"A vow is unconditional, which releases the spiritual will, calibrates one's highest self-respect, and is vitally relevant to the mystery of self-transformation." — The Aquarian Almanac

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February 20, 2015 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

” Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.”

– Voltaire

” Never tell your resolution beforehand.”

– John Selden

February 21, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

“Reverence the Oath.“

— Pythagoras

“A vow imparts stability, ballast and firmness to one’s character.”

— M.K. Gandhi

A vow is a promise to oneself.  It is part of self-induced and self-devised efforts mentioned by HPB in The Secret Doctrine.

February 22, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

— George Washington

“Man’s word is God in man.”

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

February 23, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

“The pranava (AUM) is the bow; the arrow is the self; Brahman is said to be the mark.”

— Mundaka Upanishad

Now I see the connection with the  picture that heads the discussion.  Very clever.

February 24, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

“Thou mayest sculpt thyself into whatever shape thou dost prefer.”

—Pico della Mirandola

“Tis not the many oaths that make the truth

But the plain single vow that is vow’d true.”

—William Shakespeare

February 25, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

” Better a single day in the life of one who is energetic and resolute than a life of a hundred years in idleness and lassitude.”

— Buddha

” If you have the true faith, Om Tat Sat will enable you to cross the ocean of life and death.”

— Dnyaneshwar

February 26, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Sacredness of a Vow

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when the soul is kneeling, no matter what the attitude of the body may be.”

— Victor Hugo

“I vowed that I would dedicate my powers

To thee and thine — have I not kept the vow?”

— Percy Bysshe Shelley