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Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Quotes

A collection of quotes and teachings of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha.

The law of the mind is that, as the mind thinks, so it becomes. As you think, so you grow.

Whenever a physical action is undertaken, it is implied that there is an objective before it.

Never say that the world is too difficult for you. Assimilate all its impacts and remain afloat.

Whether you like it or not, our birth is into this world, and the life thereafter is also here. Can anything change or invalidate this fact? Do not therefore condemn or dislike life at any time. Whatever you have to acquire, correct, improve or perfect has to be done in and through your life in this world. So the world is a friend, not an enemy. You are of the world and the world is of you. There is a close wedded-ness between the two.

Anxiety should not vitiate your thoughts or performances. Be sure and firm. Even-mindedness, poise and stability are qualities that every one aspires for. Do not feel you are bad on these accounts. For a seeker, there is always progress no decline, any time.

Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that there is no option to act or not act because all activities are designed and maintained by Nature that has three spiritual constituents - satva, rajo and tamo gunas.

Sattva guna represents light, happiness and wisdom, rajo guna represents all forms of activity and the causes for them such as attraction, repulsion, and jealousy. Tamo guna represents ignorance, lethargy and sleep.

These three propel all activity. All three gunas are at work in all your actions - only the proportion keeps changing. In spiritual masters, there will be larger proportion of sattva guna, closely followed in smaller proportion of rajo guna. And tamas will follow. In agriculturists, rajo guna will be foremost, followed by tamo guna and then sattva guna.

Since we cannot escape the pressure of these three gunas, then where is the question of any activity being useless and dropping it?