Buddha speaks Wisdom

Sri-Lanka-Buddha“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

“The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm.”

“Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.”

“The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it.”

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

“From a withered tree, a flower blooms”

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

“Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those that a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. ”

“Not merely by rules of conduct and religious observances, nor by much learning either, nor even by attainment of concentration, nor by sleeping alone, do I reach the happiness of freedom, to which no worldlings attain. If you have not put an end to compulsions, nurse your faith”

Gautama Buddha

Siva Yogaswami speaks of life

Yogaswami_ASIf you want to commit suicide, one pin is sufficient. Similarly, in order to improve oneself, much study is not necessary.

You can go to the top by climbing up step by step. But exceptionally there are some who, with the help of Sruitis, the guru, and their own understanding and experience, can fly like birds.

 Don’t do things in order to please others.

We must demolish the fortress that we ourselves have built.

The railway engine pulls many coaches. Can it do so if it runs off the track? No. Great people have shown the path. We must follow it.

When you see the mountain you do not see the trees. When you see the trees
you do not see the mountain.

Very few have understood the teachings of Buddha.

Try to remain without taking any furthur births.

What is there to study? Man is mad.

The lotus is highly esteemed, even though it grows out of mud. Similarly,
knowers of the Self can be found anywhere.

On the highest level, where is the guru? Where is the disciple? Everything is
Brahman.

With one hand you must take hold of God, with the other you must hold on to
the world.

Satguru Siva Yogaswami

Buddha speaks of struggle

Sri-Lanka-Buddha
“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”

“She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.”

“The greatest prayer is patience.”

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”

“There are no chains like hate…dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.”

“The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.”

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

“one moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world”

Gautama Buddha

What is actual YOGA?

swami sivananda

Yoga does not consist in sitting cross-legged for six hours or stopping the beatings of the heart or getting oneself buried underneath the ground for a week or a month. These are all physical feats only. Indeed yoga transmutes the unregenerate nature and increases energy, vitality, vigor, and bestows longevity and a high standard of health. Most importantly yoga is the science that teaches you the method of uniting the individual will with the Cosmic Will. 

Yoga is integration between thoughts, words and deeds, or integration between head, heart and hands.

Swami Sivananda

Siva Yogaswami speaks of work

yogaswami

Enough of learning!

Remain separate like the five fingers. but when there is work to do, co-operate
in doing it like the hand.

How foolish it is to judge a man by one bad quality, ignoring all his other good
qualities.

Whatever work you have to do, do it well. That in itself is yoga.

Wisdom will come, if you do your duty well.

Because of worldliness the light in the faces of the young has become less
bright nowadays.

Lord Jesus Christ has said: “Don’t suffer for my sake. Work hard for your own
emancipation.” Without improving yourself, what is the use of doing service to
me?

Siva Yogaswami

Buddha Speaks of Love, Anger & Joy

Gautama-Buddha“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” 

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”

“A man asked Gautama Buddha, “I want happiness.”
Buddha said, “First remove “I,” that’s Ego, then remove “want,” that’s Desire.
See now you are left with only “Happiness.”

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

“a dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. a man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. ”

“Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.”

“He is able who thinks he is able.”

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. ”

Gautama Buddha

Wisdom of Siva Yogaswami

ys-meditating
You are your own friend and your own enemy.

You must work, but remain as if you have done no work.

Happiness and sorrow are twins.

Everything should be done in moderation.

Let happiness and sorrow come and go like the clouds.

Do not think of what things you may need tomorrow.

You must not come to the conclusion that there are no stars, because you are
unable to see stars in the daytime.

What is the use of going on pilgrimage if you do not improve yourself?

I am the ruler of the body. I must see that no other wicked king usurps my
throne.

You lack nothing. The only thing you lack is that you do not know who you are.

It is not possible to straighten the kink in a dog’s tail. Let us improve ourselves
instead of trying to improve the world.

Siva Yogaswami

Buddha Speaks of Life

Gautama-Buddha“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”

“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself,
No one can purify another.”

“Meditate.
Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!
Shine”

“NOTHING IS FOREVER EXCEPT CHANGE.”

Gautama Buddha