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Sri Ram Quotes from Ramayana and Yoga Vasishta

Bhagavan Sri Ram had revealed universal truth at many junctures in the Ramayana and also in the Yoga Vasistha. Here are few quotes of Sri Rama

A frog caught by a serpent, while sitting in the latter’s mouth with half its body already swallowed, puts out its tongue and tries to catch hold of the small flies that happen to come near it. Similarly man, even when he is already caught by the serpent of Time, searches for sense enjoyments which are transitory. He works hard day and night undergoing much trouble to get them.

If you have patience, then you will never have any enemy.

The mind is never satisfied even when it has an object of desire in its grasp, just as a pot that leaks is never filled with any quantity of water.

There is nothing to be found on earth, big or small, of which Time does not make an end. 

Dharma (righteousness) is the essence of life.

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.

The mind is fickle. It changes its desires every moment. The desire for the Supreme is the only permanent desire.

Speak the truth, be just, and do not yield to anger.

The greatest happiness can be found in the service of others.

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

One should not sit idle. One should do whatever work comes his way. By doing work, one can find happiness.

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

Do not be sorry for those who refuse to apologize for their mistakes. Be sorry for yourself if you fail to forgive

The ultimate purpose of life is to realize the Supreme Truth and attain liberation from the cycle of birth and death.