Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsadeva - Saturdays|
"ONLY two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge : those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over - crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realise that they know nothing."
"You can not conceive, think of, perceive GOD, otherwise than as a person, so long as you are a person with ego of your own."
"Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house."
" Man's ego itself is MAYA. It is the veil that shuts the light. Verily , with the death of " I " all trouble ceases. If by the grace of lord a man once gains the knowledge that he is not the doer, then he assuredly becomes freed in this very life and transcends all fear."
" More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him."
Paramahamsa Yogananda - Sundays
"It is important to develop intuition, for he who is God-conscious is sure of himself. He knows and he knows that he knows . We must be sure of God's presence, as sure as we are that we know the taste of orange. It was only after my Guru had shown me how to commune with God and after I had felt His presence everyday that I assumed the spiritual duty of telling others about Him".
"Every day undertake something that is difficult for you and try to do it. Though you fail 5 times, keep on, and as soon as you have succeeded in that direction, apply your concentrated will on something else. You will thus be able to accomplish increasingly greater things. Will is the instrument of the image of God within you."
"Between the eyebrows is the door to heaven. The centre in the brain is the seat of will. When you concentrate deeply there and calmly, whatever you are willing shall come about."
"Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality . Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have."
"To meditate truly is to concentrate solely on spirit. This is esoteric meditation. It is the highest form of activity that man can perform, and it is the most balanced way to find GOD."
Sri Swami Vivekananda - Mondays
"Each soul is potentially divine . The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature , external and internal. Do this either by work , or worship or psychic control or philosophy - by one or more or all of these and be free".
"Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers and let them go their own way".
"You cannot believe in GOD until you believe in yourself."
" When we really begin to live in the world, then we understand what is meant by brotherhood or mankind, and not before."
"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourself strong."
Osho Rajneesh - Tuesdays
"To be humble is to be on the first leg of the journey to purity. The humble has yet to be on the first leg of the journey to purity. The humble has yet to be pure. He is on the way to it. One cannot be pure without being humble, because there is no greater impurity than ego".
"We have to look at Krishna in two different ways, and then we can look at ourselves the same way. We exist at two levels - one at the level of waves and another at the level of the ocean. As waves we are individual human beings and as the ocean we are the supreme being".
"The power of our unconscious mind is enormous; what we cannot do in our conscious state we can do with the help of the unconscious mind more sensible than the conscious."
"Let someone dance and let him bring all his energy to it , and soon he will find there is some one inside him who is not dancing , who is utterly steady and still. That is his axle , his centre. That which is dancing is his cicumference, his body and he himself is the centre."
"It is time to face up to the fact that the past is gone, and any effort to repeat it is a sure way to stay stuck in old blue prints that you would have already outgrown if you hadn't been so busy clinging to what you have already been through. Take a deep breath, put the box down, tie it up in a pretty ribbon if you must, and bid it a fond farewell. Life is passing you by, and you're in danger of becoming an old fossil before your time!"
Sri Sri Ravishankar - Wednesday Guest
"Is enlightenment really possible for the average person? Yes. Big Yes. Enlightenment is very possible for the ordinary individual. Actually it is easier than for some one who thinks that they are special ....whenever someone is ordinary, simple, innocent and natural, that is enlightenment"
Khalil Gibran - Wednesday Guest
"Love one another, but make not a bond of Love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls".
George Gurdjief - Wednesday Guest
"All that I gave is still with me and all that I hoarded is lost and all I gave is mine."
"A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die , and in order to die he must first awake."
Professor Dr. Albert Einstein - Wednesday Guest
"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."
Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan - Thursdays
"Progress is life, Standing still is death".
"All things are good but all things are not good for every person, nor right at all times".
"The right and wrong of every person is according to his understandings."
"There are some questions which can be answered , and others which should wait for an answer until those who ask them are able to understand."
"MAN often thinks that, as God is the knower of the heart, there can be no need of any recital or gesture in prayer: but that it would surely be sufficient if he were to sit in the silence and think of God. But this is not so; it is according to the extent of a man's consciousness of prayer that his prayer reaches God."
Jiddu Krishnamurti - Fridays
"Every thought and feeling must flower for them to live and die. Flowering of everything in you, the ambition, the greed, the hate, the joy, the passion - there is their death and freedom. It is only in freedom that anything can flourish, not in suppression, in control and discipline, these only pervert, corrupt. Flowering and freedom is goodness and all virtue".
"Truth is a pathless land".
"We have invented GOD. The thinking created god for itself.That means due to unhappiness, fear and depression we created something called god. God did not create us after his imagination , I wish He had."
"When you get rid of attachment, there will be LOVE."
"THE world is you and you are the world."