Quotes by Maharishi Patańjali
"When you are
inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all
your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends
limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and
you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant
forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover
yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed
yourself to be.”
"Peace can be
reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give.
Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which
is dearest to the heart.”
mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest.”
“When a gifted team
dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with
boldness and effort, it is ready to climb."
"Kindness in words
creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.”
"For those who have
an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them,
calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward
the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous,
and indifference toward the wicked."
"Memory is not
allowing an object which has been experienced to escape."
"The lack of
awareness of Reality, the sense of egoism of `I-am-ness',
attractions and repulsions towards objects and the strong desire
for life are the great afflictions or causes of all miseries in
"As thoughts, emotions (and actions) such as those of violence
etc., whether they are done (indulged in) caused to be done or
abetted, whether caused by greed, anger or delusion, whether
present in mild, medium or intense degree, result in endless
pain and ignorance; so there is the necessity of pondering over
self-inquiry, and surrender to God are the practices that lead
to Unity. These practices cultivate awareness and remove the
afflictions that obstruct Realization of Truth."
"The witness is
Self, pure awareness, which, though boundless and unchanging,
appears to perceive creation through the construct of mind."
of pure awareness with the mind and the creations of the mind
causes the apprehension of both an objective world and a
perceiver of it."
"The eight means of
yoga are self-restraint, faithful observance, right posture,
intentional breathing, sense withdrawal, concentration,
meditation and awareness."
"When the mind
withdraws attention from sense experience, the senses receive no
impressions from sense objects, and awareness rests in its
meditation, reflection. These three constitute samyama—detached
awareness. Through mastery of samyama, the essence of wisdom is