He who withdraws his senses from the objects of perception, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in steady wisdom
It doesn't matter if a cave has been in darkness for 10,000 years or half an hour, once you light a match it is illuminated.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
When sounds are in tune, they become music. Out of tune, they become noise. It is the same with you. When all aspects of you are in tune, you become music. Out of tune, you become noise
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.
We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.
The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
You plant a coconut & a mango tree in your garden, when they were saplings they were of the same height, you thought they will get along pretty well, if both of them remain stunted & never grow, they will remain compatible, same height, everything; But if both of them grow to their full potential, they will grow to different heights, shapes & possibilities
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He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by waters entering into it
Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, so the disciplined mind of a yogi remains steady in meditation
The ocean cannot be received in a cup unless the cup is made as large as the ocean. Likewise, the cup of human concentration and human faculties must be enlarged in order to comprehend God
Worry may be compared to an insect that eats away at the inside of a flower. When the petals close in, both the flower and the insect die
I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.
The mind is like a mirror. A concave mirror exaggerates. A convex mirror depreciates. A plain mirror shows you life the way it is
If one has to be in this world, transact with this world, be involved with this world, and still go untouched through this world, one must be like a lotus flower. One must learn how to convert the filth into a fragrant flower
Just as a wavy mirror cannot properly reflect the objects in front of it, so a mind whose calmness is distorted by the thoughts of success or failure is unable to reflect the unchangeable Spirit
The nature of habit can be understood by this analogy: Clay can be molded into a vase, and while the clay is still soft it is easy to change the form of that vase again and again. But once it is fired in an oven, its shape becomes firmly set
Your mind is like a bird that has been locked in a cage for many years. It fears liberty. Yet, freedom is its birthright.
The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but the former has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the latter is unable to reflect the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people
Through every trial, we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very cruel, it is like the fire that smelts the iron ore: the steel that emerges from that furnace is beautifully strong, useful for many purposes
Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield; so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life.
Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.
The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
As you get identified with this thing and that thing and that thing, you're throwing your anchor, hoping your ship will go somewhere. It'll only sink. There's only one place it can go (down).
Spiritual process is like driving a car. Sadhana is like that too. You just press the accelerator and leave it; it keeps running unless you're braking all the time.
A spider weaves a web for other things to be caught. But if you're that kind of a spider, you build a web in which you're caught, you're a stupid spider, isn't it? Most human beings are in that condition
If something in you blossoms, people are willing to overlook all the thorns that are there in you.
On Spirituality: If You are inside a car and don't know how to drive, you will be scared. But if you know, the faster it goes the more ecstatic you get.
Just as a lotus leaf is unsullied by water, the yogi who performs actions, forswearing attachment and surrendering his actions to the Infinite, remains unbound by the sin
Your mind can be compared to a glass of muddy water. If you let the glass stand for a long time, the mud will settle at the bottom of the glass and the water will become fairly clear.
Emotional moviegoers are too intent on beholding motion pictures to notice overhead the picture-causing beam. Similarly, worldly men are too deeply engrossed in God's dream pictures of life to perceive His taintless omnipresent Beam that is the sole Creator, the only Doer.
A true yogi may remain dutifully in the world; there, he is like butter on water and not like the easily-diluted milk of unchurned and undisciplined humanity
Just as oil is present in every part of the olive, so love permeates every part of creation.
If somebody says 'I love you' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol holder requires? 'I love you, too'.
A lion is prized for its strength and a bird for its flight, their uniquely expressed attributes. Similarly, humans are prized for their reason, and not their trappings - physical, material or social
Crypto is so unique that it's not possible to reason by analogy to history.
Caring about someone isn't complicated. It isn't easy. But it isn't complicated, either. Kinda like lifting the engine block out of a car.