It is not the world but attachment to it which is the root of all misery.

– Swami Nityaswarupananda


It is difficult to find happiness in oneself but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.

– Schopenhauer


Happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get.

– Swami Chinmayananda


If you want others to be happy, practise compassion.

If you want to be happy, practise compassion.

– The Dalai Lama


We are always peace.
To get rid of the idea that we are not peace is all that is required.

– Ramana Maharshi


A man who took great pride in his lawn found himself with a large crop of dandelions.
He tried every method he knew to get rid of them. Still they plagued him.

Finally he wrote the department of agriculture.
He enumerated all the things he had tried and closed his letter with the question:
“What shall I do now?”

In due course the reply came:
“We suggest you learn to love them.”

– Anthony de Mello


Her heart is full of joy with love, for in the Lord her mind is stilled.
She has renounced every selfish attachment and draws abiding joy and strength from the One within.
She lives not for herself, but lives to serve the Lord of Love in all, and swims across the sea of life breasting its rough waves joyfully.

– Saint Teresa of Avila



I tell you one thing –
If you want peace of mind,
do not find fault with others.

Rather learn to see your own faults.
Learn to make the whole world your own.

No one is a stranger, my child;
this whole world is your own.

– Sri Sarada Devi


True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the Self and can be found in the Self only. Find your real Self and all else will come with it.

– Nisargadatta Maharaj


There are a thousand flowers blossoming in spring,
The magical light of the full moon in autumn;
There is a breeze in summer,
And snow in winter;
And if vanities don’t hang in my mind,
I shall rejoice at any time and place.

– Wu Men