Dr. Lakshyan’s Favorite Quotes

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Dr. Lakshyan’s Favorite Quotes

“There is in all things visible, a hidden wholeness.”

– Thomas Merton

“What you are, you are already by knowing what you are not free of it are remain in your own natural state.”

– Nirsargadatta Maharaj

“You are your own redeemer.”

– Swami Sivananda

“Yoga means union. Harmony of body, mind, and spirit.”

– Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer

The wisdom and mysticism of the East have very much to give us even though they speak their own language… They remind us of that which is familiar in our own culture and which we have already forgotten and… have put aside as insignificant, namely the fate of our own inner man.”

– Carl C. Jung

Know thyself to be the witness of the changeful mind.”

– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The heart has reasons that reason does not know.”

– Pascal

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

– Goethe

Yoga is the path of the Eternal, and freedom from bondage. No step is lost on this path and no dangers abound. Even a little progress gives freedom from fear.

– Bhagavad Gita

“Within this body, mortal as it is and only six feet in length, are the origin of the world, the ceasing of the world, and the path that leads to liberation.”

– Gautama Buddha

“Don’t go forward, turn inward to yourself. The inner man’s habitat is Truth.”

– Saint Augustine

“The tragedy in our life is not our suffering, but in what we fail to notice.”

– Thomas Carlyle

“The techniques of posture do not promote yoga. Though called essentials, they all retard one’s progress.

– Garuda Purana (tenth century Hindu text)

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”

– Aesop (620-560 BC)

Success: “To laugh and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

No change can be made in you. No instruction whatsoever can be given to you. You were perfect even before you came here. And you will be returning absolutely perfect, without even a dent on you.”

– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“One who can perceive the truth of the body, will come to know the truth of the universe.

– Ratnasara Shastra

“Ring the bells that can still ring. Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“One’s only friend is the self, and the self is one’s only enemy. To one who is self-subdued (mindful), the self is a friend. But in one who does not own the self, Hostile the self abides like a foe.”

– Bhagavad Gita

“The sorrow which has no Vent in Tears may make other organs weep.”

– Henrey Maudsley

Some of your hurts you have cured, and the sharpest you still have survived, but what torments of grief you endured. From the evil which never arrived.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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