Thursday, May 26, 2016
"Thought is Karma. Thinking is the real Karma. Thought molds your character. Thought materializes and becomes an action. If you allow the mind to dwell on good, elevating thoughts, you will develop a noble character; you will do naturally good and laudable actions."
Thursday, May 19, 2016
"Asanas and pranayama are part of Yoga sadhana. They can confer their spiritual benefits upon you only if they are based on the foundations of yama-niyama, a strong character; and if they get the help of auxiliaries like diet, and pure sattvic daily life. Otherwise they will be merely physical exercises. Of course you will enjoy good health and freedom from disease, but what use is health and strength, if the mind within is rotting, and the canker of evil is eating into your very vitals?"
-Swami Vishnudevananda, Teachings on Yogic Life
Thursday, May 12, 2016
"When you have a little Self Knowledge, you are a king among men. This is very rare. The rest are all lost in duality, lost in their ego. I have many disciples that are still lost. They still don’t understand about higher things."
-Sri Dharma Mittra (whose body turns 77 on Saturday)