A time comes when meditation stirs the unconscious mind and brings forward hidden impressions. It quickens the method of analyzing, understanding, and surveying the unconscious.
All adversities are here to help you. They can become instruments of your progress.
Any movement one makes is called action or karma. One had done, one has been doing, one is doing, one will do; all the actions done in the past, present, and future are called karmas. No one disputes the law of karma: 'As you sow, so shall you reap'.
Be confident, self-reliant, and always say to yourself, 'I will do it. I can do it. I have to do it.' These confirmations build the power of determination, or sankalpa shakti.
Careful vigilance and observation lead the student to study the incoming thoughts from the unconscious mind. The yogis recall all their samskaras, watch them, examine, and even select and reject them according to their need. Those thought patterns that are disturbing are rejected by the yogis, and those that are helpful are strengthened. A deep study of these three states-waking, dreaming, and sleeping-reveals that, with the help and practice of yoga nidra, one can go beyond all the levels of the unconscious.
Casting your eyes toward past actions while living in the present is a misuse of time and energy. The past can never be recalled, though the memories of the past remain stored in the unconscious. We are still here and we can make our future. Everyone can make good use of the present and the future regardless of what happened in the past.
It is possible to live perfectly on earth if one is able to work and love - to work for what one loves and to love what one is working at.
Let’s all make the effort to become good human beings, to be good citizens, to love all and exclude none. That is the way to the divine.
Life is a manuscript, and the author of that manuscript is that which you are. ...The beginning and the ending of this manuscript are missing. You do not consciously know from where you have come; you do not know where you will go.
Meditation is actually not a part of any religion. It is exploring yourself, exploring the deeper aspects of your being, and finally leading you to the center of consciousness within.
Only after rising above egocentric awareness, can one find the universe within. Only then can one learn to love all and exclude none. One who does not love one’s fellow beings, cannot love God at all.
The Buddhist scriptures say that if you hate others, nothing happens to the hated person, something happens to you, to your mind, to your heart. You can learn to love somebody, even one whom you hate, by understanding that he is a human being like you. Who am I to hate that person? Stop hurting and hating others, for it injures you. If you constantly injure yourself, it can lead you to an action that can never be forgiven by your own mind, by your own conscience. You are constantly killing your conscience. Stop doing that.
The final Reality is silence.
The most ancient traveler in the universe is love.
The most beautiful person is she who is always filled with joy and moves in that joy.
Such movements make one a great dancer. Learn to practice this dance.
Those who want to realize the greatest delight should realize themselves in others.
Yoga is not a religion. It is not just a system of exercises to keep the body fit or to cure minor physical disorders. Yoga is a discipline for the fullest development of the soul, mind, and body. Yoga is a scientific, holistic approach to life.
You are the architect of your life and you decide your destiny.
You do not become or attain God, and even if you could become God, you'd be sorry, because if that happened, you would no longer be understood by anybody. Strive instead for one goal, and that is to understand your Self; know how to know the Self. If you do not know yourself and you are trying to know God, it is not possible to do so. Don't hanker after God; know about yourself first. You are fully equipped to know yourself; you have all the means and tools to do so.