boagie wrote:f you want a real wisdom text I suggest Hindu scriptures and/or Budhhist writings they far surpass the wisdom of the bible.
Great! They say the same thing as the Bible in other words!
No matter where you go, there Love is!
11For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12It is not in heaven
, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
13Neither is it beyond the sea
, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart,
that thou mayest do it.
16In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God
, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your Love
Buddha, The Dhammapada
"Hatedoes not conquer Hate.
Only Love can conquer Hate, that is a universal law.
Buddha, The Dhammapada
John 15: 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets
[The Law & the Prophets are summed up in the Golden Rule--which all religions have--even Satanism!]
"It is in Love that religion exists and not in ceremony, in the pure and sincere Love in the heart
Unless a man is pure in
body and mind
, his coming into a temple and worshipping Shiva is useless.
The prayers of those that are pure in the mind
and body will be answered by Shiva, and those that are impure and yet try to teach religion to others will fail in the end.
External worship is only a symbol of internal worship; but internal worship and purity are the real things. Without them
, external worship would be of no avail. Therefore you must all try to remember this."
Swami Vivekananda in Address at the Rameshwaram Temple on Real Worship.
"This supreme Goddess, [The] Word [Love]
, inspired by Brahman, [John 1:1. 1 John 4:8] by which the awe-inspiring is created, [Genesis 1:1] through her to us be peace!"
From Teachings of the Hindu Mystics
Where else would you like to go:
Bahá'í, Brahmanism, Confucianism, Ancient Egyptian, Humanism, Islam, Jainism, Native American Spirituality, Roman Pagan Religion, Scientology, Shinto, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism, Unitarian, Wicca, Yoruba(Nigeria), Zoroastrianism?
God as Love and Love as God's got you covered in every religion and in all religions!:)
"Every religion emphasizes
human improvement, Love, Respect for others,
sharing other people's suffering. On these lines every religion had more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal."
The Dalai Lama