Literary and Spiritual Excerpts

Espoused syncretism

“On God,” by Kabir

On God “Thou art That” is the preaching of the Upanishads; that is their message. Great is their reliance upon this; but how can they, however mighty, describe Him? Pandit, your thoughts are all untrue; ...

When shall I look upon my Lord?

“Waiting” With head on hand before my door, I sit and wait in vain. Along the road to Pandhari My heart and eyes I strain. When shall I look upon my Lord? When shall I ...

Message in Congress

Inasmuch as our greatest leaders have shown no doubt about God’s proper place in the American birthright, can we, in our day, dare do less?.... In no other place in the United States are there ...

Without entreaty you took me into your care

Prayer of Mary Ward O parent of parents, and friend of all friends, without entreaty you took me into your care and by degrees led me from all else that at length I might see ...

Militant in the communion of the church

After I came to years of discretion, by all the best means I could, to inform myself whether the religion of England were indeed the very same which being prefigured and prophesied in the Old ...

From all my foolish fancies now let me be free

Now all my days with joy I’ll fill Full to the brim, With all my heart to [Visnu] cling And only him. He will sweep utterly away All dole and care; And all in sunder ...

One must treat all opposites analogously

From the works of Ibn Hawshab al-Kufi

The Great and Exalted has a manifestation in His own form for all eternity in this world.... He has made a man noble with that form, and all the prophets and friends of God have ...

Evil is impossible for Him

Evil is impossible for Him because He has what deters Him from it; knowledge of evil; and He has no motive for the motive would be either the need (or the wisdom) of evil, both ...

To God the Father

Great God, within whose simple essence we Nothing but that which is thyself can find, When on thy self thou didst reflect thy mind, They thought was God which took the form of thee; And ...

“A Fourefould Meditation on the Foure Last Things”

Lo! here the look which Angels do admire! Lo! here the spring from whom all goodness flows! Lo! here the sight that men and saints desire! Lo! here the stalks on which our comfort grows! ...

From “The 94 Psalm”

Come let us rejoice unto the Lord. Let us make joy to God our Saviour. Let us approach to his presence in confession, and in psalms let us make joy unto him. Hail Mary full ...

The Nativity of Christ

The Nativity of Christ Behold the father is his daughter’s son, The bird that built the nest is hatch’d therein, The old of years an hour hath not outrun, Eternal life to live doth now ...

Ibn Taymiya

God — praises to Him — is not His own creature, and not a part of His creation or an attribute of it. He is the Praised and Exalted, set apart in His holy Existence, ...

Al Ghazali

Love for God is the furthest reaches of all stations, the sum of the highest degrees, and there is no station after that of love, except its fruit and its consequences…nor is there any station ...

Rowena, Playing in the Sun

God, who stirred the void and in Motion’s birth Revealed yourself; the warm limbs wake Along the dark stairways, the far eyes life to take The fixed commotion of the stars, their dim furious speed ...

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