Category Archives: Wisdom Quotes

General Wisdom quotes & sayings from Masters & Mystique’s across the Globe

Vipassana Technique

Vipassana can be done in three ways ¯ you can choose which one suits you the best. The first is: Awareness of your actions, your body, your mind, your heart. Walking, you should walk with awareness. Moving your hand, you should move with awareness, knowing perfectly that you are moving the hand. You can move it without any consciousness, like a mechanical thing. You are on a morning walk; you can go on walking without being aware of your feet. Be alert of the movements of your body. While eating, be alert of the movements that are needed for eating. Taking a shower, be alert of the coolness that is coming to you, the water falling on you and the tremendous joy of it…. Just be alert. It should not go on happening in an unconscious state.
And the same about your mind: whatever thought passes on the screen of your mind, just be a watcher. Whatever emotion passes on the screen of your heart, just remain a witness ¯ don’t get involved, don’t get identified, don’t evaluate what is good, what is bad; that is not part of your meditation. Your meditation has to be choiceless awareness.
You will be able one day even to see very subtle moods: how sadness settles in you just like the night is slowly, slowly settling around the world, how suddenly a small thing makes you joyous.
Just be a witness. Don’t think, ‘I am sad.’ Just know, ‘There is sadness around me, there is joy around me. I am confronting a certain emotion or a certain mood.’ But you are always far away: a watcher on the hills, and everything else is going on in the valley. This is one of the ways Vipassana can be done.

~ Osho, The New Dawn, Talk #16

Ambition and misery !

A happy man is never ambitious. There is no need for him to be happy if he is ambitious, or if he is happy there is no need for him to be ambitious. Both things cannot exist together. If you are happy, ambition disappears; if you are ambitious you are miserable. Only in misery ambition grows. Ambition simply means you are not happy the way you are.
What dreams do you want to fulfill? That means the reality that you are living in is not giving you contentment, it is not enough; you want something more. Only a miserable mind wants something more. The very idea of the “more” is out of misery. But you seem to be very unconscious of your misery, or maybe very cunning. You don’t want to recognize it, you don’t want to confess it.

~ OSHO : Zen The Special Transmission, Chapter 10

Dependance

When your love, joy, and peace depend on someone else, there is no way you can be loving, joyful, and peaceful all the time.

~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Meditator never gets OLD

A meditator never becomes old. The body certainly becomes old – it follows the law of the earth – but the meditator never becomes old because he knows that he is not the body. He is consciousness and consciousness is beyond time. It is always young, always fresh. – OSHO

Vegetarianism & Violence

“ Until men will massacre the animals, they will kill each other. Verily, he who sows the seeds of pain and death , cannot collect love and joy. “
~ Pythagoras

Waiting for Death !!

When everyone fears the death, I enjoy it the most. But death will be full of bliss for me , I am waiting for death which will merge me, into absolute bliss”

~ Kabir Das

Life changer

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

~ Buddha

Speech, Words, Sounds

Speech is of the society.
Words are of the mind.
Sounds are of nature.
The soundless is of the beyond.
Thus if one gets identified by one’s own speech, that one will belong to the society.
If one gets identified with one’s words, that one will belong to the mind.
If one gets identified with one’s sounds, that one will belong to nature.
If one dissolves in the soundless silence,
then to that one alone the realms of the beyond will yeild – to that one alone.

~ Sadhguru jaggi Vasudev

Marriage

Marriage is not about compatibility, companionship, or extracting happiness. It is an opportunity to achieve a union that will open up a greater possibility.

~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Awareness

You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to unhook awareness from other things, that are contents of awareness. If one gives up being hooked, then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the [real] Self.

~ Ramana Maharshi

Seeking Truth

“The real is near, you do not have to seek it; and a man who seeks truth will never find it. Truth is in what is – and that is the beauty of it. But the moment you conceive it, the moment you seek it, you begin to struggle; and a man who struggles cannot understand. That is why we have to be still, observant, passively aware.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Be fluidic

Life is fluid, ever evolving. The more dynamic you are, the more happens in your life, all the time.

~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Intellect

Your intellect can never take you to what is right, it can only point out what is wrong.

~ Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev

मौन !!!

श्वास में प्रार्थना मौन है;
अनन्त में प्रेम मौन है;
शब्दों से रहित ज्ञान मौन है;
किसी मंशा से रहित करुणा मौन है;
कर्ता से रहित कर्म मौन है;
सम्पूर्ण सृष्टि के साथ मुस्कराना मौन है।

riSE

“Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. Learn to become wise. Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. The real spiritual progress of the meditator is measured by the extent to which they achieve inner tranquility and freedom from desire.”

~ Swami Sivananda

Self

“That inner Self, as the primeval spirit, eternal, ever effulgent, full and infinite Bliss, single, indivisible, whole and living, shines in everyone as the Witnessing Awareness. That Self in its splendour, shining in the cavity of the Heart as the subtle, pervasive yet unmanifest ether, illumines this universe like the sun.”

~ Ramana Maharshi

Be content

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

~ Lao Tzu

Meditate on the glory

“When you meditate the glory of the Divine shines forth.You realize then that all along there was something tremendous within you and you did not know it.”

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Live by truth

“Learn to live without self concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless and ever victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.”

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Silence & Stillness

“As you gently relax into awareness, into listening, the mind’s compulsive contraction around objects will fade. Silence of being will come more clearly into consciousness as a welcoming to rest and abide. An attitude of open receptivity, free of any goal or anticipation, will facilitate the presence of silence and stillness to be revealed as your natural condition.”

~ Adyashanti

Meditation – Merging into infinity

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness; Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging the finite into infinity.”

~ Swami Sivananda

Faith is Life … Doubt death

“A man wanted to cross the river. A sage gave him an amulet and said, This will carry thee across.’ The man, taking it in his hand, began to walk over the waters. When he reached the middle of the river curiosity entered into his heart, and he opened the amulet to see what was in it. Therein he found, written on a bit of paper, the sacred name of Râma. The man at this said deprecatingly, Is this the only secret?’ No sooner had he said this than he sank down. It is faith in the name of the Lord that works miracles, for faith is life, and doubt is death.”

~ Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Mad for GOD

If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.

~ Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Last moment

“The last moment’s quality will become a major quality of your future lives”

~ Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev

Drop !

“All the philosophies in the planet, if you put them together, do not have the beauty of a single leaf in this tree”

~ Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev