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Anyone who practices can obtain success inyoga but not one who is lazy.  Constant practice alone is thesecret of success. (HathaYoga Pradipika)

The body is your temple.Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. (B.K.SIyengar)

Undisturbedcalmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward thehappy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, andindifference toward the wicked. (The yoga sutras ofPatanjali)

Whenthe breath wanders the mind also is unsteady.  But when the breathis calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life.Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. (HathaYoga Pradipika)

Yoga exists in the worldbecause everything is linked (Desikashar)

Do your practice and allis coming (Sri K Patthabi Jois)

Before you’ve practiced,the theory is useless.  After you’ve practiced, the theory isobvious.  (David Williams,  Ashtanga teacher)

This calm steadiness ofthe senses is called yoga. Then one should become watchful, becomesyoga comes and go. (Katha Upanishad)

Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’sabout what you learn on the way down.(Judith Lasate)

Withoutpranayama, asana produces only health. Without asana, pranayama’sbenefits cannot be sustained and integrated into the body. Withoutasana and pranayama, meditation is a toothless tiger…(Gregor Maehle)

Other inspirational quotes

Man didnot weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself
(Chief indian Seatle)

Theblind cannot see and the deaf cannot hear. Does this mean that whatthey cannot see or hear does not exist. (Yogarahasya)

When the winds of change blow, some peoplebuild walls and others build windmills  (Chinese proverb)

If one seeks to maintain the clarity of aspiritual life,
it is best to associate with those who possess
a greater or equal sense of peace and harmony than one’s self.
If one can not find such a person,
then it is better to travel alone.
There is no real companionship with those who are confused
in the manifestations of the Infinite
other than that of being a teacher to them.
(Gautama the Buddha)

Knowingothers is intelligence.  Knowing yourself is true wisdom (LaoTse)

Whenone experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with othersdisappears. (Goenka)

Goddwells in the heart of all being, Arjuna, thy God dwells in thy heart.And his power of wonder moves all things – puppets in a play of shadows- whirling them onwards on the stream of times. (TheBhagavad Gita)

The mind iseverything; what you think, you become. (Buddha)

The bird of wisdomneeds two wings to fly. They are awareness and equanimity. (Goenka)

You mustbe the change that you wish to see in the world (Ghandi) 

They must change often, who would beconstant in happiness (Confucius)

Change isnot something that we should fear.
Rather, it is something that we should welcome.
For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom,
and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the personthey’re meant to be.

Peace will not come out of a clash ofarms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the faceof odds (Mahatma Ghandi)

Whatever youcan do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power andmagic in it. Begin it now. (Goethe)

If not now,when?    (The Talmud)

No one iswise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts (Krishnamacharya)

Tears, sorrow, and disappointment arebitter, but wisdom is the comforter in all psychic suffering. Indeed,bitterness and wisdom form a pair of alternatives: where there isbitterness wisdom is lacking, and where wisdom is there can be nobitterness. (CarlGustav Jung)

Foodbrings benefit for some hours, clothes for some months but wisdom lastsas long as the mind itself.  It is the fondation of a bettersociety. (anonymous Tibetan source)

Ourdeepest fear is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented andfabulous?”  
Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God; yourplaying small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking to that other people don’tfeel insecure around you. (Marianne Williamson)

In this universe,nothing happens without a cause. Once this concept is clear, a personcan achieve anything. (Yogarahasya)

Who seesall being in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses allfear (Isa Upanishad)

Ourdeepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure. (RainierMaria Rilke)

Expect nothing and thelittle you get will feel like millions (Kumar Dindial)

Perseverancefurthers (The I-Ching or Chinese book of changes)

Strong menknow not despair Arjuna, for this wins them neither heaven nor earth (TheBagavad Gita)

Hewho does not seek God is unworthy of being called a man (Krishnamacharya)

Nothingreally worth having comes quickly and easily;
If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow.
(Eknath Easwaran)

There areways to learn what’s inside you. We have all cried for ourselves alittle, that’s natural, but don’t let it go on for too long. That’s achild’s way. (Herold Small War, Yuwipi man)

Onedoesn’t become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by makingthe darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable,and therefore not popular. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Seeinginto darkness is clarity
Knowing how to yield is strength.
(Lao Tse)

In a perfect world wecan only attain complacency
Only in an imperfect world can we attain enlightement (Source unknown)

Follow the leader who seeks no followers
Follow the advice of those who offer none.

(Source unknown)
Money is a good servant, but a bad master (Anon)
Wisdom is not a place, it’s a path


Praise and blame, gainand loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind.  To behappy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all. (TheBuddha)

EleanorRoosevelt wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friendswill leave footprints in your heart
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he betrays you twice,it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small mindsdiscuss people.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to makethem all yourself.

Theintuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithfulservant. We have created a society that honors the servant and hasforgotten the gift. (Albert Einstein)

A lifewhish is whole, noble and full of clarity is an imperative forsurvival. It is not a utopia nor a luxury, but a necessity (Krishnamurtiquoted by SatishKumar)

Life is like a gameof cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the wayyou play is your own will. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

Nowherehas the creator designed any gem other than women. For, this gem givesdelight to men, when it is heard of, seen, touched or even remembered;for its sake are done meritorious deeds, and wealth amassed; and fromthat alone do men derive worldly pleasures and offspring. Such womenare indeed the Goddesses of fortune living in mortal abodes. Hence theyought to be honoured always with respect and wealth. Vaharamida,a poet and astrologer from 2000 years ago

It istrue that there is light at the end of every tunnel.
But there may not be any light in the end if you blindly believe thatyou are in a tunnel

Better than the onewho knows what is right is the one who loves what is right. (Confucius)

In your actions andin your conversation do no idle thing. Speak not idle talk neithergossip…and do not give way to evil behaviour. (FiveNations )

Consort only withthe good,
come together with the good.
To learn the teaching of the good
gives wisdom like nothing else can. (Samyutta Nikaya I, 17 )

See also Instructions for life and Chiefindian Seatle reply

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