This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.
Virtue should be as common in the laborer as in the king.
The wise are free from perplexity, the virtuous are free from anxiety, the bold are free from fear.
Heaven means to be one with God.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confucius Quotes Quotes on Meditation Remez Sasson Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind. Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity. Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave. When calm your mind and your senses, you become conscious of your always-present inner Self. Relax your body and mind and let your Spirit soar high. Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom. All techniques and methods of inner development have a common goal. They all aim towards freedom and enlightenment. By constant meditation you rise above your mind and awakens into true spirituality. Spirituality and materialism coexist. It is the mind and attitude which decide which attracts more, and to what extent. A free and silent mind is always in meditation. There is meditation with thoughts, and there is meditation without thoughts. Successful meditation with the mind, ultimately leads to meditation without the mind.
Meditation on objects and events bestows power over them. This is the way to create and improve your life. Meditating on an event that is going to happen, and visualizing it as you want it turn out, have the power to mould it according to your thought. When you have a problem, meditate on it and the answer will come, during the meditation or afterwards. Make meditation a daily practice, and it will soon turn into a habit. When you meditate, a lot of thoughts raise their heads, trying to make you forget to think intently. Reject these thoughts and rise above them. Body sensations, thoughts and noises will attract your attention. Be strong, and do not let them distract your attention. The attention tends to wander. It tends to flow towards whatever attracts it. Tie your attention with resolve and intent, and do not let it drag you where it wants to. No matter what technique you follow, do it right, and with one pointed mind, attention, interest and love. A calm mind is not disturbed by the waves of thoughts. Calm the winds of your thoughts, and there will be no waves on the ocean of your mind. Meditate daily, and soon your inner strength and mind power will grow. A beginner needs a quiet place to meditate. Someone with a lot of practice can meditate everywhere and under all circumstances. Constant inner peace and serenity can be yours. Take the first step today.
Even masters had to take the first step, so can you. Concentrate on your consciousness and find out what it is. You may be surprised at what you find. When you manage to rise above your mind through deep meditation, you realize practically what all the seekers have always sought. The body needs material food every day. The soul needs spiritual food. More Quotes
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs. Virtue should be as common in the laborer as in the king. The wise are free from perplexity, the virtuous are free from anxiety, the bold are free from fear. Heaven means to be one with God. If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. Confucius Quotes Confucius Quotes Quotes - Page 1 More Quotes Confucius Quotes - Page 2
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Confucius - transliterated Kong Fuzi or K'ung-fu-tzu, lit. "Master Kong", according to some sources lived between 551 - 479 BCE. He was a famous Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced East Asian life and thought. The philosophy of Confucius emphasised personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Confucius Quotes Ask yourself constantly, "What is the right thing to do?" Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. Silence is the true friend that never betrays. Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Respect yourself and others will respect you. To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. When anger rises, think of the consequences. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial. The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. If one learns from others, but does not think, one will be bewildered. If, on the other hand, one thinks but does not learn from others, one will be in peril. Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Review the old and deducing the new makes a teacher. Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. Confucius Quotes Confucius Quotes Quotes - Page 1 More Quotes Confucius Quotes - Page 2
Quotes on Success and Attaining Success Remez Sasson When the mind thinks of success, the outside world mirrors these thoughts.
Success is the outcome of thinking, visualizing, planning and taking action. Your mind is the generator of failure, and also the generator of success. What you think today is what you live tomorrow. Happy thoughts make your life happy. Miserable thoughts make your life miserable. The image you have of yourself is responsible for the way people see and treat you. Choose your thoughts carefully; they are the builders of your life. Success manifests also in small daily events, not only in the accomplishment of great ambitions. The mental movie in your mind is the cause of everything that happens to you. Nurturing a feeling of success attracts it into your life. Nothing can stand in the way of absolute belief and confidence. Your inner world controls your outer world. Learn to improve your inner world, and your outer world would be affected too. The mental movie that you play in your mind is the life that you will live tomorrow. When you rehearse failure in your mind, you meet failure. When you rehearse success in your mind, you experience it in your life. Thoughts fuelled by desire and motivation make things happen.
What you get is determined by the scope of your thoughts. Success is not only more money, promotion and social status. It is also more happiness, harmonious relationships and spiritual growth. Change the mental movie that you keep viewing in your mind to one that you like. Keep playing in your mind, and before you know it the movie turns into reality. Do not undervalue the importance of success in small matters. It proves to you that with persistence, greater success is possible too. Play a movie of success in the projection room of your mind, and soon this movie will turn into reality. Your mental movies are the trailers of the future. Your thoughts and mental images create your circumstances. Master your thoughts and mental images, and you gain power over your circumstances. Attaining peace of mind, happiness, satisfaction, inner strength, spiritual enlightenment and realizing the inner self is spiritual success. Attaining good health, love, good relationships, promotion, status, money and possessions, and realizing desires and ambitions is material success. Your outer circumstances are the mirror of your inner world. Change your inner world, and you change your outer world. Ambition is the fuel the feed your thoughts, visualization and actions. Willpower, persistence, patience and work bring your desires into manifestation. Visualize your goals clearly, add desire and faith, and you will surely achieve them. More Quotes
Quotes on Motivation and Getting Motivated Remez Sasson Motivation brings excitement, happiness, positive expectations and energy. Motivation overcomes laziness, procrastination, fear and indecisiveness. Motivation is the electrical power that activates the engine of success. Getting motivated is like switching the engine of a car and starting to move. Getting motivated is one of the most important steps toward getting what you want. A persistent strong desire pushes your goal into manifestation. Success requires that you have a motivating inner power to push you forward. Motivation, backed by good planning and correct action leads to success. It is important that you motivate yourself only towards worthy and positive goals that will benefit you and others. Emotions, feelings and desires are the powers that push people to take action. Both positive and negative emotions lead to action and fulfillment. Choose positive emotions and be wary of the negative ones. The power of motivation is the power behind every achievement, big and small. Laziness, indifference and lack of ambition are the results of lack of motivation. Focusing your whole attention on your goal, moves you steadily toward achieving it.
Your inner focus, intent and faith lead you to the accomplishment your desire. Reading inspiring and motivating stories awaken the desire to take action and do things. Stories about people who have achieved their goals, material or spiritual, evoke the desire to do the same. The moods and mental states of energetic, highly motivated people, are contagious. They can awaken in you the desire to be like them. Association with energetic, highly motivated people, awaken dormant energies and powers in the people who associate with them. Visualizing your desire as already accomplished and enjoying the feelings of accomplishment, awaken in you energies that drive you to do whatever it takes to make your desire come true. Affirmations awaken the power of your subconscious mind into action. First motivate yourself, and then it will be easier to motivate others. Motivation gives the first push, but you need persistence and self discipline to get to the finish line. More Quotes
Quotes on Mind and Consciousness Remez Sasson The mind is like a machine that never shuts down. Does the engine of your car or your vacuum cleaner work incessantly, twenty four hours a day? Why does your mind work this way? Learn to be aware and conscious of your consciousness, and you will find who you really are.
Concentration is the ability to focus the mind on one point. There is consciousness of the ego and the world around you, and there is consciousness of the Real Self, the Real You. Stop your agitated thoughts, and find out who it is that stops them. Concentration and meditation lead to the ability to be without thoughts, but yet retain full consciousness. In full calmness and peace you experience the unchanging, eternal pure being that you are. You, the real you, are eternal, not the ego, body, feelings or thoughts, but the spirit beyond them. You are the the consciousness and awareness beyond words and thoughts. Upon Self-Realization, you will burst into laughter. You will be amazed how simple and different it is from what you have thought it is. To realize your inner self is pure simplicity. You do not have to do anything; yet you have to work hard to get it. It may seem a paradox, but it is not. Freedom is won by throwing away your mental illusions and attachments. Thoughts are not a necessity; most of the time they are just distractions that obstruct your inner vision. It is possible, through proper means, to teach the mind to think only when it is necessary, for the period of time you decide. Without incessant thinking, you become more conscious and alive. People's experience of the no-thinking state is limited to times of deep sleep or unconsciousness, as in a swoon or under anesthetics.
Being fully conscious, yet without thoughts, is like sleep, but yet being awake. To understand what inner freedom means, imagine the state of the happiness, calmness, relaxation and peace of mind of deep sleep, but combined with full awakening and awareness. The waves of the mind lose their power to diturb and distract you, when you still the mind and rise above its desires and whims. To use the mind when needed, and to switch it off afterwards, is a great art and science. Cleanse your mind with the soap of concentration, and wash it with the water of meditation. Consciousness of your real nature dawns, as you start gaining the ability to still your mind. More Quotes Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes Paramahansa Yogananda Words of Wisdom Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul. Smiling away your troubles requires a clear conscience that harbor no insincerity. Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it. The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul.
Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make. Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have. He who is persistent will realize God. So try your best to make meditation a regular experience in your life. Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable. They little know what radical change are possible through prayer. Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses, to be used by Thee, O infinite creator, in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me. I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service. Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own. Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations. Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Words of Wisdom When the mind is kept away from its preoccupation, it becomes quiet.
Time is in the mind, space is in the mind. The law of cause and effect is also a way of thinking. In reality all is here and now and all is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only. The mind craves for formulations and definitions, always eager to squeeze reality into a verbal shape. A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part. The mind covers up reality, without knowing it. To know the nature of the mind, you need intelligence, the capacity to look at the mind in silent and dispassionate awareness. Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light. There is nothing to practise. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking. Look at your mind dispassionately; this is enough to calm it. When it is quiet, you can go beyond it. Do not keep it busy all the time. Stop it - and just be. If you give it a rest, it will settle down and recover its purity and strength. Constant thinking makes it decay. The unchangeable can only be realised in silence. Once realised, it will deeply affect the changeable, itself remaining unaffected. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture. To locate a thing you need space, to place an event you need time; but the timeless and spaceless defies handling. It makes everything perceivable, yet itself is beyond perception. The mind cannot know what is beyond the mind, but the mind is known by what is beyond it. You are not in the body, the body is in you! The mind is in you. They happen to you. They are
there because you find them interesting. Put your awareness to work, not your mind. The mind is not the right instrument for this task. The timeless can be reached only by the timeless. Your body and your mind are born subject to time; only awareness is timeless, even in the now. To me nothing ever happens. There is something changeless, motionless, immovable, rock-like, unassailable; a solid mass of pure being-consciousness-bliss. I am never out of it. Nothing can take me out of it, no torture, no calamity. Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes Buddha Quotes The Wise Words of Buddha - Page 1 Buddha Quotes - Page 1 Buddha Quotes - Page 2 If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater. I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise. It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
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. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness. As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. Look within, thou art the Buddha. Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. 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.
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Quotes on Self Control Remez Sasson Self control is the rejection of anger, intolerance and impulsiveness. Whoever is able to rise above anger, gets closer to inner peace. Self control ultimately leads to detachment and peace of mind. Who controls who? It is the Spirit controlling the lower nature. Discipline is the rejection of instant gratification in favor of something better and higher. Controlling the lower nature is of great importance to anyone desiring to have good relationships. Letting anger and impatience run riot create trouble, unpleasant situations and the loss of friends. You don't control negative habits with force. You do so by developing new, good habits. Transform your negative habits into positive ones, through affirmations, visualization and positive behavior. Impatience leads to regret and unhappiness. Patience and perseverance lead to success and achieving your goals.
Self control saves you of mistakes, embarrassment and loss. Buddha - Quotes The Wise Words of Buddha - Page 2 Buddha Quotes - Page 1 Buddha Quotes - Page 2 Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze. Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world. On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it
agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts. Buddha Quotes Buddha Quotes - Page 1 Buddha Quotes - Page 2 More Quotes Ramesh Balsekar Quotes Ramesh Balsekar Sayings and Words
The thinking mind, the ego, the "me" are all the same. They are different names for the same thing, which is an illusion.
It is the nature of the monkey-mind to jump about and chatter.
Ego is the thinking mind.
Mind is merely a collection of thoughts, or a collection of impressions which makes up this "me", this self image.
The ego is the identified consciousness. When the impersonal Consciousness identifies itself with the personal organism, the ego arises.
Identification with the body is so total that it gives one a sense of separate identity. Now, the separate identity is merely a concept, a concept based on the individual body appearing solid.
All there is is consciousness. That is the Source from which the manifestation has come.
The only truth is I AM - I Exist. That is the only truth. Everything else is a concept. Rebirth is a concept. Your karma is a concept.
What is seeking? Seeking is "you" wanting to know God.
Consciousness is the only Reality.
Seekers continue to practice all kinds of self-torture without realizing that such 'spiritual practice' is a reinforcement of the very ego that prevents them from their natural, free state. Sri Ramana Maharshi Quotes Sri Ramana Maharshi Words of Wisdom - Page 1 Ramana Maharshi Quotes - Page 1 Ramana Maharshi Quotes - Page 2 Mind is consciousness, which has limitations. We are orginally unlimited and perfect. Later on we take on limitations and become the mind. Meditation depends upon the strength of mind. It must be unceasing even when one is engaged in work. Particular time for it is meant for novices. When one makes the mind stick to one thought, the mind becomes rock-steady and the energy is conserved. The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought. Whoever investigates the True "I" enjoys the stillness of bliss.
When the mind is left without anything to cling to, it becomes still. The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm. There is no mind to control if you realise the self. The mind having vanished, the self shines forth. In the realised man, the mind may be active or inactive, the self remains for him. Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form. Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its weakness; by constant meditation it gains strength. Enlightenment is total emptiness of mind. There is nothing you can do to get it. Any effort you make can only be an obstruction to it. The same Consciousness prevails at rest as the Absolute and in motion as duality. When the sense of "me" disappears completely, duality vanishes in ecstasy. Ramesh Balsekar Quotes
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Mind is consciousness, which has limitations. We are orginally unlimited and perfect. Later on we take on limitations and become the mind.
Meditation depends upon the strength of mind. It must be unceasing even when one is engaged in work. Particular time for it is meant for novices.
When one makes the mind stick to one thought, the mind becomes rock-steady and the energy is conserved.
The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought.
Whoever investigates the True "I" enjoys the stillness of bliss.
When the mind is left without anything to cling to, it becomes still.
The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm.
There is no mind to control if you realise the self. The mind having vanished, the self shines forth. In the realised man, the mind may be active or inactive, the self remains for him.
Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form.
Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its weakness; by constant meditation it gains strength.
When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.
See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away - the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness.
The "I" thought is said to be the sum total of all thoughts. The source of the "I" thought has to be enquired into.
The mind of one meditating on a single object becomes one-pointed. And onepointedness of mind leads to abidance in the self.
Real attainment is to be fully conscious, to be aware of surroundings and the people around, to move among them all, but not to merge consciousness in the environment. One should remain in inner independent awareness.
Once the current of awareness of the self is set afoot, it becomes everlasting and continuous by intensification.
Realization is to get rid of the delusion that you have not realized.
Good thoughts keep off bad thoughts. They must themselves disappear before the state of realization.
Realization is our true nature. It is nothing new to be gained. What is new cannot be eternal. Therefore there is no need to be doubting whether we would gain or lose the self.
A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence in his aura, which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence.
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.
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When we see our self, there is no world; and when we lose sight of the self, we get ourselves bound in the world.
The self is like a pearl. To find it you must dive deep down into silence, deeper and ever deeper until it is reached.
The self is pure knowledge, pure delight where there is no duality.
The illuminated one who is happy in the peace of the self, without thought of the past and the future, and is like a mere witness of the present, has his knots of bondage cut.
He alone who has realized the self in the heart has known the Truth. Having transcended the dualities, he is never perplexed.
The self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself, within yourself.
A self-realized man remains happy without being affected by false appearances, whereas the ignorant man is miserable.
Seek the source of the ego, abide there for ever in the source and find yourself in bliss.
That pure consciousness which is the reality, and which shines without a break, as "I AM" when the mind becomes calm, is the supreme bliss.
The enlightened one that has become one with the unchanging supreme consciousness, like a river that has become one with the ocean, takes birth no more in a body.
All actions, past, present and future, become extinct in the case of a liberated one, because his sense of being the doer is gone; it was lost along with the ego, who alone was the doer.
You can never find mind through the mind. Go beyond it, and find it non-existent.
How is it possible for the mind to know the Lord who imparts His light to the mind, and shines within the mind, except by turning the mind inward and fixing it on the Lord?
Self realization is cessation of thoughts and of all mental activity. Thoughts are like bubbles upon the surface of the sea.
Papaji - Sri H.L. Poonja Quotes Words from Papaji Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don't give rise to any thought, and discover who you are. What is purification of the mind? No thought. This thought-less mind, sattvic mind, no mind, can be called Consciousness itself. Self itself. If you address the mind with "Who are you?" it will disappear. Mind is nothing but thought. You can't separate thought itself from the mind. When we use the word "I", there is ego. Then there is the mind, then there is a body, then there are senses, then there are sense objects, and then all manifestation arises. Who is journeying for freedom? The one who is already free. Just get rid of the concept, "I am the body, separate from the source." You return to what you always were. Nothing arises without Self. All existence is one in one's own Self. Meditation is to effortlessly turn the mind toward that energy which energizes mind. The Silence that I speak about is neither meditating nor sitting quiet. The Silence that I speak about has nothing to do with meditation or talking or not talking because then the mind is still running about here and there and everywhere. What I mean by Silence is that should be no thought rising from the mind. No thought rising from your mind is Silence. Stillness of mind comes from giving up all attachments except that attachment to Self. When the mind is quiet, all is Self. When mind moves the world arises, so be still, throw away everything, and be free.
Self is what you are. You are That Fathomlessness in which experience and concepts appear. Self is the Moment that has no coming or going. It is the Heart, Atman, Emptiness. It shines to Itself, by Itself, in Itself. Self is what gives breath to Life. You need not search for It, It is Here. You are That through which you would search. You are what you are looking for! And That is All it is. You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place. Papaji - Sri H.L. - Poonja Quotes
Stillness means 'being free from thoughts' and yet aware. Sri Ramana Maharshi Quotes
hagavad Gita Quotes The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace. Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts. Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice. There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes. Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation. Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart. The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self; there remains nothing more for him to accomplish. Fear Not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed. Not by refraining from action does man attain freedom from action. Not by mere renunciation does he attain supreme perfection. Action is greater than inaction. Perform therefore thy task in life. Even the life of the body could not be if there were no action. When the sage climbs the heights of Yoga, he follows the path of work; but when he reaches the heights of Yoga, he is in the land of peace. Whenever the mind unsteady and restless strays away from the spirit, let him ever and for ever lead it again to the spirit. No work stains a man who is pure, who is in harmony, who is master of his life, whose soul is one with the soul of all. Bhagavad Gita Quotes
Quotes on Peace of Mind Remez Sasson Peace of mind is experienced when the stormy waves of the mind quell down.
Real peace of mind is the companion of the silence of the mind.
You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quietening and relaxing the restless mind.
Your nature is absolute peace. You are not the mind. Silence your mind through concentration and meditation, and you will discover the peace of the Spirit that you are, and have always been.
The mind is like a TV screen. There is always movement and action there. As you can switch off your TV, so you can switch off the TV screen of your mind.
When you sleep, you entertain no visitors at your house, and your windows and doors are closed. When you want to enjoy peace of mind you have to let your thoughts go, and close the windows and doors of your mind.
You switch off the engine of your car, so why don't you switch off the engine of your mind?
Inner peace creates outer peace.
The mind is like a room that is always full with stuff. There is no free space there. When it becomes vacant, peace of mind prevails.
Give your brain some rest by switching off the movements of the mind.
Stop your thoughts, but stay awake, and you will experience the great ocean of peace beyond the mind.
You are the consciousness beyond the mind. By stilling the mind you realize this fact. Then peace of mind will be always be with you.
True peace of mind is not dependent on circumstances. It comes from the inside.
The wind causes waves to arise at the sea. Restless thoughts are the winds that bring waves and storms into the mind.
Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.
Worries, fears, desires, restlessness, nervousness drive peace of mind away.
When you sleep deeply, nothing worries you. You enjoy peace. You can enjoy this same peace while awake and active.
Through concentration and meditation you become the boss of your mind, and gain the ability to tell it when to be active and when to stay silent.
Constant meditation awakens the ability to enjoy peace of mind while talking, eating, walking, working and throughout any other activity.
Negative feelings and negative thoughts keep peace of mind away.
The presence of a true spiritual teacher, reading inspiring words and letting in inspiring thoughts, tend to make the mind peaceful.
Meditate regularly, think only positively, aspire to find the consciousness beyond the mind, and peace of mind will be yours.
Do you need or enjoy fear, worries and restlessness? If you don't, then why do you keep inviting them into your mind?
As the house is cleaned, so the mind can be cleaned. As you enjoy a clean house, you will enjoy a clean and unclutterd mind.
When you unclutter your mind, you enjoy peace of mind.
Quotes on Happiness and Being Happy Remez Sasson Inspiring quotes and phrases are like vitamins to the soul. Happiness is within you. When you stop the chatter of the mind and expel your worries and fears you find out that happiness surfaces from within you. Happiness is not something far away and unattainable, and its manifestation does not depend on circumstances. Happiness is one of the most important treasures. It is within your soul. All you have to do, is dig it out and enjoy it. There is no need to search for happiness or to create it. There is no need to undergo all kinds of external experiences in order to enjoy it. It is always here, deep within your soul. Happiness is always here, but covered by thoughts, desires and fears. Happiness comes from within. Your attitude decides whether you are happy or not. You can change your attitude. Happiness is a state of mind. More correctly put, it is the state beyond the mind. It is our attitude that makes us feel happy or unhappy.
Your thoughts and worries hide away your happiness. If you smile while you talk, you make people happy. A calm and detached mind is the gate to true happiness. Happiness is experienced after a problem has been solved, a fear has disappeared or after realizing a desire. At this moment the mind is released from it fears, worries and desires and becomes quiet, letting the happiness emerge. Look at the happy side of life, and you will develop the happiness habit. Learn to laugh. This will make you feel better. Focusing your mind on everything that you do, increases your control over your mind, which makes it easier for the inner joy to manifest. Your inner nature is bliss and joy. Clean your mind of thoughts and worries and you will find this treasure within you. When you wake up from deep sleep you feel happy. This is because the mind was quiet. If you are able to make your mind quiet during your waking hours, you will experience happiness. Each day do something to make you feel happy, until this becomes a habit. Cheerfulness is contagious. Choose cheerful people for your friends and you become cheerful too. Sharing and accepting other people's happiness increases our own happiness. Choose happiness, concentrate on happiness and you will find it everywhere. Let the joy in your heart overflow and water everyone you meet.
Pleasure comes from the outside, happiness from the inside. A good word to a friend or stranger can bring light into their day. When you have a positive frame of mind, you broadcast positive thoughts and feelings to the world around you. More Quotes
Quotes on Perseverance Remez Sasson Perseverance is like driving a bulldozer that moves on and on, removing all obstacles on the way. It is not enough to start doing something. You have also to continue, until you finish doing it. Persevering is the act of going all the way, from having an idea in the mind to making it a reality. It is important to keep your enthusiasm at the start line, middle line and at the finish line. To accomplish anything, one must never give up in the face of obstacles or failures. Success is the outcome of desire, vision, action and perseverance. Most accomplishments were preceded by persistence and perseverance. Nothing can stand in the face of a person who is self disciplined and possesses willpower. Tenacity of purpose is one of signs of a great man or woman. Learn from failure and then courageously start again. This will lead you to success. How can you get anything in life if you give up easily?
To go straight on, not heeding obstacles and failure is a sign of inner strength. Decide what you want to achieve, and then work diligently and fearlessly to achieve it. Quotes on Positive Thinking Remez Sasson The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life's direction. Being positive or negative are habits of thoughts that have a very strong influence on life. Positive and negative are directions. Which direction do you choose? Positive thinking is expecting, talking and visualizing with certainty what you want to achieve, as an accomplished fact. Riches, mediocrity and poverty begin in the mind. Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror. The mind is the decisive factor in your life, but who decides for the mind? A positive attitude brings strength, energy and initiative. To think negatively is like taking a weakening drug. Positive thoughts are not enough. There have to be positive feelings and positive actions. When you say, "I can't" and expect the worst, you become weak and unhappy. When you say "I can", and expect success, you fill yourself with confidence and happiness. Being resolute, decisive and courageous in small matters and in big ones is being positive.
You can close the windows and darken your room, and you can open the windows and let light in. It is a matter of choice. Your mind is your room. Do you darken it or do you fill it with light? Positive thinking and negative thinking are attitudes. They are points of view, and show the way people handle their affairs. Suppose you stand at a crossroads, one way leads to a desert and the other one to lush meadows, which way do you choose? Clear thoughts produce produce clear results. Positive thinking evokes more energy, more initiative and more happiness. Train your mind to think in terms of 'possible' and 'can be done'. When you have control over your thoughts, you have control over your life. Happy thoughts attract happy people into your life. Happy thoughts fill your life with happiness. When you change your habitual thoughts, it is like changing the direction of a train. Affirm the positive, visualize the positive and expect the positive, and your life will change accordingly. When there are difficulties and you feel down, this is the time to visualize, think and expect the positive. Do not let circumstances influence your thoughts and moods. By rising over them mentally, you will eventually rise over them materially. Fill your mind with light, happiness, hope, feelings of security and strength, and soon your life will reflect these qualities.
Reading inspiring quotes uplifts the mind. Repeating inspiring quotes during the day, helps to cope better with with every situation that arises. The power of positive thinking is like a car with a powerful engine that can take you to the summit of a mountain.
Perseverance is made up of patience, willpower, self discipline and self control. More Quotes
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