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Sant Tulsidas Quotes

What does it matter whether it is Sanskrit or the common dialect? True love is the one thing needed. If a rug serves better, what is the use of a shawl? The ornament of the night is the moon, that of the day is the sun. The ornament of the devotee is devotion, that of devotion knowledge. The ornament of knowledge is meditation, that of meditation is renunciation. The ornament of renunciation, says Tulsi, is pure, unalloyed peace.
This and this alone
Is true religion –
To serve thy brethren:
This is sin above all other sin,
To harm thy brethren: In such a faith is happiness,
In lack of it is misery and pain: Blessed is he who swerveth not aside
From this strait path:
Blessed is he whose life is lived
Thus ceaselessly in serving God: By hearing others’ burdens,
And so alone,
Is life, true life, to be attained: Nothing is hard to him who, casting self aside,
Thinks only this –
How many I serve my fellow-men?
Sant Tulsidas