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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Nature

Nature is the quality of the plant, the quality of the animal, and the quality of man. Man’s life behaves according to definite method; so does his mind. Thoughts do not just happen; there is a certain method in their rise, existence, and fall. In other words, just as external phenomena are bound by law, internal phenomena, that is to say, the life and the mind of man are also bound by the law.

This mind is like a lake, and every thought is like a wave upon that lake. Just as the lake-waves rise and then fall down and disappear, so these thought-waves are continually rising in the mind-stuff and then disappearing, but they do not disappear forever. They become finer and finer, but they are there, ready to start up another time when called upon to do so. Memory is simply calling back into wave-form some of these thoughts which have gone into that finer state of existence. Thus, everything that we have thought, every action that we have done, is lodged in the mind; it is all there in fine form, and when a man dies, the sum total of these impressions and the fine body, passes out, and the destiny of the soul is guided by the resultant of all the different forces represented by the different impressions.

- Vivekananda

Love quotes, inspirational quotes and life sayings are all the result of life stories.  If you have a good love story, you can probably write a good quote out of the experience.  Think of all your best school stories, wedding night stories, romance and other survival stories for inspiration.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"When the minds have learn't to mingle, when no thought is wholly one's own, and each has taken too much of the other ever to be entirely himself alone; when one has reached the beginning of seeing with a single eye, loving with a single heart, enjoy!"....MacVegan, of course

Anonymous said...

"Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.".........MacVegan, of course

Anonymous said...

"True thoughts have duration in themselves. If the thoughts endure, the seed is enduring; if the seed endures, the energy endures; if the energy endures, then will the spirit endure. The spirit is thought; thought is the heart; the heart is the fire; the fire is the Elixir.".....MacVegan, of course

Anonymous said...

"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind." Paris Hilton (just kidding)
Mahatma Gandhi ..........MacVegan, of course

Anonymous said...

Thought moulds your character. If you entertain noble thoughts, you will develop a noble character; and if you entertain evil thoughts, you will develop a base character. This is the immutable Law of Nature. Therefore, you can deliberately shape your character by cultivating sublime thoughts. Thought materialises and becomes an action. If you allow the mind to dwell on good, elevating thoughts, you will do naturally good and laudable actions.

by Sri Swami Sivananda and MacVegan