Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday Quote

"Lead a life of intense activity. Keep always a calm mind. Mentally repeat your "Mantra". Mix with all. Serve all with the feeling that all are forms of God. See God in them. Do not be afraid of difficulties and failures in the spiritual path. Difficulties will develop your will-power. Failures are the stepping stones to success. Use your intelligence, sagacity, discrimination and commonsense. You will overcome the difficulties one by one. Stand adamant. be cheerful. Dismiss fear and anxiety. March boldly on the spiritual path. Do not be discouraged. Draw courage, power and strength from within. Be cautious. Thou art invincible. Nothing can harm you. Remain serene always. Smile and rejoice in the Atman."

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"Why does man not realise the Truth easily? The scriptures say that there are three kinds of obstructions to the perception of this Truth. First is Mala (impurities), second is Vikshepa (oscillation of the mind), and the third is Avarana (veil of ignorance). Introspect and find out which of these you have got. If you find you have Mala—Kama, Krodha, Lobha,—you will have to eradicate it through the practice of Karma Yoga, or the Yoga of Selfless Service. If you have only got Vikshepa, you have to practise Upasana to steady the mind. If you have only Avarana, you will have to practise Nididhyasana or constant dwelling on the import of the Mahavakyas, till the Truth flashes within you.’

-Sri Swami Sivananda

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Quote


”Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday Quote

You personify God's message
You reflect the King's face
There is nothing in the Universe
That you are not
Everything you want, look for it
Within yourself. You are that.
If you are in search of the place of the soul
You are the soul.
If you are in search of a morsel of bread,
You are the bread.
If you know this secret, then you know
That whatever you seek, you are that.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Quote

"The moment you accept that this is the way it is, the transformation has begun."

-John O'Donohue

Monday, October 07, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Thursday Quote

"Of all the creatures of Earth, only human beings can change their pattern. Man alone is the architect of his destiny. The greatest revolution in our generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

-William James