Daily Inspiration – Nonviolence +


Daily Inspiration

Nonviolence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), American inventor

 

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A millennium before Europeans were willing to divest themselves of the Biblical idea that the world was a few thousand years old, the Mayans were thinking of millions and the Hindus billions. Carl Sagan (1934-1996), astrophysicist and author of Cosmos

 

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Remember, when you find yourself arguing with a fool, he is doing the same thing. Anonymous

 

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The three most important things you need to learn in life are counting and speling.

 

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others! Nelson Mandella at his 1994 inaugural address

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Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. A Japanese Proverb

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One party says thought is caused by matter, and the other says matter is caused by thought. Both statements are wrong; matter and thought are coexistent. There is a third something of which both matter and thought are products. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

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There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence within our mind. It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. Let one’s mind and one’s subtle body rest upon that and not rest on anything else. Maitri Upanishad

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Any event has an endless past and an endless future, it is never-ending and nowhere-ending. This tantalizing endlessness (aka anant in Sanskrit) which marks it as unreal invites the soul to press on to the Absolute. Dr. Sarvapali. Radhakrishnan

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In the midst of great joy do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger do not answer anyone’s letter (or e-mail). Chinese Proverb

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To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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He creates the Universe and then reveals Himself to us and in us. He made Himself manifest. Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scripture

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When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are halfway there. Japanese Proverb

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The presence of God is not limited to the human species, so we must also discern God in other-than-human life forms. These forms must be within the reach of our concern and compassion. Our understanding of God grows as we learn to recognize God’s presence in them. Anatanand Rambachan, professor of religion

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Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. Dennis Wholey

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Why does a vignani (enlightened scientific person) keep an attitude of love toward God? The answer is that ‘I-consciousness’ persists. It disappears in the state of samadhi (deep meditation), no doubt, but it comes back. In the case of ordinary people the ‘I’ never disappears. You may cut down the ashwattha tree, but the next day sprouts shoot up.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886), guru of Swami Vivekananda

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It is far easier to conquer others than to conquer oneself, because the former can be attained by recourse to outside means, while the latter can be achieved only with one’s own mind. Mahatma Gandhi(1869-1948)

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I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone. Mira Bai (1500-1550), princess of Rajasthan, Northwest India, a saint celebrated for her lyrical poetry dedicated to Krishna

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Religious worship is not directed to images in themselves, considered as mere things, but under their distinctive aspect as images leading us on to God incarnate. The movement toward the image does not terminate in it as image, but tends toward that whose image it is. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Catholic philosopher, theologian

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Blessed is he who finds happiness in his own foolishness. For he will always be happy. Chinese saying

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The test of a man is how much he can bear and how much he can share and how soon he confesses a mistake and makes amends for it. Dada J.P. Vaswani

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Good school discipline should be instilled through the mind, not the behind. Robert E. Fathman, Ph.D. President, National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools

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The only real valuable thing is intuition. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself. Chief Tecumseh, (1768-1813), one of the greatest leaders of the Shawnee American Indians

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Hindu Dharma is like a boundless ocean teeming with priceless gems. The deeper you dive, the more treasures you find. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Youth are blamed for being careless and useless, but in reality I feel that they are cared for less and are used less, and as a result the costliest resources of the society are getting wasted. Brahmachari Atma Chaitanya of Chinmaya Mission, Kerala

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In my opinion the Sanskrit text Satyam bruyat priyam bruyat, Na bruyat satyamapriyam means that one should speak the truth in gentle language. One had better not speak it if one cannot do so in a gentle way, meaning thereby that there is no truth in a man who cannot control his tongue.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)  to be continued ……

 

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