Literary and Spiritual Excerpts

Joseph Reeve, SJ: writer of the history of the Catholic faith in England

"It is not necessary to ascend in spirit into Heaven, as if he resided nowhere else"

Joseph Reeve, SJ To enjoy the presence of God in the manner that is suited to our mortal state, it is not necessary to ascend in spirit into Heaven, as if he resided nowhere else. ...

Chinese philosopher Mencius asserted that human nature was innately good

And only society’s influence caused bad moral character

Mencius If a man love others, and no responsive attachment is shown to him, let him turn inwards and examine his own benevolence. If he is trying to rule others, and his government is unsuccessful, ...

A free-thinking view of Christianity

An excerpt from God and the World by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A free-thinking view of Christianity

A change in the aura of the world

Where the Yin and Yang were out of balance

A change in the aura of the world

Your visit to that temple invisible

I cannot teach you the prayer of the seas and the forests and the mountains

When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet. Therefore let your visit to that temple invisible ...

The skillful carrying forward of their undertakings

As easy as to look into his palm

The skillful carrying forward of their undertakings

He is therefore happy

“Thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

He is therefore happy

The servants of a Master

The credentials of that revelation should be tested

The servants of a Master

Sañjaya Belatthiputta

"Both... neither exists nor doesn’t exist after death"

Sañjaya Belatthiputta

A word on angels

"A communion of spiritual commerce"

A word on angels

Who shall overcome this earth?

And the world of Yama, and the world of the gods?

Who shall overcome this earth?

Garrison the man

"If other men choose to go upon all fours, I choose to stand erect."

Garrison the man

What is non-consciousness?

Or, what's hindering your dharma?

What is non-consciousness?

Bishop Richard Challoner — mental prayer is easy

In spite of what the devil pretends

The devil, who very well knows that such souls as apply themselves seriously to mental prayer will be none of his, makes all possible efforts to divert Christians from this application by a thousand impostures; ...

Giuseppe Garibaldi speaks against the Pope

I am a good Christian and speak to good Christians

I am a Christian and I speak to Christians—I am a good Christian and speak to good Christians. I love and venerate the religion of Christ because Christ came into the world to deliver humanity ...

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