Quaker Writings


"The humble, meek, merciful, just, pious, and devout souls are everywhere of one religion; and when death has taken off the mask they will know one another, though the divers liveries they wear here makes them strangers." -- William Penn

Introductory and explanatory remarks. An invitation. The texts below have been carefully selected from my readings on Quakerism. Everything here has had a special impact on my thinking; each work stands out as important reference point for me. I've put them online so that they can be used by Seekers, those people who perpetually seek for a better way of living in the world. It seems unfortunate to me that these texts are difficult to obtain outside Quaker circles; I've scanned them for personal reference and their educational value. Please, when reading the texts below, keep in mind that they were primarily written by specific people in specific Quaker contexts. Some of the opinions may seem un-familiar or outdated. It's my view that they must be properly considered according to the measure of Light that they contain, no matter how murky they may seem. It's my hope that this use of the texts would suit their authors. May the merit of these works benefit all beings without exception.

Handout There is a PDF handout about this collection of texts available here.

We search the world for truth;
We cull the good, the pure, the beautiful,
From all old flower fields of the soul;
And weary seekers of the best,
We come back laden from our quest,
To find that all the sages said,
Is in the book our mothers read.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Morse Mala. I made a special set of worry beads which I call my "Morse Code mala". The beads are photographed here. The main loop reads 'BE STILL' and the tail reads 'SOS'. The original morse mala fell apart after much use and was replaced by the mala pictured here.


This small collection of writings is compiled for educational and research purposes only. Please note that these writings come from many different times, and styles; they are presented here without annotation or uniformization. Read the text above cautiously; note when each was written. This is not an official act of service from CYM or TMM, or ctrl-c.club. This is entirely my own collection. Please use it for its intended purposes.