Under normal circumstances, a man may behave in a pragmatic and rational manner. But when he is unhappy and upset, he starts believing in the influence of stars and offers prayers to propitiate them.
Fight battles with bravery. Death will ensure your name in the rolls of honour.
Shreya and Priya are like twin sisters. Only the enlightened can distinguish between them.
Shun ceremonies and penances. Think of Om and perform your duty.
Universal Prayers - From Vedas
O Thou of boundless forms! Thou art the primal God of gods, the ancient being. Thou art the supreme refuge of the universe. Thou art the knower, and the one to be known. Thou art the supreme goal. By Thee is the universe pervaded.
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram
Salutation to Him who is established in his own majesty.
Sri Lalita Sahasranama
Om laksya - roma - lata - dharata - samunneya - madhyamayai namah. Salutations to Her who has a waist so slender that it can only be inferred as a base for the creeper of fine hair springing from her naval upwards.
Sivananda Lahari - Of Sri Sankaracarya
O my good mind! Worship the lotus feet of Siva that constitute the well-watered field yielding the valuable herbs of liberation desired by you - the field dor the attainment of which even Vishnu the husband of Sri (The Goddess of beauty and prosperity) and of Bhu (the goddess of earth), took the form of a boar.
(The allusion is to the Pauranika story of Brahma and Vishnu starting to find out the head and feet of Siva respectively. Brahma took the form of a Swan and flew up, while Vishnu took the form of a Boar and burrowed down. Both of them are said to have failed to find their goals.)
Siva Sahasranama Stotram
Attained through Niyama. Om niyamasritaya namah The means and the goal are the same.
Quotations from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)
The best way is to live in the psychic being, for that is always surrendered to the Mother...