Internally I am a hermit, and externally I am a prince. Arms mean protection to the poor and destruction of the tyrant. Baba Nanak had not renounced the world but had renounced maya, that is, self and ego.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
If a man considers that he is born, he cannot avoid the fear of death. Let him find out if he has been born or if the Self has any birth. ...Find from where thoughts emerge. Then you will be able to abide in the ever-present inmost Self and be free from the idea of birth or the fear of death.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of inner light of the Self.
The Self, having in dreams enjoyed the pleasures of sense, gone hither and thither, experienced good and evil, hastens back to the state of waking from which he started. As a man passes from dream to wakefulness, so does he pass from this life to the next.
Any caterpillar who tried to “know himself” would never become a butterfly.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.