Gems of Wisdom

A lotus flower rises above the water untouched by impurities. Similarly, through meditation, a person can live in this world untouched by anxieties.

— Siddha

For the world to be peaceful, we have to be peaceful within ourselves.

— Siddha

A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires—that enter like rivers into the ocean which is ever being filled but is always still—can alone achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires.

— Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita

O son of Bharata, as the sun alone illuminates all this universe, so does the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness.

— Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

— Chinese proverb

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  

— Chinese proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.

— Chinese proverb

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

— Chinese proverb

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

— Publilius Syrus

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

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