Anger

August 23, 2014

Irritability becomes explosive fury or rage. It bursts suddenly into a violent fit of anger. Nip it in the bud at once. Be cautious and vigilant whenever you find yourself getting irritable. Do not allow it to assume the form of a big wave of anger. At once start repeating the Divine Name vigorously. Pray to God fervently.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

For each and every individual, life and the outcome of life is a matter of continuous choice. You are what you choose to become. Nothing is forced upon you. Nothing is imposed. There is no external force. You are the source of all force, all power.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati


Destiny

August 21, 2014


Happiness

August 19, 2014

“Happiness” = gratitude. Practice the latter and you’ll feel the former.

Tim Ferriss


Argument

August 19, 2014

Know that every argument won is an argument lost; every argument that is lost is an argument won. It means that if you win an argument by means of self-justification, you have lost control over yourself. And if you keep silent in an argument, you have won, since you have exercised self-control.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati


Choice

August 19, 2014

At the conclusion of the Gita, Lord Krishna declares to Arjuna: “Yathecchasi Tatha Kuru. Now, it is up to you what you will choose. Whether to follow and do as I say or whether to follow your own desire.” [Gita 18.63] The individual has freedom of choice. He can weigh pros and cons. He can anticipate consequences by reflection.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati


Wisdom

August 9, 2014

Radiant Immortal Atman! Beloved seekers! Beloved and blessed children of the Divine! Knowledge is the knowing of the things. Wisdom is the understanding and experiencing of things. Wisdom is to knowledge what a fully ripened fruit would be to a fruit in the beginning stage – without juice, sweetness or fragrance. Knowledge enables you to know many things, but it does not itself make you wise. Knowledge is an intellectual process, but it lacks depth, a quality to impel the knower to be what he knows. That subtle factor which makes knowing into being is a gradual ripening of that knowledge into experience. When knowledge rises above a certain point, it matures into wisdom and gains loftiness, and turns into intuition. Then intuition replaces knowledge and knowing turns into being, and life becomes infused by wisdom.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati


Nisargadatta Maharaj

August 8, 2014

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