Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.— Dalai Lama
Provocative Yoga Meditation quotations
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot.
When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
Do your practice and all is coming.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience.
Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas.
Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day
Have only love in your heart for others.
The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others.
You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it.
Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you.
When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization.
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.
Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.
Sahaja Yoga is the spontaneous union of the individual consciousness with the All-Pervading Divine Power.
All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.
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.
Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs.
One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer, Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.
No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.
You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the power that created you.
Yes, flexibility of body and physical perfection for Yogasana is important.
However more important is the state of your mind, Meditative mind. Your flexibility might be excellent but if your mind is not attentive, you are merely doing some physical exercise, not Yoga.
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Meditation depends upon the strength of mind.
It must be unceasing even when one is engaged in work. Particular time for it is meant for novices.
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.
There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that's a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy.
Meditation is sticking to one thought.
That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its weakness; by constant meditation it gains strength.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
No yoga exercise, no meditation in a chapel filled with music will rid you of your blues better than the humble task of making your own bread.