Category Archives: Wisdom Quotes

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

Yogi

No matter which way you turn a compass, its needle points to the north. So it is with the true yogi. Immersed he may be in many activities, but his mind is always on the Lord. His heart constantly sings: “My God, my God, most lovable of all!”

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Play of Prana !!!

Rama asked:
Lord, what is the seed of this fearful tree known as the mind and what is the seed of that seed and so on?

Vasistha replied:
Rama, the seed for this world-appearance is the body within, with all its notions and concepts of good and evil.

That body has a seed, too, and that is the mind which flows constantly in the direction of hopes and desires, and which is also the repository of notions of being and non-being and the consequent sorrow.

The world-appearance arises only in the mind, and this is illustrated by the dream state.

Whatever is seen here as the world is but the expansion of the mind, even as pots are transformations of clay.

There are two seeds for the tree known as the mind which carries within it innumerable notions and ideas: first, movement of prana (lifeforce) and second obstinate fancy.

When there is movement of prana in the appropriate channels, then there is movement in consciousness and mind arises.

Again, it is the movement of prana alone, when it is seen or apprehended by the mind, that is seen as this world-appearance which is as real as the blueness of the sky.

The cessation of the movement of prana is the cessation of the world-appearance too.

~ Yoga Vashisth – (The Supreme Yoga)

True wisdom

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

~ Socrates

Karma

Before you act, you have freedom, but after you act, the effect of that action will follow you whether you want it to or not. That is the law of karma. You are a free agent, but when you perform a certain act, you will reap the results of that act.

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Judgements

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.”

~ Buddha

True wisdom

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

~ Socrates

Mind complex

Your mind is not your own. It is a complex amalgamation of all kinds of influences. The more you are identified with it, the further away you are from yourself.

– Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Stress

No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that makes it stressful.

~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Prayer

When God does not respond to your prayers, it is because you are not in earnest. If you offer Him dry imitation prayers, you cannot expect to claim the Heavenly Father’s attention. The only way to reach God through prayer is by persistence, regularity, and depth of earnestness. Cleanse your mind of all negation, such as fear, worry, anger; then fill it with thoughts of love, service, and joyous expectation. In the sanctum of your heart there must be enshrined one power, one joy, one peace – God.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

Will Power

To create dynamic will power, determine to do some of the things in life that you thought you could not do. Attempt simple tasks first. As your confidence strengthens and your will becomes more dynamic, you can aim for more difficult accomplishments. Be certain that you have made a good selection, then refuse to submit to failure. Devote your entire will power to mastering one thing at a time; do not scatter your energies nor leave something half done to begin a new venture.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

Attachment

Being attached to someone is not about other person. It is about your own sense of inadequacy

– Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Happiness

“Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Only Mistake !!!

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

~ Buddha

Be yourself …

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts them.”

~ Lao Tzu