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Begin your day with
good thoughts. Spend your day with good thoughts. End your day with
World's profound wisdom is hidden
in simple thoughts. You learn more by paying attention to them
rather than listening to long discourses or reading lengthy
passages. Beyond a point all knowledge becomes pure noise. Here
are a few thoughts and inspirational quotations, some simple and
straightforward and some tricky and difficult to understand. The
difficult ones are like the Zen koans, which do not make sense
apparently unless you think about them deeply. These are some
disconnected thoughts that flash in my mind from time to time. I
called this the wisdom of a wayward yogi because, I have sound
knowledge of yoga and scriptures; but I do not have the
discipline or the commitment of an enlightened master. My wish
is to remain a Bodhisattva and serve the humanity birth after
birth rather than achieve liberation. So, I believe the
waywardness keeps me this side of the cliff. - Jayaram
If you want to find a true friend, find someone who is never
tired of listening to you and who is always willing to forigive
you. Most likely, you will never find that person, except in yourself.
Are you what you are or what you think you are? Is your life
your interpretation of it or the actual experience? Is truth the
truth or your view of it? Is your reality real or a projection of
your thoughts, beliefs, desires and expectations?
Noise does not disturb silence. Noise moves through silence and
eventually dissolves in it. The noise that we create upon earth
is but a little whimper in the eternal silence of the universe.
Failure in good actions is better than success in evil actions.
The former lifts you up. The latter pulls you down.
To awaken the mind of God, you must rest your own.
Once upon a time the demons used to live in far away lands. Later
they began living inside us. Nowadays they live right under our
roofs, right in front of us as television sets and talk to the demons
If God sleeps the world will be asleep. To keep Himself awake
all this is.
Do you want to change some behavior in you? Here is the simplest
solution which is also the most difficult to practice. Just stop
Life is too short to envy other people's wealth. Create your
God said, Let there be light. The media said, action!
A saintly person may have disciples, rivals, critics, enemies,
friends and relations. He may be understood or misunderstood. His
teachings may be followed or misinterpreted. People may dig out
unsavory events from his past to defame him. If he is a self-realized
yogi (yukta), he remains equal to them, without showing anxiety
or concern to defend himself or strike against his opponents. The
attitude of equanimity in a saintly person is not an affected trait,
but the spontaneous outcome of his natural state of detachment,
inner stability, and union with his inner Self. - the Bhagavadgita
When in doubt, listen to your mind but trust your heart.
With each lie you leave a wrinkle on your soul. With each lie
you remove a brick on the bridge to freedom. With each lie, you
bring evil closer to your heart.
If it happens once, it is circumstances. If you do it always,
it is habit. If it you do it mostly, it is weakness. If you do nothing
about it, it is self-denial. If you lie about it, it is deception.
Your problems are gifts from heaven.
When you are flying, you cannot be slack. If you want to enjoy
the view up from there, you need to keep your wings flapping.
With each lie you distance yourself from yourself. with each
lie, you step away from reality.With each lie you hurt those whom
Use your problems to know what is wrong with you, your actions
or your life. Let them tell you why you have invited them into your
life and what you intend to learn from them.
When demons dominate, democracy becomes demonocracy.
Until we know the truth, let us keep sacred things sacred.
If you want to know why Hindus remained enslaved for centuries
in the past, you do not have to look far. Look at present day Hindu
society. You will find all the answers there.
Fools disagree because of ignorance. Intelligent people disagree
because of their excess knowledge. The wise one neither agrees nor
disagrees. Hence he is called, muni, the silent one.
We are born to die. We start dying from the day we are born.
We spend a whole lifetime trying not to remember this universal
truth. We ignore it when we are young. We try to deal with it as
we become older and perhaps start worrying about it as our bodies
begin to fail us.
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