Quotes by Satya Narayan Goenka for Vipassana

  1. “The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.”
  2. “Grasping at things can only yield one of two results: Either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you yourself disappear.  It is only a matter of which occurs first.”
  3. “Peace and negativity cannot coexist just as light and darkness cannot coexist.”
  4. “The whole point of Vipassana is to decondition the mind so that one can live a happy life. A life full of love, compassion and good will for all.”
  5. “Removing old conditionings from the mind and training the mind to be more equanimous with every experience is the first step toward enabling one to experience true happiness.”
  6. “Work diligently. Diligently. Work patiently and persistently. Patiently and persistently. And you’re bound to be successful. Bound to be successful.”
  7. “Our suffering stems from ignorance. We react because we do not know what we are doing because we do not know the reality of ourselves.”
  8. “For real happiness, for real lasting stable happiness, one has to make a journey deep within oneself and see that one gets rid of all the unhappiness and misery stored in the deeper levels of the mind.”
  9. “One who has love and compassion with a pure heart experiences the Kingdom of Heaven within. This is the Law of Nature, or if one would rather, God’s will.”
  10. “The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now.”
  11. “So long as one as one keeps on generating negativities such as anger hatred, ill-will, animosities, etc. the stock of unhappiness keeps on multiplying.”
  12. “We cannot live in the past; it is gone. Nor can we live in the future; it is forever beyond our grasp. We can live only in the present. If we are unaware of our present actions, we are condemned to repeating the mistakes of the past and can never succeed in attaining our dreams for the future.”
  13. “If we can develop the ability to be aware of the present moment, we can use the past as a guide for ordering our actions in the future, so that we may attain our goal.”
  14. “The most striking aspect of this description of a human being is not what it concludes but what it omits.”
  15. “The silence and the continuous meditation on the breath causes the mind to begin to feel physical sensations in the body at a much more subtle level than it has ever felt in the past.”
  16. “So long as there are unhappiness and misery in the deeper levels of the mind and so long as unhappiness is being generated today this stored stock is being multiplied and all attempts to feel happy at the surface level of the mind prove futile.”
  17. “A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind.”
  18. “We operate on the unthinking assumption that the person who existed ten years ago is essentially the same person who exists today, who will exist ten years from now, perhaps who will still exist in a future life after death. No matter what philosophies or theories or beliefs we hold as true, we actually each live our lives with the deep-rooted conviction, ‘I was, I am, I shall be.”
  19. “We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome speech and action, harming ourselves and others.”
  20. “Rather than converting people from one organized religion to another organized religion,” said Mr Goenka, “we should try to convert people from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation from cruelty to compassion.”
  21. “There cannot be peace in the world when people have anger and hatred in their hearts. Only with love and compassion in the heart is world peace attainable.”
  22. “The observation of the physical sensations without reaction during Vipassana meditation produces a remarkable effect. It causes the old stored-up past conditionings such as anger, hatred, ill-will, passion, etc. to come to the surface of the mind and manifest as sensations. Observation of these sensations without any reaction causes them to pass away, layer after layer. Your mind is then free of many of these old conditionings and can deal with experiences in the life without the colour of past experiences.”
  23. “Let us focus on the commonalities of all religions, on the inner core of all religions which is purity of heart. We should all give importance to this aspect of religion and avoid conflict over the outer shell of the religions, which is various rites, rituals, festivals and dogmas.”
  24. “All persons must be free to profess and follow their faith. In doing so, however, they must be careful not to neglect the practice of the essence of their religion, not to disturb others by their own religious practices, and not to condemn or belittle other faiths.”
  25. “We create misery for ourselves, suffering now and in the future, because of one moment of blind reaction. But if we are aware at the point where the process of reaction begins–that is, if we are aware of the sensation–we can choose not to allow any reaction to occur or to intensify… in those moments the mind is free. Perhaps at first, these may be only a few moments in a meditation period, and the rest of the time the mind remains submerged in the old habit of reaction to sensations, the old round of craving, aversion, and misery. But with repeated practice, those few brief moments will become seconds, will become minutes, until finally the old habit of reaction is broken, and the mind remains continuously at peace. This is how suffering can be stopped.”

• गौतम बुद्ध के सुविचार •

…. जो गुजर गया उसके बारे में मत सोचो और भविष्य के सपने मत देखो
केवल वर्तमान पे ध्यान केंद्रित करो ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. आप पूरे ब्रह्माण्ड में कहीं भी ऐसे व्यक्ति को खोज लें जो आपको आपसे ज्यादा प्यार करता हो, आप पाएंगे कि जितना प्यार आप खुद से कर सकते हैं उतना कोई आपसे नहीं कर सकता।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. स्वास्थ्य सबसे बड़ा उपहार है, संतोष सबसे बड़ा धन और विश्वास सबसे अच्छा संबंध।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. हमें हमारे अलावा कोई और नहीं बचा सकता, हमें अपने रास्ते पे खुद चलना है।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. तीन चीज़ें ज्यादा देर तक नहीं छुपी रह सकतीं – सूर्य, चन्द्रमा और सत्य
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. आपका मन ही सब कुछ है, आप जैसा सोचेंगे वैसा बन जायेंगे ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. अपने शरीर को स्वस्थ रखना भी एक कर्तव्य है, अन्यथा आप अपनी मन और सोच को अच्छा और साफ़ नहीं रख पाएंगे ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. हम अपनी सोच से ही निर्मित होते हैं, जैसा सोचते हैं वैसे ही बन जाते हैं। जब मन शुद्ध होता है तो खुशियाँ परछाई की तरह आपके साथ चलती हैं ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. किसी परिवार को खुश, सुखी और स्वस्थ रखने के लिए सबसे जरुरी है – अनुशासन और मन पर नियंत्रण।
अगर कोई व्यक्ति अपने मन पर नियंत्रण कर ले तो उसे आत्मज्ञान का रास्ता मिल जाता है
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. क्रोध करना एक गर्म कोयले को दूसरे पे फैंकने के समान है जो पहले आपका ही हाथ जलाएगा।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. जिस तरह एक मोमबत्ती की लौ से हजारों मोमबत्तियों को जलाया जा सकता है फिर भी उसकी रौशनी कम नहीं होती उसी तरह एक दूसरे से खुशियाँ बांटने से कभी खुशियाँ कम नहीं होतीं ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. इंसान के अंदर ही शांति का वास होता है, उसे बाहर ना तलाशें ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. आपको क्रोधित होने के लिए दंड नहीं दिया जायेगा, बल्कि आपका क्रोध खुद आपको दंड देगा ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. हजारों लड़ाइयाँ जितने से बेहतर है कि आप खुद को जीत लें, फिर वो जीत आपकी होगी जिसे कोई आपसे नहीं छीन सकता ना कोई स्वर्गदूत और ना कोई राक्षस ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. जिस तरह एक मोमबत्ती बिना आग के खुद नहीं जल सकती उसी तरह एक इंसान बिना आध्यात्मिक जीवन के जीवित नहीं रह सकता ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. निष्क्रिय होना मृत्यु का एक छोटा रास्ता है, मेहनती होना अच्छे जीवन का रास्ता है, मूर्ख लोग निष्क्रिय होते हैं और बुद्धिमान लोग मेहनती ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. हम जो बोलते हैं अपने शब्दों को देखभाल के चुनना चाहिए कि सुनने वाले पे उसका क्या प्रभाव पड़ेगा,
अच्छा या बुरा ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. आपको जो कुछ मिला है उस पर घमंड ना करो और ना ही दूसरों से ईर्ष्या करो, घमंड और ईर्ष्या करनेवाले लोगों को कभी मन की शांति नहीं मिलती ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

…. अपनी स्वयं की क्षमता से काम करो, दूसरों निर्भर मत रहो ।
– गौतम बुद्ध

….. असल जीवन की सबसे बड़ी विफलता है हमारा असत्यवादी होना ।
– गौतम बुद्ध.

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1] All human beings are different. And should do everything possible to continue to be so.

2] Each human being has been granted two courses of action: that of deed and that of contemplation. Both lead to the same place.

3] Each human being has been granted two qualities: power and gift. Power drives a person to meet his/her destiny, his gift obliges that person to share with others which is good in him/her. A human being must know when to use power, and when to use compassion.

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