Within the sacred precints the profane is transcended. On the most archaic levels of culture this posibility of transcendence is expressed by various "images of an opening"; here, in the sacred enclosure, communication with gods is made possible; hence there must be a door to the world above, by which the gods cand descend to earth and man can symbolically ascend to heaven.
I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.' And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet.
A decision once taken brings peace to a man's mind and eases his soul.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer to fulfillment. Actually a job is better for me.
The fully matured man has no fear, no defense; he is psychologically completely open and vulnerable.
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -.
People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.
Breathing into the heart opens the doors of existence, and reveals all the mysteries.
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation - they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves.
That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.