We’re going to start posting “devotionals” a couple of times a week – inspiring quotes, snippets of lore, prayers, meditations, ideas and pictures that we love. Some of it will be religion-specific, and some of it will be a lot more general. Some of it won’t even be Pagan-specific. We hope you enjoy them! We’re calling them “Sacred Moments” – at least to start with – to reflect the moments in one’s day when one pauses, and one’s mind is quiet, and the sacred is immanent.
Sacred Moment #1:
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
– Siddhartha Gutama the Buddha
George Carlin said ” Don’t just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read, teach them to question everything”. Truth and wisdom are found in many places and we will know it when it comes to us. We feel it in pain, it makes us cry, it opens our hearts and sometimes it makes us laugh. I like the laughter method best :D.
I LOVE Carlin 😀 Thanks for adding that! ❤
Ah, Siddartha. Such a smart guy. I may not be Buddhist (I’m Kemetic), but he was a very smart person. I know better to blindly believe anything. It’s why I’m not Christain.
That’s a bit impolite.
Hey, the support the idea that gays aren’t equal to straights. I’m gay, so I see no reason to be polite to a group that thinks I’m not equal to them.