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.
At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door, and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.
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.
To understand oneself profoundly, one needs balance. Neither renunciation nor acquiescence.
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.
The self-confidence one builds from achieving difficult things and accomplishing goals is the most beautiful thing of all.
If you wish to be free, know you are the Self, the witness of all these, the heart of awareness. Set your body aside, sit in your own awareness. You will at once be happy, forever still, forever free.
Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the real you sleeping in your heart.