Food for thought #34

“Deal only with things that are good. If you trade coal, you will be covered in black soot. But if you trade musk, you will smell of perfume.”

 

“Live totally, and live intensely, so that each moment becomes golden and your whole life becomes a series of golden moments.”

 

“When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude”.             – William Wordsworth

 

“It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are you so busy about?”                            – Henry David Thoreau

 

“We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.”       – William James                             

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Food for thought #33

“People who only listen to their hearts usually fail. On the other hand, people who only use their heads tend to be selfish. Only the heart can make you think of others before yourself.”

 

“Running away is never the solution. Confront your problems. Manage them. That is the way of the warrior.”

 

“Misunderstandings are malignant: they spread and seep, corroding one’s mind and eating into emotions.”

 

“The quivering, wavering mind, Hard to guard, hard to check, The wise one makes straight, Like the bowman his shaft”

 

“Sow flowers, so your surroundings become garden. Don’t sow thorns; for they will prick your feet. We are all one body, whoever tortures another, wounds himself.”

 

Food for thought #31

“Winners never quit; quitters never win”

 

“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

Food for thought #30

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

 

“The quality of life is what matters, not the quantity”

 

“True happiness in life lies in helping others”

 

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace”

 

“Hate begets hate. Violence begets violence”

Food for thought #29

“Whatever a noble person does, the world follows”     – Bhagavad Gita

 

“War is not about vengeance or ambition, it is about governance”

 

“He who is at peace with himself, happy with himself, illuminated by the knowledge of the resident within all beings, finds supreme bliss everywhere”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Don’t think of what you’ll receive. Think of what you’ll leave for others”

 

“A true friend sees the first tear, catches the second and stops the third”

Food for thought #28

“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

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.

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 #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