Yogic Quotes & Thoughts To Live By

Yogi Bhajan

We meditate so that our minds can be sharp and alert. We chant mantras so that your souls may be ignited like candles. We walk in the light of this beauty.

Chanting mantras is a way of energetically re-attuning ourselves to our true gifts & purpose.

Everybody is a candle, true. But everybody is not lit.

If you are willing to look at another person’s behaviour toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all.

Within us lives the most calm, serene lake of wisdom, the most beautiful, powerful pond of kindness, compassion and clarity. Let us understand and let us dive into it within ourselves.

Religion, as it has been known, has become absolutely obsolete. In the past 5000 years religion has been teaching you to redeem your soul. The soul is already redeemed. What you should redeem is your being not true to your words, not true to your commitment, not true to your character. That’s what you should redeem.

The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful – great and full – that you are alive, and you enjoy it.

Achieving wellness requires balancing the various aspects of the whole person. These aspects are physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

All therapies and all health and all knowledge is going to be absolutely obsolete. People need immediately self-exalted experience. And that’s what all essence of human life is.

Actually yoga does not mean that you have to hassle and you have to do something and you have to do this and that. Yoga means get into the grip of things, let it happen, things may happen, automatic change may come, gradually you keep on practicing and ultimately your whole personality, your attitude and everything gets changed, period, that’s it. That’s the way it is. ~ February 17, 1972, Los Angeles, California.

In the Age of Aquarius (which is now!), the Dharma of a person shall be to reach out. Reach out to help. Reach out to share smiles. Reach out to hear each other. Reach out to every person without judgement. It should be a quantum leap in the consciousness where a person will honor himself. That is calling. From a stone, from a tree, from a person, from a bird. All that is God. When anything calls on you, answer it with strength and grace, that is Dharma.”

What is a meditative mind? With all the pressure on your mind of this whole world, you keep yourself calm.”

No, I tell you today and I will tell you tomorrow and I will tell you everyday, it is you and your discipline, you have only one friend, you and your discipline which will give you all what you need, rest is all promises.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda” insisted that we be divine warriors. That is what sadhana means that we become divine warriors, ready to face any trial that comes to us with indomitable will, indomitable determination, saying: ‘Lord, You have allowed this circumstance to come to me…. Teach me; show me what I am to learn from it …I will overcome, by using that soul force with which You have endowed me that divine understanding and discrimination and love, that faith which tells me that You are ever by my side and within me as the very power which moves this body and mind and spirit.’

“If you keep on with your spiritual efforts, practicing regularly the sadhana our Guru has taught, you will see that you are becoming a divine warrior, one who is supremely victorious in life. May God and Guru bring each one of you to that victory. Jai Guru!” ~ Sri Mrinalini Mata ~

Your mind should continually whisper: ‘Night and day I look for Thee, night and day’. That is the philosophy of life by which you should live. ~

I relax and cast aside all mental burdens, allowing God to express through me His perfect love, peace, and wisdom.

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Friendship is God’s love shining through the eyes of your loved ones, calling you home to drink His nectar of all selfishness-dissolving unity. Friendship is God’s trumpet call, bidding the soul to destroy the partitions that separate it from other souls and from Him. True friendship unites two souls so completely that they reflect the unity of Spirit.

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When true friendship exists between two souls and they seek spiritual love and God’s love together, when their only wish is to be of service to each other, their friendship produces the flame of Spirit. Through perfected divine friendship, mutually seeking spiritual perfection, you will find the one Great Friend.

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“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired…. Sincere words or affirmations repeated understandingly, feelingly, and willingly are sure to move the Omnipresent Cosmic Vibratory Force to render aid in your difficulty. Appeal to that Power with infinite confidence, casting out all doubt; otherwise the arrow of your attention will be deflected from its mark.

“After you have sown in the soil of Cosmic Consciousness your vibratory prayer-seed, do not pluck it out frequently to see whether or not it has germinated. Give the divine forces a chance to work uninterruptedly.” ~

The person who meditates and always holds to the after effects of meditation throughout the day is the one who quickly approaches to Godliness and Cosmic Consciousness. There are thousands of persons who are material. Their movements are of materiality. They are matter in motion. Do not be like them. Cultivate inner calmness and poise.

Rumi

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with their heart & soul. There is no such thing as separation.

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.

Your heart & my heart are very, very old friends.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?

Other spritual quotes

God prayed for us to come here, we have no clue about the magnitude of our destiny.

We need to be in alignment with God’s prayer for us. We are the answer to God’s prayer.

Don’t pray for specifics, it limits the result.

Pray, then be open.

~ Nirinjin Kaur Khalsa