Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.
Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers.
In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything.
.. even when you can not foresee the outcome.
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.
Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.
According to this law [the law of Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world--and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
To think is to practice brain chemistry.
Perceptual reality is different for different species.
In certain species it is a mode of observation, so what we call scientific fact is actually not ultimate truth, it is perceptual experience, and it's a mode of observation.
Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you're flexible, when you're spontaneous, when you're detached, when you're easy on yourself and easy on others.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
From a scientist's perspective, to understand everything that you need to know about human beings, you only have to tinker with all the mechanical parts of genes and the brain until there are no more secrets left.
Being more aware creates responsibility.
What does responsibility mean? It means the ability to respond. The more conscious you are in your ability to respond, the more creative you'll be.
In a person's career, well, if you're process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you're more likely to be success. I often say 'pursue excellence, ignore success.' Success is a by-product of excellence.
In India, you're taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.
Your conscious brain cannot multitask.
If I'm speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I'm doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
I feel genius in great works of art. I have seen medical cures that science can't explain, some seemingly triggered by faith. The same is true of millions of other people.
I have all the time in the world. I am in touch with the timeless. I am surrounded by infinity. When I think like that, it doesn't mean I'm going to miss my train, it just means that I'm not thinking about it right now because I'm speaking to you.
Dynamic activity and deep rest of the mind are complementary to each other.
Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
I am here to serve. I am here to inspire, I am here to love. I am here to live my truth.
I was always interested in going deeply into the life of the Prophet.
In every conversation I've had - with housewives in Mumbai, with middle-class people, upper-class, in the slums - everyone says there is an underlying consciousness of karma. That people believe in karma - that what you're putting out is going to come back. If I do something to you, the energy of it is going to come back to me in the future.
Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.
Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.
The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.
Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system.
Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It's conscious.
All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.
For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it's a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.
The masculine energy was about survival.
The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.
A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.
Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.
We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution.
I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions.
Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?
A verse from the Veda says, 'What you see, you become.
' In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are. This is a quite literal statement.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer.
We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.
Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.