Quote O’ The Day

We say that if a temple, or a symbol, or an image helps you realize the divine within, you are welcome to it.  Have two hundred images if you like.  If certain forms and formulas help you to realize the divine, have, by all means, whatever forms, temples, whatever ceremonies you want to bring you nearer to God.  But do not quarrel about them:  the moment you quarrel, you are not going Godward; you are going backward toward the brutes.

— Swami Vivekananda


Respectability is the state of never getting caught doing anything which gives you pleasure.
— Tommy Dewar (1864-1930)