“If you are seeking liberation, my son, shun the objects of the senses like poison. Practise tolerance, sincerity, compassion, contentment and truthfulness like nectar.” Ashṭāvakra Gita
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
Om Bhadram Karnebhih Shrnuyama Devah Shanti Mantra ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः । भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः । स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवागँसस्तनूभिः । व्यशेम देवहितं यदायूः । स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः । स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः । स्वस्ति नस्ताक्षर्यो अरिष्टनेमिः । स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om Bhadram Karnnebhih Shrnnuyaama Devaah | Bhadram Pashyema-Akssabhir-Yajatraah | Sthirair-Anggais-Tussttuvaamsas-Tanuubhih | Vyashema Devahitam Yad-Aayuh | Svasti Na Indro Vrddha-Shravaah | Svasti Nah Puussaa Vishva-Vedaah | Svasti Nas-Taakssaryo Arisstta-Nemih | Svasti No Vrhaspatir-Dadhaatu || Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || Translation Aum!...
“Before knowing God you must first know yourself.” How is it even possible that the creator of this entire universe is subject to the knowledge of “I” first? You can’t know God if you are not aware of yourself. Everything else is just an object but you, the seer, are not. While the seen may be there or not it’s just subject to you being aware of yourself. In this regard, an Apple is comparable to the concept of God: both of them comes after you are aware of yourself....
“Men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves, to higher things — and to the Highest.” Ramana Maharshi & Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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“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
Practice Of Bhakti Yoga by Sivananda Saraswati Link: eBook here
“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