Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spiritual Properties of Candles

I love watching the flickering light of a candle in the dark. It’s so beautiful and mesmerizing. I always light candles when I pray or meditate as I visualize my desire as part of the flame, lighting a path through the darkness of conscious knowledge to my ultimate destination.

And I’m not alone. Candles have been used in religious, pagan, and nonsectarian ceremonies for thousands of years. They have been used in magic to summon the forces of both good and evil. They have brought comfort to untold millions.

Here are some quotes about candles that bring me much comfort, as well.

- A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. - James Keller

- How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world - William Shakespeare

- It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. - Eleanor Roosevelt

- Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. - Buddha

- Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

- Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there. - Mohammed Naguib

- Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

- You don't have to be a wreck. You don't have to be sick. One's aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out. - Jeanne Moreau

Quotes taken from Brainy Quote
Image of Candle by Steph Payne 


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