Quotes day 1

Over the next few days yours truly will be sharing quotes gleaned from the Gospel of Buddha that am currently reading. To start us off, we have written

What love can a man possess who believes that the destruction of life will atone for evil deeds? Can a new wrong expiate old wrongs? And can the slaughter of an innocent victim blot out the evil deeds of mankind? This is practicing religion by the neglect of moral conduct.

Purify your hearts and cease to kill: that is true religion.

Rituals have no efficacy; prayers are vain repetitions; and incantations have no saving power. But to abandon covetousness and lust, to become free from evil passions and to give up all hatred and ill-will, that is the right sacrifice and true worship.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

9 thoughts on “Quotes day 1

  1. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Nice selection, my blogging brother! In my limited readings, of all the belief systems, the one espoused by Buddha makes the most sense. Much love and naked hugs!


  2. mixedupmeme says:

    What is there about repetition that we/some/they/ like. I remember participating in services where the preacher/leader would say something and then the audience responds: amen, so be it, hallelujah or something. And you do the same thing every Sunday. And the Sunday service follows the same pattern every week. You don’t even need the printed program the ushers pass out. There is or was something secure about repetition and rote. And religion does it so well.
    Probably has nothing to do with your quote….


  3. exrelayman says:

    Wonderful, lucid quote. Thanks for sharing this. It prompted me to find that the Kindle version is only $.99 in the U.S.


  4. shelldigger says:

    Wow, I love that quote. Time to actually use that Amazon Prime account and grab the 99 cent version then! Thanks for the tip exrelayman.

    Great idea Mak ๐Ÿ™‚


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