Let silence take you to the core of life.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Contact and unity with the soul bring understanding and answers your questions. God has so designed us that within each of us there is a special classroom, an inner sanctum, designed for inner communion. Within this classroom, your master teacher expects and awaits you. Seek the presence of this Master Within. No one can enter this classroom except you. The Master is always there.
-Lonnie C. Edwards (Spiritual Laws that govern the Universe)
Perfectionism is the smart person’s version of procrastination.
The greatest journeys are the ones that bring you home.
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kāmamaya evāyaṃ puruṣa iti
You are what your deep, driving desire is
sa yathākāmo bhavati tatkratur bhavati
As your desire is, so is your will
yatkratur bhavati tat karma kurute
As your will is, so is your deed
yat karma kurute tad abhisaṃpadyate
As your deed is, so is your destiny
Sometimes the most courageous act is what you don’t do.
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Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being.
God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open.
-Hazrat Inayat Khan
Karma is like the fruit of a mango tree. The mango will yield the tree and the tree will yield the mango and the cycle continues.
-Niruben Amin, The Science of Karma
The law of karma, blessed ones, is not intended to act as a lash, to tear apart the souls of men. The law of karma is intended to instruct and to cause mankind to approach the throne of grace without fear, with the clearness of mind and being that will render them able to receive the pure vibratory action of Almighty God.
-Annice Booth, The Path to Your Ascension
For the keynote of the law of Karma is equilibrium, and nature is always working to restore that equilibrium whenever through man’s acts it is disturbed.
-Christmas Humphreys, Karma and Rebirth
The Yogi gains freedom from the wheel of rebirth by sacrificing thinking for being.
-Jonn Mumford, Karma Manual
The seeds of destiny already stored as a result of former lives, but which have not yet begun to germinate…they have not yet begun to sprout, mature and transform themselves into the harvest of life.
-Heinrich Zimmer, Philosophies of India
There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us the merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
-Friedrich Schiller, 1759-1805
When the thought has no customers, the thought vanishes.
Take to the natural rosary of the breath which being endless continuation has no knots and needs no reversal at all.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
The cost of not following your heart, is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.
It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose, larger-than-the-self kind of understanding.
Lots of people will give you advice… and depending on how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid.
You have to learn to ask questions in a way that will elicit more nuanced answers, rather than the answers you would like to get.
We must measure what leads to results, not simply what is easy to measure.
Competiton makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.
-Carlos Slim Helu
It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Supporting any action, with the claim, “I am doing it,” is karma. Claiming doership of any action, binds karma. To support the action with the belief ‘I am the doer’ is called binding the karma. It is this support of the belief of ‘doership’ that binds karma. If you know that you are not the doer and are aware of who the true doer is, ‘I am not the doer’ and ‘who is the doer’ then the action will not have any support and the karma will be shed.
Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
-Albert Camus (1913-1960)
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cause Change & Lead
Accept Change & Survive
Resist Change & Die
–Ray Norda, Chairman, Novell
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
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 Brahman of the Hindus, like the Dharmakaya of the Buddhists, and the Tao of the Taoists, can be seen, perhaps, as the ultimate unified field, from which spring not only the phenomena studied in physics, but all other phenomena as well.
In the Eastern view, the reality underlying all phenomena is beyond all forms (e.g. beyond a god) and defies all description and specification. It is, therefore, often said to be formless, empty, or void. But this emptiness is not to be taken for mere nothingness. It is, on the contrary, the essence of all forms and the source of all life.
-Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics
Today, it is fully established that physical atoms are comprised of a menagerie of subatomic units such as quarks, bosons and fermions. Interestingly, particle physicists perceive these fundamental atomic units as vortices of energy resembling nano-tornados.
-Bruce Lipton, Steve Bhaerman (Spontaneous Evolution)
There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality.
The field is the sole governing agency of the particle.
Spiritual awakening does not take us further from the world. It brings us closer.
Spiritual awakening does not separate us. It connects us.
Spiritual awakening is not about my bliss in the midst of your misery.
Spiritual awakening, is awakening from the illusion, that who we are is based on what we earn, acquire or achieve; an awakening into the reality that each of us is an embodiment of the divine.
It is awakening out of the illusion of our separateness, into the reality of our oneness; a reality in which there is no place that I end and you begin.
It is awakening from a life that is in pieces into a life of peace.
–Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
Your self is much more important than your shelf.
-Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
Change can come in either of two important ways:
Start behaving positively or
Stop behaving negatively.
-Dr. Phil, TV host
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.
As a leader, you have to not only do the right thing, but be perceived to be doing the right thing.
A consequence of seeking a leadership position is being put under intense public scrutiny, being held to high standards, and enhancing a reputation that is constantly under threat.
—Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward (Firing Back)
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.
-John D. MacDonald (Novelist, 1916-1986)