” In the ordinary man, when a thought occurs, the ego takes delivery of it as ‘my thought’ and gets involved. In the Enlightened sage, when a thought arises, witnessing happens, and involvement with the thought does not take place.”Ramana Maharshi
Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.
– Jean Paul Sartre
Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone.Jayme Hoffman
Space is motionless, pure, and clean. In the same way, Parabrahman (Absolute Reality) is clean, pure and motionless. In this Parabrahman was born the power “to know.” Brahman, or Atman, means knowing oneself. Moolamaya (Primordial Illusion), etc., are merely names. Some say that space is Brahman. Awareness has many names like Ishwara, Atman, Shiva, etc. But its true nature is Parabrahman. It has no name. That is why it is said to be beyond Brahman (Para means beyond). The impulse of Awareness is the Primordial Illusion. Everything except Parabrahman has names, and everything that has a name, perishes. Whatever has a name does not have a permanent existence, and therefore, it is absolutely false.Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, Book “Amrut Laya”
Earn with integrity, spend with compassion.Radhanath Swami
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.
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).
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
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
There is no wealth but life.-John Ruskin
How do we come to think of things, rather than of processes in this absolute flux? By shutting our eyes to the successive events. It is an artificial attitude that makes sections in the stream of
changeand calls them things. When we shall know the truth of things, we shall realize how absurd it is for us to worship isolated products of the incessant series of transformations as though they were eternal and real. Life is no thingor state of a thing, but a continuous movement or change.
– Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
“Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque. ”
― U. G. Krishnamurti