“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on the idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, this is the way great spiritual giants are produced” – Swami Vivekananda.
“In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height; in the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own death” -Rabindranath Tagore
“Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it” – Rabindranath Tagore
“Desire and rage can block all wisdom, as smoke masks fire, dust masks mirrors and the womb masks a baby” – Bhagavad Gita.
“To want nothing is as delusional as to want everything”
“Wisdom is enjoying things that drift in and letting goo of things that drift away like watching the waves drift in and out of the beach”
“Those who keep thinking of property get attached to it and crave it relentlessly, which causes frustration, which leads to anger, then confusion, then loss of memory, then loss of intelligence, and eventually destruction” – Bhagavad Gita.
“One who gives up conceit and ownership and craving, in other words the sense of ‘I’, ‘mine’ and ‘me’, will always find peace”. – Bhagavad Gita
“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.
“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
“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”
“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