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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Quotes from Peter Marchand ‘The Yoga of the Nine Emotions’





The title invited me to check out the book and after some more checking out I decided it’s probably going to be a good read. 



"Rasas are the essences of our emotions that exist in both body and mind. The Indian tradition recognizes nine Rasas as representing our most important and basic emotions: Love, Joy, Wonder, Courage, Calmness, Anger, Sadness, Fear and Disgust. Some are desirable. Others are unpleasant and most often not desirable." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"We can be slaves of our Rasas or not. All emotions make sense sometimes, but not at all times." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)



         
”All desires for ownerships, security, enjoyment, recognition, love, knowledge, enlightenment and so on are desires for the happiness that we hope to feel by fulfilling them. Whatever form the desire takes, feeling happy is all that we ever really desire." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"While it may seem that we have little impact on the things that happen to us, we are always fully in charge of our emotional reactions to them. We have every right to be happy or unhappy and can develop the power to exercise that right." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"To be detached from something that is not present seems easier than to be detached in the face of full temptation." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Rasas are neither purely physical nor purely mental. In Tantra, each body cell has a 'mind' of its own. Body and mind really are one." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Whatever we love becomes beautiful in our eyes and we naturally fall in love with whatever we find beautiful, visually or otherwise." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Be careful when using any external factors such as music, special herbs, and food and so on in order to affect our emotions. If we commonly user external factors to make ourselves 'happy' our natural ability to feel good will be reduced. This does not mean that external factors cannot be used, but that moderation and diversity make a lot of sense. In any case, external factors cannot be completely avoided but we can be careful in dealing with their quality and quantity." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Laughing at out worries means we understand that future can bring anything: It may bring what we fear or its opposite, or even something completely unexpected." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Life without some mystery is terribly boring and dull; the older we get the more we understand and the more important it becomes to experience wonderful things." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Calmness is very popular but rare, while Anger is very unpopular but common." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Today many people regard saints as people who are simply doing nothing. What they do not understand is how difficult and rewarding doing nothing really is." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Another aspect of following dharma is to fulfill those desire that bring one to a higher state of being. It may be necessary even to fulfill some rather selfish desires in order to feel satisfied. As long as they do not become addiction, this is a very natural process of spiritual evolution in which desires are exhausted through fulfillment." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"We may have every right to be angry, but we also have the right not to be stupid." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Only that which is never changing is true and in Maya, everything is continuously changing. In Maya, nothing lasts forever; that is the cause of suffering in those who do not see through the illusion of Maya." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"True compassion is without discrimination and can be felt for humans as well as for animals, plants or enemies." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"To worry means to live in the future and as such it takes most enjoyment out of life." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"When we ignore unhappy feelings we miss an opportunity to change them. Ignoring or suppressing happy feelings is a waste of vitality. Ignoring emotions simply does not work, because they come and go anyway." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Identification with less agreeable emotions will only make them stronger. If something is displeasing, getting upset about it only makes it a lot worse. Too much identification with agreeable emotions will only make it more difficult to accept that they are time-bound and may undermine their strength. True freedom only comes when we are fully in control." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Anger may have its uses in communication, but even then, we may come to feel that in Anger we always lose more than we gain." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Daily rituals develop and maintain positive emotions and thoughts. Daily habits are not only needed to regulate the lives of children, but also to bring order to childlike mind of any adult." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"If we do everything in a different way every day then we have to think about it. This leaves us less time and energy to get the benefit from what we are doing." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"It is important to relax on daily basis and do something without material or practical purpose." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Spending some leisure time is the best way to accept that some problems in life cannot be solved instantly, Life should be enjoyed." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"You are in-charge, whatever you do is your responsibility and you always have the power to change your emotional state." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)



"The great asset and power of identification with a group of people of like spiritual attitude becomes a danger when the ego takes the game a little further into claiming its spiritual path as the only available path." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Fundamentalism is not a problem of people sticking firmly to the fundamentals of their religion, common misinterpretation. Fundamentalism enters when people try to force the fundamentals of their religion on others. It becomes more of a problem when such religious groups enter the realm of politics, the struggle for power over the minds and possessions of people." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)



"If the art only communicates problems and offers no solution, then the public will suffer from it and the art will only enhance the more demonic feelings. Such art is of bad taste and very unhealthy, both for the artists and for the spectators." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Money doesn't make you happy but having no money is not a good option either if your stomach is empty." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"All desires are ultimately desires for happiness, so if people can be taught to pursue happiness more directly, it will be very best help one can provide." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Advertising makes people unhappy and drives this world crazy. It shows us more beautiful women and men in just one day than we are likely to meet in real life during an entire lifetime. While feminists rightfully complain about many ads being degrading to women, nobody seems to wonder about what these ads do to men." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)




"Feeling good or bad is a matter of choice. Whatever unpleasant thing happens is only unpleasant if we let out Rasas follow it. When something does not function as it should or somebody does something bad, or we ourselves do something stupid: If we let such things make us feel bad, then we make ourselves suffer so much more." ~~ Peter Marchand (Book: The Yoga of the Nine Emotions)



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Monday, October 21, 2019

Quotes from Pippa Croft’s 'The Oxford Blue' Series




My introduction to this new genre started with ‘The Oxford Blue’ series and I enjoyed reading the trilogy. It’s not every day that you enjoy reading all the books in a series. And find some good quotes too.


But I was almost afraid that I was not going to find any. 



"Money even old money, holds no real appeal for me although I'm well aware that life would be a whole lot tougher without it." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: The First Time We Met) 




"I've always believed you have to be an outsider to create great art or literature and it's good to step out of the herd." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: The First Time We Met) 




"You may want to move on but some people will always try to hold you back. The world never changes for some people; they cling to tradition and will do anything to maintain status quo." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: The Second Time I Saw You)




"I felt alive every day I was with him and, yes, I wonder where he is now, even though I hate myself for allowing him to occupy my thoughts." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: The Second Time I Saw You)





"You know that feeling when someone you know likes you and is attacked to you, and then they go off with someone else -- and you, feel pissed about it even if you didn't really want them in that way?" ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: The Second Time I Saw You)





"You'd better take a long hard look at what you really want from life. It might not be what you thought. It might not fit neatly into your plans, it might even scare you, but if you don't take the risk, you might always regret it." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: Third Time Lucky)




"You should know by now that no matter what I might have said to you, I never ever give up." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: Third Time Lucky)




"I know by now that you have to take risks to survive and to get what you want." ~~ Pippa Croft (Book: Third Time Lucky)




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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Quotes from Robert T Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’




After a long while, I got the chance to read this book. I have read quite a few praises of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ but buying the book never appealed for some reason.
That reason or rather reasons I found out only after reading it. I enjoyed reading it, but it failed to impress me. 


Anyway, I still got some quotes to share from this popular self-help book…



“One dad had a habit of saying, ‘I can’t afford it.’ the other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I ask, ‘how can I afford it?’ One is a statement, and the other is a question. One let’s you off the hook, and the other forces you to think.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something, and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change but themselves. Let me tell you, it’s easier to change yourself than everyone else.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“You see, true learning takes energy, passion and a burning desire. Anger is a big part of that formula, for passion is anger and love combined.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Most people given more money, only get into more debt.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“People’s lives are forever controlled by two emotions: fear and greed.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The avoidance of money is just as psychotic as being attached to money.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“Emotions are what make us human. The word ‘emotion’ stands for ‘energy in motion’. Be truthful about your emotions and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Just be an observer, not a reactor, to your emotions. Most people do not know that it’s their emotions that are doing the thinking. Your emotions are your emotions, but you have got to learn to do you own thinking.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you don’t first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you’ll only be a highly paid slave.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“We only memorize historical dates and names, not the lesson.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Fear is the main reason that people say, ‘Play it safe.’ That goes for anything, be it sports, relationships, careers or money.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Money only accentuates the cash-flow pattern running in your head. If your pattern is to spend everything you get, most likely an increase in cash will just result in an increase in spending.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“Buying luxury on credit often causes a person to eventually resent that luxury because the debt becomes a financial burden.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“With money comes great power that requires the right knowledge to keep it and make it multiply. Without that knowledge, the world pushes you around.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If money works for you, you keep the power and control it.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Often in the real world, it’s not the smart, who get ahead, but the bold.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt. It is not so much lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence. Some are more affected than others.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The world is always providing us with instant feedback. We could learn a lot if we tuned in more.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Few people realize that luck is created, just as money is. And if you want to be luckier and create money instead of working hard, then your financial; intelligence is important.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth seemingly instantaneously. An untrained mind can also create extreme poverty that can crush a family for generations.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Unfortunately, the main reason most people are not rich is because they are terrified of losing. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“It is what you that is your greatest wealth. It is what you do not know that is your greatest risk. There is always risk, so learn to manage risk, instead of avoiding it.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The more specialized you become, the more you are trapped and dependent on that specialty. You want to know a little about a lot.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“For winners, losing inspires them. For losers, losing defeats them.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The fear of losing money is real. Everyone has it. Even the rich. But it’s not having fear that is the problem. It’s how you handle fear. It’s how you handle losing. It’s how you handle failure that makes the difference in one’s life.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you have any desire to be rich, you must focus. Do not do what poor and middle class people do: put their few eggs in many baskets. Put a lot of your eggs in a few baskets and FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“Noise is either created inside our heads or comes from outside, often from friends, family, co-workers, and the media.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Busy people are often the most lazy. They stay busy as a way of avoiding something they do not want to face. Nobody has to tell them. Deep down they know. In fact, if you remind them, they often respond with anger or irritation.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“What is the cure for laziness? The answer is --- a little greed. For many of us, we were raised thinking of greed or desire as bad. Without that little greed, the desire to have something better, progress is not made.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Our world progresses because we all desire a better life. New inventions are made because we desire something better we go to school and study hard because we want something better. So whenever you find yourself avoiding something you know you should be doing, then the only thing to ask yourself is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ be a little greedy. It’s the best cure for laziness.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Rich dad believed that the words ‘I can’t afford it’ shut down your brain. ‘How can I afford it?’ opens up possibilities, excitement and dreams. ‘I can’t afford it’ also causes sadness, a helplessness that leads to despondency and often depression.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“In reality, the only real asset you have is your mind, the most powerful tool we have dominion over.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Arrogant or critical people are often with low self-esteem who are afraid of taking risks.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Too many people think with their mouth instead of listening in order to absorb new ideas and possibilities. They argue instead of asking questions.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you cannot get control of yourself, do not try to get rich. It makes no sense to invest, make money and blow it.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“People who lack internal fortitude often become victims of those who have self-discipline.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“When it comes to money, love, happiness, sales and contacts, all one needs to remember is to give first.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)



“There are powers in this world that are much smarter than we are. You can get there on your own, but it’s easier with the help of the powers that be. You only need to be generous with what you have.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Most people do not take action, or they let someone talk them out of whatever new formula they are studying.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The game of buying and selling is fun. Keep that in mind. It’s fun and only a game. Make offers. Someone might say yes.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Finding a good deal, the right business, the right people, the right investors or whatever is just like dating. You must go to the market and talk a lot of people, make a lot of offers, counteroffers, negotiate, reject and accept.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)



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