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Do not apply reasoning to what is unthinkable. The mark of the unthinkable is that it is above all material causes. Purana

"Many are the names of God and infinite the forms that lead us to know Him. In whatsoever name or form you desire to call Him, in that very form and name you will see Him." Sri Ramakrishna

"The mind of a sage, even when angered, is never perturbed. Can a man heat the waters of the sea with a lighted straw?"
Hitopadesha

There's no greater enemy than pride. Sanskrit

Knowledge overcomes ignorance as sunlight darkness.
Atmabodha Prakasika

The Spirit is in contact with matter without being contaminated by it, just as the crystal permits the colour of the cloth to be seen through it without being in any way defiled by it.
Atmabodha Prakasika

As the sun is not sullied by the defects of external objects, so the inner soul of all beings is not sullied by the misery of the world.
Katha Upanishad

Amass that wealth which has nothing to fear from kings or thieves, and which does not desert thee in death.
Mahabharat

Neither mother, nor children, nor kinsmen, nor dear familiar friends follow a man in death; he departs alone. The deeds alone which he has done are his fellow-travellers.
Mahabharat

If you project all sorts of hatred and jealousy, they will rebound on you with compound interest. Swami Vivekananda

A good man's anger lasts an instant, a meddling man's for two hours, a base man's a day and night, a great idiot's until death. Sanskrit

Who are destitute of sight ? Those who do not perceive the future world.
Sanskrit

If the heart be impure, all actions will be wrong.
Sanskrit

They know not their own defects who search for the defects of others.
Sanskrit

Time is stronger than all things else.
Sanskrit

A wicked person, though sweet speaking, is not to be trusted; honey is on his tongue, but in his heart poison.

They concealed their anger under signs of joy, as a lake with tranquil surface hides an alligator.
Raghuvansi saying

It is not as safe opening the mouth as keeping it shut

Who stands still in mud sticks in it

Without a true friend a man cannot discern the nature of his actions

Trust not to appearances - the drum which makes much noise is filled with wind

You may know a man's face, but not his mind

Man sees just the present, God all things


"When I watch the heavens in the silence of the night, as if the stars, in the profound silence of space, were listening to the eternal music of the Divine." Sri Ananda Acharaya


He alone crosses the ocean of Maya who comes face to face with God, who realizes Him. He is truly free, living even in this body, who knows that God is the doer and he is the non-doer. Sri Ramakrishna


This world is only one drop in an infinite ocean, one link in an infinite chain. Swami Vivekananda

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