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Wise Quotes From Hindu Holy Books

A collection of wise quotes from Hindu holy books.

Time should be spent not in collecting materials but to try and understand one’s self.

A wise person should always take the most insignificant place.

The desire to serve the Guru, to surrender one's ego in front of the Guru and humility opens up opportunities for great knowledge.

There can be many Gurus, but the one who gives the knowledge of the Self alone is Sat-Guru (True Teacher).
What good will come by throwing away material possessions, if you have to throw away then throw away your ignorance.

There is some Reality beyond this body which is worth of uniting with and it is the cause of infinite joy.

Knowledge is a special beauty for man. It is a hidden treasure. It gives one happiness, enjoyment and fame. It is the teacher of great teachers. It is one’s relative when he is in a foreign land. It is the God divine. It is knowledge that is worshipped by kings, and not money. One who is bereft of knowledge is a beast. (Bhartrihari)

It is possible to extinguish fire by water. It is possible to protect oneself from the heat of burning sun with an umbrella. There is a remedy or medicine for every problem, but there is no remedy to control a fool. (Bhartrihari)

Laziness is a great enemy of men, present in the body itself. (Bhartrihari)

There is no relative equal to work, and one who keeps working never gets lost. (Bhartrihari)

Eternal, pure and free am I, formless and changeless. Of the nature of infinite bliss, I am my Self the Immutable. (Shankaracharya)

That You who bear the whole universe within Yourself at the end of cosmic sleep have been born of my womb is only Your imitation of human ways to hide Your identity – what a great joke You are playing on the world! (Devaki in Srimad Bhagavad Purana)

My salutations to the Supreme Being, the possessor of divine majesties, who having entered my heart, has quickened my dormant limbs, sense and vital powers, and has presently, awakened the power of speech with which I can now express myself in these words. (Dhruva)

What evil can there be when gods are playing with gods, when gods are working with gods, and gods are loving gods? That is the greatest utility of divine realization. (Swami Vivekananda)

After many births and deaths, one who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare. (Bhagavad Gita 7.19)

When One is Self Realized He Immediately Becomes Happy and Joyful (Bhagavad Gita 18.54)

Of all yogis, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me – he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion. (Bhagavad Gita 6.47)

The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmna, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog eater. (Bhagavad Gita 5.18)

Sri Krishna – As a lamp in a windless place does not flicker so also is the mind fixed on the Supreme Self that is not disturbed by selfish desire. Let him gain little by little, tranquillity by means of reason controlled by steadiness and having fixed the mind on the Self, let him not think of anything else. Whenever the mind wanders, let him restrain and bring the mind to the focus of concentration.

Arjuna – This control of mind that you describe is very hard indeed. It is as difficult as trying to control the wind.

Krishna – Yes, but it can be done with steady practice. Wonderful things can be accomplished through steady practice. It becomes easier if we constantly remind ourselves of the goal to be attained. Thinking of That, directing one’s whole conscious being to That, making That their whole aim, with That as the sole object of their wisdom, they reach the supreme state. Even here on earth, the world of duality is transcended by one whose mind is established in equality.