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Perennial Joy Or Passing Pleasures – Collection Of Wisdom

A collection of wisdom from Hindu Scriptures and Gurus.
  1. For those who live magnanimously the entire world constitutes but a family.
  2. Who sees all being in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.
  3. Everything reflects the light of the Lord. May we realize him in our consciousness.
  4. The ego gropes in darkness, while the Self lives in light.
  5. Perennial joy or passing pleasures? This is the choice one is to make always.
  6. Sadhana is a wholesome approach of human nature. At every stage we are a whole. We are not a partiality of nature at any stage of our life.
  7. Man’s sufferings and worries spring only from his persistent thought that he is the doer.
  8. To learn to handle thoughts and emotions open the perfect guide Bhagavad Gita.
  9. Our minds are not dispassionate. They are full of prejudices, and therefore, we cannot make a very dispassionate or impersonal judgement of our own self.
  10. Self-deception is the greatest form of deception.
  11. It is said in the Bhagavata that the Avadhuta chose a eagle as one of his twenty-four gurus. The eagle had a fish in its beak; so it was surrounded by a thousand crows. Whichever way it flew with the fish, the crows pursued it crying, ‘Caw! Caw!’ When all of a sudden the fish dropped from its beak, the crows flew after the fish, leaving the kite alone. The ‘fish’ is the object of enjoyment. The ‘crows’ are worries and anxiety. Worries and anxiety are inevitable with enjoyment.
  12. Every sincere spiritual seeker has to, at some stage in his spiritual journey, face and overcome an anti-spiritual force which seeks to bind him/her down to the sensory world and thus to the cycle of repeated birth and death.
  13. The conflict between the devatas (gods) and the asuras (demons) is indeed the conflict between our own higher spiritual nature and our animal nature.
  14. The stream of tendencies flowing through good and evil channels is to be directed by self-effort along the good path. When it has entered the evil path, it is to be turned towards the good path.
  15. The purpose of religion is to help mankind evolve higher consciousness. To help a human being climb higher steps of inner world, the world of finer perceptions, as also expansion and transformation of consciousness, this is what religion ultimately aims at.
  16. ‘What does a man become by realizing God? Does he grow two horns? No, what happens is that he develops discrimination between the real and unreal obtains spiritual consciousness, and goes beyond life and death.
  17. Like the sharp edge of a razor, the sage say, is the path to self realization. Narrow it is and difficult to tread.
  18. The little space within the heart is as great as this vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars; fire and lightning and winds are there; and all that now is all this is not; for the whole universe is in Him and He dwells within our heart.
  19. When there is creating, there is progress. Where there is no creating, there is no progress. Know the nature of creating. Where there is joy, there is creating. Know the nature of joy.
  20. The light of the Spirit is invisible, concealed in all beings. It is seen by the seers of the subtle, when there vision is keen and clear.