Monday, August 11, 2008


When people see things as beautiful,
ugliness is created.
When people see things as good,
evil is created.

Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other.

~ Tao Te Ching (tr. by John H. McDonald)

Notions of heat and cold, of pain and pleasure, are born, O son of Kunti, only of the contact of the senses with their objects. They have a beginning and an end. They are impermanent in their nature. Bear them patiently, O descendant of Bharata.

That calm man who is the same in pain and pleasure, whom these cannot disturb, alone is able, O great amongst men, to attain to immortality.

~ Bhagavad Gita 2.14,15

It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.

~ Swami Vivekananda


VarshaVijay said...

The world needs someone to write like you. Although you quote lines from various sources, all sink in one ray of light in their sense. They talk of desparities. Interesting ! Keep writing !

Srini said...

Varsha, thanks for your appreciation for what I am doing here :) . Do visit again and visit regularly.