Quotes

December 27, 2016

Freedom does not mean doing whatever one likes. Freedom is that state of consciousness that does things in the light of the harmony that it has to maintain between the subject and the object. Otherwise, it could not be freedom. You are free only when moving in right directions. Your consciousness should operate properly. Only then does the question of freedom arise.

– Swami Krishnananda

Once man allows his inherent peace born of contentment to be disturbed, and makes room in his heart for greed and desires, a host of evils come on. All evils in society are due to the demon of unchecked desire.

– Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

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Anger and Pride

December 21, 2016

When you see the face of anger look behind it and you will see the face of pride.

~ Rumi


Devotees

December 18, 2016

Some devotees of the Lord seek prosperity and security by means of their own efforts. But for those who have total faith in the Lord and have completely surrendered to Him, the Lord Himself offers security and prosperity. These devotees harbor no selfish cravings either in life or death.

– Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal


Priorities

December 12, 2016


Saint

December 12, 2016

“Even a saint, after attaining Self-realization, might continue doing the same work he did before, like sweeping the road or working in the fields. But now his attitude is different. After realisation he is totally detached. He is the observer of all that he does. Full of innocence and wonder, the saint never gets bored. He is like a child who never tires of hearing the birds sing, who never gets bored looking at flowers, who is always thrilled by the rising moon. Like a child’s world, the saint’s life is filled with wonder. For him, everything is new and everything is fresh because he beholds the essential nature of everything with love.”

~Amma


Quotes

December 3, 2016

Prayer is not asking; it is a means of keeping contact with God, communing with Him. “Thou art within me. I live within You. O Lord, make me aware of this.” This is the real prayer.

~ Swami Chidananda Saraswati

Anger is a hidden fire. If you add words to the fire, you will find the blaze more difficult to control.

~ Rumi


Universal Perspective

December 1, 2016

We have to view ourselves in a Universal context and then live life, not look upon ourselves as individuals who have to be at war with the world in our everyday life.

Swami Krishnananda