...in the 12th and 13th centuries believed that such a clock [mechanical clock] would provide a precise regularity to the seven periods of devotion...
Riel, our brother, is dead, victim of his devotion to the cause of the Métis of which he was leader, victim of fanatism and treason; of the fanatism of Sir John and of some other friends of his; of the treason of three of our own who, in order to keep their wallet, have sold their brother.honoré mercier
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
[In Hinduism] numerous devotional practices exist. Besides chanting God ’s name with faith and satsang , the classical nine kinds of devotion listed in the Ramacharitamanas include adoration of God’s legends.Mukul Goel, in Devotional Hinduism: Creating Impressions for God (20 April 2008), p.22
To the sage who wishes to rise to devotion, action is said to be a means, and to him, when he has risen to devotion, tranquillity is said to be a means.Krishna; Chapter 6, verse 3; Kashinath Trimbak Telang translation
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
If being a saint is complete devotion to a cause, bravery and altruism, then I think Mrs Sendlerowa fulfils all the conditions.I think about her the way you think about someone you owe your life to.Michal Glowinski, literature professor, quoted in Adam Easton, "Holocaust heroine's survival tale", BBC News (2005-03-03)
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.
This whole sphere , this whole world of Knowledge and the Master and, practicing, and devotion, and participation and all that This is traditionally in India called the path of devotion, bhakti marg.Prem Rawat, in Rawat on 'devotion' in a recent video
...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
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion . Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler they consider god-fearing and pious .Aristotle, in Jews, Myth and History: A Critical Exploration of Contemporary Jewish Belief ..., p.25
"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
What they do not see is that their reverence for economic activity and industry and what is called business is also fetish worship , and that in their devotion to that idol they torture themselves as needlessly and indulge in the same meaninglessEnglishmen, in Readings in Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, Volume 1, p.96
Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate , merciless , excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I would not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. .Dr. Hendricks, in Atlas Shrugged, in The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons, p.70
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 more important Puranas or ancient tales ...were written somewhere between 300 AD and 1200 AD and rank next to the epics in their influence on the masses as they seek to evoke religious devotion through myths , stories , and legends .Gurinder Singh Mann, in Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America : A Short History, p.22
And that [shewing is] by gracious touching and sweet lighting of the spiritual life, whereby that we are kept in sure faith , hope , and charity , with contrition and devotion, and also with contemplation and all manner of true solace and sweet comforts .Julian of Norwich, in Revelations of Divine Love, p.205
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
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work . This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God , to Christ , and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.Mother Teresa, in The Bombast Transcripts: Rants and Screeds of Rage Boy, p.126
The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.Winston Churchill, speech during the Battle of Britain, House of Commons (August 20, 1940), in Robert Rhodes James, ed., Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963 (1974), vol. 6, p. 6266.