"The eternal, unbroken, natural state of abiding in the Self in Jnana. To abide in the Self you must love the Self. Since God is verily the Self, love of the Self is love of God; and that is Bhakti. Jnana and Bhakti are thus one and the same." Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Those who know do not tell, those who tell do not know. Not to set the tongue loose but to curb it, not to have edges that catch but to remain untangled, unblinded, unconfused, is to find balance, and he who holds balance beyond sway of love or hate, beyond reach of profit or loss, beyond care of praise or blame, has attained the highest post in the world. ~Lao Tzu - The Way of Life #56.
“In the attitude of silence the soul finds 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.” Gandhi
"Turn the mind inward and cease thinking of yourself as the body; thereby you will come to know that the self is ever happy. Neither grief nor misery is experienced in this state." Sri Ramana Maharshi.
"Arise - transcend thyself. Thou art man and the whole nature of man is to become more than himself." Sri Aurobindo
Whatever he (the Yogic practioner) see with his eyes, let him consider as Atman. Whatever he hears with his ears, let him consider as Atman. Whatever he smells with his nose, let him consider as Atman. Whatever he tastes with his tongue, let him consider as Atman. Whatever the Yogi touches with his skin, let him consi...der as Atman. ~Swami Sivananda on Yogatattva Upanishad.
"Success should therefore be measured by the yardstick of happiness; by your ability to remain in peaceful harmony with cosmic laws. Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige, and power. None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used. To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man." ~Paramahamasa Yogananda
"What is really required of us in this yoga is that our thirst after the beautiful should be directed to God. What is the beauty in the human face, in the sky, in the stars, and in the moon? It is only the partial manifestation of the real, all-embracing Divine Beauty. 'He shining, everything shines. It is through His light that all things shine.' " Swami Vivekananda
Equanimity is equality or evenness of mind or temper. It is balanced mind in pleasure and pain, success and failure, honor and dishonor, censure and praise. Equanimity is composure of spirit, especially calmness and steadiness of mind, amidst trying circumstances... Samatvam or equanimity is Yoga. ~Swami Sivananda.
Never fall a victim to fruitless regret. Today is the best day. Today is the day of your new birth. Start Sadhana now. With folded palms, bid goodbye to past mistakes and faults. You have learnt your lessons. March forward now with new hope, determination, and vigilance. ~ Swami Sivananda
Positive overpowers the negative. A positive thought drives off a negative one. Courage drives off fear. Love destroys hatred. Unity annihilates separateness. Magnanimity destroys petty-mindedness (jealousy). Generosity drives away miserliness and greed. Keep yourself always positive. You will have wonderful meditation. ~Swami Sivananda
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