Friday, June 22, 2012

Life Changing Quotes

Swami Mukundananda writing the life changing quotes....
  • God comes not where reign timidity, hatred and fear.
  • A young plant should always be protected against goats and cows and the mischief of little urchins, by means of a fence. But when it becomes a big tree, a flock of goats or a herd of cows can freely find shelter under its spreading boughs and fill their stomachs with their leaves. So when your faith is yet in its infancy, you should protect it from the evil influences of bad company. But when you grow strong in faith, no worldliness or evil inclination will dare approach your holy presence; and many who are wicked will become godly through their holy contact with you.
  • In a potter's shop there are vessels of different shapes and forms — pots, jars, dishes, plates, etc., — but all are made of the same clay. So God is one, but He is worshiped in different ages and climes under different names and aspects.
  • One can ascend the top of a house by means of a ladder or a bamboo or a staircase or a rope; so too, diverse are the ways of approaching God, and each religion in the world shows one of the ways.
  • He who has faith has all, and he who lacks faith lacks all.
  • As one thinks, so does one become.
  • Unless one always speaks the truth, one cannot find God Who is the soul of truth.
  • 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.
  • To drink pure water from a shallow pond one should gently take the water from the surface without disturbing the pond in the least. If it is disturbed, the sediments rise up and make the whole water muddy. If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices, without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
  • Sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls; but only a bright surface like that of water, or of a mirror reflects it fully. So is the light Divine. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts, but the pure and pious hearts of holy men receive and reflect that light well.

1 comment:

  1. In this blog, Swamiji is explaining these pithy teachings which offer much guidance on how to conduct oneself. If one has these traits, he or she possesses the propensity to advance spiritually. However, one who lacks these basic supplements should focus on self-construction. For further readings or more, one can refer to this link Bhagavad Geeta