A Guru is a cascade of energy. You have to soak your spiritual seed in it. It shall sprout.
The job of a Guru is not to interpret the scriptures but to take you to another dimension of life.
You don't go to a Guru for solace. He is not a tranquilizer -- he is there to awaken you.
Don't go searching for a Guru. When the pain of ignorance within you becomes a scream, a Guru will come in search for you.
Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.
Yoga is a way of getting totally drunk -- not on alcohol but on life. You know, they call it divine.
Yoga class helps me calm down from the agonizing stress of trying to get to yoga class on time.
The intellect cannot laugh, it can only dissect.
For the sake of the world he married Sati. But once did, he surrendered totally to the union.
Immense passion happened between them. The years rolled by, their love making was recorded as the most intense in human history.
The logic is simple: if you do the right things, the right things will happen to you even without your intent.
In pursuit of human happiness we have turned this planet into a bonfire and people aren't even happy.
Fundamentally, the basis of yoga is just this: to initiate a process of self-creation where the nature of your body, your emotion, your mind, your energy is consciously created by you. This is what Adiyogi did. He crafted his life in its entirety.
The ability to simply look without motive is missing in the world today.
Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom. When you are able to create yourself the way you want, you can create your life the way you want as well. Your outer life may not be a hundred percent in your control, but your inner life always will.
Every moment there are a million miracles happening around you: a flower blossoming, a bird tweeting, a bee humming, a raindrop falling, a snowflake wafting along the clear evening air. There is magic everywhere. If you learn how to live it, life is nothing short of a daily miracle.
Taking responsibility is not accepting blame instead of assigning it. It simply means consciously responding to the situation. Once you take responsibility, you will invariably start exploring ways to address the situation. You will look for solutions.
You are struggling with the walls of resistance that you have built around yourself. That.
All human experience is one hundred percent self-created.
If you can look at everything lovingly, the whole world becomes beautiful in your experience.
Every human being lives in a perpetual state of insufficiency.
If you are not using your mind for self-torture, why would you think of peace?
If you still believe that someone up there is going to rescue you and solve all your problems, just remember that you are living on a round planet -- and one that's spinning. So, whenever you look up, you are obviously looking in the wrong direction!
Morality always differs from person to person, according to time, place, situation -- and convenience.
Only for a person who is living with duality there is good and bad karma.
Inner pleasantness is a surefire insurance for the making of a peaceful society and a joyful world.
When the lion feeds, many animals eat.
If you don't know how to keep yourself as a joyous, peaceful and loving human being, what can you do for your child? Your child will only imbibe your tensions, anger, anxiety and every other nonsense. If you are really concerned about your child, first you must be willing to transform yourself.
If you eat raw meat, it takes between seventy to seventy-two hours to pass through your system; cooked meat takes fifty to fifty-two hours; cooked vegetables twenty-four to thirty hours; uncooked vegetables twelve to fifteen hours; fruits one and a half to three hours.
Once you have come with the human form, life has given you a certain sense of intelligence, a certain sense of awareness and freedom to choose what you want to be right now, in this moment.
Karma can be compared to a seed. Before the rains, the whole land is barren. There would be nothing. It rains; suddenly all kinds of vegetation will sprout up. The seeds are already there; they're just waiting for the right kind of atmosphere.
Resentment, anger, jealousy, pain, hurt, and depression are poisons that you drink but expect someone else to die. Life does not work that way. Most people take lifetimes to understand this simple truth.
The yogic culture is not god-oriented -- and this is what makes it an invaluable contribution to a world ravaged by wildly conflicting definitions of the divine. Adiyogi.
These are the two fundamental ways in which the spiritual journey can be approached: you can either go slowly, step-by-step, accepting all natural assistance available to you, or you can ignore all the steps and take the inward leap.
Confidence and stupidity are a very dangerous combination, but they generally go together.
It does not matter how large a boundary we set, the moment you become conscious of it, the longing to break it is instinctive.
It has always seemed to me odd that the world does not realize the immensity of a state of I do not know.
What you accumulate can be yours, but it can never be you. Who.
Shiva does not spell religion. Shiva spells responsibility -- our ability to take our very life process in our hands. When.
The spiritual journey is a journey towards clarity, but never towards certainty. When you draw conclusions about beginnings and endings, you are a believer. When you accept that you really do not know anything, you become a seeker. To.
If you handle your entire life with logic alone, you will end up a mess.
Every opinion you have about anything can be a limiting identity.
Every thought that arises in the mind has its roots in data you have already accumulated.
We are the most comfortable generation to have ever lived on this planet. The rub is that we are definitely not the most joyful, or the most loving, or the most peaceful. Why.
If you simply commit yourself to creating what you really care for, now once again your thoughts get organized in such a way that there are no hurdles. Your thoughts flow freely toward what you want, and once this happens, the manifestation of your desire is a natural consequence.
Krishna says in the Gita, The worst crime in the world is indecision.
Learning to listen is the essence of intelligent living.
Enlightenment is not an attainment or an achievement. It is a homecoming. Your senses give you the impression that you are experiencing the outside, but you have never experienced the outside. When you realize that all that you experience is within, that absolute homecoming is enlightenment.
Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom.
If you can joyfully do whatever is needed in a given situation, this is freedom.
That which knows how to bend will not break.
Believers are in groups. Seekers are alone.