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Wisdom quotes by Sadhguru

Top 10 Wisdom Quotes

If you want to flower, you have to sink your roots into the earth.
Never look up to anyone - never look down on anyone. When you see all the way they are, you shall navigate life effectively
When you consciously rise above your likes and dislikes, that's maturity.
What is good, what is bad is only contextual for those times and those societies at a certain time, because good and bad is judged by what consequences it generates. It is not by the action
The mind is a tool for exploration, not for drawing conclusions
With firm likes and dislikes, you shut your doors to the many possibilities of life
The biggest mistake that people make is they try to be happier than someone else.
If you stand on the garbage heap of your mind, your feet will never touch the ground.
You plant a coconut & a mango tree in your garden, when they were saplings they were of the same height, you thought they will get along pretty well, if both of them remain stunted & never grow, they will remain compatible, same height, everything; But if both of them grow to their full potential, they will grow to different heights, shapes & possibilities
The intellect is like a knife – the sharper, the better. As long as you know how to handle it.

Freedom + Wisdom quotes

Freedom Quotes
The walls of protection we build around ourselves to protect from external threat become the very walls of self-imprisonment
True freedom is about becoming free from everything, including yourself.
When you consciously rise above your likes and dislikes, that's maturity.
Without the necessary awareness, freedom is dangerous
If you remain a compulsive creature, you cannot call yourself a full-fledged human being, only when you are able to do everything by choice can you call yourself a human being
You shouldn’t stand in a line of resentful people. You should stand alone in true freedom. Freedom doesn’t come because of political processes or economic processes. Freedom comes when nobody can incite an unnecessary quality in you, no matter what they do.
You don’t take anybody’s values, anybody’s morals, anybody’s ethics, just as a human being as you breathe, eat, live, just be conscious and act sensibly, you will be a wonderful human being.
Every social group is built on identifications. The basis of spiritual process is to learn to live without an identity
Don't hold any ideas about yourself or anybody, just look at everything the way it is - you'll merge with everything
Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises
Only if you are joyful, you can be free from the fruits of action
You must enjoy every association and company that you seek, but you do not have to get stuck to anything
In recent times, unfortunately, being politically correct has become paramount in public discourse. We are pushing every issue to levels of paranoia. We must have the wisdom & humility to say & accept truth which is uncomfortable & politically incorrect

Philosophy + Wisdom quotes

Philosophy Quotes
Never try to destroy the enemy. Destroy the enmity
If you want flowers to grow in your garden, you don’t have to think flowers, you don’t have to chant flowers. You just have to think of soil, manure, water, sunlight - nothing to do with flowers; if you handle filth well, flowers will happen
Misery is always self-created. Misery is caused by you, only by you, nobody else but you.
Comfort is not what you’re seeking. What you’re seeking is a deeper experience of life.
For one moment if you forget that you are mortal, ignorance will sprout, if you forget for a long time, it will bear fruit.
The mind is like a puzzle with too many pieces missing. Trying to make sense out of it makes no sense
The most precious thing in life is life itself. Are you getting this now or only on your deathbed?
Human folly is that people are always trying to extract joy from the outside.
You are working towards somebody else's idea of success, that is not a success, your success is you as a human being you found your full potential, that is your success
If you see someone doing something wrong, condemn the action, not the person
Do not like anyone, do not dislike anyone – just be with them
The more absent one’s personality becomes, the more powerful his presence becomes
If you stop identifying with things that you are not, your mind will become still. That's all it takes to meditate
Your personality is a fake representation of yourself. The more you invest in it, the more incomplete and insecure you feel
If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become limitless.
Unless there is involvement in what you do, and it means a lot to you, your work is just a waste of time and life for yourself and everybody else
It is not at moments of compulsion what you see, it is in moments of utter clarity, what you see is what really matters with life;if one wants to move ahead
Joys come and go like a pleasant breeze. It’s the miseries that stick in you like thorns – until you realize that it’s all your doing.
How in sync you are with people, things, or just the space around you will decide how smoothly you function in the world
All that a human being is seeking is expansion, wherever you are, it feels constricted, you want to be little more, whatever you know best through that you are trying to find this expansion.
If nothing should push you around, you must become nothing, or you must become everything
Any philosophy is a sacrilege against creation. It just gives people the kinds of explanations that they want to hear.

Funny + Wisdom quotes

Funny Quotes
It’s easier to love God because it’s always easy to love somebody who is not here now, it’s so easy. But if you have to love somebody who is sitting next to you right now, it costs life
Do you have any proof that you are not already in heaven and making a mess of it?
Our presence here is just for a short period of time. We do not have to shorten it by fighting each other
If you do not get out of your shell, you are just a nut
Whether I keep you half alive or you keep yourself half alive, whichever way- it's torture
Is there some aspect of life that human beings are not suffering? If they are poor they suffer their poverty. You make them affluent they suffer that. If they are uneducated they suffer that. If you make them educated they suffer that. If they are unmarried they suffer that. You get them married.. If they don’t have children they suffer that. If they have..
You cannot rise in love, you cannot stand in love, you cannot fly in love, you have to fall. Something of you should fall, otherwise it will not work. You will not know it.
Loosen up a bit – laugh more, get involved with people around you, do simple things. If you only do very important things, you will become dead serious
If you learn to laugh at your own stupidity, all your crap will turn into manure very fast. And manure is good for growth
Hell & Heaven are not geographical places, Hell & Heaven are what you make out of yourself. There is too much talk of heaven because too many people have made Hell out of themselves
If you jump off a tall building You will see it will be very blissful till you hit the ground, ignorance is bliss till you get smashed. In that small period it's wonderful
The most important thing that’s happening to you right now is life itself, not the fancy thoughts you have, not the emotions you have, not financial arrangements, nor family or whatever rubbish you have built around you- these are accessories to life, these are all frills. Frills are so much you’re missing the skirt, that’s the whole problem with you
Whenever a nasty thing happens, it's Mr. Ego. Mr Ego is a non-existent person. You cannot fix a non-existent person
[About breaking mental mold] Shell-breaking is very simple if the nut is willing
One who is constantly making U-turns obviously does not want to go anywhere
When somebody else calls you a fool, it becomes an insult. But when you realize that you’re a bloody fool, it's a sign of intelligence. May you become a wonderful & joyful fool

Life + Wisdom quotes

Life Quotes
When sounds are in tune, they become music. Out of tune, they become noise. It is the same with you. When all aspects of you are in tune, you become music. Out of tune, you become noise
Never look up to anyone - never look down on anyone. When you see all the way they are, you shall navigate life effectively
An intelligent person is constantly hesitating with life, with every step he wonders whether what he is doing is okay or not, but a fool is absolutely confident.
People say, ‘I want to forget.’ If you forget you will once again do the same idiotic things all over again. Never ever forget. The more unpleasant your life has been, the more you should never forget. If you forget you will do the same stupid things all over again
If you try to break a diamond with a hammer its a lot of effort, UV light can make diamond disappear into thin air (it is very important to use the right kind of tools) just bring the right kind of awareness into your life (it will bring transformation)
The most beautiful moments in your life have happened to you only when you kept your logic aside a little bit.
If you become a full-fledged life, everything that you do will be useful for everybody around you and everything around you. Instead of becoming a full-fledged life you are trying to pretend with duty, with morality, with ethic and all kinds of things. You’re trying to imitate life, you are trying to imitate a good life; it's not going to work.
Fear arises simply because you are not living with life – you are living in your mind
The mind is like a mirror. A concave mirror exaggerates. A convex mirror depreciates. A plain mirror shows you life the way it is
If you had come here like any other creature on this planet, stomach full - life would be settled. But once you come here as a human being, life does not end with survival. Actually, for a human being, life begins only after survival is fulfilled.
If you have the right kind of eyes, everything is absolutely beautiful.
A spiritual process means just that - that the outside situations need not drive you, the outside situations do not mold you.
Whether misery happens within you or joy happens within you, it only comes from within you, if joy is coming from within you, why can’t you have it coming all the time?
The frills of life have become larger than life itself. Life is entirely missed; if you touch life within you, then it’s an explosion of energy
For most people life means their job, life means the new house, the car that they bought, their wife, their husband, their children. No! Life is what’s throbbing within, not even your body, not your mind, not your thought, not your emotion. What is right now throbbing within you is life. Only because this is ON everything else seems to be meaningful
Children are not your property; they do not belong to you. Just see how to enjoy, nurture, and support them.
If you do not know how to address the most serious aspects of life lightly, life will sit heavy upon your heart
Do not just think about making money – think about living well. The most important aspect of living well is doing what you truly care for
Allowing a slogan to define our life is a not a sensible way to live. Nobody should identify with any slogan, regardless of what the slogan is.
You may be wonderful, but you are not loyal to your wonderfulness. If you remain wonderful no matter what life does to you, you are on the way to Enlightenment.
There is a certain time to grow and there is a certain time to live. If you live too early, you will not grow and if you don’t grow, the scale and scope of your life will be very limited. That should not happen to you
Look at everything as an infant does – absorbing everything, not judging anything, not labeling anyone
The experience of life should mature you. It is your choice to transform a memory into a wound or wisdom
You are a piece of life. This is not young, this is not old; this has to mature into something bigger
Most people think, “this is work”, “that is life”. That means a large part of your life is not life

Short + Wisdom quotes

Short Quotes
Only when you do not know yourself, the opinion of other people becomes important.
If you want to flower, you have to sink your roots into the earth.
The intellect is like a knife – the sharper, the better. As long as you know how to handle it.
The mind is a tool for exploration, not for drawing conclusions
If you stand on the garbage heap of your mind, your feet will never touch the ground.
With firm likes and dislikes, you shut your doors to the many possibilities of life
Most people do not know what is ease. That’s why they have so much disease
It's not just bad things that kill you, good things that you're not ready for can kill you.
Power doesn’t corrupt. People are corrupt. When they get empowered, it becomes apparent.
Intellect wants to conquer the truth. Devotion just embraces the truth
Good' and 'bad' are judged by what consequences they generate; it is not by the action.
If you know how to deceive, you can have everything, yet you will have nothing
To grow does not mean that you think too much of yourself. Growth is dissolution
Most people in the world are not busy – they are just preoccupied.
Only the one who has lost the need for security is truly secure.
Opinions are like cataracts. They will not allow you to see clearly
Belief offers solace. The search for truth offers the solution
Anything you do joyfully is always effortless.
One who does not touch the stillness within and without will invariably get lost in the movement
A question is a tool that helps you dig deeper.
Passion is like gasoline in the tank, but you also need a steering wheel to go where you want to go
Ultimate intelligence is when you know how to keep your intellect aside.
There is no such thing as ancient wisdom. Wisdom has to be contemporary otherwise it's meaningless
Trying to read meaning in dreams is like finding designs in clouds.
Intelligence essentially means that your intellect is sharp enough to see life the way it is

Truth + Wisdom quotes

Truth Quotes
What is good, what is bad is only contextual for those times and those societies at a certain time, because good and bad is judged by what consequences it generates. It is not by the action
New is a trap, old is a cesspool. If you jump out of the cesspool into a new trap, that's not going to help
Misery is not caused by any situation, situations are there, some situations we can handle, some we can not handle; If you want to make yourself miserable for every situation that you can not handle, you have a lot of opportunities, every day
To live and operate in the world, you may have to identify with something. Play with your identifications - don’t let them rule you.
You may attach much significance to your birth, life, and death, but for Mother Earth, it is just a recycling process
The intellect is a reasonably sharp knife. If you do not know how to hold it, you keep cutting yourself
You give your problems too many names because you like to decorate your problems. If you decorate your problem you may not want to get rid of it.
You just gather things which don’t mean anything to you. You look smart in a tea party but you’re not smart with life, okay. If you’re really smart with life you must be joyful and blissful.
Optimists hallucinate; pessimists get depressed. Both will not get anywhere. You must be willing to see everything the way it is
The choice is either you fix yourself or you try to fix the truth. With one you will attain to the highest, with the other you turn into trash
In frustration, dejection, and depression, you work against yourself.
Individuals should shape their lives according to their particular needs, not according to social trends
Without coming to terms with the limitations and possibilities of who you are, you can't take the next step
Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience
Believing something is not going to transform you. However if you experience the same, it will leave you absolutely transformed. Without being touched by an experience, whatever you believe does not mean anything
Every human being is always working against himself or herself in some way. If you created a moment of anger, you are working against yourself, isn't it?
Someone who builds a trap for himself of his own logic, he's truly insane. But he thinks he's sane

Inspirational + Wisdom quotes

Inspirational Quotes
Whatever happens, you getting depressed is not a solution. You getting depressed would be one more problem
If you nurture the root, you don’t have to bother about the fruit - it will come naturally.
If something in you blossoms, people are willing to overlook all the thorns that are there in you.
When you consciously choose to be ordinary, you become extraordinary.
If you try to give up something, it will rule your mind. But, if you find something deeper in life, the less significant will just fall off
If you use the horror of who you are as manure, the beauty of who you could be could flower.
Leadership should not be an aspiration. It should be a consequence of competence.
If you want a plant to grow and blossom into beautiful fragrant flowers, you can think you are fighting the earth and getting flowers out of it. Or you can see it as a great love affair, that your involvement with the earth gives out such beauty and fragrance for you
Anyway, life makes you do all kinds of circus, juggling, and acrobatics. If you are well prepared, you can do it joyfully
If our joy is about being better than someone else, it is not success; it is sickness. To reap the benefits of someone else’s failure is a tragic way to live.
You do your best. It doesn’t matter somebody approves or disapproves. No two human beings have come alike. Someone may be a back-bencher in school but a frontbencher in life. Exam is not a deciding factor. Strive relentlessly, result is a consequence of competence
If you want to shoot straight, you’ve got to be level-headed
You can never get everyone’s approval for what you want to do. So, don’t worry about it.
If you want to have deep insights into life, no one’s opinion about you should mean anything to you
If you maintain equanimity, you will see that every event that happens in your life will take you a step forward
Only when you are willing to look at the horror of who you are, the beauty of who you are can be nurtured
Being spiritual does not mean being dead serious. If you allow life to happen within you exuberantly, unbridled, you will touch the spirit.
It is the business of every human being, according to your intelligence, understanding, and situation, to do the best you can for yourself and everyone around you
Do not aspire to meet a wonderful person. Aspire to become the wonderful person that you expect others to be
If what is happening in the world is not the way you want it, at least what is happening within you must be the way you want it.
If you are content with who you are right now, you are not aware who you could be if you were willing to strive.
Do something because it is needed, not because you want to do it.
What are you so afraid of? Live totally today and if you fall dead tomorrow out of exhaustion, it's okay
It doesn't matter what happens, at the end of the day, look back on your stupidity & laugh at yourself, not the other
Don't distort anything; just see everything the way it is

All Wisdom Quotes

The important thing is not that people love you but that you are loving
I Do not know is a tremendous possibility, only if you see that you do not know, the longing to know, the seeking to know, possibility of knowing happens
Only when a human being is in a very extended periods of joyfulness, blissfulness, he will stretch himself to the limits & do what he could do to the fullest. When he’s in competition, when he’s in fear of failure, he will only do little better than somebody else. So, the human genius is completely missing today. You’re destroying the human genius
Once there is a distance between you and your body, once there is a distance between you and your mind this is the end of suffering, this being cannot suffer any more; question of conflict doesn’t arise.
The only thing that you can do to your child is to give him love and support; his intelligence will grow. That is all. Create a loving atmosphere for him where intelligence will naturally flower.
If it is impairing you rather than empowering you, then it is not Love, it is some convoluted idea
Desire is not the source of all misery, unfulfilled desire is the source of all misery.
There is no human being on the planet who has never been joyful. Every human being has been joyful at some point, that means he’s capable of joy. It is just that he’s unable to stay there, so he needs a technology as to how to maintain the atmosphere within himself. It’s possible
A human being will know the beauty, pleasure and the joy of action only when he has no need for activity
If one has to be in this world, transact with this world, be involved with this world, and still go untouched through this world, one must be like a lotus flower. One must learn how to convert the filth into a fragrant flower
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
Attachment is a consequence of exclusiveness. The moment you choose between one and the other, you naturally get entangled
If your doctor told you that you are going to die tomorrow, that you can't live for more then 24 hours, you will see you will transform yourself so rapidly; minute to minute you will change. So don't wait for your doctor to tell you something horrible (change by yourself)
The greatest courage is not in fighting outside battles but in addressing the source of conflict within yourself
There is a difference between seeker and a believer, a believer is who has made a conclusion (from his books), a seeker is wide open. He has realized he doesn't know, that's why he is seeking
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
To make a simple physical act beautiful, we have invented all kinds of decorations around it. Without those decorations most people would be unwilling to get into the physical act. Lot of people cannot simply face the basic physical act as it is, unless it is decorated they will feel it is obscene, they'll feel it is basic - which is a fact
We love our children just the same even if they are exchanged in the hospital, so it is just your willingness to include somebody, it doesn't have to come from your body, if you are willing it is possible to love anybody
If you do things with willpower, you may get to do things, but at the end of the day you will have a long face. Instead of trying to do this with willpower, you do it with devotion, you do it with love. Not because you have to do, but because you really want to do
The most fundamental aspect on the spiritual path is to be one hundred percent straight with yourself.
One who is in constant journey learns to love and enjoy everything, but not pick up anything on the way.
The moment you believe in something you have a new kind of confidence, that's the biggest problem. When idiots become very confident the world is in danger
Whatever the shape of eyes or nose - a joyful face is always a beautiful face. Become Joy – become Beautiful.
By trying to punish someone, you only end up punishing yourself
If you love someone, you should do what they like for them. Not what you like.
To be miserable is a horrible crime against yourself and against humanity. You only spread who you are
If your gentleness and loving nature are coming out of your inclusiveness, it is fantastic. But if it is a formula that you have learned to get what you want, it doesn't mean anything.
The only way to know life is if you get to the other side of the mirror.
The difference between knowledge, knowing, and wisdom: Knowledge can be acquired. Knowing is a realization. Wisdom, you have to earn
If you are not willing to be vulnerable, you are not willing to transform. Whatever does not transform is as good as dead.
In yoga we say, “If your one eye is on the goal, you have only one eye to find your way,” which is an inefficient way
The yogic system is about keeping a distance from the past. The fundamental understanding is you cannot fix the past
Your opinions are a wall, not only for others but also for yourself. A closed mind means closed possibilities
If you feel life is superficial, it means you are living superficially. You just have to go a little deeper into life
Right now, you believe that something or someone else is the source of your joy, so you are always at their mercy. If you realize and experientially know that you are the source of your joy, wouldn't you be joyous all the time?
If you do not learn to consciously change your rhythm, you are like a broken record, repeating the same things over and over again.
If the competence and capability are there, success will come as we deserve it
Absolute passion towards the Divine. Compassion towards all life. Dispassion towards yourself.
Most of the time you are just thinking about life, not living life
What to do or not to do in life is not a question of morality or ethics - it is a question of consequences
People who believe they are good are always looking down at the world. It is a sure way to miss the world.
Religion is not about belief-system. All religions started as a method to turn inward. An inward step can be taken only by an individual. It's a very intimate thing; But when people try to organize this inward step, naturally it gets distorted.
Shiva is the destroyer, but he is also the very basis of creation. He is the most beautiful and he is the most ugly. He is the most wonderful and he is the most terrible. Shiva's personality has been created like this because, if you can accept this one man, you will accept the whole creation the way it is. It is a tool, it is a device
As power comes into our hands, wisdom also should enter our heads. That has not happened. That's because, once again, we have not worked on individual human beings
It is only because there is conflict within you there is a possibility of conflict outside of you, isn't it? Because there is violence within you, violence is possible in the world. If there was no violence at all in you would violence be possible in the world? No
We have to make this world a beautiful place, not by conquests, not by capturing, but by captivating the world and embracing the world
If there is no sense of inclusiveness in individual human beings, there is no way that the systems they create, or actions they perform, will lead to inclusiveness.
When someone is not eating properly, I cannot talk spirituality to them or teach them meditation, because when a man is hungry, talking to him about meditation and spirituality is obscene. It is vulgar
If you mortgage your pleasantness to something outside of you, you being pleasant or unpleasant is only by chance.
The filthier the situations you live in, the wiser and more beautiful you can become if you are willing & if your intelligence is functioning; if you are not reacting, but responding to life consciously. If you are reacting to filth, you will become filth
Intelligence twisted out against our own well-being is no intelligence.
If you see I do not know, then you don’t belong to anything. When you do not belong to anything, you also belong to everything. When you belong to everything, you look at everything with an even eye.
It’s time.. If we are concerned about life it’s time that we are one hundred percent straight, at least with ourselves. Otherwise, neither yourself nor your life situations will ever get fixed, simply complaining and going on. Life will be a lifelong complaint for a whole lot of people because they don’t want to address it, they want to beat around it.
There is nobody who has not been happy, Everybody has been happy, the problem is that they have not been able to maintain it
"Everything I can do I must do” - not necessary. We must be able to take a decision what to do, what not to do, what is needed and what's not needed
Whatever action you perform in your life, there is a consequence to it. There is no such thing as you must perform only this type of action and you must not perform another type of action. You can do anything. But you must be in a state to accept the consequences joyously.
You have no duty in this world; you can do whatever you want. Only thing is whatever you do, there is consequence. Whatever the consequence if you are willing to joyfully take the consequence, do whatever you want. But if the consequence is unpleasant, you are going to cry, if you are that kind, control the action. It's as simple as that
Everything happened, but at the end of the day you have a long face; purpose is defeated, isn’t it? The purpose of doing all that is already been defeated. Isn’t it so? Because you did not enjoy it, it does not fulfill you, what is the point?
We have to be alive to it every moment and as the context changes, what we do has to change. Morality and mortality are not very different.
You’re looking at love as something that comes to you or you yield to the process of love, only because you appreciate a particular quality– a shape of somebody’s nose, their mind , thought, emotion, the way they speak, the way they do things. It is based on something that is acceptable to you. If they do something that isn't acceptable to you, love crumbles
It's always better to handle things around you, rather than trying to handle things somewhere else, because then, you'll just dissipate your energies. You'll waste your life talking about it; not doing anything about it.
If with every single act that you do, you create what you care for, then whatever you get or do not get, your life is beautiful.
How should you bring up a child? In whichever situation he is put, he should be able to live joyously, That is the way he should be brought up.
Reality is timeless but wisdom always has to be contemporary because wisdom is gleaned out of present experience
Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine
Knowledge is not the burden. Your identity is the burden. You get identified with limited things that you know. That is the problem.
A rat race is for rats. As a human being, you can consciously create what you want, without being driven by social compulsions
Seeing everything just the way it is gives you the power and capability to walk through life effortlessly.
The life within you is not there to serve your body, mind or emotion . The body, mind and emotion are there to serve life
The moment you are born, you have a death sentence upon you. When, where and how is the only question. Your death is confirmed.
If you like something you lose touch with reality, If you dislike something you lose touch with reality. Only if you see everything the way it is you are in touch with reality. Reality is the only doorway to the beyond. If you want to go somewhere, you can only start from where you are right you are.
The moment you are trapped in "I like this, I don't like this" you are just dividing the world. The moment you fragment the world, your ability to experience it is gone
The quality of your life is not determined by the clothes you wear, the educational qualifications you carry, the family background you come from or the bank balances you hold. Rather, the quality of your life depends upon how peaceful and joyous you are within yourself
Life is naturally all-embracing. The problems of whom you can embrace and whom you can't are only psychological problems. Even if your enemy is sitting next to you, the life in you has no problem
Family is the first unit of society. With how much love, wisdom we hold our family decides how larger units of society function
Wisdom fundamentally means conducting your life the way it works. Without clarity, there is no wisdom
The more things hurt you early on your life, the wiser you should have become. But unfortunately most people become wounded, mostly because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves, that's all.
The most important thing in life is balance. If there is no balance, your own body and mind will work against you
Life is just a slice of time. If one values life, one has to do everything at the right time
The more you know about something, the better you can handle it. The more you know about Yourself, the better you can handle Yourself. This is called self-realization.
Purity does not mean digressing from the life process. Purity means you have become the life process.
If you don’t know what you’re talking about, the best thing is to shut up. Silence will breed wisdom.
If you are not full of yourself, there will be a certain sense of absence and abandon about you, and that is the most wonderful way you can be, devoid of yourself
Yoga makes old people young in terms of energy & rejuvenation; and young people old in terms of thought & wisdom
Fears and insecurities are unconsciously created by you. If you do not create them, they do not exist
Don't carry the experience of life as a wound – let it become wisdom. The harder life's been on you, the sooner you should become wise
Either you must have the wisdom to kill the enmity. If there is no room for that wisdom, unfortunately it will naturally translate into killing the enemy. Acting decisively for the larger well-being of a nation has to happen
Happiness is essentially a human experience. While making our surroundings pleasant, it’s important to make our interiority also pleasant
If you want your relationship to work, constantly remind yourself that the other is more significant than you
As you distance yourself from the body and mind, this is the end of all suffering
Once you let your past decide how you experience the present, you have destroyed your future
What will be worthwhile for you today and after fifty years, however small or big – invest your life into that.
We have to make people realize that God doesn’t need soldiers who fight for him
If I give you a sharp knife, if you hold it on the wrong end, if you hold it the harder, more you hold it, it hurts more. That's all you are suffering- your own intelligence.
We value light because it brings clarity to us. If there was no light, you cannot see clearly. Where there is light, you can see clearly. So what you actually value is not light, it is the clarity that it brings. If you were an owl then darkness would bring clarity to you, light would be very disturbing and blinds you
You got into a car, you don’t know what these three pedals are, just kick any one of them whenever you feel like it, you know, what a jerky driver you will be? That’s what has happened to human beings. It is not that people do not know peace, health, love, joy, they know all these things but it’s jerky; it’s not sustainable
Whole approach of the intellect is "Go for the fruit". NO. Not the fruit, the Root, you nurture the root, fruit will happen as a consequence, you are shooting for the consequence without being interested in the cause, that's not going to produce long term results
If you value your life, should you not try to understand the source of life?
Only if you are peaceful and joyful, can you really enjoy the world you live in.
You want to go to the moon but you are on a horse back, someone tells you "get yourself a new whip and you will make it", you may kill the horse but you won't make it. (Trying to find an expression for the non-physical longing through physical means doesn't help)
Never compare one human being with another. If you compare one with the other, everybody is abnormal. Yes or no? Show me one normal human being
Integrity is not just about the way you act when others are watching. It is about the way you are within yourself.
There should be neither a compulsion to break the rules of the past, nor to do things the way they were done in the past
People have chosen to be unhappy because they think that will get them something. But once you are unhappy, whatever you get, what does it matter?
You must be a volunteer, always. What a being a volunteer means is.. "I am doing whatever I am doing willingly." If you do it willingly, it becomes your heaven; if you do it unwillingly, it will become your hell
Intellect wants to know, it doesn't want to believe in, you are forsaking your intelligence because your fear is so dominant, you feel comfortable in believing
When there is no envy, jealousy, and comparison within you, you can focus your full capabilities on doing what is needed.
There are some things we can successfully fulfill; there are some things we cannot. So what about it? Because you’re always concerned somebody is watching, if they see you making a fool of yourself, you will fall down
What you do should not define who you are. Who you are should define what you do
If you have created enough stability within you, then only you would dare to be mobile. If you are riding a bicycle, only if you are well-balanced, will you dare to move. Otherwise, you will sit on a bicycle with the stand on
Sex is a small aspect of you, but today it has become a huge aspect, it has become life itself. In the modern societies, about 90% of energy is being spent either pursuing sex or avoiding sex, whichever way. It has become a huge way, it is just a small thing
For compulsiveness, there is only one cure – consciousness. There is simply no other way
If we put the manure on our heads, our lives will become filthy. Instead, if you take this manure and put it at the root of a plant, then you get a beautiful flower. So, we can use the same manure to either make ourselves dirty or to yield a beautiful flower
Technology without wisdom brings destruction
If little more attention was paid to what is happening in a individual human being rather than just being concerned about what’s happening around us. Without creating better human beings, we will not create a better society. It is not possible. There is no such thing.
Should I be loving? You don’t have to be loving. Just be pleasant in your body, pleasant in your mind, pleasant in your emotions, pleasant in your energies - you’ll be a wonderful being.
The more identified you are with your sexuality, the more compulsive you will become
Without economic sense, we are trying to talk ecology. It’s not going to work. We have to present ecology as the most economically sensible thing to do.
We are looking for something spectacular all the time. It is time we understand the most beautiful aspects of life happen slowly, gently, without any noise
Tradition is not repetition. It means using the wisdom and experience of previous generations for your growth and new possibilities
If something in your life does not work, the first thing is to check yourself, if there is something wrong with you
Anger is not only damaging the external situation, it is also damaging the internal situation
No matter what kind of intellect you have, it is never enough to grasp the nature of existence
Good intentions and too much enthusiasm without the necessary sense can create too many problems
Life is a purpose unto itself.. If you don't block it, life will naturally find its ultimate nature.
When you are young, when you are healthy, when life is ahead of you, a torrent of wisdom should fall upon you
The reason why the humanity is walking so blatantly upon this planet is they are not aware of their mortality
Life is the biggest phenomenon, not thought not emotion, not entertainment
A human being need not be useful. If he or she blossoms into a full-fledged human being, that is good enough
You cannot fight darkness. You have to light up, and the darkness will disappear.
Whatever happens – ultimately, life corrects itself.
This life happens in a certain totality. Only one who gives totally will know life in its totality
Looking up has caused one kind of distress. Looking out has caused a completely different level of destruction. Looking inward is the only solution.
A love affair need not be with any particular person. You could have a great love affair with life itself.
We are behaving as if we are the last generation on the planet. We need to remind ourselves that we are just baton carriers, and we owe it to the next generation to hand over this planet at least as it was handed over to us.
Transformation is when who you are is not determined anymore by other people's opinions or other people's presence.
You don't have love, hatred, lust or jealousy in you. You just have life in you
Expecting light to dispel darkness means missing the big picture. It is like seeing the stars but missing the sky
The worst thing that can happen to you is to be an unused life. Whatever your capabilities, you must stretch them to the limit and a little beyond.
To bear and raise a child, you must have either enormous courage or enormous wisdom.
They say "seeing is believing," but everyone sees what they want to see.
No matter what happens, don’t see it as a problem – it is just a situation
Don't just fill yourself with all kinds of bull, it doesn't matter who said it.
If we want everyone to be well, we need to rethink everything we do and the way we are doing it in the world
Whether it is a good deal or a bad deal, if you have a larger purpose, everything is a stepping stone
'I do not know' is not a negative state of mind. Every discovery has come from this realization
Unless intellectual dimension is reinforced with an experiential dimension, it does not really become a life-altering process
If you live with yesterday, you are living with the dead.. Your personality is crafted from that which is dead
What is needed in the challenging times is precautiousness, not panic. Panic is paralyzing.
Whatever happened, how did you conduct yourself – that is what determines the quality of who you are
Content should not decide the quality, it is always the context which decides the quality of one’s life
Believing doesn't get you any closer (to the truth), disbelieving doesn't get you any closer