By Glenda | December 6, 2010

All Paths

A quote from Vivekananda in 1893 at his address to the Parliament of Religions in Chicago: “…I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: ‘As the different streams having their sources […]

By Glenda | November 16, 2010

On Contentment

“The first sign of your becoming religious,” says Vivekananda,”is that you are becoming cheerful.” Christopher Isherwood writes, in his commentary on the Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali: “It is well worth analyzing the circumstances of those occasions on which we have been truly happy. For as John Masefield says, ‘The days that make us happy make […]

By Glenda | August 13, 2010

The Story of Evolution by Rumi

A Poem by Rumi We began as a mineral.  We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.  That’s how a […]

By Glenda | August 10, 2010

Xenophanes Quote-6th Century BC

“The Ethiops say that their gods are flat-nosed and black. While the Thracians say that theirs have blue eyes and red hair. Yet if cattle or horses or lions had hands and could draw And could sculpture like men, then the horses would draw their gods Like horses, and cattle like cattle, and each would […]

By Glenda | August 12, 2009

Carriers of Water in the Desert

A quote from Gerald Hausman: “Recently a Native American friend said, ‘We are all carriers of water now. Carriers in the desert. We cannot drop even a drop. We must share what we have with everyone. This is the challenge beyond measure.’ In reaching out through the universality of myth, we should hope to turn […]

By Glenda | May 7, 2009

A Quote from Ramakrishna

“We are all calling on the same God. Jealousy and malice need not be. Some say that God is formless, and some that God has form. I say, let one man meditate on God with form if he believes in form, and let another meditate on the formless Deity if he does not believe in […]

By Glenda | April 8, 2009

“Earth” and “Linda Hogan”

Today I added to the Fellowship website two new items. Under the “Newsletter” heading, I added an excerpt from Circle of Sisters, a monthly email newsletter I send to women who have attended some workshop or retreat with me and who have expressed an interest in the mission of the Fellowship. The title of the […]

By Glenda | February 5, 2009

Thomas Jefferson writes about Jesus

“I have promised to write someday about my views…This view would purposely omit the question of his divinity and even his inspiration.  To do him justice, it would be necessary to remark the disadvantages his doctrines have to encounter, not having been committed to writing by himself, but by the most unlettered of men, by […]

By Glenda | July 4, 2007

Gary Snyder Quote

Gary Snyder: “A great poet does not express his or her self, he expresses all of our selves. And to express all of our selves you have to go beyond your own self. Like Dogen, the Zen master, said, “We study the self to forget the self. And when you forget the self, you become […]

By Glenda | July 4, 2007

Hazrat Inayat Khan Quote

Hazrat Inayat Khan: “Beloved ones of God, you may belong to any race, cast, creed, or nation, still you are all impartially beloved by God. You may be a believer or an unbeliever in the supreme Being, but He cares not. His mercy and grace flow through all His powers, without distinction of friend or […]

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