• Hindu – Bhagavadgita 4:34
Learn that by humble reverence, by inquiry and by service, the men of wisdom who have seen the truth will instruct thee in knowledge
  • Buddhist – Milarepa’s Temptations in Solitude
In the sacred guru’s grace, and the active meditation of the zealous shishya (initiate), lieth opportunity to uphold the Truth. Of this, the essence is the purity of faith.
  • Zoroastrian – Vendidad 4 – Fargard X
Anyone in the world here below can win purity for himself by cleansing himself with good thoughts, words and deeds
  • Jewish – Job 11:7
Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
  • Christian – Matthew 14/29
And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
  • Islamic – 2:45
Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer: It is indeed hard, except to those who are humble, who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord, and that they are to return to Him.
  • Sufi – Gayan – Boulas
It is the spirit of hopelessness that blocks the path of man and prevents his advancement.

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