|The likes and dislikes of women are not common. Some like bold, loud-spoken and boisterous men. Others may prefer soft-spoken, quiet and dignified men. Some like humble men, others may prefer arrogance.|
|Consistent effort wins the favour of Gods.|
|Let me share my knowledge with all who wish to do so.|
|Righteousness is the sceptre with which the weak may rule the strong.|
|Universal Prayers - From Vedas|
|Thou art the Self of all, O Lord of all and the indweller of all beings. What then shall I speak unto Thee who knowest my inmost thoughts?|
|Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram|
|Salutations to Him who is the Highest Good that confers merit and whose remembrance destroys evil.|
|Sri Lalita Sahasranama|
|Om bhanda - sainya - vadh odyukta - sakti - vikrama - harsitayai namah.|
Salutations to Her who rejoices at the valour of Her Saktis bent on destroying the army of Bhanda.
|Sivananda Lahari - Of Sri Sankaracarya|
|The Lord Siva resembles the (flowering) Arjuna tree with the jasmine creeper entwining it. He dances at dusk when the tree also blossoms (Sandhyarambhavijrimbhitam). He occupies the crest of Vedic wisdom just as Arjuna flowers find a place on the ears and heads of men (Srutisira-sthanantar-adhistitam). He is rendered beautiful by the presence of loving Bhramarambika (His Consort), and the tree by that of eagar honey bees (Saprema-bhramarabhiramam). He is always distinguished by reason of good men resorting to Him as the tree is by its good smell (Sadvasana-sobhitam). He has the kings of snakes as his ornaments while the Arjuna flowers form the decorations of noted pleasure-seekers (Bhogindrabharanam). He is worthy of being worshipped by all other gods, and the Arjuna flowers are laudable among all other flowers (Samasta-sumanah-pujyam). He reveals the qualities of Nature like Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, and the Arhuna flowers their colour, fragrance and other qualities (Gunavishkrtam). He is established as the Linga known as Mallikarjuna on the mountain Sriparvata (Srisaila), while the Arjuna tree stands on a beautiful peak (Srigirimallikarjuna-mahalingam). He is embraced by Parvati and the tree by jasmine creepers (Sivalingitam). I worship Siva who thus resembles the Arjuna tree and who is represented by his emblem known as Mallikarjuna established on the Sriparvata.|
|Siva Sahasranama Stotram|
|Pillar. Om sthanave namah|
As the pillar supports an edifice Siva the pillar supports the universe.
|Quotations from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)|
|To know is good,|
to live is better,
to be, that is perfect.