“You don’t want to see God. You must feel God. God is you. Just be that.”

Satguru Siva Yogaswami (1872-1964), Sri Lankan sage

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) 

The pure mind is itself Brahman; it therefore follows that Brahman is not other than the mind of the sage. Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)

When you came, you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go, smile and let the world cry for you. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Bengali poet and philosopher

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author

One whose seeds have not yet sprouted does not give up planting. Kenyan proverb

It’s better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out in everything. Neem Karoli Baba (1900-1973), North Indian mystic

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? Rumi (1207-1273), Sufi mystic and poet

It’s my duty to see that they get the truth; but that’s not enough, I’ve got to put it before them briefly so that they will read it, clearly so that they will understand it, forcibly so that they will appreciate it, picturesquely so that they will remember it, and, above all, accurately so that they may be wisely guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), newspaper publisher

He who does not take action today is unable to take action tomorrow. Somali proverb

A human being is a part of the whole called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963)

Yoga is anything which reveals or reflects the wholeness that we truly are, and the world is anything that makes us feel that we are fragmented, dissected, cut into pieces and out of tune with ourselves. Krishnananda Saraswati

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author

If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill, American author

In all chaos, there is a cosmos; in all disorder, a secret order. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist

Guard your self-control as a precious treasure, for there is no greater wealth in life than this. Tirukural, verse 122

Be like a child—clear, loving, spontaneous, infinitely flexible. Mother Meera, Indian spiritual leader

There is the presence of space enclosed within a pot. When the pot begins to wear away by constant use, only the pot becomes damaged, not the enclosed space. The self residing in a body is comparable to this space.Yoga Pada of the Raurava Agama, 2.52

Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them. Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012), Italian neurobiologist 

When we practice ahimsa, anger will naturally give way, the mind will become clear and will easily be controlled. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati (1894-1994), Shankaracharya of Kanchi Peedam

It’s really impossible to quiet down a mind that’s always disturbed, so we need to wisely harness karma; then the mind is controllable. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today

One can’t command compassion. Before compassion comes love. Compassion is the outgrowth of love. Love is the outgrowth of understanding. Understanding is the outgrowth of reason. Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001), founder of Hinduism Today

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Science Says the Milky Way Contains Siva & Shakti  

Seeing stars: a mapping that demonstrates the stars in our galaxy from separate beginnings—shown in purple and green. – max planck institute

 Recently, the max planck institute for Astronomy announced a groundbreaking discovery: remnants of ancient galaxies which are potentially key primordial components of the Milky Way. These remnants have been named “Shiva” and “Shakti,” and are thought to be from two galaxies that merged with an early version of the Milky Way about 12 to 13 billion years ago, significantly contributing to its growth. The discovery, made possible through data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), highlights the galactic equivalent of an ancient settlement expanding into a city.

Galactic collisions are pivotal events that initiate various processes, including star formation, when colliding hydrogen gas becomes unstable. Distinguishing which stars come from which original galaxy after a merger is complex, but fundamental physics provides clues. Stars maintain specific properties from their original galaxies, such as velocity and direction, making it possible to identify their origins through their energy and angular momentum, both conserved in galactic gravitational fields.

The team’s analysis of Gaia and SDSS data focused on the chemical composition and the energy/angular momentum of metal-poor stars, leading to the identification of two distinct groups. Researcher Khyati Malhan, who named the galaxy remnants, suggested that Shiva and Shakti are likely the early building blocks of the faint stars that were around when our galaxy was young, marking a crucial phase in its evolution into a significant galaxy. This discovery sheds light on the complex processes behind the formation and expansion of our galaxy, providing a glimpse into its ancient history and the dynamic events that shaped its development.


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