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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As long as you think of your real self as the person you are, then of course you're going to be fearful of death. But what is a person? A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. You know, the two-year-old dies before the three-year-old shows up, the three-year-old dies before the teenager shows up.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
To think is to practice brain chemistry.
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.
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.
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
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 am here to serve. I am here to inspire, I am here to love. I am here to live my truth.
Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.
There is no separation between mind and body... Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.
Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.
When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people's attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being.
I've worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it's awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.
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.
Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.
In India, you're taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.
Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.
I was always interested in going deeply into the life of the Prophet.
So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that's just silly.
I grew up with a lot of Muslim friends, and the whole idea of revelation has been a lifelong interest of mine.
Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times.
His story is full of adventure, intrigue, betrayal.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
I like Muhammad a lot, because he's like us more than anybody else.
Jesus is just so exalted, and Buddha is just so exalted, it's almost beyond our reach.
Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all.
I've always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life.
What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
The fear of death comes from limited awareness.
Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.
Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.
Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.
Well-being changes as we move through life, which is why a child's version of it cannot be the same as an old person's.
The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality.
All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths.
When one of these is overturned, there's an initial gasp, soon followed by a rush of exhilaration.
We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
In moments of transcendence, when time stands still, your biological clock will stop. The spirit is that domain of our awareness where there is no time.
I dislike the word 'self-help.' Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help.
Victims always feel alone and helpless.
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.
We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.
Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists; the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking.
Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.