Suppose a thorn has pierced a man's foot. He picks up another thorn to pull out the one hurting him. After extracting the first with the help of the second, he throws both away. One should use the thorn of knowledge to pull out the thorn of ignorance, then throw away both, and realize God directly. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886)
Amma has not created a particular path. Hinduism is the greatest book on life. Whatever Amma has done is all based on Hinduism. Sakthi Amma, head of the Narayani Peedam of Malaikodi, Tamil Nadu, India
The way to freedom is a way of silence--of silent resolve and silent service. Sadhu Vaswani, (1879-1966) founder the Sadhu Vaswani Mission
Love says, "I am everything." Wisdom says, "I am nothing." Between the two, my life flows. I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both. Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981), Hindu sage
Children are lamps to be lit, not vessels to be filled.
Free will is not free--it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect--but there is something behind the will which is free. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
The board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena. Associated Press, reporting on the Texas Board of Education
I will do everything that I can as long as I am president of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names, but we remain one nation. Barack Obama, President of the U.S., speaking at the White House on the anniversary of 9/11
In dogmatic religions, heretics are cast out not because they are wrong but because of the possibility that they are right.
Polar bears like snow. Bipolar bears sometimes do, and sometimes don't.
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple, Inc.
Jewish homes have a mezuzah, a small scroll with scripture attached to the doorway for blessings. Some Christians in New York have been doing it, too. Asked why he did it, one responded, "Well, it's good karma." Brian Hallas, Brooklyn resident
There is nothing amazing in the world. Your ignorance shows when you find it so. It all happened long, long ago. What can be amazing? I am you and you are me. I am eternal, birthless, deathless, changeless, secondless. Satguru Yogaswami, (1862-1964) Sri Lankan mystic
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis, (1883-1957) Greek novelist
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
As long as there is searching, Parasiva has not been found, for searching is two, while It is one. Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001), founder of Hinduism Today