I thought I'd share with you some impressions I gathered from a book I read recently. It was a correspondence between a Rabbi Shmuel Boteach and a paranormalist Uri Geller. Most of these are in concurrence with my own perceptions of life. In fact it confirms my own faith in the goodness of the human race which transcends all possible religious affiliations. These are quotes picked up at random and may not be very organised. They cannot be specifically attributed to either of the authors because I felt they were two people saying the same thing in different words. I may be wrong but then that is how I see it. I post it in my blog as much for myself as for you.
1)One should not seek to understand suffering. Rather he should work to obliterate it.
2)A relationship is a two way process.we cannot just holler when things go wrong we must allow our hearts to swell up at all that is beautiful. Events of today are controlled by promises of tomorrow.
3)Invisible things are the most precious and powerful.
4)To be fully human is to have worked and struggled to be special.
5)A single ray of human love and warmth is enough to dispel all gloom and darkness of all the world’s confused adolescents.
6)Religious people can often be bad representatives of their faith.
7)Three things that humans want in their lives are meaning,joy and goodness.It is impossible to be joyous withot being good.
8)Truth is a human necessity. A lie cannot last and falsehood cannot flourish.
9)One should aim to be human because that is challenging and ultimately fetches rewards.
10)God does not love or bless man made divisions.Rather He loves man himself.
11)Alexander the Great willed that he should be buried with his hands protruding out of the coffin.He wanted to show his soldiers that although he had conquered the world he when he left it his hands were empty.
12)Your actions are worthy only if your inner self is in harmony with your external actions.
13)Goodness is not a ritual that comes with practice.It is a struggle that has to be overcome each time you try to be good.
14)God is not present in the wind, water or fire look for Him within you.He is in the soft voice of the conscience within you.
15)Belief in one’s SELF is the same as belief in one’s God