Vedanta Philosophy: Eight Lectures ... on Karma Yoga (the Secret of Work) ... (Google eBook)

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Page 83 - I practise, and by doing my duty I have become illumined ; thus, I could read your thoughts and what you had done in the forest.
Page 14 - We say Newton discovered gravitation. Was it sitting anywhere in a corner waiting for him? It was in his own mind; the time came and he found it out. All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in your own mind. The external world is simply the suggestion, the occasion, which sets you to study your own mind, though the object of your study is always your own mind.
Page 37 - Inactivity should be avoided by all means. Activity always means resistance. Resist all evils, mental and physical, and when you have succeeded in resisting, then will calmness come. It is very easy to say, " hate not anybody, resist not any evil,
Page 65 - The whole gist of this teaching is that you should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but not slave's work.
Page 43 - Sannyasin was greater, upon which the king demanded that they prove their assertion. When they could not he ordered them to marry and become householders. Then others came and said, " The householder who performs his duties is the greater man.
Page 171 - He was the first who dared to say. 'Believe not because some old manuscripts are produced, believe not because it is your national belief, because you have been made to believe it from your childhood; but reason it all out, and after you have analysed it, then, if you find that it will do good to one and all, believe it, live up to it, and help others to live up to it.
Page 82 - A voice came from inside the house: "Wait a little, my son." The young man thought : " You wretched woman, dare you make me wait ! You do not know my power yet." While he was thinking thus, the voice came again : " Boy, don't be thinking too much of yourself. Here is neither crow nor crane.
Page 170 - He was, in the conduct of his life, absolutely without personal motives ; and what man worked more than he ? Show me in history one character who has soared so high above all. The whole human race has produced but one such character, such high philosophy, such wide sympathy. This great philosopher, preaching the highest philosophy, yet had the deepest sympathy for the lowest of animals, and never put forth any claims for himself.
Page 52 - King, you have seen that each is great in his own place. If you want to live in the world, live like those birds, ready at any moment to sacrifice yourself for others. If you want to renounce the world be like that young man, to whom the most beautiful woman and a kingdom were as nothing. If you want to be a householder hold your life a sacrifice for the welfare of others; and if you choose the life of renunciation, do not even see beauty and money and power. Each is great in his own place, but the...
Page 169 - Buddha is the only prophet who said " I do not care to know your various theories about God. What is the use of discussing all the...

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