Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.
It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free.
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
When you say ‘I want to be an inspiring leader,’ the operative phrase is ‘I want.’ This is inherently me-centered and self serving whether or not you recognise it. What you are really saying is ‘I want to get people to do what I would like them to.’ Perhaps they don’t want to do that. So you have to somehow get them there.