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480. Swami Sivananda

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05/05/2018

"Body, heaven, hell, bondage, liberation, fear all these are mere imagination. Brahman alone is real. Discrimination is that faculty by which Brahman alone is seen as real, all else as mere illusion. Brahman is the basic reality in all illusory phenomena. Maya is rooted in the pure Brahman. Maya is Brahman’s coefficient. Brahman has no qualities or attributes, because qualities and attributes involve distinctions and divisions. Therefore, It cannot be known to reason, but only to the highest experience of the mystic and sages."


479. Swami Chinmayananda

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05/05/2018

"In every walk of life and at all moments, we must accept and use the ever-changing challenges, and while consciously meeting them train ourselves to become stronger individuals, with greater mastery over ourselves and over the outer world. This mindful way of living consciously, struggling to improve ourselves from moment-to-moment in our bodily strength, in our heart’s emotions, and in our intellectual capacities is the true religion, which transports even a base individual from his earthbound sorrows into the joys and perfection of a Realised sage."


478. Swmi Udit Chaithanya

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05/05/2018

Difference between Knowledge and Wisdom ( Jnanam and Vijnanam):-

We live in a world rife with information. Information without authority which we carry is "knowledge". But that which is authenticated by the scriptures is wisdom " Vijnanam" . People who carry information or disseminate it without real wisdom are pitied by the wise. Bhagavad Gita advises you that true knowledge comes from Guru. Anything around you, including your life experiences that teach you, should be considered a Guru. Bhagavatham speaks of 24 gurus. We have a golden opportunity to study Katopanishad that motivated Swami Vivekananda to spread unquestionable wisdom to the world. Katopanishad cautions you against our own reluctance to change which would degrade us and finally cause rejection. Knowledge is a burden but wisdom is strength. Here to walk the path of wisdom let us learn so we can flow like Ganga in grace and happiness.........Vidwan Sarvathra poojanthe".....   Katopani…

477. Sri Ramakrishna

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25/04/ 2018

"Bhakti is the one essential thing. To be sure. God exists in all beings. Who, then, is a devotee? He whose mind dwells on God. But this is not possible as long as one has egotism and vanity. The water of God's grace cannot collect on the high mound of egotism. It runs down. I am a mere machine."


476. Swami Vivekananda

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25/04/2018

'Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance.
Women will work out their destinies much better, too, than men can ever do for them. All the mischief to women has come because men undertook to shape the destiny of women."


475. Swami Chinmayananda

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25/04/2018

"Satsangam is not mere company of the wise. The walls of the temple know no God, but a Mumukshu gains in spirituality every moment of his stay in his Guru's presence..He watches every action of his Guru, hears every word he utters and comes to know every thought he thinks, the development of the disciple depends upon his capacity to tune himself to his Guru. This tuning to the wise is Satsangam."


474. Swami Sivananda

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25/04/2018

"Lust, anger, greed, pride, hypocrisy, hatred, attachment, are the products of AVIDYA, that binds man to SAMSARA or the World. These should be overcome by steady effort. If you wish to attain the knowledge of the ATMA you will have to eradicate these evil traits which stand as stumbling blocks in the path of salvation. Return good for evil; conquer hatred by love and give life for death. Never speak ill of others. Also never hear ill of others. Never listen to one man blaming another in private."