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Spiritual Wisdom Of Ancient Masters

A collection of Spiritual Wisdom of ancient masters.

Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased about something or displeased about something. (Ashtavakra)

I used to go on the Internet to escape reality, now I seek out reality to escape the Internet. (Anonymous).

What is experienced has the character of brightness, activity, and inertia. It is embodied in the
elements and the sense organs Its purpose is to provide both experience and liberation. (Rishi

Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks or suggestions is despicable. (Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952))

What has learning profited a man, if it has not led him to worship the Good Feet of Him who is pure
knowledge itself? (Thirukural 2)

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. (Mark Twain (1835-1910)).

People shed a whole jug of tears for wife and children They swim in tears for money But who weeps for God? Cry to Him with a real cry Ramakrishna (1859-1886).

He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their
happiness depends on the realization of their desires. (Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)).

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. (Rumi (1207-1273), Sufi mystic and poet).

Real poetry is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it. (Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), famous Edo-period poet).

Every generation has the obligation to free men’s minds for a look at new worlds...to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation. (Ellison S. Onizuka (1948-1986), American Astronaut).

All unhappiness is due to the ego. With it comes all your trouble. If you would deny the ego and scorch it by ignoring it, you would be free. (Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)).

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. (Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
(1905-1971), Japanese Soto Zen master).

The ultimate in selfishness is to care only for the protection, preservation and multiplication of one’s own body. To be attached to one’s name and shape is selfishness. A man who knows that he is neither body nor mind cannot be selfish, for he has nothing to be selfish for. (Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981)).

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening. (Marshal McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian Philosopher).

In one word, this ideal is that you are divine. (Swami Vivekananda).

Do not blame the world. Find a solution. (Sri Chinmoy (1931-2017)).

The happiness we are seeking is actually accepting what is. (Haemin Sunim, Seon Buddhist).

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)).