Filed under Compassion / Gratefulness

Quote of the Day: Chavez

Quote of the Day: Chavez

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is the mark of a civilized society.” ~ Cesar Chavez Thinking about these words in comparison to the societies we live in and how these societies interact with the people and living organisms around them, how does it lead you to feel about these societies and how truly … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Quote of the Day: Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The difference between the higher and the lower consciousness is that the former sees things directly as they are, whereas the latter depends upon the senses, testimony and inference. Knowledge based on information, whether it is from a person or from a book, is not enough. This is indirect knowledge, a lower kind of knowledge. … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Patanjali

Quote of the Day: Patanjali

“Maitrīkaruṇāmuditopekṣāṇāṁ sukhaduḥkhapuṇyāpuṇyaviṣayāṇāṁ bhāvanātaścittaprasādanam” “In relation to happiness, misery, virtue and vice, by cultivating the attitudes of friendliness, compassion, gladness and indifference respectively, the mind becomes purified and peaceful.” ~ Patanjali Yoga Sutras, 1:33 The Yoga Sutras, written by Patanjali, have become one of the foundational texts of the study and practice of yoga. In the past two … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Dalai Lama

Quote of the Day: Dalai Lama

“True compassion is not just an emotional response, but a firm commitment founded on reason.  Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change, even if they behave negatively.  Through universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to actively help them overcome their problems.” ~ H. H. Dalai Lama … Continue reading