Quotes and Quips
It is my ambition to conquer the world by Hindu thought. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
If you accept Parabrahman, you must accept Shakti. They are like fire and its power to burn. If you see the fire, you must recognize its power. You cannot conceive of the Sun's rays without the Sun, nor can you conceive of the Sun without its rays. One cannot think of the Absolute without the relative, or of the relative without the Absolute. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886)
Though my voice is feeble, Truth will be heard. Truth alone will endure; all else will be swept away before the tide of time. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Give! Give! Give without any expectation of reward. Give the best in you! Dada Vaswani, leader of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission
All things are good when we master them, but no thing is good when it masters us. Swami Panchadasi (1862-1932)
The unchangeable can only be realized in silence. Once realised, it will deeply affect the changeable, itself remaining unaffected. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture. Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981), Hindu sage
If all the land were turned to paper and all the seas turned to ink, and all the forests into pens to write with, they would still not suffice to describe the greatness of the guru. Kabir (1440--1518), Indian Saint
If Indians had remained unknown to the Tartars and to us (Europeans), they would have been the happiest people in the world. Voltaire (1694-1778) French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher
In the valley and on the mountain--only God I saw.In prayer and fasting, in praise and contemplation--only God I saw. Neither soul nor body, accident nor substance, qualities nor causes--only God I saw. Like a candle I was melting in His fire: amidst the flames incandescent--only God I saw. I saw myself with my own eyes most clearly, but when I looked with God's eyes--only God I saw.I passed away into nothingness, I vanished, and lo!, I was the All-living--only God I saw.Baba Kuhi, 11th-century Sufi mystic
Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
It's always wrong before it's right. Chuck Close, American painter
If eternity means not infinite temporal duration, but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher
The secret for having a successful team is to lead, rather than to manage.
You need to be a great theist before you can become a great monist. Theistic practices of humility, service and worship form the basis of yoga, which then leads to levels of samadhi and monistic realizations. It is a ladder with definite, clear steps. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today
Nothing is lost, nothing is gained. There is nothing. Satguru Siva Yogaswami, (1872-1964) Sri Lankan mystic
Our nerve system is just like a harp. It can be played by us or by other people. Others can cause many tones to be heard in our nerve system; that is why it is imperative for those on the path to be in good company. But we want it to be played from the inside out through the beautiful rhythm of superconsciousness--which is bliss.Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001), founder of Hinduism Today
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