The desire of the moth for the star, of the night for the morrow. The devotion to something afar from the sphere of our sorrow.
Around the seventh and eighth centuries South India saw also a great surge of devotionalism with the emergence of a number of devotee-poet singers who expressed their deep devotion in thousands of metered verse set to classical music. ...These poet singers were the Alvars and the Nayanmars, who to a great extent constructed the foundation on which the edifice of the future Carnatic music was built.In "I Want To Be In The Creative Field", 3E (1 November 2009), P.452
Existence was given us for action, rather than indolent and aimless contemplation; our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. They greatly mistake, who suppose that God cares for no other pursuit than devotion.Elias Lyman Magoon, p. 2. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.Saint Teresa of Avila, in The Life of Saint Teresa of Jesus], p.47
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love , generosity and devotion exist. And you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy .Frances Pharcellus Church, in The Time of Your Life: The Best of Genie Wheeler's Columns on Aging Issues p.19
...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 world war by their prowess and their devotion.Winston Churchill, in The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain, p.165
Gallantry to women (the sure road to their favor) is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes , a delight in their satisfaction , and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute towards it.William Hazlitt, in Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors, p.159
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
...in the 12th and 13th centuries believed that such a clock [mechanical clock] would provide a precise regularity to the seven periods of devotion...Neil Postman, in Computers, Ethics, and Society, p.130
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
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
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.
...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
"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
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
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
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
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