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ABRAHAM LINCOLN "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN "You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of thepeopleallthetime."
ABU BAKR A'L-WARRAQ "The spiritual warrior is he who has no enemy."
ACARANGASUTRA "One who is rich with enlightenment will not indulge in sinful action, since his conscience is guided by the intellect, fully illumined with Truth."
ACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA "Actually the whole world is passing through the age of transition. For truth this age has been very costly. Being eternal, it is neither new nor old so, on both sides, the doors to it are closed."
ALBERT EINSTEIN "We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
ALICE WALKER "People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools."
AMRITA PRITAM "When i draped myself with your being Our bodies were turned within in meditation. Then our limbs entwined like flowers in a garland As an offering at the altar of the soul. You and i, incense offered at a sacrificial fire Our names slipped out of our lips To become a sacred hymnal, That was a sacred ceremony for you and me. Religious rituals came much later."
ANDREW COHEN "It is very important to consider what evolution and development at the level of the soul really means. It's not something we're accustomed to thinking about very deeply... There's a tremendous amount of resistance within us to the very thing that we think we want. So it's essential to knoyv this from the very beginning, because then we can be prepared to do battle with it."
ANDREW COHEN "Unless we areeach willing to make the effort to become clear about what our fundamental spiritual and philosophical position is, in relationship to what it means to be a conscious human being in an evolving universe, we're going to have a difficult time keeping our boat moving in a straight line. We will find ourselves tossed all over the place, swept here and there by the fast-moving tides of exponential change... In the time we are living in, we need to find a moral, ethical, philosophical, and spiritual context that not only empowers us to embrace the fact of perpetual change, but compels us to consciously evolve."
ANONYMOUS "The real Lent is the puttingforthofaman'shand to quiet his own passions and to push them aside, that the higher voices may speak to him and the higher touches fall upon him. It is the making of emptiness about the soul, that the higher fullness mayfillit... There will be no fasting days, no Lent, in heaven. Not because we shall have no bodies there, but because our bodies there will be open to God, the helps and not the hindrances of spiritual communication to our souls."
ANONYMOUS "What you are, never ends. What you have, does."
ANTHONY DE MELLO "Disciple: How shall i get liberation? Master: Find out who has bound you. The disciple returned after a week. Disciple: No one has Bound me. Master: Then why ask to be liberated?"
ANTHONY ROBBINS "Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives."
ARABIAN PROVERB "He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool - shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is simple teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep - awaken him. He who knows and knows that he knows, he is wise -follow him."
ARVIND SHARMA "Our experience of the world presents a profound paradox which we can ignore existentially, but not philosophically. This paradox is the paradox of change. Something-A changes and therefore it cannot be permanent. On the other hand, if A is not permanent, then what changes? In this debate between the 'permanence' and 'change', Hinduism seems more inclined to grasp the first horn of the dilemma and Buddhism the second. It is Jainism that has the philosophical courage to grasp both horns fearlessly and simultaneously, and the philosophical skill no to be gored by either."
ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT "My biggest problem is what to do about all the things i can't do anything about."
ATHARVA VEDA "Earth, my mother, set me securely with bliss in full accord with heaven, 0 Wise One, uphold me in grace and splendour!"
ATHARVA VEDA "Earth, my mother, set me securely with bliss to full accord with heaven, 0 Wise One, uphold me in grace and splendour!"
ATHARVA VEDA "When the sun is over your head, there will be no shadow; similarly, when faith is steady in your head, it should not cast any shadow of doubt."
AUGUSTUS W HARE "The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it. was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it."
AUTHOR UNKNOWN "You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true."
B K S IYENGAR "Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to selfrealisation. Yoga means union-the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in dayto-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions."
BAIDYANATH SARASWATI "The mythical space merges into a physical space identified with the sacred. The Sacred Space echoes the cosmic play which is boundless."
BENNETTJ SIMS "Servanthood is the chief modifier of the power implicit in all leadership a quality of innerness, an attribute of soul that checks the corruptibility of power... Real power is always an exchange of leadership to use power to call out the God-given power of others."
BERTHOLD AUERBACH "Music washes away .. from the soul the dust of everyday life."
BERTRAND RUSSELL "Three passions have governed my life:/ The longings for love, the search for knowledge,/ And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind]./ Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness... / With equal passion I . have sought knowledge. ../ Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,/ But always pity brought me back to earth;/ Cries of pain reverberated in my heart/ Of children in famine, of victims tortured/ And of old people left helpless./ I long to alleviate the evil, but i cannot,/ And i too suffer./ This has been my life; i found it worth living."
BHAGAVAD GITA "All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?"
BHAGAVAD GITA "As the blazingfire reduces wood to ashes, similarly the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes."
BHAGAVAD GITA "He whom the world troubles not, and who troubles not the world, he who is free from the emotions of joy, wrath and fear, is dear to Me. The man who is guileless, pure, upright, unconcerned, free from distress of mind, he who renounces every enterprise and worships Me, is dear to Me. He who has neither delight nor aversion, who neither mourns nor desires, who renounces good and evil fortune, and worships Me, is dear to Me. He who is the same to friend and foe, and also in honour and dishonour, who is the same in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, who is wholly free from attachment; To whom praise and blame are equal, who is silent, content with every fortune, home-renouncing, steadfast in mind, and worships Me, that man is dear to Me."
BHAGAVAD GITA "I am the wind among the purifiers, and Lord Rama among the warriors."
BHAGAVAD GITA "It is through action without attachment that Janaka and other wise men reached perfection. Having an eye to maintenance of the world order, you should take action. For whatever a great man does, that very thing other men also do; whatever standard he sets up, the generality of men follow the same."
BHAGAVAD GITA "Offering the fruit of actions to God, the Karmayogi attains everlasting peace in the shape of God-realisation, whereas he who works with a selfish motive, being attached to the fruit of actions through desire, gets tied down."
BHAGAVAD GITA "The contacts of the senses with the sense objects give rise to the feelings of heat and cold, and pain and pleasure. They are transitory and impermanent. Therefore, leam to endure them, 0 Arjuna."
BHAGAVAD GITA "The faith of every man, 0 Arjuna, accords with his nature. Man is made up of faith; as is his faith, so is he. The threefold austerity (of body, speech, and mind) practised with faith by men of balanced mind, without any expectation of reward, is said to be pure. Without faith, whatever offering or gift is made of work done or penance performed, it is reckoned "not-being" both now and hereafter."
BHAGAVAD GITA "The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted. Rabindranath Tagore I am impartial to all. Those who give Me their heart's love are in Me, as I am in them... All those who take refuge in me, whatever their birth, race, gender, or caste, will attain the supreme goal; this realization can be attained even by those scorned by society."
BHAGAVAD GITA "Whatever you do, make it an offering to me the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. In this way you :will be freed from the bondage of karma, and from its results, both pleasant and painful."
BHAGAVAD GITA "When your intellect that is confused by the conflicting opinions and the ritualistic doctrine of the Vedas - shall stay steady and firm with the Self, then you shall attain Self-realisation."
BHAGAVAD GITA, -"God is present in the mind of that person who remains calm when faced by the pairs of opposites such as cold and heat, joy and sorrow, honour and dishonour."
BIBLE "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
BIBLE "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."
BIBLE "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man has a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."
BIBLE "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 came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being."
BILL GATES "Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do."
BRAHMAKUMARIS "There is no nourishment like happiness - it's an elixir. There is no sickness like sorrow-it's a poison. The experience of true happiness cures the sickness of sorrow. A cheerful face goes a long way towards making everything better The one who causes pain to others can never experience real joy."
BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD "There are no chariots there, no bridges, no roads. But he projects from himself chariots, bridges, roads. There are no blisses there, no pleasures, no delights. But he projects from himselfblisses, pleasures, delights. There are no tanks there, no lotus-pools, no streams. But he projects from himself tanks, lotus-pools, streams. For he is a creator.. In the state of sleep, going high and low, a god, he makes many forms for himself."
BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD "Where there is separateness, one sees another, smells another, tastes another, speaks to another, hears another, touches another, thinks of another, knows another. But where there is unity, one without a second, that is the world of Brahmn."
CARL JUNG "The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition."
CARLOS CASTANEDA "Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges."
CHANDIDAS "Love has captured me in tender youth/ And you leave me no peace in my house/I will end my life, jump in the sea,/ Yearning to be reborn as Krishna,/ And you as Radha in the next life/ Then my love will snare, and then abandon you,/ As you go to the well, I will gracefully/ Stand under the Kadamba with my flute/ Chandidas says, you as a simple woman,/ Will fall under the spell of my flute,/ And then it will be your turn, 0 Krishna/ To suffer the burning pangs of love."
CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD "The Self is one, though it appears to be many. Those who meditate upon the Self and realise the Self go beyond decay and death, beyond separateness and sorrow. They see the Self in everyone and obtain all things."
CHARLIE BROWN "This is my "depressed stance". When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this."
CHIEF SEATTLE "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
CHINESE PROVERB "In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter."
CHOGYAM TRUNGPA "The idea of a warrior is based on a sense of fundamental fearlessness... Warriorship is a basic sense of unshakeability. It's a sense of immovability and self-existing dignity rather than you trying to fight with something else."
CHUCK PALAHNIUK "If you wake up at a different time, in a different place - could you wake up as a different person?"
CHUCK PALAHNIUK "The best way to waste your life... is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate."
CICERO "I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war."
COLETTE "What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realised it sooner."
DAISAKU IKEDA "The real seeds of peace lie not in lofty ideas but in human understanding and the empathy of ordinary people. While radicalism is fated by its nature to resort to violence and terror, the most potent weapon in the arsenal of the gradualist the radical's opposite is dialogue... Only with the open space created by dialogue, whether conducted with our neighbours, with history, with nature or the cosmos, can human wholeness be sustained. The closed silence of the disengaged can only become the site of spiritual suicide."
DAISAKU IKEDA "We need to awaken to a common consciousness of all being inhabitants of Earth. This consciousness is not to be found in some distant place. It will not be found on a computer screen. It lies in our hearts, in our ability to share the pain of our fellow human beings. It is the spirit that says: "As long as you are suffering, whoever you are and whatever your suffering may be, I suffer also." One thing is certain: That is that the power of belief, the power of thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. If you really believe you can do something, you can. That is a fact."
DAISAKU IKEDA "We need to awaken to a common consciousness of all being inhabitants of Earth. This consciousness is not to be found in some distant place. It will not be found on a computer screen. It lies in our hearts, in our ability to share the pain of our fellow human beings. It is the spirit thatsays: "As long as you are suffering, whoever you are and whatever your suffering may be, i suffer also." One thing is certain: That is that the powerofbelief, the power of thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. If you really believe you can do something, you can. That is a fact."
DENIS WAITLEY "The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply."
DEVI MAHATMYA "That peerless splendour, born from the bodies of all the gods, unified and per vading the triple world with its lustre, became a woman."
EDNA DEAN PROCTOR "The fasts are done; the Aves said; The moon has filled her horn And in the solemn night i watch Before the Easter morn. So pure, so still the starry heaven, So hushed the brooding air, I could hear the sweep of an angel's wings If one should earthward fare."
EGYPTIAN TOMB INSCRIPTION "That each day I may walk unceasingly on the banks of my water, that my soul may repose on the branches of the trees which I planted, that I may refresh my self under the shadow of my sycomore."
EKNATH EASWARAN "Instead of sayingthe mantra once, the way we say hello at the beginning of a conversation, the idea is to repeat it over and over again. The effect of the mantra is cumulative With constant repetition, constant practice, it takes root in our consciousness and gradually transforms it. This may sound tedious, but it is far from that. The mantra soon becomes a familiar friend of whom we never grow tired."
EMMET FOX "There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer. No disease that enough love will not heal. No door that enough love will not open. No wall that enough love will not throw down. No sin that enough love will not redeem. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake, a sufficient realisation of love will dissolve it all... If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world."
EPHE.SIANS "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is your own doing, it is the gift of God not because of works, lest any man should boast."
ERNESTINE ULMER "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."
ETHEL BARRYMORE "You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself."
EVEN ESAR "You can't do anything about/ The length of your life,/ But you can do something/ About its width and depth."
FR ANDREW "The highest love of all finds its fulfillment not in what it keeps, but in what it gives."
FREDERICK KEONIG "We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognising and appreciating what we do have."
GAUTAMA BUDDHA "In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."
GAUTAMA BUDDHA "On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are shelter, wisdom is light by day and right mindfulness is protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him."
GEETA RADHAKRISHNA "I am a Banyan tree, Standing here, For hundred and three years, Breathing, Watching! A silent witness To many stories, events and people..."
GEETA RADHAKRISHNA "I am a Banyan tree, Standing here, For hundred and three years, Breathing, Watching A silent witness To many stories, events and people..."
GERMAN PROVERB "The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing."
GOLDA MEIR "Whether women are better than men l cannot say but I can say they are certainly no worse."
GRAFFITI ON A WALL "There can be no Security without Peace There can be no Peace without Freedom There can be no Freedom without Justice There can be no Justice without Love."
GREEK MYTHOLOGY "Hermes is the messenger of gods. He is also the guide to the underworld, the patron of boundaries and of travellers who cross these boundaries, of shepherds and cowherds, even thieves andliars. His symbols include the tortoise, winged sandals, the rooster, winged hats and the musical instrument, caducous. Very similar to Roman god Mercury, Hermes was also patron of commerce."
GUNAWARDANE "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.
GUNAWARDANE "Let's be optimistic if only because it offers us the opportunity of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy."
GUNAWARDANE "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."
GUNAWARDANE "Who is an intellectual ? He is someone educated beyond his intelligence.
GURU GRANTH SAHIB "The Lord is Merciful to the meek, always and gentle; the Creator has brought cooling relief."
GURU GRANTH SAHIB "There is only one breath. All are made of the same clay. The light within all is the same."
GURU GRANTH SAHIB "What is that Word, by which the wandering mind can be restrained? What are those teachings, by which we may endure pain and pleasure alike?"
GURU NANAK "If you yearn to sport love-divine, you can gain entrance to the arena of love with your head on your palm. And once ; you have set out on this path of love, offer and lay down your head with least concern for anything else."
GURU NANAK "We are conceived in woman, we are born to woman. Woman is our lifelong companion, and pillar of our survival. It is through woman, that we establish social relationships. Why should we denounce her, when even kings and great men are born from her?"
HAFIZ "The subject tonight is Love And for tomorrow night as well. As a matter of fact, I know no better topic For us to discuss Until we all die!"
HEMACHANDRA "At any time, in any form and accepted name, if one is shorn of all attachment, that one is you alone, My Lord! You are one although variously appearing."
I THESSALONIANS "Pray without ceasing, In everything give thanks."
IMAM HUSSAIN "I left all creation for the sake of you...so that I may see you. So if I am cut to pieces for the love of you, my heart would lean to none other than you."
INDIAN PROVERB "No one's head aches when he is comforting another."
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD "You will not get anything out of selfish action, because you are organically related to the whole organism of the creation of the world. This is a fact that you forget when you individually take initiatives and when you expect the fruit to follow from your individually motivated action. That fruit does not always follow, because the means and ends have some connection. You cannot adopt one kind of means and expect another kind of end. The means - in the ordinary case of people - is a selfish motivation, but the end that you expect has to be sanctioned by the structure of the whole."
J KRISHNAMURTI "If we could unravel together the whole problem of change, how to bring about a change in the individual and what that change implies, then perhaps, in the very act of listening, participating in the inquiry, there might come about a change which is without your volition. For me, a deliberate change, a change which is compulsory, disciplinary, conformative, is no change at all. Force, influence, some new invention, propaganda, a fear, a motive compels you! to change that is no change at all. And though intellectually you may agree very easily with this, i assure you that to fathom the actual nature of change without a motive is quite extraordinary."
J KRISHNAMURTI "The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
J MOTAVALLI "The average meat eater is responsible for the deaths of some 2,400 animals during his or her lifetime. Animals raised for food endure great suffering in their housing, transport, feeding and slaughter."
JACK VALENTI "I define perception as what people think is right and true, though it may be no such thing. But, perception has a ravenous power because springs from conviction."
JAIN PRAYER "I grant forgiveness to all living beings May all living beings please forgive me. I have friendship with all living beings. I have no hostility towards anyone."
JAINWORLD.COM "Jain cosmology recognises the fundamental natural phenomenon of symbiosis or mutual dependence, which forms the basis ofthe modern day science of ecology. The term 'ecology' was coined in the latter half of the 19th century from the Greek word oikos, meaning 'home', a place to which one returns. Ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to their surroundings and to other organisms. The ancient Jain scriptural aphorism 'Parasparopagrahojivanam' - all life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence-is refreshingly contemporary."
JALALUDDIN RUMI "Know that the body is like a garment. Go, seek the wearer of the garment... You are such that without the material body you have a spiritual body: Do not, then, dread the going forth of the soul from the body."
JALALUDDIN RUMI "The satiated man and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread."
JALA-UD-DIN RUMI "I sought asoul in the sea And found a coral there Beneath the foam of mine An ocean was laid bare."
JAMES G HUNEKER "He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
JAPANESE PROVERB "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
JASON CRANDELL "Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."
JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI "After all, the problem throughout the world is the inadequate response to the new, changing challenge of life."
JOEY ADAMS "May. all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions,"
JOHN B COBB "From the beginnings of domestication of animals, interest in their freedom from suffering has been subordinated to economic considerations... But with the advent of factory farming, the evil has been terribly accentuated."
JOHN C MAXWELL "True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader."
JOHN DENVER "The nuclear arms race is like two people sitting in a pool of gasoline spending all their time making matches."
JOHN F KENNEDY "The purpose of foreign policy is...to shape real events in a real world."
JP VASWANI ".. Do not despair/Nor lose hope/ But move on in faith and love./ The clouds will disperse/ And the sun will shine again!"
KABIR "My Sadguru is a true warrior He shoots his arrows Of wisdom on the vices of his devotee; Says Kabir that the devotee should bear these blows and not run away fromhim."
KAHLIL GIBRAN "Paul and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothingunder the sun in vain."
KAHLIL GIBRAN "We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
KALIDASA "Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life Of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendour of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And Tomorrow is only a Vision; But Today well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!"
KATHA UPANISHAD "As in a mirror, so (it is seen) in the soul, as in a dream, so in the world of the manes, as (an object) is seen in water, so in the world of the gandharvas; as shade and light in the world of Brahmn."
KATHA UPANISHAD "The wise who knows the Self as bodiless within the bodies, as unchanging among changing things, as great and omnipresent, does never grieve. That Self cannot be gained by the Veda, nor by understanding, nor by much learning. He whom the Self chooses, by him the Self can be gained. The Self chooses him (his body) as his own. But he who has not first turned away from his wickedness, who is not tranquil, and subdued, or whose mind is not at rest, he can never obtain the Self (even) by knowledge."
KATHA UPANISHAD "There are two selves, the separate ego and the indivisible Atman. When one rises above T, 'me'and'mine', the Atman is revealed as one's real Self."
KATHA UPANISHAD "This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga."
KENA UPANISHAD "'Atmanavindate viryam'- By the knowledge of the Atman, an individual gets infinite energy."
KOFI ANNAN "When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life."
KRIPALU JI MAHARAJ "Oh gyanis! Don't say that Brahmn is only formless and without qualities. Listen very carefully. If Brahmn were formless, then He wouldn't have become like the anjan (kajal or collyrium) in the eyes of the Gopis of Braj and followed them like an eager beloved."
KULARNAVA TANTRA "As the insect, by the power of concentration, becomes a bee, so does man become Brahmn by dint of samadhi."
LAL DED "I looked for the Moon within myself Searching like to like in forms," Thou art this and this and that and that Then what is this shadow-play of forms?"
LAL DED "Stirred by love i, Lalla left my home To search for Him day in, day out; But lo! The wonder i saw the Pundit at my home On a blessed and auspicious hour of illumination It is we who were and shall ever be, It is we who have ever moved around. Shiva shall ever dissolve and reappear As the sun shall ever rise and set."
LAURETTA P BURNS "As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my friend. But then instead of leaving them with Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last i snatched them back and cried, "How can you be so slow?" "My child". He said, "What could I do? You never did let go."
LES BROWN "You must remain focused on your journey to greatness."
LUDWIGVAN BEETHOVEN "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."
LYNDON JOHNSON "If you are walking down the street and ten people come up to you separately and teU you that you're drunk, even though you haven't had a drink for 20 years, you better go home and lie down."
MACHIAUELLI "Nothing is eternal on the earth below; And fortune delights in constant change, So she may more plainly show her power."
MADHAV PUNDALIK PANDIT "The insect is said to evolve into a bee by the sheer force of its brooding. Even so, man can become Brahmn if he concentrates sufficiently up-on Brahmn. He gathers up all the threads of his consciousness, focuses it on the Idea, the truth of Brahmn that he wants to be, and dwells upon it uninterruptedly. By practice, the consciousness absorbs the nature of the object concentrated up-on - here the Brahmn -and slowly becomes one with it. Man becomes Brahmn."
MAHA GHOSANANDA "If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice?"
MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI "Every level of creation is a frequency. One frequency melts into the other, and this is how the process of evolution takes place. The night comes to an end and the dawn begins. At dawn, when the darkness and dullness of the night is over, some inspiringfreshness comes and there is a different frequency in the whole atmosphere. At midday, there is another big change in frequency; at evening, a different frequency; at midnight, a different frequency. This cycle of change is perpetual, and because everything is a frequency there is sound at every stage. From morning to morning the melody of Nature is changing. Gandharva music goes with the time, setting its melodies accordingto the changing Nature. It sets forth those very natural melodies which match with the process of evolution. It provides a powerful harmonizing influence in the whole atmosphere to balance imbalances in Nature."
MAHAVIRA "A living body is not merely an integration of limbs and flesh but it is the abode of the soul, which potentially has anant darshana or perfect perception, anant jnana or perfect knowledge, anant virya or perfect power and anant shukia or perfect bliss."
MANU SMRITI "Where women are honoured, there the gods are pi eased. But where they are not honoured, no sacred rite yields rewards."
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI "Only in the state of love will the beautiful, fragrant flower of freedom and supreme bliss unfold its petals and bloom."
MATTHEW "When ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily i say unto you, they have their reward.But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."
MAURICE HINCHEY "The importance of the river cannot be overstated in the history of the country, or the development of the nation."
MELINDA M MARSHALL "So long as the source of our identity is external vested in how others judge our performance at work, or how others judge our children's performance, or how much money we make - we will find ourselves hopelessly flawed, forever short of the ideal."
MEVLANA RUMI "Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being, and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whisper ing to you.. .you are - we all are the beloved of the beloved, and in every moment, in every event of your life, the Beloved is whisper ing to you exactly what you need to hear and know. Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is."
MIRABAI "Rana your strange world is not to my liking It has ho saints and its people are base. I've given up ornaments and the braiding of hair I've given up collyrium and the tying of braids. Mira has found a perfect groom, Krishna the Lord."
MK GANDHI "A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth."
MK GANDHI "Be the change you want to see in the world."
MK GANDHI "Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth."
MK GANDHI "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
MK GANDHI "I say with conviction that the doctrine for which the name ofMahavira is glorified nowadays is the doctrine ofahimsa. If anyone has practised to the fullest extent and has propagated most the doctrine of ahimsa, it was Mahavira."
MK GANDHI "It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and his own mission."
MK GANDHI "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated... Spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants."
MK GANDHI "To install Rama Nama in the heart requires infinite patience. It might even take ages. But the effort is worthwhile."
MUKUNDA GOSWAMI AND KRISHNA DHARMA DASA "There are different levels on which these problems are solved. Firstly, there is directly perceived evidence-pratyaksha. We can see on a personal Ie vel how Krsna consciousness leads to a reduction in stress levels, a healthier diet and greater. inner peace. Secondly, there is hypothetical evidence, or anumana. For example, if everyone is individually peaceful then logically the whole world could become peaceful. Lastly, there are the authoritative statements, or shahda, which tell us that the, whole world will become peaceful by Krsna consciousness. This is illustrated in scriptures such as the Srimad Bhagavatam, which says that if you water the root of the tree all the branches and twigs will be nourished."
MUNDAKA UPANISHAD "Not by sight is It grasped, not even by speech,/ Not by any other sense-organs, austerity, or work./ That subtle Soul is to be known by thought."
NORMAN VINCENT PEALE "The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results."
NURSERY RHYME "Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream."
OG MANDINP "This is what i tell myself: If you feel depressed, sing. If you feel sad, laugh. If you feel ill, double your labour. If you feel fear, plunge ahead. If you feel inferior, wear new garments. If you feel uncertain, raise your voice. If you feel poverty think of wealth to come. If you feel incompetent, think of past success, If you feel insignificant, remember your goals, Today be the master of your emotions."
OMRAAM MIKHAEL AIVANHOU "Love is like a spring that never stops flowing. When you arrive at this spring, do not rush to drink from it. Stop and rest a while, recover from the long road you have traveled and then catch the water into your hands like in a cup and bring it to your lips, slowly, do not be afraid that the water will ever dry up. The spring of love is. inexhaustible. So drink the water of love without haste and with grateful recognition. Each of the persons who love you is a spring from which you draw, so be careful and do not make this spring cloudy. "
OSCAR WILDE "The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."
OSHO "As long as you believe and know that it is true and focus on it, it will happen."
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 "I am nobody's disciple. I don't belong to any belief system. I love people from all over the world and I never compare them. They are all unique, a Zarathustra is a Zarathustra, a Mahavira is a Mahavira, a Buddha is a Buddha, a Jesus is a Jesus, a Moses is a Moses.. .they are so unique that you should not make one of them a criterion that everybody else has to fit with."
OSHO "Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a kind of forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance; you cannot forget pain."
PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA "Begin with yourself. There is no time to waste. It is your duty to do your part to bring God's kingdom on earth."
PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA "For Peace's Sake Much more can be achieved by setting a good example than by the use of harsh or self-righteous words."
PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA "Spiritual success comes by understanding the mystery of life; and by looking on all things cheerfully and courageously, realising that events proceed according to a beautiful divine plan."
PAULO COELHO "The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions."
PEGGY JENKINS "To disco ver joy is to return to a state of oneness with the universe."
PHILLIPS BROOKS "The essence of that by which Jesus overcame the world was not suffering, but obedience. Yes, men may puzzle themselves and their hearers over the question where the power of the life of Jesus and the death of Jesus lay; but the soul of the Christian always knows that it lay in the obedience of Christ. He was determined at every sacrifice to do His Father's will. Let us remember that; and the power of Christ's sacrifice may enter into us, and some little share of the redemption of the tiyorld may come through us, as the great work came through Him."
PIERRE TEILHARDDE CHORDIN "The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire... Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to cornplete and fulfil them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves."
PRAKASH KARAT "I would urge that MPs of the UFA and Congress be sent to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to see... the effects of nuclear bombs..:."
QUOTING MARK TWAIT "If there had been government research establishments in the Stone Age, we would have had absolutely superb flint tools. But no one would have in vented steel."
QURAN "Allah raised prophets as bearers of good news and as those Who caution us, as wamers..."
QURAN "The reward of the evil is the evil thereof, but whosoever forgives and makes amends, his reward is upon Allah."
QURAN "We created you from a single pair of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you might know each other (not that you , might despise each other). Verily the most honoured among you in the sight of God is the one who is the most righteous."
R W EMERSON "The possibility of interpretation lies in the identity of the observer with the observed. Each material thing has its celestial side; has its translation, through humanity, into the spiritual and necessary sphere, where it plays a part as indestructible as any other."
RABINDRANATH TAGORE "Music is the purest form of art... therefore true poets, they who are seers, seek to express the universe in terms of music...Thesinger has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside."
RABINDRANATH TAGORE "When he has the power to see things detached from self-interest and from the insistent claims of the lust of the senses, then alone can he have the true vision of the beauty that is everywhere. Then only can he see that what is unpleasant to us is not necessarily unbeautiful, but has its beauty in truth."
RABINDRANATH TAGORE "When the lotus opened, I didn't notice and went away empty-handed. Only now and again do I suddenly sit up from my dreams to smell a strange fragrance. It comes on the south wind, a vague hint that makes me ache with longing, like the eager breath of summer wanting to be completed. I didn't know what was so near, or that it was mine. This perfect sweetness blossoming in the depths of my heart."
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, -"Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, Andfillestifever with fresh life. This little flute of a reed thou has carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new. At the immortal touch ofthyhands My little heart loses its limits in joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable. Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine. Ages pass arid still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill."
RACHEL NAOMI "Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that is not you; all of the expectations, all of the beliefs, and becoming who you are."
RAGHAVENDRA SWAMI "Be devoted to the Lord. This devotion should never be blind faith. Accepting the Lord's supremacy wholeheartedly is true devotion. Blind faith is not devotion. It is only stupidity. We should have devotion not only for the Lord, but also for all other deities and preceptors in keeping with their status."
RAM DASS "All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion."
RAM DASS "The most exquisite paradox; as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you cannot have it. The minute you do not want power, you will have more than you ever dreamed possible."
RAM DASS "We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own " consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act."
RAMANA MAHARSHI "Even the slightest thought immerses a man in sorrow; when devoid of all thoughts he enjoys imperishable bliss..."
RAMANA MAHARSHI "The Self existed before the birth of this body and will remain after the death of this body. So it is with the series of bodies taken up in succession. The Self is immortal. The phenomena are changeful and appear mortal. The fear of death is of the body."
RAMAYAN "Kaushalya gave birth to a son with all divine attributes like lotus-red eyes, lengthy arms, rosy lips, voice like drumbeat - the one who took birth to delight the Ikshvaku dynasty, who is adored by all the worlds, and who is the greatly blessed epitome of Vishnu, namely Rama."
RAMDHARI SINGH DINKAR "The whole world is willing to worship the merciful, humble and the kind."
RASIK NAAMAVALI "One will always be in clouds of sorrows till his heart yearns for desires but the day he really meets the world ofBhakti, his life is directed to the path of blessing."
REINHOLD NIEBUHR "Grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, The courage to change the things i can, And the wisdom to know the difference."
RICHARDLE GALLIENNE "Celestial spirit that doth roll The heart's sepulchral stone away, Be this our resurrection day, The singing Easter of the soul-0 gentle Master of the Wise, Teach us to say: "I will arise."
RIG VEDA "If a householder moulds himself according to the circumstances just like nature moulds Herself according to seasons and performs his Karma then only shall he acquirehappiness."
RIG VEDA "We meditate upon the glorious splendour of the Vivifler Divine. May He himself illumine our minds. OM."
RIG VEDA "When with Man as their oblation The gods performed their sacrifice, Spring was the melted butter, Summer the fuel, andthe autumn the Oblation. Him they besprinkled on the sacrificial stew, [Primeval] Man, bom in the beginning: With him [their victim], gods, Sadhyas, seers Performed the sacrifice. From this sacrifice completely offered The clotted ghee was gathered up: From this he fashioned beasts and birds, Creatures of the woods and creatures of the village."
SAKSHI BAJAJ "Life is the biggest Teacher Chapters fold and unfold Experiences, happy or sad Some stories finished... some untold. In this drama of life We must play our role We must fulfil our duties And search inner peace for our soul."
SAKSHI BAJAJ "We all want to do something But do not know where to begin and where to end Why wait for change? This time we will be the change."
SANIYASNAIN KHAN "0 Allah, You are the Lord of the Universe, You are the Creator of everything. You take care of everything. 0 Allah, please take care of me. 0 Allah, have mercy on me."
SATHYA SAI BABA "Creation represents God's leela. Its maintenance and dissolution are also God's leela that take diverse forms. As leela, one can imagine that the entire universe can disappear unless one has cultivated an attitude of equanimity towards good and bad, one cannot claim to have understood God. When entire Creation is the cosmic leela of God, to demarcate a few and sing in terms of those few reveal only a feeble of vision."
SATHYA SAI BABA "Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is Love, enjoy it!"
SHABISTARI "Each creature has its being From the One Name, From which it comes forth, And to which it returns, With praises unending."
SHABISTARI "There is no coming and going. For what is coming but going?"
SHAKESPEARE "Be stirring as the time, be fire with fire, threaten the threatener, and outface the brow of bragging horror; so shall inferior eyes, that borrow their behaviour? from the great, grow great by your example and put on the dauntless spirit of resolution."
SHAKTISANGAMA TANTRA "Shakti (the Goddess) is the creator of the Universe, and the Universe is her fascinating body; Shakti is the basis of the entire world; She is the intimate substance of any body."
SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA "Practice Makes Perfect To insist on a spiritual practice that served you in the past is to carry the raft on your back after you have crossed the river."
SIDDHASWARUPANANDA PARAMAHAMSA "The search for wisdom is a great challenge; to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge."
SONIA GANDHI "We have faced enormous problems before and we will face similar (problems) ahead."
SOPHIA LOREN "Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."
SOREN KIERKEGAARD "The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr diesandhis rule begins."
SOWMYA 'S GITA "Sukha is the pleasure that a person gets when something good happens and Dukha is the sorrow that he gets when something bad happens. These are the responses that a person has to good or bad circumstances. Also good or bad circumstances are a result of past actions, while joy or sorrow are experiences of present actions. A self-controlled person remains balanced and calm in both."
SREE SREE MAA "Raasleela is the unending play of uninterrupted, unfettered love m Purushottam Sri Krishna's everlasting divine world, Nityaloka. The worldly manifestation of this divine play, which takes place in the ambit of Yogamaya beyond the realms of Kala (Time), was held in the holy soilof SriVrindavan."
SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB "According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky... As you have planted, so do you harvest; such is the field of karma."
SRI SATHYA SAI BABA "Forgiveness is Truth itself, it is Righteousness, it is the Veda. It is the supreme virtue in this world. Hence, all people should develop the quality of forgiveness."
SRI SATHYA SAI BABA "The Veda existed long before it was discovered and put into practice. Those who have faith in the Veda and its authority can personally experience this. The Veda is bent upon the task of making him know this Truth, and liberating him from this narrowness. Mother Veda is compassionate; she longs to liberate her children from doubt and discontent. She has no desire to inflame or confuse; wise men know this well."
SRI SATHYA SAI BABA "Today is the birthday of Rama who is Dharma itself . He is Veda Dharma in human form. He is Anandaswarupa and Dharmaswarupa. On this holy day ofRamnavami you must immerse yourself in the Atma as Dharmaswarupa, as the motivator of the moral life."
SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR "A sense of shame has to be connected with anger and violence. The reason for violence in young people is a sense of pride in anger and violence, not a sense of shame... When aggression is not considered to be a quality to be ashamed of, this promotes aggression and violence in the whole society, and when aggression and violence are promoted, human values diminish."
SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM "As fire assumes the forms of burning objects, so hath the all-pervading Lord assumed the forms of beings and things. As the flames rise and fall but not the fire itself, so birth and death belong to the bodies but not to the Self."
ST AUGUSTINE "And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold. He is here."
ST AUGUSTINE "He who is filled with love is filled with God."
STEPEHEN ISAAC "The dust of mighty Progress Ues thick upon my skin How do I breathe? How do I produce oxygen? The rape of this earth Has still not seen the last, Of man's endless greed To fill his pockets fast. Trees chopped down without a thought Lakes vanishing in dumped mud and dirt, My priceless gift of clean pure air I give to man, but he's not aware. Why would I a tree want to be? In a heartless, dying, Bangalore's building spree?"
SUFI SAYING "There are two rules on the spiritual path: Begin and continue."
SURAH AAL-E-IMRAN "Think not of those who are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord."
SURDAS "As the moth for love of lotus loses itself in the flower And yet is happy; so am Thy devotee, my Lord As the deer, mesmerized by the melody transfixed near the axe of the huntsman; I am Thy devotee... As the rain bird in its utter loneliness calls its . lover continuously So i wait for a vision of Thee, my Lord For i feel forsaken and lonely and sad."
SUTTA NIPATA "Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your lifewill bring heaven to earth."
SVETASVATARA UPANISHAD "This whole world the illusion maker projects Out oft his Brahmn. And in it by illusion the other is confined. Now, one should know that Nature is illusion, And that the Mighty Lord is the illusion maker."
SVETASVATARA UPANISHAD "Thou art woman, Thou art man; Thou art youthandmaiden... it is Thou alone who, when born, assumes diverse forms."
SWAMI ASHOKANANDA "Only the great can achieve the'great. Only the deep can achieve the deep... Try to be deep and profound and see if you cannot find deep and profound truth within yourself. You have to practise those things. If you become superficial, you will become like dust that is being scattered by the wind. You won't be anything better than that."
SWAMI KRIPALU "One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of yoga."
SWAMI PRABHUPADA "There are four particular problems with which all of us are familiar: janma, mrityuJara, vyadhi birth, death, old age and disease. Every kind of : human endeavour is more or less directed towards try ing to bring . about a solution to one of these problems."
SWAMI RAMDAS "If you have understood, by ransacking the depths of your desire-ridden heart, the true purpose of your life, you will surely have discovered that nothing short of the attainment of an immortal state would completely satisfy the innate aspiration of your soul. The passing glamours of life, the gilded pleasures pursued, are the will-o-the-wisps that delude the mind..."
SWAMI SIVANANDA SARASWATI "The one basic aim of this celebration is to-propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in Her aspect as Power, to bestow upon us all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, sacred and secular knowledge, and all other potent powers. Whatever be the particular or special request from devotees, whatever boon may be asked of Her, the one thing behind all these is propitiation, worship and linking oneself with Her."
SWAMI SUKHABODHANANDA "Don't postpone loving... Love creates a mystical fullness..."
SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA "During Navratri, Durga is invoked first to remove impurities from the mind. Then Lakshmi is invoked to cultivate noble values arid qualities. Finally, Saraswati is propitiated for gaining the highest knowledge of Self."
SWAMI VIDITATMANAND "If we celebrate the festival with the objective of divine wealth then we will experience supreme bliss or anand and the desire for worldly (inferior) pleasures will automatically start reducing, leading to ourtrue liberation."
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA "Desire, ignorance, and inequality - this is the "trinity of bondage."
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA "If you have faith in the 333 million mythological gods, and in all the gods that have to be added to this list, and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves and stand upon that faith and be strong,"
SWEDISH SAYING "You cannot prevent the birds of sadness flying over your head but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair."
TAITTIRIYA UPANISHAD "The Supreme Soul desired 'Let me become many, let me be bom.'He meditated and created all this, whatever is here. Having created it, into indeed he entered. Having entered it, he became... both the true and the untrue."
TALMUD "We see the world, not the way it is, but the way we are."
TATTUARTHASUTRA "Have benevolence towards all living beings, joy atthe sight of the virtuous, compassion and sympathy for the afflicted, and tolerance towards the indolent and ill-behaved."
THE BIBLE "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."
THE BUDDHA "Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence."
THE DALAI LAMA "I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude towards others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude towards others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect."
THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH "...Stand and look upon the wood: they behold the high tops of the cedar, The entrance to the wood, Where Humbaba goes in on lofty tread. The ways are straight, and the path is wrought fair. They see the cedar mount, the dwellings of gods, the sanctuary of the Irnim."
THE LION KING "I know that your powers of retention/Are as wet as a warthog's backside/ But thick as you are, pay attention/My words are a matter of pride/It's clear from your vacant expressions/ The lights are not all on upstairs/ But we're talking kings and successions/ Even you can't be caught unawares/ So prepare for a chance of a lifetime/ Be prepared for sensational news/ A shining new era/ Is tiptoeing nearer."
THE UPANISHADS "The body is mortal and always held by death. It is the abode of that Self which is immortal and without body. When in the body the Self is held by pleasure and pain. So long as he is in the body, he cannot get free from pleasure and pain, But when he is free of the body, then neither pleasure nor pain touches him."
THE XIV DALAI LAMA "Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source both of inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species."
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, i hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common - this is my symphony."
TUKARAM "My self I've rendered up to thee; I've cast it from me utterly. Now here before thee, Lord i stand, Attentive to thy least command The self within me is now dead, And thou enthroned in its stead. Yes, this i, Tukaram, testify, No longer now is me or my."
UTTARADHYAYANA SUTRA "Without faith there is no knowledge, without knowledge there is no virtuous conduct, without virtues there is no deliverance, and without deliverance there is no perfection (Nirvana)."
VACLAV HAVEL "The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility."
VALLABHA ACHARYA "Which religion gives the greatest joy to God? That which inspires human beings to practise Ahimsa and compassion to all creatures."
VIJAY KUMAR "Upholding vachan or promise is a deep-rooted Indie tradition. What happens when you do not keep your promise? The guilt inherent in you is carried forward onto your next life through the atman or soul. Why burden your future with the deeds of this life? You carry either punya (credit) or paap (discredit) onto your next life. Why not absolve yourself of all sins? Never make a promise that you cannot fulfil. Once you make a promise, never go back on it. Live not for this life alone. God awaits you in his kingdom."
WALT DISNEY "Born of necessity, the little fellow (Mickey Mouse) literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organisation to its present dimensions and for extending the cartoon anima- tion medium towards new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us."
WALT DISNEY "When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do."
WALTER RALEIGH "Butfrom this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise Me up, I trust."
WAYNE DYER "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
WILLIAM A WARD "We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can leam. We must leam before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead."
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE "And be these juggling friends no more believed, That palter with us in a double sense That keep the word of promise to our ear. And break it to our hope."
WILLIAM THACKERAY "'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry -every man of every nation has done that -'tis the living up to it that is difficult."
YAJUR VEDA "Hatred and anger lead to unhappiness, pain and misery. So one should always be soft-spoken and all karma yogis should tread the path of righteousness."

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