Meditation and Prayer

Christ wasn’t a Christian and Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist and Muhammad wasn’t Muslim.
Presence is needed to become aware of the beauty, the majesty, the sacredness of nature.
Zen masters use the word satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence.
Religion is just a path for finding truth: Religion is not truth. It is just a path. And different people follow different paths.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers.
Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.
Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing. Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time.
Life force enters the body through the agency of an interested, joyous attitude - it doesn't respond to a half-dead will! Learn to perform all your duties with a courageous cheerfulness welling up from within you. Then, as you perform your daily activities, you will see that a flood of vitality will move through all your muscles and through your [continue reading...]
The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. This is the way to success.
Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
The mind is like an elastic band. The more you pull, the more it stretches. The mind-elastic will never break. Every time you feel limitations, close your eyes and say to yourself, 'I am the Infinite,' and you will see what power you have.
When people come to me with a problem, I don’t care what it is — poor health, lack of money, unfulfilling relationships, or stifled creativity—there is only one thing I ever work on, and that is LOVING THE SELF. I find that when we really love and accept and APPROVE OF OURSELVES EXACTLY AS WE ARE, then everything in life works.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha