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Wisdom Classification: Commandment 9 (MOULDING)


"Mould your living so as to rouse a feeling of love and piety in others."

Sayings of Pujya Babuji Maharaj:

♦ We get power from our thought. It happens only when we create perfect harmony between things of our making and those of the Divine. (BWS 165)

♦ Somehow if we become subtle as He(God) is, it means union. (SDG 144)

♦ Nature manifests herself in different colours, each object receiving its due share according to its capacity and worth. (BWS 166)

♦ We should effect such a making of ourselves as may help us to become the cynosure of His eyes. (BWS 165)

♦ Our dealings must be moulded , with due regard to proper needs and fair right of everyone, and bring them in close conformity with those of Nature. (BWS 166)

♦ When we want to humour a baby we pose innocence like him; (SDG 72)

♦ When we inwardly develop, in and out become the same. In this way, purity begins to reign all over. Thus, we help Nature also. (SDG 106)

Inspirational Quotes from Various Sources:

♦ Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut.

♦ Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

- Mahatma Gandhi

♦ The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

- Annon

♦ WHAT is called sympathy, kindness, mercy, goodness, pity, compassion, gentleness, humanity, appreciation, gratefulness, service, -- in reality it is love.'

- Pir Inayat Khan

♦ For a spiritual practitioner, one’s enemies play a crucial role. As I see it, compassion is the essence of a spiritual life. And in order for you to become successful in practicing love and compassion, the practice of patience and tolerance is indispensable. There is no fortitude similar to patience, just as there is no affliction worse than hatred.

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

♦ If a man is unkind and speaks cruelly, his vast wealth will not last long before perishing. Harsh language and overly severe punishment, like a keen file, grind down a king's conquering powers.

♦ A king's wealth wanes when, without thoughtful involvement, he lets ministers work, then furiously faults their efforts.

- Tirukkural 57: 566-568

♦ Among the wealthy, compassionate men claim the richest wealth,
For material wealth is possessed by even contemptible men.
Find and follow the good path and be ruled by compassion.
For if the various ways are examined, compassion will prove the means to liberation.

- Tirukkural 25: 241-242

♦ Love, modesty, propriety, kindly look, and truthfulness-- These are the five pillars on which perfect goodness rests.

- Tirukkural 99: 981-83

♦ Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

- Henri Bergson

♦ Learn perfectly all that you learn, and Thereafter keep your conduct worthy of that learning.

- Epictetus

♦ Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable are the kind who do nothing.

- William Feather

♦ Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian.

♦ The best security for old age: respect your children.

- Sholem Asch

♦ A man is what he is, not what he used to be.

- Yiddish proverb

♦ He who possesses both learning and piety is like an artist with his tools ready to hand.

- Johanan b. Zakkai

♦ Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

- Carl Jung

♦ Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

- George Bernard Shaw

♦ To be loved, be lovable.

- Ovid

♦ The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

- G.K. Chesterton

♦ Love blinds us to faults, hatred to virtues.

♦ Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

- George Bernard Shaw

♦ The divine test of a man’s worth is not his theology but his life.

♦ To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly

- Henri Bergson

♦ The man who regards meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

- Einstein, "The World As I See It"

♦ Take time to work - it is the price of success
Take time to think - it is the source of power
Take time to play - it is the secret of perpetual youth
Take time to read - it is the fountain of wisdom
Take time to be friendly - it is the road to happiness
Take time to love and be loved - it is the nourishment of the soul
Take time to share - it is too short a life to be selfish
Take time to laugh - it is the music of the heart
Take time to dream - it is hitching your wagon to a star

- Anonymous

♦ Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.

- Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier

♦ When family life possesses love and virtue, That is both its essence and fruition. Among those who strive for liberation, the foremost are they Who live the blessed state of family life as it should be lived.

- Tirukkural 5: 45, 47

♦ In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

- Janos Arany

♦ "Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly."

- Solon (638 BC - 559 BC)