You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
I may worship the image of the Lord; but that act is worthless if it is not accompanied with devotion. In the absence of devotion, the idol will just be a piece of stone, and so shall I; and the worship will only mean that a stone is facing a stone!
We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Guerrilla war is a kind of war waged by the few but dependent on the support of many.
Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power.
When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation – which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased – only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being.
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
Shy is the oyster, fervent is the clam, peaceful is the ocean floor rocked by the sands of time.
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.