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“When we cling to a thought or follow its track, we are performing a mental karma, and that, in turn, is the seed of all physical actions.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Thoughts that you do not let go leave an imprint on your mind. That imprint is the residue. Meditation is the process of washing away that residue. It is the cleaning of your slate and keeping it that way. When we fail to abandon our thoughts, they assume different forms. They can become desires, expectations or emotions.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Practice of gratitude lends incredible emotional strength. If you are emotionally strong, you can succeed at anything, anything at all. Gratitude makes you emotionally pure and such purity in turn allows you to love unconditionally.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Expectations are those desires you believe you have the right to see fulfilled. Due to our own conditioning by numerous factors, we develop expectations. They are the primary cause of all grief and stress. When we expect, we place a burden on ourselves as well as the one we expect from.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Thoughts have no definitive point of origin, no set course of travel, and no specific site of disappearance.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“When you continue to practice a certain emotion as a conscious choice, it soon becomes your second nature. It”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“The tree laden with fruits is always a bit bent. Not because of any burden but because it has something to offer. Humility”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“The kingdom of consciousness is under siege by the desires of our mind. All”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“When you forgive, somewhere you sacrifice a part of your own existence, your respect, your dignity, yourself.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Nothing is impossible for the one who treads the path of meditation”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Ultimately, it's not about meditation or belief in some scripture or religion, it's about flowing with the river of life, it's about living with compassion and gratitude.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“In one form or the other, the consequences of any action don't perish. Nature registers every little karma. I had this faith that if I kept digging patiently, one day I would hit a source of pure water. I did. You will too if you keep going. HURDLES ON THE PATH Physical and Environmental Hurdles Emotional Hurdles Mental Hurdles Restlessness Dullness Thoughts Images Other Hurdles”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“The beauty and love in most relationships gets crushed under the weight of expectations. If the two partners in a relationship could lower their expectations they have from each other, love in such a relationship will only flourish.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“Just like two pieces of wood can be rubbed together to produce fire and the same fire later consumes them both, intellect and concentration support the contemplative meditation. But when the fire of insight arises, it consumes both intellect and concentration, giving way to pristine awareness. This is”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts
“a disciple of the noble ones is mindful, endowed with excellent proficiency in mindfulness, remembering and recollecting what was done and said a long time ago. With mindfulness as his gatekeeper, the disciple of the noble ones abandons what is unskilful, develops what is skilful, abandons what is blameworthy, develops what is blameless, and looks after himself with purity.”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts: Learn All About Meditation from a Himalayan Mystic
“Expectations are the illegitimate children – with desires as their step-siblings – of an ignorant mind and conditioned self. If”
Om Swami, A Million Thoughts