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456. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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01/03/2018

"is best for another person may not be best for us and vice versa. Each one of us is in our own individual journey. All of us have traversed different paths and have different lessons to learn. It is following our own inner voice that will ultimately lead us to internal peace and harmony because then we will be doing what is in tune with our Essence - our soul!"



455. Swami Krishnananda

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01/03/2018

"The delight of the Self is the delight of Being. It is the Bliss of Consciousness-Absolute. The Being of Consciousness is the Being of Bliss, Eternal. It does not lie in achievement but realisation and experience, not invention but discovery."



454. Swami Chinmayananda

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01/03/2018

"Just as a river is a flow of water, the 'mind' is a continuous flow of thoughts. To think of stopping the mind is foolishness. The attempt of the seeker in the seat of 'meditation' is not to stop the mind or destroy the mind. The mind is a vehicle, and thoughts are the wheels heading toward their destination. The mind as it is now is moving into the world of objects-emotions-thoughts to derive from it a sense of pleasure and joy. Give the mind a new direction – change the direction of your thoughts. Do not try to stop your 'thoughts'. Instead make them divine."

453. Swami Sivananda

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01/03/2018

"If the nerve of taste, the glasso-pharyngeal gets paralysed, you cannot enjoy the different kinds of palatable dishes. If your retina or the optic nerve is paralysed you cannot enjoy the diverse beautiful forms. If the auditory nerve is paralysed you cannot hear the melodious music. If the olfactory nerve is paralysed you cannot enjoy the various sweet fragrance. If your sensory nerve of the hands is paralysed you cannot enjoy the soft things. If the nerve erigens is paralysed you cannot enjoy conjugal bliss. Can you not clear & comprehend now that the world is only a mere play of nerves ?"



452. Sri Aurobindo

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01/03/2018

“The Unknown is not the Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we choose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties which can take cognisance of them, and in man, the microcosm, these faculties are always existant and at a certain stage capable of development. We may choose not to develop them; where they are partially developed, we may discourage and impose on them a kind of atrophy. But, fundamentally all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity. And since in man there is the inalienable impulse of Nature towards self-realisation, no struggle of the intellect to limit the action of our capacities within a determined area can for ever prevail.”


451. Sri Ramana Mahrishi

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01/03/2018

“First learn to be awake when you are in the wakeful state. Then we can think of the sleeping state. We dream of many things even when we are awake. We must learn to guard ourselves against them in our waking state. All that we see about us is a dream. We should wake up from this dream world.”



450. Swami Vivekananda

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01/03/2018

"Come out into the broad light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts?"



449. Sri Ramakrishna

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01/03/2018

"For Ramakrishna, bhakti cannot be defined in a single word, rather, a cluster of words is necessary. … A path will do only if it is characterized by sincerity, earnestness, and single-minded devotion. Only then will we find that all paths lead to God."


448. B.K. Shivani

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19/02/2018

"Visualise the reality you want, then create a thought that it already exists and then start radiating that thought to people or to the situation. Think and talk only that what you want should happen, believing that it has already happened. These are blessings for their habits or for the problem. Unaware we were creating negative thoughts and now aware we create pure thoughts. Change of thoughts and words shifts the vibration and reality begins to manifest."


447. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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19/02/2018

"We feed memories, not realizing that bringing up the memory in our mind distracts us from the present and weakens us. It is like being a plug that connects to a socket with no current passing through. We lose our energy. We want to relive an experience that already happened, and in the end we feel disappointed, feeling a mental and emotional waste."


446. Swami Chinmayananda

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19/02/2018

"In 'life' always the giver is the 'master', the receiver is always the slave! Creditor is the master,, debtor is surely a slave. The employer is the master, the employee the slave. When Time employs you, you become the slave; but if you intelligently? employ 'Time', you become the master of Time, and Time your slave!"


445. Sri Ramana Mahrishi

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19/02/2018

"It is not by a single realization, ‘I am not the body but the atman’ that the goal is reached. Do we become high in position by once seeing a king? One must constantly enter into samadhi and realize one‘s Self and completely blot out the old vasanas and the ego, before he becomes the Self."

Therefore meditate!


444. Swami Sivananda

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19/02/2018

"The Supreme Lord is represented as Siva, and His power is represented as His wife—Sakti, Durga, or Kali. Mother Durga is the energy aspect of the Lord. Without Durga, Siva has no expression; and without Siva, Durga has no existence. Siva is the soul of Durga. Durga is identical with Siva. Lord Siva is only a silent witness. He is motionless, absolutely changeless. He is not affected by the cosmic play. Durga does everything."


443. Sri Ramana Mahrishi

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08/02/2018

"The Higher Self is always so, whether you follow the path to it or not. Divine existence is our very nature."



442. Swami Vivekananda

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08/02/2018

"Delusion will vanish as the light becomes more and more effulgent, load after load of ignorance will vanish, and then will come a time when all else has disappeared and the sun alone shines."


441. Swami Chinmayananda

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08/02/2018

" 'Knowledge' alone can give us a sense of 'detachment', without which 'life' is a 'bondage' and 'freedom'only a dream. Detachment from things and 'emotions', 'thoughts' and happenings can come only as a result of constant practice. It does not come overnight. In your spare time train your 'mind' in this art – the art of watching your mind gurgling out with all kinds of emotions and thunderously flushing down the avenues of 'time'."


440. Swami Udit Chaithanya

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08/02/2018

"In watching our karma, our actions are the easiest to watch and check. Watching our words requires some practice. It is watching and correcting our thoughts, that needs maximum effort, atleast initially until it becomes a habit."


439. Swami Sivananda

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08/02/2018

"It is only the mental attitude or a certain kind of mental behaviour towards objects that brings joy or grief, pleasure or pain. Maya has her powerful seat in the imagination of the mind. When you are in acute agony, a cup of coffee, milk or tea does not give you any pleasure. When you are in acute agony, the whole world which appeared to you to be full of bliss while in good health, appears quite dreary. The world loses all its charms while you are seriously ailing. A real thing must give pleasure for everybody at all times. Is it not?"