I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration.
The Sufi adoration of God is also expressed by the salat (ritual prayer), which is in fact, the second pillar of Islam… Prayer is seen as an intimate conversation between the human and the Divine.... Rumi ’s view, absorption in the Divine Unity is the soul of prayer .
The men who ushered in the Dark Ages were men like Theodoric and Cassiodorus, who were intent on restoring the cities, preserving the statues, and transcribing the classics. Their adoration of the ancient world was matched only by their inability to understand it, for by the time that they were born, classical culture was already dead. They were the first of the great medievals and began to build a new civilization in an attempt to restore the old.cassiodorus
At the foot of the cross, in all humility and in all adoration, we have learned at once the depth and the height of human nature; we have learned to think all wisdom but foolishness for the knowledge of Christ; all purity but sin, unwashed by His atonement; all hope in earth, of all hopes the most miserable, but in the faith of His most blessed resurrection; content to bear the struggles of life, at His command; and submitting to the grave, with a consciousness that it can sting no more.george croly
The hoary centuries are full of Him; the echoes of His sweet voice are heard to-day; His love has perfumed the past eighteen hundred years, and He lives to-day, as the Head of His church; He lives to-day, the object of the warmest adoration, the most passionate love, for whom millions would die this very hour. Empires have fallen, thrones have crumbled; but Jesus lives, His empire extending every day, His throne gaining new trophies of His grace.abbott eliot kittredge
The true clerc is Vauvenargues, Lamarck, Fresnel, … Spinoza, Schiller, Baudelaire, César Franck, who were never diverted from single-hearted adoration of the beautiful and the divine by the necessity of earning their daily bread. But such clercs are inevitably rare. … The rule is that the living creature condemned to struggle for life turns to practical passions, and thence to the sanctifying of those passions.julien benda
In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends. ... But the first wonder is the offspring of ignorance, the last is the parent of adoration.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn't want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.
The laughs mean more to me than the adoration. If two girls walk up to me and one says 'you're cute', I'll say thank you, but I appreciate it much more when the other one says 'you make me laugh so much'.
If we allow our self-congratulatory adoration of technology to distract us from our own contact with each other, then somehow the original agenda has been lost.
When I was a kid if I was unhappy, I'd stroke my dog. I was into bringing injured birds into the house, RSPCA activities. And the relationship that you have with animals , you can get that from your children : that unquestioning love and adoration and equal need.
Christmas in Bethlehem . The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense , shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love .
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer .
The love of Christ both wounds and heals , it fascinates and frightens , it kills and makes alive , it draws and repulses . There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart .
The learned Brahmin attempts to prove the impossibility of an adoration of the Deity, saying that which cannot be considered, cannot be worshipped. Should the learned Brahmin consider a full conception of the nature, essence, or qualities of the Supreme Being, or a physical picture truly representing the Almighty power, with offerings of flowers, leaves, viands, as essential to adoration, I agree with the learned Brahmin with respect to the impossibility of the worship of God.Glyn richards
...should adoration imply only the elevation of the mind to the conviction of the existence of the Omnipresent Deity, as testified by His Wise and wonderful works, and continual contemplation of His power as so displayed, together with a constant sense of the gratitude which we naturally owe Him, for our existence , sensation , and comfort – I never will hesitate to assert, that His adoration, is not only possible, and practicable, but even incumbent upon every rational creature.
The first step of adoration of Buddha is shown in the formula of “adoration to Buddha ( nama....sambuddhassa ).
The most famous Sufi form of adoration is a mystical exercise called dhikr . This refers to the systematic repetition of God ’s names so as to attain continuous awareness of God’s presence.
One has to view the attitude of the Zorashtrian community towards this sacred symbol [fire-worship] side by side with its adoration of other sacred elements.
Many persons have thought that this Pan [ Pandeism ] related to what has been called Pantheism, or the adoration of universal nature, and that Pantheism was the first system of man. For this opinion I cannot see a shadow of foundation. As I have formerly said, it seems to me contrary to common sense to believe that the ignorant half savage would first worship the ground he treads upon,--that he would raise his mind to so abstruse and so improbable a doctrine as, that the earth he treads upon created him and created itself: for Pantheism instantly comes to thisgodfrey higgins
The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration.william wordsworth
The birds have ceased their songs, All save the blackbird, that from yon tall ash, 'Mid Pinkie's greenery, from his mellow throat, In adoration of the setting sun, Chants forth his evening hymn.David Macbeth Moir
The men who ushered in the Dark Ages were men like Theodoric and Cassiodorus, who were intent on restoring the cities, preserving the statues, and transcribing the classics. Their adoration of the ancient world was matched only by their inability to understand it, for by the time that they were born, classical culture was already dead. They were the first of the great medievals and began to build a new civilization in an attempt to restore the old.
The Importance Of Eucharistic adoration - Saints Give Over 600 Reasons To Signup For A Holy Hour Founder of the "Missionaries of Charity", known for helping the poor throughout the world, Mother Teresa would not open a Missionary House for the Poor unless it had an adoration Chapel in it. She emphasized adoration and Prayer for her Nuns so they could bring Christ to the Poor. Some of her sayings about the importance of Eucharistic adoration in our lives are:
adoration of the Divine at all times is the principal activity of a true devotee.
Two inscriptions found in Greco-Bactrian Cursive Script found in Afghanistan mention the Buddhist formula of adoration ( namas ) to Buddha.