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Own Self

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What delusion, what sorrow can there be for that wise man who realizes the unity of all existence by perceiving all beings as his own Self?

— Isa Upanishad


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When food becomes pure, the mind becomes pure. When the mind becomes pure, memory of one’s divine nature becomes steady. When this is achieved, all the knots of the heart become completely destroyed.

— Chandogya Upanishad


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The Atman is not an object among objects; it is the subject of all experience, the seer behind all acts of seeing, the knower behind all acts of knowing; and, as such, it is one and non-dual. And it is Vyapaka, it pervades all seeing, knowing and all other processes of living. Realizing Him as his own Self, man becomes truly free from all limiting conditions and consequently, becomes also immortal.

— Swami Ranganathananda


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The wise consider the vanquishment of the wicket as victory. They consider the putting down of the base propensities as victory.

— Mahabharata

Service to Lord

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Have the conviction that you are working for the Lord, and then don’t worry anymore. Why do you allow your mind to become disturbed? “Whatever work I do, O Lord, all that is your worship” (Shiva-Manasa-Puja Stotram, 4). He is in everything and He is everything – reflecting and meditating thus one attains realization. Imagination will become reality – that is how it happens. At first, one has to imagine; afterwards, it becomes real.

— Swami Turiyananda


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Whatever progress and success humanity has achieved ever since the creation of the world is all due to the concentration of the mind. The leaders of our civilization during the early stages were men who were really yogis. Every invention, every new discovery is purely the outcome of concentration. … In whatever station of life you may be, if you can concentrate your mind, you are sure to be the best in that field…. Concentration is the mother of untold wealth, both material and spiritual.

— Swami Ramakrishnananda


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We are the children of the Mother, and there is no fear for us. We shall rest satisfied wherever she places us. We cannot say what is good and what is evil, it is beyond our reasoning and so we have to pray, “You are beyond good and evil, therefore take us also beyond them.”

— Swami Turiyananda


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If in this hell of a world, one can bring a little joy and peace for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine.

— Swami Vivekananda


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Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

— Jesus Christ


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He who delights in solitude is on the way to self-perfection

— Saint Tayumanavar