Vinoba Bhave Quotes
Born: September 11, 1895
Died: November 15, 1982
Gross and subtle, pure and mixed, simple and complex - in the end that there is no place where God is not. In every atom, He alone is present. From the ant to the universe, He spreads. The Lord who cares equally for all, the compassionate one who is all knowledge, tenderness, skill, holiness and beauty - He stands on all sides everywhere.
We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
We cannot fight new wars with old weapons.
The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that, whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita. And, indeed, we always do get it.
Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time. If we started counting them, we should never come to an end.
In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions.
When we will all see our role in society as servants, we will all light up the sky together like countless stars on a dark night. Don’t think of society as the sky on a full moon night. The moon’s harsh light blinds us to the true and humble work of the stars. But on a moonless night, the true servants shine forth, as though they are connected invisibly in this vast and infinite cosmos.
If you want to cut down a tree, it is no use to climb into its branches.
I am convinced that those who get themselves involved in the machinery of power politics, even for the purpose of destroying it, are bound to fail in their purpose. To destroy it we have to stay out of it. If we want to cut down a tree, it is of no use to climb into its branches. The desire to keep contact with something, even to destroy it, is a subtle and insidious illusion.
We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps.
If a man’s house is full of medicine bottles, we infer the man is an invalid. But if his house is full of books, we conclude he is intelligent.
If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
Politics And Religion Are Obsolete, The Time Has Come For Science And Spirituality
Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power.
All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
When a king speaks, the armies move. But when a wise man speaks, only the beard shakes.
When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.
It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free.
Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.