Showing posts with label yoga quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yoga quotes. Show all posts

14 May 2013

Restless mind

However often the restless mind may break loose and wander, he should rein it in and constantly bring it back to the self.
Bhagavad Gita

01 April 2011

Patanjali Yoga sutra

The yoga sutra of Patanjali

Book Two Sadhana Pada:
"The Seer is nothing but the power of seeing which, although pure, appears to see through the mind."

Through yogic thinking we can see the entire humanity as our own. we can embrace all without any exceptions. Even the worst sinner will be loved by us because we ourselves were once sinners. Todays sinner is tomorrows saint. We will never criticize a sinner if we realize that we were once in the same boat. Instead, we can give the so-called sinner a helping hand. if a baby dirties its diaper, you dont criticize it. If you wish to criticize it you have no business being with child.

So yoga helps in every aspect of our lives, from the White House to the out house. It is not something to be experienced only after 60 years of practice, but something that can benefit everyone now.

A translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

I really like this translation of a Sutra. It enables me to understand in practical terms the meaning of "non-judgement" and "letting go" and is a great reminder to practice it now, when I feel aggrieved by someone else's behaviour.

24 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile. No matter how busy you are, don't rush enounters with co-workers, family and friends. Speak softly. Listen attentively. Act as if every conversation you have is the most important thing on your mind today. Look your children and your partner in the eyes when they talk to you. Stroke the cat, caress the dog. Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day.
Sarah Ban Breathnach (Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy)

23 March 2011

22 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you're going to miss in the years ahead.
Author unknown

20 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

To be at peace in any endeavour, we must release our need to control the outcome.
Diane Dreher (The Tao of Inner Peace)

19 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and verities of existence.The bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. And yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today - well lived - makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Sanskrit proverb

18 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

One of the most responsible things you can do as an adult is to become more of a child.
Dr Wayne W Dyer

13 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

To see the world in a grain of sand and Heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

12 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Betty Smith, novelist

11 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night: to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring ... these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
John Burroughs, naturalist

10 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Albert Einstein

09 March 2011

Quote of the day ...

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.
Eileen Caddy