“Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached.” ― Swami Vivekananda
“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.” ― Swami Vivekananda
“I shall go to the mosque of the Mohammedan; I shall enter the Christian church and kneel before the crucifix; I shall enter the Buddhist temple, where I shall take refuge in Buddha and his Law. I shall go into the forest and sit down in meditation with the Hindu, who is trying to see the Light which enters the heart of everyone. Not only shall I do all these, but I shall keep my heart open to all that may come in the future....
“Quotations there have been, in superabundance. But what original commentary can you supply, from the uniqueness of your particular life? What holy text have you absorbed and made your own? In what ways have these timeless truths renovated your nature? Are you content to be a hollow victrola, mechanically repeating the words of other men?” Sri Yukteswar Giri
Happy Shankara Jayanti! “Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized” Om.
I recently bought a book and this phrase came as a bookmark :) “Ignorance will be reduced to ashes in the incandescent blaze of knowledge.” -Bhagwad Gita It is a slight adaptation of BG 4.37 but I like it a lot
“Men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves, to higher things — and to the Highest.” Ramana Maharshi & Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized.” Adi Shankara
The Core Teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj - from ‘The Essential Nisargadatta’ Along with the knowledge ‘I am’ appears space and the world. When the knowledge ‘I am’ departs the world is liquidated. Appearance and disappearance, birth and death these are qualities of ‘I am’, they do not belong to you, the Absolute. Catch hold of the knowledge ‘I am’ in meditation and the realization will occur that ‘I’, the Absolute, am not the quality ‘I am’....
“Atman is realised with mind devoid of thoughts and turned inward. Then the mind sees its own source and becomes That. It is not as the subject perceiving an object.” Talk 99 Ramana Maharshi
“To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.” BG 4:8
“Nor at any time indeed was I not, nor thou, nor these rulers of men, nor verily shall we ever cease to be hereafter.” Ref: BG 2.12
“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.” BG 10.8
“I am transcendental to the perishable world of matter, and even to the imperishable soul; hence I am celebrated, both in the Vedas and the Smṛitis, as the Supreme Divine Personality.” BG 15:18
“To the soul who is aspiring for perfection in Yog, work without attachment is said to be the means; to the sage who is already elevated in Yog, tranquility in meditation is said to be the means.” BG 6:3