The following are the attributes of the peaceful mind:
- Does not crave for fame and recognition
- Does not interfere with the world till needed or requested
- Does not attempt to create an environment of selfishness
- Does not idle
- Does not desire to work for more than what is needed
- Does not wander
- Does not become jealous
- Does not drive actions which can be regretted later
- Does not fail to be grateful
- Does not grieve over what cannot be changed
- Does not hold grudges
- Does not retain unpleasant memories
Neti, neti. Not so, not so.
सतसंगत्वे , निसंगत्वे ।
निसंगत्वे , निरमोहत्वे।।
निरमोहत्वे , निश्चलतत्वम ।
निश्चलतत्वे ,जिवनमुक्ति ।।
सत् के सगंत मे हो तो, बुराइयां आप का साथ छोड़ देगी।
बुराई का साथ छुटेगा तो,मोह माय़ा से मुक्त हो जाओगे ।।
मोह माया छुटने पर ,समभाव की भावना आती है ।
समभाव की भावना से, जिवन की मुक्ति होती है।।
The what-ifs and the should-haves will eat your brain.
-John O’ Callaghan
Sarvam khalvidam brahma
tajjalaniti santa upasita
atha khalu kratumayah puruso
bhavati tathetah pretya bhavati
sa kratum kurvita
-Chandogya Upanishad, 3.14.1
All this is Brahman.
(This) is born from, dissolves in, and exists in That.
Therefore, one should meditate by becoming calm.
Because a person is identified with (one’s) conviction, (therefore) just as the conviction a person has in this world, so does one become after departing from here. Therefore one should shape one’s conviction.
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
-Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975)
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
-Jonathan Lockwood Hule
Being angry at someone will definitely hurt you whether it does or does not lead to a consequence for the other person. Letting go of your anger, can benefit your health by getting rid of negative emotions. In this context, forgiving does not mean forgetting, but rather coming to accept the fact that it happened.
Peace begins with a smile.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
असतो मा सद्गमय । Asatō mā sadgamaya
From untruth lead us to Truth.
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । tamasō mā jyōtirgamaya
From darkness lead us to Light.
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । mr̥tyōrmā amr̥taṁ gamaya
From death lead us to Immortality.
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28
In this world, if we just attach ourselves to the flow of truth which is eternal, we will find real peace.
One should not just tolerate insults and harsh words but also forgive with peaceful mind.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
A J Muste
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
It is so hard to forget pain, but it is even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.