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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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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'."