As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
Our interconnectedness with all of creation means that our every thought, word and action determines the direction of our universe. Peace or chaos? It is up to each of us.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.
Thus I would wish to emphasize that our 'normal' 'adjusted' state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities, that many of us are only too successful in acquiring a false self to adapt to false realities.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back the soonest is the most progressive.
Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
-Attribution contested [often to St. Francis of Assisi]
Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times - times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation - that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils.