quotes tagged with 'peace', page 7

It is natural for us to want to be happy, satisfied, and free. But due to ignorance of our true identity, our natural longing becomes misdirected and leads to further bondage and unhappiness.

Author: Science of Identity Foundation - Siddhaswarupananda, Source: http://www.jagadgurusiddhaswarupananda.netSaved by onigiri in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The positive results of a society populated mostly by people who are serious about cultivating wisdom and spiritual understanding should be clear. If the citizens are peaceful, satisfied, respectful of others, compassionate, selfless, and so on, then society will be progressive both materially and spiritually.

Author: Siddhaswarupananda, Source: http://www.jagadguruchrisbutler.org/wisdom.htmlSaved by leen77 in society satisfaction wisdom peace knowledge science foundation quotes identity of jagad guru chris butler siddhaswarupananda 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For a person who cultivates wisdom or true knowledge, the results are inner peace, satisfaction, patience, respect for others, freedom from duplicity, compassion, joyfulness, and remembrance of his spiritual identity...

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagadgurusiddhaswarupananda.net/Saved by prittyawkward in freedom happiness satisfaction peace compassion knowledge joy quotes identity identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler scienceofidentity jagadguru spirtualwisdom 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Very little love can come from one who is not at peace with himself or herself and God. As Enos learned, no one can be concerned about the welfare of someone else and give love to another until he or she has taken care of his or her own soul. Thus, our preparation for an eternal marriage must include repenting, learning, acquiring faith, and developing the security that comes with a vision of our potential as children of a Heavenly Father. Only when we love God above all others, as the Savior taught (see Matt. 22:34–40), will we be capable of offering pure, Christlike love to our companions for all eternity.

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in preparation potential self vision faith security peace give love learn repentance marriage anxiety pure capacity whole developing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
[T]here can never be peace without its essential elements of liberty, justice, and independence.
Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/052088b.ht...Saved by gospelcougar in liberty peace independence justice reagan 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Theatre Royal Drury Lane

1914 – 1918

Actors, musicians, writers and workers for the stage
Who have given their lives for their country
Honour to the immortal dead that great white company of shining souls
Who gave their youth that the world might grow old in peace
Their name liveth for evermore
These nobly played their parts these heard the call
For god and king and home they gave their all
Since ye who pass in quest of happy hours
Behold the price at which those hours were bought
Strew here the fragrance of memorial flowers a silent tribute of a grateful thought
Author: Louis N Parker, Source: http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/L/lostgeneration/se...Saved by gospelcougar in war peace worldwari memorial 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The people around us need a lot of help, and I think the Lord expects us to join in that effort. I think that is what he meant when he said, “Come; see what I do and watch how I spend my time.” . . .

On the example of the Savior himself and his call to his apostles, and with the need for peace and comfort ringing in our ears, I ask you to be a healer, be a helper, be someone who joins in the work of Christ in lifting burdens, in making the load lighter, in making things better. . . . Someone sitting within reasonable proximity to you tonight is carrying a spiritual or physical or emotional burden of some sort or some other affliction drawn from life’s catalog of a thousand kinds of sorrow. In the spirit of Christ’s first invitation to Philip and Andrew and then to Peter and the whole of his twelve apostles, jump into this work. Help people. Heal old wounds and try to make things better.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Come unto Me, fireside address given at BYU, 2 March 1997Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist example peace love service effort brotherhood comfort assist better healer helper join 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sometimes peace comes in the most unexpected ways. A long time ago, when the ancient Israelites were battling the Philistines in the valley of Elah, peace must have seemed impossible. Each day for 40 days, the Philistines’ nine-and-a-half-foot giant, Goliath, wearing a helmet of brass and heavy armor, challenged the Israelites to fight, but the Israelites were afraid to take any action, immobilized with fear. Surrender and slavery to the Philistines seemed to be the only hope for peace.

But young David showed them another way. He assured King Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of [Goliath]; thy servant will go and fight.” David, a mere boy, refused the king’s armor and sword and refused to believe that he would be defeated. Instead, he carried the slingshot he used to defend his father’s sheep and, with great confidence born of faith, faced the giant. The rest is history. He was victorious, and his people at last had peace.

We all face giants of other forms that can fill us with fear—giants that might make peace seem out of reach for a time. Perhaps we need to have an important conversation that we’ve been putting off; perhaps we need to seek forgiveness from someone we love. Maybe we need to seek medical attention, overcome a personal weakness, or pay a mounting debt. It may be tempting to do as the Israelites did and cower in fear on the other side of the hill. But how much peace did they have there?

Peace is not just the absence of adversity; peace of heart comes when we face up to the battles of life all around us. Even when circumstances seem overwhelming, we can do as David did and, with faith unshakable, confront our problems and face our fears, depending on the Lord for strength.

1 See 1 Samuel 17:1–11.

2 1 Samuel 17:32.

Program #4100
Author: Lloyd D. Newell, Source: Peace of Heart. Music & The Spoken Word. General Conference - ...Saved by mlsscaress in faith jesuschrist strength peace confidence david goliath circimstances confront depend 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This man (Elder Haight), shortly before, after a heart attack, had been clinging to life, unconscious in a hospital, and was given a repeated dream-vision of Jesus' last week on earth. Now, gratefully, we listened to him and he spoke in a way that left us breathless. He said what he had said in General Conference: "I heard no voices but was conscious of being in a Holy Presence and atmosphere. The first scene was of the Savior and his apostles in the upper chamber on the eve of betrayal. Following the Passover supper he instructed and prepared the sacrament for his dearest friends as a remembrance of his coming sacrifice. It was so impressively portrayed to me—the overwhelming love of the Savior for each. I witnessed his thoughtful concern for significant details: the washing of the dusty feet of each apostle; his breaking and blessing of the loaf of dark bread and blessing of the wine; and then his dreadful disclosure that one would betray him. Then followed the Savior's solemn discourse when he said to the eleven: 'These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.'" (Conference Report, October 1989).

Then Elder Haight turned to me and said, "We do not appreciate the sacrament enough. It happened! It is real! It is our access to the Savior." And we could read the same message in Ruby's eyes. One does not forget such a moment nor the resolve to search deeper.
Author: Truman G. Madsen, Source: The Savior, the Sacrament, and Self-Worth. http://ce.byu.edu/c...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice peace savior remission sacrament remembrance real significant resolve haight serious 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The time is coming when those who do not obey the Lord will be separated from those who do. Our safest insurance is to continue to be worthy of admission to His holy house. How blessed we are to have temples available. The greatest gift you could give to the Lord at this or any other time of year is to keep yourself unspotted from the world, worthy to attend His holy house. His gift to you will be the peace and security of knowing that you are worthy to meet Him, whenever that time shall come.

Author: Russell M. Nelson, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=506Saved by cboyack in wickedness obedience security temple peace preparedness worthiness separation callout 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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