FAVOURITE WORDS
 

In The Beginning
  Was The Word
 [Genesis 1:1-3 ]
 
 

                                 When all mental activity ceases,
                                        you are that which is.
                                         [Yoga Vashishtha]

                                                                                     Let go the past, let go the future,
                                                                                       and let go what is in between,
                                                                                      transcending the things of time.
                                                                                                 [Dhammapada]
 
 

                                                Amma Syncletica:
       It is possible to be a solitary in one's mind while living in a crowd,
       and it is possible for one who is a solitary to live in the crowd
                                                of his own thoughts.
                                           (p. 234, Syncletica 19)
 

                                                                          To see a World in a grain of sand,
                                                                              And Heaven in a wild flower,
                                                                     Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
                                                                                 And Eternity in an hour.

                                                                                        William Blake
                                                                                [Auguries of Innocence]

                                                                                                                                                    I will give you a talisman.

                                                                                                                                                   Whenever you are in doubt or
                                                                                                                                           when the self becomes too much with you,
                                                                                                                                                        apply the following test:
 

                                                                                                                                       Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man
                                                                                                                                                you have seen and ask yourself
                                                                                                                                        if the step you contemplate is going to be
                                                                                                                                                            of any use to him.

                                                                                                                                                        Will he gain anything by it?
                                                                                                                                              Will it restore him to control over his own
                                                                                                                                                             life and destiny?
                                                                                                                                                 In other words, will it lead to Swaraj
                                                                                                                                           for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?

                                                                                                                                                    Then you will find your doubts
                                                                                                                                                    And your self melting away.

                                                                                                                                                               Mahatma Gandhi

 
                                                                                                                                                                                             Know then thyself,
                                                                                                                                                                                        presume not God to scan,
                                                                                                                                                                                      The proper study of Mankind
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is Man.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Man"