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 #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 #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”

Food for thought #1

“What is apparently a good deed need not really be a good deed, for every moment is governed by factors that are often beyond human comprehension”

 

“At the root of all human tragedy is human folly”

 

“Without genuine love, laws and rules are worthless”

 

“Qualities of a good student: Persistence, Determination, hard work and focus”

 

“It is not vocation that matters; what matters is the underlying intent”

What is the fight for??

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Rejecting any race? Culture? or proclaiming the ideal of unity?

Untying all the human races or uniting them?

Comprehending all things with sympathy and love or rejecting everything with indifference and hatred?

Bringing about reconciliation and peace or about alienation and distress?

Restoring the bonds of friendship and love or destroying the human links and bonds?

Creating seclusion or creating Universal-ism?

Rising the sufferings, jealousy and hatred or rising the joys, empathy and love?

Giving rise to political and commercial competition or to give rise to apolitical and charitable friendship?

Saving the humankind or vanquishing the humanity?