Words of wisdom from Upanishads



The sage should study the scriptures in his search for knowledge; but then he should leave them, like the chaff that is left behind, when the grains of rice have been winnowed.

The mind is chiefly spoken of as of two kinds, pure and impure. The impure mind is that which is possessed of desire, and the pure is that which is devoid of desire. The mind that is attached to sense-objects leads to bondage, while dissociated from sense-objects it tends to lead to liberation.

Amritabindu Upanishad