Live morality before you talk of it. Practice meditation before you preach it. Taste goodness before you recommend it. Gain bliss before you offer it to others. Swami Chinmayananda
Scriptures are not mere books for intellectual studies. We must learn to assimilate these ideas and come to live them. Swami Chinmayananda
By realizing the best in us, not only do we open up a few windows in our own personailty to bring in more light, but we become a source of joy for others to draw inspiration. Swami Chinmayananda
By improving yourself, improve the world. Swami Chinmayananda
By his very nature, a sage has become perfect in his activities and thoughts. A sage cannot really do wrong, as he is free from ego. Swami Chinmayananda
Whatever the man of Realization does constitutes the moral code for us to follow. The qualities of his actions are the standards by which the world determines its sense of righteousness, its concept of dharma. Swami Chinmayananda
Facts are mere raw materials to build a relationship between the teacher and the taught. The real job of teaching is to weave a fabric of relationship with your ideas and to attach it to so many points of the student's life that it becomes a part of him. The talks are the canopy of words that spread from the mouth to the ears of the student. But the actual transaction of Truth takes place under this auspicious roof of words: between the hearts of the teacher and the taught. Swami Chinmayananda
It is said, "Learn from Nature; her secret is patience." Instead of condemning yourself, patiently turn your attention toward the Lord; this is the secret of developing divine qualities. Swami Tejomayananda
Contentment is good, but it is not good to be content with one's spiritual practices. We are often satisfied with our spiritual progress, but our greed for worldly possessions is insatiable; this is where contentment is a vice. We should have very few physical needs and put most of our effort into spiritual matters. Swami Tejomayananda
Yes, God is motionless, because there isn't any place where He is not. When a child is sitting in his mother's lap, he can cry for a million things, but he cannot cry for his mother to come. We are all in the lap of the infinite Truth. It is nearer than your own eyelashes. There is no distance between you and It. Swami Tejomayananda
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