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Right Thinking - Essential For Progress In Spirituality

All problems are solved the day one realizes that one is not one’s body but pure consciousness.

One who has realized truth does not run away from crowd neither does he take refuge in forest. Such a person stays where he is.

Bondage happens when the mind is controlled by desire, grief and excessive rejoicing.

Right thinking is essential for progress in the path of spirituality.

Not all thoughts produce the desired results. Those thoughts that cause emotional upheavals should be abandoned.

Renunciation should be practiced to avoid being unintentionally attached to the world. All work should be done without considering results. Work should also be done without expectation, attachment and fame.


Wisdom Of Masters

The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality, or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosophers or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself and that is why you must know yourself. Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self. To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom. — J. Krishnamurti


"Is there such a thing as One Minute Wisdom?"
"There certainly is," said the Master.
"But surely one minute is too brief?"
"It is fifty-nine seconds too long."
To his puzzled disciples the Master later said. "How much time does it take to catch sight of the moon?"
"Then why all these years of spiritual endeavor?"
"Opening one's eyes may take a lifetime. Seeing is done in a flash."

— in One Minute Wisdom by Anthony de Mello, S.J.


"No religion in this world is accepted only by its doctrines. People do not much care for doctrines! When unbounded mercy, purity and meekness are observed in any great soul, people pay their homage to him and accept his preaching." — Kanchi Sankaracharya


"Religion is not something that descends from the sky to the earth below. That which gives fullness to humanity alone is religion." — Rabindranath Tagore


"I never said that devotion is unnecessary. I do not remember to have prohibited even meditation. Unlike Sankara or Chaitanya, I did not give special emphasis to them; but in my Yoga I stressed the necessity of Bhakti and Jnana along with Karma." — Sri Aurobindo in Yoga Deepika


What happens to the body and the mind may not be within your power to change, but you can always put an end to your imagining yourself to be body and mind. Whatever happens, remind yourself that only your body and mind are affected, not yourself. - Nisargadatta Maharaj


"How can one lose the feeling of one's personality?"

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi explained -  "the first and foremost of all thoughts, the primeval thought in the mind of everyone, is the thought 1'. It is only after the birth of this thought that any other thoughts can arise at all. It is only after the first personal pronoun, T, has arisen in the mind that the second personal pronoun, 'you', can make its appearance. If you could mentally follow the T-thread until it led you back to its source, you would discover that, just as it is the first thought to appear, so it is the last thought to disappear. This is a matter which can be experienced.