Temples are replicas of the cosmic mountain and hence constitute the pre-eminent link between earth and heaven.
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.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
Heaven is like an egg, and the earth is like the yolk of the egg.
I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The sacred mountain is an "axis mundi" connecting earth with heaven.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.
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.
Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they've been through hell on Earth.
The mountain occurs among the images that express the connection between heaven and earth.
One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will.
Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint, and this was true for all of the band members. This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.
Yes, as my swift days near their goal, 'tis all that I implore: In life and death a chainless soul, with courage to endure.
When you do a thing with your whole soul and everything that is noble within you, you always find your counterpart.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.