Sant Vinoba Bhave
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112|2|God, the Everlasting Refuge,
112|3|who has not begotten, and has not been begotten,
19|88|And they say, 'The All-merciful has taken unto Himself a son.
19|89|You have indeed advanced something hideous!
19|90|The heavens are wellnigh rent of it and the earth split asunder, and the mountains wellnigh fall down crashing for
19|91|that they have attributed to the All-merciful a son; 37|1|By the rangers ranging
37|1|By the rangers ranging
37|2|and the scarers scaring
37|3|and the reciters of a Remembrance,
37|4|surely your God is One,
37|5|Lord of the heavens and the earth, and of what between them is Lord of the Easts.
5|119|God said, 'This is the day the truthful shall be profited by their truthfulness. For them await gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever and ever; God being well-pleased with them and they well-pleased with Him; that is the mighty triumph.'
5|120|To God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is in them, and He is powerful over everything
4|171|People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to God but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His Messengers, and say not, 'Three.' Refrain; better is it for you. God is only One God. Glory be to Him -- That He should have a son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth; God suffices for a guardian.
6|75|So We were showing Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and earth, that he might be of those having sure faith.
6|76|When night outspread over him he saw a star and said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set he said, 'I love not the setters.'
6|77|When he saw the moon rising, he said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set he said, 'If my Lord does not guide me I shall surely be of the people gone astray.'
6|78|When he saw the sun rising, he said, 'This is my Lord; this is greater!' But when it set he said, 'O my people, surely I am quit of that you associate.
6|79|I have turned my face to Him who originated the heavens and the earth, a man of pure faith; I am not of the idolaters.'
41|37|And of His signs are the night and the day, the sun and the moon. Bow not yourselves to the sun and moon, but bow yourselves to God who created them, if Him you serve.
23|91|God has not taken to Himself any son, nor is there any god with Him; for then each god would have taken off that he created and some of them would have risen up over others; glory to be God, beyond that they describe,
39|29|God has struck a similitude -- a man in whom partners disagreeing share, and a man the property of one man. Are the two equal in likeness? Praise belongs to God! Nay, but most of them do not know.
29|41|The likeness of those who have taken to them protectors, apart from God, is as the likeness of the spider that takes to itself a house; and surely the frailest of houses is the house of the spider, did they but know.
39|3|Belongs not sincere religion to God? And those who take protectors, apart from Him -- 'We only serve them that they may bring us nigh in nearness to God' -- surely God shall judge between them touching that whereon they are at variance. Surely God guides not him who is a liar, unthankful.
10|34|Say: 'Is there any of your associates who originates creation, then brings it back again?' Say: 'God -- He originates creation, then brings it back again; so how are you perverted?'
10|35|Say: 'Is there any of your associates who guides to the truth?' Say: 'God -- He guides to the truth; and which is worthier to be followed -- He who guides to the truth, or he who guides not unless he is guided? What then ails you, how you judge?'
22|73|O men, a similitude is struck; so give you ear to it. Surely those upon whom you call, apart from God, shall never create a fly, though they banded together to do it; and if a fly should rob them of aught, they would never rescue it from him. Feeble indeed alike are the seeker and the sought
24|35|God is the Light of the heavens and the earth; the likeness of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp (the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star) kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither of the East nor of the West whose oil wellnigh would shine, even if no fire touched it; Light upon Light; (God guides to His Light whom He will.) (And God strikes similitudes for men, and God has knowledge of everything.)
24|36|in temples God has allowed to be raised up, and His Name to be commemorated therein; therein glorifying Him, in the mornings and the evenings,
24|37|are men whom neither commerce nor trafficking diverts from the remembrance of God and to perform the prayer, and to pay the alms, fearing a day when hearts and eyes shall be turned about,
24|38|that God may recompense them for their fairest works and give them increase of His bounty; and God provides whomsoever He will, without reckoning.
24|39|And as for the unbelievers, their works are as a mirage in a spacious plain which the man athirst supposes to be water, till, when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing; there indeed he finds God, and He pays him his account in full; (and God is swift at the reckoning.)
24|40|or they are as shadows upon a sea obscure covered by a billow above which is a billow above which are clouds, shadows piled one upon another; when he puts forth his hand, wellnigh he cannot see it. And to whomsoever God assigns no light, no light has he.
11|5|Behold, they fold their breasts, to hide them from Him; behold, when they wrap themselves in their garments He knows what they secrete and what they publish; surely He knows all the thoughts within the breasts.
11|6|No creature is there crawling on the earth, but its provision rests on God; He knows its lodging-place and its repository. All is in a Manifest Book.
11|7|And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and His Throne was upon the waters -- that He might try you, which one of you is fairer in works. And if thou sayest, 'you shall surely be raised up after death,' the unbelievers will say, 'This is naught but a manifest sorcery.'
10|61|Thou art not upon any occupation, neither recitest thou any Koran of it, nor do you any work, without that We are witnesses over you when you press on it; and not so much as the weight of an ant in earth or heaven escapes from thy Lord, neither is aught smaller than that, or greater, but in a Manifest Book.
6|59|With Him are the keys of the Unseen; none knows them but He. He knows earth's shadows, not a thing, fresh or withered, but it is in a Book Manifest
31|34|Surely God -- He has knowledge of the Hour; He sends down the rain; He knows what is in the wombs. No soul knows what it shall earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it shall die. Surely God is All-knowing, All-aware.
13|8|God knows what every female bears, and the wombs' shrinking and swelling; everything with Him has its measure --
13|9|the Knower of the unseen and the visible, the All-great, the All-exalted:
13|10|Alike of you is he who conceals his -- saying, and he who proclaims it, he who hides himself in the night, and he who sallies by day;
50|16|We indeed created man; and We know what his soul whispers within him, and We are nearer to him than the jugular vein.
6|103|The eyes attain Him not, but He attains the eyes; He is the All-subtle, the All-aware
57|3|He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward; He has knowledge of everything.
85|13|Surely it is He who originates, and brings again,
85|14|and He is the All-forgiving, the All-loving,
85|15|Lord of the Throne, the All-glorious,
85|16|Performer of what He desires.
4|26|God desires to make clear to you, and to guide you in the institutions of those before you, and to turn towards you; God is All-knowing, All-wise;
4|27|and God desires to turn towards you, but those who follow their lusts desire you to swerve away mightily.
4|28|God desires to lighten things for you, for man was created a weakling.
6|54|And when those who believe in Our signs come to thee, say, 'Peace be upon you. Your Lord has prescribed for Himself mercy. Whosoever of you does evil in ignorance, and thereafter repents and makes amends, He is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.'
13|6|They would have thee hasten the evil ere the good; yet there have passed away before them examples. Thy Lord is forgiving to men, for all their evil-doing, and thy Lord is terrible in retribution.
4|17|God shall turn only towards those who do evil in ignorance, then shortly repent; God will return towards those; God is All-knowing, All-wise.
4|18|But God shall not turn towards those who do evil deeds until, when one of them is visited by death, he says, 'Indeed now I repent,' neither to those who die disbelieving; for them We have prepared a painful chastisement.
4|48|God forgives not that aught should be with Him associated; less than that He forgives to whomsoever He will. Whoso associates with God anything, has indeed forged a mighty sin.
55|2|has taught the Koran.
55|3|He created man
55|4|and He has taught him the Explanation.
55|5|The sun and the moon to a reckoning,
55|6|and the stars and the trees bow themselves;
55|7|and heaven -- He raised it up, and set the Balance.
55|8|(Transgress not in the Balance,
55|9|and weigh with justice, and skimp not in the Balance.)
55|10|And earth -- He set it down for all beings,
55|11|therein fruits, and palm-trees with sheaths,
55|12|and grain in the blade, and fragrant herbs.
55|13|O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?
14|32|It is God who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down out of heaven water wherewith He brought forth fruits to be your sustenance. And He subjected to you the ships to run upon the sea at His commandment; and He subjected to you the rivers
14|33|and He subjected to you the sun and moon constant upon their courses, and He subjected to you the night and day,
14|34|and gave you of all you asked Him. If you count God's blessing, you will never number it; surely man is sinful, unthankful!
28|71|Say: 'What think you? If God should make the night unceasing over you, until the Day of Resurrection, what god other than God shall bring you illumination? Will you not hear?'
28|72|Say: 'What think you? If God should make the day unceasing over you, until the Day of Resurrection, what god other than God shall bring you night to repose in? Will you not see?
80|24|Let Man consider his nourishment.
80|25|We poured out the rains abundantly,
80|26|then We split the earth in fissures
80|27|and therein made the grains to grow
80|28|and vines, and reeds,
80|29|and olives, and palms,
80|30|and dense-tree'd gardens,
80|31|and fruits, and pastures,
80|32|an enjoyment for you and your flocks.
16|66|And surely in the cattle there is a lesson for you; We give you to drink of what is in their bellies, between filth and blood, pure milk, sweet to drinkers.
16|67|And of the fruits of the palms and the vines, you take therefrom an intoxicant and a provision fair. Surely in that is a sign for a people who understand.
16|68|And thy Lord revealed unto the bees, saying: 'Take unto yourselves, of the mountains, houses, and of the trees, and of what they are building.
16|69|Then eat of all manner of fruit, and follow the ways of your Lord easy to go upon.' Then comes there forth out of their bellies a drink of diverse hues wherein is healing for men. Surely in that is a sign for a people who reflect.
2|269|He gives the Wisdom to whomsoever He will, and whoso is given the Wisdom, has been given much good; yet none remembers but men possessed of minds.
27|60|He who created the heavens and earth, and sent down for you out of heaven water; and We caused to grow therewith gardens full of loveliness whose trees you could never grow. Is there a god with God? Nay, but they are a people who assign to Him equals!
27|61|He who made the earth a fixed place and set amidst it rivers and appointed for it firm mountains and placed a partition between the two seas. Is there a god with God? Nay, but the most of them have no knowledge.
27|62|He who answers the constrained, when he calls unto Him, and removes the evil and appoints you to be successors in the earth. Is there a god with God? Little indeed do you remember.
27|63|He who guides you in the shadows of the land and the sea and looses the winds, bearing good tidings before His mercy. Is there a god with God? High exalted be God, above that which they associate!
27|64|Who originates creation, then brings it back again, and provides you out of heaven and earth. Is there a god with God? Say: 'Produce your proof, if you speak truly.'
35|1|Praise belongs to God, Originator of the heavens and earth, who appointed the angels to be messengers having wings two, three and four, increasing creation as He wills. Surely God is powerful over everything.
6|95|It is God who splits the grain and the date-stone, brings forth the living from the dead; He brings forth the dead too from the living. So that then is God; then how are you perverted?
6|96|He splits the sky into dawn, and has made the night for a repose, and the sun and moon for a reckoning. That is the ordaining of the All-mighty, the All-knowing.
6|97|It is He who has appointed for you the stars, that by them you might be guided in the shadows of land and sea. We have distinguished the signs for a people who know.
6|98|It is He who produced you from one living soul, and then a lodging-place, and then a repository. We have distinguished the signs for a people who understand.
6|99|It is He who sent down out of heaven water, and thereby We have brought forth the shoot of every plant, and then We have brought forth the green leaf of it, bringing forth from it close-compounded grain, and out of the palm-tree, from the spathe of it, dates thick-lustered, ready to the hand, and gardens of vines, olives, pomegranates, like each to each, and each unlike to each. Look upon their fruits when they fructify and ripen! Surely, in all this are signs for a people who do believe.
41|9|Say: 'What, do you disbelieve in Him who created the earth in two days, and do you set up compeers to Him? That is the Lord of all Being.
41|10|'And He set therein firm mountains over it, and He blessed it, and He ordained therein its diverse sustenance in four days, equal to those who ask.'
41|11|Then He lifted Himself to heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth, "Come willingly, or unwillingly!" They said, "We come willingly."
41|12|So He determined them as seven heavens in two days, and revealed its commandment in every heaven.'
56|63|Have you considered the soil you till?
56|64|Do you yourselves sow it, or are We the Sowers?
56|65|Did We will, We would make it broken orts, and you would remain bitterly jesting --
56|66|'We are debt-loaded;
56|67|nay, we have been robbed!'
56|68|Have you considered the water you drink?
56|69|Did you send it down from the clouds, or did We send it?
56|70|Did We will, We would make it bitter; so why are you not thankful?
56|71|Have you considered the fire you kindle?
56|72|Did you make its timber to grow, or did We make it?
56|73|We Ourselves made it for a reminder, and a boon to the desert-dwellers.
56|74|Then magnify the Name of thy Lord, the All-mighty.
67|19|Have they not regarded the birds above them spreading their wings, and closing them? Naught holds them but the All-merciful. Surely He sees everything.
67|1|Blessed be He in whose hand is the Kingdom -- He is powerful over everything --
67|2|who created death and life, that He might try you which of you is fairest in works; and He is the All-mighty, the All-forgiving --
67|3|who created seven heavens one upon another. Thou seest not in the creation of the All-merciful any imperfection. Return thy gaze; seest thou any fissure?
67|4|Then return thy gaze again, and again, and thy gaze comes back to thee dazzled, aweary.
78|6|Have We not made the earth as a cradle
78|7|and the mountains as pegs?
78|8|And We created you in pairs,
78|9|and We appointed your sleep for a rest;
78|10|and We appointed night for a garment,
78|11|and We appointed day for a livelihood.
89|17|No indeed; but you honour not the orphan,
89|18|and you urge not the feeding of the needy,
89|19|and you devour the inheritance greedily,
89|20|and you wealth with an ardent love
37|6|We have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the stars
37|7|and to preserve against every rebel Satan;
37|8|they listen not to the High Council, for they are pelted from every side,
37|9|rejected, and theirs is an everlasting chastisement,
37|10|except such as snatches a fragment, and he is pursued by a piercing flame.
13|4|And on the earth are tracts neighbouring each to each, and gardens of vines, and fields sown, and palms in pairs, and palms single, watered with one water; and some of them We prefer in produce above others. Surely in that are signs for a people who understand.
30|20|And of His signs is that He created you of dust; then lo, you are mortals, all scattered abroad.
30|21|And of His signs is that He created for you, of yourselves, spouses, that you might repose in them, and He has set between you love and mercy. Surely in that are signs for a people who consider.
30|22|And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and earth and the variety of your tongues and hues. Surely in that are signs for all living beings.
30|23|And of His signs is your slumbering by night and day, and your seeking after His bounty. Surely in that are signs for a people who hear.
30|24|And of His signs He shows you lightning, for fear and hope, and that He sends down out of heaven water and He revives the earth after it is dead. Surely in that are signs for a people who understand.
30|25|And of His signs is that the heaven and earth stand firm by His command; then, when He calls you once and suddenly, out of the earth, lo you shall come forth.
25|45|Hast thou not regarded thy Lord, how He has stretched out the shadow? Had He willed, He would have made it still. Then We appointed the sun, to be a guide to it;
25|46|thereafter We seize it to Ourselves, drawing it gently.
35|27|Hast thou not seen how that God sends down out of heaven water, and therewith We bring forth fruits of diverse hues? And in the mountains are streaks white and red, of diverse hues, and pitchy black;
35|28|men too, and beasts and cattle -- diverse are their hues. Even so only those of His servants fear God who have knowledge; surely God is All-mighty, All-forgiving.
23|84|Say: 'Whose is the earth, and whoso is in it, if you have knowledge?'
23|85|They will say, God's.' Say: 'Will you not then remember?'
23|86|Say: 'Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the mighty Throne?'
23|87|They will say, 'God's.' Say: 'Will you not then be godfearing?'
23|88|Say: 'In whose hand is the dominion of everything, protecting and Himself unprotected, if you have knowledge?'
23|89|They will say, 'God's.' Say: 'How then are you bewitched?
39|67|They measure not God with His true measure. The earth altogether shall be His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens shall be rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! High be He exalted above that they associate!
87|1|Magnify the Name of thy Lord the Most High
87|2|who created and shaped,
87|3|who determined and guided,
87|4|who brought forth the pasturage
87|5|then made it a blackening wrack.
36|77|Has not man regarded how that We created him of a sperm-drop? Then lo, he is a manifest adversary.
36|78|And he has struck for Us a similitude and forgotten his creation; he says, 'Who shall quicken the bones when they are decayed?'
36|79|Say: 'He shall quicken them, who originated them the first time; He knows all creation,
36|80|who has made for you out of the green tree fire and lo, from it you kindle.'
36|81|Is not He, who created the heavens and earth, able to create the like of them? Yes indeed; He is the All-creator, the All-knowing.
36|82|His command, when He desires a thing, is to say to it 'Be,' and it is.
36|83|So glory be to Him, in whose hand is the dominion of everything, and unto whom you shall be returned.
43|49|And they said, 'Sorcerer, pray to thy Lord for us by the covenant He has made with thee, and surely we shall be right-guided.'
43|50|But when We removed from them the chastisement, behold, they broke their troth.
3|26|Say: 'O God, Master of the Kingdom, Thou givest the Kingdom to whom Thou wilt, and seizest the Kingdom from whom Thou wilt, Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt; in Thy hand is the good; Thou art powerful over everything.
28|68|Thy Lord creates whatsoever He will and He chooses; they have not the choice. Glory be to God! High be He exalted above that they associate!
3|73|and believe not any but him who follows your religion.' Say: 'The true guidance is God's guidance -- that anyone should be given the like of what you have been given, or dispute with you before your Lord.' Say: 'Surely bounty is in the hand of God; He gives it unto whomsoever He will; and God is All-embracing, All-knowing.
3|74|He singles out for His mercy whom He will; God is of bounty abounding.'
10|100|It is not for any soul to believe save by the leave of God; and He lays abomination upon those who have no understanding.
10|101|Say: 'Behold what is in the heavens and in the earth!' But neither signs nor warnings avail a people who do not believe.
6|125|Whomsoever God desires to guide, He expands his breast to Islam; whomsoever He desires to lead astray, He makes his breast narrow, tight, as if he were climbing to heaven. So God lays abomination upon those who believe not.
2|255|God there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His Throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-high, the All-glorious.
18|109|Say:. 'If the sea were ink for the Words of my Lord, the sea would be spent before the Words of my Lord are spent, though We brought replenishment the like of it.'
31|27|Though all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea-seven seas after it to replenish it, yet would the Words of God not be spent. God is All-mighty, All-wise.
59|20|Not equal are the inhabitants of the Fire and the inhabitants of Paradise. The inhabitants of Paradise -- they are the triumphant.
59|21|If We had sent down this Koran upon a mountain, thou wouldst have seen it humbled, split asunder out of the fear of God. And those similitudes -- We strike them for men; haply they will reflect.
59|22|He is God; there is no god but He. He is the knower of the Unseen and the Visible; He is the All-merciful, the All-compassionate.
59|23|He is God; there is no god but He. He is the King, the All-holy, the All-peaceable, the All-faithful, the All-preserver, the All-mighty, the All-compeller, the All-sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate!
59|24|He is God, the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-mighty, the All-wise.
7|142|And We appointed with Moses thirty nights and We completed them with ten, so the appointed time of his Lord was forty nights; and Moses said to his brother Aaron, 'Be my successor among my people, and put things right, and do not follow the way of the workers of corruption.'
7|143|And when Moses came to Our appointed time and his Lord spoke with him, he said, 'Oh my Lord, show me, that I may behold Thee!' Said He, 'Thou shalt not see Me; but behold the mountain -- if it stays fast in its place, then thou shalt see Me.' And when his Lord revealed Him to the mountain He made it crumble to dust; and Moses fell down swooning. So when he awoke, he said, 'Glory be to Thee! I repent to Thee; I am the first of the believers.'
7|144|Said He, 'Moses, I have chosen thee above all men for My Messages and My Utterance; take what I have given thee, and be of the thankful.'
7|145|And We wrote for him on the Tablets of everything an admonition, and a distinguishing of everything: 'So take it forcefully, and command thy people to take the fairest of it. I shall show you the habitation of the ungodly.
20|9|Hast thou received the story of Moses?
20|10|When he saw a fire, and said to his family, 'Tarry you here; I observe a fire. Perhaps I shall bring you a brand from it, or I shall find at the fire guidance.'
20|11|When he came to it, a voice cried, 'Moses,
20|12|I am thy Lord; put off thy shoes; thou art in the holy valley, Towa.
20|13|I Myself have chosen thee; therefore give thou ear to this revelation.
20|14|Verily I am God; there is no god but I; therefore serve Me, and perform the prayer of My remembrance.
53|1|By the Star when it plunges,
53|2|your comrade is not astray, neither errs,
53|3|nor speaks he out of caprice.
53|4|This is naught but a revelation revealed,
53|5|taught him by one terrible in power,
53|6|very strong; he stood poised,
53|7|being on the higher horizon,
53|8|then drew near and suspended hung,
53|9|two bows' length away, or nearer,
53|10|then revealed to his servant that he revealed.
53|11|His heart lies not of what he saw;
53|12|what, will you dispute with him what he sees?
53|13|Indeed, he saw him another time
53|14|by the Lote-Tree of the Boundary
53|15|nigh which is the Garden of the Refuge,
53|16|when there covered the Lote-Tree that which covered;
53|17|his eye swerved not; nor swept astray.
53|18|Indeed, he saw one of the greatest signs of his Lord.
42|51|It belongs not to any mortal that God should speak to him, except by revelation, or from behind a veil, or that He should send a messenger and he reveal whatsoever He will, by His leave; surely He is All-high, All-wise.
42|52|Even so We have revealed to thee a Spirit of Our bidding. Thou knewest not what the Book was, nor belief; but We made it a light, whereby We guide whom We will of Our servants. And thou, surely thou shalt guide unto a straight path --
42|53|the path of God, to whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens, and whatsoever is in the earth. Surely unto God all things come home.
97|1|Behold, We sent it down on the Night of Power;
97|2|And what shall teach thee what is the Night of Power?
97|3|The Night of Power is better than a thousand months;
97|4|in it the angels and the Spirit descend, by the leave of their Lord, upon every command.
97|5|Peace it is, till the rising of dawn.
20|114|So high exalted be God, the true King! And hasten not with the Koran ere its revelation is accomplished unto thee; and say, 'O my Lord, increase me in knowledge.'
12|101|O my Lord, Thou hast given me to rule, and Thou hast taught me the interpretation of tales. O Thou, the Originator of the heavens and earth, Thou art my Protector in this world and the next. O receive me to Thee in true submission, and join me with the righteous.'
27|19|But he smiled, laughing at its words, and he said, 'My Lord, dispose me that I may be thankful for Thy blessing wherewith Thou hast blessed me and my father and mother, and that I may do righteousness well-pleasing to Thee; and do Thou admit me, by Thy mercy, amongst Thy righteous servants.'
113|1|Say: 'I take refuge with the Lord of the Daybreak
113|2|from the evil of what He has created,
113|3|from the evil of darkness when it gathers,
114|1|Say: 'I take refuge with the Lord of men,
114|2|the King of men,
114|3|the God of men,
114|4|from the evil of the slinking whisperer
114|5|who whispers in the breasts of men