Faiths Still Unknown
In addition to all the known religious and secular paths, there are approaches to these same goals that are as yet unknown to us. Wherever beings purify themselves and thus allow the Divine Light to express itself, we offer our homage to them and their faiths, which in essence are one with all other spiritual traditions.
Thus, the LOTUS also honors those faiths still unknown, past, present and into the future. The unfilled circle is the symbol (at the LOTUS and also in the All Faiths Yantra) chosen to represent the faiths and wisdom paths yet unknown. The LOTUS is truly a model for the precept, Truth is one, paths are many.
Flag with an unfilled circle, a symbol representing other faiths and spiritual paths not yet known.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but a supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.” —Bertrand Russell
“Art class was like a religious ceremony to me. I would wash my hands carefully before touching paper or pencils. The instruments of work were sacred objects to me.” —Joan Miro
“Does a bird need to theorize about building it’s nest, or boast of it when built? All good work is essentially done that way: without hesitation; without difficulty; without boasting.” —John Ruskim
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve….You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart….I can feel the suffering of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right.” —Anne Frank
“The same stream of life, that runs through my veins night and day, runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures….My pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.” —Rabindranath Tagore
“Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to help make others so.” —Robert Green Ingersoll
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.” —Marie Curie
“Nations are the wealth of mankind, its collective personalities; the very least wears its own special colours and bears within itself a special facet of divine intention.” —Alexander Solzhenitsyn
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these the homeless, tempest-tossed to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” —Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” —Marie Montessori
“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same….One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” —Martha Graham