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339. Mother – man’s primary wealth - Sri SatyaSai.

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“The mother's lap is the first school for every child. It is his first temple; mother is his foremost God. Mother is every man's primary wealth. It is the duty of every person to recognize this truth. Everyone should cherish their parents as embodiment of the Divine. The father and the mother are inseparable like the word and its meaning. The mother and father may be physically separate, but spiritually, they are one.”

338. The complete ‘letting go’ - Sri Sri RaviShankar.

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"Your needs are fully taken care of. You are being loved very dearly. This reminder softens you; brings about miracles around you, and changes your life. This reminder brings plentitude: there is nothing lacking for you. And that is the complete ‘letting go’."

337.The creator resides right within us - Swami Udit Chaithanya

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"Each one of us is the spark of that brightest one. The creator resides right within us. Why would a complicated or difficult process actually be required to lead us onto our own core? All we need is the desire to connect within and the belief that we deserve to."

336. Joys and sorrows are time born and cannot last - Anandamayi Ma

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“Joys and sorrows are time born and cannot last. Therefore, do not be perturbed by them. The greater the difficulties and obstructions, the more intense will be your endeavor to cling to His feet and the more will your prayer increase from within.”

335. A higher mind and a lower mind - Swami Chidananda

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"At a certain stage in this renewal, you find yourself in a very curious and interesting position. You seem to have two minds - a higher mind and a lower mind - a pure mind and an obstinate, unregenerate mind. The very arrival at this position implies an overcoming of the negative thoughts of one's personality and then alone does one come to the stage of contemplation."

334. Self-sacrifice_ it involves parting with some part of the delights of the ego - Swami Krishnananda

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    "It is difficult to live in society with mental peace, because it is difficult to be charitable in nature. Charity of things is of less consequence than possession of charitable feelings, and resorting to charitable speech, charitable demeanor, and charitable actions through a general charitable temperament. This is, in short, what is called self-sacrifice, for it involves parting with some part of the delights of the ego."

333. "Nation, Bharatham, Culture, Women &Youth, Empowerment, Work Together, Nation Building." - Swami Chinmayananda.

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"A shattered nation of wild groups, each trying to step over the other, is not an arrangement from which we can hope to get any teamwork or co-operative endeavour in our nation building activities. The only factor that can bring us all together, that can hold the South and North in one embrace, that can bring the Naga chieftains and the Kerala youths, the Dravidians of Chennai and the nationalists of Kashmir, on the same platform, is our respect for and reverence to our distinct national culture. The dissemination of these fundamental ideas is, therefore, imperative in the context of our fast collapsing present day history."

332. Desire is poverty - Swami Sivananda.

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"A desire arises only when there is a sense of imperfection. Desire is poverty. The desire should be crushed the very moment they arise in the mind by discrimination and dauntless, indefatigable efforts. There is bondage when the mind desires for something. Behind will stand desire. Thoughts are born of desires. Sorrow, pain and fear are children of desire. Object of our enjoyment appear to be pleasant only when we have a hankering after or desire for them.",

331. Life is life--whether in a cat, or dog or man - Sri Aurobindo.

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“Life is life--whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.”

330. Suffering from the heat of the three-fold desires - Sri Ramana Maharishi.

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"Suffering from the heat of the three-fold desires [for women, wealth and fame], all living beings wander in the empty and arid desert of this dream-world, which is created by the whirl of past tendencies. The shade of the Bodhi-tree which can completely cool this heat is only Self, which shines as Turiya [the fourth state]."

329. Avoid excessive merriment - Swami Vivekananda.

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"Avoid excessive merriment. A mind in that state never becomes calm; it becomes fickle. Excessive merriment will always be followed by sorrow. Tears and laughter are near kin. People so often run from one extreme to the other."

328. Two Kinds of People - Sri Ramakrishna

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“Only two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge: those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over-crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realise that they know nothing.”

327. Be conscious first of yourself within - Swami Udit Chaithanya.

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Be conscious first of yourself within, then think and act. All living thought is a world in preparation, all real act is a thought manifested. The material world exists because an Idea began to play in divine self-consciousness.

326. Divine dwells in every heart - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the Divine dwells in every heart.

325. Grihalakshmi, the Goddess who brings prosperity to the home - Sri Satya Sai

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"Woman has been extolled in ancient scriptures as well as classical poetry as Grihalakshmi, the Goddess who brings prosperity to the home."

324. The mind is full of worldly desires - Sri Anandamayi Ma

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When the mind is full of worldly desires, it is their very nature to confuse the mind. Withdraw the mind from outer things and turn it inwards.

323. The mind is an instrument - Sri Swami Chidananda

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The central fact to be remembered is that the mind is an instrument. It has been made to be used by you. It was not made to use you.

322. The four noble truths - Swami Krishnananda.

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    The four noble truths of the Buddha that there is suffering, that there is a cause for suffering, that there is a way out of suffering and that there is a state beyond suffering are proof enough to show that he was not a nihilist in the sense in which the word is used today, but a practical man who had an eye to doing something than merely conjecturing about Truth and its realisation.

321. Live "Vedanta" - Swami Chinmayananda.

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Live "Vedanta" and thus let us all reach That "Destination" where having met we shall "never part". Meet me There.
Reach There through "love," "service," and "purity."

320. Real Remedy - Swami Sivananda.

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"A true unity of heart is the real remedy for the diseases of separatism, hatred, hostility and a great deal of misunderstanding among individuals."

319. Truth / Comfort - Swami Vivekananda.

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Comfort is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being comfortable.

317. Stand alone - Sri Aurobindo.

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“The great are strongest when they stand alone."

316. Mukti - Sri Ramana Maharishi

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Mukti is synonymous with the Self.
Jivan mukti [liberated while still in the body] and videha mukti are all for the ignorant.
There is only mukti and nothing else.

315. Atmanubhuthi - Sri Ramana Maharishi

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Bliss is a thing which is always there and is not something which comes and goes. That which comes and goes is a creation of the mind and you should not worry about it.

314. Poverty & ill-organised Society - Sri Aurobindo

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The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber.

313. Bondage & Freedom - Swami Vivekananda

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If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. Freedom is the goal of all nature.

312. Pot of water in the Ocean - Swami Sivananda

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Just as the water in the pot that is placed in the ocean becomes one with the waters of the ocean, when the pot is broken, so also when the body-pot is broken by meditation on the Atman, the individual soul becomes one with the Supreme Soul.

311. Look within - Swami Chinmayananda

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Sigh, weep, laugh, smile, sing, worship, meditate. You are never away from Him. You are in Him; with Him; at Him; you are Him alone. Why not meditate? Why look out and complain? Look within.

310. The last kick He gives is, indeed,unbearable - Swami Krishnananda.

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The more we try to depend on God, the more He seems to test us with the pleasures of sense and the delights of the ego. Finally, the last kick He gives is, indeed,unbearable. Those who bear it are themselves gods.

309. Glory of the garden - Sri Anandamayi Ma

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Find one vast garden spread out all over the universe. All plants, all human beings, all higher mind bodies are about in this garden in various ways, each has his own uniqueness and beauty. Their presence and variety give me great delight. Every one of you adds with his special feature to the glory of the garden.

308. Do not bring dishonour to your parents - Sri Satya Sai

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Women students and teachers have to be ever vigilant that they do not adopt fashions that outrage the traditions and conventions of this country and its culture. Do not bring dishonour to your parents or disappoint them by acting contrary to their aspirations.

307. Liberation - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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When you see events as just ‘happenings’, rather than as ‘doings’, you are liberated right away.

306. Positive Mind - Swami Udit Chaithanya

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A positive perspective makes life experiences more beautiful. A positive minded person with a positive perspective looks at life differently than a person with a somewhat negative mindset.

305. MIND - Swami Udit Chaithanya

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304. Nation and Mothers - Sri Satya Sai.

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“If you want to know how advanced a nation is, study its mothers; are they free from fear and anxiety, are they full of love towards all, are they trained in fortitude and virtue.”

303. Deep inside you observe the intense sensation - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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Deep inside you observe the intense sensation which creates pain. It flips over and that very sensation assumes a different dimension. Then you see that it’s just blissful.

302. Family life, is the Ashramam of the householder - Sri Anandamayi Ma

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Family life, which is the Ashramam of the householder, can also take you in His direction, provided it is accepted as an asramam. Lived in this spirit, it helps man to progress towards Self-realization.

301. A thinking puppet is the mind of life - Sri Aurobindo.

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“A thinking puppet is the mind of life : - Its choice is the work of elemental strengths, That know not their own birth and end and cause,  And glimpse not the immense intent they serve.
In this nether life of man drab-hued and dull,  Yet filled with poignant small ignoble things,  The conscious Doll is pushed a hundred ways And feels the push but not the hands that drive.
For none can see the masked ironic troupe, To whom our figure-selves are marionettes,  Our deeds unwitting movements in their grasp,  Our passionate strife an entertainment’s scene.”

300. The real Surrender - Sri Ramana Maharishi

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"How can there be arpana (surrender) unless there is a thing called ‘I’? Complete surrender cannot come about unless one knows who one is. If you come to know that, you will realise that what remains is only one thing. The mind which is the ‘I’ submits of its own accord. And that is the real arpana."

299. It shall be our privilege to do the most coveted and honored duties in life and in society. - Swami Vivekananda.

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By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands now, we make ourselves stronger; and improving our strength in this manner step by step, we may reach a state in which it shall be our privilege to do the most coveted and honored duties in life and in society.

298. Thou art a pilgrim here! Awake, Arise, stop not, till the Goal is reached. - Swami Sivananda.

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To live merely for the collection of a number of earthly things a motor car, a bungalow, some silk suits and fashionable hates, ties and shoes, a wrist watch, a radio and some silver tea cups it is but a low and childish ideal. These things of the dust soon vanish away like a passing dream. Thou art a pilgrim here! Awake, Arise, stop not, till the Goal is reached.

297. The notion of oneself being identical with the body - Swami Krishnananda.

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The notion of oneself being identical with the body is the cause of egoism. It is this egoism that entangles all judgments of value in the preconception that knowledge is acquired through the senses and the mind or the intellect. This prejudice of egoism is Samsara, the persistent idea that all knowledge is in terms of space, time and externality.

296. THE MYSTERIOUS MIND - Swami Chidananda.

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Just as seed is sown in the soil, so the impression of every experience is made on the mind. These impressions of experiences are "alive". They have in them the direct power to recreate the entire experiences which caused them in the first instance. (In fact, each impression seeks a repetition of the corresponding original experience.)

295. "Devotion" - Swami Chinmayananda.

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#Devotion is defined in various ways by various Teachers, but the one thing that is common in all of them is the element of #love. A mind totally turned towards God in love, demanding nothing – not even #Liberation – is a mind filled with devotion.