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
The body is only a storehouse of filthy substances that constantly emit impurities. Further, it is perishable and not long-lasting. So do not live merely focussing on materialistic goals centering on the body. Realise that there are higher goals in life and a great purpose to being a human. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
How does a new born baby know that the intake of milk appeases hunger? It should have experienced that in an earlier birth. The present is based on a previous experience- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
A true spiritual aspirant does not want to be born again. He need not spend his entire life in performing various religious rites where results are ephemeral after all, and to reap the fruits of which one may have to be born again. Let him restrict himself to karmas that have to be necessarily performed in accordance to his Varnashrama, and be focussed on Atma Vichara to gain Atma Jnana. - Sri...
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One who spends his whole life in academic pursuits cannot advance in his spiritual pursuits. An aspirant should use moderation in all activities. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
One’s nature, instincts, actions, and even prarabdha can be controlled when one surrenders wholeheartedly to God. Such a person need not worry about anything. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
One should not give any weight to the praises and denunciation of others. If one is concerned about praise and censure of others, all his spiritual pursuits will go in vain. One should conduct one's life in the manner prescribed by the Guru and the Shastras. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
The effects brought about by fate, a product of your own past actions, can always be countered by your efforts now. Never lose heart if you do not succeed initially. Keep on trying and you are bound to succeed. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
Once ego lodges itself man’s mind, all false reasonings start appearing. Man starts thinking that none can resist him. He starts misusing his wealth, power, position and scholarship. The end results are sorrow and disaster. Realise that ego is your enemy and do not allow it to cloud your intellect.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal