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Vimala Thakar Quotes

A small collection of quotes of Vimala Thakar (1921 – 2009). Vimala Thakar was a spiritual teacher and writer known for her profound insights into meditation, mindfulness, and social activism. Her quotes reflect her deep understanding of spirituality, mindfulness, and the interconnectedness of life.

To take a journey of a thousand miles, you have to begin with the first step from the place where you stand; the romantic description of the journey and the things the body sees on the way and the description of the scenery are of no use unless you lift your foot and take the first step.

Friendship inspires and enriches the life of those who come together…

Humility is the eternal fountain of energy.

You are the prison-house, you are the prisoner and you are the one who imprisons yourself…

Relationship is a mirror into which your inner being gets reflected…

Meditation is not the pursuit of pleasure and the search for comfort. It is a process of understanding and a way of life.

Revolution is not the trivial action of rotating the wheel. Revolution means the rotation of the entire wheel, including the hub and the spokes.

The state of inner silence cannot be understood by the mind. Only when the mind becomes still, tranquil, without movement, can that state be understood.

To learn the art of living, the art of dying, the art of loving is all that life is about. And, meditation is the gateway to all three.

The only freedom from fear is love. There is no other freedom.

Revolution is the process of self-creation, it is the awakening of the sleeping humanity.

There is no other alternative to the way of understanding, to the way of love, to the way of compassion.

Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self.

The individual is the world, and the world is the individual. If there is a transformation in the individual, there will be a transformation in the world.

You have to understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.