Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Education, above all, is to know the joy of wondering about life, not having ready-made answers for everything, ready-made answers are religion
Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry
God + Religion quotes ⇑God Quotes
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
There is no God and we are his prophets.
If you get God's stamp on your philosophy, you don't have to turn back and look, you can just go on doing the same stupid thing endlessly. The moment you get God's stamp on your philosophy you don't have to use your intelligence anymore, you don't have to wonder what nonsense you are doing with your life
Self-realization is not something one can learn from books; it comes only through personal experience. Realization of Truth, the experience of God — not dogma merely — is what every religion should bring to its followers
The small waves and the big waves all arise from the same ocean. So, when we stand aside spiritually and view every person and every religion impersonally, we shall see that everything is made of God
Truth is One: If Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and other true emissaries of God came together, they would not quarrel but would drink from the same cup of God-communion.
I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.
Short + Religion quotes ⇑Short Quotes
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!
Islam is the best religion and Muslims are the worst followers
A sense of humor...is superior to any religion so far devised.
I refuse to recognize people as Muslims, Christians, or Hindus. I see human beings as human beings.
Spiritual process is a seeking. Religion means assuming things that you do not know.
Prejudice is poison, fed to us from an early age by our families, religions, and society
Funny + Religion quotes ⇑Funny Quotes
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
There are all kinds of idiots on the planet, but the so-called religious and spiritual idiots take the cake anywhere in the world.
If you are a believer, you know your God is waiting for you when you die, why don't you go? why are you delaying your progress towards God by going to hospitals? It is because you are not a true believer
When you identify yourself with an ideology or a belief system; slowly your brain is turning into a concrete block. Calcification is happening, that's why we call you a bonehead; How efficiently it happens depends on the efficiency of the preacher or the teacher. If he is very efficient, you will be a solid block where nothing goes in, nothing goes out
It doesn't matter which religion, which nonsense you belong to, the moment you get God's stamp on what you believe in, that's it, you don't have to apply your intelligence and see what you are doing with life
When heaven-sellers lose the market, the drug-sellers will gain. In this cusp, making Humanity Conscious enough to experience nameless ecstasies of one's interiority is the challenge of our times
When people are alone, they become spiritual. When in company, they become religious
Someone else's belief system looks absolutely ridiculous to you, but they are laughing at your belief system too.
[About Religious Clashes] Religion should have made people Divine, but it is not even making them human.
All Religion Quotes ⇑
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation-is that good for the world?
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.
I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.
True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Verily, I constantly renew my Islam until this very day, as up to now, I do not consider myself to have ever been a good Muslim.
Thought can come to you as simply gossip- It is harmless. Or as an ideology- now it's little strong, or as a philosophy- it's much stronger, the worst form is when it comes to you as the word of God, you cannot deny even the silliest thought. You have lost even the discriminatory process that you cannot even see this is stupid. It's stupid but it's holy
All we will do is divide people into different kinds of moral sects and they will always fight because nobody can fit into your morality because even you don't fit in actually.
We have made such a distinction between man and woman as if they are two separate species, no other creature on the planet has this kind of problem with their sex, as the humans have. When they have it in their bodies, they have it, but with humans it is on their minds all the time
If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?
Yoga predates religion; beyond religious divide, yoga is the science of well-being.
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.
The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.
Be it nationality, religion, or brand of clothes - people identify themselves with just about anything. In trying to bring stability to their lives, they only celebrate their limitations. That is not the way of life
Once you start believing in something which is not yet a reality for you, you are bound to be in conflict with somebody else because somebody else is bound to believe something else
No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.
Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments - and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.
The more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.
If you want to make any kind of journey, you can only start your journey from where you are right now. 90% of religion in the world has become hallucinatory because they are all trying to start from the 3rd step to heaven, not from where they are
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.
Religion is the Opium because it puts people to sleep. Sleep is comfortable, nothing wrong with it, Death is even more comfortable (but there is no progress in it)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him will believeth in anything.
The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
[About maligning of Sex by some religions] Religion means freedom. How can there be liberation, how can there be freedom when you cannot even accept the biology of a human being?
Nations must have the courage, and the religions of the world must have the sense to see that increasing the population is going to be a disaster for all of us - for every creature on the planet, not just for humanity.
If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
Education is about making the child grow with uncluttered intelligence. An intelligence that is not identified and entangled in religion, doctrine, or prejudice will naturally lead to the ultimate blossoming of the individual.
Education should offer the joy of wondering about life, not give ready-made answers. Unfortunately, science is acquiring the qualities of Religion by moving towards Absolutism
The fundamental insecurity - most people need faith in something - religion, government, academia. Few are comfortable with decentralized systems
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
People are identified with their nations, their religions, and their communities, but not with their humanity. If people were identified with their humanity, we could always sit down and talk, and finish these issues between us
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.
Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.
Too many human beings are crippled either with fear or with guilt. This crippling of Humanity is passing off as Religion
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
The word yoga means union. Yoga is not a religion. We looked at the Universe and saw union
We don't need more Hindus, more Christians or more Muslims - we need more Buddhas, more Jesuses, and more Krishnas - then there will be true change. Every human being has that inner potential.
As human intellect becomes active, heavens are collapsing in people's minds. This is the time to move humanity from Religion to Responsibility. People must know the technology of how to be absolutely blissed out by their own nature. Yoga is that technology
Two kinds of fools - those who take religion literally, and those who think it has no value.
Yoga is the path of spiritual action, the infallible means by which a concept is transmuted into realization. For those who embrace this "real religion," there is no waste of any holy effort
"Inner Engineering" is an effort to make people realise that the source of all problems are within us and the source of solutions are also within us. This is a movement from Religion to Responsibility
Religious doctrines ... are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.
Practice the truth you hear and read about, so that it is not just an idea but a conviction born of experience. If reading books on theology satisfies your desire for God, you have not grasped the purpose of religion.
The secret of true religion lies in the cave of stillness, in the cave of wisdom, in the cave of the spiritual eye.
So when Adiyogi was asked by these seven sages, “How many ways can we attain?” He said “If you use your physical body as a foundation, there are hundred and twelve ways of realizing the divine. But if you transcend the physical body, then as many atoms there are in the universe, that many doorways are there." Do you call this a religion?
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't worry about it.
There are four principles we need to maintain: First, read the Word of God. Second, consume the Word of God until it consumes you. Third believe the Word of God. Fourth, act on the Word.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent.
The hallucinatory religion (of belief in heaven/ hell) has brought some solace within people, but it has not given any liberation
Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.
Self-realization is, in fact, the only religion. For it is the true purpose of religion, no matter how people define their beliefs.
Realize that you are not really a fleshly being; neither categorize yourself as a Hindu nor as an American, or any other conception you may have of yourself that is limiting and sense-bound.
I don't profess any religion; I don't think it's possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words 'spiritual' or 'spirituality.'
There is but one religion of God, one Truth underlying the different names of religion. That universal state of consciousness is very hard to attain unless one has Self-realization, the knowing that we are souls and that all souls are a part of the One God