Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ramana Maharshi Quote

Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
-- Ramana Maharshi, (1879-1950), South Indian mystic

Ramana Maharshi is widely acknowledged as being one of the outstanding Indian Gurus of modern times. He was born in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, named Venkataraman Iyer. At the age of sixteen, Venkataraman became enlightened.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sadhu Vaswani - Wise Words

I don't want you to get a vision of God with closed eyes. I would rather have you see God with open eyes in all that is around you, in all men and creatures, in every atom of an atom.

Intuition or inward experience alone could apprehend Truth – the one Reality referred to as Wisdom, as Light, as Beauty, as Love Divine.

Intuition is the inner sense, the spiritual sense – as distinguished from the physical senses.

Sunset is only an appearance, for what is sunset here is sunrise elsewhere. In reality, the sun never sets. Likewise, there is no death, death is only an illusion, an appearance. For death here is birth elsewhere.

SHB Quote Feb 25, 2013

''Everything in life is perfect'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 23, 2013

''Your surroundings reflect who you are, clean, happy and simple, should be who you are'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi - On The Mind

The mind is in itself the cause for one's happiness and misery. That mind which is possessed of wisdom, manliness and cheer is a friend, while that which is otherwise is a foe.  The mind that is sullied by the passions of attachment and hatred gives rise to misery and several other painful experiences. Hence one should wash off these impurities of the mind with one's own wisdom and manliness and make it crystal pure.  

To get rid of human misery, it is the mind and not God that is to be pleased. Without purity of mind no salvation is possible.  Motionlessness of the mind is itself salvation, while its motion is worldly bondage. Get the mind absorbed in itself and it will then merge in ecstatic Bliss. That is indeed the cessation of all misery and the attainment of final beatitude.   - Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi (1852 – 1929) Source – Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi and His selected workds by P. V. Gopalakrishnan.

Friday, February 22, 2013

SimpleHinduBhai Quote Feb 22, 2013

''Our Divine Love is that eternal God (Brahman), there was never a beginning, ending or middle'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Quote

We cannot blame karma for every illness or mishap. Sant Darshan Singh Ji, when asked how we can distinguish whether an illness is due to karma or not, once gave this general guideline: "If despite all your efforts to maintain health, an illness or accident seems to come out of the blue with no obvious cause, then take it as a karma that has to be paid. But if it is due to breaking the law of nature, nature will exact her price."
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

Thursday, February 21, 2013

An Old Hindu Legend - Divinity and its Location

There was once a time when all human beings were Gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found. Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the Gods to help him decide. "Let's bury it deep in the Earth, " offered the Gods. But Brahma answered, "No, that will not do, because humans will dig into the Earth and find it." Then the Gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Brahma responded, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it." Then the Gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Brahma replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity." Then the Gods gave up and lamented, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on Earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach." Brahma thought for a long time and then proffered, "Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there." All the Gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the Earth, digging, diving, climbing and exploring--searching for something already within themselves.
-- An old Hindu legend

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 19, 2013

''We are all connected, therefore, the good or bad you do to me is given back to you by the divine justice system.'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj Quote

What is truthfulness? When your heart, brain and tongue agree. That is truthfulness.
- Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj

Friday, February 15, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 15, 2013

''We meet and then leave and then meet again, thats life, thats the universe'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Thursday, February 14, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 14, 2013

''Love for God can be found in the love for humans, animals and other earthly things. Love all with God in your heart.'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 12, 2013

''You are born, you live, then you die. These three time frames should have the same meaning as you changing your clothes in the morning, evening and at night'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 9, 2013

''The thought of action is enough to turn the tides of the most impossible task'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 7, 2013

''Believing is one thing, knowing is another. Know your mantras, prayers, words, and thoughts contain the power of God and you will see results'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Swami Vivekananda Quote

Oh, if you only knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man.
-- Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

Monday, February 4, 2013

SHB Quote Feb 4, 2013

''Om Vakratundaya Hum, Lord Ganesh's divine power will come to you fast'' - SimpleHinduBhai

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Quote: Anandamayi Ma

To say "through silence He is realized" is not correct, because Supreme Knowledge does not come "through" anything. Supreme Knowledge reveals Itself.
-- Anandamayi Ma

Friday, February 1, 2013

Quote: Swami Chidananda (1916-2008), president of Divine Life Society

''The sages, being filled with universal love for all beings, did not want to keep their enlightenment to themselves. They declared to all: "O mortals, striving and struggling upon this Earth plane, weeping, wailing, buffeted by the vicissitudes of life: we have come upon a great discovery. There is something beyond these appearances, these vanishing names and forms that go to make up this universe. There is something beyond, which is the very source and support of all these objects of the phenomenal world. Why do you search in vain for happiness outside? Come, come, happiness resides within."
-- Swami Chidananda (1916-2008), president of Divine Life Society 

SHB Quote Feb 1, 2013

''Never want or need, know that the all mighty power that is within will provide'' - SimpleHinduBhai