|A Cottage by the Sea||
Gandhi demands that our political involvement and our personal responses be based on a spirituality so deep, a spiritual attunement so constant, a spiritual vision so broad that no personal ambition, no selfish gains, no parochial interests corrupt the depth of our commitment nor the openness of our hearts.
The spirit of saving lives is still at the root of monastic hospitality.
FR. Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.
Etty Hillesum, www.gratefulness.org
Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?
Jack Kornfield, www.gratefulness.org
A vocation is an irrational factor that destines a man to emancipate himself from the herd and from its well-worn paths.
My primary emotion at the start of any book is hope—hope that it will teach me something or delight me in some way.
Compassion become real when we recognize our shared humanity.
Pema Chodrum, quoted in www.gratfulness.org