Never forget and teach to your children that…

Never forget and teach to your children that as is the difference between a firefly and the blazing sun, between the infinite ocean and a little pond, between a mustard seed and the mountain Meru, such is the difference between the householder and the sannyasin!

Swami Vivekananda of the Puri order

Moko Kahan Dhundhere Bande – मोको कहां ढूढे रे बन्दे

 

मोको कहां ढूंढे रे बंदे
Moko Kahan Dhundhere Bande
Where are you searching for me, Oh Servant,

मैं तो तेरे पास में
Mein To Tere Paas Mein
I am with you

ना तीर्थ मे ना मूर्त में
Na Teerath Mein, Na Moorat Mein
Not in holy pilgrims, Not in images,

ना एकान्त निवास में
Na Ekant Niwas Mein
Not in solitary living

ना मंदिर में ना मस्जिद में
Na Mandir Mein, Na Masjid Mein
Not in a temple, not in a mosque,

ना काबे कैलास में
Na Kabe Kailas Mein
Not in Kabas or Kailash

ना मैं जप में ना मैं तप में
Na Mein Jap Mein, Na Mein Tap Mein
Not in praying, not in meditation,

ना मैं बरत उपास में
Na Mein Barat Upaas Mein
Not in ritual fasting

ना मैं किर्या कर्म में रहता
Na Mein Kiriya Karm Mein Rehta
Nor I live in action or karma

नहिं जोग सन्यास में
Nahin Jog Sanyas Mein
Neither in yoga or renunciation

नहिं प्राण में नहिं पिंड में
Nahin Pran Mein Nahin Pind Mein
Not in life force, Not in the flesh of body,

ना ब्रंह्याण्ड आकाश में
Na Brahmand Akas Mein
Not in universe or sky

ना मैं प्रकति प्रवार गुफा में
Na Mein Prakuti Prawar Gufa Mein
Not in the womb of nature,

नहिं स्वांसों की स्वांस में
Nahin Swasan Ki Swans Mein
Not in the breath of the breath

खोजि होए तुरत मिल जाउं
Khoji Hoye Turat Mil Jaoon
Search and I can be found quickly

इक पल की तालाश में
Ik Pal Ki Talas Mein
In a moment of search

कहत कबीर सुनो भई साधो
Kahet Kabir Suno Bhai Sadho
Says Kabir, listen brethren holy men,

मैं तो हूँ विश्वास में
Mein To Hun Viswas Mein
I exist in faith

Man often becomes what he believes himself to…

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 really 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.

-Mahatma Gandhi