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Love is the Centre-Point of Life: Amma

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Amma began her 55th Birthday Address by saying that the point of religious and cultural festivals was to help human beings gain peace of mind. Amma lamented that in general this wasn’t happening.



THE FOUNDATION OF ETHICS ...

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THE FOUNDATION OF ETHICS

Put yourself in the place of others. Learn this great secret. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. The doctrine



THE PEAK OF PERFECTION

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THE PEAK OF PERFECTION

You can climb the peak of perfection through resolute will, intense dispassion, renunciation and rigorous Meditation. Sublime divine



The fourteen facts of life ...

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The fourteen facts of life ...

1: The greatest enemy in life is the EGO...
2: The greatest deceit in life is: I Am Mine...
3: The greatest failure in life is narcissism...



I want thee, only thee --

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By Rabindranath Tagore
(1861 - 1941)

English version by Rabindranath Tagore

That I want thee, only thee --
let my heart repeat without end.

All desires that distract me,



The Temple of God

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By Civivakkiyar
(9th Century)

English version by Kamil V. Zvelebil

In bricks and in granite,
in the red-rubbed lingam,
in copper and brass
is Siva's abode --



The Best of Lord BUDDHA for you ...

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An insincere and evil friend does
More harm and thus to be feared than wild beasts.

A wild beast may wound your body,
But an evil friend will wound your mind.



Poem on Lord Krishna ...

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At last I find a meaning of soul's birth
Into this universe terrible and sweet,
I who have felt the hungry heart of earth
Aspiring beyond heaven to Krishna's feet.



Swami Abhedananda

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Monastic Name : Swami Abhedananda
Meaning : That which has no differentiation
Pre-Monastic Name : Kali Prasad Chandra
[1866 - 1939]



ANALECTS OF SWAMI SIVANANDA ...

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ANALECTS OF SWAMI SIVANANDA

Solitude is the soul's best friend. Silence is better than argument. He is really blessed who can suit his temper to any circumstances.