True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
The night has a thousand eyes,And the day but one;Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes,And the heart but one:Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
Fear is the image of weakness, (fear is) comrade of timidity,the enemy of steadfastness/determination. Fear of death is the cause of every human fear. Who conquers this fear of death,conquers over himself. This person also reaches liberation from the prison of his mind.
Works of art and literature should promote humans to reflection. A revolutionary perspective should be evoked and a changing societal awakening formulated in the human mind mired in tradition, myth and many kinds of falsehoods. They demand a form of changing social awakening.
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.
Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind.
The unattended mind lives with unending wants, while the awakened mind understands that its own watchfulness is the fullness it seeks.
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted -- in body, mind, and heart -- and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow -- or we begin to flow more in our lives.
What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.
You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you.
Prejudice, like the spider, makes everywhere its home. It has neither taste nor choice of place, and all that it requires is room. If the one prepares her food by poisoning it to her palate and her use, the other does the same. Prejudice may be denominated the spider of the mind.
Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
The prejudices of men emanate from the mind, and may be overcome; the prejudices of women emanate from the heart and are impregnable.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind;gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
ěPurity of mind and idleness are incompatibleî
Idleness is more an infirmity of the mind than of the body.
When the body is strong and the mind is weak, the result is insubordination. Train your mind as well as your body.