The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Never look up to anyone - never look down on anyone. When you see all the way they are, you shall navigate life effectively
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
Life + Perspective quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.
Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you'd get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you'll never really enjoy it when things go right.
I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
People started this philosophy, 'Thank God its Friday!' If you are not enjoying what you are doing five days a week, then why are you doing it? It's a very brief life
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
Renunciation: Somebody chose to do something that they saw as better, as a higher possibility for them, somebody who is at a lower level of life thinks they have renounced. Nobody renounced anything
Whether it's education, marriage, work, career, business, whatever - all these things are extra fittings to our lives to make it better. You would want to add something which makes you more beautiful. But people cling to these add-ons so badly that the burden of carrying extra fittings all over the place becomes painful everything seems exploitative
In my experience I am the richest person on the planet. Maybe I don't have a bank balance but I own the whole cosmos within myself in my experience. I have the richest experience of life and this is important
There is no such thing as right and wrong in life. The question is, are your actions appropriate and inclusive.
Mental suffering essentially comes from a loss of perspective as to what life is all about.
Short + Perspective quotes ⇑Short Quotes
If you develop a strong character of your own, you will miss the character of the Creator.
Intelligence essentially means that your intellect is sharp enough to see life the way it is
All perspective Quotes ⇑
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
Since you are a human, your imagination of God is a huge man, If you were a buffalo you would be really thinking God is a huge buffalo, may be four horns
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Prayer is essentially seeing that your presence here is very minuscule, you are just a speck of dust in this existence, tomorrow if you vanish a few people will cry.. rest of the existence will just go on fine without you
There are no facts, only interpretations.
If you are conscious that you are mortal, would have time to crib? would you have time to fight with somebody? would you have time to do some rubbish with your life? If you are conscious that you are mortal, you would do nothing other than what is absolutely need for you & everybody around you
A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairytale and the other in the abyss.
A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
Do everything like it is the last thing you do. There is nothing to hold back, nothing to save for later
When you came into this world, you came without a single investment. So whatever happens in your life, anyway you are in profit.
Your experience of love only happened within you. You are using the other person as a key to open up an experience within you. I am asking, why are you using a key when there is no lock, no door, no barrier?
Because somebody is going to throw stones at us, should we remain without fruit in our life? That would be a tragedy
How can you love one and hate the other when the same Divine exists in All.
A materialistic person is ruthless with other people but kind to himself. A spiritual person is ruthless with himself but kind to everybody else
From poverty to affluence is a hard journey. After making this hard journey, if we cannot live well and instead suffer our affluence, it is a tragedy. We might as well have suffered our poverty - at least it would have been eco-friendly
If I think you are a good person, I will not see you the way you are, I'll see you the way I like it. If I think you are a bad person, immediately I'll start seeing things which don't exist... Only if you see everything the way it is you are in touch with reality.
Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.
Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
The most sophisticated chemical factory is right here (within), the question is- are you a great CEO or a lousy CEO. If you are a great manager you will produce what you want from this , if you're a lousy manager, you do wrong things, you get anxiety, you get something else going on within you, because you don't know how to manage your chemical factory
Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.
Sun came up on time today morning. None of the planets in this solar system collided today. In the whole universe no accidents, in this endless cosmos no accidents, everything going great but you have one nasty little thought crawling in your head and it's a bad day, you've completely lost perception with life
People are suffering their thoughts immensely, because they do not know how to keep it pleasant, nothing has been done towards it. So, what is a possibility always becomes a problem if you do not explore it in the right perspective.
You're looking at love as something that comes to you or you yield to the process of love, only because you appreciate a particular quality- a shape of somebody's nose, their mind , thought, emotion, the way they speak, the way they do things. It is based on something that is acceptable to you. If they do something that isn't acceptable to you, love crumbles
There are over hundred billion galaxies, not hundred billion stars; In such a huge vast cosmos our solar system is like a speck. Tomorrow morning if the whole solar system evaporates, nobody is going to miss it. In that super speck, right now Chennai is a micro super speck. In that you are a big man - that is the whole problem
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Wanting to go to Heaven is a deep bondage. Liberation is when even if you are sent to Hell, you still think it is Heaven
Whatever other people do, make yourself beautiful, you know they're doing nasty things and you're still wonderful (within you), this is fantastic. (But) They are doing nasty things and you think they're doing beautiful things, this is stupid.
Suffering happens essentially because most human beings have lost perspective as to what this life is about. Their psychological process has become far larger than the existential process
Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
How come a lot of people do not enjoy the week - only the weekend? Simply because they are doing things only to earn a living; it does not mean a damn thing to them.
Because you attach so much value to your own thought and your emotion, you cannot see life the way it is
If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you
Do not try to build your life on ethics, morality or values. Bring clarity of perception into your life. Learn to see everything just the way it is
Seeing everything just the way it is gives you the power and capability to walk through life effortlessly.
The life within you is not there to serve your body, mind or emotion. The body, mind and emotion are there to serve life
Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.
For most people, what they think and feel is more important than the fabulous cosmic dance that is happening
Ancient societies always saw disease as something wrong. But modern societies are treating disease as normal.
Don't hold any ideas about yourself or anybody, just look at everything the way it is - you'll merge with everything
You people are cutting people's bodies; this is like murder but with good intention. If the consequence is good it's called a surgery, if consequence is bad it's called a murder, isn't it? Same knife.
Once you put one above the other, you are not going to know anything in this world. Your whole perspective is distorted. So, that is the basis of competition, trying to put one above the other
Whatever action you perform in your life, there is a consequence to it. There is no such thing as you must perform only this type of action and you must not perform another type of action. You can do anything. But you must be in a state to accept the consequences joyously.
The right thing isn't always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So...good luck figuring that out.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.
Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?
The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?"
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, then look to those who have been given less.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Look wide, beyond your immediate surroundings and limits, and you see things in their right proportion. Look above the level of things around you and see a higher aim and possibility to your work.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
One person's craziness is another person's reality.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
People are capable of suffering just about anything in the world, If you're not educated, you will suffer that. If you get educated, you suffer that. If you don't find a job, you'll suffer that. If you find a job, you suffer that. If you're not married, you'll suffer that. If you get married, you suffer that. If you don't have children, you suffer that..
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
Once in a golden hour I cast to earth a seed. Up there came a flower, The people said, a weed.
It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?
Renunciation: Somebody is out to climb Mount Everest, He prepares for years & years. And then he is in the harshest of climate, denying himself every pleasure of life that normally people want to have, he denies himself all that to climb the mountain. Is he denying himself? Or is he making another possibility which you can never imagine real in his life?
Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.
If you look at the Earth from another part of the universe, we are celestial beings. It's just a question of perspective.
If you look at creation the way it is, it is explosively beautiful. You do not have to add any frills to it - neither to your own life nor to anything else.
Every possibility becomes a problem for those who do not explore the possibility in its right perspective
Within myself, I have never formed a single opinion about anyone. I always look at them like I am seeing them for the first time
Our education system was largely created just to provide clerks for Her Majesty's service. There was no imagination behind it - obedience was the most important aspect
If you want to become free, you should never think of freedom. Only look at the ropes which bind you
Tomorrow, If you wake up in the morning, is it not a fantastic thing? A million people will not wake up, but you wake up, is it not a great thing? The problem is just this that you are living with an idea that you are immortal
When you go to a movie, whether you see a tragedy, or a comedy, or a drama, you say afterward, "Oh, it was a good movie!" So must you look upon life
When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.