Dale Carnegie
487:Muslim men disapproving of the Progressive liberal model of masculinity should not turn to a reactionary masculinity produced by the West’s angry conservatives. They should heed the ‘goodly example’ given them by the Qur’an (33:21), whose conduct should be compelling for all believers: the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ. ~ Jonathan A C Brown
488:Then may he be truly poor and naked in spirit, and be able to say with the Prophet, As for me, I am poor and needy.(2) Nevertheless, no man is richer than he, no man stronger, no man freer. For he knoweth both how to give up himself and all things, and how to be lowly in his own eyes. (1) Luke xvii. 10. (2) Psalm xxv. 16. ~ Thomas Kempis
489:25 He said to them, “How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken! i 26 Didn't the •Messiah have to suffer j these things and enter into His glory? ” k 27 Then beginning with Moses l and all the Prophets, m He interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. n ~ Anonymous a mark of gratitude for his previous patronage, and a slight super-added morsel after breakfast, put likewise into his hand a whale! The great fish, reversing his experience with the prophet of Nineveh, immediately began his progress down the same red pathway of fate whiter so varied a caravan had preceded him. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
491:The Quran gave women rights of inheritance and divorce centuries before Western women were accorded such status. The Quran prescribes some degree of segregation and veiling for the Prophet’s wives, but there is nothing in the Quran that requires the veiling of all women or their seclusion in a separate part of the house. ~ Karen Armstrong
492:Many of the prophets of Jesus's time were thought to just be mad men, just sort of crazy people who were claiming to channel the divine. Perhaps that means we should be a little less judgmental of some of our own crazies talking about God on the corner. They might actually have found a pretty comfortable place in Jesus's time. ~ Reza Aslan
493:All prospective parents should read Kahlil Gibran’s excellent treatise “On Children” in his classic book, The Prophet. He says: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. ~ Eric Butterworth
494:Go back to Socrates: "Know thyself." For Socrates, there are only two kinds of people: the wise, who know they are fools; and fools, who think they are wise. Similarly, for Christ and all the prophets, there are only two kinds of people: saints, who know they are sinners; and sinners, who think they are saints. Which are you? ~ Peter Kreeft
495:The full moon was riding high in the cloudless heavens, now. We sauntered carelessly and unthinkingly to the edge of the lofty battlements of the citadel, and looked down — a vision! And such a vision! Athens by moonlight! The prophet that thought the splendors of the New Jerusalem were revealed to him, surely saw this instead! ~ Mark Twain
496:There is something which is going to be one of the main challenges in the Muslim world today, in the Muslim-majority countries in the Arab world, is the religious credibility. How are you going to react to what is said about Islam? So, by touching the prophet of Islam, the reaction should be, who is going to be the guardian? ~ Tariq Ramadan
497:Suggestions for further reading Karen Armstrong, Jerusalem; Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones; Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha; Deepak Chopra, God: A Story of Revelation; Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet; Lawrence Kushner, Kabbalah: A Love Story; C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity; Krista Tippett, Speaking of Faith; Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now ~ Paulo Coelho
498:It is easier for the leaders to reject the prophecy and the prophet, particularly if there are some unresolved character issues in the life of the prophet. It provides a legitimate reason to reject the word in the eyes of the people, though not necessarily in the eyes of the Lord. Prophecy has a way of testing our true motives. ~ Graham Cooke
499:A good deed, "said the prophet Mohammed, "is one that brings a smile of joy to the face of another."
Why will doing a good deed every day produce such astounding efforts on the doer?
Because trying to please others will cause us to stop thinking of ourselves: the very
thing that produces worry and fear and melancholia. ~ Dale Carnegie
500:The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "My Companions are as stars. Whomsoever of them you follow, you will be rightly guided." When a man looks at a star, and finds his way by it, the star does not speak any word to that man. Yet, by merely looking at the star, the man knows the road from roadlessness and reaches his goal. ~ Rumi

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   30 Poetry
   29 Integral Yoga
   23 Christianity
   14 Philosophy
   11 Psychology
   9 Occultism
   4 Kabbalah
   4 Fiction
   3 Philsophy
   3 Mythology
   2 Sufism
   1 Theosophy
   1 Alchemy

   22 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   21 Sri Aurobindo
   11 The Mother
   10 Carl Jung
   7 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   5 Satprem
   4 Saint John of Climacus
   4 Plato
   4 Jordan Peterson
   4 George Van Vrekhem
   4 Aldous Huxley
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   3 James George Frazer
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Ibn Arabi
   2 H P Lovecraft
   2 Friedrich Schiller
   2 Allama Muhammad Iqbal

   17 City of God
   8 Words Of Long Ago
   8 The Bible
   5 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   5 Savitri
   5 Aion
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   4 The Perennial Philosophy
   4 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   4 Preparing for the Miraculous
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Whitman - Poems
   3 The Life Divine
   3 The Golden Bough
   3 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   3 General Principles of Kabbalah
   3 Emerson - Poems
   3 Collected Poems
   3 5.1.01 - Ilion
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Shelley - Poems
   2 Schiller - Poems
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   2 Browning - Poems
   2 Arabi - Poems

00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri, #Sweet Mother - Harmonies of Light, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Indeed, Savitri is something concrete, living, it is all replete, packed with consciousness, it is the supreme knowledge above all human philosophies and religions. It is the spiritual path, it is Yoga, Tapasya, Sadhana, in its single body. Savitri has an extraordinary power, it gives out vibrations for him who can receive them, the true vibrations of each stage of consciousness. It is incomparable, it is truth in its plenitude, the Truth Sri Aurobindo brought down on the earth. My child, one must try to find the secret that Savitri represents, The Prophetic message Sri Aurobindo reveals there for us. This is the work before you, it is hard but it is worth the trouble. - 5 November 1967

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And rarely dawns the light of the Unknown
  Waking in us The Prophet and the seer.
  The outward and the immediate are our field,

01.05_-_Rabindranath_Tagore:_A_Great_Poet,_a_Great_Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The spirit of the age demands this new gospel. Mankind needs and awaits a fresh revelation. The world and life are not an illusion or a lesser reality: they are, if taken rightly, as real as the pure Spirit itself. Indeed, Spirit and Flesh, Consciousness and Matter are not antinomies; to consider them as such is itself an illusion. In fact, they are only two poles or modes or aspects of the same reality. To separate or divide them is a one-sided concentration or abstraction on the part of the human mind. The fulfilment of the Spirit is in its expression through Matter; human life too reaches its highest term, its summum bonum, in embodying the spiritual consciousness here on earth and not dissolving itself in the Transcendence. That is the new Dispensation which answers to the deepest aspiration in man and towards which he has been travelling through the ages in the course of the evolution of his consciousness. Many, however, are The Prophets and sages who have set this ideal before humanity and more and more insistently and clearly as we come nearer to the age we live in. But none or very few have expressed it with such beauty and charm and compelling persuasion. It would be carping criticism to point out-as some, purists one may call them, have done-that in poetising and aesthetising the spiritual truth and reality, in trying to make it human and terrestrial, he has diminished and diluted the original substance, in endeavouring to render the diamond iridescent, he has turned it into a baser alloy. Tagore's is a poetic soul, it must be admitted; and it is not necessary that one should find in his ideas and experiences and utterances the cent per cent accuracy and inevitability of a Yogic consciousness. Still his major perceptions, those that count, stand and are borne out by the highest spiritual realisation.

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Armed with a latent splendour of miracle
     The Prophet-passion of a seeing Mind,
    And the lightning bareness of a free soul-force.

01.13_-_T._S._Eliot:_Four_Quartets, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Our poet is too self-conscious, he himself feels that he has not the perfect voice. A Homer, even a Milton possesses a unity of tone and a wholeness of perception which are denied to the modern. To the modern, however, the old masters are not subtle enough, broad enough, psychological enough, let us say the word, spiritual enough. And yet the poetic inspiration, more than the religious urge, needs the injunction not to be busy with too many things, but to be centred upon the one thing needful, viz., to create poetically and not to discourse philosophically or preach prophetically. Not that it is impossible for the poet to swallow the philosopher and The Prophet, metabolising them into the substance of his bone and marrow, of "the trilling wire in his blood", as Eliot graphically expresses. That perhaps is the consummation towards which poetry is tending. But at present, in Eliot, at least, the strands remain distinct, each with its own temper and rhythm, not fused and moulded into a single streamlined form of beauty. Our poet flies high, very high indeed at times, often or often he flies low, not disdaining the perilous limit of bathos. Perhaps it is all wilful, it is a mannerism which he cherishes. The mannerism may explain his psychology and enshrine his philosophy. But the poet, the magician is to be looked for elsewhere. In the present collection of poems it is the philosophical, exegetical, discursive Eliot who dominates: although the high lights of the subject-matter may be its justification. Still even if we have here doldrums like

01.14_-_Nicholas_Roerich, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Roerich is one of The Prophets and seers who have ever been acclaiming and preparing the Golden Age, the dream that humanity has been dreaming continuously since its very childhood, that is to say, when there will be peace and harmony on earth, when racial, cultural or ideological egoism will no longer divide man and mana thing that seems today a chimera and a hallucinationwhen there will be one culture, one civilisation, one spiritual life welding all humanity into a single unit of life luminous and beautiful. Roerich believes that such a consummation can arrive only or chiefly through the growth of the sense of beauty, of the aesthetic temperament, of creative labour leading to a wider and higher consciousness. Beauty, Harmony, Light, Knowledge, Culture, Love, Delight are cardinal terms in his vision of the deeper and higher life of the future.
   Roerich discovered and elaborated his own technique to reveal that which is secret, express that which is not expressed or expressible. First of all, he is symbolical and allegorical: secondly, the choice of his symbols and allegories is hieratic, that is to say, the subject-matter refers to objects and events connected with saints and legends, shrines and enchanted places, hidden treasures, spirits and angels, etc. etc.; thirdly, the manner or style of execution is what we may term pantomimic, in other words, concrete, graphic, dramatic, even melodramatic. He has a special predilection for geometrical patterns the artistic effect of whichbalance, regularity, fixity, soliditywas greatly utilised by the French painter Czanne and poet Mallarm who seem to have influenced Roerich to a considerable degree. But this Northerner had not the reticence, the suavity, the tonic unity of the classicist, nor the normality and clarity of the Latin temperament. The Prophet, the priest in him was the stronger element and made use of the artist as the rites andceremoniesmudras and chakrasof his vocation demanded. Indeed, he stands as the hierophant of a new cultural religion and his paintings and utterances are, as it were, gestures that accompany a holy ceremonial.

03.02_-_The_Philosopher_as_an_Artist_and_Philosophy_as_an_Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the face of established opinion and tradition (and in the wake of The Prophetic poet) I propose to demonstrate that Philosophy has as much claim to be called an art, as any other orthodox art, painting or sculpture or music or architecture. I do not refer to the element of philosophyperhaps the very large element of philosophy that is imbedded and ingrained in every Art; I speak of Philosophy by itself as a distinct type of au thentic art. I mean that Philosophy is composed or created in the same way as any other art and the philosopher is moved and driven by the inspiration and impulsion of a genuine artist. Now, what is Art? Please do not be perturbed by the question. I am not trying to enter into the philosophy the metaphysicsof it, but only into the science the physicsof it. Whatever else it may be, the sine qua non, the minimum requisite of art is that it must be a thing of beauty, that is to say, it must possess a beautiful form. Even the Vedic Rishi says that the poet by his poetic power created a heavenly formkavi kavitva divi rpam asajat. As a matter of fact, a supreme beauty of form has often marked the very apex of artistic creation. Now, what does the Philosopher do? The sculptor hews beautiful forms out of marble, the poet fashions beautiful forms out of words, the musician shapes beautiful forms out of sounds. And the philosopher? The philosopher, I submit, builds beautiful forms out of thoughts and concepts. Thoughts and concepts are the raw materials out of which the artist philosopher creates mosaics and patterns and designs architectonic edifices. For what else are philosophic systems? A system means, above all, a form of beauty, symmetrical and harmonious, a unified whole, rounded and polished and firmly holding together. Even as in Art, truth, bare sheer truth is not the object of philosophical inquiry either. Has it not been considered sufficient for a truth to be philosophically true, if it is consistent, if it does not involve self-contradiction? The equation runs: Truth=Self-consistency; Error=Self-contradiction. To discover the absolute truth is not the philosopher's taskit is an ambitious enterprise as futile and as much of a my as the pursuit of absolute space, absolute time or absolute motion in Science. Philosophy has nothing more to doand nothing lessthan to evolve or build up a system, in other words, a self-consistent whole (of concepts, in this case). Art also does exactly the same thing. Self-contradiction means at bottom, want of harmony, balance, symmetry, unity, and self-consistency means the contrary of these things the two terms used by philosophy are only the logical formulation of an essentially aesthetic value.

04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The poets lend their voice to outward dreams,
  A homeless fire inspires The Prophet tongues.
  Heaven's flaming lights descend and back return,

07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Aloof above the ignorant multitude:
  He is The Prophet's voice, the sight of the seer.

10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Avatars have lived and died in vain,
  Vain was the sage's thought, The Prophet's voice;

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