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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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506. Swami Krishnananda

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17/09/2018

"Every speck of space, every atom of matter, can be regarded as a vehicle which reflects one face of God. To think God would be to drown one's self in an indescribable completeness whereby one loses one's presence, the individuality evaporates like mist before the blazing Sun."

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505. Swami Chinmayananda

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17/09/2018.

"We cannot give what we have not. Therefore first create fullness. Good wealth, good emotions in plenty, great knowledge. Then give physical help to all. Give love and sympathy to those who deserve them. Give knowledge to all who need it. GIVE. To give is life, to take is death."

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504. Swami Chinmayananda

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23/08/2018

"As we build our life, step by step, there is always a chance that we may now and then slip or fall. At such moments, let us forgive our own trespasses and learn to forget them. Let us forget to remember it and to worry over it! The glory of life is not in ‘never falling’, the true glory consists in ‘rising each time we fall’. Cheerfully let us rise up, courageously step on to the path and confidently march forward into fresh efforts with our head held high, proudly, with all confidence and full self-assurance."


503. Swami Sivananda

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23/08/2018

"There is no happiness at all in any of the objects of the world. There is not an iota of happiness in objects, because they are insentient. Even the sensual pleasure is a reflection of the Atmic bliss only. It is sheer ignorance to think that we derive any pleasure from the sense-objects or from the mind. When there is a desire in the mind, the mind is filled with Rajas. It is in an agitated condition. It is restless and not peaceful. It will be restless till the desired object is attained."



502. Swami Krishnananda

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23/08/2018

"Appearances have reality in them, but reality is different from appearances. Appearances do not exist in the Absolute even as its adjectives, for it can have no adjectives other than itself."


501. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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25/07/2018

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".....


500. Sri Ramakrishna

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24/07/2018

"But in the Kaliyuga, man, being totally dependent on food for life, cannot altogether shake off the idea that he is the body. In this state of mind it is not proper for him to say, 'I am He.' When a man does all sorts of worldly things, he should not say, 'I am Brahman.' Those who cannot give up attachment to worldly things, and who find no means to shake off the feeling of 'I', should rather cherish the idea, 'I am God's servant; I am His devotee.' One can also realize God by following the path of devotion."


499. Swami Vivekananda

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24/07/2018

"Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love."


498. Swami Chinmayananda

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23/07/2018

"The journey is long, and alone you have to walk. With love and devotion, serve all on the way and, you will meet Me one day. For that blissful moment, I shall wait."


497. Swami Krishnananda

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23/07/2018

 "Religion is not the act of belonging to a creed, a temple, or a church. It is an inward acceptance of one's conscious relation with the Almighty, who presents Himself as the degrees of Deity in the different religions. When we are in a holy mood, we are really in the temple of God. When we are in a state of meditation, we are in the church of Christ. The temple or the church is this very transcendence which is the spirit of religion that occupies a position superior to the empirical subjects and objects of the world."


496. Swami sivananda

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23/07/2018

"Ignorant people say, “A sage is attempting for his own Self-realisation. He is extremely selfish. He is of no use to society.” This is a serious mistake. A sage is the most benevolent superman. He is extremely kind and compassionate. He elevates at once all persons who come in contact with him. Further, he does Sakti-sanchar through his Divya Drishti. He finds out the deserving aspirants and raises them up through Sankalpa Sakti, even while remaining in a cave or Kutir in the distant Himalayas."



495. Sri Ramakrishna

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01/07/2018

"The man who has seen God becomes like a child. He is beyond the three gunas; he is unattached to any of them. He behaves like a ghoul, for he maintains the same attitude toward things holy and unholy. Again, like a madman, he sometimes laughs and sometimes weeps. Now he dresses himself like a dandy and the next moment he goes entirely naked and roams about with his cloth under his arm. Therefore he seems to be a lunatic. Again, at times he sits motionless like an inert thing."


494. Swami Vivekananda

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01/07/2018

"In this external world, which is full of finite things, it is impossible to see and find the Infinite. The Infinite must be sought in that alone which is infinite, and the only thing infinite about us is that which is within us, our own soul. Neither the body, nor the mind, nor even our thoughts, nor the world we see around us, is infinite."


493. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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30/06/2018

"Every Child is a great hope of the future. But today most of our children indeed grow in the middle of opportunities but are caught up in confusions about their future. Eventually lack of Confidence distracts the mind from the main stream of the life and ultimately leads to frustration and behavioral changes."


492. Swami Chinmayananda

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30/06/2018

"In an aerial view of the world, there are no disquieting mental agitations, because in that vision of Oneness, little differences of opinion about a boundary line with a neighbor pale into insignificance. Similarly, when a spiritual aspirant raises himself into greater ambits of spiritual vision, his mind can no longer entertain any agitation at the ordinary levels of likes and dislikes."


491. Swami Sivananda

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29/06/2018

"In a dark room if a pot containing a lamp inside it is broken, the darkness of the room is dispelled and you see light everywhere in the room. Even so, if the body-pot is broken through constant meditation on the Self, i.e., if you destroy ignorance (Avidya) and its effects such as identification with the body, and rise above body-consciousness you will cognise the supreme light of the Atman everywhere."



490. Swami Krishnananda

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29/06/2018

"Meditation is your duty. It is not something that you are doing as an occupation; it is the art of being yourself. Nothing can be more profitable for a person than to be one’s own self. Prayer is an affirmation of consciousness for rousing itself to a dimension higher than its own self."


489. Sri Ramakrishna

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11/06/2018

"Sri Radha used to experience mahabhava. If any of her companions wanted to touch her while she was in that state, another of them would say: 'Please do not touch that body, the playground of Sri Krishna. Krishna is now sporting in her body.' It is not possible to experience bhava or mahabhava without the realization of God. When a fish comes up from a great depth, you see a movement on the surface of the water; and if it is a big one there, is much splashing about. That is why a devotee 'laughs and weeps and dances and sings in the ecstasy of God'."


488. Swami Krishnananda

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11/06/2018

"Motive or intention behind an act decides whether it is going to fetter the agent or leave him free. The larger the motive behind an act, the greater is the freedom of the agent concerned and the higher also is the value of the act. The largeness of the motive consists in the extent to which it exceeds the limitations of personal longing, covetousness, greed or desire."


487. Swami Vivekananda

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11/06/2018

"To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. "I will drink the ocean," says the persevering soul, "at my will mountains will crumble up." Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal."


486. Swami Sivananda

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01/06/2018

"Life is a great struggle. Face the difficulties bravely. Have full trust in God and repeat His Name always. You will be peaceful and strong. Everything happens as God wills. Rely on God and be peaceful. Lord is your refuge, your fortress. The eye of devotion sees God and God alone in all things. God can be seen by the seers by keen and one pointed intuition. Intuition sees God. Reason gives the logical proofs. The Vision of God is a gift of God."


485. Swami Chinmayananda

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10/06/2018

"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."