|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Protagoras by Plato:
presence of a distinguished company consisting of disciples of Protagoras
and of leading Athenians belonging to the Socratic circle. The dialogue
commences with a request on the part of Hippocrates that Socrates would
introduce him to the celebrated teacher. He has come before the dawn had
risen--so fervid is his zeal. Socrates moderates his excitement and
advises him to find out 'what Protagoras will make of him,' before he
becomes his pupil.
They go together to the house of Callias; and Socrates, after explaining
the purpose of their visit to Protagoras, asks the question, 'What he will
make of Hippocrates.' Protagoras answers, 'That he will make him a better
and a wiser man.' 'But in what will he be better?'--Socrates desires to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
due to me and I will lead them astray; and I will stir up vain desires
within them; and I will order them and they shall surely crop the ears
of cattle; and I will order them and they shall surely alter God's
creation;' but he who takes the devil for his patron instead of God,
he loses with a manifest loss. He promises them, and stirs up vain
desires within them; but the devil promises only to deceive.
These, their resort is hell; they shall not find an escape
therefrom! But those who believe, and do what is right, we will make
them enter into gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein
for aye,- God's promise in truth; and who is truer than God in speech?
Not for your vain desires, nor the vain desires of the people of the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
3 Excellent Pavamana, make the lights shine brightly out for
Speed us to mental power and skill.
4 He, beautified by pious men, and coming from their hands
Flows through the fleecy straining-cloth.
5 May Soma pour all treasures of the heavens, the earth, the
Upon the liberal worshipper.
6 Thou mountest to the height of heaven, O Soma, seeking steeds
The Rig Veda