When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations; your conscious expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great, new and wonderful world.— Patanjali
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There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we may be experiencing suffering.
Where the heart is full of kindness which seeks no injury to another, either in act or thought or wish, this full love creates an atmosphere of harmony, whose benign power touches with healing all who come within its influence. Peace in the heart radiates peace to other hearts, even more surely than contention breeds contention.
Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining it and solving it.
Success is nearest to those whose efforts are intense and sincere.
Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked.
Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.
The longest journey begins with a single step.
If you can control the rising of the mind into ripples, you will experience Yoga.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga.
Asanas bring perfection in body, beauty in form, grace, strength, compactness, and the hardness and brilliance of a diamond.
When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence.
Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.
Sexual activity, and the thoughts and fantasies of sex, use up a great portion of our vital force. When that force is conserved through abstinence, it becomes sublimated as spiritual energy.
The heart and mind can find peace and harmony by contemplating the transcendental nature of the true self as supreme effulgent life.
Just as the pure crystal takes color from the object which is nearest to it, so the mind, when it is cleared of thought-waves, achieves sameness or identity with the object of its concentration.
In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil.
Chanting is one of the most traditional and first Yoga practices.
It helps to open the throat area and is a great way to learn some Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutra.
Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form.
Yoga is mind wave quieting.
It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed.
When there is firm conquest over covetousness, they who have conquered it wake up to the how and why of life.
Perfection in asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.
Sloth is the great enemy -- the inspirer of cowardice, irresolution, self-pitying grief, and trivial, hairsplitting doubts. Sloth may also be a psychological cause of sickness. It is tempting to relax from our duties, take refuge in ill-health and hide under a nice warm blanket.
The wisdom obtained in the higher states of consciousness is different from that obtained by inference and testimony as it refers to particulars.
The activities of the liberated soul transcend the pairs of opposites.
The Yoga of action, leading to union with the soul is fiery aspiration, spiritual reading and devotion to Ishvara.
The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness.
With great respect and love, NOW the blessings of Yoga instruction are offered.
Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give.
Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.
Yoga is a practical method for making one's life purposeful, useful and noble.
For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them, waiting.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence.
When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
Everything is sorrow for the wise.
Here is, in truth, the whole secret of Yoga, the science of the soul.
The active turnings, the strident vibrations, of selfishness, lust and hate are to be stilled by meditation, by letting heart and mind dwell in spiritual life, by lifting up the heart to the strong, silent life above, which rests in the stillness of eternal love, and needs no harsh vibration to convince it of true being.
It is not enough to have intuitions; we must act on them; we must live them.
The way to eliminate ignorance is through steady, focused discrimination between the observer and the world.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds.
Progress is mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest.
Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.