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


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

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

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!


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.


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


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, don't act on it and it will go away.

Sri Neem Karoli Baba

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!


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

William Shakespeare (King Lear)

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 measure. It 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 don't 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.


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


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 don't 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