"To listen to some devout people, one would imagine God never laughs"
Aurobindo Ghose, Indian Philosopher(1872-1950)
Like a tortoise withdrawing five limbs into its shell, those who restrain the five senses in one life will find safe shelter for seven.Tirukural 126
You can always tell a man who is a non-conformist, because he looks just like every other non-conformist.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity; of the appetite for adventure over love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than in a boy of twenty. Swami Bua, age 110
The Eternal Religion, the religion of the rishis, has been in existence from time immemorial and will exist eternally. There exists in this Sanatana Dharma all forms of worship--worship of God with form and worship of the impersonal Deity as well. It contains all paths--the path of knowledge, the path of devotion and so on. Other forms of religion, the modern cults, will remain for a few days and then disappear. Sri Ramakrishna in a conversation with a devotee on March 9, 1884
The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts. Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993)
The learned have prescribed penance for the murderer of a pious man, a drunkard, a thief or for one who has violated a solemn vow. But there is no pardon for the ungrateful. The Panchatantra
Oh, if you only knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
No God--No Peace.
Know God--Know Peace.
A wicked person, though powerless himself, instigates others to injure people. A piece of stone, itself incapable of cutting, whets the edge of a sword. Subhasita Ratnabhandagaram
Disciple: O wise and all knowing one, show me the place of perfect peace.
Master: If I show it to you, it will no longer be peaceful.
What you're doing today or what you're planning tomorrow is of much more importance than what you did yesterday. Sir Edmund Hillary, first to climb Mt. Everest
When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are halfway there. Japanese Proverb
Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)