Transcendence - 2

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Let me share some pearls of wisdom from a book. 
My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji
by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
with Arun Tiwari. 

This is not a book review.
This article is just like
'key take away points' for me. 

The book is divided in 4 parts. This article covers 2nd part of the book. 


Part 2 Spirituality in Action


Appearance is a glimpse of the unseen
- Anaxagora
Pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher

A temple is the physical  manifestation of the unseen
- Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Do not confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence man can reach, but perfection is God's work. 
- Pramukh Swami Maharaj


Courage is not absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not be who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers the fear. 
-Nelson Mandela

To overcome fear by forgiving through faith. 
- Pramukh Swami Maharaj


If you surround yourself with good and righteous, they can only raise you up. 
If you surround yourself with ordinary, they will drag you down into the pessimism of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it. 
- father of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Youth needs a wisdom. 
Youth needs a vision.
Youth needs credible guidance
and above youth needs an example. 
Great minds give all three. 

The vision of a prosperous and peaceful humanity. 
guidance through the idea of great institutions like BAPS
and the example of impeccable service 
are beacons of that guide souls from drifting and foundering 
however deep and dark the turbulent sea. 

Where there is faith, there is love
Where there is love, there is peace
Where there is peace, there is God
And where there is God, there is no need. 
- Leo Tolstoy 
in book "The Kingdom of God Is Within You"


If you are irritated by every run, how will your mirror be polished? 
- Rumi
13th Century Persian poet

Where there is righteousness in the heart, 
There is beauty in the character. 
When there is beauty in the character, 
There is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home, 
There is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, 
There is peace in the world. 


We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. 
-Galileo Galilei
16th century Italian philosopher. 

Human brain
* 2% of body weight
* receives 15% of cardiac power
* 20 % of total body consumption
* 25 % of total body glucose utilization


If you talk to a man in a language he has learned in school, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in a lanugage he has heard from his mother, it goes to his heart
-Nelson Mandela

If I have a beautiful mind, I will have beautiful thoughts
If I have a beautiful thoughts, I will have beautiful life
If I have a beautiful life, I will become a great soul like Pramukh Swamiji

Confidence leads to creativity
Creativity leads to knowledge
Knowledge leads to thinking
Thinking makes on great. 

Every time we smile angel wins and every time we sulk Satan wins


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