Sacred Readings Archive
Spirit of Guidance
the Petama Project website
in the Hindu Scriptures:
peace, who, self controlled, approaches objects with the senses
love and hatred and brought under one's own control.
Gita, Discourse 2, Sankya Yoga
in the Buddhist Scriptures:
Not by silence
alone does one who is dull and ignorant become a sage, but
one who, as if holding a pair of scales, embraces the best and
is indeed a sage. For that reason one is a sage. One who
both worlds is a sage.
Dhammapada, The Just or Righteous
in the Zoroastrian Scriptures:
rejoiced Zarathustra and said, "The three greatest concerns of
men are these:
to make one who is an enemy a friend, to make righteous one
who is wicked,
and to make the ignorant learned - to be grateful in the
to wish happiness for everyone - this is greater and happier than
work - and do not approve for another what you do not like yourself.
The Straight Path
in the Jewish Scriptures:
all the glory shall hang a canopy which shall serve as a
shade from heat by day and as a shelter for protection
Isaiah Ch 4, V 5-6
in the Christian Scriptures:
In a ll our
prayers to God, the father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we thank
him for you,
because we have heard of the faith you hold in Jesus Christ
and the love
you bear towards all God's people.
From: The New
Testament, Letter of Paul to the Colossians
in the Scriptures of Islam:
But to God
belongeth all things, In heaven and on earth:
And he it
is that Encompasseth all things.
From: The Holy
Qur'an, Sura IV, 126
self! Reproach no one. Hold a grudge against no one.
against no one. Be wise, tolerant, considerate, polite and kind to all.
Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan:
In spite of
the justice and injustice we see on the surface of this world,
a keen insight
into one's own life will teach that there is no comparison
faults and our good actions. The good actions in comparison to
are so few that if we were judged we should not have one mark to
It does not mean that justice is absent there. It only means,
what is behind
law? Love. And what is Love? God. And how do we see
in what form? In many forms; but the most beautiful form of
the love of
God is Compassion. Divine Forgiveness. Considering these
realise we have a duty towards God.
Volume 1, p.