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Scriptural Quotes



Being the Life of life is splendrous jnana worship. Beholding the Light of life is great yoga worship. Giving life by invocation is kriya worship. Expressing adoration is charya.-- Tirumantiram 1444

One desirous of prosperity should therefore avoid residing in a place where there is no astrologer. For, the astrologer is, as it were, an eye, and no sin wil creep in there.-- Brihat Samhita, 2.11

Eye cannot see him, nor words reveal him; by the senses, austerity, or works he is not known.When the mind is cleansed by the grace of wisdom, he is seen by contemplation.--Mundaka Upanishad, Krishna Yajur Veda 3, 1, 8.

Women will come to the helm and men will row the oars. Women will be the peacemakers. -- Anandamayi ma

Even as the radiance of the sun enlightens all regions, above, below and slantwise, so that only God, glorious and worthy of worship,
rules over all his creation. -- Svetasvatara Upanishad5.4.33

The ignorant act from attachment to work. The wise, however, should act, but in a spirit of detachment, with desire to maintain the world order. -- Bhagavad Gita 3.25

The wise should not confuse the minds of the ignorant who are bound to action. Let him rather, himself both active and integrated, foster all works. -- Bhagavad Gita 3.26

The learned find their home and town everywhere. Why not learn and learn till death? --Saint Tiruvalluvar

Even as the radiance of the sun enlightens all regions, above, below and slantwise, so that only God, glorious and worthy of worship, rules over all his creation. -- Svetasvatara Upanishad 5.4.33

Nonviolence, truth, freedom from anger, renunciation, serenity, aversion to fault-finding, sympathy for all beings, peace from greedy cravings, gentleness, modesty, steadiness, energy, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, a good will, freedom from pride--these belong to a man who is born for heaven. -- Bhagavad Gita 16. 2-3

Ahimsa is the highest dharma. It is the highest purification. It is also the highest truth from which all dharma proceeds. --Mahabharata XVIII: 1125.25

Here they say that a person consists of desires. And as is his desire, so is his will. And as is his will, so is his deed; and whatever deed he does, that he will reap. --Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV, 4, ii, 6


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