Sainthood Quotes

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Christopher Hitchens
“When the late Pope John Paul II decided to place the woman so strangely known as “Mother” Teresa on the fast track for beatification, and thus to qualify her for eventual sainthood, the Vatican felt obliged to solicit my testimony and I thus spent several hours in a closed hearing room with a priest, a deacon, and a monsignor, no doubt making their day as I told off, as from a rosary, the frightful faults and crimes of the departed fanatic. In the course of this, I discovered that the pope during his tenure had surreptitiously abolished the famous office of “Devil’s Advocate,” in order to fast‐track still more of his many candidates for canonization. I can thus claim to be the only living person to have represented the Devil pro bono.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Paul   Newman
“We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”
Paul Newman

Dorothy Day
“Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily. ”
Dorothy Day

Ellis Peters
“One century's saint is the next century's heretic ... and one century's heretic is the next century's saint. It is as well to think long and calmly before affixing either name to any man.”
Ellis Peters, The Heretic's Apprentice

Kamand Kojouri
“They can award me with the greatest accolades
and reward me with the finest diamonds.
They can name days and streets after me,
canonise and celebrate me.
They can make me the queen of their kingdom,
the president of their nation.
They can carry my picture in their wallets
and whisper my name in their prayers
but, tell me, what is all this worth
if your voice isn’t the one calling me home?”
Kamand Kojouri

Raymond Arroyo
“The final mark of a saint is not perfection, but lived virtue. It is the striving for holiness throughout the arc of a life that makes a saint.”
Raymond Arroyo, Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy

Abhijit Naskar
“I walked through centuries after centuries in the bodily vessels of countless monks and philosophers, and still my work is not done - it is far from done. I still have a long way to go with my heart bleeding in agony and my feet burning and trembling in tiredness, but still I shall not stop till every single human on earth realizes in the very core of their being that they are humans above everything else, and to achieve this, if I have to go through the heartache of loneliness and the mortal misery of social indifference and mockery over and over again in countless more lives to come, I shall most willingly do so.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

Mother Angelica
“But the only thing that is important is, Am I loving God and growing holy every day?”
Mother Angelica

Abhijit Naskar
“The human must become the saint and the messiah to his or her part of the global society, and having done so, no obscurity or discrimination shall have the power to raise its poisonous fangs even during the darkest days of misfortune.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

Matthew Kelly
“The world doesn't need another Mother Teresa. The Church doesn't need another Francis of Assisi. The world needs you. The Church needs you.”
Matthew Kelly, Rediscover Catholicism

Stewart Stafford
“Martyrdom, the fanaticism of being willing to die for one's beliefs, is the essential ingredient in making others want to follow the code left behind by that sacrificial example.”
Stewart Stafford

Abhijit Naskar
“Curiosity, humility and compassion, these are the fundamental pillars of monkhood, if you have these in your life, then you are a monk, regardless of your financial status and relationship status.”
Abhijit Naskar, Monk Meets World

Abhijit Naskar
“Jesus died about two thousand years ago - Buddha died about five hundred years before that - and so will I. But our ideas of liberty, conscience and character will never perish from the face of this earth, so long as there is even one human being awake enough to see the society as their own family.”
Abhijit Naskar, Every Generation Needs Caretakers: The Gospel of Patriotism

Abhijit Naskar
“Rise as a child, act as a saint and die as a legend – and you shall quite naturally live forever as a human being.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

Abhijit Naskar
“I still have a long way to go with my heart bleeding in agony and my feet burning and trembling in tiredness, but still I shall not stop till every single human on earth realizes in the very core of their being that they are humans above everything else.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
“Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination.”
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-Gita As It Is

Abhijit Naskar
“Lots of people don't know you are alive, until you drop dead, then after you are gone, they can't wait to find out all about you.”
Abhijit Naskar

Catherine Nixey
“A papyrus fragment shows Bishop Theophilus standing triumphantly over an image of Serapis, Bible in hand, while on the right-hand side monks can be seen attacking the temple. St Benedict, St Martin, St John Chrysostom; the men leading these campaigns of violence were not embarrassing eccentrics but men at the very heart of the Church.”
Catherine Nixey, The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

Abhijit Naskar
“The divinity that you keep seeking in the mountains, in the jungles, in the deserts, lies dormant within yourself. So, it's not the place that makes you enlightened, rather it's your intention.”
Abhijit Naskar, Monk Meets World

Abhijit Naskar
“Monkhood means service, for in service lies divinity - at the same time, humanhood means service, for in service lies the meaning of life - so to put it simply, humanhood is monkhood. Material possessions have no bearing here. A doctor who places the benefit of the patient before his or her own, is a monk. A pilot who places the safety of the passengers before his or her own, is a monk. A teacher who places the interest of the students before his or her own and teaches them compassion instead of competition, is a monk. An entrepreneur who places the interest of the employees and customers before his or her own, is a monk. Any person who places the benefit of others, before the self, is a monk.”
Abhijit Naskar, Monk Meets World

Abhijit Naskar
“My soul is trembling, my mind is shattering, but I have no time to rest, I have no time to sleep, each second is precious. Holidays don't exist for me, festivals don't exist for me, parties and gatherings don’t exist for me, all that exists is the responsibility to unify the humankind.”
Abhijit Naskar, Monk Meets World

“A great saint keeps his life in his control and a great human keeps his control in his life”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Abhijit Naskar
“Behold my humanity, thou shalt always find me standing next to you, during your darkest days and fiercest nights – thou shalt never be alone, so long as thou have faith in me, nay yourself - for I and you are not separate - I live nowhere else but in you - you live nowhere else but in me.”
Abhijit Naskar, Every Generation Needs Caretakers: The Gospel of Patriotism

Abhijit Naskar
“The divinity that you keep seeking in the mountains, in the jungles, in the deserts, lies dormant within yourself.”
Abhijit Naskar, Monk Meets World

“He was what I would call one of the Hidden Ones (Saints). His patience with me was extraordinary. He was connected with Allah. That was the only important thing for him, nanosecond to nanosecond. There was nothing else that mattered. And all the spiritual courtesy (adab) of the conventional Muslim – don‘t waste time, don‘t talk about trivia, all of these things – it came from the fact that he was connected. He didn‘t have to make the effort. He wouldn‘t involve himself in trivia. (p. 206)”
Michael Sugich, Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints and the Road to Redemption

“The most prominent members of civilizations are saints, heroes, and geniuses. The most prominent members of anti-civilizations are heretics, dictators, and sophists. The most prominent members of pseudo-civilizations are “trendsetters”, ”entertainers”, and “public intellectuals”.”
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

Ram Dass
“The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the Supreme Self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost. – Neem Karoli Baba”
Ram Dass, Miracle of Love: Stories about Neem Karoli Baba

M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
“We will attain a state where Allah's prophets and saints become our relatives who will come to meet us and talk with us. (p. 67)”
M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, To Die Before Death: The Sufi Way of Life

Mikhail Naimy
“القداسة جِبة يتهرب من لبسها الأبرار ويتسابق إلى التدثر بها الأشرار”
Mikhail Naimy, كرم على درب

Abhijit Naskar
“Who the hell is the Vatican to declare who is saint and who is not - sacrifice makes a saint, not allegiance to the Vatican. A saint is determined by action and action alone - saintliness is not the possession of any barbaric institution to be endowed on people - saintliness is the plain ordinary drive within each human to become less animal and more human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

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