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513. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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08/10/2018

"Our culture has been sustained on the values and rituals we follow. If a ritual is harmful to the society, it needs to be changed. In that sense, Hindu society has reformed itself umpteen times. But the issue in Sabarimala is the way the Deity is consecrated. He is celibate and has expressed HIS desire that women of the child bearing age stay away from that temple. When someone wants to visit me in my house, I decide who should come in. If the Deity in Sabarimala has a particular Bhavam, “Antharmukhatwam” and HE is pointing you to the inward journey of renunciation and detachment that is not a place for women of a certain age group. Our devotees should understand this reason and respect the wish of Ayyappa, over our limited understanding."



512. Swami Chinmayananda

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08/10/2018.

"Approach Him through love. Reach Him at love. Meet Him in love. Embrace Him with love. He is infinite love, In Him disappear to become Love Eternal. Try."


511. Swami Sivananda

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08/10/2018

"When the object is attained and enjoyed, when the desire is gratified, the mind moves towards the Inner Soul. It ceases functioning. It is filled with Sattva. All thoughts subside for a split second; the mind rests in the Soul within. The Soul's bliss is reflected in the intellect. But the ignorant man thinks that he is getting the happiness from the object; just as the dog which is biting a dry bone imagines that it is getting the pleasure from the bone, that the blood is oozing from the bone, whereas in reality, the blood comes from its own palate."


510. Swami Krishnananda

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08/10/2018

"The importance of sadhana in spiritual life is great enough to compel the attention of anyone wishing to be freed from botherations. The vexations of life are due to entanglement in externalised forms, while freedom at once manifests itself when the universal nature of these forms is beheld."


509. Sri Ramakrishna.

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17/09/2018.

"There is such a thing as inborn tendencies. When a man has performed many good actions in his previous births, in the final birth he becomes guileless. In the final birth he acts somewhat like a madcap.

To tell you the truth, everything happens by God's will. When He says 'Yea', everything comes to pass, and when He says 'Nay', everything comes to a standstill.

Why is it that one man should not bless another? Because nothing can happen by man's will: things come to pass or disappear by God's will."

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508. Swami Vivekananda

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17/09/2018

"Desire, ignorance, and inequality this is the trinity of bondage.
Desire, want, is the father of all misery.
Desires are bound by the laws of success and failure.
Desires must bring misery."

*The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the person who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.*

'Despondency is not religion, whatever else it may be.'

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507. Swami Sivananda.

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17/09/2018.

"You have within yourself tremendous powers and latent faculties of which you have really never had any conception. You must awaken these dormant powers and faculties by the practice of meditation and Yoga. You must develop your will and control your senses and mind. You must purify yourself and practise regular meditation. Then only can you become a Superman or God-man."

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