Silently hear everyone. Accept what is good. Reject and forget what is not. This is intelligent living.

— Chinmayananda Saraswati

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Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket


Children are not vessels to be filled but lamps to be lit.


Leave aside your regrets of the past and anxieties of the future And focus intelligently on the present. This is the best way of ensuring a positive future.


To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness.


The Present is the womb of the future.

A greater future happiness can be had only by investing in the present correctly. Look after the present and the future will look after itself.


Love is a consistent passion to give, not a meek persistent hope to receive.

The only demand of life is the privilege to love all.


Tranquility is the Truth, Truth is beauty beauty is happiness and bliss is divine


Never complain, about the number of hours you have put in, to do a job, Your nobility must estimate how much of you Was put into each hour of your daily work


Prayer,in its truest sense,is an attempt to invoke the mightier potential that is already in us,through mental integration.


The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts.


The really poor man is not the one who lacks money, but the one who lacks the joy of the heart.


In all adversities there is always in its depth, a treasure of spiritual blessings secretly hidden.


About Chinmayananda Saraswati

Quotes 31 sayings
Profession Spiritual leader
Birthday May 8, 1916

The future is carved out of the present moment.

Tomorrow's harvest depends upon today's ploughing and sowing.


Both renunciation of action and the performance of action lead to Nirvana (Liberation); but these performance of action is superior to renunciation of action. The action of today becomes the destiny of tomorrow.


But the self-controlled man, moving among objects, with his senses under restraint, and free from both attraction and repulsion, attains peace.


If you want to prove yourself to God, improve yourself.

Words of guidance are so simple, yet so deep - anybody can win, if he be the soul entry. Unfortunately, in every field, there are so many entries and so to win , one has to cultivate excellence.


As the thoughts so the mind. If thoughts are good, mind is good. If thoughts are bad, the mind is called bad.


Without sattva you can never reach the Supreme.

Wherever you are, in whatever station, from there you have to reach sattva in varying degrees because tamas will be reduced only when the mind's agitations, vikshepas are quietened. As agitations quieten, sattva increases slowly.


By unswerving devotion to Me, a man crosses over three Gunas - I am the Abode of Brahman, Eternal and Immutable, of everlasting Dharma and Absolute Bliss.


The results of action depends upon the very quality of the action.


What we have is a gift from Him. What we do with what we have is our gift to him


Remember, 'Even this will pass away.'


He who submits to discipline is a DISCIPLE.


Presently we have to train our unconscious to function better.

Then we can depend upon our instincts, that will be noble instincts. At this moment, our instincts are very impure. When we have practiced for a long time, living the higher values of life and following the instructions of great masters or the Scriptures, that is when you have trained your unconscious. Then when a situation comes, you can to an extent, depend on your inner voice.


The spirit of advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything


Expose yourself to aloneness. When a person is left alone, he starts thinking of higher reality - about death, life, soul, God and the mystery of all.


Happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get.


Man can change his destiny-not by wishing for it, but by working for it.


Taste goodness before you recommend it.


The real guru is the pure intellect within; and the purified, deeply aspiring mind is the disciple.