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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
"If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward
"You're writing the story of your life one moment at a time." - Howard Martin
Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself James Allen
There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood. - Deepak Chopra
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. - Dale Carnegie
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away. - Charles Schwab
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. - Unknown
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. - Og Mandino
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve. - Napoleon Hill
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you've made in the past. - Deepak Chopra
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. - James Allen
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. - Buddha
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. - Andre Gide
Our strength grows out of our weakness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man. - Chinese Proverb
What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now. - Buddha
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. - Basho

"Amidst all your cries and laughter let your mind take a moment off, and go still. Look at this moment, this moment alone, and go still." - Swami Veda Bharati
"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." Ernest Holmes
“What is a friend? I will tell you.
It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.” - Frank Crane
Fragile ego can be crushed or swelled with pride depending on the number of people who decide to like or, even better, comment on my posts
A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy. -Pythagoras
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. - Rabindranath Tagore
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. - Rabindranath Tagore
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Rabindranath Tagore
The scriptures say to wake up from the deep sleep of ignorance, remain fully awake, remain conscious, & go on learning. - Swami Rama
If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change ~ John A. Simone, Sr.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ~ Mother Teresa
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace ~ Dalai Lama
Life is like a rose garden - Watch for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy.
Do you wake up in the morning and first thing, centre yourself by looking at your palms together? Thereby have a nice day.
Swami Veda
No one loves a man whom he fears - Aristotle
You cannot depend on your mind when your imagination is out of focus – Mark Twain
I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander state of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won’t.
If one day your life flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching ~ Anonymous
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." --Native American Proverb
Success is getting what you want. Happiness, is wanting what you get. ~ Dale Carnegie

It's a beautiful day! Some people are looking to find a beautiful place and others simply are making a place for them that is beautiful.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Regardless of the shadows that cross the moon to make it appear less than it is, to the moon, it is always full. So it is with us. - Buddha
A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home." Barbara Johnson
They are able because they think they are able. Virgil
God dwells in the heart of all beings, Arjuna. And his mysterious power moves all things. ~ Bhagavad Gita (18:61)
Don't just do something - sit there! ~Author Unknown
A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn ~ (Unknown)
Shiva, ‘Time and Space’ reside within your own consciousness.
I am but a bystander, an observer and a learner.
My Ego cannot rule me unless I allow it to be so!
"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." - John Burroughs.
All things are bound together. All things connect. - Chief Seattle, 1854
Fear makes come true that which one is afraid of... ~ Viktor E. Frankl
Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job ~ Coleman Cox
“Tact is the art of building a fire under people without making their blood boil” Franklin P. Jones
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it ~ Michelangelo
You are God, you are the mind that created all that you perceive.
Is there anything positive to gain in pretending to pray while every act feeds and nurtures the ego? I think not!
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." -Gandhi-


'May your wisdom tree be laden with fruits'
'May the garland you wear never withers'
Swami Veda Bharti (Submitted by Sister Nazima)

"I asked the Jasmine: Why do you keep exuding beauty to adorn the worlds mind? The Jasmine asked me the meaning of the word WHY"
Swami Veda Bharati

Live so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip - anonymous
“True leaders have nothing to hide, even in their private lives. What they do behind closed doors is just as exemplary as what they do in public. They indeed, lead by example” ~ Unknown

"In my heart and yours, lies the seed, and the blossom of love. We only need to acknowledge the existence of both to realize them in our own lives." Jag B Mahadeo

What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us! ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. - Chief Seattle
An enlightened person- by perceiving God in all- looks at a learned person, an outcast, even a cow...elephant, or a dog w/an equal eye~B. Gita
"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius
“Before you start up a ladder, count the rungs.” ~ Yiddish proverb
"Nature has given men one tongue and two ears, that we may hear twice as much as we speak." ~ Epictetus
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." ~ Oscar Wilde
Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.” ~ Native American Proverb
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~ Pablo Picasso
"I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious." ~ Albert Einstein
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~ T. S. Eliot
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs—jolted by every pebble in the road." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." ~ Vista M. Kelly

"An expert is a fellow who is afraid to learn anything new because then he wouldn't be an expert anymore." ~ Harry S Truman

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle

"I choose which glasses to wear through which I view the world. If I look at the world through the glasses of hate, then I see a world of conflict and hate. But I choose to view the world through the glasses of love, I see a world full of compassion and Love." - Jag B Mahadeo

Am I the master of my Ego or am I it's servant? I am that one which I choose to be! I choose to be it's Master! - Jag

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood ~ Buddha

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions ~ Albert Einstein

"Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. ~ Indira Gandhi"

You are either moving forward or you are moving backwards. You are never standing still, even when it appears to be so.

From Joy I came, for joy I live. And in sacred joy I shall melt again.

"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” -Rumi

Within you Lord, I lose myself. Without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again.

Love is in itself .... Forgiveness! To love without forgiveness is not love, but selfishness.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. ~ Tao Te Ching

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him ~ David Brinkley

Life does not need to be changed. Only your intent and actions do. ~ Swami Rama

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. Arnold H. Glasgow

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessismist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose – Kahlil Gibran

When you light a candle for another, you also light up your own path.

We are all like seven billion cups of water, dipped from the Divine Ocean of God

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves ~ Buddha

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. - Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. - Rabindranath Tagore

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." – Galileo
"The Wise speak because they have something to say; Others speak because they have to say something" - Plato

No discipline? Millions of leaves on the excuse tree. Pluck one when an excuse is needed. It never runs out.

Anything in life that is worthy of having, requires a measure of discipline. Love, health, wealth, family, ...............

"Love is the only freedom from attachment. When you love everything, you are attached to nothing" - Mirdad

If the learner has not learned, it is because the teacher has not taught!

You can either sing & dance all the way to your destiny, or you can be dragged in fear through life to meet your fate.
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In every experience, there lies a lesson. To recognize the lesson and learn from it. That is the challenge.

"I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then." Lewis Carroll,


 So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you. Seneca


 At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle


 If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Confucius
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter which road you take."

Alice in Wonderland

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.


 The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him
Chuang Tzu


 A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness! This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Albert Einstein


 The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
Albert Einstein


When I was a boy of fourteen my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand
to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Mark Twain

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein


 "Two things are easiest to do. One, to carry water in a sieve. Two, to still the mind.
Freeze water. Breathe calm. Only two secrets to learn." 
                                                                                                       Swami Veda Bharati


 "Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are."   ~  James Allen


 "The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears."~   James Allen

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~  Anonymous


 He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. ~     George Herbert

 Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~  Mark Twain

Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.~ Anonymous


Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. ~William A. Ward
Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. ~ Anonymous

A person who knows all the answers, has an opinion on everything, has a certainty backed up by rational argument, has very little possibility of further progress. Such a person is unlikely to walk away from a discussion with anything more than a reaffirmation of how right he or she has been all along ~ Edward deBono

Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were but are always where we are. ~ Unknown

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

When you stop learning you start dying. ~ M. Scott Adams

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. ~ A. Sachs

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. ~ Franklin P. Jones

 Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything. ~ Billy Graham

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. ~ Henry Van Dyke

The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~ William Shakespeare

 The fool wanders, a wise man travels. ~ Unknown
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Two roads diverged in a woods, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

We can only learn to love by loving. ~ Unknown

 Hate the sin, love the sinner. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We must become the change we want to see. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. ~ Unknown

I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside!

Sufi Mystic - Jelaluddin Rumi - 13Th Century

  "I knocked and the door opened.  But I found that I had been knocking from the inside and I could've opened the door for myself."   –Tehuti


 I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand ~ Unknown

He who angers you conquers you  ~ Elizabeth Kenny

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. ~ Buddha

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? ~ Khalil Gibran

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. ~ Chinese Proverb

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. ~ George Herbert

To err is human, to forgive, divine. ~ Alexander Pope

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. ~William Arthur Ward

There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site. ~Sydney Harris

Hate is like a drinking a glass of poison and waiting for your enemy to die. ~ Unknown
 When you light a lamp for someone else, you brighten up your own path too. ~ Unknown

 Scars remind you of where you’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where you’re going. ~

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

He who angers you conquers you. ~ Unknown

Life is like rollerblading. If you are afraid of falling, you will never learn to rollerblade.
If you're afraid of death, you will not learn to truely enjoy life. ~  Jag B Mahadeo

"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself. Man, therefore, as the lord and master of thought, is the maker of himself, the shaper and author of environment." ~  James Allen

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. ~   Anonymous

You can close the windows and darken your room, and you can open the windows and let light in. It is a matter of choice. Your mind is your room. Do you darken it or do you fill it with light? ~  Anonymous

Prayer is not the spare wheel that you pull out when you are in trouble. Use it as steering wheel, that keeps you on the right path throughout your life. ~ Anonymous

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~ - Mark Twain
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. ~ - The Buddha
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. ~ - The Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him,
like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ - The Buddha
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~ - Rabindranath Tagore
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ - Rabindranath Tagore
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it. ~ - Rabindranath Tagore
Death [Nirvana] is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open. ~ - Rabindranath Tagore
 Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ - Mark Twain
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. ~ - Anonymous
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. ~ - Anatole France
The truth remains the truth …. Believe it or not!
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ - Albert Einstein
Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves. ~ - Zig Ziglar
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. ~ - James Dewar
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ - Charles M. Schulz
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. ~ - Dalai Lama
Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you. ~ - Yasser Arafat
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. ~ - Oscar Wilde
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead. ~ - Chinese Proverb
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. ~ - Chinese proverb


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