Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.Paramhansa Yogananda
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.Marcus Aurelius
To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possesions. When you at last give your life bringing in alignment to your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.Peace Pilgrim
To live worthily with self-respect, one has to over come difficulties. It is out of hard and ceaseless struggle alone that one derives strength, confidence and recognition.BR Ambedkar
Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.Osho
Fear is there simply because you are not living with life, you are living in your mind.Jaggi Vasudev
All your fears should be examined so that you can remain fearless as long as you live.Swami Rama
Do we not realise that self -respect comes with self-reliance?A P J Abdul Kalam
A man’s value depends upon his courage and resolution, his veracity depends upon his traits of nobility and his chastity depends upon his sense of honour.Hazrat Ali
Don’t hurt your heart. Even if others hurt you it is up to you to accept the hurt and take it to heart. If you don’t accept, it returns back to the giver.Shuddhananda Brahmachari
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.M K Gandhi
Keep up a daily inner smile to fortify a positive attitude no matter what happens.Paula Horan
The great lesson to learn of life is the need of giving out from the abundance of one’s self in order to be ever abundant within one’s self.Walter Russel
Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish.Deepak Chopra
Love expects no reward. Love knows no fear. Love Divine gives – does not demand: Love thinks no evil; imputes no motive. To love is to share and serve.Swami Sivananda
Fear arises through identification with form, whether it is material possession, physical body, social role, self-image, thought or an emotion. You are trapped in object consciousness, unaware of the dimension of inner space which alone is true freedom.Eckhart Tolle
If you completely put aside every form of belief, then there is no fear whatsoever.Jiddu Krishnamurti
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do any thing but be yourself.Lao Tzu
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?Albert Camus
“A person is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.”Eric Hoffer
ஒழுகு, ஒழுக்கு. இது இரண்டும் சேர்ந்தது ஒழுக்கம். தன்வினையும் பிறவினையுமாக நான் என்ன செய்கிறேனோ, அதை சமூகமும் பின்பற்றி செய்யுமானால் அது ஒழுக்கம்.
கண்ணில் காண்பதும் ரசிப்பதும் அழிந்துபோகும்
kaNNil kaaNbadhum rasippadhum azhindhupOgum
What is seen by eyes and enjoyed will be destroyed
இந்த உடலெனும் காயமும் அழிந்துபோகும்
indha udalenum kaayamum azhindhupOgum
This assembly of parts called body will be destroyed
ஊன்பொருள் தீக்கிரை அழிந்துபோகும்
oonporuL theekkirai azhindhupOgum
Fleshy matter, the food of fire, will be destroyed
இந்த உலகமும் பிரபஞ்சமும் அழிந்துபோகும்
indha ulagamum prabanjamum azhindhupOgum
This world and universe will be destroyed
உடலினை நிஜமென எண்ணி எண்ணி
udalinai niJamena eNNi eNNi
Thinking and considering the body to be true
தினம் உயிரை மாய்த்தவர் கோடி கோடி
thinam uyirai maaithavar kOdi kOdi
Daily lives perish in crores of crores
கோடிப்பணமும் அழிந்து போகும்
koadippaNamum azhindhu poagum
Crores of money will be destroyed
இந்த உலகமும் பிரபஞ்சமும் அழிந்துபோனாலும்
indha ulagamum prabanjamum azhindhupOnaalum
Even if this world and universe are destroyed
அழியாதது உன் பாதம்
azhiyaadhadhu un paadham
Eternal are your feet
பனித்த சடையும் பவளம் போல் மேனியும்
panitha sadaiyum pavaLam pOl mEniyum
Wet locks of hair and coral like body
அழியாதது உன் நாமம்
azhiyaadhadhu un naamam
Eternal is your name
Nama Shivayam Nama Shivayam
கரையாதது மானுட பாவம்
karaiyaadhadhu maanuda paavam
Insoluble is human sin
ஒன்பது குடில்களும் ஆறடி உடம்பும்
onbadhu kudilkaLum aaRadi udampum
Nine spaces and a body six feet
தவறாது என் பற்றறுத்து
thavaRaadhu en patRaRuthu
Without fail cut my attachments
ஏற்றுக்கொள் நடுவா நமச்சிவாயம்
aetRukkoL naduvaa namachchivaayam
Accept me, Server of justice, I bow to you Shiva
நந்தவனத்தில் ஓர் ஆண்டி
nandhdhavanathil Or aaNdi
In the park was a beggar
பத்துமாதமாய்க் குயவனை வேண்டி
pathumaadhamaayk kuyavanai vENdi
For ten months he pleaded the potter
அன்று கொண்டு வந்தான் ஒரு தோண்டி
andRu koNdu vandhaan oru thONdi
On that day brought a pot
அதைக் கூத்தாடி போட்டுடைத்தாண்டி
athai koothaadi pOttudaithaaNdi
Which he broke by dancing around
மீண்டும் பிறந்து அழிந்து பிறந்து
meeNdum piRandhdhu azhindhdhu piRandhdhu
Again being born, dead and born
வஞ்சகம் செய்து தன்னைக் கொண்டாடி
vanjagam seydhu thannaik koNdaadi
Performing deceptions and celebrating the self
உடல் அழிந்து இறுதியில் மண்ணோடு சமாதி
udal azhindhdhu iRudhiyil maNNoadu samaadhi
The body is destroyed and is buried in sand
மும்மலங்களும் அடக்கும் மேனி
mummalangaLum அடக்கும் mEni
Three defects are bound in the body
மெய்ப்பொருள் கண்டு விளங்குமே ஞானி
meyporuLk kaNdu viLanggumae gyaani
The truth is seen and understood by the wise
நித்திரை கலைய நினைவோடிருப்போர்
nithirai kalaiya ninaivoadiruppoar
Awoken from slumber, the ones in their senses
முத்திரை காண உயர்பவர் அன்றோ
muthirai kaaNa uyarpavarandRoa
Raise up to witness the mudra
Killing creatures of the land
Eating what is cooked
Leaving behind what was lost
Taking what was won over
ஆறாத காயம் ருசிப்பது மாட்டார்
aaRaadha kaayam rusippadhu maattaar
Unhealed wounds should not be probed into
தலைகூத்த மார்பை ரசிப்பதற்கு ஒப்பு
thalaigootta maarpai rasippadhaRku oppu
It is like admiring the breast of a headless corpse
ஊழ்வினை உன் வினை
oozhvinai un vinai
Fate, originates in your action
தன்னைச்சுடும் வினை முன் வினை
thannaichchudum vinai mun vinai
Fate that hurts self, is earlier action
அதன் முன் வணங்கிடு தலைவனை
adhan mun vaNanggidu thalaivanai
Before it, worship the Leader
சேர்வாய் காலனை உதைத்த நாயன் நடுவனை
saervaay kaalanai udhaitha naayan naduvanai
You will join, the Lord who kicked yama, Who serves justice
One who is complete, God
Once who is the cause, Bringer of death
One with the might of an elephant, I bow to Shiva
மரணமே வருக வருக
maraNamae varuga varuga
Death! Come, come.
அவன் இருக்க பயம் ஒழிக ஒழிக
avan irukka payam ozhiga ozhiga
In His presence, fear is destroyed
சந்தன குங்கும சாந்தும் பரிமளமும்
sandhdhana kungguma saanthum parimaLamum
Amidst sandal, vermillion paste and fragrances
வித்தைகள் அனைத்தும்கூத்த காமுகனும்
vithaigaL anaithumkootha kaamuganum
Pervert who can play all tricks
காந்தக்கண் கொண்டிருக்கும் மாதவரும் கன்னியரும்
kaandhdhakkaN koNdirukkum maadhavarum kanniyarum
Men and women with eyes like magnet
வெந்த சதை வெந்த சதை நாளை பார் வெந்த சதை
vendhdha sadhai vendhdha sadhai naaLai paar vendhdha sadhai
Watch them all turn to burnt flesh tomorrow
The water bubble will burst
Life will escape the cage
Even shouting wont be possible
Sack cloth will conceal it
It does not matter what is above or below
It does not matter if it is you or me
உயிர்போகும் தருவாயில் ஈசனே சரணாகதி
uyirpoagum tharuvaayil eesanae saraNaagadhi
At the moment of death, God is the only refuge
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.Dale Carnegie
Be yourself and go back to your roots. Accept what you are. Because if I’m a monkey, if I know I’m a monkey and I accept that I am a monkey, I have no stress at all. But most of us, we know we are monkeys, but we want to show to the world we are tigers. Here is stress. Because every second you have to act like a tiger. Because if something slips, your “monkeyness” will be seen by the society. So the biggest stress is : “You don’t know who you are”
Professor BM Hegde
It was a costly lesson, and it taught me that if you give up who you are there is no one left for the other person to love, and no one left to do the loving.Dushka Zapata, On Quora
An unhealthy relationship is loving something that is incapable of loving you back. That is always a sign that it is not a connection with your Higher Self: Watching TV, computer games, wine – these are simple examples.Susan Pearce, OM-Less?: An Irreverent Guide to Knowing Grace (p. 53)
“In order for the forest to be green, each tree must be green.”Susan Pearce, OM-Less?: An Irreverent Guide to Knowing Grace (p. 140).
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”Thich Nhat Hanh
What are riches – grandeur – health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; – and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair – to the anguish of an afflicted one!Ann Radcliffe
Wisdom can boast no higher attainment than happiness.Ann Radcliffe
Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.Charlotte Clemensen Taylor
What is called chance is the instrument of Providence and the secret agent that counteracts what men call wisdom, and preserves order and regularity, and continuation in the whole, for … I firmly believe, notwithstanding all our complaints, that almost every person upon earth tastes upon the totality more happiness than misery; and therefore if we could correct the world to our fancies, and with the best intentions imaginable, probably we should only produce more misery and confusion.
Horace Walpole (1904). “The letters of Horace Walpole: fourth earl of Orford”
“If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield, Page 28 of Buddha’s Little Instruction Book
The mind always takes us to the past or the future. In the present, the mind cannot exist. In the present, there is no need, no use of the mind. One is only aware. By focusing the mind long enough on the present, the mind automatically dissolves.
112 Meditations, Ranjit Chaudhri
If love can fade, then so can pain.https://www.instagram.com/p/BTaDuOjBX1_/
Who are you when all the things that feed your ego fall away?-butterfliesrising.com
Reproduced from Quora
Answered Apr 6, 2017
Dada Bhagwan, May the World Attain Happiness that I have attained.
In reality, a non-vegetarian diet is not good for those who wish to live a spiritual life.
When we kill a chicken or any living being for that matter, they feel fear and pain. They want to live and are afraid of being killed. Therefore, the atoms of fear and pain that arise within them when they are killed it is present in their bodies and as a result enter our body when we consume them.
Spirituality is going towards non-violence. While eating meat, means supporting violence.
Everything we eat is living. Non-vegetarian food (for
One may say that there is some violence even if we eat one-sense developed living beings, but the Lord does not forbid their consumption. This is because one-sensed organisms do not contain pus or meat. When we cut vegetables or fruits they do not run away from us out of fear, so we can eat it them without hesitation.
Here are thoughts by some famous people around the world on eating non-veg food:
George Bernard Shaw, playwright and Nobel Prize winner, “My body is not a graveyard! It is not a cemetery for chickens. I want to be a civilized man.”
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics; it is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming other living beings, we will be classified as savages.” – Thomas Edison famous scientist.
“People eat meat and think that they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.” – Pino Caruso (Italian writer)
“Will you be able to look at an animal’s eye and say, “My hunger is more important than your suffering?” – Moby (American musician and photographer)
If you cannot stop eating non-veg food immediately, at least change your opinion by asking for forgiveness with repentance (pratikraman). In addition, start trying different vegetarian foods, there are varieties of food available as per your taste. First, change your opinion that you want to be vegetarian, then things will follow.
For one to understand spiritual knowledge, a pure vegetarian diet is required, because the coverings from the vegetarian diet are comparatively thin, so one can maintain higher awareness.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are oriented toward the soul. Though ideally applicable for all faithful, not everyone is considered capable or obligated to perform the first three Spiritual Works of Mercy before they possess the proper tact, knowledge or canonical training to do so. The remaining four Spiritual Works of Mercy are considered to be an obligation of all faithful to practice unconditionally.
The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy and their Holy Scripture references are:
Admonish the Sinner
(Proverbs 27:17, Luke 15:7; 17:3 2 Timothy 4:2 )
Instruct the Ignorant
(Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 16:14-18 Luke 24:47-49 John 20:21 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 4:1-5 )
Counsel the Doubtful
(Matthew 13:18-23 Mark 4:13-20; 9:14-29 Luke 8:11-15 John 14:27)
Bear Wrongs Patiently
(Matthew 5:38-48 Luke 6:27-36 1 Peter 2:18-19)
Forgive Offenses Willingly
(Matthew 6:14-15; 18:15-35 Mark 11:25 Luke 11:1-4; 17:1-4 )
Comfort the Afflicted
(Psalms 9:8-11; 22:23-27, Psalms 27:4-5; 30:2-4, Psalms 46:2; 55:22, Psalms 56; 71:20-22, Psalms 116; 119:49-50 Jeremiah 29:11-14 Lamentations 3:21-24, 31-33 Nahum 1:7-8 Matthew 11:28-30 John 14:15-18, 27; 16:22-23
2 Corinthians 5:17 1 Peter 5:5-11 Revelation 21:4
Pray for the Living and the Dead
(2 Maccabees 38-46)
1. To feed the hungry
2. To give drink to the thirsty
3. To clothe the naked
4. To give shelter to travellers
5. To visit the sick
6. To visit the imprisoned and
7. To bury the dead
The pain will not go away by getting angry or bitter, it will go away when you learn to accept life’s challenges with grace and ease.
What you love you empower
What you fear you empower
What you empower you attract
If a moment of anger can be extremely destructive, it is equally true that a moment of heartfelt love or compassion can be tremendously constructive.
-Geshe Sonam Rinchen, How Karma Works
Everything exists in dependence on other factors and is thus free from the two extremes: the extreme of reified objective existence and the extreme of nonexistance.
-Geshe Sonam Rinchen, How Karma Works
Give up learning, and put an end to your troubles.
Is there a difference between yes and no?
Is there a difference between good and evil?
Must I fear what others fear? What nonsense!
Other people are contented, enjoying the sacrificial feast of the ox.
In spring some go to the park, and climb the terrace,
But I alone am drifting not knowing where I am.
Like a new-born babe before it learns to smile,
I am alone, without a place to go.
Other have more than they need, but I alone have nothing.
I am a fool. Oh, yes! I am confused.
Other men are clear and bright,
But I alone am dim and weak.
Other men are sharp and clever,
But I alone am dull and stupid.
Oh, I drift like the waves of the sea.
Without direction, like the restless wind.
Everyone else is busy,
But I alone am aimless and depressed.
I am different.
I am nourished by the great mother.
(translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English)
“The shell must be broken before the bird can fly.”– Jennifer Worth
“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.”
– James C. Collins
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”
– Lance Armstrong
In the Buddhist lineage, knowledge is not handed down like an antique. One teacher experiences the truth of the teachings and hands it down as an inspiration to his students. That inspiration wakens the student who passes it on further. The teachings are seen as always up to date, they are not thought of as “ancient wisdom”.
It is like a recipe for bread. Each baker must apply his general knowledge of how to bake bread, but each time it is cooked completely fresh.Jane Hope and Borin Van Loon
Introducing Buddha: A graphic guide