3 Days 3 Quotes Round 4, Day 3!

Then Yajnavalkya said: Verily, not for the sake of the husband, my dear, is the husband loved, but he is loved for the sake of the self which, in its true nature, is one with the Supreme Self. Verily, not for the sake of the wife, my dear, is the wife loved, but she is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the sons, my dear, are the sons loved, hut they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of wealth, my dear, is wealth loved, but it is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the brahmin, my dear, is the brahmin loved, but he is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the kshatriya, my dear, is the kshatriya loved, but he is loved for the sake of the self.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad II, IV-Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (I), 5

Verily, not for the sake of the worlds, my dear, are the worlds loved, but they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the gods, my dear, are the gods loved, but they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the beings, my dear, are the beings loved, but they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the All, my dear, is the All loved, but it is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, my dear Maitreyi, it is the Self that should be realized-should be heard of, reflected on, and meditated upon. By the realization of the Self, my dear-through hearing, reflection, and meditation-all this is known.

 

 

Vikram at Blogmaniac has nominated me for this challenge. Vikram is a self-made person who has wide array of interests and writes thoughtful and inspirational posts on his blogI recommend you to visit his blog and follow him! Continue reading “3 Days 3 Quotes Round 4, Day 3!”

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3 Days 3 Quotes Round 4, Day 2!

Vikram at Blogmaniac has nominated me for this challenge. Vikram is a self-made person who has wide array of interests and writes thoughtful and inspirational posts on his blogI recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

  • Post three consecutive days.
  • You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  • Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I take quotes by Adi Shankaracharya

 

 

 

 

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3 Days 3 Quotes Round 3, Day 3!

David at  Chape Personal Trainer is such a wonderful friend. We have been discussing Vedic Astrology for sometime now and he said that he likes to read the quotes I share. I am so thankful for his kind words. It’s no secret that our horoscopes have many similarities and that is why when I read about him in an award post I thought he is so much like me! Later on, as I observed his horoscope I found that we indeed had many similarities in charts too! He is a very decent friend and I recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I take quotes by Einstein 

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3 Days 3 Quotes, Round 2, Day 2!

Vincent Wambua has nominated me for this challenge.Vincent is an inspiring blogger. He writes beautiful poetry and shares ideas which help you achieve success. I recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

 

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

 

Today I am choosing  Buddha‘s quotes:

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge, Day-3!

David of Chape Personal Trainer has nominated me for this challenge. David is a very friendly blogger and we have many similarities. He is a very decent friend and I recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

 

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I am choosing  Osho‘s quotes:

My Nominees Are:

  1. Follow The Tumble Lees!
  2. Being Me Presently.
  3. A Wandering Soul.

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge, Day-2!

David of Chape Personal Trainer has nominated me for this challenge. David is a very friendly blogger and we have many similarities. He is a very decent friend and I recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

 

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I am choosing  Ravishankar’s quotes:

Today’s Nominees:

Meg Sorick Writes Better Than She Dresses

Catching My Drift!

My Life Voyages

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge-Day-1

David of Chape Personal Trainer has nominated me for this challenge. David is a very friendly blogger and we have many similarities. He is a very decent friend and I recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I am choosing Krishna’s quotes:

My Nominees Today Are…

Mind And Life Matters

Music Smells Like Noise

wannatalkavenscent 

Absolute Power Doesn’t Corrupt!

Ad Men Are Bad Men!

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902)

I have had many discussions on this intriguing quote. This quote, in a way is an admission by John Acton himself that he was a bad man. Because he was a great man and he was a Baron!

Can we say that ‘almost always’ bit might give leeway for Buddhas, Jesuses, Laotzus and Gandhis? Or were they all bad men? I don’t know. You can figure it out for yourself and every conclusion is equally valid a conclusion.

Absolute Power!

Hindus are worship Shakti(Power) this week. Is it a worship in the manner dictators, monarchs, politicians and power hungry people do? No it isn’t that. It’s worshipping the absolute power in a symbolic form. In form of a goddess. This power is the power behind the creation. The power which runs this universe and infinite such universes. It’s known by names like Maya, Creatrix, Kundalini, Nature and Kali. It’s the power of love. It’s not different from God. God and Shakti are one. The power can never be different from its possessor–especially the primordial power. This very power keeps souls deluded and when God graces someone–it helps them break free from the quagmire of illusions. Continue reading “Absolute Power Doesn’t Corrupt!”

Mystery of mysteries!

Tao Te Ching 1

The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name
The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth
The named is the mother of myriad things
Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence
Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations
These two emerge together but differ in name
The unity is said to be the mystery
Mystery of mysteries, the door to all wonders

Tao Te Ching is a unique book in the history of mankind. It’s not a collection of religious tenets but mysticism; undiluted, unfathomable and soothing. There are debates about its authorship but popularly it’s believed to have been written by Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu was a peculiar mystic in China in 3000 B.C. The story behind the creation of Tao Te Ching is also very amusing. It’s said that Lao Tzu stayed in the womb of his mother for 32 years. Some accounts say even more. He was born with full-grown beard and teeth and so on.

Lao Tzu became very popular in his vicinity despite being reticent, because his enlightenment was perfect. When great philosopher Confucius heard about him and wanted to meet him he found no match in him and despite his reputation he surrendered to Lao Tzu. It is said that upon exiting Lao Tzu’s humble abode Confucius was dumbfounded and said that he was the most dangerous man.

After a few years Lao Tzu became so troubled by people who kept coming with problems that he decided to leave the country. When he was crossing the border in the wee hours of morning, the toll tax officer recognized him and asked why he was fleeing. Lao Tzu told him the truth and officer asked him to pay the toll. Lao Tzu had no possessions so he soldier requested him to write down his teachings and thus these 81 gems of verses were born. Continue reading “Mystery of mysteries!”

Rumi Quotes on Love and Life!

I love this video with Rumi quotes which have a strange mysterious energy with them. The music and images are also very lovely and I hope you would like watching it. The length is about six and a half minutes.

Some quotes from this video: