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Friday, July 21, 2006

Words Of A Saint

You know the saying - some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. Here are some of the footprints that Mother Theresa left behind.

On Poverty
“There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread.”

On Abortion
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die, so that you may live as you wish.”

On Her Life’s Work
“The other day I dreamed that I was at the gates of heaven. And St. Peter said, “Go back to earth. There are no slums up here.”

On Love
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life?, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did?”

On Serving God
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

“At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.”

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, Steph, Mother Theresa was a great person. But she did it all for 1 reason - to find God, and to arrive before His Throne. Yoga will lead you that way, too, if you let it. After all, would you not find God within each of us, in nature and in the Holy books? And Yoga, a science for the journey within? Haven't you already embarked on the journey yourself? Humbly, Yogamama

5:55 AM  
Blogger starlight said...

i'd rather think of yoga as an art. thinking of it as a science somehow takes the romanticism and creativity out of it! :) but you're right about yoga helping us to see God in everthing and eventually leading us to God's feet. i i wish more people would see it that way instead of just as a bunch of asanas!

6:00 AM  
Blogger wjfljql said...

there was an interesting talk on meditation on the leonard lopate show (the best interviewer on the planet!). see:
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2006/04/28

10:16 AM  
Blogger wjfljql said...

aik, tak keluar? should have been:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/
episodes/2006/04/28

10:17 AM  
Blogger starlight said...

thanks burhan. will go check it out.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

Thank you for this lovely post.

6:44 PM  

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