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Yogic Voices



 

Sayings by Poets, Philosophers, and Saints which enrich and enlighten our lives

 

Life is full of events, and in every event there is a love letter written from the side of the God.  Have you ever tried to read it?  If not, please care to read it now.  He is desperately trying to tell you something.

Swami Yogiraj Nanak


It's all a growing process and no place is perfect outside ourselves. Deeper we dig inside ourselves through sadhana the more we get in touch with this part. 

Dikshananda 


In order to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles.

David Ben Gurion (first prime minister of Israel)

 

The whole of life is a great cosmic joke. Take it seriously, and you will go on missing it. It is only understood through laughter.

Osho

 

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you
realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao Tzu

 

Our eyes are fixed in wonder on the cold and yet deep beauty of that which is eternal, that is elusive. Life an death are fused together and there is No evolution, nor destination. There is only being.


Albert Einstein



It's not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small,
but how much or how little you are with what you have.

Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

 

Serenity Prayer -

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change,
The courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know that person is me.

Daniel G. Amen MD


Those who sow in tears, shall reap in joy (psalm 126/5)

The Talmud (Tractate Sanhedrin, page 105b)


When the mind loses density, you become translucent, like the flower, spirit-the formless- shines through you into the world

Eckhart Tolle


Who says my poems are poems?  My poems are not poems.  After you know my poems are not poems, then we can begin to discuss poetry!

Ryokan

  

It is our emptiness and lowliness that God needs, and not our plenitude.  These are a few of the ways we can practice humility.

Mother Theresa



Nothing is more challenging -- and empowering -- than saying no to yourself.

Rabbi David Aaron



Sometimes, taking one's mind off a problem is the solution to it, in that the problem in the first place was essentially the keeping of one's mind on it.

Rabbi Shraga Silverstein


There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way and not starting

The Buddah


Life is not a series of gig-lamps symmetrically arranged; it is a Luminous Halo surrounding us from beginning of consciousness to the end.

Virginia Woolf

 

God has stolen my false, "I" and brought me close to the true "I". All colors have returned to pure white. The journey is over and nothing but God exists. All attributes and relationships have been erased. The primal state has been reestablished. 

Abd Al Kader


This is the way leading to wisdom:  When visiting an awakened person, to ask, 'what, when I do it, will be for my long-term welfare and happiness?'"                         

Buddah, Majjhima Nikay 135


I do not "know" others;
others do not "know" me.
Not-knowing each other we naturally follow the way.

Ryokan


Knowing It, the ignorant man becomes wise, and the wise man becomes speechless and silent.

Kabir


My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality.  Morality is of the highest importance-but for us-not for God.

Albert Einstein


...And I have felt a presence that disturbs me with the joy of elevated thoughts a sense sublime of something far more deeply interfused.

William Wordsworth


If you have real love in your heart you do not need to announce it, it overflows.

Baba Sant Maluk Das


Do not boast of wealth, friends and youth.  Each one of these are destroyed within a minute.  Free yourself from the illusion of the world of Maya and attain the Timeless Truth.

Adi Shankaracharya


Desires are in the mind. When you have a desire for something, donít act on it and it will go away.

Sri Neem Karoli Baba


Just as darkness of the night had disappeared like a figment of our imagination, as the dark dawned a little while ago.  May our minds become free from all false notions about our own place in the Universe.  May we, like the rising Sun, fill the boundless sky of our Universal consciousness.

Rabindranath Tagore


The veil parted.  I heard the resonating harmony and saw the golden glow.

Ma'am Fatu Seck


And I, infinitesimal being
Drunk with the great starry void,
Likeness, image of mystery, I felt myself a pure part of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
My heart broke free on the open sky.

Pablo Neruda


Whatever happiness in this world I have collected, I have sifted the rocks of pain from it and now I am giving it away to all.

Baba Sant Maluk Das


I have known in my body the sport of the Universe:  I have escaped from the error of this world.  The inward and the outward have become as one sky, the Infinite and the finite are united - I am drunk with the sight of it All!

Kabir


Men must endure
Their going hence even as their coming hither
Ripeness is all.

William Shakespeare


Where is the life we have lost in living
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge
Knowledge of twenty centuries takes us farther from the God, nearer to dust

T.S. Eliot


Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.  Its seat is the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.

Mahatma Gandhi


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measureÖIt is our Light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Nelson Mandela


If you want to listen to the music of the heart, it plays through the Strings of love. It is something you donít look for in a Temple, or in someone playing a love song ostensibly for you. It comes from the expression of the heart.

Baba Sant Maluk Das


The search of the Truth is difficult and subtle
Lalli forgot the scriptures and through intense meditation attained bliss.
I saw the Truth, which is beyond understanding and cannot arise from reading.

Lalleshwari (14th C. Woman Saint)


In meditation you lose yourself, only to find Yourself.  The reward, which God gives, is none other than God himself.

Swami Yogiraj Nanak


Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all
ye need to know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats


The highest condition of art is artlessness.

Henry D. Thoreau


Remaining quiet is what is called wisdom-insight. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in Self. Telepathy, knowing past, present and future happenings, and clairvoyance do not constitute wisdom-insight.

Ramana Maharshi


Q: What stands in the way of my knowing myself or God?
A: Your wandering mind and perverted ways.

Ramana Maharshi


If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.

Kate Halverson


The past of each person has some blemish or some flaw.  Not even a single person has an unblemished past.  But, the present moment that stands before us is flawless.  Just maintain the flawless character of this moment.  You need no other rites or rituals.

Swami Yogiraj Nanak

 

If someone asks what is the mark of enlightenment or illusion, I cannot say - wealth and honor are nothing but dust.  As the evening falls I sit in my hermitage and stretch out both feet in answer.

Ryokan


If I look to find the most evil man around, I then must be the one.

Kabir


It is awfully hard work doing nothing.

Oscar Wilde


I want you to close your eyes and experience the present moment.  There is no anger within you at this precise moment.  Let all the future moments of your life be just like this one.   Let the present moment sustain in your life.  Let it become unending and eternal.  It is so simple.

Swami Yogiraj Nanak


I donít need to worship God any more because it is He who remembers me now,
And I am at peace with myself.

Baba Sant Maluk Das


Just learn to become quiet and still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to be unmasked.
It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Franz Kafka


When we're gathered in celebration, that's when we have to watch out for Satan.

Ma'am Fatu Seck