Thursday, September 6, 2007

Desire & Self vs Spirituality

Strong Opinion Follows !

There are way too many people who make their "spirituality" into an egotistical farce.

These three, short quotes from Reality give the same warning, though in a much more elevated manner...

"O SON OF DESIRE! How long wilt thou soar in the realms of desire? Wings have I bestowed upon thee, that thou mayest fly to the realms of mystic holiness and not the regions of satanic fancy."

Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words, Persian #79

"Thou seest, O my Lord, how Thy servants are held captive by their own selves and desires."

Bahá’u’lláh: Prayers and Meditations, p. 52

"God grant that your desires and unmortified passions may not hinder you from that which hath been ordained for you."

Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection CXLVII, p. 317

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