...in the 12th and 13th centuries believed that such a clock [mechanical clock] would provide a precise regularity to the seven periods of devotion...
There are, certainly, differing degrees of devotion among Moon's followers; the fact that they bow at the right moment or shout "Mansei!" in unison doesn't mean they believe everything Moon says, or do precisely what he commands. Even on important issues, like Moon's claiming to be the messiah, there are church members whom I met, including a close aide to Moon, who demur. A religious leader whom they respect and whose theology they believe, yes; the messiah, perhaps not.sun myung moon
My brothers and my sisters, do always persevere in true and earnest prayer, and the Lord will hear you. Believe that the highest revelations of science are conformable to the doctrine of the efficacy of prayer; that in this doctrine the highest philosophy harmonizes with the purest devotion.keshub chunder sen
Bhaava Pujaa, “ Psychic worship (Bhaava Pujaa) consists of a series of rituals , for temple veneration , which is called Caitya vandana. In this worship hymns of praise, adoration and devotion are recited together with the performace of penance and meditation.Natubhai Shah (2004), Jainism: The World of Conquerors, Volume 1, p.179
As in poetry, so in prayer, the whole subject matter should be furnished by the heart, and the understanding should be allowed only to shape and arrange the effusions of the heart in the manner best adapted to answer the end designed. From the fullness of a heart overflowing with holy affections, as from a copious fountain, we should pour forth a torrent of pious, humble, and ardently affectionate feelings; while our understandings only shape the channel and teach the gushing streams of devotion where to flow, and when to stop.Edward Payson, p. 464. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Never share these truths with one who is without self-control or devotion, nor with one who won't share with others in a spirit of service, nor give them to one who is indifferent to them, or who finds fault with Me.Krishna; Chapter 18, verse 67; Swami Kriyananda edition
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.William Ralph Inge, in "Our Present Discontents" (August 1919) in Outspoken Essays (1919), p. 2.
The Bhagavadgita may be treated as a great synthesis of the ideas of the impersonal spiritual monism with personalistic monotheism, of the yoga of action with the yoga of transcendence of action, and these again with yogas of devotion and knowledge.By P.T. Raju in P T Raju (13 May 2013). The Philosophical Traditions of India. Routledge. p. 258. ISBN 1-135-02941-5.
O, Columbia, the gem of the ocean, The home of the brave and the free, The shrine of each patriot's devotion, A world offers homage to thee.An adaptation of Shaw's Britannia.
...there were three different ways of approaching God, viz., the ways of action ( karma ), knowledge ( jnana ), and devotion (bhakti). Of these, bhakti is the best among them, since it is the only means of salvation and the state of love (prema) and service (seva) which bhakti implies is better than even release.Vallabha, quoted in "Hindu spirituality: Postclassical and modern", by K. R. Sundararajan in p. 51
You have spoken much today of my self-sacrifice and devotion to my country . I have heard that kind of speech ever since I came out of jail , but I hear it with embarrassment, with something of pain .Sri Aurobindo, in Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader, p.24
"Eat The Music "br>Split me open With devotion You put your hands in And rip my heart out Eat the music...Kate Bush, in Kate Bush Lyrics
...a caring that gains only when losing; an obsessed desire to be bound, for love , in jail ; a capitulation to the one you've conquered yourself; a devotion to your own assassin every single day.Luís de Camões, in Selected Sonnets: A Bilingual Edition, p.45
If I was told to sacrifice something to prove my devotion to God , if I was told to do what all monotheists are told to do and admire the man who said 'Yes I'll gut my kid to show my love of God.Christopher Hitchens, in Thank you, Mr. Hitchens
Karma means work / activity / deed . It refers to thought , action , and devotion. It is believed that a s/he's Karma accumulates past and present years, with wrong deeds increasing the negative side, and good deeds, such as help, kindness , soberness , and ascentism, increasing the positive .Prof. Jitendra Dhoj Khand, in Supreme God: Body, Will, Wisdom, and Work, p.207
The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work , the value of education , the merit of service , devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family .David Landes, in Angels in the Silicon: How Silicon Valley Changed Forever America's ..., p.67
Hindus offer devotion and offering to them Gods - Vishnu and Shiva at shrines in their homes and temples .Gurinder Singh Mann, in "Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America : A Short History", p.50
But the challenge is always the same whether each generation facing its own circumstances can summon the practical devotion to attain and retain that greatest good for the greatest number which this government of the people was created to ensure.Franklin D. Roosevelt, in The Presidency and Rhetorical Leadership, p.168
I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behaviour .Eleanor Roosevelt, in The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, p.105
But men are now united in states; that work is done; why now maintain exclusive devotion to one's own state, when this produces terrible evils for all.Leo Tolstoy, in Peace-Mir: An Anthology of Historic Alternatives to War, p.132