quotes (46)

All One

Man is one. God is one. Love is one. Law is one. Realisation is one. We are all the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch. There is nostranger, no alien in this world. Everyone is God in the process of evolution. ~ Swami Sivananda

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"In a clean spot, having established a firm seat of his own, neither too high nor too low, made of a cloth, a skin and Kusa-grass, one over the other.

“There, having made the mind one-pointed, with the actions of the mind and the senses controlled, let him, seated on the seat, practice Yoga for the purification of the self. "

"Let him firmly hold his body, head and neck erect and still, gazing at the tip of his nose, without looking around.

"Serene-minded, fearless, firm in the vow of a Brahmacha
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Bhagavad Gita 12.18-20

"He who is the same to foe and friend, and also in honor and dishonor,
who is the same in cold and heat and in pleasure and pain, who is free
from attachment, He to whom censure and praise are equal, who is
silent, content with anything, homeless, of a steady mind, and full of
devotion - that man is dear to Me. They verily who follow this immortal
Dharma as described above, endowed with faith, regarding Me as their
supreme goal, they, the devotees, are exceedingly dear to Me."
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Bhagavad Gita 5.27-29

Shutting out (all) external contacts and fixing the gaze between the eyebrows, equalising the outgoing and incoming breaths moving within the nostrils, With the senses, the mind and the intellect (ever) controlled, having liberation as his supreme goal, free from desire, fear and anger - the sage is verily liberated f...or ever. He who knows Me as the enjoyer of sacrifices and austerities, the great Lord of all the worlds and the friend of all beings, attains to peace.
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Mind of a Sannyasin - Vivekananda

Lately I have been reading "Vivekananda - A Biography" by Swami Nikhilananda. It's a really good book, and if you are interested in knowing about the great yogi and sannyasin Swami Vivekananda and how he did a lot to bring eastern thinking and vedanta to America, this is the book for you.

I especially like this quote from the book which is a story about an event that happened with Swami Vivekananda and which I think demonstrates the detachment of a true sannyasin's mind:

"He [Swami Vivekananda] w

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