For the Lord gives
For the Lord gives ; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of , and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
O Lord of lords, so fierce of form, please tell me who You are. I offer my obeisances unto You; please be gracious to me. You arethe primal Lord. I want to know about You, for I do not know what Your mission is. (11.31)
The Blessed Lord said: Fearlessness, purification of one’s existence, cultivation of spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, performance of sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity and simplicity; nonviolence, truthfulness, freedom from anger; renunciation, tranquility, aversion to faultfinding, compassion and freedom from covetousness; gentleness, modesty and steady determination; vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy and the passion for honor–these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature. (16.1-3)
Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.
For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
The Lord is my light, and my salvation whom shall I fear. Psalm 27
The Lord came to earth
with a life to give,
so each one of us
may continue to live.
“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.” -The Sound of Music (1965)
Who is the Lord of sacrifice, and how does He live in the body, O Madhusudana? And how can those engaged in devotional serviceknow You at the time of death? (8.2)