Food for thought #27

“He who does not hate anyone, is friendly and compassionate always, is not possessive and self-indulgent, stable in pleasure and pain, forgiving, contained, controlled and firm in his love for God, in heart and head, is much loved by God”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Food is what all living creatures seek; meaning is what only humans seek”   – Upanishads

 

“It is our imagination that gives value to things, purpose to an activity and identity to a thing”

 

“The material world is an incomplete reality, made complete by imagination and language”  – Bhagavad Gita

 

“From aggressive material tendencies is born desire in the senses, in the heart and the head. Desire is insatiable and if not indulged can result in rage.”     – Bhagavad Gita.

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Food for thought #26

“True love is not blind, but sees all the faults and does not mind!”

 

“Each man is master of his own death, and all that we can do when the time comes is to help him die without fear of pain”

 

“There was no innocence more dangerous than innocence of age”

 

“To discover the God within, we have to go beyond our slice of reality and appreciate the hunger and fears of those around us”

 

“The one who offers food is divine, the food that is offered is divine, the one who receives the food is divine, the one who consumes the food is divine. Everything will surely become divine to one willing to expand the mind.”    – Bhagavad Gita

Food for thought #25

“Your mind is your friend and your enemy. If you control the mind, it is your friend. If your mind controls you, it is your enemy”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“The exchange of knowledge is greater than the exchange of things for ultimately all exchange culminates in the mind”     – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Use your mind to ignore sensory stimuli, outgrow that desire, disconnect from intelligent arguments and ideas, rein in the restless fickle wandering emotions, expand your mind and discover the tranquility within”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“One hour’s reflection is preferable to seventy years of pious worship”

 

“Wisdom builds, understanding strengthens and knowledge prospers”

Food for thought #24

“Weakness is a disease and unless controlled, it spreads”

 

“Experience can work both ways: wisdom of years can clear eyes or cynicism blind you”

 

“Your duty is only to your task, to your action, not to the result of that action”     – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Harder the journey, higher the suffering, greater the desire for fulfillment”

 

“Better to do what you have been asked to do imperfectly than try to do perfectly what others have been asked to do. All work has inadequacies; even fire is enveloped by smoke”     – Bhagavad Gita

Food for thought #23

“Anyone who does not share his moments of joy and discouragement with others will never fully know his own qualities and his own defects”

 

“Life is no more than a funeral procession winding towards the grave, it’s small joys the flowers of funeral wrath….”

 

“When you can’t get away, you want to; and when they let you go, you just don’t want to anymore”

 

“So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will win a hundred times in a hundred battles. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you win one and lose the next. If you do not know yourself or your enemy, you will always lose.”      – The Art of War

 

“He who controls the senses but has a mind full of cravings is a pretender who fools himself”    – Bhagavat Gita

Food for thought #22

“When you live only once, the value of your life becomes the sum total of your achievements”

 

“The senses exist beyond the physical; mind beyond the senses; intelligence beyond the mind. Beyond intelligence is your sense of self. By knowing who you really are you will conquer all yearning”   – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Let go of what you can’t change, because life goes on anyhow!”

 

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can’t do”

 

“Don’t give up. Remember, it’s always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.”

Food for thought #21

“Do one thing: Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams”

 

“Don’t try to be useful. Try to be yourself: that is enough, and that makes all the difference”

 

“Walk neither faster nor slower than your own soul, because it is your soul that will teach you the usefulness of each step you take”

 

“Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge”

 

“Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because living is an act of courage, and act of courage is always an act of love”

Food for thought #20

“In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement”    – Manuscript found in Accra

 

“Only he who gives up is defeated. Everyone else is victorious”   – Manuscript found in Accra

 

“Defeat comes when we fail to get something we very much want” 

 

“It is in the realm of love that we first fight our battles – and generally lose”

 

“If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself”

Food for thought #19

“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go”    – Tennessee Williams

 

“Only the questions that are not asked are foolish”    – Malcolm.

 

“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached”    – Swami Vivekananda

 

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them”     – Saint Mother Teresa.

 

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win”   – Mahatma Gandhi

Food for thought #18

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”     – Mahatma Gandhi

 

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”          – Mahatma Gandhi

 

“Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die”      – Lord Tennyson

 

“Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast. It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.”        -Kahlil Gibran

 

“‘Home’ is simply the place where one finally learns to accept oneself”