A Cup of Tea (117)
There is no greater power than trusting oneself –
its fragrance is not of this world;
peace, bliss and truth flow from this fragrance.
He who trusts himself is in heaven
and he who mistrusts himself
holds the keys of hell in his hands.
The Scottish philosopher David Hume was an atheist,
but every Sunday he made it a point
to attend the sermon of John Brown,
a confirmed theist.
When people pointed out
that going to church was against his own principles
he laughed – and replied: I have no faith whatever
in what John Brown says,
but John Brown has total faith
in what John Brown says.
So once a week I make a point of hearing a man
who has total faith in himself!