Quotes

Life For Service

“To take Sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country your family work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God.”

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Rephrase :

“To offer Oneself for service (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the universe One’s family, work together instead of working only for oneself. The step beyond is to serve humanity – all living beings and the next step is to serve God – the universal energy – the almighty.”

Rephrase :

“To Love is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the whole universe One’s Love, Love everyone instead of Loving only for oneself. The step beyond is to Love humanity – all living beings and the next step is to Love God – the universal energy – the almighty.”

Will Power

Will Power

“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is: I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me. You might be all of those things. You got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple.”

Will Smith on Will Power

Heights of Happiness

Bring Happiness to Others to Reach the Heights of Happiness inside Yourself

“Remember one thing: the one who brings unhappiness to others in the end becomes unhappy himself, and the one who brings happiness to others in the end reaches to the heights of happiness. That’s why I am saying that someone who tries to give happiness develops the center of happiness inside himself, and someone who tries to bring unhappiness to others develops the center of unhappiness inside himself.”

The Zen Master,
The Path of Meditation, Talk #5

Understanding of Compassion 

Bring Happiness to Others to Reach the Heights of Happiness inside Yourself

“Spread compassion all around you. Look around you – people are so unhappy, don’t add to their unhappiness. Your compassion will lessen their unhappiness; just one word of compassion will lessen their unhappiness. Don’t add to their unhappiness.

You are all adding to each other’s unhappiness; you are all helping each other to be more unhappy. Every single man has many people behind him making him unhappy. If an understanding of compassion is there, then you will change all the ways that you cause unhappiness in others. And if you can bring happiness to someone’s life, you will find a way to do it.”

The Zen Master,

The Path of Meditation, Talk #5

Happiness Is a Product of No-Mind!

Happiness Is a Product of No-Mind!

“Whenever you feel happiness it is always from the inner. Then mind immediately jumps in and takes control and says, ‘It is because of me.’ When you are in love, it is like death, you feel blissful. Immediately mind comes in and says, ‘Okay, this is me, this is because of me….”

“Remember this: with mind you will always be a loser. Even if you are victorious, your victories will be just defeats. With mind there is no victory, with no-mind there is no defeat. You have to shift your whole consciousness from mind to no-mind. Once no-mind is there, everything is victorious. Once the no-mind is there, nothing goes wrong, nothing can go wrong.”

The Zen Master
The Empty Boat, Talk #9