Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fasting For Purification - Sacred Quotes

"For one who is fasting, the sense-objects disappear, Leaving the yearning behind; But when one has seen the Highest, Even the yearning disappears." - Bhagavad Gita 2:59

"Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself." - St Augustine

"Fasting is prescribed to you... That you may learn self-restraint." - Quran 2:183

"A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent, sets the soul free." - M K Gandhi

"When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting." - St Jerome

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