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Hindu Traditional Quotes

A collection of traditional quotes from Hindu religion. 

One can utter a lie if it can give greater punya than telling the truth. A lie which can give the result of telling a truth such lies can be uttered. At such times it is not necessary to tell the truth.

Themselves they stand in the scorching sun, but offer the shade to others; their fruits are also for other only. Thus, trees are like noble people.

As long as the body is hale and healthy, and when death is far off, then itself, one should do whatever is ultimately good for oneself. What would one accomplish at the end of one’s life?

Wise Sayings of Ancient Teachers of Hinduism

When you want to convince your mind one finds several excuses.

The intelligence of a person who travels in different countries and associates with scholars expands, just as a drop of oil expands in water.

For one who is in difficulty, intelligence is wealth.

For one who wants heaven, righteousness is wealth.

Charity alone is said to be the most righteous deed in Kali Yuga.

In charity when a person gives food during famine, gold when there is prosperity and courage at the time of fear, he earns respect even in heaven.

Hindu Puranas on end of life on Earth

After a drought lasting many years, seven blazing suns will appear in the firmament; they will drink up all the waters. Then the wind-driven fire will sweep over the earth, consuming all things; penetrating to the nether world it will destroy what is there in a moment; it will burn up the universe. (Vishnu Purana)

Age of destruction is so horrible that there is no rainfall for one hundred years. People have no food to eat and are compelled to eat one another. Overpowered by what is wrought by time, men gradually lead themselves to utter destruction. (Bhagavad Purana)

This seems to be a warning …the way we are destroying earth what is mentioned in Puranas is a possibility in future…

Hinduism on Pure Consciousness

When all the worlds come to an end, and all creatures sleep the sleep of oblivion, God with his Spirit is awake in eternity. From the infinite space of his supreme thought, new worlds arise and stir. The whole universe rests in the consciousness of God and to pure consciousness it will return when God wills. – Upanishads

The Self is pure consciousness. Your true self is the purest of pure. It is the witness. - Anandmurti Gurumaa

The average person only experiences three states of consciousness in an entire lifetime. These are deep sleep, dreams and waking state of consciousness. - Deepak Chopra

Existence or consciousness is the only reality…consciousness is the screen on which all the pictures come and go. The screen is real; the pictures are mere shadow on it. - Ramana Maharishi