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

— Sivananda

The most empowering Sivananda quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

Love expects no reward. Love knows no fear. Love Divine gives - does not demand. Love thinks no evil; imputes no motive. To Love is to share and serve.


Cultivate peace first in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of lust, hatred, greed, selfishness, and jealousy. Then only you can manifest it externally. Then only, those who come in contact with you, will be benefited by your vibrations of peace and harmony.


If you do not find peace within, you will not find it anywhere else.

The Goal of Life is the attainment of Peace and not the achievement of power, name, fame and wealth.


Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately.

Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.


Giving is the secret of abundance.


Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.


Every temptation that is resisted, every evil thought that is curbed, every desire that is subdued, every bitter word that is withheld, every noble aspiration that is encouraged, every sublime thought that is cultivated, adds to the development of will-force, good character, and attainment of eternal bliss and immortality.


There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.


You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of yoga.

You can have restful sleep. You can have increased energy, vigour, vitality, longevity, and a high standard of health. You can turn out efficient work within a short space of time. You can have success in every walk of life.


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.


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


Learn to give, give in plenty, give with love, give without any expectation, one does not lose anything by giving, on the other hand you get back a thousand fold.


About Sivananda

Quotes 123 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday September 8, 1887

Ahimsa is not mere negative non-injury.

It is positive, cosmic love. It is the development of a mental attitude in which hatred is replaced by love. Ahimsa is true sacrifice. Ahimsa is forgiveness. Ahimsa is Sakti (power). Ahimsa is true strength.


The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.

Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.


You should always keep your word. All the setbacks in life come only because you don't keep your word.


Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.


Conquer your thoughts and you will conquer the world.


Individual Peace paves the way for world peace.

The attainment of inner calm is the greatest work you can do for humanity.


Why do you read many books? The great book is within your heart.

Open the pages of this inexhaustible book, the source of all knowledge. You will know everything.


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


Make others truly happy as you strive to make yourself happy.

Speak a helpful word. Give a cheering smile. Do a kind act. Serve a little. Wipe the tears of one who is in distress. Render smooth a rough place in another's path. You will feel great joy.


Love beautifies the giver and elevates the receiver.


There is something good in all seeming failures.

You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.


Truth is complete in itself. Truth has a strong foundation in itself. It is bold, it has no fears. It has no limit of space or time. It is a fearless, free bird in the sky. It does not care for status. It is wealth in itself. Truth stands even when there is no public support.


Music is the medium for expressing emotion.

Music kindles love and infuses hope. It has countless voices and instruments. Music is in the hearts of all men and women


Look within. Within you is the hidden God. Within you is the immortal soul. Within you is the inexhaustible spiritual treasure. Within you is the ocean of bliss. Look within for the happiness which you have sought in vain.


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.


Don't fear the darkness if you carry the light within.


A wise person laughs and smiles through the eyes.

. . . The smile and laughter through the eyes influence people tremendously. No energy leaks if you smile through the eyes.


The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Self-realization demands very great struggle.


To make the mind obey you is a spiritual discipline.


Meditation is the royal road to the attainment of freedom, a mysterious ladder that reaches from earth to heaven, darkness to light, mortality to Immortality.


You are not bound. You have got free will. You cannot change the experiences, the results of Prarabdha but you can change your future by right thinking and right action and thus make your will pure and irresistible. You can attain Self-realisatio n with the help of a dynamic will.


A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth.

The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.


Tolerance is a sign of growth on the spiritual path


Never worry about what other people say or think.

Do the right. Have a clear conscience and roam about happily.


To achieve that state of lasting happiness and absolute peace, we must first know how to calm the mind, to concentrate and go beyond the mind. By turning the mind's concentration inward, upon the self, we can deepen that experience of perfect concentration. This is the state of Meditation.


Kind thoughts increase the flow of vital energy into your body and mind.

Do kind acts now. Do not procrastinate. Kindness is like a healing balm. It soothes suffering... Little drops of water make the mighty ocean. Even so, little acts of kindness make an ocean of goodwill.


This world is your body. This world is a great school, This world is your silent teacher.


The language of silence is the language of God, the language of silence is the language of the heart.


Fear is only in duality. Fear is Mind. When you are your Self, there is no fear.


The human intellect has not been able to conceive of anything more noble and sublime in the history of the world than the teachings of the Upanishads.


Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness.


Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind.

This is your duty. Learn to become wise. Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. The real spiritual progress of the meditator is measured by the extent to which they achieve inner tranquility and freedom from desire.


Faith is a belief in the unknown. Faith heals, faith creates, faith works wonders, faith moves mountains. Faith is the searchlight for God-finding.


Your sole purpose in life is to attain God-realization. All else is useless and worthless.


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


Arrogance is a mixture of impertinence, disobedience, indiscipline, rudeness, harshness, and a self-assertive nature.


Man is a bridge between the two worlds - the visible and the invisible.