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Sacred Texts

1 Corinthians 2:9-13
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.
~ Christianity.

Qur’an 24:35
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.
~ Islam.

Svetasvatara Upanishad 1.11-12
Meditate upon him and transcend physical consciousness. Thus will you reach union with the Lord of the universe. Thus will you become identified with him who is One without a second. In him all your desires will find fulfillment.
The truth is that you are always united with the Lord. But you must know this.
~ Hinduism.

Khuddaka Patha, Metta Sutta
As a mother with her own life guards the life of her own child, let all-embracing thoughts for all that lives be thine.
~ Buddhism.

Mishnah, Abot 2.13
Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai said, “Go forth and see which is the good way to which a man should cleave.” Rabbi Eliezar said, “A good eye”; Rabbi Joshua said, “A good friend”; Rabbi Jose said, “A good neighbor”; Rabbi Simeon said, “One who foresees the fruit of an action”; Rabbi Elazar said, “A good heart.” Thereupon he said to them, “I approve the words of Elazar ben Arach, rather than your words, for in his words yours are included.”
~ Judaism.

Igbo Proverb (Nigeria)
If you say yes, your God will say yes.
~ African Traditional Religions.

‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
It is our duty in this radiant century to investigate the essentials of divine religion, seek the realities underlying the oneness of the world of humanity, and discover the source of fellowship and agreement which will unite mankind in the heavenly bond of love. This unity is the radiance of eternity, the divine spirituality, the effulgence of God and the bounty of the Kingdom.
~ Baha’i Faith.

Science and Health, 269
Human philosophy has made God manlike. Christian Science makes man Godlike. The first is error; the latter is truth. Metaphysics is above physics, and matter does not enter into metaphysical premises or conclusions. The categories of metaphysics rest on one basis, the divine Mind.
~ Christian Science.

Book of Mormon, Alma 12.25
Now, if it had not been for the plan of redemption, which was laid from the foundation of the world, there could have been no resurrection of the dead; but there was a plan of redemption laid, which shall bring to pass the resurrection of the dead.
~ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Analects 6.5
The Master said, “Hui is capable of occupying his whole mind for three months on end with no thought but that of Goodness. The others can do so, some for a day, some even for a month, but that is all.
~ Confucianism.

Samantabadhra, Ratnakarandasravakacara 131
That which is free from birth, old age, disease, death, grief, pain, and fear, is eternal, blissful, and the nature of pure delight, is called Nirvana.
~ Jainism.

As earthly paradise moves into its advanced stages, people’s inner attitudes toward God will directly affect more and more aspects of daily life. Those whose souls are closer to God will be so much of the same heart that they can communicate without verbalizing their thoughts and feelings. By this stage, contemplation will have become the mode of existence for everyone. God will have given them such highly refined powers of spiritual perception that they can at last see his will directly and perfectly understand what is in the hearts and minds of others.
In its ultimate phase, paradise on earth will be so perfect, so unblemished, that it may be called the Crystal World. All evil and hatred will have been cleansed away. The world will have become the final realization of absolute goodness and love. Completely free from even a hint of sin or impurity, humankind at last will dwell in the heavenly abode longed for through the ages. This is the Crystal World of unity with God.
~ Sekai Kyusei Kyo.

S. Ono
The world of the kami does not transcend that of man, and man does not need to enter a divine, transcendental world to attain salvation. He seeks salvation by bringing the kami into the human world, into the daily life of the home, the marketplace….
~ Shinto.

Adi Granth, Asa, M.1, p. 356
True learning induces in the mind service of mankind.
~ Sikhism.

Tract of the Quiet Way
He who wants to expand the field of happiness, let him lay the foundation of it on the bottom of his heart.
~ Taoism.

Ofudesaki 3.40
Any and everything of this universe is all the body of God.
~ Tenrikyo.

Sun Myung Moon, 4-18-77
What is heaven? Heaven is created by those people who love here on earth with unselfishness and an absolute, God-centered love. This is the most basic principle, and all other principles you learn are the expansion of this basic truth.
~ Unification Church.

Avesta, Yasna 49.3
Righteousness, O Wise One, was set up for our choice, to be our blessing, evil for the godless, for his undoing! Therefore I seek union with the Good Mind, and I forbid all traffic with the wicked.
~ Zoroastrianism.