Those who boast of their past deeds behave stupidly, if they shut their eyes to the challenges of the future. The past is no guarantee for similar performance in the future. The wise are quick to realise this.
A man without valour is like a river without water.
Brahma Ananda is the quiet stillness of a subterranean ocean. Worldly pleasures have the turbulence of mountain brooks.
He moves but walks not. He is far and yet so near. He is within but appears to be without.
Universal Prayers - From Vedas
We contemplate on the supreme abode of all. We meditate upon the effulgent yet unmanifest Being. May that all-pervading Lord ever inspire us.
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram
Salutations to Him who never deviates from His own essential nature.
Sri Lalita Sahasranama
Om anakalita - sadrsya - cibuka - sri - virajitayai namah. Salutations to Her whose chin is peerless in beauty.
Sivananda Lahari - Of Sri Sankaracarya
Thou holdest the deer in hand as the lion its prey. Thou didst kill the elephant-shaped and tiger-shaped monsters as the lion kills the leaders of elephant herds and tigers of huge proportions. Thou dost destroy all beings at the end of the cycle as the lion does the beasts of the forest. When the Lord Siva - the fair-complexioned and the five-faced or pancamukha, who thus resembles in all respects the lion also called the panca mukha or the five-faced -- resides in the cave of my heart, whence is there any cause of fear for me?
Siva Sahasranama Stotram
Mercury - Budha. Om atraye namah.
Quotations from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)
He is the companion who never fails, the friend whose love comforts and strengthens.