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  • ACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA –”Actually the whole world is passing through the age of transition. For truth this age has been very costly. Being eternal, it is neither new nor old-so, on both sides, the doors to it are closed.”
  • ACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA –”To search for truth should be the main goal in one’s life… Without control over passions and practicing neutrality, purity and straightforwardness, do we have a right to seek the truth?”
  • ACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA –”Truth is beyond space and time. The one who does not yearn for truth will be trapped in space and time and become dogged. That man alone can remain free from mulish tendencies who has the capacity to think across time – in the past, present and the future. The one who draws from the innumerable events of the past will never be obstinate.”
  • ADI GRANTH –”This earth is a garden, The Lord its gardener Cherishing all, none neglected.”
  • ADI SANKARACHARYA –”There is sorrow fmitude.TheSelfis beyond time, space and objects. It is infinite and hence of the nature of absolute happiness.”
  • ADI SHANKARACHARYA –”Direct the mind esolutely towards God, estrainingthe senses in f heir various seats, and looking on the state of the body as a matter of indifference. Realise your oneness with God, remaining continually intent on identifying with its nature, and joyfully drink the bliss of God within, for what use is there in other, empty things?”
  • AFRICAN PROVERB –”For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
  • ALBERT EINSTEIN –”The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion that is based on experience, which refuses dogma. My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
  • ANTHONY JD ‘ANGELA –”Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
  • ANTHONY ROBBINS –”The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”
  • ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY –”How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.”
  • ATHARVA VEDA –”A devotee, who spends his time in austerities has nothing to worry about as God fulfils all his needs.”
  • ATHARVA VEDA –”May we unite in our mind, unite in our purposes, and not fight against the divine spirit within us.”
  • ATHARVA VEDA –”Set me, 0 earth, amidst what is thy centre and thy navel, and vitalizing forces that emanate from thy body. Purify us from all sides. Earth is my Mother; her offspring am I… Earth, my Mother! Set me securely with bliss in full accord with Heaven. Wise One, uphold me in grace and splendour.”
  • ATMABODHA –”The practice of knowledge thoroughly purifies the ignorance-stained Self and knowledge itself disappears as does the kataka-nut powder immersed in water.”
  • AVESTA, VIDEVDAD –”If one does not perform duty to one whom the duty is due, one becomes a thief of the duty.”
  • BAHA’U’LLAH –”Set your faces towards unity, and let the radiance of its light shine upon you. Gather ye together, and for the sake of God resolve to among you.”
  • BHAGAUAD GITA –”Divine qualities lead to nirvana, the demonic (qualities) are said to be for bondage. Do not grieve, 0 Arjuna, you are born with divine qualities.”
  • BHAGAUAD GITA –”it is true that the mind is restless and difficult to control. But it can be overpowered, Arjuna, through regular practice and detachment. Those who lack self-control will find it difficult to progress in meditation; but those who are self-controlled, striving earnestly through the right means, will attain the goal.”
  • BHAGAUAD GITA –”Make your mind one-pointed in meditation, and your heart will be purified.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Death is certain for the one who is born, and birth is certain for the one who dies. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable. All beings, 0 Arjuna, are unmanifest before birth and after death. They are manifest between birth and death only. What is there to grieve about?”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Fhe path to the Unmamfest is very difficult for embodied souls to reale… But quickly I come to hose who offer me every action, who worship me only, their dearest delight, with undaunted devotion. Because they love me, these are my bondsmen, and I shall .save them from mortal sorrow and all the waves of life’s deathly ocean.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”He who is the same to friend and foe, and also in honour and dishonour, who the same in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, who is wholly free from attachment; To whom praise and blame are equal, who is silent, content with every fortune, home-renouncing, steadfast in mind, and worships Me, that man is dear to Me.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”I shall take care of my devotees. If I am unable to fulfil the desire of my devotees then what is the use of my omnipotence. My devotees are selfless, and because of this selfless nature, whatever bliss one sees in them is personally given by Me. Even though I am completely neutral, I give this bliss to them because of My affection for them, thus I am called bhakta-vatsala.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master duties of another. By fulfilling the obligations he is born with, a person never comes to grief. No one should abandon duties because he sees defects in them.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”It is extremely difficult to obtain the vision you have had; even the gods long always to see Me in this aspect. Neither knowledge of the Vedas nor austerity, nor charity and sacrifice can bring the vision you have seen. But through unfailing devotion, Arjuna, you can know Me, see Me, and attain union with Me.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honour and dishonour; and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Perseverance in (seeking to gain) the knowledge of the Supreme Spirit, and perception of the gain that comes from knowledge of the truth This is called knowledge: all that is contrary to this is ignorance.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”The faith of every man, O Arjuna, accords with his nature. Man is made up of faith; as is his faith, so is he… Without faith, whatever offering or git is made or work is done or penance performed, it is reckoned “not-being” both now and hereafter.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”The path to the Unmanifest is very difficult for embodied souls to realise. But quickly I come to those who offer me every action, who worship me only, their dearest delight, with undaunted devotion. Because they love me, these are my bondsmen, and I shall save them from mortal sorrow and all waves of life’s deathly ocean.”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>o <!–[endif]–>BHAGAVAD GITA –”The person whose mind is always free of attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, andwho is free of desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from karma through renunciation.”

  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”This is true knowledge to seek the Self as the true end of wisdom always. To seek anything else is ignorance.”
  • BHAGAVAN BABA –”As the rising sun dispels the darkness of the night, so the knowledge of Atman drives away all delusion. Acquire that knowledge through prostration, inquiry and service.”
  • BHAGAVATA PURANA –”Great men can, even by their words, erase the worry ing fears generated by an inferiority complex.”
  • BHAGAVATA PURANA –”The time early in the morning, one and a half hours before sunrise, called brahma muhurta, is ideal for spiritual activities.”
  • BIBLE –”Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
  • BIBLE –”The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”
  • BIBLE –”The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
  • BRAHMAKUMARIS –”There is no definition of a good day or a bad day it all depends on you and your thoughts. Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
  • BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD –”Not because of the wife husband and child, because they are dear, but because of the Self. The Self is of the nature of love and joy.”
  • CELIA THAXTER –”There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>o <!–[endif]–>CHANAKYA NITI –”Excessive attachment to sense pleasures leads to bondage, and detachment from sense pleasures leads to liberation; the refore it is the mind alone that is responsible for bondage or liberation.”

  • CHANAKYA NITI –”He who nurtures benevolence for all creatures and in his heart overcomes all difficulties will receive riches at every step.”
  • CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD –”The infinite is the source of joy. There is no joy in finite. Only in the infinite is there joy. Ask to know the infinite.”
  • CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD –”The self that gives rise to all works, desires, odours and all tastes. that pervades the universe, that is beyond words, joy abiding, ever present in my heart, is Brahmn indeed. To that i shall attain when my ego dies.”
  • CHIC/JUSTICE S H KAPADIA –”If dharma includes justice, then i have taken my job as spiritual work. If the judges work with vision and vitality, they can do a lot for the country. I am not a Hindu but a Zoroastrian, which has taught me three things -right word, right work and right deed. And I see a convergence of Hinduism and my religion on this issue.”
  • CHINESE PROVERB –”A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.”
  • DAILY SUTRAS –”Craving for pleasure and non-awareness that it is going to cause you misery are two things which makes you commit the same mistake again and again. That’s why they’re called habits.”
  • DAVID R HAWKINS –”Spiritual evolution occurs as the result of removing obstacles and not actually acquiring anything new. Devotion enables surrender of the mind’s vanities and cherished illusions so that it progressively becomes free and more open to the light of Truth.”
  • DAVID WARM –”The packaging for a microwavable “microwave” dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries.”
  • DHAMMAPADA –”Win over the angry ma by love. Win over the ill-nature man by goodness. Win over the miser with generosity. Win over the liar with truth.”
  • ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS –”People are like stainedglass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
  • ELIZABETH BOWEN –””You certainly are not yourself today.” “I so seldom am,” said Cecelia.”
  • FRANCIS THOMPSON –”Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there.”
  • FREDERICK C FRIESEKE –”Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where’s your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don’t you see that there is no effort if you’re riding with your river?”
  • G W HOLMES –”Though long the weary way we tread,/ And sorrow crowns each lingering year,/ No path we shun, no darkness dread,/ Our hearts still whispering, Thou art near.”
  • GAUTAMA BUDDHA –”And he who has consid- ered all contrasts on earth, and is no more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One, freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond birth and decay.”
  • GAUTAMA BUDDHA –”The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly… Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life.”
  • GAUTAMA BUDDHA –”You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserves your love and affection.”
  • GUJRI MOHALLA –”God provides every one with his daily food; why, 0 man, art thou immersed in planning; He puts their food even before the insects that He created in rocks and stones.”
  • GURU ARJAN DEV –”Accept to die, abandon hope of living, be dust under the feet of all, then come to me.”
  • GURU ARJAN DEV –”No one is my enemy, nor is anyone a stranger to me; I am a friend of all./ Of all religions, the best religion is to utter the holy name with adoration and do good deeds;/ Of all rites, the holiest is to cleanse one’s soul in the company of saints;/ Of all endeavours, the best endeavour is to meditate on his name and praise it forever;/ Of all speeches, the best speech is to utter aloud, having barkened to it, God’s glory.
  • GURU ARJAN DEV –”You have acquired human form, this is your opportunity to be one with God, all other labour is unprofitable. Seek the company of the holy and glorify his name. Prepare in earnest to cross this terrible ocean, your life is being wasted tied to the world’s illusions.”
  • GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”Burnt offerings, sacred feasts, intense meditations with the body upside-down, pooja, and taking millions of cleansing baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage: the merits of all these can be obtained by enshrining Lord within your heart for a fraction of a second. Even if one takes cleansing baths at the 68 sacred shrines of pilgrimage, wanders over the whole planet, and performs all the rituals of purification day and night, still, without the true, darkness still prevails.”
  • GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”But he alone is a devotee, whom the Lord has united with Himself.”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>o <!–[endif]–>GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”If the mind becomes balanced and detached, and comes to dwell in its own true home, imbued with fear of God, then it enjoys the essence of supreme spiritual wisdom.”

  • GURU HARGOBIND SINGH –”Saintliness within, worldliness without: arms are for the protect tion of the poor and for the destruction of the enemy; education is for the knowledge of scriptures, Nanak gave up the world, and I gave up worldliness.”
  • HAN SHAN –”A telling analogy for life and death: Compare the two of them to water and ice. Water draws together to become ice, and ice disperses again to become water. Whatever has died is sure to be born again; whatever is born comes around again to dying. As ice and water, life and ath, the two are just fine.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”A man’s value depends upon his courage and resolution, his veracity depends upon his traits of nobility and self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honour.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”Be merciful towards the poor for their lack of patience; and towards the rich for their lack of gratitude; and be merciful towards all of them, for all their carelessness.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”Do not be ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to turn away the needy empty-handed is an act of greater shame.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”Do not seek help in satisfying your needs from someone who has more need of what you want, than you.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”If you cannot get things as much as you desire then be contented with what you have.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”The best form of devotion to the service of God is not to make a show of it.”
  • HAZRAT ALI –”There’s no companion better than good character and no legacy better than courteous behaviour.”
  • HAZRAT I KHAN –”We are always searching for God afar, when all the while He is nearer to us than our own soul.”
  • HENRY BURTON –”Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on;/ Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on;/ Let it travel down the years,/ Let it wipe another’s tears, Til in Heaven the deed appears – Pass it on.”
  • HORATIU S BONAR –”Days come and go,/ In joy or woe:/ Days go and come,/ In endless sum. Only the eternal day/ Shall come but never go.”
  • HUGO OF ST VICTOR –”Love is more eminent than knowledge and greater than intelligence.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets. Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless. Although i may try to describe love, when i experience it, i am speechless. Although i may try to write about love, i am rendered helpless. My pen breaks, and the paper slips away at the ineffable place where lover loving and loved are one. Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love. ”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you are always flying offto blue perfection? Where will you plant your grief seeds? Workers need ground to scrape and hoe, not the sky of unspecified desire.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”I was dead, I came alive I was tears, I became laughter All because of love, when it arrived, my temporal life from then on changed to eternal.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”Listen for the stream that tells you one thing. Die on this bank. Begin in me the way of rivers with the sea.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless; T is neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved. I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one; One I seek. One I know, One I see, One I call.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendour you need to bum in the fire of love.”
  • JAMES H AUGHEY –”Do daily and hourly your duty; do it patiently and thoroughly. Do it as it presents itself; do it at the moment, and let it be its own reward… Never mind whether it i&known and acknowledged or not, but do not fail to do it.”
  • JESUS CHRIST –”I am the servant at the feet of all my devotees. If you want to be my servant you have to follow my path and be the servant at the feet of all my devotees.”
  • JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”Have you ever sat very quietly with closed , eyes and watched the movement of your own thinking? Have you watched your mind working? Or rather, has your mind watched itself in operation, just to see what your thoughts are, what your feelings are, how you look at the trees, at the flowers, at the birds, at people, how you respond to a suggestion or react to a new idea? Have you ever done this?”
  • JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”You must understand whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, look at the skies, sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”
  • JOHN LENNON –”Woke up,fell out of bed Dragged a comb across my head ound my way down rairs and drank a cup And looking up, I noticed i was late Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat.”
  • JOHN WOODEN –”You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
  • KABIR –”Devotion must not be like the flood of the rainy season in which all get washed away. Devotion should be like the river that retains water even in the hottest season.”
  • KABIR –”Those who are parted from their loves Search for them from door to door, But i seek not, my love resides within my own heart’s hidden core. The best place to look for God is in the heart of your heart.”
  • KAHLIL GIBRAN –”For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.”
  • KAHLIL GIBRAN –”Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
  • KAIVALYOPANISHAD –”Making the individual Self the lower firestick and the Aum the upper piece of wood and by repeated kindling of the knowledge, the wise man bums the bond of ignorance.”
  • KEDAR JOSHI –”God is a philosophical black hole-the point where reason breaks down.”
  • KENOPANISHAD –”The eye cannot go there, nor speech, nor mind. We do not know it. We do not know how to teach it.”
  • KIRSTIE ALLEY –”Smile, don’t frown. Look up, don’t look down. Believe in yourself don’t let yourself go. Just be who you are and let your life flow.”
  • LEO TOLSTOY –”Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
  • LUKE –”For i have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances. I know now how to live when things are difficult and i know how to live when things are prosperous… I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me.”
  • M K GANDHI –”Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that i cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that i may end by realty becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that i can do it, i shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if i may not have it at the beginning.”
  • M K GANDHI –”The wife is not the husband’s bond-slave but his companion and equal partner in all his joys and sorrows, and is as free as the husband to choose her own path.”
  • M K GANDHI –”Without devotion, action and knowledge are cold and dry, and may even become shackles.”
  • M K GANDHI –”You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
  • MADELEINE L ‘ENGLE –”I saw Eternity the other night,/ Like a great ring of pure and endless light,/ All calm, as it was bright,/ And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,/ Driven by the spheres,/ Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world/ And all her train were hurled.”
  • MARK TWAIN –”The first of April is the day we remember what We are the other 364 days of the year.”
  • MARSHA PETRIE SUE –”Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”
  • MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI –”In the evolutionary orde of the incarnations of Vishnu, we find that Vamana is the first incarnation with a human body. By now, the animalistic features are discarded and the human being is born. Vamana is not born outside but in the mind of a rakshasa, the Demonking Mahabali, who changed his rakshasa nature and adheres to truthfulness and charity. He rises in stature, prepared to sacrifice everything. At Vamana’s request, he not only gave all the three worlds he possessed but also allowed him to place his foot on his own head. Thereby Mahabali made the greatest sacrifice – the absolute sacrifice of his own ego.”
  • MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI –”Is God Man or Woman? The answer to this question is neither – God is That. But if you must give God a gender. God is more female than male, for he is contained in She.”
  • MATTHEW–”Spiritual leadership is the opposite of what most people think. Spiritual leadership is servant leadership. Jesus Christ Himself taught us, “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>o <!–[endif]–>MEHER BABA –”Love… and you will find that your own self is nothing but the Universal Self.”

  • MEVLANA RUMI –”Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being, and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you.. .you are, we all are the beloved of the beloved. and in every moment, in every event of your life, the Beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear and know.”
  • MICHAEL TORKE –”Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?”
  • MOTHER TERESA –”God is the friend of silence. How nature — trees, flowers, grass grow in silence; how the stars, the moon and the sun move in silence.”
  • MUHAMMADALI –”It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and i believe in myself.”
  • MUINUDDM CHISHTI –”A sin committed does not harm an individual so much as looking down upon one’s own fellow human beings… Of all worship th at pleases Allah, granting of relief to the humble and the oppressed is most pleasing. Performance of charity is the key of attaining the estate of a philanthropist.”
  • MUINUDDM CHISHTI –”There are four cardinal virtues of the individual self: Refraining from begging in the state of penury, showing the attitude of being well-fed when feelin g hungry, being cheeiiul in the time of sorrow and befriending the enemy.”
  • MUINUDDM CHISHTI –”Without prayer none can approach Allah… The heart of a lo ver of Allah constantly burns with the fire of love, so much so that whatever intrudes upon its s anctity is burnt to ashes.”
  • MUNDAKA UPANISHAD –”The atman, resplendent and pure, whom the sinless disciples behold residing within the body, is attained by unceasing practice of truthfulness, austerity, right knowledge and continence.”
  • NAHJUL BALAGA –”That knowledge is very superficial which remains only on your tongue, the intrinsic merit and value of knowledge is that you act up to it.”
  • NISARGADATTA MAHAM –”When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of non-duality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being. In the state of non-duality all separation ceases.”
  • OSCAR WILDE –”If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.”
  • OSHO –”Ecstasy is our very nature; to be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That’s why you look so tired because misery is really hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against nature… Experience life in all possible ways – good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter… All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be – don’t try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.”
  • OSHO –”Just be alone, sit silently, and look into the darkness. Become one with the dark, disappear into it. Look at the stars – feel the distance, the silence the emptiness, and use night for your meditation. Sitting in bed doing nothing.. .just feeling. Many are completely unaware of the beauties of the night… It is the right time for meditation.”
  • OSHO –”Seeking is needed, but then comes a point when seeking has to be dropped. The boat is needed to cross the river but then comes a moment when you have to get out of the boat and forget all about it and leave it behind… And the day the search stopped, the day i was not seeking for something, the day i was not expecting something to happen, it started happening. A new energy arose – out of nowhere. Seeking is always for the far, seeking is always for the distant – and it was not distant. I had become far-sighted… the eyes had become focused on the horizon, and they had lost the quality to see that which is just close, surrounding you.”
  • PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA –”Ever-new joy is God. He is inexhaustible… Devotees like yourself who have found the way j to God never dream of I exchanging Him for any I other happiness; He is I seductive beyond | thought of competition.”
  • PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA –”Fear nothing else, but try to fear fear… Remember, no matter what your tests are, you are not too weak to fight. God will not suffer you to be tempted more than you are able to bear.”
  • PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA –”Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature.”
  • PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA –”The human being has two sides-one visible, the other invisible. With open eyes you behold objective creation and yourself in it. With closed eyes, you see nothing (a dark void only); yet your consciousness is keenly aware and operative. In deep meditation, you penetrate the darkness behind closed eyes and also you behold the Light from which all creation emerges.”
  • PARMENIDES OF ELEA –”That which exists, is that which is timeless, uniform and unchanging. What is, cannot perish. For what exists, there is neither coming into being nor destruction. You either are, or you are not at all. What exists is now, all at once, the one and continuous. It is not divisible since it is all alike; there is not any more or less of it in one place which might prevent it from holding together. All is full of what is. All is one to me. Where I am to begin, I shall return there again.”
  • PATANJALI –”The impressions of past action, stored deep in the mind, are the seeds of desire. They ripen into action in seen and unseen ways – if not in this life, then in a future one.”
  • PATANJALI –”When the mind develops the power of stabilizing on the smallest size as well as on the greatest one, then the mind comes under control.”
  • PAUL TILLICH –”Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by the infinite.”
  • PHAEDRUS –”Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.”
  • PRECEPTS –”Life is art./The whole llie of man is Self-expression./ The individual is an expression of God. We suffer if we do not express ourselves.”
  • PROPHET MUHAMMAD –”Do you love your Creator? Love your fellow-beings first.”
  • PROPHET MUHAMMAD –”When a servant thinks of Me, I am near. When he invokes Me, I am with him. If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret, And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly, I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly.”
  • QURAN –”0 mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another Truly, the most honourec of you in God’s sight is the greatest of you in piety.”
  • QURAN –”Allah giveth life to you then causeth you to die then gathereth you unto the Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. But most of mankind knows not.”
  • QURAN –”God has endeared the faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He has made hateful to you unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness – a grace and favour from God.”
  • QURAN –”He is the Living One; there is no God but He call upon Him, giving Him sincere devotion. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds!”
  • QURAN –”He is the Living One; there is no god but He: call upon Him, giving Him sincere devotion. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds!”
  • QURAN –”Men and women are protecting friends one of another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His messenger.”
  • QURAN –”The month of Ramzan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs the guidance and the criterion. So whoever of you sights the crescent on the first night of the month, he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month.”
  • QURAN –”Their reward at there Lord is the gardens of Eden with flowing streams, wherein they abide forever. God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. Such is the reward for those who reverence their Lord.”
  • QURAN –”Whosoever saves th life of one person it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.”
  • R S JNANESH –”What is real is that which exists in life and disappears from the body in death.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”Love is the only reality, and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”The self-expression of God is in the endless variety of creation; and our attitude towards the Infinite Being must also in its expression have a variety of individuality -ceaseless and unending.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, 0 thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder.”
  • RADHANATH SWAMI –”Do not take this material world so seriously because it is always changing. Something terrible that you take so seriously today is going to change tomorrow.”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>o <!–[endif]–>RADHANATH SWAMI –”If we go deeper into our connection to God, we will find an inner reality so deep and satisfying that it lifts the consciousness to a place where we could deal with the effects of unforeseeable fate with a stable, detached mind.”

  • RALPH W EMERSON –”Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness – an open and noble temper.”
  • RALPH W EMERSON –”There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.”
  • RALPH WALDO EMERSON –”Religion is fo do right It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.”
  • RALPH WALDO EMERSON –”The April winds are magical. And thrill our tuneful frames; the garden-walks are passional To bachelors and dames.”
  • RAM DASS –”It isn’t true that everyone should foil one path. Listen to your on truth.”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>o <!–[endif]–>RAMACHANDRA BENDRE –”In the oneness of you and me A song was born in the soul.”

  • RAMAKRISHNA PARAMAHANSA –”If you desire to live in the world unattached you should first practice devotion in solitude for some time… you should meditate constantly upon God and pray to Him for Divine Love.”
  • RAMAYANA –”Duty, the essence of which is truth, is said to be the root of all in this world; it is truth that is the support of duty; everything has truth as its basis; there is nothing greater than the truth.”
  • RIBHU GITA –”By constantly cultivating this pure thought, get rid of impure thoughts. Then, discarding even that thought and always being in the state of fullness, you will become the non-dual and undifferentiated Supreme Being and attain liberation.”
  • RIG VEDA –”Faith is composed of the heart’s intention./ Light comes through faith./ Through faith men come to prayer,/ Faith in the morning, faith at noon and at the setting of the sun./ 0 Faith, give us faith!”
  • RIG VEDA –”He who gives liberally goes straight to the gods; on the high ride of heaven he stands exalted.”
  • RIG VEDA –”Sindhu in might surpasses all the rivers that flow. The roar of the river is lifted up to heaven above the earth; it puts forth endless vigour with a flash of light… Even as cows with milk rush to their calves, so other rivers roar into the Sindhu. As a warrior king leads other warriors, so does Sindhu lead other rivers…”
  • ROBERT A HEINLEIN –”Blessed is he who knows himself and commands himself, for the world is his and love and happiness and peace walk with I him wherever he goes.”
  • ROBIN SHARMA –”Get up early. I dare you to do it for a few weeks. Your life is too precious a thing to waste. You know that you can be bigger than you currently are. So join The 5 O’clock Club. Win The Battle of The Bed. Put mind over mattress. Get up early. And as Benjamin Franklin once noted: “There will be plenty of time to sleep when you are dead.”
  • RUDYARD KIPLING –”I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.”
  • S RADHAKRISHNAN –”We need to free ourselves of practical interests that are bound up with our exterior and material life. The chief concern is a disciplined disinterestedness. We need to develop the power to see things as a free, undistorted intelligence would see them. For this, we must get ourselves out of the way.”
  • SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL –”Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favourable light at all times and under all circumstances.”
  • SANT RAJINDER SINGH –”The journey back to God starts with crying out to God. Then, we must listen to the response coming from God. We will then be put in touch with the divine Light and Sound of God. This internal music will carry us from this world to the Beyond.”
  • SHEIKH ANSARI –”Any eye filled with the vision of this world/ cannot see the attributes of the Hereafter,/ Any eye filled with the attributes of the Hereafter/ would be deprived of the Jamal or beauty of Divine Oneness.”
  • SHIH’TUO –”Within light there is darkness, but do not try to understand that darkness. Within darkness there is light, but do not look for that light. Light and darkness is a pair, like the foot before and the foot behind in walking.”
  • SIDDHASWARUPANANDA PARAMAHAMSA –”The search for wisdom is a great challenge; to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge.”
  • SILVER BIRCH –”Life is always a polarity. If there were no darkness there would be no light… If the sun always shone you would not appreciate it.”
  • SIMON BARNES –”Everywhere you look, you find stories of people who have taken the sport out of sport…”
  • SIVANANDA –”Look within. Within you is the hidden God. Within you is the immortal Soul. Within you is the inexhaustible spiritual treasure. Within you is the ocean of bliss. Look within for the happiness you have sought in vain.”
  • SOCRATES –”The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.”
  • SOPHIA LOREN –”Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
  • SRI AUROBINDO –”Death is but changing of our robes to wait In wedding garments at the EtemaTs gate.”
  • SRI CHINMOY –”Death is not the end Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide.”
  • SRI CHINMOY –”How do you meditate? You meditate with an in ner cry. There should be an inner cry here, in the heart. The outer cry is ego-centred; it wants name and fame… While v ou are feeling this inner cry, you try to make the mind absolutely calm and quiet. If a thought enters your mind, you try to reject it. Cry within. Meditate within. Dive within. Your inner achievements will far outweigh your outer imperfections.”
  • SRI CHINMOY –”Life is eternal. It existed before birth and it will exist after death. Life also exists between birth and death. It is beyond birth and death. Life is infinite.”
  • SRI CHINMOY –”We can change the world, but not improve it, if we do not have peace.”
  • SRI CHINMOY –”You want to change the world. The world wants to change you. You and the world should stop thinking of changing each other. Just allow a third person to do the needful. You know who mean: God the only Doer.”
  • SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”Their comings and goings in reincarnation do not end; through death and rebirth, they are wasting away.”
  • SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”You may chant and meditate, practise austerities and self-restraint, and dwell at sacred shrines of pilgrimage; you may give donations to charity, and perform good deeds, but without the True One, what is the use of it all?”
  • SRI RAMAKRISHNA –”It is possible for a man to see the forms of God, or to think of Him as a Person, only so long as he is conscious that he is a devotee. From the standpoint of discrimination this ‘ego of a devotee’ keeps him a little away from God.”
  • SRI RAMAKRISHNA –”Wherever there is action – creation, preservation and destruction – there isShakti. Water is water whether it is calm or disturbed. That one Abso- lute Existence-Intelligence-Bliss is the eternal intelligent Energy that creates, preserves and destroys the universe.”
  • SRI SATHYA SAI BABA –”If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him.”
  • SRI SATHYA SAIBABA –”Cut the T feeling clean across and let your ego die on the Cross, to endow on you Eternity. ”
  • SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR –”hen you react, what happens? You regret after wards. Reaction happens through an emotional up surge. When someone says something you don’t like, your emotions swell up. Anything you do in an emotionally disturbed state, you repent afterwards. When emotions are on peak, the intellect goes in background. Your actions are.. .from the intellect and your reactions are from emotions.”
  • SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR –”When your heart opens up tears come, it’s natural. Let it be. Scriptures say that tears of love are so precious that even angels run to collect them. Tears of love and gratitude make our life rich and fulfilled. Just be happy and keep your heart clean and soft. When you doubt, when you are angry or frustrated, your heart and feelings get hardened. With knowledge and wisdom, your heart remains soft and supple…”
  • ST JOHN, EPISTLE –”Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God. Everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God. For God is love.”
  • SULTAN BAHU –”The river of oneness has surged,/quenching the thirst of deserts and wastelands./ If you don’t nurture God’s love in your heart,/ you will be dry and parched like those deserts.”
  • SUN MYUNG MOON –”There is no limit to joy. When you are standing in the love of God, every cell in your body jumps for joy.”
  • SUN TZU –”Know yourself and you will win all battles.”
  • SUTTA NIPATA –”By faith you shall be free and go beyond the world of death.”
  • SWAMI KRIPALU –”Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of yoga.”
  • SWAMI SUKHABODHANANDA –”Ego is a disconnection with existence. By operating from ego one is against the wholeness. To be inwardly nothing, is to be part of that wholeness and in harmony with the whole.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANA –”We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship or psychic control or philosophy-by one or more or all of these and be free.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, both external and internal. Do this either by work, worship psychic control or philosophy and be free.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”If you have faith in the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, and in all the gods which others have introduced into your midst, and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves and stand upon that faith and be strong.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”In Vedic times, women taught the highest truths and received the same veneration as men… Women must not be discouraged from finding their own solutions to their problems.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”Now, do you believe you could be what you are today, had you not made those mistakes before? Bless your mistakes, then. They have been angels unawares… In this battlefield, the dust of mistakes must be raised. Those who are so thin-skinned that they cannot bear the dust, let them get out of the ranks.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”When we really begin to live in the world, then we understand what is meant by brotherhood or mankind, and not before.”
  • TAITTIRIYA UPANISHAD –”The Self in man and in the sun are one. Those who understand this see through the world And go beyond the various sheaths of being To realise the unity of life. Those who realize that all life is one Are at home everywhere and see themselves in all beings.”
  • THE DALAI LAMA –”There is no need to mention the great difference between the extent of satisfaction there is in just oneself being happy and the boundless joy there is in an infinite number of people being happy.”
  • THE DALAI LAMA –”True happiness comes from a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.”
  • THE DALAI LAMA –”While working to achieve inner peace and happiness, it is helpful to think of them as our inner demons, for like demons, they can haunt us, causing nothing but misery. That state beyond such negative emotions and thoughts, beyond all sorrow, is called nirvana.”
  • THE DALAI LAMA XIV –”No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
  • THE DALAI LAMA XIV –”This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
  • THE XIV DALAI LAMA –”Along with education which generally deals only with academic complishments, we need to develop more altruism and a sense of caring and responsibility for others.”
  • TIBETAN BUDDHISM –”Your mind is madeup of light. We call it the dharmakaya the clear light of reality. The tran scendental eternal light is everywhere. It’s the light of God or whatever you want to call it.”
  • TIMOTHY –”Train yourself in godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
  • UNKNOWN –”In each life, we are reborn in accordance with our karma, which is simply the cumulative effect of our actions. We see our life as a series of actions which have consequences; everything we do is part of a web of consequences which affects others, and thus every action has a ‘reaction’. Our life is about living out the effects of these reactions, and we are reborn having to continually live out the debts that come with negative actions, until we end the cycle of birth and death by bearing out our karma. Dharma, then, or ‘duty’, is simply that which we must do in each life – each day, even – in order to restore the rightful balance of karma.”
  • UTTARADHYAYANA SUTRA –”Without faith there is no knowledge, without knowledge there is no virtuous conduct, without virtues there is no deliverance, and without deliverance there is no perfection (nirvana).”
  • VEDANTA –”What did you bring with you, which you have lost” What did you produce, which has destroyed? You did not bring anything when you were born. You came emptyhanded and you will go the same way. Whatever is yours today was somebody else’s yesterday and will be somebody else’s tomorrow. Change is the law of the universe.”
  • WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS –”Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.”
  • YOGA VASISHTA –”Just as the sky is stained by dust, smoke and clouds, so also the pure Self in contact with the qualities ofmaya is soiled by them.”



Source by Mr. Ashok Sharma

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