When a person of the Way encounters all kinds of painful or pleasant, agreeable or disagreeable situations, their mind is not pushed around. - Pai Chang
Whatever helps us to manifest our divinity, we embrace; whatever pulls us away from that ideal, we avoid. - Pravrajika Vrajaprana
Whatever we want to do is in our hands now. - Jampa Tegchok
Become acquainted with your mind. Get to know it. Are you prone to impatience and anger? Do you compare yourself to others? Are you highly self-critical? Do you react emotionally, explosively? Are you a person who transitions from trauma to drama rapidly? Do small life ripples trigger larger waves? It’s always a wise practice to spend some become aware of your mental patterns and conditioned responses. Once you know your mind and how it operates, only then can you manage it and shape into a skillful tool for living. The end result for you will be a happier, more peaceful life. -VMP
Yoga is a tool that will help you banish fear and the fear of fear. - Desmond Dunne
The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They're not the Way.
Yoga prevents the premature grey in your hair, the ugly wrinkles in your face. It tightens those sagging muscles that give you that 'tired look.' It puts new a zest in your appetite, brings back the sparkle in your eyes - gives that wonderful sensation of feeling 'fit as a fiddle'. - Desmond Dunne
Integrate the smile into your life, smiling all the time, smiling each and every moment. By smiling you relax your heart and mind. Smiling softens and opens you. - Guo Jun
We must admit that very often we are afraid or ashamed to look at our own minds. So we prefer to avoid it. - Walpola Rahula
Why do some men become wiser and kinder as they age while others become insensitive and indifferent? Why do some women develop the capacity to creatively deal with adversity while others give up and collapse. Why do some people continuously experience increasing joy and happiness while others become more anxious, stressed and unhappy?
The difference has to do with inner flourishing, the ability some have to elevate and deepen their lives along with the lives of others. Inner flourishing can look like this: in moments of trouble it appears as courage; in times of prosperity if shows up as generosity; in the suffering of others, it emerges as compassion. - VMP
Victor M. Parachin ...is a
Vedic educator, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of a dozen books. Buy his books at amazon or your local bookstore.