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Swami Sivananda
September 8, 1887 - July 14, 1963
Nationality: Indian
Category: Philosopher

Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

   

Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination.

   

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.

   

It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.

   

Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.

   

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate.

   

The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.

   

Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.

   

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!

   

Today is you own. Tomorrow perchance may never come.

   

Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.

   

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.

   

The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.

   

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.

   

Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation.

   

Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord .

   

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.

   

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

   

Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always 'I am healthily in body and mind'.

   

If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.

   

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