N. Sri Ram, fully Nilakanta Sri Ram or Nilakantha Sri Ram

N. Sri
Ram, fully Nilakanta Sri Ram or Nilakantha Sri Ram

Indian Freemason, Theosophist and President of the Theosophical Society Adyar, worked under Annie Besant

Author Quotes

Without love there is no unfoldment, because love belongs to the life of the Spirit, to the real Self; without love all search is in vain.

Without the principle of Unity there can be no coherence, no hope and no certainty of harmony in a world of turmoil and diversity.

You are infinitely beautiful when you give without one single thought of asking or taking.

You can never realize anything with the mind, unless you have already realized it intuitively in a passive state. What is first known within, in the region that to us is dark, is later brought into light.

You have to become the medium for your own pure, native, loftiest Self - excluding every other infiltration - the sheath of your own Self, instead of a self-willing organization.

You must lose your heart and search for it in every quarter. When you find it, you will know it as the heart of all things.

Wisdom is that nature which is projected through subject upon object from a Center transcending both, and transforming them both into a shape of unity.

Wisdom is the root-principle in man, which has to flower in right thought, right action and right living from every point of view.

Wisdom lies in knowledge of the significance of things, which significance is in their indwelling Life.

Wisdom lies in the search for and discovery of the true ends of life, all of which are comprised in one end, conceive it as Perfect Happiness, Perfect Beauty or Perfect Action.

Wisdom lies less in what we learn and more in our reactions to that learning; less in the quantity and more in the quality of our knowledge; less in the accumulation of facts and nomenclature, and more in knowledge of principles; less in the possession of ideas and more in the right employment of them; less in all that we gather and must shed, and more in what we assimilate into the texture of that being which is an immortal reflection of the soul.

Wisdom shines with a dual quality of courage and caution.

Our growth consists not merely in an increase of ideas, but also in a capacity to feel in a million and one ways.

That to which you can surrender yourself spontaneously, unreservedly, and without qualification, and yet remain the fullness of yourself, is the Truth for you.

The light of Unity breaking through the screen of separation constitutes the glory of life.

The Truth to which we aspire must include every truth we perceive; it must expand, rise and be susceptible to transmutation, as our perceptions and experience increase.

There is no beauty without an idea which can be discovered in the depths of human consciousness.

To know the not-Self in one's nature is the pathway to knowledge of the Self.

Truth is something to be experienced, a state of be-ing, which is also knowledge from within.

We must will to dare all and challenge everything, be bursting with initiative, yet remain within the bounds of an eternal harmony and synthesis.

When the manifesting form becomes one of perfect beauty, then the highest significance is released and the life within that form is wholly expressed and fulfilled.

Wisdom implies knowledge of life, in addition to knowledge of form; a knowledge not only of particulars, but also of that which binds the particulars, the unity in them.

Our wishes are often the progeny of our weaknesses; our fancies the creation of our wishes; and these fancies, when they become adjusted to the frame of our minds, are all too apt to be mistaken for facts.

That which is beautiful, be it a melody, a work of art or a wayside flower, has a unity, a center of origin, whence is its inspiration.

The love that doth not seek its own is never enslaved. The slave remains apart, never losing his identity, while the lover is one with the Beloved.

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Ram, fully Nilakanta Sri Ram or Nilakantha Sri Ram
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Indian Freemason, Theosophist and President of the Theosophical Society Adyar, worked under Annie Besant