Saturday, August 27, 2011

Trust in God

United with me, you shall overcome all difficulties by my grace.
(Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Things to do

Seek to do brave and lovely things that are left
undone by the majority of people. Give gifts of love and
peace to those whom others pass by.
(Paramahansa Yogananda, Spiritual Diary)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Natural Renunciation and Discrimination


Bhakti, love of God, is the essence of all spiritual discipline. Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.
(Ramakrishna, `The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna')

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Convert myself

You should transfer your attention from failure to success, from worry to calmness, from mental wanderings
to concentration, from restlessness to peace, and from peace to the divine bliss within. When you  attain this state of Self-realization the purpose of your life will have been gloriously fulfilled.
(Paramahansa Yogananda, "The law of Success")

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

THE IMPERFECTION OF TIME

Our history tears us to pieces. Drop it as you do a dream when you wake up.

The whole world is like Alice in Wonderland, a madhouse. As long as you see everything slide by in reasonable sequence, one thing firmly tied to another, you are a bound person. When you realize there is no sequence, no congruity, you are free.

Swami Ashokananda
Shafts of Light: Selected teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice
Compiled and Edited by Sister Gargi and Shelley Brown

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Patience and Impatience

A person who is not afflicted by time - he alone has patience, endurance.

Do you know that patience is another name for eternity? Impatience is a state of mind that is to be condemned in every phase of life.

Do you know what is behind impatience? We are not willing to undertake as much trouble as we should. We want to get it over with quickly and get on to something else. Impatience can do you a great deal of harm.

Swami Ashokananda
Shafts of Light: Selected teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice
Compiled and Edited by Sister Gargi and Shelley Brown