Yoga Gems


When we realize that our true self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe. -Deepak Chopra-

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. We need only be awake, alive in the present moment. -Thich Nhat Hanh-

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. Paramahansa Yogananda

Let the beauty we love, be what we do; there are hundrends of ways to kneel and kiss the round. Rumi

The highest form of maturity is self inquiry. Martin Luther King, jr.

What we think we become. Buddha

Yoga is perfect evenness of mind. Patanjali

Our appointment with life is present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

Positive evolution is the result of one’s innermost mind. Patanjali

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama

The present moment is the only time any of us has. Jon Kabat Zimm, PhD

Learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. Chogyan Trungpa

Love nurtures all things that grow; it harmonizes and unites. Paramahansa Yoganada

Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

No more words. Hear only the voice within. Rumi

To embody the transcendent is why we are here. Sogyal Rinpoche

What you want, give. Deepak Chopra

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramhansa Yogananda

You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. –Brihadaranyaka Upanishad-

Truth is One, paths are many. Swami Satchidananda

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
Ps. 133:1

Let your heart’s light guide you to my house. Let your heart’s light show you that we are one. -Rumi-

Yoga is a potent antidote to suffering (duhkha) and, if consistently practiced, can fulfill our deep-seated impulse toward inner freedom, peace of mind & lasting happiness. -Georg Feuerstein-

Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. –Pema Chodrom-

Non-Attachment – Aparigraha

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty … in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from the known ... And in our willingness to stop into the unknown, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. –Deepak Chopra-

On Compassion

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves. Pema Chodrom

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Cor. 13:7-8

As it is, there are many members, yet one body.1 Cor. 12: 20

One knows peace who has forgotten desire. –Bhagavad Gita

Wherever you live is your temple, if you treat it like one. –The Buddha-

The body is mortal. It is subject to death. Yet it is the resting place of the immortal, incorporeal self. –Chandogya Upanishad-

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. –Rumi-

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. –Rumi-

God’s love is beyond death. – Deepak Chopra-


On Detachment

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty … in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. –Deepak Chopra-

Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends, the ego and the self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment. –Mundaka Upanishad-

Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being. –Rumi-

There are only three things you need to let go of: judging, controlling, and being right. Release these three and you will have the whole mind and twinkly heart of a child. – Hugh Prather-


On Meditation

The paradox of meditation is that it both empties the mind and, at the same time, encourages alertness. -John H. Clark-

Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are. –Eric Schiffman-

Be still and know that I am God! Ps 46:10

Love plus meditation is compassion. –The Buddha-

Samadhi is perfect union of the individualized soul with the Infinite Spirit. –Paramahansa Yogananda-

The one who knows others is learned; the one who knows oneself is wise. –Lao Tzu-

Go to your bosom, knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. –William Shakespeare-

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. -Rumi-

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