Dark And Light

  • A SIBERIAN SAY ING –”If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.”
  • ABDUL BAHA –”There are imperfections in every human being, and you will always become unhappy if you look towards the people themselves… Therefore, do not look at the shortcomings of anybody; see with the sight of forgiveness.”
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN –”Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbour to compromise whenever you can.”
  • ACHARYA MAHAPRAGYA & APJABDULKALAM –”Science has revealed that the humanbody is made upofmillions and millions of atoms. The differences between one human being and another and between any 1 iving being and non-living being are all determined by the sequencing ofafew atoms. Any contact whatsoever of the j iva with the ajiva causes the former to suffer and therefore existence in this world inevitably means suffering. The only way out is for the j iva to liberate itself from the human condition.”
  • ADI GRANTH –”Says Nanak, The Master is a tree of contentment and forbearance; Righteousness its flower, enlightenment the fruit. This tree by joy in God keeps ever fresh and green; By practice of meditation is it ripened. With joy in the Lord is it consumed, By such as dispense the supreme charity of selfless action.”
  • ADI SHANKARACHARYA –”Shiva is able to function when united with Shakti; otherwise He is inert.”
  • AESCHYLUS –”When one is willing and eager, the gods join in.”
  • AESOP –”The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle’s own Lures. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.”
  • ALAN D FOSTER –”Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper… Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people but politics and art.”
  • ALAN WATTS –”A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.”
  • ALBERT CAMUS –”For centuries the deathpenalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists.”
  • ALBERT CAMUS –”It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”
  • ALBERT EINSTEIN –”The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all truf art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer paused wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead ; his eyes are closed.”
  • ALBERT EUNSTEIN –”We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
  • ANANDAMAYI MA –”The distress that is experienced burns to ashes all pleasures derived from worldly things. This is tapasya. The heartache, the anguish over the effect ofobstructions, is the beginning of an awakening to Consciousness. Remember, one is born to experience various kinds of joys and sorrows according to one’s desire. For the time being. God comes to you in the disguise of suffering. He is purifying you in this manner.”
  • ANDRE BRETON –”I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams…. Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.”
  • ANNIE BESANT –”Belief in karma ought to make life pure, strong, serene, and glad. Only our own deeds can hinder us; only our own will can fetter us. Once let men recognise this truth, and the hour of their liberation has struck. Nature cannot enslave the soul that by wisdom has gained power and uses both in love.”
  • ANONYMOUS –”A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”
  • APJ ABDUL KALAM –”The country is greater than the individual.”
  • ARTHUR CCLARKE –”Communication technologies are necessary, but not sufficient, for us humans to get along with, each other. Technology tools help us to gather and disseminate information, but we also need qualities like tolerance and compassion to achieve greater understanding between peoples and nations.”
  • ARTHUR CCLARKE –”Let’s be optimistic if only because it offers us the opportunity of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
  • ARTHUR CCLARKE –”The time has come for us to move our focus from the geeks to the meek. We need to turn digital communication tools to work for the poor and the disadvantaged.”
  • ARTHUR CCLARKE –”Who is an intellectual? He is someone educated beyond his intelligence.”
  • ARTHUR KOESTLER –”Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”
  • ATHARVA VEDA –”Earth, which has many heights and slopes and the unconfined plain that bind men together, Earth that bears plants of various healing powers, may she spread wide for us and thrive. Earth, in which lie the sea, the river, and other waters, in which food and cornfields have come to be, in which live all that breathes and that moves, may she confer on us the finest of her yield….”
  • ATHARVA VEDA –”He cannot be seen by the eye, and words cannot reveal Him. He cannot be reached by the senses, or by austerity or sacred actions. By the grace of wisdom and purity of mind, He can be seen, indivisible, in the silence of contemplation. This invisible Atman can be seen by the mind wherein the five senses are resting.”
  • ATHARVA VEDA –”Naturally, man has to seek all means of discovering the meaning of Life, for without knowing it, he is lost; he wanders from birth to birth, receiving knock after knock and is seldom the better for all the experience.”
  • AUROBINDO –”Mortality and pain Are mere conventions of a mightier stage.”
  • AUTHOR UNKNOWN –”Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
  • AUTHOR UNKNOWN –”We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.”
  • AYN RANDAnd what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn’t it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, and not the plumbing for the men?
  • AYYA KHEMA –”If we divide into camps…the world will never have peace…We must work on ourselves and also with those we condemn if we want to have a real impact.”
  • AYYAPPA PANIKER –”Grow new wings to catchup with science/ across the recesses of outer space./ The pioneers have unfurled their flags on the heights;/ break you your idols, and bless yourselves./ Nothing is empty any more, nothing is outside of us;/ The whole universe is filled with subtle sensations./ Where is our telescope, where our thermometer?”
  • BAHA’U’LLAH –”Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, tQ walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, 0 concourse of light!”
  • BAIDYANATH SARASWATI –”Man as microcosm transcends earthly limits through cosmic intelligence and ritual action. Cosmogenic myths have revealed how the limits of the natural state were transcended in the beginning. The state of primordial solidarity was transcended as the Cosmic Egg emerged. The Earth is limited, the Sky is unlimited. Human culture is an Inverted Tree, with roots upward and branches downward. Man’s existence on Earth and the Sky must make no difference.”
  • BEN OKRI –”A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad… Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger.”
  • BENJAMIN DISRAELI –”The world is weaned of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.”
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN –”If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? Be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is much to be done for yourself, your family, your relations and your country.”
  • BERDAYEV –”I see two initial motives in man’s inner life: the search for meaning and the search for the eternal.”
  • BERNARD SHAW –”Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
  • BERTRAND RUSSELL –”If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinise it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something,which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
  • BESS S ALDRICH –”It’s Christmas Eve Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl, but it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
  • BHAGAUAD GITA –”One gradually attains tranquility of mind by keeping the mind fully absorbed in the Self by means of a well-trained intellect, and thinking of nothing else.”
  • BHAGAUAD GITA –”That which realy is cannot go out of existence, just as that which is non-existent cannot come into being. The end of this opposition of’is’ and ’is not’ has been perceived by seers of essential truths.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”OArjuna! Great is the person who can use his mind to control his senses and do his karma without any attachment, It is better to do your duty than to remain without doing anything. Action is important because we cannot even maintain our own body without it.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Offer to Me all your works and rest your mind on the Supreme. Be free from vain hopes and selfish thoughts, and with inner peace fight your fight.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Similar to a person who is not attached to external pleasures but enjoys happiness in the Atman or soul, the person who perceives Brahmn, the all-pervading consciousness in everybody feels everlasting joy… The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahmn, and its eternal nature is called adhyatma, the self.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Thecore factor for human beings to subsist is food, which is dependent on rains. Rain is brought through sacrifice and sacrifice is done by doing the duties and rituals prescribed to oneself. It is from the Absolute who has no beginning or end that the Vedas emanate. The Vedas or the sacred literature are the ones that prescribe the rules and rituals to be followed. Thus all acts of sacrifice involve and centre around the Absolute.”
  • BHAGAVAD GITA –”Waters from many rivers continually flow into the ocean but the ocean never overfills. In a like manner, desires and attachments constantly flow into the mind of the Illuminated One, but he, like the ocean in its deepest depths, is totally still and never disturbed!”
  • BIBLE –”Let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths.”
  • BILLY GRAHAM –”Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”
  • BKS IYENGAR –”Illuminated emancipation, freedom. Unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you have to choose to embark on the inward journey ; to discover it.”
  • BRAHMAKUMARIS –”The one who experiences happiness is the one who is successful.The one who recognises the needs of others is the one who gives real happiness. True happiness is that which spreads around. others.To work with the inner happiness is to progress with lightness.”
  • BRAHMAKUMARIS –”There is some darkness in most human minds today, so there is a darkness component in most scenes and situations. How much value can be given to someone who is able to bring light and lightness to a place or a moment, where others have brought their dark? Like a crown of sparkling jewels, their presence and their words are priceless. It may only be a gentle smile of comfort, an attitude of genuine interest, some words that diffuse an awkward moment. Those who stay light in spirit while others weave darkness are both illuminated and illuminators.”
  • BRAHMOKUMARIS –”Change the climate within your inner world.Reduce the emissions of negativity by generating positive thoughts.”
  • BRIAN NICKLAUS –”How many parents would be proud of their child who enlists to fight against worldly enemies in foreign lands, compared to the number of parents who would encourage, or even allow their kids to be missionaries and live in those same dangerous places?”
  • BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD –”He who is abiding in the Earth, yet different from the Earth. He who is abiding in the Waters, yet different from the Waters. He who is abiding in the Fire, yet different from the Fire. He who is abiding in the Air, yet different from the Air. He who is abiding in the Sky, yet different from the Sky. He is your Soul, the Inner Controller.”
  • BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD –”The Self is the honey of all beings And all beings are honey for the Self.”
  • BRIHDDARANYAKA UPANISHAD –”He who, dwelling in the sun, yet is other than the sun, whom the sun does not know, whose body the sun is, who controls the sun from within – He is your Self, the Inner Controller, the Immortal.”
  • BURTON HILLIS –”The best of all gifts around any Christmastree: the presence of a happy family all Wrapped up in each other.”
  • CARL SAGAN –”Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.”
  • CARL SAGAN –”The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”
  • CARL SAGAN –”Thesize and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos… They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival.”
  • CATHERINE INGRAM –”When scientists or mystics look deeply into what seems to be emptiness or space, what they find is some kind of presence. Quantum physics now tells us that particles emerge out of so-called emptiness, out of pure space. We can eliminate all particles from a given amount of space, such that the space is seemingly devoid of anything whatsoever, and suddenly elementary particles will emerge …out of the void. They are somehow already there ’in potentia’. I once asked my teacher if he thought that love was what powered Creation, and he answered. ”I don’t even call it love. It is some kind of fullness, such as the fullness of the ocean when there are no waves. ”A burgeoning wholeness merging into itself. And within this wholeness, stardust is looking at itself and wondering, ”Who am I?”
  • CG JUNG –”We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology.”
  • CHARLES C WEST –”We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that God who is shaking them.”
  • CHARLES DARWIN –”Those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
  • CHARLES DE GAULLE –”In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.”
  • CHARLES DICKENS –”Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home!”
  • CHARLOTTE CARPENTER –”Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.”
  • CHARLOTTE D KASL –”Joy brings a heightened state of awareness and a quiet receptivity that allow us to ”see into the life of things”. And conversely, when you take time to look into the life of things, you will start to feel more joy.”
  • CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT –”The best way to learn clarity is to identify those times when you are not experiencing it the moments of fogginess can be clues that the lesson of clarity is being presented. When you are focused on your judgments of others, you are not using them as mirrors, and hence are stuck in the fog. When you are focused on the way someone else has behaved, you are in the fog. In essence, whenever you are dissociated from what the situation is saying about you and your perceptions, and focused instead on what it is saying about the other person, you are in the fog.”
  • CHIEF SEATTLE –”Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the people of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it.”
  • CHINESE PROVERB –”Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”
  • CHRISTINA ROSETTI –”Earth, strike up your music, Birds that sing and bells thatring; Heaven hath answering music For all Angels soon to sing: Earth, put on your whitest Bridal robe of spotless snow: For Christmas bringeth Jesus, Brought for us so low.”
  • CHRISTMAS CAROL –”The First Noel, the Angels did say Was to certain poor lepherds in fields as they lay… They looked up and saw a star Shining in the East beyond them far and to the earth it gave great light and so it continued both day and night… nd by the light of that same star hree Wise men came from country far ’o seek for a King was their intent and to follow the star wherever it went Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel rn is the King of Israel! ’his star drew nigh to the northwest O’er Bethlehem it took its rest and there it did both Pause and stay Right o’er the place where Jesus lay. foel, Noel, Noel, Noel rn is the King of Israel! ’hen entered in those Wise men three Full reverently upon their knee And offered there in His presence Fheir gold and myrrh and frankincense. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel born is the King of Israel! Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our heavenly Lord dat hath made Heaven andearth of nought And with his blood nankind has bought. sloel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel!”
  • CHUANG TZU –”Tao is beyond words and beyond things. It is not expressed either in word or in silence. Where there is no longer word or silence Tao is apprehended.”
  • CHUN BOO KYUNG –”The one that is visible begins from the invisible. The invisible consists of three ultimates, and their essence is infinite.”
  • DISRAELI –”There is no education like adversity.”
  • DON MARQUIS –”The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about.”
  • ECKHART TOLLE –”Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the is-ness of the NOW.”
  • ECKHART TOLLE –”Being rich/wealthy is being in touch with the fullness of life. When you are open to the present moment, what comes in, is a gratitude for ”what is”. When you are aligned with the present moment, there is a peace that comes, so it is like you are experiencing life for the first time, when you become present. When you are in a state of gratitude for what is… that is really what being wealthy means.”
  • ECKHART TOLLE –”True communication is communion-the realisation of oneness which is love.”
  • EDGAR R. FIEDLER –”Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers — six if one went to Harvard.”
  • EDWARD SMITH –”Stop fighting your creative spirit that is struggling to break free inside you. You will not be the person you were meant to be until you free this creative spirit and find ways to put it to use. Freeing your creative spirit will not send you into financial ruin or cause havoc with your life, if you acknowledge the creative side of you and find ways to gradually blend it into your thought process. What will happen is thafyou will find happiness you didn’t know existed and you will become the person you were meant to be.”
  • EKNATH EASWARAN –”The widest possibilities for spiritual growth lie in the give-and-take of , everyday relationships.”
  • EKNATH EASWARAN –”To remake ourselves, we don’t have to bring goodness, love, fearlessness, and the like from without and stuffthem all into ourselves somehow. They are already present in us, deep in our consciousness; that is why we can never really rest content with being anything. less than perfect. If we work to remove the impediments that have built up over many years of conditioning, to dislodge all the old resentments and fears and selfish desires, our life will become like a fountain of living waters, as it was meant to be. An old fountain may be so clogged with rubbish that not a drop of water can get through. But with a lot of cleaning, you can get the water to start playing again. Then grass and flowers will grow around it, and birds will come there to have their bath. Just so, love can flow from us as from a living fountain, and those we live and work with will come to us to be refreshed.”
  • EPICTETUS –”There is only one thing for which God has sent me into the world, and that is to develop every kind of virtue or strength, and there is nothing in all the world that i cannot use for this purpose.”
  • EPICURUS –”Be moderate in order to taste the j oys of life in abundance.”
  • FALI S NARIMAN –”Confidence of the public in the higher judiciary is high and we can’t have it reduced now.”
  • FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN –”Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, butsimply points the way.”
  • FRANCIS BACON –”We camot command Nature except by obeying her.”
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT –”Study Nature, love Nature, stay close to Nature, It’ll never fail you.”
  • GANESH UPANISHAD –”You are the earth, water, fire, air and the space. You are the root foundation of speech. You are beyond the three gunas: ’sattva’, ’rajas’ and ’tamas’. You are beyond the physical, mental and causal bodies. You are beyond the three aspects of time: past, present and future. You are eternally established in the muladhara chakra. You have three shaktis: action, knowledge and will. Salutation to the Ganapati whose seed mantra is Aum Gam. We know Ekadanta, the One-tusked God, the unique God. We meditate upon Vakratunda, the curved-trunk God. May that unique elephant God illumine our consciousness and direct us along the right track.”
  • GARTH BROOKS –”Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”
  • GAUTAMA BUDDHA –”Whatsoever you find to be conducive to the commongood benefit and welfare of all beings, take it.as your guide.”
  • GEORGE D ALKEN –”The best policy tslo declare vtctory and leave.”
  • GEORGE SANTAYANA –”Everything in Nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragicin its fate, and comic in its existence.”
  • GEORGE W BUSH –”I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom… We need to use power to help people – for we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.”
  • GERMAINE GREER –”Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.”
  • GOSPEL OF SRIRAMAKRISHNA –”Sometimes I see that You are the whole and I am a part, sometimes I see that You are the Master and I am Your servant. But Rama, when I have the knowledge of reality, then I find that You are I and I am You.”
  • GOSPEL OFST JOHN –”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
  • GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky.”
  • GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”He Himself creates, and He Himself assigns us to our tasks. He Himself gives sustenance to the millions of species… God cherishes all His beings and creatures, as the mother cares for her children. The Destroyer of pain, the Ocean of Peace, the Lord and Master gives sustenance to all.”
  • GURU NANAK –”When the True Lord Himself grants forgiveness, then one does not have to enter the cycle of reincarnation again.”
  • HAKUIN –”At this moment, is there anything lacking? Nirvana is right here now before our eyes. This place is the lotus land. This body now is the Buddha.”
  • HARRY GOLDEN –”The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
  • HENRY D THOREAU –”The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”
  • HENRY D THOREDU –”As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness. ”
  • HENRY DAVID THOREAU –”My profession is always to be alert, to find God in Nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in Nature.”
  • HENRY VAN DYKE –”Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the worldstronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than deathand that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem 1,900 years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.”
  • HERMAN HESSE –”Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
  • HILLARY CLINTON –”There are issues that not just the US but others hove with your government and…military security establishment,”
  • HINDU PROVERB –”Even nectar is poison if taken to excess.”
  • HORACE MANN –”Be ashamed to dte until you have won some victory for mankind.”
  • IGBO SONG –”We are on a market trip to earth: Whether we fill our baskets or not, Once the time is up, we go home.”
  • ISHA UPANISHAD –”Everything in the universe belongs to the Lord. Therefore take only what you need, take only what is for you. Do not take anything else, for you know to whom it belongs.”
  • IZAAK WALTON –”The persons who lose their conscience have nothing left worth keeping.”
  • JAIN COSMOLOGY –”Space is a substance that accommodates living souls, matter, the principle of motion, the principle of rest and time. It is all-pervading, infinite and made of infinite space-points.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is afield. I’ll meet you there.”
  • JALALUDDIN RUMI –”The Sun of the spirit is everlasting: it hath no yesterday.”
  • JAMES ARRAJ –”Faith is the bird that Sings when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore Faith is a highly distinctive kind of knowledge, a knowledge that works through love, through the heart, and because we misunderstand the nature of this knowledge we resist it, or fail to respond fully to its mysterious call… How can we reason and faith, certitude and freedom?”
  • JATAKA –”On the eastern side of this Himalaya, the king of mountains, are green-flowing streams, having their source in slight and gentle mountain slopes; blue, white, and the hundred-leafed, the white lily and the tree of paradise, in a region over run and beautified with all manner of trees and flowing shrubs and creepers, resounding with the cries of swans, ducks and geese, inhabited by troops of monks and ascetics….”
  • JEAN-PAUL SARTRE –”Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.”
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”As you teach, you learn.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Ask about your neighbours, then buy the house.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Do not be wise in words – be wise in deeds.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Don’t be sweet, lest you be . eaten up; don’t be bitter, lest you be spewed out.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Don’t live in a town where there are no doctors.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Don’t look for more honour than your learning merits.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”First mend yourself, and then mend others.
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.,
  • JEWISH PROVERBS –”Never trust people who tell you all their troubles but keep from you all their joys..”
  • JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”Can you not listen to this as the soil receives the seed and see if the mind is capable of being free, empty? It can be empty only by understanding all its own projections, its own activities, not off and on, but from day to day, from moment to moment. Then you will find the answer, then you will see that the change comes without your asking, that the state of creative emptiness is not a thing to be cultivated – it is there, it comes darkly, without any invitation, and only in that state is there a possibility of renewal, newness, evolution.”
  • JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”
  • JOAN BORYSENKO –”Ask for divine help in your struggle to forgive. The God of the Judeo-Christian tradition has an ancient reputation for compassion and mercy. Try praying for your enemy. Don’t just ask for a change in that person’s heart or behaviour really pray for him.”
  • JOHN BURROUGHS –”Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.”
  • JOHN DONNE –”Any man’s death diminishes me, because i am involved in mankind: And therefore never send to know for whom the bells toll; it tolls for thee.”
  • JOHN DONNE –”Death be not proud though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so For those whom you think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.”
  • JOHN KEATS –”Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.”
  • JOSEPH CAMPBELL –”Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.”
  • JOSEPH CAMPBELL –”Now, i came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit…there are three terms that represent the brink,, the jump ing-off place to the ocean of transcendence: Sat, Chit, Ananda. The word’ Sat’ means being.’Chit’ means consciousness, ’Ananda’ means bliss of rapture. I thought, ’I don’t know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; i don’t know whether what i know of my being is my proper being or not; but i do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being.”
  • JOSH BILLINGS –”One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.”
  • JULIUS ERVING –”The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life -mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.”
  • KABIR –”He who walks between boundaries is Man,/ He who goes beyond them is a saint./ But he who transcends the limited and the limitless,/ His Mind is unfathomable.”
  • KABIR –”Kabir, the servant of God, has seen it all. 0 brother seekers! Only while you are alive is there hope of finding Him. While you are alive, meditate. While you are alive, contemplate. Only while you are alive can liberation be found.”
  • KAHLIL GIBRAN –”Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.”
  • KAPIL SIBAL –”Give a child the right to decide and not let the results of examinations decide his or her future.”
  • KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR –”My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.”
  • KATHA UPANISHAD –”The wise man should surrender his words to his mind;and this he should surrender to the Knowing Self;and the Knowing Self he should surrender to the Great Self;and that he should surrender to the Peaceful Self.”
  • KENYAN PROVERB –”Treat the Earth well. It , was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children.”
  • KISHORE ASTHANA –”The tree does not keep repeating ’I love you’ every time someone passes by. It quietly shows that it does, in a way that true lovers would do well to emulate. And, afterthis, it does not ask anything in return. It does its part without expectation of a reward, as if it had truly internalised one of the core teachings of our spiritual heritage.”
  • KULARNAVA TANTRA –”The individual soul (jiva) is Shiva; Shiva i^j iva. When in bondage, it is j iva; freed from bondage, it is Shiva.”
  • LAO TZU –”Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
  • LAO TZU –”In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit ofTao, every day something is given away.”
  • LAO TZU –”Know the male,/yet keep to the female:/ receive the world in your arms./ If you receive the world,/ the Tao will never leave you/ and you will be like a little child… Know the personal,/yet keep to the impersonal:/ accept the world as it is./ If you accept the world, the Tao will be luminous inside you/ and you will return to your primal self.”
  • LEO TOLSTOY –”Don’t seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.”
  • LINDA HOGAN –”There is a way that Nature speaks. that landspeaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.”
  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN –”Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
  • M KATHLEEN CASEY –”Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
  • MAHATMA GANDHI –”In the attitude of silence the soulfmds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”
  • MAHATMA GANDHI –”Our world has enough for each person’s need, but not for his greed.”
  • MAHATMA GANDHI –”Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.”
  • MAIMONIDES –”The right way is the mean in each groupof dispositions common to humanity; namely, that disposition which is equally distant from the two extremes in its class, not being nearer to the one than to the other.”
  • MAITRI UPANISHAD –”There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence within. our mind. It is the Supreme Mystery beyond thought. Let one’s mind and one’s subtle body rest upon that and not rest on anything else.”
  • MAN ’YOSHU I (SHINTO) –”In the land of Yamato there are many mountains;/ Ascending to the heaven of Mount Kagu,/1 gaze down on the country, and see/ Smoke rising here and there over the land,/ Sea gulls floating here and there over the sea./ A fine country is this,/ The island ofdragonflies, this/ Province ofYamato.”
  • MANDUKYA UPANISHAD –”Aum, the imperishable sound, is the seed of all that exists. The past, the present, the future, all are but the unfolding ofaum and whatever transcends the three realms of time, that indeed is the flowing ofaum. This whole creation is ultimately Brahmn and the self, this is also Brahmn.”
  • MANDUKYA UPANISHAD –”The Unseen One, featureless, unthinkable, undefinable by name Whose Substance is the certitude of One Self In Whom world-existence is stilled Who is all peace and bliss that is the Self, that is i what be known.”
  • MARCEL PAGNOL –”The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”
  • MARCUSAURELIUS –”If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING. JR –”A nation that continues year after year to spend more Money on military defense- than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
  • MARY BAKER EDDY –”Spirit is the real and eternal, matter is the unreal and temporal.”
  • MARY ENGELBREIT –”If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
  • MAUD VAN BUREN –”We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds… Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood.”
  • MAURICE SENDAK –”There must be more to life than having everything!”
  • MEENA OM –”The curved trunk of Ganesh represents the arousal of the powers of the kundalini. Vast ears represent the ability to listen to and comprehend all that others say. The large stomach inspires us to keep all that is within our minds under wraps until it is accomplished.”
  • MELODY BEATTIE –”Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.”
  • MIAHATMA GANDHI –”To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
  • MILAREPA –”If you find a certain practice increases your evil passions and tends you towards selfishness, abandon it, though it may appear to others virtuous. And if any course of action tends to counteract your evil passions, and benefit sentient beings, know that to be the true and holy path.”
  • MK GANDHI –””President” means Chief Servant.”
  • MK GANDHI –”Service that is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service that is rendered in a spirit of joy.”
  • MOTHER MEERA –”In silence more work can be done. The true / experience of bliss is; without words.”
  • MOTHER TERESA –”I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
  • MOTHER TERESA –”We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
  • NAMASKARA SUTRA –”I bow down to those who have reached omniscience in the flesh and teach the road to everlasting life in the liberated state. I bow down to those who have attained perfect knowledge and liberated their souls of all karma. I bow down to those who have experienced self-realisation of their souls through self-control and self-sacrifice. I bow down to those who understand the true nature of soul and teach the importance of the spiritual over the material. I bow down to those who strictly follow the five great vows of conduct and inspire us to live a virtuous life. To these five types of great souls I offer my praise. Such praise will help diminish my sins. Giving this praise is most auspicious. So auspicious as to bring happiness and bliss.”
  • NIELS BOHR –”The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”
  • NORMAN VINCENT PEALE –”Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things lappen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.”
  • NORMAN W BROOKS –”Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself…”
  • OGDEN NASH –”I think that i shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.”
  • OSHO –”Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he has something to fulfil, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally – you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”
  • OSHO –”This is the situation of every human being. It is difficult to find a man whose heart does not want to fly like a bird in the sky, who would not like to reach for the stars, but who is also deeply attached to the earth. His roots are deep in the earth. He is attached to his imprisonment, but he also longs for freedom. He is divided.”
  • OSHO –”You are truth. You are love. You are bliss. You are freedom.”
  • P CHIDAMBARAM –”Spread the message of tolerance and strengthen the thread that binds the society.”
  • PABLO PICASSO –”Some painters transform the sun into a yellowspot, others transform a yellow spot info the sun.”
  • PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA –”The Spirit of God, I realised, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless tissues of light.”
  • PEARL S BUCK -”I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.” RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”
  • PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA –”One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.”
  • PHILIPADAMS –”When people say to me: ”How do you do so many things?” I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: ”How do you do so little?” It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.”
  • PHILLIPS BROOKS –”The earth has grown old with its burden of care but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.”
  • PHILOKALIA –”If we had to seek for virtue outside of ourselves, thatwoulc assuredly be difficult, but as it is within us, it suffices to avoid bad thoughts and to keep our souls turned towards the Lord.”
  • PLATO –”If we disregarddue proportion by giving anything what is too much for it; too much canvas to a boat, too much nutriment to a body, too much authority to a soul, the consequence is always shipwreck.”
  • PN MENON –”The worldly existence that is full of love, hatred and the like is verily like unto a dream. It appears real in its time or during ignorance but becomes unreal on awakening or dawn of true knowledge Sankara ’sAtmabodha To assert that the entire visible universe is unreal is not correct when this existence is full of the pleasures of life as we realise them in enjoyment. This alleged unreality is opposed to experience. Hence it might be said that samsar or worldly existence must be accepted as real. In a dream we feel so many pleasures or pains. But on awakening we realise those feelings were unreal. Samsar is a dream of unrealities. It lasts as long as one is ignorant, but when true knowledge dawns, it disappears. It has no real existence. So worldly pleasures are unreal.”
  • PROPHET MOHAMMED –”Do Something If someone has a palm shoot in his hands, he should plant it.”
  • PROPHET MUHAMMAD –”Those who maintain kinship with the detached, who continue to provide for those who let them down and willingly forgive their oppressors, shall indeed excel both in this world and the next.”
  • PROVERB –”I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”
  • PSALMS –”Happy is the man.. .his delights is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.”
  • QUOTING MARK TWAIN –”If there had been government research establishments in the Stone Age, we would have had absolutely superb flint tools. But no one would have invented steel.”
  • QUOTING MARK TWAIN –”Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
  • QURAN –”If any do wish for the transitory things of life. We readily grant them such things as We will, to such persons as We will. But in the end We have provided hell for them; they will burn therein, disgraced and rejected. But those who wish for the things of the hereafter, and strive for them with all due striving, and have faith – they are the ones whose striving is acceptable to God.”
  • QURAN –”Lo! We have given you abundance; so pray to your Lord, and sacrifice.”
  • RABBI DAVID A COOPER –”Justice, it should be noted, in kabbalistic terminology, is compared to what other traditions call karma. That is to say, cosmic justice is the spiritual law that every action, word, or thought reverberates throughout the universe.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”Obstinate are the trammels, But my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all i want, but to hope for it i feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, And that thou art my best friend. But i have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room The shroud that covers me is the shroud of dust and death. I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy. Yet when i come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted,”
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE –”You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blesse’d.”
  • RADHANATH SWAMI –”If there is to be any peace of mind or harmony in this world, forgiveness is absolutely crucial. If we cannot forgive, then there is no possibility of any relationships surviving at any level.”
  • RAINFOREST ALLIANCE-”The more diverse an ecosystem is, the more interdependence of species exists within that system. The complex relationships among diverse species are difficult to identify. As species disappear orbecome extinct we begin to see the vital links that exist amongspecies.”
  • RAMAYANA –”There were no malefactors in Rama’s kingdom. No one suffered harm… Men lived for a thousand years, each having a thousand sons who were free from infirmity and anxiety; trees bore fruit »and flowers perpetually; Parjanya sent down rain when it was needed and Maruta blew auspiciously; all works undertaken bore happy results and all engaged in their respective duties and eschewed evil. All were endowed with good qualities; all were devoted to pious observances, and Rama ruled over the kingdom for ten thousand years.”
  • REINHOLD NIEBUHR –”God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
  • RHONDABYRNE –”The law of attraction says that like attracts like, and yhen you think and feel rhsii you want to attract i the inside, the law will e people, circumstances nd events to magnetise what you want.”
  • RICHARD CONDON –”I am you and you are i and what have we done to each other?”
  • RIG VEDA –”That is full, this is full From Fullness is born fullness When fullness is taken away from fullness, Fullness still remains.”
  • RIG VEDA –”Thou by whose lustre all the world of life comes forth, and by thy beams again returns unto its rest, 0 Surya with the golden hair, ascend for us day after day, still bringing purer innocence.”
  • RIG VEDA –”When with the Supreme Being as the offering the gods performed a sacrifice, spring was the molten butter, summer the fuel, and autumn the oblation. On the grass they besprinkled Him, the Sacrificed Supreme Being, the first bom. With him the gods sacrificed, and those Sadhyas and the sages. From that sacrifice, fully offered, was gathered mixed milk and butter. And the birds of the air arose, the forest animals and the domestic.”
  • ROBERT FRITZ –”Transcendence is the power to be born anew, to make a fresh start, to turn over a new leaf…to have a second chance. Transcendence makes no reference to the past… When you enter a state of transcendence you are able to create a new life, unburdened by both the victories and the defeats of the past. Transcendence is more than just the accurate realization that the past is over. It is also a realignment of all dimensions of yourself with the very source of your life.”
  • ROBIN CASARJIAN –”Sometimes forgiving was easy for me; sometimes it was a very bold choice. Whatever it was, it always left me happier and free to move on to create healthier relationships with others and with myself.”
  • ROY DAVISON –”Our society is bathed in artificial light, and submerged in spiritual darkness. Everywhere there is light, except in the hearts of the people. Spiritual enlightenment is our greatest need.”
  • ROY DAVISON –”Our society is bathed in artificial light, and submerged in spiritual darkness. Everywhere there is light, except in the hearts of the people. Spiritual enlightenment is our greatest need.”
  • SAMA VEDA –”It is in the best interest of a man to become a Karma Yogi and work to the best of his abilities and without bothering about the results.”
  • SAMUEL TAYLOR COTELDGE –”0 William! we receive but what we give. And in our life alone does Nature live.”
  • SATAPATHA BRAHMANA –”So great is the power of sacrifice that it is the Self of the gods. When, out of the essence of sacrifice, the gods had made their own Self, they took their seat in the world of heaven. Similarly, the one who sacrifices now, when out of the essence of sacrifice he has made his own Self, takes his seat in the world of heaven.”
  • SATHYA SAI BABA –”God is the Sun and when His rays fall upon your heart, not impeded by the clouds of egoism, the lotus blooms and the petals unfold.”
  • SATHYASAIBABA –”Intolerance has its roots in the tyranny of individual ’ego’ that clings to the obsession of being uniquely special. It feeds on ignorance and fear. Ignorance or the less we know, is more likely to project our.. .prejudices onto others. Dialogue exposes areas ofcoincideuces and differences and uncovers the hidden inner forces that are the only source of real understanding.”
  • SATHYASAIBABA –”Remember, if there is anything sweeter than all things sweet, holier than all things holy, verily it is the Name of the Lord.. .or the Lord Himself. Surrender your heart to Him. He desires naught else from you. He can be won by no other means – neither by unlimited scholarship nor by pompous or colourful ritual.”
  • SENECA –”When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly intertwined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?”
  • SENECA THE YOUNGER –”The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies.”
  • SHASHI THAROOR –”The only way forward must be for those who give assistance to Pakistan to be-extremely responsible…”
  • SHIVA PARMAR, ISKCON –”In my faith i develop a relationship with God and it makes me feel like a better person.”
  • SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI –”Don’t move. Just die over and over. Don’t anticipate. Nothing can save you now because you have only this moment. Not even enlightenment will help you now because there are no other moments. With no future, be true to yourself and express yourself fully. Don’t move.”
  • SIMI BAJAJ –”For every action, there is a reaction You abuse Mother Earth… she will strike back With forces strong and aggressive Affecting every human being The writing is on the wall Yet few of us can see To save our suffering planet Is up to You and Me…”
  • SMS GREETING –”Wishing you happiness as big as Ganeshji’s appetite Jife is long as his trunk trouble as small as his mouse and moments as sweet as his laddus Sending you warm wishes on Ganesh Chaturthi!”
  • SONIA GANDHI –”We are committed to see that infrastructure does not remain a bottleneck in the development of the country.”
  • SOREN KIERKEGAARD –”Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.”
  • SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ –”Past and future are in the mind only – i am now.”
  • SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ –”Past and future are in the mind only-Iamnow.”
  • SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI –”Silence is the highest eloquence.”
  • SRI SATHYA SAI BABA –”If you want to light a lamp, you need four things. First a container, second oil, third a wick and fourth a match box. If anyone of these is lacking, you cannot light the lamp. This lamp can, however, remove only the darkness that lies outside. How is the darkness in the heart to be removed? It can be removed only by Jnana Jyoti, the light of wisdom, and by nothing else. How is this spiritual light to be lit? This also needs four elements. Vairagya or detachment is the container. Bhakti or devotion is the oil. Ekaagrata, one-pointed concentration, is the wick. Jnana or knowledge of the Supreme Truth is the matchstick. Without all the four, the light of spiritual wisdom cannot be got.”
  • SRIMAD BHAGAUATAM –”Truly do I exist in all beings, but I am most manifest in man. The human heart is My favourite dwelling place.”
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISSI –”All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSIST –”Lord, make me an instrument of peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.”
  • ST MATTHEW –”Be ye therefore perfec even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
  • ST TERESA OF AVILA –”We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can, namely, surrender our will and fulfil God’s will in us.”
  • STEVE PAVLINA –”Make up your mind; Waiting for clarity is like being a sculptor staring at a piece of’ marble, waiting for the statue within to cast off the unneeded pieces. Do notwaitfor clarity to spontaneously materialise – grab a chisel and get busy!”
  • STEVEN JEFFREY –”One of the recurring themes in aboriginal art is the life spiral. When life is represented by a spiral, each loop will be related to the loop that went before it. They will be similar although different in outlook. Decisions we make in our lives are often related to those we made earlier. An individual is as much an ongoing creation as the rest of the world, and the patterns are repeated.”
  • SUN MYUNG MOON –”I exist for my family, my family exists for our society, our society exists for our nation, our nation exists for the world, all the world exists for God, and God exists for you and me, for all mankind. In this great circle of give and take there is harmony, there is unity, and there is an eternal process of increasing prosperity, Furthermore, since in this circuit all existence will fulfil its purpose of creation, there is abundant and profound joy. Thisis the Kingdom of Heaven, in which feelings of happiness overflow.”
  • SUN TZU –”Invinclbility ties in the defence, the possibility of victory in the attack.”
  • SURJIT S BHATIA –”Concern about inequality, or convergence, or almost any economic phenomenon, is really concern about individuals, not countries. A country is an artificial concept, as has been found out by many societies that have been partitioned… But the reason economists have used the country as a unit of analysis to study essentially individual issues is largely because of the convenience of data availahility.”
  • SUTTA NIPATA –”’ ’Make your offering,’’ said the Master. ”As you make it be pleased in mind. Make your mind completely calm and contented. Focus and fill the offering-mind with the giving. From this secure position you can be free from ill will.”
  • SVETASVATARA UPANISHAD –”Thou art the air Thou art the moon Thou art the starry firmament Thou art Brahman Supreme; Tjiouart the waters thou, the Creator of all! Thou art woman, thou art man, Thou art the youth, thou art the maiden, Thou art the old man tottering with his staff; Thou facest everywhere. Thou art the dark butterfly, Thou art the green parrot with red eyes, Thou art the thunder cloud, the seasons, the seas. Without beginning art Thou, Beyond time and space. Thou art He from whom sprang The three worlds.”
  • SWAMI MUKTANANDA –”There is nothing other than Her, there is nothing else like Her. There is nothing before Her, in the middle of Her, or behind Her. In this mode Chiti is called the transcendent Supreme Shiva, supreme consciousness, absolutely alone, the ’formless, attributeless Absolute’of the vedantins.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidience and faith, and life becomes more secure, lore fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”Repetition of Om arid self-surrender to the Lord will strengthen the mind, and bring fresh energy.”
  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA –”We are like silkworms; we make the thread out of our own substance and spin f the cocoon, and in course of time are imprisoned inside. But this is not forever. In that cocoon we shall develop spiritual realisation, and like the butterfly come out free help does not come from without; it comes from within ourselves.”
  • SYLVIA BOOR STEIN –”There are only two modes of the heart. We can struggle, or we can surrender. Surrender is a frightening word for some people, because it might be interpreted as passivity, or timidity. Surrender means wisely accommodating ourselves to what is beyond our control.”
  • TENZIN GYATSO –”The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to coexist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.”
  • TERRY PRATCHETT –”Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
  • THE BAHAI PROPHET –”Glorified is He before Whom all the” dwellers of earth and heaven bow down in aaoration and unto Whom all men turn in supplication.”
  • THE BAHAI PROPHET –”The Day of Resurrection is a day on which the sun riseth and setteth like unto any other day. How oft hath the Day of Resurrection dawned, and the people of the land where it occurred did not learn of the event. Had they heard, they would not have believed, and thus they were not told!”
  • THE BAHAI PROPHET –”The light of the people of the world is their mowledge and utterance; while the splendours shed from the glorious acts of Him Whom God shall make manifest are His Words, through whose potency He rolleth up the whole world of existence, sets it under His Own authority by relating it unto Himself, then as the Mouthpiece of God, the Source of His divine light – exalted and glorified be He proclaimeth: ’Verily, verily, I am God, no God is there but Me; in truth all others except Me are My creatures. Say, 0 My creatures! Me alone, therefore, should ye fear.”
  • THE BAHAI PROPHET –”The most acceptable prayer is the one offered with the utmost spirituality and radiance; its prolongation hath not been and is not beloved by God. The more detached and the purer the prayer, the more acceptable is it in the presence of God.”
  • THE BUDDHA –”Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
  • THE BUDDHA –”We are the cause of most of our sorrows. Respect and listening are the source of harmony and happiness. Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart. Joy and openness comes from your own contented heart.
  • THE MOTHER –”A fixed form was needed in order that the organised individual consciousness might have a stable support. And yet it is in the fixity of the form that made death inevitable. When the body has learned the art of constantly progressing towards an increasing perfection, we shall be well on the way to overcoming the inevitability of death.”
  • THE XIV DALAI LAMA –”Human beings are of such nature that they should have not only material facilities but spiritual sustenance as well. Without spiritual sustenance, it is difficult to get and maintain peace of mind.”
  • THICH NHAT HANH –”Looking into the mirror of the moon Suddenly i saw myself, And i saw you smiling, Blessed One. How strange!”
  • THICH NHAT HANH –”My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which i stand.”
  • THIRUVALLUVAR –”Among the wealthy, compassionate men claim the richest wealth, For material wealth is possessed by even contemptible men. Find and follow the good path and be ruled by compassion. For if the various ways are examined, compassion will prove the means to liberation.”
  • THOMAS CAMPBELL –”Victory has a hundred fathers, bull defeat is an orphan.”
  • THOMAS PAINE –”The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
  • THOMAS TUSSER –”At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”
  • TREY MORGAN –”In life you never accomplish anything important without taking a risk. The problem is, as we get older, we are less likely to take risks. The older we get, there is a greater temptation for complacency. We become people who wear our seat belts, watch our cholesterol, fear having children for the sake of getting our hearts broken. While i’m not advocating not wearing seat belts and etc, i am saying that too often we find ourselves taking the easy road even though God created us to be risk takers.”
  • TS ELIOT –”Only those who will risk go ing too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
  • UDDHAVA GITA –”Witha pure mind one should observe in all beings as well as in oneself only Me, the atman, who am both inside and out, and unobstructed like the sky. Ideas of rivalry, jealousy, pity and egoism quickly depart from a man who always thinks of Me in all men.”
  • UPANISHADS –”Whatever is here, that is there. What is there, that again is here. He who sees any differences here Goes from death to death,”
  • UTTARADHYAYANA SUTRA –”As the fallow leaf of the tree falls to the ground, when its days are gone, even so is the life of men; Gautama, be careful all the while! As the dew-drop dangling on the top of a blade of grass lasts but a short time, even so the life of men; Gautama, be careful all the while! A life so fleet, and existence so precarious, wipe offthe sins you ever committed; Gautama, be careful all the while! A rare chance, in the long course of time, is human birth for a living being; hard are the consequences of actions; Gautama, be careful all the while!”
  • VICTOR HUGO –”Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass…”
  • VINCENT VAN GOGH –”I have… a terrible need .. .shall i say the word? … of religion. Then i go out at night and pain

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