sacred treasure of the heart

Sacred Treasure of the Heart


“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord”

—Luke 1:46


“…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

—Matthew 6:21


“Open the door of your treasure today, for tomorrow the key will not be in your hands.”

—Sa’di, quoted in  “Open the Door”, by Joyce Rupp


“Here within you are the riches of heaven, if you desire them….Enter within yourself and remain in your heart, for there is God.”

—St. Ephraim of Syria


“Sweep out the chambers of your heart.  Make it ready.  Make it ready to be the dwelling of the Beloved.  When you depart, love will enter.  In you, void of yourself, God will display Her beauty.”

—Sufi quote


“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”

—1 Corinthians 3:16


“Abide in me as I abide in you.”

—John 15:1-11


“There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens.  This is the light that shines in our heart.”



“The life force that pulsates in the trees, plants and animals is the same life force that pulsates within us.”

—Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi)


“…All you have to do is open your eyes and the paradise of forms and colors is available to you.    You are in paradise already, but you don’t pay any attention to your eyes, even though they are a condition of happiness.  You should recognize that our eyes are there for you, and they are so very precious.  They are more precious than pearls.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh, “You are Here”, p.14