Listening to the promptings of fatal desires, men continue to err and suffer endlessly.Hence it is better to train the mind to act in accordance to the Shastras. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
If the mind is kept in control by exercising the power of the discriminating intellect, the person shall remain safe and not fall into bad ways. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Submitting oneself to the mandate of the Shastras at the very outset, one should refuse to be swayed by attachment and aversion. Only then shall his vision become clear free from the mist of confusion. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
The scriptures are been laid down for your own good. Keep performing the actions prescribed in them and you shall soon realize that the life you are living is the life you ought to live. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
It is known that one can achieve success in any endeavor only with proper thoughts. The Shastras state that Ishwara graces a person by inducing appropriate thoughts in his or her mind. Hence it is essential to earn the Grace of Ishwara.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Sins and virtues stem at the level of thought. It is only a thought which marks the beginning of any action. So it is essential to harbor good thoughts which in turn led to good actions and fetch good results. .- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Tolerance is one of the hexad of qualities (shame, dama etc) that is a prerequistite for a Sadhaka. Tolerance helps one to conquer anger.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
If one realizes that worldly objects that appear charming are actually inert an objects of mere perception and do not have even an iota of joy in them, then there will be no hankering after them.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Greed, pride, delusion and jealousy are the kith ad kin of desire and anger. Hence once desire and anger settle in a person, he will be completely ruined. Never give room for this to happen.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Desire and anger are 2 great enemies of every man. It is these two that forcefully induce a man to engage in sinful activities though originally, he might not have been oriented towards such activities. Hence one should never give room to desire and anger.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Begin every rightful activity with boundless hope and with the presumption that nothing is impossible for you. If you work with earnestness and persist in your efforts, you can accomplish anything.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
A householder must diligently perform karmas ordained for him, even if he has embarked on the path of meditation.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Just by studying works such as Mohamudgara (“destroyer of ignorance”) famously known as “Bhaja Govindam”, one will realise that Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s teachings are relevant to this day, even in today’s fast-paced world and the age of technology.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Having come to this transient and suffering filled world and having obtained the rare status of human being, one should incessantly worship God for the welfare of oneself and of the world.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Powered by the Guru’s grace, the mind can be brought under control by regular practice and dispassion stage by stage till it is totally extinguished at the altar of Supreme Lord.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
To realise the Self, yoga as prescribed in the Yoga Shastra is a means. One can achieve Vairagya (dispassion) and one-pointedness of the mind-two important attributes for the seeker of Truth.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
So long as one builds up impure tendencies, he only increases his worldly bonds. To get liberated, one should free oneself from impure and negative tendencies. He should approach a Guru for guidance. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
If a person desirous of getting liberation is unduly concerned with his body, his plight will be on par with the person who uses a crocodile to cross a river.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Do not waste your energy on the constant beautification of the perishable body. The body should be treated as a means to achieve spiritual progress only. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
The Jivanmukta hates none. He is equal to praise and blame; slient, content with anything, homeless, firm in his mind ad devoted. These qualities of a Jivanmukta are the ideals for a Sadhaka.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal