One would love nonetheless to know how to be a man, how to be a woman before God, in the mirror of one’s own conscience, in the looks of those who surround us. One would wish to find the strength to beautify one’s thoughts and to purify one’s heart. It is everyone’s hope and expectation to live in serenity and to plod along in transparency: the palms of the hands patiently directed towards heaven, at the heart of all this modernity.
– Tariq Ramadan
KATHLEEN McPHILLIPS (Newcastle University, Australia)
LISA ISHERWOOD (Winchester University, UK)
All those beings among you whom struggle are fragments of the Divine. And so deceptive is the illusion in which you live that it is hard to guess where you will first detect that sweet voice in the hearts of others. But know that it is certainly within yourself. Look for it there and, once having heard it, you will more readily recognise it around you.
– Annie Bessant, Theosophist, 1926