Life quotes

Life Quotes and Messages

In Life, we look for the meaning of it, and we always try to find answers to what it’s all about. Whether it is books or lectures, we always seek the answer. So following are some Life quotes and messages. Hope you find it meaningful.

1. The untrained mind is stupid! Sense impressions come and trick it into happiness, suffering, gladness and sorrow, but the mind’s true nature is none of those things. really this mind of ours is already unmoving and peaceful.

– Ajahn Chah

2. Strictly speaking, there are no enlightened people; there is only enlightened activity.

– Shunryu Suzuki

3. The whole universe is our home, and all residing in it belong to our family… instead of trying to see God in a particular appearance, it is better to see him in everything.

– Neem Karoli Baba

4. If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.

– Ramana Maharshi

5. The ideal man is he who, in the midst of the greatest silence and solitude, finds the intensest activity, and in the midst of the intensest activity finds the silence and solitude of the desert. He has learnt the secret of restraint, he has controlled himself.

– Swami Vivekananda

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6. Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here.
Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now.
Say it until you can hear it.

– Ram Dass

7. Meditation is a journey without movement. In the external world you have to move in order to go ahead, in meditation you don’t move, yet you attain.

– Swami Rama

8. That which is day to the many is night to the sage, That which is night to the many is day to the sage.

– Bhagavad Gita 2.69

9. When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.

– Viktor Frankl

10. You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.

– Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa

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11. Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

– Meister Eckhart

12. THE ULTIMATE METAPHYSICAL SECRET, if we dare state it so simply, is that there are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two.

– Ken Wilber

13. The further the soul advances, the greater are the adversaries against which it must contend.

– Evagrius Ponticus

14. Man is a transitional being. He is not final. The step from man to superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth evolution. It is inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner spirit and the logic of nature’s process.

– Sri Aurobindo

15. Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.

– Rumi

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16. Never say any man is hopeless, because he only represents a character, a bundle of habits, which can be checked by new and better ones. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.

– Swami Vivekananda

17. Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

– Alan Watts

18. As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.

– Ram Dass

19. Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire – for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness – that is the way to live in this world.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

20. Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is. And you must bend to its power or live a lie.

– Miyamoto Musashi

21. Not clinging to things because it’s good for you. But because it is actually the happiest way to live.

22. Know the self always to be everywhere, one and unintercepted. I am the meditator and the highest object of meditation. Why do you divide the indivisible?

– Avadhuta Gita

23. If you see the illusion, you are enlightened, but if you think that you are enlightened, you are in the illusion.

– Papaji

24. The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.

– Eric Fromm

25. It is very pleasant to scratch an itching ring-worm, but the sensation one gets afterwards is very painful and intolerable. In the same way the pleasures of this world are very attractive in the beginning, but their consequences are terrible to contemplate and hard to endure.

– Ramakrishna

26. Like an empty vessel in space, the knower of Truth is empty both within and without, while at the same time he is full within and without like a vessel immersed in the ocean.

– Vasishta Yoga Samhita

27. Eternity is not ever-lasting time but the real, unfading, indestructible, and timeless Present, for, as Schroedinger said, the present is the only thing that has no end.

– Ken Wilber

28. There are so many thoughts in mind. Thought after thought after thought. But there is one thought that is continuous, though it is mostly sub-conscious: ‘I am the body’. This is the string on which all other thoughts are threaded. Once we identify ourselves with the body by thinking this thought, maya follows. It also follows that if we cease to identify with the body, maya will not affect us anymore.

– Annamalai Swami

29. Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.

– Robbin Williams

30. God is in all men, But all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.

– Ramakrishna Paramahansa

31. Saints die and sinners die, kings die and beggars die. They are all going to death, and yet this tremendous clinging on to life exists. Somehow, we do not know why, we cling to life; we cannot give it up. And this is Maya.

– Swami Vivekananda

32. If you give your mind your full, detached attention, you begin to understand the futility of all mental activities. Watch the mind wandering here and there, seeking out useless and unnecessary things or ideas, which will ultimately only create misery for itself.

– Annamalai Swami

33. What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.

– Ram Dass

34. Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.

– Alan Watts

35. If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

– Rabindranath Tagore