Universal law, according to the          Vedas
is cosmic order, God's rule at work throughout
the physical province. It is...
A man attains perfection when his work is
worship of God, from whom all things come and
who is in all. Greater is thine ow...
He who understands his duty to society truly
lives. All others shall be counted among the
dead. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...
The Vedas pronounce, "He who, dwelling in all
things, yet is other than all things, who
controls all things from within - ...
Obtaining oneness with your true self is
not about what you are willing to do to gain
it; more importantly, it is what you...
Sloka 4
Dance is movement, and the most exquisite
dance is the most disciplined dance. Yoga
disciplines lead to oneness wi...
Conquering others requires force.
Conquering oneself requires strength.
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. xxxxxxxxxxx
If our Divine Maker does not will it,
not even a single leaf will dare to fall.
The content of fear may be intense and gripping, so much
so that it overwhelms us completely. But when we look
beyond that...
Yoga is a unique philosophy in which God is both
manifest and unmanifest, dual and nondual, within us
and outside of us
Thought does not exist.
I learned the art of preserving the life force in my
body. I saw the Divine within my body and realised
that my body is my...
Performing your duty without attachment or aversion is
a great antidote to the poison of fear. XXXXXXXXXXXX
-BHAGAVAD GITA
I am an old man and have a great many
troubles, but most of them never happened.
-MARK TWAIN
Understand the Nature of Illusion and Reality.
Voyage beyond the Avoidance of Pain and the Pursuit of
Pleasure.
We operate...
Creation and destruction are not opposites, as they
 seem. They are two aspects of a single force. Break
  the Constraints...
Everything under heaven has a purpose.
Build in yourself the total harmony so that when the time
comes Perfect Beauty can express itself through your
body.
Acquire the Courage to Believe in Yourself.
According to your life,
your duties have been prescribed for you;
follow them and your
desires will be naturally fulfilled...
All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has
its origin in the spirit.
                                   Thomas A...
Where the spirit does not work with the hand there
is no art.
                               Leoardo Da Vinci
One comes to be of such stuff as that on which the
mind is set.
                                       Upanishads
Let everything be allowed to do what it naturally
does, so that it's nature will be satisfied.
                           ...
Yoga is amongst our planet's original and oldest living
religions, with no single founder. For as long as man
has lived an...
For one who has conquered the mind
The mind is the best of friends,
But for one who has failed to do so
His very mind will...
Every one has been made for some particular work
and the desire for that work has been put in every heart
                ...
Look with thine ears
              Shakespear
Firmament and planets both disappeared but the mighty
breath which gives life to all things and in which all is
bound up r...
We are immortal souls living and growing in the great
school of earthly experience in which we have lived
 many lives. Ved...
We are the undying consciousness and energy flowing
through all things. Deep inside we are perfect this very
 moment, and ...
The Vedas affirm, "He who knows God as the Life of
life, the Eye of the eye, the Ear of the ear, the Mind of
the mind - he...
We are all growing toward God, and experience is the
path. Through experience we mature out of fear into
fearlessness, out...
Yoga is ancient, truly ageless, for it has no beginning.
Scholars trace its roots back more than 8,000 years
to the advanc...
Devoid of beginning, duration and ending, by nature
immaculate, powerful, omniscient, supremely perfect -
-Ajita Agama

  ...
Parasakti, "Supreme Energy," is called by many names:
silence, love, being, power and all-knowingness.
It is - existence-c...
…Not an atom moves except by His will.


            Aum Namah Sivaya.
To understand the mysteries of the soul, we distinguish
between the soul body and its essence. We may liken the
soul body ...
Just as children are kept from knowing all about adult
life until they have matured into understanding we learn
what we ne...
The inspired Self is not born nor does He die; He springs
from nothing and becomes nothing. Unborn, permanent,
unchanging,...
A goldsmith fashions several ornaments out of gold. So
God, the great goldsmith, makes many ornaments -
different souls - ...
Death and Dying?

Our soul never dies; only the physical body dies. We
neither fear death nor look forward to it. Life, de...
For Yogis, death is nobly referred to as "the great
journey". When the lessons of this life have been learned
the soul lea...
Death is life.

Go, my breath, to the immortal Breath. Then may this
body end in ashes! Remember, O my mind, the deeds of
...
Even as the snake sloughs off its skin, even as the bird
leaves its shell, even as, in its waking state, the jiva
forgets ...
Tirumantiram explains, "The simple duties, lighting the
lamps, picking the flowers, lovingly polishing the floors,
sweepin...
Kriya Yoga is joyous and regular worship, both internal
and external, in the home, workplace and temple by
which our under...
“With earnest effort hold the senses in check, control the
breath and regulate the vital activities. As a charioteer
holds...
Yoga is internalised worship which leads to union with
God. It is a regular practice under a guidance through
whose grace ...
The causal plane, or Sivaloka, pulsates at the core of
being, deep within. It is the superconscious world where
the Gods a...
The universe ends at mahapralaya, when time, form and
space dissolve; only to be created again in the next
cosmic cycle
  ...
The universe is born, evolves and dissolves in cycles
much as the seasons come and go through the year.
These cycles are i...
As threads come out of the spider, as little sparks come
out of the fire, so all the senses, all the worlds, all the
Gods,...
In love there is no fear at all. Thou, O Death, art not there.
Nor in that place does the thought of growing old make
one ...
This universe is a tree eternally existing, its
root aloft, its branches spread below. The
pure root of the tree is Brahma...
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart Rumi
Every act of man is like that of a patient,
Whereas every act of God is like that of the
physician,
That which you call af...
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
But to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not be for the stealing of my pain
...
Without love the acquisition of knowledge only
increases confusion
                               J. Krishnamurti
Where is God not?

In whose heart there is love of divine nature
There the Lord manifests as it is his nature
God pervades...
Vision in three aspects

1- World view: vision as a way of seeing what is going on.
2- Perception; the vision to see what ...
The Soul never thinks without a picture
                                 Aristotle
You must be the change you wish to see in the world
                                 Mahatma Gandhi
In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though
it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and
action. ...
When you are inspired by some great purpose some
extraordinary project , all your thoughts break their
bound and your mind...
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
                                            Emerson
Life is a school. This school does not give out
passing grades, but demands a perfect A from each
student on every subject...
The whole universe is stationed in your heart.
                                                 1v 58.11
Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs
that God sends them from time to time.
We require drums to be beaten in...
By simply being aware that there is a Divine plan for
your life that waits to unfold in the course of life itself,
you wil...
Deep within this physical body, with its turbulent
emotions and getting-educated mind, is pure
perfection. In this sacred ...
Self-control will place a man among the Gods, but the
lack of it will lead him into deepest darkness.
                    ...
Sometimes people feel that whatever the work they are
doing, it could not be what God intended for them.
They blame the wo...
All effort was sacred to Him.
Between the most negative, foolish,
and ignorant of people,
and the most positive, confident...
One who is skilled in defeat
shall never see destruction.
        -TAI GONG WONG
Understanding the difficulties,
enduring the hardships,
predicting the risks,
tolerating the abuse;
for such a person,
all...
"Most of us live our lives in our heads, and the person
who lives in our head is not our true self … Most of us
are trappe...
With what you get from others,
you make a living for yourself.
What you give to others,
makes a life for yourself.
       ...
Before one can fight and win the outward battle, one
must win the battle within. Poverty is more a state of
mind than an e...
Money and wealth are obtained through interactions
with others. You exchange your labour for money. In
order to get a fair...
"To have a sense of your own worth, you first have to
do something that is worthy of your own respect. This
includes hard ...
Money is the element of life that inspires the greatest
of emotions in individuals.
In the battle for material success, if you have trouble
hitting your mark, try elevating your sights. You will
have very l...
If our Maker did indeed grant every demand, then He
would be more inclined to respond to your wishes if
you approached Him...
Your inner reality will take the form of a self-fulfilling
prophecy….actions will be unforced and much more
effective when...
One should lift one self up by the self.
                      Bhagavad Gita V1.5
Evenness (samatva) is called Yoga.
                               Bhagavad Gita 11.48
Breath control, sense withdrawal, meditation,
concentration, inquiry, and ecstasy are said to be yoga.
When seeing by mean...
There is nothing (on earth) equal in purity to wisdom.
                                  Bhagavad Gita 1V. 38
Inquiring who am I within the mind and reading the heart,
the "I" collapses. Instantly the real "I" appears, which,
althou...
There is no difference between God, Guru and Self.

                          Ramana Maharshi
To receive the most subtle particles in the food you must
be fully conscious, wide awake, full of love. If the entire
syst...
Breath is the external manifestation of the force of prana.
Breath is the flywheel that regulates the entire machine
of th...
Change and growth takes place when a person has
risked himself and dares to become involved with
experimenting with his ow...
Our demons are our own limitations, which shut us off
from the realisation of the ubiquity of the spirit … each
of these d...
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy
things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
       ...
Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love
                                                    Rumi
This time, like all times is a very good one, if we but
know what to do with it.
                                         ...
What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for
experienc...
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly
find out how far one can go
                                          ...
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage…
                                              Anais Nin
Know the masculine
Keep to the feminine
                       Lao Tzu
Nothing divides one so much as thought.
                        Reginald Blyth
Predestiny and self-effort are two wheels of the same
cart. Even if you know your destiny, it is only as good
as the effor...
Quest for harmony: self-effort does not mean blind effort.
The Dharma of self-effort also includes striving to know
when t...
The absence of negative experiences in our life does not
alone contribute to the quality of our life. As humans
we need ch...
Yoga Philosophy

Yoga is a vast and profound teaching. It worships one
Supreme Reality (called by many names) and teaches
...
The magnificent holy temples, the peaceful piety of a
Yogi home, the subtle metaphysics and the science of
yoga all play t...
One must build up nerves of steel in a system of elastic
and strong muscles, so that one is capable of enduring
anything w...
The Yogi View of Life
The soul, in its intelligence, searches for its Self, slowly
ascending the path that leads to enligh...
It is a glorious and encouraging concept - that every
single soul will reach Truth, moksha.
Sloka 3
All motion begins and ends in unity. The whole universe
 is engaged in a whirling flow of change and activity.
Thi...
Who Am I? Where Did I Come From?

Rishis proclaim that we are not our body, mind or emotions.
We are divine souls on a won...
When a man knows God, he is free: his sorrows have an
end, and birth and death are no more. When in inner
union he is beyo...
Universal law, according to the Vedas is cosmic order,
God's rule at work throughout the physical province. It
is the infi...
A man attains perfection when his work is worship of
God, from whom all things come and who is in all.
Greater is thine ow...
He who understands his duty to society truly lives. All
others shall be counted among the dead.
                          ...
…The Vedas pronounce, "He who, dwelling in all things,
yet is other than all things, who controls all things from
within -...
Thus, those who say they would have right without its
correlate, wrong: or good government without its
correlate, misrule,...
Violence is a reflection of lower, instinctive consciousness
- fear, anger, greed, jealousy and hate - based in the
mental...
Peace is a reflection of spiritual consciousness. It begins
within each person, and extends to the home,
neighbourhood, na...
Almost everyone thinks he wants to be rich, but in reality
 most of us are where we want to be financially.
Obtaining pros...
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Om, is a sound. It is meant to be the sound you\'d hear if we could all shut up for a few seconds, stop rushing, watching, reading, thinking, doing, screwing and blewing. It\'s the sound that exists before noise. (Download The PDF EBook Here)

Yoga was traditionally meant to be a quest for that sound, soul sound, but it too has become, in most cases, part of the noise.

Noiseless is not silence. Silence is pathetic and vulnerable. A person who seeks silence is as frail and judgemental as a person who seeks peace or Quiet - then, half the world becomes their enemy, violence in the name of peace - this is not the Way.

Comprehension is silence. What we understand we have no need to change and when there is no need to change something then, there is contentment, and from contentment comes the silence that reveals the sound of OM.

Here is a book I put together many years ago. I hope some of the many quotes I uncovered in my study of ancient Yoga texts, as I went about unravelling the noises of modern Yoga while searching for silence, comprehension, add inspiration to your day.

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  1. 1. Universal law, according to the Vedas is cosmic order, God's rule at work throughout the physical province. It is the infinite intelligence or consciousness in nature, the sustaining cosmic design and organising force. Aum.
  2. 2. A man attains perfection when his work is worship of God, from whom all things come and who is in all. Greater is thine own work, even if this be humble, than the work of another, even if this be great. When a man does the work God gives him, no sin can touch this man. -Bhagavad Gita
  3. 3. He who understands his duty to society truly lives. All others shall be counted among the dead. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -Tirukural
  4. 4. The Vedas pronounce, "He who, dwelling in all things, yet is other than all things, who controls all things from within - He is your soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal." Aum
  5. 5. Obtaining oneness with your true self is not about what you are willing to do to gain it; more importantly, it is what you are willing to give up in exchange for it. Aum
  6. 6. Sloka 4 Dance is movement, and the most exquisite dance is the most disciplined dance. Yoga disciplines lead to oneness with God through self- reflection, surrender, personal transformation and the many yogas. Aum.
  7. 7. Conquering others requires force. Conquering oneself requires strength. -Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. xxxxxxxxxxx
  8. 8. If our Divine Maker does not will it, not even a single leaf will dare to fall.
  9. 9. The content of fear may be intense and gripping, so much so that it overwhelms us completely. But when we look beyond that content, at the fear itself, what do we find? Pure energy, energy which, if we focus on it directly, will begin to reveal its real nature Then, instead of filling us with agitation , the energy of fear can actually lead us to a state of exhilaration, or intense concentration, or love. -ANCIENT HINDU SCRIPTURE
  10. 10. Yoga is a unique philosophy in which God is both manifest and unmanifest, dual and nondual, within us and outside of us
  11. 11. Thought does not exist.
  12. 12. I learned the art of preserving the life force in my body. I saw the Divine within my body and realised that my body is my temple. Thus I began to preserve it with great care. Christopher Walker
  13. 13. Performing your duty without attachment or aversion is a great antidote to the poison of fear. XXXXXXXXXXXX -BHAGAVAD GITA
  14. 14. I am an old man and have a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. -MARK TWAIN
  15. 15. Understand the Nature of Illusion and Reality. Voyage beyond the Avoidance of Pain and the Pursuit of Pleasure. We operate our whole lives in the illusion of a desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain The man who is not troubled by pain and pleasure, who remains the same, he is wise and makes himself fit for eternal life. -BHAGAVAD GITA
  16. 16. Creation and destruction are not opposites, as they seem. They are two aspects of a single force. Break the Constraints of the Inner Images and External Standards. You must reclaim the natural state of your true self. Search for Your Own Inner Conviction. He does not have a public or private image of himself to live up to or one that dictates how he must behave. Understand Yourself. Self-observation is Essential to Self-growth.
  17. 17. Everything under heaven has a purpose.
  18. 18. Build in yourself the total harmony so that when the time comes Perfect Beauty can express itself through your body.
  19. 19. Acquire the Courage to Believe in Yourself.
  20. 20. According to your life, your duties have been prescribed for you; follow them and your desires will be naturally fulfilled. -BHAGAVAD GITA
  21. 21. All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the spirit. Thomas Aquinas
  22. 22. Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. Leoardo Da Vinci
  23. 23. One comes to be of such stuff as that on which the mind is set. Upanishads
  24. 24. Let everything be allowed to do what it naturally does, so that it's nature will be satisfied. Chuang Tzu
  25. 25. Yoga is amongst our planet's original and oldest living religions, with no single founder. For as long as man has lived and roamed across Earth's land and water masses, breathed its air and worshipped in awe its fire, Yoga has been Yoga.
  26. 26. For one who has conquered the mind The mind is the best of friends, But for one who has failed to do so His very mind will be the greatest enemy Bhagavad Gita
  27. 27. Every one has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart Rumi
  28. 28. Look with thine ears Shakespear
  29. 29. Firmament and planets both disappeared but the mighty breath which gives life to all things and in which all is bound up remains Vincent Van Gogh
  30. 30. We are immortal souls living and growing in the great school of earthly experience in which we have lived many lives. Vedic rishis have given us courage by uttering the simple truth, "God is the Life of our life. " A great sage carried it further by saying, there is one thing God cannot do: God cannot separate Himself from us. This is because God is our life. God is the life in the birds. God is the life in the fish. God is the life in the animals. Becoming aware of this Life energy in all that lives is becoming aware of God's loving presence within us. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Aum Namah Sivaya.
  31. 31. We are the undying consciousness and energy flowing through all things. Deep inside we are perfect this very moment, and we have only to discover and live up to this perfection to be whole. Our energy and God's energy are the same, ever coming out of the void. We are all beautiful children of God. Each day we should try to see the life energy in trees, birds, animals and people. When we do, we are seeing God in action. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Aum Namah Sivaya.
  32. 32. The Vedas affirm, "He who knows God as the Life of life, the Eye of the eye, the Ear of the ear, the Mind of the mind - he indeed comprehends fully the Cause of all causes." xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Aum Namah Sivaya.
  33. 33. We are all growing toward God, and experience is the path. Through experience we mature out of fear into fearlessness, out of anger into love, out of conflict into peace, out of darkness into light and union. Aum Namah Sivaya.
  34. 34. Yoga is ancient, truly ageless, for it has no beginning. Scholars trace its roots back more than 8,000 years to the advanced Indus Valley civilisation. But sacred writings tell us there never was a time when Yoga did not exist. Sloka 7: Aum Namah Sivaya.
  35. 35. Devoid of beginning, duration and ending, by nature immaculate, powerful, omniscient, supremely perfect - -Ajita Agama Aum Namah Sivaya.
  36. 36. Parasakti, "Supreme Energy," is called by many names: silence, love, being, power and all-knowingness. It is - existence-consciousness-bliss - that pristine force of being which is undifferentiated, totally aware of itself, without any object of its awareness. It radiates as divine light, energy and knowing. Aum Namah Sivaya.
  37. 37. …Not an atom moves except by His will. Aum Namah Sivaya.
  38. 38. To understand the mysteries of the soul, we distinguish between the soul body and its essence. We may liken the soul body to an acorn, which contains the mighty oak tree but is a small seed yet to develop. The soul body matures through experience, evolving through many lives into the splendour. The Vedas say, "As oil in sesame seeds, as butter in cream, as water in river beds, as fire in friction sticks, so is the atman grasped in one's own self when one searches for Him with truthfulness and austerity." Aum Namah Sivaya.
  39. 39. Just as children are kept from knowing all about adult life until they have matured into understanding we learn what we need to know, we understand what we have experienced. Only this narrowing of our awareness, coupled with a sense of individualised ego, allows us to look upon the world and our part in it from a practical, human point of view. Aum
  40. 40. The inspired Self is not born nor does He die; He springs from nothing and becomes nothing. Unborn, permanent, unchanging, primordial, He is not destroyed when the body is destroyed. -Yajur Veda
  41. 41. A goldsmith fashions several ornaments out of gold. So God, the great goldsmith, makes many ornaments - different souls - out of the one Universal Spirit. -Natchintanai Aum Namah Sivaya.
  42. 42. Death and Dying? Our soul never dies; only the physical body dies. We neither fear death nor look forward to it. Life, death and the afterlife are all part of our path to perfect oneness with God. Aum.
  43. 43. For Yogis, death is nobly referred to as "the great journey". When the lessons of this life have been learned the soul leaves the body, which then returns its elements to the earth. It is a quick transition, like walking through a door, leaving one room and entering another. Knowing this, we approach death as a sadhana, as a spiritual opportunity, bringing a level of detachment which is difficult to achieve in the tumult of life. The Vedas explain, "As a caterpillar coming to the end of a blade of grass draws itself together in taking the next step, so does the soul in the process of transition strike down this body and dispel its ignorance." Aum. Namah Sivaya.
  44. 44. Death is life. Go, my breath, to the immortal Breath. Then may this body end in ashes! Remember, O my mind, the deeds of the past, remember the deeds, remember the deeds! -Yajur Veda
  45. 45. Even as the snake sloughs off its skin, even as the bird leaves its shell, even as, in its waking state, the jiva forgets happenings of the dream state - thus does jiva from one body to another migrate until it reaches where it is destined to be. -Tirumantiram
  46. 46. Tirumantiram explains, "The simple duties, lighting the lamps, picking the flowers, lovingly polishing the floors, sweeping, singing, ringing the bell and fetching water - these constitute the true possibilities of worship"
  47. 47. Kriya Yoga is joyous and regular worship, both internal and external, in the home, workplace and temple by which our understanding and love of God and or Gods deepen. Aum.
  48. 48. “With earnest effort hold the senses in check, control the breath and regulate the vital activities. As a charioteer holds back his restive horses, so does a persevering aspirant restrain their mind."
  49. 49. Yoga is internalised worship which leads to union with God. It is a regular practice under a guidance through whose grace we attain the realisation of Self. Aum.
  50. 50. The causal plane, or Sivaloka, pulsates at the core of being, deep within. It is the superconscious world where the Gods and highly evolved souls live and can be accessed through yoga and worship. Aum.
  51. 51. The universe ends at mahapralaya, when time, form and space dissolve; only to be created again in the next cosmic cycle Sloka 45
  52. 52. The universe is born, evolves and dissolves in cycles much as the seasons come and go through the year. These cycles are inconceivably immense. Aum Namah Sivaya.
  53. 53. As threads come out of the spider, as little sparks come out of the fire, so all the senses, all the worlds, all the Gods, yea, all beings, issue forth from the Self. -Yajur Veda
  54. 54. In love there is no fear at all. Thou, O Death, art not there. Nor in that place does the thought of growing old make one tremble. There, free from hunger and from thirst, and far from the reach of sorrow, all rejoice and are glad. - Yajur Veda
  55. 55. This universe is a tree eternally existing, its root aloft, its branches spread below. The pure root of the tree is Brahman, the immortal, who is verily, the Self. -Yajur Veda
  56. 56. The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart Rumi
  57. 57. Every act of man is like that of a patient, Whereas every act of God is like that of the physician, That which you call affliction is His kindness, And that which you call hell is a place of transformation Sri Rama
  58. 58. Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers But to be fearless in facing them. Let me not be for the stealing of my pain But for the heart to conquer it. Tagore
  59. 59. Without love the acquisition of knowledge only increases confusion J. Krishnamurti
  60. 60. Where is God not? In whose heart there is love of divine nature There the Lord manifests as it is his nature God pervades everywhere alike It is known he manifests out of love Tell me the place time or direction Where there is absence of the Lord He pervades the ones with and without money And yet he is apart and without attachment God manifests himself out of love As fire manifests out of friction
  61. 61. Vision in three aspects 1- World view: vision as a way of seeing what is going on. 2- Perception; the vision to see what caused it. 3- Imagination; the vision to see what could be.
  62. 62. The Soul never thinks without a picture Aristotle
  63. 63. You must be the change you wish to see in the world Mahatma Gandhi
  64. 64. In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough wall that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. Michelangelo
  65. 65. When you are inspired by some great purpose some extraordinary project , all your thoughts break their bound and your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you fond yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents come alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you every dreamed yourself to be. Pattanjali
  66. 66. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Emerson
  67. 67. Life is a school. This school does not give out passing grades, but demands a perfect A from each student on every subject. You can never quit this school, and this school has no time limit for graduation. As long as you are fighting the battle tenaciously and courageously, the magical, unseen hand of the Divine is there to aid. This is not merely rhetoric, but a common experience that many people have found to be true.
  68. 68. The whole universe is stationed in your heart. 1v 58.11
  69. 69. Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends them from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears, before we would wake from our trance and hear the warning… -MAHATMA GANDHI
  70. 70. By simply being aware that there is a Divine plan for your life that waits to unfold in the course of life itself, you will begin to be consciously in tune with every incident that comes into your professional and personal life. Treat each incident with the eye of a good detective an try to unveil the mystery of your fate.
  71. 71. Deep within this physical body, with its turbulent emotions and getting-educated mind, is pure perfection. In this sacred mystery we find the paradoxes of oneness and twoness, of being and becoming, of created and uncreated existence. The Vedas explain, "The one controller, the inner Self of all things, who makes His one form manifold, to the wise who perceive Him as abiding in the soul, to them is eternal bliss" Aum Namah Sivaya.
  72. 72. Self-control will place a man among the Gods, but the lack of it will lead him into deepest darkness. -Tirukural
  73. 73. Sometimes people feel that whatever the work they are doing, it could not be what God intended for them. They blame the work. The missing piece here is not what is wrong with the work they are doing, but rather understanding the work they are performing right now in the context of their destiny. Christopher Walker
  74. 74. All effort was sacred to Him. Between the most negative, foolish, and ignorant of people, and the most positive, confident, self assured, there lies a space so small that our Maker regards it with a smile. -CHIN-NING CHU
  75. 75. One who is skilled in defeat shall never see destruction. -TAI GONG WONG
  76. 76. Understanding the difficulties, enduring the hardships, predicting the risks, tolerating the abuse; for such a person, all ensure fame and success. -CHINESE MAXIM
  77. 77. "Most of us live our lives in our heads, and the person who lives in our head is not our true self … Most of us are trapped by our sense of what and who we think we should be."
  78. 78. With what you get from others, you make a living for yourself. What you give to others, makes a life for yourself. -HINDU MAXIM
  79. 79. Before one can fight and win the outward battle, one must win the battle within. Poverty is more a state of mind than an external condition. Most people struggle for small rewards because they are shackled by an unarticulated belief that they are not the kind of people who are worth the finer things in life. Our divine maker never stops us from possessing worthy gifts. It is our own lack of faith in our worthiness to receive the gifts that prevents us from possessing them.
  80. 80. Money and wealth are obtained through interactions with others. You exchange your labour for money. In order to get a fair exchange value, it is necessary to convince the people with whom you do business that you can be of benefit to them. It is necessary for you to project a sense of your own worth. In order to do this, you must first have a strong inner sense of your own worth.
  81. 81. "To have a sense of your own worth, you first have to do something that is worthy of your own respect. This includes hard work along with determination and perseverance. Concentrate your energy on the things that make you of worth to others: the competent and faithful performance of your duties, care in honouring your commitments, and the energy and creativity you bring to your tasks. This is the battle within”
  82. 82. Money is the element of life that inspires the greatest of emotions in individuals.
  83. 83. In the battle for material success, if you have trouble hitting your mark, try elevating your sights. You will have very little success with mediocre ambitions. Weak dreams inspire weak efforts.
  84. 84. If our Maker did indeed grant every demand, then He would be more inclined to respond to your wishes if you approached Him not as a beggar but, knowing that He created you in His own image, as His child. What he has, you also have.
  85. 85. Your inner reality will take the form of a self-fulfilling prophecy….actions will be unforced and much more effective when they are motivated from within Christopher Walker
  86. 86. One should lift one self up by the self. Bhagavad Gita V1.5
  87. 87. Evenness (samatva) is called Yoga. Bhagavad Gita 11.48
  88. 88. Breath control, sense withdrawal, meditation, concentration, inquiry, and ecstasy are said to be yoga. When seeing by means of this he sees the gold coloured maker. Abandoning good and evil, he makes everything unitary and indestructible. Upanishads
  89. 89. There is nothing (on earth) equal in purity to wisdom. Bhagavad Gita 1V. 38
  90. 90. Inquiring who am I within the mind and reading the heart, the "I" collapses. Instantly the real "I" appears, which, although it manifests itself as "I" is not the ego, but the true being. Ramana Maharshi
  91. 91. There is no difference between God, Guru and Self. Ramana Maharshi
  92. 92. To receive the most subtle particles in the food you must be fully conscious, wide awake, full of love. If the entire system is ready to receive food in that perfect way, then the food is moved to pour out it's hidden riches ….. when food opens itself, it gives you all that it has in the way of the pure, divine energies. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Surya Yoga
  93. 93. Breath is the external manifestation of the force of prana. Breath is the flywheel that regulates the entire machine of the body. Just as the control of the fly wheel of an engine controls all other mechanisms in it, so the control of the external breath leads to the control of the gross and subtle, physical and mental aspects of our life machine. Swami Rama
  94. 94. Change and growth takes place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life Herbert Otto
  95. 95. Our demons are our own limitations, which shut us off from the realisation of the ubiquity of the spirit … each of these demons is conquered in a vision quest. Joseph Campbell
  96. 96. Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. Will Rogers
  97. 97. Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love Rumi
  98. 98. This time, like all times is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Emerson
  99. 99. What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. Joseph Campbell
  100. 100. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go T.S. Eliot
  101. 101. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage… Anais Nin
  102. 102. Know the masculine Keep to the feminine Lao Tzu
  103. 103. Nothing divides one so much as thought. Reginald Blyth
  104. 104. Predestiny and self-effort are two wheels of the same cart. Even if you know your destiny, it is only as good as the effort you make to bring it to reality. Believe it or not, even in ancient China, there was a phrase, "Heaven helps those who help themselves.”
  105. 105. Quest for harmony: self-effort does not mean blind effort. The Dharma of self-effort also includes striving to know when to exercise the discrimination of acceptance and surrender to a disappointing outcome. This does not mean giving up, but rather finding harmony within oneself in order to regather the necessary strength and move on to the next level of life.
  106. 106. The absence of negative experiences in our life does not alone contribute to the quality of our life. As humans we need challenges in order to develop fully and bring forth all the positive aspects within ourselves. The only way to feel truly happy is by confronting these challenges and overcoming them. As children of the Divine, we want to touch life's every fibre - even the negative ones - and feel alive by riding high on life itself.
  107. 107. Yoga Philosophy Yoga is a vast and profound teaching. It worships one Supreme Reality (called by many names) and teaches that all souls ultimately realise Truth. There is no eternal hell, no damnation. It accepts all genuine spiritual paths - from pure monism ("God alone exists") to theistic dualism ("When shall I know His Grace?"). Each soul is free to find his own way, whether by devotion, austerity, meditation (yoga) or selfless service. Yoga explains that the soul reincarnates until all karmas are resolved and God Realisation is attained.
  108. 108. The magnificent holy temples, the peaceful piety of a Yogi home, the subtle metaphysics and the science of yoga all play their part. Yoga is a mystical tradition, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one.
  109. 109. One must build up nerves of steel in a system of elastic and strong muscles, so that one is capable of enduring anything when ever it is indispensable.
  110. 110. The Yogi View of Life The soul, in its intelligence, searches for its Self, slowly ascending the path that leads to enlightenment and liberation. It is an arduous, delightful journey through the cycles of birth, death and rebirth culminating in Self Realisation, the direct and personal spiritual experience of God, of the Self, of Truth.
  111. 111. It is a glorious and encouraging concept - that every single soul will reach Truth, moksha.
  112. 112. Sloka 3 All motion begins and ends in unity. The whole universe is engaged in a whirling flow of change and activity. This is the sacred dance. We are all dancing this sacred dance, and God with us. Ultimately, we are Siva dancing. Aum.
  113. 113. Who Am I? Where Did I Come From? Rishis proclaim that we are not our body, mind or emotions. We are divine souls on a wondrous journey. We came from God, live in God and are evolving into oneness with God. We are, in truth, the Truth we seek. Sloka 1
  114. 114. When a man knows God, he is free: his sorrows have an end, and birth and death are no more. When in inner union he is beyond the world of the body, then the third world, the world of the Spirit, is found, where the power of the All is, and man has all - for he is one with the One. -Yajur Veda
  115. 115. Universal law, according to the Vedas is cosmic order, God's rule at work throughout the physical province. It is the infinite intelligence or consciousness in nature, the sustaining cosmic design and organising force. Aum.
  116. 116. A man attains perfection when his work is worship of God, from whom all things come and who is in all. Greater is thine own work, even if this be humble, than the work of another, even if this be great. When a man does the work God gives him, no sin can touch this man. -Bhagavad Gita
  117. 117. He who understands his duty to society truly lives. All others shall be counted among the dead. -Tirukural
  118. 118. …The Vedas pronounce, "He who, dwelling in all things, yet is other than all things, who controls all things from within - He is your soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal."
  119. 119. Thus, those who say they would have right without its correlate, wrong: or good government without its correlate, misrule, do not apprehend the great principles of the universe, nor the nature of creation. Chuang Tzu
  120. 120. Violence is a reflection of lower, instinctive consciousness - fear, anger, greed, jealousy and hate - based in the mentality of separateness and unconnectedness, of good and bad, winners and losers, mine and yours. Aum.
  121. 121. Peace is a reflection of spiritual consciousness. It begins within each person, and extends to the home, neighbourhood, nation and beyond. It comes when the higher nature takes charge of the lower nature. Aum Namah Sivaya.
  122. 122. Almost everyone thinks he wants to be rich, but in reality most of us are where we want to be financially. Obtaining prosperity is not about what you are willing to do to gain it; more importantly, it is what you are willing to give up in exchange for it. This is an extremely important principle to remember. It is like the making of a superior athlete. The first thing the athlete has to confront is the question, What am I willing to give up in order to become a great athlete? Am I willing to give up the times that I spend with my friends? Am I willing to forgo the parties and fun times that my friends enjoy? Am I willing to forgo delicious, fattening food in exchange for a disciplined diet program? The list goes on.
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