„You should keep sacred every impuls of your mind; you should keep sacred every pious sentiment; because that is art in us. In an inspired hour she will appear in a clear form, and this form will be your picture.“
„O People, verily your blood, your property and your honour are sacred and inviolable until you appear before your Lord, as the sacred inviolability of this day of yours, this month of yours and this very town (of yours). Verily you will soon meet your Lord and you will be held answerable for your actions.“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
Context: Absolute honesty is essential in one's search for God (Truth). The subtleties of the Path are finer than a hair. The least hypocrisy becomes a wave that washes one off the Path. It is your false self that keeps you away from your true Self by every trick it knows. In the guise of honesty this self even deceives itself. For instance your self claims, I love Baba. The fact is, if you really loved Baba you would not be your false self making the self-asserting statement! 7 Absolute Honesty, p. 8.
„Keep a picture of Sri Ramakrishna with you. Whenever lustful feelings arise, you should look at the picture intently. You will find that the senses will gradually be gathered in and the mind will be free from lust. (p.428)“
— Swami Adbhutananda Disciple
Reply when a devotee asked, "How can one overcome lust?"
„One of the most potent ways to spiritualize the home is to create a sacred space, an altar, or a room used only for meditation, prayer, or spiritual reading. [... ] Your sacred place will become an area of high spiritual vibrations which will affect the entire house, thereby attracting pious personalities. Having a sacred space will also remind you that your home belongs to God and that you are simply the caretaker of it.“
— Bhakti Tirtha Swami American Hindu writer 1950 - 2005
„Without Art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without Science, we should always worship false gods.“
— W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet 1907 - 1973
"The Virgin & The Dynamo", p. 62
„You should rather be grateful for the weeds you have in your mind, because eventually they will enrich your practice.“
— Shunryu Suzuki Japanese Buddhist missionary 1904 - 1971
Pt. 1 : Right Practice "Mind Weeds", p. 26