Monday, July 5, 2010

the same divine spirit

All religions spring

from the same sacred soil,

the human heart;

that all are quickened

by the same divine spirit,

the still small voice;

and that, though the outward

forms of religion may change,

may wither and decay, yet,

as long as man is what he is

and what he has been,

he will postulate again and again

the Infinite as the very

condition of the Finite,

he will yearn for something

which the world cannot give,

he will feel his weakness and dependence,

and in that weakness and dependence

discover the deepest sources

of his hope, and trust, and strength. 

- Friedrich Max Muller

Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900)

In my search for truth I continually happen upon writings which today are cataloged as “new age thought” yet the words have been written by men and women whom lived on earth ages before this one. This evening I was introduced to the words of Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900) a German Sanskritist who spent most of his working life as professor of comparative philology at Oxford.

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