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Hindu Quotes On Good Thoughts - Importance Of Nurturing Good Thoughts

A collection of quotes on the importance of nurturing good thoughts.

Just as fruit is born of a seed, deeds are born of thoughts. Bad fruits are born from bad seeds similarly evil acts are born of evil thoughts.

As a farmer separates good and true seed from the seed of weeds, and selects from among the good seed and the choicest and guards and sorts it; even so a prudent man treats his thoughts; he repels vain and foolish thoughts, and preserves the good thoughts, cherishing and assorting them.

Hindu Quotes On Good Thoughts

If you do not repel evil thoughts and cherish good thoughts, you cannot avoid evil acts.

Good deeds come from good thoughts only. Cherish good thoughts, searching for them in books of wisdom, in sensible conversations and above all in your inner self.

So that a lamp may give steady light it must be placed where it is protected from the wind. But if a lamp is in a windy place, the light will flicker and cast strange and dark shadows. Even so uncontrolled, foolish and ill-assorted thoughts cast strange and dark shadows upon the soul of man.

He who inquires whence arises the I thought, with a mind that is pure, inward-turned, and realizes his own nature, becomes quiescent, O Arunachala, in Thee, as a river in the ocean. (Arunachala Pancharatnam)

When the pure mind turns within and inquires into the origin of the I – thought, it discovers that this I is the pseudo-self. With this discovery all thoughts disappear, and the true Self alone remains. The ego commits suicide and becomes one with the Self that is Arunachala. This is compared to the river joining the sea and losing itself in it. (Arunachala Pancharatnam)

Not only the external world but also the inner world of consciousness is caught up in a whirlpool of ceaseless alteration. Past memories, thoughts, feelings and sensations keep vying with one another to rise to the surface. Thoughts come and go with lightning speed so that it is extremely difficult to keep pace with even a few of them. The constituent elements of consciousness race across the substratum of pure awareness, creating in the process the illusion of 'mind'. The bundle of thoughts, collectively taken, give the fictitious impression that there is such a definite and concrete thing as the mind.

Untroubled by negative thoughts and emotions that originate in fear, worry, anger, jealousy, hatred, malice, violence or spite, the great realized soul radiate an elusive beauty that has an ethereal quality. No words can describe the immense beauty and inner peace that radiated from Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's austere face and eyes. Deep was his absorption in the Eternal. Being so detached from mundane matters, he most probably considered his external.

Pure and impure thoughts are a feature of the mind. There are no wandering thoughts in the Supreme Being. Therefore abide as That and, free from the pure and impure thoughts of the mind, remain still like a stone or a log of wood. You will then be always happy. (Ribhu Gita)