ABOUT World Spirituality
Welcome. The information on this website is intended to foster understanding between people with different spiritual beliefs. We offer a wealth of information on a wide variety of spiritual topics, ranging from Spiritual Concepts of a General Nature to primarily historical works on Christianity, Earth-Based Religions and Eastern Religions and Beliefs.
There are a number of excellent full-text works on this site, including As a Man Thinketh, The History of Spiritualism, Paradoxes of Catholicism, The Path to Prosperity, Oriental Religions and Christianity, A Portraiture of Quakerism, Preaching and Paganism, History of the Catholic Church, and The Way of Peace.
To the Samurai, courage was scarcely deemed worthy to be counted among virtues, unless it was exercised in the cause of Righteousness. In his “Analects” Confucius defines Courage by explaining, as is often his wont, what its negative is. “Perceiving what is right,” he says, “and doing it not, argues lack of courage.” Read more . . .
Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely nonresistant person. The Chinese say that water is the most powerful element because it is perfectly nonresistant. It can wear away a rock, and sweep all before it. Read more . . .
Some interesting things . . .
“Question with boldness even the existence of God; because if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“There is but one religion, the religion of Truth.”
— James Allen
Ten Rules for Life
If there is a place for disorder and creative chaos in our world, there is also a danger of such disorderliness going too far, and there are times when phrases such as, “honoring my creative spirit” become nothing more than double-speak for, “doing whatever I want.” In truth, creativity, like other areas of life, benefit from structure. Read more . . .
The religious ideals of the future must embrace all that exists in the world and is good and great and, at the same time, have infinite scope for future development. All that was good in the past must be preserved, and the doors must be kept open for future additions to the already existing store.
Vivekananda, Jnana Yoga: “The Necessity of Religion” (London, June 7, 1896)