21 May Mercy in Scriptures
Quotes from the Holy Scriptures
With the name Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer… (Quran 1:1)
On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) “Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith.” (Quran 2:286)
And obey Allah and the Messenger. that ye may obtain mercy. (Quran 3:132)
Then those who believe in Allah, and hold fast to Him,- soon will He admit them to mercy and grace from Himself, and guide them to Himself by a straight way. (Quran 4:175)
O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a mercy. (Quran 10:57)
And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
“May, O Ocean of Mercy, through thy grace my mind – the mind that in the wakeful state travels long distances, and, possesses brilliant qualities, which self-same mind – light of the senses – in sleep attains to the state of profound slumber and in dreams wanders over different places – always entertain pure thoughts for the good of the self as well as for that of all other living beings. May it never desire to injure anyone.” YAJUR VEDA 34:1.
The divine voice of thunder repeats the same, Da Da Da, that is, Be subdued, Give, Be merciful. Therefore let that triad be taught, Subduing, Giving, and Mercy. The Upanishads, Part 2 (SBE15), SECOND BRÂHMANA
To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is 10.11
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama ( b.1935)