Judging Others

A P J ABDUL KALAM –”We should go ahead with the civilian nuclear deal with the US.”

AARON MACHADO –”The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn’t exist.”

‘ABDU’L-BAHA –”Those who have passed on through death, have a sphere of their own. It is not removed from ours; their work, the work of the Kingdom, is ours; but it is sanctified from what we call ‘time and place’. Time with us is measured by the sun. When there is no more sunrise, and no more sunset, that kind of time does not exist for man. Those who have ascended have different attributes from those who are still on earth, yet there is no real separation.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN –”Public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN –”The best way to get a had law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”

ADAM SMITH –”Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production.”

ADI GRANTH –”All that are rulers, kings, potentates,lords, chiefs, officials — All are God’s creation. Their will is subject to God’s; On God are they all dependent.”

ADI GRANTH –”Our body in Kali Yuga is a field of action: As a man sows, so is his reward. Nothing by empty talk is determined: Anyone swallowing poison must die. Brother! Behold the Creator’s justice: As are a man’s actions, so is his recompense.”

ADI GRANTH BILAVAL –”Now are for us no Entanglements or snares, Nor a bit of egoism left. Now is all distance annulled, nor are curtains drawn between us. Thou art mine, I Thine.”

ADMENNE RICH –”Lying is done with words and also with silence.”

AL GORE –”I drive a hybrid. And I encourage people to make environmentally conscious choices.”

AL JUSTICE –”God is the totality of life and all that exists and our awareness of this totality This concept of God is a superstructure for the huge breadth of awareness, from the grandest to the smallest… As soon as you hem God in, paint a relief, watch Ben Hur, and have Him figured out, you realise He’s something more — much more.”

ALAN GREENSPAN –” In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.”

ALAN WATTS –”Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN –”How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”

ALBERT EINSTEIN –”How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”

ALBERT EINSTEIN –”One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.”

ALBERT SCHWEITZER –”Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will — his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.”

ALDOUS HUXLEY –”After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL –”When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD –”Your learning is useless to you till you have lost your text- books, burnt your lecture notes, and forgotten the minutiae which you learnt by heart for the examination.”

ALICE IN CHAINS –”Every day it’s something/Hits me all so cold. Find me sitting by myself/No excuses, then I know.”

AMBROSE BIERCE –”MONARCH, n. A person engaged in reigning. Formerly the monarch ruled, as the derivation of the word attests, and as many subjects have had occasion to learn… in western Europe political administration is mostly entrusted to his ministers, he being somewhat preoccupied with reflections relating to the status of his own head.”

ANDRE BRETON –”I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.”

ANNA AKHMATOVA –”But Fear and the Muse in turn guard the place Where the banished poet has gone And the night that comes with quickened pace Is ignorant of dawn.”

ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH –”If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”

ANNE W SHAEF –”So often/ we believe that we have come to a place/ that is void of hope and possibilities,/ only to find that it is the very hopelessness/ that allows us to hit bottom,/ give up our illusion of control,/ turn it over, and ask for help./ Out of the ashes of our hopelessness/ comes the fire of our hope.”

ANONYMOUS –”He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.”

ANONYMOUS –”I believe in love at first sight. Because I loved my mother ever since Iopened my eyes.”

ANONYMOUS –”I must stand up in search of the truth, if I don’t I only roll with the flow of the lie and make it stronger.”

ANONYMOUS –”One of the reasons why people hold on to memories so tight is because memories are the only thing that don’t change when everyone else does.”

ANONYMOUS –”Tears can be more special than smiles. For smiles can be given to anyone, but tears are shed for people we love.”

ANONYMOUS –”Why do the wicked always form groups, whereas the righteous do not? Because the wicked, walking in darkness, need company, but the righteous, who live in light, do not fear being alone.”

ANTHONY J. D’ANGELO –”Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.”

ARABIAN PROVERB –”He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”

ARISTOTLE –”A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.”

ARISTOTLE –”I count him braver who overcomes his desires than one who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”

ARNOLD TOYNBEE –”Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”

ARNOLD TOYNBEE –”The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER –”Compassion is the basis of all morality.”

ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT –” If you can’t go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.”

ASHTAVAKRA SAMHITA –”Burn down the forest of ignorance with the fire of the conviction, ‘I am the one, and Pure Conscious-ness’, be free from grief and be happy You are that Consciousness, Bliss: Supreme Bliss, in and upon which this universe appears superimposed, like a snake on a rope. Live happily.”

ASHTAVAKRA SAMHITA –”One of dull intellect, even without doing anything, is ever agitated by distraction; but the skilful one, even doing his duties, is verily unperturbed.”

ATHARVA VEDA –”The citadel of the body is unconquerable, equipped with eight circles and nine portals, contains the soul full of a myriad power. It is ever marching on to blissful God, surrounded by the realisation of the Supreme Being.”

ATHARVA VEDA –”The Creator is perfect,/He possesses perfect power./ The perfect universe derives life/ From the perfect Creator./ Let us comprehend this perfect power/ That bestows life on all beings.”

AUNG SAN SUU KYI –”The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.”

AUSTRALIAN TRAFFIC RULE –”Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety.”

BAHA’ULLAH –”Our hope is that the world’s religious leaders and the rulers thereof will unitedly arise for the reformation of this age and the rehabilitation of its fortunes. Let them, after meditating on its needs, take counsel together and, through anxious and full deliberation, administer to a diseased and sorely-afflicted world the remedy it recfuireth… Religion is the greatest of all means for the establishment of order in the world and for the peaceful contentment of all that dwell therein… The purpose of religion…is to establish unity and concord amongst the peoples of the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife.”

BARBARA DE ANGELIS –”Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”

BEJAN DARUWALLA –”Mars, in Indian astrology, is energy, and the physical manifestation of it is in might. The result is clearly fearlessness and victory.”

BEN STEIN –”The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”

BENJAMIN DISRAELI –”Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN –”The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit upon his own arise.”

BERTRAND RUSSELL –”If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.”

BETTE MIDLER –”I always try to balance the light with the heavy a few tears of human spirit, in with the sequins and the fringes.”

BHAGAVAD GITA –”He who is satisfied with wisdom and direct vision of Truth, who has conquered the senses and is ever undisturbed, to whom a lump of earth, a stone and gold are the same, that Yogi is said to be a Yukta, a saint of established wisdom.”

BHAGAVAD GITA –”He who performs his duty without depending on the fruits of his actions — he is a sanyasi and a yogi, not he who is without fire and without activity.. No one becomes a yogi who has not renounced thoughts, scheming or planning.”

BHAGAVAD GITA –”I am the Self, 0 Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all beings; I am the beginning, the middle and also the end of all beings.”

BHAGAVAD GITA –”If Thou thinkest that it can Be seen by me, 0 Lord, Prince of mystic power, then do Thou to me Reveal Thine immortal Self. The Blessed One said: Behold My forms, son of Prtha, By hundreds and by thousands, Of various sorts, marvellous, Of various colours and shapes. But thou canst not see me with this same eye of thine own; I give thee a supernatural eye: behold my mystic power, as God!”

BHAGAVAD GITA –”The spirit soul bewildered by the influence of false ego thinks himself the doer of activities that are in actuality carried out by the three modes of material nature.”

BILL CLINTON –”There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

BLACKFOOT –”What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset…”

BOB MARLEY –”Hey mister music, sure sounds good to me I can’t refuse it what to be.”

BRAHMAKUMARIS –”The good you have been thinking of doing — do it now. Who knows what tomorrow may bring; so, don’t wait. Do it while you can. Do it now.”

BRAHMAKUMARIS –”The indication of balance in life is a sense of well-being, optimism and a clear conscience… I can only give my best to others when i am myself at my best.”

BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD –”0 God, From untruth, lead me to Light; from death lead me to Immortality. Peace. Peace. Peace.”

BUDDHAGHOSA –”There are gods and men who delight in becoming. When they are taught the law for the cessation of becoming, their mind does not respond.”

CALVIN & HOBBES –”You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.”

CAROLINE MYSS –”Developing self-esteem requires an act of revolution, or several mini-revolutions, in which we begin to separate from group thought and establish our own sense of authority We may suddenly realise we hold an opinion different from our family or our peers, but in either case we will have difficulty freeing ourselves from the group’s energy whose strength depends upon numbers and opposition to most expressions of individuality The act of finding our own voice, even in mini-revolutions, is spiritually significant. Spiritual maturity is measured not by the sophistication of a person’s opinions, but by their genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them…”

CHARLIE CHAPLIN –”I always like to Walk in the rain so that no one can see me crying.”

CHARLOTTE WHITTON –”Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this not difficult.”

CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT –”Clarity is the state of seeing clearly You achieve clarity in those moments of startling insight when you are able to shift your perspective by viewing a situation in a new light…”

COCO CHANEL –”A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”

COLDPLAY –”When it started we had Ugh hopes/now my back’s on the hopes/Now my back’s on the-line/My back’s on the rapes.”

CONFUCIUS –”Silence is the true friend that never betrays.”

CONFUCIUS –”Yang and Yin, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, sun and moon, thunder and lightning, wind and rain, cold and warmth, good and evil, high and low, righteousness and humaneness,… the interplay of Opposite Principles constitutes the universe.”

DALAI LAMA –”If you want others to be happy practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion… For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it’s okay to remain a radical atheist, it’s absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart — then no problem. Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human ‘brain’ with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human ‘heart’ with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is…”

DAN SALOMON –”Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code.”

DAVE BARRY –”YOU CAN ONLY BE YOUNG ONCE. BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS BE IMMATURE.”

DEAN MARTIN –”I’d hate to be a teetotaler the morning and knowing that’s as good as you’re going to feel all day”

DEEPAK CHOPRA –”When awareness is completely balanced, communicating with the outside world is instantaneous and automatic. It happens with the touch of thought.”

DEEPAK TANDON –”Soaring, Where perception, from wherever, is correct in itself, Where the horizon spreads to all directions, Where merger, defies the theories of opposite forces, Where separation, is reduced to just an illusion, Where ‘the abstract force’, breaks all barriers of disputed views, Where the issue, is not even the issuelessness, Where the beauty of a lush green meadow and a desert is the same, Where colour is not bound by a significance, Where merger, even merges the difference between duality and oneness, Where wholeness is love, Where love in its description, goes abstract, Where ‘The abstract’, manifests wherever to enjoy wherever, Where, wherever amazes himself with himself, Where this phenomena may be expressed as ‘life’. Where there ‘is’, thus, “The Joy of Life”.”

DENG XIAOPING –”If the masses feel some anger, we must let them express it.”

DENNIS WEAVER –”It’s not an if— we’re going to have to change. Oil is simply going to be gone.”

DHAMMAPADA –”An ignorant man committing evil deeds does not realise the consequences. The imprudent man is consumed by his own deeds, like one burnt by fire.”

DHAMMAPADA –”From what is dear, grief is born,/ from what is dear, fear is born./ For someone freed from what is dear/ there is no grief/ — so why fear? From what is loved, grief is born,/ from what is loved, fear is born./ For someone freed from what is loved,/ there is no grief/ — so why fear? From delight, grief is born,/ from delight, fear is born./ For someone freed from delight/ there is no grief/ — so why fear? From sensuality, grief is born,/ from sensuality, fear is born./ For someone freed from sensuality/ there is no grief/ — so why fear? From craving, grief is born,/from craving, fear is born./ For someone freed from craving/ there is ho grief/ — so why fear?”

DHAMMAPADA –”Heedfulness is the path to the deathless; heedlessness is the path to death. The heedful do not die; the heedless are like unto the dead. The constantly meditative, the ever steadfast ones, realise the bond-free, supreme nibbana…the wise man guards earnestness as the greatest treasure.”

DOROTHY BERNARD –”Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

DRIES SHAH –”It is not enough that there is a collection of people with the common aim of working in unison towards an objective… Aspiration and desire only are not enough.”

DUE DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD –”However brilliant an action may be, it should not be accounted great when it is not the result of great purpose.”

DURGALAKSHMI, V –”It is God, His being, His seeing, which make the whole world seem a never ending beauty in bliss. This beauty, this bliss is born of love divine. To grant man this beauty, this true bliss of love, God comes down and walks the earth, as a sage, as a saint, a mahatma or a guru divine. His mystic divine vision now, is for one and all, to see, to drink in and feel sweet ecstasy Man then dances singing thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks my dear lord, for revealing to me You and I can be one in sweet godly seeing. Truth, love and beauty are an eternal reality to me now, as I know You are me and I You.”

EARL GRAY STEVENS –”Confidence, like art, never comes with having all the answers, it comes from being Open to the questions.”

EDDIE CANTOR –”Slowdown and enjoy life. it’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”

EDWARD GORDON –”Does science make belief in God obsolete? Actually, it’s faith that makes science obsolete. If there has ever been even one miracle in the entire world, then science has become inadequate to explain the universe. At that point, science becomes nothing more than a means of technology, just something to make our physical lives better.”

EE CUMMINGS –”The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”

EKNATH EASWARAN –”During the early stages of the spiritual journey, we can feel a certain deprivation when we have to keep saying ‘no to the senses as they clamour for things that will only add to the burden of the journey later on. Don’t eat this. Don’t drink that. Don’t smoke. Don’t watch that. This is what you keep hearing from your spiritual teacher. There is no rapture; no ecstasy only dos and don’ts. Discriminatory restraint of senses is not asceticism. The purpose is not to subjugate the body We need to rein the senses to be faithful allies on our journey for two compelling reasons: first, the body is our vehicle, and we need to keep it healthy strong and resilient so that it can carry us steadily and safely to the summit of consciousness. Second, training the senses strengthens the will. A strong will is required to move out of the Valley of Death which is our physical world. An untrained will becomes self-will, an enemy But a trained will is a powerful ally”

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT –”You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

EMILY DICKINSON –”FAME IS A BEE/IT HAS A SONG/IT HAS A STING/AH, TOO, IT HAS A WING.”

ERASMUS DARWIN –”Organic life beneath the shoreless waves Was born and nurs’d in ocean’s pearly caves; First forms minute, unseen by spherical glass, Move on the mud, or pierce the watery mass; These, as successive generations bloom, New powers acquire and larger limbs assume; Whence countless groups of vegetation spring, And breathing realms of fin and feet and wing.”

ESTONIAN PROVERB –”Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”

EZRA POUND –”In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.”

FELICITY KENDALL –”There is one sure way of telling when politicians aren’t telling the truth — their lips –move.”

FELIX FRANKFURTER –”No office in the land is more important than that of being a citizen.”

FRAN LEBOWITZ –”Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.”

FRANK CRANE –”What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”

FRANK LLOYD –”An expert is a man who has stopped thinking – he knows.”

FRANZ KAFKA –”Don’t despair, not even over the fact that you don’t despair.”

G K CHESTERTON –”Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of then- gravity.”

GAUTAMA BUDDHA –”Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves you ignorant. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW –”Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW –”When a man wants to murder a tiger, it’s called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it’s called ferocity.”

GEORGE CARLIN –”Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”

GEORGE CARLIN –”I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me…they’re cramming for their final exam.”

GEORGE MACDONALD –”To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA –”A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA –”Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.”

GESHE NAMGYAL WANGCHEN –”If we single-pointedly practice great compassion, then, with little effort, we will be able to gain all other virtues.”

GIACOMO LEOPARDI –”No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets, less, than intolerance.”

GIOVANNI BATISTA FELICI –”Among the many disorders which the intemperance of mankind has introduced to shorten their lives, one of the greatest, in my opinion, is the use of chocolate.”

GK CHESTERTON –”You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

GURU GOBIND SINGH –”Give me a boon, 0 God! I should not deflect from good deeds, I should not fear those with whom I fight, I must make my success a certainty.”

GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”Through the Word of the Shabad, enter the mansion of the Lord’s Presence; you shall be blessed with patience, forgiveness, truth and peace: With mind, body and mouth, chant His Glorious Virtues forever; courage and composure shall enter deep within your mind.”

GURU NANAK –”0 my heart! Love God as the lotus loves the water, The more it is beaten by the waves, the more its love enkindles; Having received its life from water, it dies without water, 0 my heart! Love God as the chatrik loves the rain drops, Who even when fountains are full and the land green, Is not satisfied as long as it cannot get a drop of rain.”

HELEN KELLER –”I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.”

HENRI F AMIEL –”The philosopher is like a man fasting in the midst of universal intoxication. He alone perceives the illusion of which all creatures are the willing playthings; he is less duped than his neighbour by his own nature. He judges more sanely, he sees things as they are. It is in this that his liberty consists, in the ability to see clearly and soberly in the power of mental record.”

HENRY CATE –”The problem with political jokes is they get elected.”

HENRY DAVID THOREAU –”Any fool can make ‘a rule, and any fool will mind it.”

HENRY DAVID THOREAU –”Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.”

HENRY FORD –”Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”

HENRY FORD –”Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”

HENRY VAN DYKE –”Use what talents you have. The woods would be silent if no birds sang there except those what sang best.”

HENRY WARD BEECHER –”Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

HERNANDO CORTIS –”The divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits man to walk for a whole day without food.”

HORACE –”Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?”

HUNTER S. THOMPSON –”I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”

I CHING –”Danger arises when a man feels secure in his position. Destruction threatens when a man seeks to preserve his worldly estate. Confusion develops when a man has put everything in order. I Therefore, the superior man does not forget danger in his security, nor ruin neither when he is well-established, nor confusion when his affairs are in order. In this way he gains personal safety and is able to protect the empire.”

ISAAC ASIMOV –”Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

IZAAK WALTON –”Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.”

J KRISHNAMURTI –”Psychologically there is nothing in the world that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing. Because, your leaders – religious and political — and your books — sacred and profane — have all failed, and you are still confused, in misery, in conflict.”

JACK HANDY –”As a young boy when you get splashed by a mud puddle on the way to school, you wonder if you should go home and change, but be late for school, or go to school the way you are; dirty and soaking wet. Well, while he tried to decide, I drove by and splashed him again.”

JAMES A FROUDE –”As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.”

JAMES M BARRIE –”When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU –”A secular state does not mean an irreligious state.”

JAY –”Science can probe down to the most minuscule subatomic particle or look out into the universe, where light was first born a billion light years ago. Science is the field of the intellect. But…the poet’s song touches the human heart, and the beat of that eternal rhythm will never be explained, save by the Love of God.”

JEAN PAUL RICHTER –”Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled.”

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE –”Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.”

JEFF –”Science cannot answer why there is something rather than nothing. Science can only study the something.”

JEROME CUMMINGS –”A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.”

JEWISH PROVERB –”God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.”

JHON CHURTONCOLLINS –”In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.”

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the . moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI –”Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.”

JOHN BARRYMORE –”Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”

JOHN DENNISON –”Spiritual justice is the right of every soul to set its own course through life, and the responsibility to allow others to do the same. Allowing everything to be as it is created. And to accept responsibility for our role in it all— through our perceptions, our choices, and the conditions within that shape our lives (whether within our conscious awareness or not).”

JOHN HUSTON –”Hollywood has always been a cage… a cage to catch our dreams.”

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH –”In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.”

JOHN RUSKIN –”In order that people may be happy in their work. These three things are needed: They must be fit for it: They must not do too much of it: And they must have a sense of success in it.”

JOHN RUSKIN –”Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rival ship; or nobly, which is done in pride.”

JOHNNY DEPP –”The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News: Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured’. That kind of thing.”

JOSEPH BARTH –”Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.”

JOSH BILLINGS –”Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”

JOSH BILLINGS –”To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.”

KABIR –”The conscious and unconscious are poles. Between them thought has made a swing. All beings and all worlds hang there. Myriad beings exist there. Myriad ages pass and the swing go on. Infinite swing: Sky, earth, air and water, and God himself taking form.”

KABIR –”The heart is pierced with the true passion for, righteousness, the hero is engaged in battle, now is the time to fight unto the last. He alone is a hero who fights to defend the humble and the helpless.”

KAHLIL GIBRAN –”We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

KATHA UPANISHAD –”The mortal in whose heart desire is dead becomes immortal. The mortal in whose heart the knots of ignorance are untied becomes immortal. These are the highest truths taught in the scriptures. Radiating from the lotus of the heart there are a hundred and one nerves. One of these ascends towards the thousand-petalled lotus in the brain. If, when a man comes to die, his vital force passes upward and out through this nerve, he attains immortality; but if his vital force passes out through another nerve, he goes to one or another plane of mortal existence and remains subject to birth and death.”

KATHA UPANISHAD –”Who sends the mind to wander afar? Who first drives life to start on its journey? Who impels us to utter these words? Who is the Spirit behind the eye and the ear? It is the ear of the ear, the eye of the eye, and the Word of words, the mind of mind, and the life of life. Those who follow wisdom pass beyond and, on leaving this world, become immortal. There the eye goes not, nor words, nor mind. We know not, we cannot understand, how he can be explained: He is above the known and he is above the unknown. Thus have we heard from the ancient sages who explained this truth to us?”

KATHARINE PAINE –”The moment you make a mistake in pricing, you’re, eating into your reputation or your profits.”

KIRSTI A DYER –”Like the mighty phoenix, Once again I rise from the flames set to destroy me and take flight. I am Stronger Glorious Powerful Victorious.”

KIRSTIE ALLEY –”There’s a lot more to life than how fat or thin you are.”

KISHORE ASTHANA –”Complete in my Self, fully free/ I am all that I can see/1 am That all the time/ I am its prose, I am its rhyme. Not for me pilgrimages galore/ Or visits to seers, door to door Wherever I look, there I am/ My holy land is where I am.”

KISHORE ASTHANA –”I donned the saffron robe I roamed here and there I begged from door to door And didn’t get anywhere I counted a million beads I recited every prayer I read all the books And didn’t get anywhere I discussed God all the time And debated religions Threadbare I fasted days on end And didn’t get anywhere Then wisdom smiled on me one day And said to me in its own calm way AU these are traps of your mind Of one or another kind Just go inside if you want to find What is it that makes you blind To what is illusion and what is true To the false and the real you) It spoke of power and it spoke of pelf It spoke of mind, it spoke of self It spoke of the real; It spoke of show. It spoke of what I needed to know Now I fast not, nor do I pray I go nowhere but travel in a way “And find the Truth, as wisdom did say Inside myself, at work and play. It is not holy in the worldly sense It needs not knowledge, smoke, incense It is not demanding of ritual and fast It wants nothing that will not last It’s AU-That-Is’, never surpassed My future, my present and my past.”

KISHORE ASTHANA –”I have waited long/ In this darkened place/ But I sleep not/ lest I miss/ Those dainty steps/ that beloved face I wait, and waiting in me/ My music sleeps/ Its strings wet with unshed tears/ Its flutes but exhausted reeds The dancing bells have closed their eyes/ And arm in arm they lie aside/ But I wait with bated breath/ For I am sure you said ‘tonight’ My song that was, is now a hymn/ Even the grapes are now old wine/ This bed alas, an unfulfilled altar/ But the dawn is not yet,/ Beloved mine.”

KOFI ANNAN –”To live is to choose. but to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

KURT COBAIN –”In the sun I feel as one/In the sun, in the sun/I’m married/buries.”

LALLESHWARI –”You are the sky, You are the earth, The air, the hours, the sacrificial grain, You are the water, the sandal paste and flowers; You are already in everything. What shall I worship you with?”

LAURENCE J PETER –”Ignorance once dispelled is difficult to re-establish.”

LAURENCE J. PETER –”There are two kinds of failures –those who thought and never did, and never thought.”

LEO BUSCAGLIA –”What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”

LEO BUSCAGLIA –”Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”

LEO TOLSTOY –”Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… Our whole life is taken up with anxiety for personal security, with preparations for living, so that we never really live at all.”

LOU HOLTZ –”Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

LOUIS LEMERY –”It’s strengthening, restorative, and apt to repair decayed strength and make people strong.”

LOUISE L HAY –”What are you thinking right now? If…your thoughts shape your life, would you want what you were just thinking right now to become true for you? If it’s a thought of worry or anger or hurt or revenge or fear, how do you think this thought will not come back to you?… Imagine yourself in line at a…buffet in a luxurious hotel, where instead of dishes of food, there are dishes of thoughts. You get to choose any and all the thoughts you wish. These thoughts will create your future experiences. Now, if you choose . thoughts that will create problems and pain, that’s I rather foolish. It’s like choosing food that always makes you ill… It’s the same with thoughts. Let us stay away from thoughts that create problems and pain… I have never understood the importance of having children memorise battle dates… Instead, we could teach them important subjects such as How the Mind Works, How to Handle Finances, How to be a Parent, How to Create Good Relationships… Can you imagine what a whole generation of adults would belike if they had I been taught these subjects in school?… We would have happy people who feel good about themselves. We would have people who are comfortable financially and who enrich the economy by investing their money wisely.”

LUCY VAN PELT –”All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”

LYANIA VANZANT –” If I am afraid to take a chance, I’ll take it anyway. If I have done thingsthat didn’t work out well, or that didn’t make me feel good, I will do something else. I must do something different if I want something different to happen. I am getting better and better.

LYANIA VANZANT –” Life is like a puzzle. Sometimes the pieces fall apart, but they can be put back together. There are pieces from books, pieces of songs, and pieces of things that have happened to you. All the pieces of your life affect you, but they are not you.”

LYANIA VANZANT –”Habits are the things I do without thinking about them. When I don’t think,/ I don’t do my best, and I don’t get my best.

LYANIA VANZANT –”I want everything but nothing makes me happy When I feel like this, I must sit down, be still And think about what I want. Then, when I am clear, I must be brave enough; to ask for it; Patient enough to wait for it.”

LYANIA VANZANT –”You are so much more than you can see You are so much more than you think you are You are so much more than you have heard about yourself…”

LYNN JOHNSTON –”Complaining is good for you as long as you are not complaining to the person you are complaining about.”

MADAN KATARIA –”You don’t have to laugh at jokes or humour to get the medical benefits from laughter. Laughing increases the oxygen in the body, which physically makes you healthier. As ah exercise, laughter might start out as pretence, but the body doesn’t know the difference.”

MAHABHARATA –”No one should leave the path of dharma on any account — neither by temptation nor by fear nor by greed nor for life. Because pleasure and pain are both transitory, dharma is permanent and follows the soul in all directions.”

MAHATMA GANDHI –”God comes to the hungry in the/arm of food.”

MAHATMA GANDHI –”The joy of life consists in divesting oneself of life’s cares… Man’s joy knows no bounds when he obtains something beyond his hopes.”

MAHATMA GANDHI –”Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat.”

MANMOHAN SINGH –”Our per capita greenhouse emissions will not exceed those of the developed countries.”

MARCO ANTONIO ORELLANA –”Oh, divine chocolate! They grind thee kneeling, Beat thee with hands praying, And drink thee with eyes to heaven.”

MARCUS AURELIUS –”Nowhere can manfind a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”

MARCUS GARVEY –”If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”

MARCUS T CICERO –”Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.. The greater the difficulty the greater the glory.”

MARCUS V MARTIAL –”Glory comes too late, after one has been reduced to ashes.”

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN –”If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN –”You are not obligated to win. You are obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.”

MARK GIBBARD –”When we trust as far as we can, we often find ourselves able to trust at least a little further.”

MARK TWAIN –”A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

MARK TWAIN –”The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

MARTIN LUTHER –”Nothing good ever comes of violence.”

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR –”In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

MARTINS VERMEULEN –”Clay It’s rain, dead leaves, dust, all my dead ancestors. Stones that have been ground into sand. Mud. The whole cycle of life and death.”

MARY KAY ASH –”If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”

MATTHEW ARNOLD –”Calm’s not life’s crown, though calm is well.”

MAYA ANGELOU –”One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cannot be kind, true, merciful or generous.”

MELANIE REID –”My Mother is a special gift, A special gift that God gave to me. I’d be lost and lonely without her; If God took her away you see. I love her so very much, That I couldn’t bear to live without her healing touch. Thank you God for giving me such a loving Mother, For I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other.”

MOHANDAS K GANDHI –”It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

MONK BUDAI –”Maitreya, the true Maitreya has billions of incarnations. Often he is shown to people at the time; other times they do not recognise him.”

MOSES HADAS –”Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.”

MOTHER TERESA –”In life we cannot do great things; we can only do small things with great love.”

MOTHER TERESA –”There should be less talk. A preaching point is not a meeting point.”

MUHAMMAD ALI –”It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges. You have to believe in yourself.”

MUMONKON –”You do not define the truth. You simply enter into it.”

NANCY ASTOR –”A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.”

NICOLAS SARKOZY –”I think it is imprudent to invite a country like China, a country like India… just for the lunch on the third day.”

NICOLAS SARKOZY –”I think it is not reasonable to continue to meet as eight to solve the big questions of the world.”

OPRAH WINFREY –”I have learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.”

OSCAR WILDE –”A mans face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

OSCAR WILDE –”Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.”

OSCAR WILDE –”Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.”

OSCAR WILDE –”Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religion’s.”

OSCAR WILDE –”the cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

OSCAR WILDE –”The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible… The final mystery is oneself.”

OSHO –”A religious person has nothing to do with organised religion, but he has something to do with the inner poetry the poetry of life. He has something to do with the inner dance; he has a dancing energy. He is in deep romance with life, he is in romantic love with life. He is immensely grateful for each moment of joy that God goes on giving. And we are not even worthy We don’t deserve it. We have not earned it. It is a gift.”

OSHO –”Meditation is just courage to be silent and alone. Slowly, slowly, you start feeling a new quality to yourself, a new aliveness, a new beauty, a new intelligence which is not borrowed from anybody, which is growing, withinyou. It has roots in our existence.”

PABLO PICASSO –”Art is never chaste… Where it is chaste, it is not art.”

PAIGAMBER’S PRAYER –”O Lord, I complain to you of my weakness, of my useless efforts. I am insignificant in the eyes of men, 0 You Most Merciful. Lord of the weak! You are my God, forsake me not! Leave me not prey to strangers and enemies; I am safe if you are not displeased. I seek refuge in the light of your face, which dispels all darkness, and bestows peace now and forever. Resolve my problems as you so please. There is no power, no strength, but in you.”

PALLAVI AIYAR –”As we walked away from the stupa site and towards the abbot’s living quarters, we passed a series of small pagodas and shrines. A shiny, large image of the laughing Buddha caught my attention. Somehow the elegantly angular, tranquil Buddha sporting a top knot, as we knew him in India, had in China translated into a bald, fat and jolly being. Yin Le noticed-my interest. “This Buddha stands for tolerance and he is fat because you need to have a big stomach to tolerate; all the evil in the world”, he said and smiled broadly.”

PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA –”The disturbanceof mental equilibrium, which results hi nervous disorders, is caused by continuous states of excitement or excessive stimulation of the senses. Indulgence in constant thoughts of fear, anger, melancholy, remorse, envy, sorrow, hatred, discontent, or worry; and lack of the necessities for normal and happy living, such as right food, proper exercise, fresh air, sunshine, agreeable work and purpose in life, all are the causes of nervous disease.”

PARMARTHI RAINA –”The Song of God or the Bhagavad-Gita Gita is unique because it is free from dogma. After explaining the nature of spiritual knowledge, Krishna tells Arjuna that now that he had heard everything, he was free to do what he bought fit. In essence, he Gita recognises the individual’s liberty and leaves the ultimate choice in the hands of the seeker.”

PATRICIA NEAL –”A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.”

PERFECTION OF WISDOM –”A man who has committed one of the deadly sins will never again, until his death, lose the thought of that action; he cannot get rid of it or remove it, but it follows after him until the time of his death.”

PETER F DRUCKER –”Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

PETER F DRUCKER –”One cannot buy, rent or hire more tunes. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday’s time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply there is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. AH work takes place in, and usesuptime. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.”

PETER F. DRUCKER –”Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”

PHYLLIS BOTTOME –”There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.”

PLATO –”I have good hope that there is something after death.”

PORTUGUESE POET –”Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. Fernanda Pessoa,”

PRINCE CHARLES –”Something as curious as the monarchy won’t survive unless you take account of people’s attitudes. After all, if people don’t want it, they won’t have it.”

PSALM –”The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall i be afraid?”

PSALM –”Thou, 0 God, have proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net: thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads: we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.”

PSALM –”Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.”

QUR’AN –”The life of the world is but play and diversion and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in wealth and children; as the likeness of vegetation after rain, the growth whereof dumbfounds the sowers…”

R W EMERSON –”Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.”

R W EMERSON –”Great geniuses have the shortest biographies. Their cousins can tell you nothing about them.”

RAJAN –”In this vastness there is place for space and much more. In this eternity there is place for time and the chimes of its measure, In the depth of the deep there is space for the light to enter but not the door to escape. In the roaming mind, there is space for the quietude by tapas of fortitude. In the emerald blue silence there is space for awareful existence of the fullness of ananda. In awareness there is the .melody of the music of the spheres pulsating with cosmic life — heard only in silence. In consciousness, you and I are nowhere or everywhere vibrant in the soft whisper of the fathomless silence, if only we listen.”

RALPH W EMERSON –”Higher than the question of our duration is the question of our deserving. Immortality will come to such as are fit for it, and he would be a great soul in future must be a great soul now.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON –”For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON –”The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.”

RAMAYANA –”When the gods oppressed by Havana appealed to Lord Brahma, he replied: While Ravana was asking for his boon, he asked to be unconquerable by the gandharvas (celestial singers), yakshas (sprites), gods and demons. His boon was granted. His contempt made him forget to mention men; he shall therefore be destroyed by none other than a man.”

RICHARD CARLSON –”These days, it seems that almost all of us are too serious… Understand the link between your expectations and your frustration level. Whenever you expect something to be a certain way and it isn’t, you’re upset and you suffer. But when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you’re free. To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.”

RIG VEDA –”Let us enjoy/ the divinely ordained term of our life/ With firm limbs and healthy body/And full satisfaction of mind/ In the service of the Supreme Lord.”

RIG VEDA –”Waters contain All disease-dispelling medicaments, Useful for the upkeep of our body, So that we may livelong To enjoy the brightsun; That there is ambrosia in waters, There is healing balm in them, And there are medicinal herbs, Know this all, And by their proper use become wiser.”

ROBERT ANTHONY –”Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”

ROBERT CREELY –”I did however used to think, you know, in the woods walking, and as a kid playing the woods, that there was a kind of immanence there—that woods, a places of that order, had a sense, a kind of presence, that you could feel; that there was something peculiarly, physically present, a feeling of place almost conscious… like God. It evoked that.”

ROBERT L STEVENSON –”To love playthings well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honourable youth, and to settle when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age, is to live a good life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbour.”

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON –”WE ALL KNOW WHAT PARLIAMENT IS, AND WE ARE ALL ASHAMED OF IT.”

ROGER VON OECH –”Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.”

RON WILD –”Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.”

RONALD REAGAN –”Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.”

ROY L SMITH –”The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.”

RUSTY BERKUS –”There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.”

SAMUEL BUTLER –”The only absolute morality is absolute stagnation.”

SASHA AZEVEDO –”To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to success, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy – this is success!”

SATHYA SAI BABD –”To a worldly man, a God-intoxicated person will appear mad and he will laugh at him. But to the God-intoxicated man, the worldly appear insane, foolish, misled, blind.”

SENECA –”Many have gone through life merely accumulating the instruments of life. Consider individuals, survey men in general: there is none whose life does not look forward to the morrow. ‘What harm is there in this?’ you ask. Infinite harm; for such persons do not live, but are preparing to live. They postpone everything. While we are postponing, life speeds by.”

SHAIKH ABU SAEED ABIL KHEIR –”Let deep longing dwell in your heart,/ never give up, never lose hope.”

SHAKTI GAWAIN –”We always attract into our lives whatever we think about the most, believe in most strongly expect on the deepest levels, and/or imagine most vividly If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which confirm to our positive expectations. So the more positive energy we put into imagining what we want, the more it begins to manifest in our lives.”

SIMI BAJAJ –”Her love is unconditional and pure Her presence sweet, soft and calm Her heart is full of deep emotions Her touch, like a soothing balm She is the anchor of wavering ships Sailing on the rough waters of life She slips with ease into the role of a mother After perfecting those of daughter and companion If only the people of this world Treated Mother Earth with the same love As that of their own mother This world would be like heaven above.”

SOGYAL RINPOCHE –”May I be a protector to those without protection A leader for those who journey And a boat, a bridge, a passage For those desiring the further shore. May the pain of every living creature Be completely cleared away May i be the doctor, the medicine And may i be the nurse For all the sick beings in the world Until everyone is healed. Just like space And the great elements such as earth, May I always support the life Of all boundless creatures. And until they pass away from pain May I also be a source of life for all the realms of varied beings That reach unto the ends of space.”

SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”The mind obtains bliss and eternal peace, meeting with the Deep and Profound Lord.”

SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB –”The mind obtains bliss and eternal peace, meeting with the Deep and Profound Lord.”

SRI RAMAKRISHNA –”God has created the world in play; as it was, This is called Mahamaya, the Great Illusion. Therefore, one must take refuge in the Divine Mother, the Cosmic Power itself. It is She who has bound us with the shackles of illusion. The realisation of God is possible only when those shackles are severed.”

SRI RAMAKRISHNA –”Unless the mind becomes steady there cannot be yoga. It is the wind of worldliness that always disturbs the mind, which may be likened to a candle-flame. If that flame does not move at all, then one is said to have attained yoga.”

SRI SATHYA SAI BABA –”Sorrows and disasters are like the clouds that flit across the sky; they cannot injure the blue depths of space. Your duty is just to strive on from this very moment. Do not vacillate or postpone. Who knows when death knocks? May be, he may knock this very night, this very moment; therefore, do not delay Do you postpone for tomorrow the dinner of this day! Feed the spirit as scrupulously as you now feed the body.”

SRI SATHYA SAI BABA –”The same person has come to Me seeking success at the examination, then a job, then a father-in-law, then a child, then a rise in the salary a transfer in a cheaper place and a seat in the Medical College for his son — a never-ending series of wants, until at last he comes seeking My Grace for an end to worldly pursuits and for initiation into the path of spirituality.”

SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR –”When we feel high we have no problems. The problem comes when we feel low. No one wants to feel low. When one feels low, then the more one tries to feel high, the more the low feelings persist. This seems to be the biggest problem… Don’t simply follow your feelings. What is the nature of your feelings? When you feel clear in the mind, then naturally you have good feelings. When you are unclear in the mind, then you don’t feel good, your mind also is not clear. Any decision that you take when your mind is unclear is not going to be good for you. Instead of that, base it on just the clarity of your mind.”

SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM –”Truly wise is he who is unstirred by praise or blame, by love or hatred. He is not moved by the opposites of life. Verily does he delight in the blissful Self.”

ST SIMEON –”From the first, God created two worlds— the visible and the invisible, and has made a king to reign covers the visible who bears within himself the characteristic features of both worlds — one in his visible half and the other in his invisible half — in his soul and his body Two suns shine in these worlds, one visible and another, intellectual. In the visible world of the senses there is the sun, and in the invisible world of the intellect there is God, who is and is called the sun of truth. The physical world and everything in it are illumined and enlightened by the sun of truth in the intellect. Moreover, physical things are illumined by the physical sun, and . things of the intellect by the sun of the intellect separately from one another, for they are not mixed with or merged into one another — neither the physical with the intellectual nor the intellectual with the physical.”

STELLA KRAMRISCH –”The oneness of all creation is expressed in early Buddhist sculpture by a gentle harmony and similarity of individual shapes, which characterise every object but are more than a r picture of their exterior. I Life itself has assumed I the shape of artistic form. The Indian understands life as growth. He does not depict the shapes of nature but nature itself. Earth’s life-blood streams; through the members of the figures and gives them form according to the celerity of its circulation, which is gently flowing, soft and equipoise at Bharhut (Sanchi). The forms have not yet separated themselves from mother earth, which nourished them and gives them the contemplative life. Each relief is first of all a picture of a spiritual state, and secondary to it, it is the representation of a particular theme.”

STEPHEN JOHNSON –”Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being.”

STEPHEN R COVEY –”While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.”

SUFI EPIGRAM –”When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has found.”

SUN MYUNG MOON –”Human responsibility is the absolute law of God, and unless you fulfill it you have no way to get into heaven.”

SVETASVATARA UPANISHAD –”Meditate upon Him and transcend physical consciousness. Thus will you reach union with the Lord of the Universe? Thus will you become identified with Him who is One without a second? In Him all your desires will find fulfillment. The truth is that you are always united with the Lord. But you must know this.”

SWAMI NIRMALANANDA GIRI –”The Divine Light is the essence of Om, the Life-Giving Word, the Pranava. Then at the end of life, having prepared himself by this practice, sitting in meditation the yogi ascends upward from the body into the realm of immortality.”

SWAMI NITYASWARUPANANDA –”An unperturbed person remains so because his mind is ever calm and tranquil, even in the midst of activities, owing to the absence of any egoistic feeling which alone is the source of distraction.”

SWAMI NITYASWARUPANANDA –”In the dark of night a rope is mistaken for a snake. The rope does not really become a snake; it has no other reality than the rope itself. In the same way this universe has no real existence. It is the Self: Pure Consciousness and Supreme Bliss, in which this universe, through ignorance, is seen to exist. Consciousness, which is the substratum of the universe, remains eternally pure and unaffected. We are that Consciousness. Therefore, we must cease identifying ourselves with the superimposed universe, and thus we shall be happy.”

SWAMI PRABHUPADA –”The person in material consciousness is convinced by false ego that he is the doer of everything. He does not know that the mechanism of body is produced by material nature, which works under the supervision of the Supreme Lord. He takes credit for doing everything independently, and that I is the symptom of his nescience. He is factually bewildered by the false ego, which makes him forget his eternal relationship with the Lord.”

SWAMI RAM TIRTHA –”The trees of the wood are my next of kins, And the rocks alive with what beats in me; The clay is my flesh, and the fox my skin, I am fierce with gadfly and sweet with the bee, The flower is naught but the bloom of my love, And the waters run down in the tune I dream. The sun is my flower hung up above, I flash with the lightning, with falcons scream, I cannot die though forever death weaves back and forth in the warp of me. I was never born yet my births of breath are as many as waves on the sleepless Sea. My breath doth make the flowers fragrant, My eyebeams cause the Suns bright light, The sunset mirrors my cheeks rose blushes My aching love holds stars so tight Sweet streams and rivers my veins and arteries. My beauteous hair the fresh green trees. What giant strength! My bones are mountains, O, joy! The fairy world my bride, Nay, talk no difference, wonder of wonders, Myself the bridegroom, I the bride.”

SWAMI RAMDAS –”In the marvellous lila of the Lord, it is evident that the consciousness of ego is what has made man fall from his supreme plane of benediction and peace.”

SWAMI SIVANANDA –”Thought is life. What you think, that you are. Your thought creates your environment. Your thoughts constitute your world. If you entertain healthy thoughts, you can keep good health. If you hold on to sickly thoughts in the mind, you can never expect good health, beauty and harmony Remember that the body is a product of the mind and is under the control of mind.”

SWAMI SUKHABODHANANDA –”There was a noble tailor who had become a great sage. The king came to pay his respects and presented him with a pair of golden scissors encrusted with diamonds. But the sage refused to accept it. “What can I give you that can be of use to you”: The tailor said, “Give me a needle?” The reason is symbolic. The scissor cuts and divides. But the needle sews two pieces together. Our minds are like scissors that cut and divide.”

SWAMI VENKATESANANDA –”Everything in the universe is filled with the same energy, with the same intelligence, the same consciousness. Thus, the objects that we use in our life, the actions that we do with this body, the persons to whom our actions are directed, are nothing but the manifestations of God. This is a remarkable truth, which, until it becomes a rea

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