He wise man who, by means of concentration on the Self, realizes that ancient, effulgent One, who is hard to be seen, unmanifest, hidden, and who dwells in the buddhi and rests in the body–he, indeed, leaves joy and sorrow far behind.— Upanishads
When goodness grows weak
When evil increases,
I make myself a body.
In every age I come back
To deliver the holy,
To destroy the sin of the sinner
To establish righteousness.— Bhagavad Gita
God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true.
The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You may say there are many errors and superstitions in another religion. I should reply. Suppose there are. Every religion has errors. Everyone thinks that his watch alone gives the correct time. It is enough to have yearning for God. Suppose a man has several sons. The older boys address him distinctly, the babies can at best call him ba or pa. Now will the father be angry with those who address him in this indistinct way? Likewise, the devotees call on God alone, though by different names. God is one, but His names are many.— Sri Ramakrishna
If you want peace, then do not look into anybody’s faults. Look into your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger; the whole world is your very own.— Holy Mother Sarada Devi
The Ideal is that you are divine. “You are That.” This is the essence of Vedanta.
The human soul is pure and omniscient. Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. Certain religions in the world teach that a man who does not believe in a Personal God outside of himself is an atheist. Not believing the glory of our own soul is what Vedanta calls Atheism.— Swami Vivekananda
Goodwill toward all beings is the true religion; cherish in your heart boundless goodwill to all that lives.
Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. By love alone do they cease. This is an ancient law.
Let us inspect our thoughts that we do no evil, for as we sow so shall we reap.
He who knows the nature of his Self and understands how his senses act, will find no room for the “I” and will attain peace unending. The world holds to the thought of “I”; from this arises false understanding.— Buddhism
The Kingdom of Heaven is Within.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you. He who keeps my commandment loves me and I will love him and appear to him.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom. I and my father are One.— Christianity
God is a unity and likes unity.
He who knows his own Self knows God.
Acquire knowledge. It enables the possesor to distinguish between right and wrong; it is our friend in the desert and our society in solitude, our companion when friendless; it guides us in happiness and sustains us in misery; it is an ornament among friends and armour against enemies.— Islam
How precious is your steadfast love, O God, for with you is the fountain of Life; in your light we see light.
God’s kindness toward his creature is greater than that of a mother toward her babe.
Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.— Judaism