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

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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 #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 #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”