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Letter "S" » Shrines
«For the sake of it, you journey to sacred shrines and holy rivers; but this priceless jewel is within your own heart.»
«For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; / Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.»
«It is by far the most elegant worship, hardly excepting the Greek mythology. What with incense, pictures, statues, altars, shrines, relics, and the real presence, confession, absolution, -- there is something sensible to grasp at. Besides, it leaves no possibility of doubt; for those who swallow their Deity, really and truly, in transubstantiation, can hardly find any thing else otherwise than easy of digestion.»
Author: Lord Byron
, Greek mythology
, real presence
, the Greek
«Reading their books over and over again, people continue making mistakes; they are so proud of their religious robes. But what is the use of bathing at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, when the filth of stubborn pride is within the mind?»
«The egotists may go on pilgrimages to holy rivers, sacred shrines and foreign lands, but they only gather more of the dirt of egotism.»
«If the Lord's Name abides within the mind, for a moment, even for an instant, it is like bathing at all the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.»
«Filth does not stick to those who are true, but filth attaches itself to those who love duality. This filth cannot be washed off, even by bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.»
«After their death, where will they be sent? The sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage give them no place of protection, and no Brahmin will eat their food. They remain polluted forever, day and night; they do not apply the ceremonial tilak mark to their foreheads. They sit together in silence, as if in mourning; they do not go to the Lord's Court.»
«Be kind to all beings - this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and the giving of charity.»
«The sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage are contained in the constant worship of the feet of the Exalted Guru.»