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150 Motivational Quotes of Sri Amit Ray That Will Challenge You and Inspire You


Dr. Amit Ray is one of the most respected meditation master of the modern world. He is famous for peace, love and kindness. He is an inspiration for many, across the world. His quotes motivates us to live a meaningful life. I have collected here 150 plus motivational quotes of Dr. Ray. These quotes express the undeniably unique power to comfort us, challenge us, and inspire us. Stop everything and read these quotes with a peaceful mind.

Read on to find the words of wisdom of Sri Amit Ray, that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind and enrich your soul.

Amit Ray Motivation Quote If you want to conquer the anxiety

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote It does not matter how long you are

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Looking at beauty in the world is

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are a cosmic flower Om

“You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote The true miracle lies in our

“The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is a way for nourishing

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote God is whispering in your heart in

“God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Beauty is the purest feeling of the

“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Exercises are like prose whereas

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Self observation is the first step

“Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are never alone You are

“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Compassion is the signature of

“Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Have love for your inner Self and

“Have love for your inner Self and everything else is done for you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Your greatest awakening comes when

“Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Perfect prayer does not consist in

“Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote We all are so deeply

“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Spirituality does not lie in

“Spirituality does not lie in meditating the body of an ex-master. Spirituality exists in mediating on your own inner body.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote The easiest way to get touch with

“The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Enjoy the limitless bliss

“Enjoy the limitless bliss consciousness here and now. The reality of you lies much beyond your sensory perceptions and boundaries.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Do not live in the shadow of the

“Do not live in the shadow of the masters for ever. Learn to live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Truth is neither in the scripture

“Truth is neither in the scripture nor in the words of prophets. It is in your heart, feel it, discover it and expand with it.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There are many goals but one path

“There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Your thoughts are your message to

“Your thoughts are your message to the world. Just as the rays are the messages of the Sun.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Prayer is the sign of your

“Prayer is the sign of your weakness. Rely on your inner strength. You will be the winner.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Searching outside of you is Samsara

“Searching outside of you is Samsara (the world). Searching within you leads to Nirvana.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Whether you know or not you are

“Whether you know or not, you are the infinite potential of love, peace and joy” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Silence is the language of Om We

“Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote The singing Sun the signing moon

“The singing Sun the signing moon the singing stars and the singing galaxies are the direct expression of the divine word AUM.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote A bird is safe in its nest   but

“A bird is safe in its nest – but that is not what its wings are made for.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Beautify your inner dialogue

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is not always perfect Like a

“Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but thats its beauty.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Courage is the hallmark of

“Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life throws challenges and every

“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are your master Only you have

“You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Be like a lotus Let the beauty of

“Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Yoga is the art work of awareness

“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There is a God part in you The

“There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote At the core of your heart you are

“At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is a mystery  mystery of

“Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote When you touch the celestial in

“When you touch the celestial in your heart, you will realize that the beauty of your soul is so pure, so vast and so devastating that you have no option but to merge with it. You have no option but to feel the rhythm of the universe in the rhythm of your heart.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Yoga is not just repetition of few

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Energy comes not from your muscle

“Energy comes not from your muscle neither from your heart. It comes from your inner source.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is blossoming of the

“Meditation is blossoming of the prefrontal cortex to overcome the momentum of the nature. It is coming out of the loops of memories, patterns,fears, dreams and anger.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote To realize the truth you have to

“To realize the truth, you have to cross the boundaries of all religions and prophets.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Compassion is all inclusive

“Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There is only one all pervading

“There is only one all-pervading God. It has no religion, no incarnation. It is free from all contamination.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Equanimity is the hallmark of

“Equanimity is the hallmark of spirituality. It is neither chasing nor avoiding but just being in the middle.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You can grow like a tall tree when

“You can grow like a tall tree, when you enjoy the sun, wind, rain, storms and the stars in the dark nights.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Compassion stands on the pillars of

“Compassion stands on the pillars of trust, love, awareness and detachment.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Nonviolence aims at doing no harm

“Nonviolence aims at doing no harm to living being. Compassion aims at doing good to all being.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Our wings are small but the ripples

“Our wings are small but the ripples of the heart are infinite.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is an opportunity to bloom the

“Life is an opportunity to bloom the flowers of love.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Compassion means removal of

“Compassion means removal of suffering suffering of the self and the others.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote No one is to blame because there is

“No one is to blame because there is no one other than you. Nothing is to disrespect because there is nothing other than you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Our heart is wide enough to embrace

“Our heart is wide enough to embrace the world and hands are long enough to encompass the world.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Suffering is due to our

“Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There are two types of empathy: the

“There are two types of empathy: the positive empathy and the negative empathy. When we are fully carried away by the unaware activities of the mirror neurons, we are under the trap of negative empathy. The negative empathy generates attachments. In positive empathy, your deep tranquility, joy and peace activates the mirror neurons of the others, whereas in negative empathy your mirror neurons are activated by the disturbance of others.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote The more we practice nonviolence in

“The more we practice nonviolence in our words, thoughts and actions the more peaceful will be our inner state.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote What is the meaning of Om  Om is

“What is the meaning of Om? Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Do not accept whatever comes Do

“Do not accept whatever comes. Do not accept whatever goes. You have infinite power. Exercise your choice.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Om (AUM) the Divine song is at the

“Om (AUM) the Divine song is at the same time Symmetry, Supersymmetry, broken Symmetry, and the unbroken Symmetry of Nature.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Vipassana meditation is an ongoing

“Vipassana meditation is an ongoing creative purification process. Observation of the moment-to-moment experience cleanses the mental layers, one after another.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Spirituality exist in testing  and

“Spirituality exist in testing and experiencing the depth of inner peace consistently.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote If you want to fly on the sky you

“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There are two types of seeds in the

“There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Discover your deep inner self and

“Discover your deep inner-self and from that place spread love in every direction.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Compassion is like mother giving

“Compassion is like mother giving love to her children. Mothers ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Write it on your heart you are the

“Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate the life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is realizing and

“Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Family friends and relationships

“Family, friends and relationships are the blessings of the God. They are the best way to access God.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Breath is the finest gift of

“Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote When the Sun of compassion arises

“When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote In every change in every falling

“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote When the petals of the heart unfold

“When the petals of the heart unfold fragrance spreads across the valley.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote The light of compassion opens the

“The light of compassion opens the petals of the heart. When the petals of the heart unfold fragrance spreads across the valley.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Mind is a flexible mirror adjust

“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Only the brave men and women can

“Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote God wanted to make heaven and the

“God wanted to make heaven and the earth is that heaven. Nowhere in the universe there is so much love, life, beauty and peace. Enjoy your stay with the fellow beings.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Earth is the holiest place in the

“Earth is the holiest place in the Universe, loving the earth, and loving life is the way to generate positive vibrations.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Echo of your thoughts are more

“Echo of your thoughts are more important than your actions because that has greater impact on the world.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Kindness has no religion Religions

“Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote God is the most beautiful and

“God is the most beautiful, and beauty is the expression of God. If you can’t appreciate beauty in the world how can you understand God?” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Science is observing truth in the

“Science is observing truth in the light of head. Religion is observing truth in the light of heart. Humanity is using both the lights. And education is developing that humanity.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Through systematic meditation one

“Through systematic meditation one can awaken the third eye and touch the cosmic awareness. Sushumna nadi is the subtle pathway in the spinal cord which passes through the main psychic centers. The awakening of these centers means a gradual expansion of awareness, until it reaches the cosmic awareness. Each center has its own beauty and gracefulness. Through generations of ignorance and unconsciousness, this channel of awareness becomes obscured and hidden. Meditation is to become aware about this internal life energy. Meditation is the procedure to rearrange, harmonize, activate, and integrate the individual life energy with the cosmic life energy.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Nonviolence is only for the brave

“Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Take care of your words and the

“Take care of your words and the words will take care of you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is listening to the song

“Meditation is listening to the song of the inner Soul, seeing the beauty of the inner Self, smelling the fragrance of the inner Spirit, experiencing the touch of the Divine inner energies and tasting the intense sweetness of the inner God.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditate Visualize and Create your

“Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are the perfect creation of

“You are the perfect creation of God. Don’t allow you to be down. God is experiencing through you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Formal education teaches how to

“Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Penetrate deep into the word Om

“Penetrate deep into the word Om. Gradually the word will disappear and only the silence will remain. The word is a support. The meaning is within you. Om brings out that meaning which is hidden in your soul.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is the process of

“Meditation is the process of transformation and beautification of soul from a leaf-eating caterpillar to a nectar-sipping butterfly. It grows with the wings of love and compassion.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There is only one all pervading

“There is only one all pervading God. It has only one message – Love all, encompass all and transcend the limits of the selfish gene.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is a journey to know

“Meditation is a journey to know yourself. Knowing yourself has many layers. Start knowing your bodily discomforts. Know your success, know your failures. Know your fears. Know your irritations. Know your pleasures, joy and happiness. Know your mental wounds. Go deeper and examine every feeling you have.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote If you want to ask one question

“If you want to ask one question, ask yourself, what are you giving to the universe and only that will be returned.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are here to evolve and make

“You are here to evolve and make your consciousness high.You are here to dance, sing and celebrate life. You are here to help others to make their life happy. We are here not to compete, but to learn, evolve and excel. We are not here to make divisions in the name of prophets and religions. We are here to encompass the world with love and light.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Be brave Be free from

“Be brave. Be free from philosophies, prophets and holy lies. Go deep into your feelings and explore the mystery of your body, mind and soul. You will find the truth.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote In one equation you can solve all

“In one equation you can solve all the puzzles of life. It is the equation of giving.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Science of happiness lies in our

“Science of happiness lies in our understanding. The secrets of happiness lie in our capacity to expand our heart.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote World is a dance Mindfulness is

“World is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Give time give space to sprout

“Give time, give space to sprout your potential. Awaken the beauty of your heart, the beauty of your spirit. There are infinite possibilities.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Nonviolence is the way to listen to

“Nonviolence is the way to listen to the inner voice.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Cultivate the habit of making aware

“Cultivate the habit of making aware choice. Your choice makes your destiny. Do not be carried away by the unconscious choices.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote In the land of light there is only

“In the land of light there is only one currency. The currency of love.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are the Golden Witnessing

“You are the Golden Witnessing Screen. Meditation is the effortless effort to keep that screen clean, clear and perfect.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Stand up for who you are Respect

“Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Kindness and awareness work

“Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote If you are driven by fear anger or

“If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote As the flower blooms in spring

“As the flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Mother's ways are higher than

“Mother’s ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There is no teacher equal to mother

“There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Open the window of your mind Allow

“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air,new lights and new truths to enter.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every day is a good day There is

“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every moment is auspicious There

“Every moment is auspicious. There is always some magic in it.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is realizing and

“Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are the flower let the bees

“You are the flower, let the bees come to you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You are the ocean let the rivers

“You are the ocean, let the rivers come to you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every struggle is like mud   there

“Every struggle is like mud – there are always some lotus seeds waiting to sprout.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Everyone has the fire but the

“Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every day bring some flowers to

“Every day, bring some flowers to your life and bring some blessings in someone’s life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every day smell the fragrance of

“Every day smell the fragrance of the flower and send your blessings to the world.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Everyone has a flame inside

“Everyone has a flame inside. Meditations make that flame stable and bright.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote We live in everyone I live in you

“We live in everyone. I live in you. You live in me. There is no gap, no distance.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Champions never leave The spirit

“Champions never leave. The spirit remains alive for ever.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Your soul requires your respect

“Your soul requires your respect. Don’t underestimate it’s value.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Strengthen your heart muscles by

“Strengthen your heart muscles by removing the sufferings of others.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every life has a unique story

“Every life has a unique story. Every path has its unique beauty.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote You can grow like a tall tree when

“You can grow like a tall tree, when you enjoy the sun, wind, rain, storms and the stars in the dark nights.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote A compassionate heart radiates rays

“A compassionate heart radiates rays of beauty that removes the clouds of million hearts.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote First set a strong and clear inner

“First set a strong and clear inner voice and then do all that you want to achieve and the door will be opened.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote See life and feel its pulses with

“See life and feel its pulses with the eyes of a compassionate mother.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is not a battle to win but a

“Life is not a battle to win but a melody to sing.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Wake up and live your life Sing

“Wake up and live your life. Sing the melody of your soul.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Give space to life Give time to

“Give space to life. Give time to sprout your potential. There are infinite possibilities.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Let everyone evolve fast and

“Let everyone evolve fast and understand humanity. Let the heart of stones be converted into heart of love.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There are miracles and glory in

“There are miracles and glory in every child. Our glory lies in empowering them to flourish their glory.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Your blessings are very important

“Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote We all are so deeply connected we

“We all are so deeply connected; we have no option but to love all.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Living in victim mode is an

“Living in victim mode is an addiction. Come out of it. Learn to empower yourself and take control of your life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Beauty is the moment when time

“Beauty is the moment when time vanishes and eternity arises.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote A compassionate heart radiates rays

“A compassionate heart radiates rays of beauty that remove the clouds of million hearts.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Beauty is the moment when time

“Beauty is the moment when time vanishes. Beauty is the distance where eternity arises.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Yoga is the science of health

“Yoga is the science of health, happiness and prosperity.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Yoga is not a religion It is a

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Yoga is not a religion It is a

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science of well-being.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote For each new morning let there be

“For each new morning let there be flow of love. Let there be light of happiness in every direction.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote The more we practice mindfulness

“The more we practice mindfulness the more we understand the emotional dynamics of the self and others.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Success needs vision to see

“Success needs vision to see, passion to transcend, patience to withstand and the character to overcome failures.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Mindfulness helps us to live in

“Mindfulness helps us to live in harmony with our thoughts, words and actions.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Stand up for who you are Respect

“Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote If you haven't found your passion

“If you haven’t found your passion, make it a goal to find it. Passion is the source of joy.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Art of listening inner voice needs

“Art of listening inner voice needs training, patience and time.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Universe is an empty mirror  Life

“Universe is an empty mirror. Life is just the reflection of your thoughts.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Mindfulness and compassion can give

“Mindfulness and compassion can give you the power, illumination, love, and wisdom to draw higher forms, thoughts, feelings, and situations into your life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Witnessing is the alchemy of

“Witnessing is the alchemy of enlightenment. Enlightenment is the moment when you are most alive and most compassionate.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Be persistent with your passions

“Be persistent with your passions – cultivate resilience, grit, tenacity and endurance – success will come to you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is a living flute yoga is the

“Life is a living flute, yoga is the art of creating melody and rhythm in it.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is a dance Mindfulness is

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Life is a collection of moments

“Life is a collection of moments. Mindfulness is beautification of the moments.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote In every bend of time there is some

“In every bend of time there is some surprise, joy and beauty. Mindfulness is the light to discover it.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Moment is a flower Mindfulness is

“Moment is a flower. Mindfulness is sipping the nectar of that flower.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Every moment brings flowers of

“Every moment brings flowers of potentials. Your thoughts and interactions give them shape and reality.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Sing your own song There are

“Sing your own song. There are always some earnest listeners.” – Amit Ray

 Motivation Quote Be the ocean let the rivers come to

“Be the ocean let the rivers come to you. – Amit Ray” –

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Be the flower let the butterflies

“Be the flower let the butterflies come to you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Help others and give space to

“Help others and give space to others to come into your life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Spirituality is not creating

“Spirituality is not creating boundary but creating space for others to come into your life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Mindful leadership keeps you cool

“Mindful leadership keeps you cool and energetic in any situation, so that you can make the best possible decisions.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Be the ocean let the rivers come to

“Be the ocean let the rivers come to you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Beauty is the moment when time

“Beauty is the moment when time vanishes. Beauty is the space where eternity arises.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Each moment means a new

“Each moment means a new possibility. Mindfulness is not resisting things to happen but allowing life to unfold its wings.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Come out of the don'ts and

“Come out of the don’ts and impossibles. Manifest your dream. Bloom your worth.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote In the land of light there is only

“In the land of light there is only one currency. The currency of love.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Turn on the light within expand

“Turn on the light within, expand your horizons and reach your full potential.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote It is not over Champions extend

“It is not over. Champions extend their limits and make things happen.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Age is measured by the dreams not

“Age is measured by the dreams not by the years.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote There is a music of the universes

“There is a music of the universes in every heart.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Sing your own song There are

“Sing your own song. There are always some earnest listeners.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Mindfulness is the doorway to live

“Mindfulness is the doorway to live in harmony with the Universe.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is the artwork of

“Meditation is the artwork of awakening the divine within you.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray Motivation Quote Meditation is making every breath

“Meditation is making every breath; a kind breath, a compassionate breath and a loving breath.” – Amit Ray

 


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Top Ten Life Changing Lessons from Sri Amit Ray


There are so many beautiful, powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying and from reading many of Sri Amit Ray’s books and quotes. And today I want to share 10 of these beautiful lessons with you.

 1.  The secret of good health is to live fully in the NOW.

Learn how living in the present moment can relieve stress, improve health. Keeping your attention in the present is the world’s most useful (and underrated) skill. Accept the present moment to find true peace and joy.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” — Amit Ray
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2. Value of Family and Friends

I believe that friends and family are the true cause of happiness. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their presence.

“Family, friends and relationships are the blessings of the God. They are the best way to access God.” – Amit Ray

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3. Love – Live and Let Go

Letting go is the inner technique the removes the fear, upset and tunnel visions. The moment you let go, you restore your ability to see clearly. You become creative and able to discover solutions that you could never have seen before. A good way to see how letting go works is to look at the nature of fear.

“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” – Amit Ray

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4. Focus on Meditation

Meditation reduces stress. It improves concentration. It encourages a healthy lifestyle. The practice increases self-awareness. It increases happiness. Meditation increases acceptance. It slows aging.

“Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” – Amit Ray

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5. Spread love in every direction

Spread love contagiously to the left and to the right in every direction.

“Discover your deep inner-self and from that place spread love in every direction.” – Amit Ray

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6. Access your Inner Strength

Inner strength, often called “resilience,” is the ability to cope with the stressful situations that life throws at us. Building inner strength begins with simple actions or thoughts that your child practices, such as planning for what to do next and learning to accept change.

“You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.” – Amit Ray

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7. Value of compassion and mindfulness

Mindfulness is the act of noticing your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations without judgement. Since acting compassionately usually means putting others’ needs ahead of your own, prompting yourself to act with kindness often requires not only vigilance but a bit of willpower.

“As the flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.” – Amit Ray

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8. Power of positive thoughts

Positive thinking can set you up for success in every area of your life. You can be healthier, happier, and more successful just by changing your thoughts.

“Echo of your thoughts are more important than your actions because that has greater impact on the world.” – Amit Ray

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9. Art of practicing nonviolence

Practice is a key word in understanding nonviolence. A nonviolent approach assumes that people take active roles, making choices and commitments and building on their experience. It also presents a constant challenge: to weave together the diversity of individual experiences into an ever-changing vision.

“Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.” – Amit Ray

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10. Power of Inner Connection

No matter where you are on life’s journey right now, you can claim your inner power and create the life you’ve always wanted. The Divine Self is always trying to reach you, to send you the power, illumination, love, and wisdom to draw higher forms, thoughts, feelings, and situations into your life. The Divine Self is wise; it knows all, and is always showing you an easier, better, more joyful way to live.

“Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.” – Amit Ray
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Deep Chi Energy Meditation:


Chi Energy Meditation:

Chi energy meditation is one of the most popular meditation technique in USA. It is having several benefits. The main benefit of Chi energy meditation is vitality and energy enhancement. If in your daily life you are lacking energy, you must do 20 minutes of daily chi energy meditation. You can do your Chi energy meditation in the morning as well as in the evening.  There are thirty specific ways to build the chi energies in the body.  Strong chi energy is synonymous with mental clarity and physical vitality.

Steps of Chi Energy Meditation:

Step  1: Rub your palms to activate the Chi energy in your palm, and massage your face with the Chi.

Step 2: The tongue is placed into the roof of the mouth known as the Magpie Mudra’, which acts as a kind of switch which completes the Chi energy circuit so that too much energy cannot build up in the head which can lead to headaches or even hallucinations. This practice of tongue in the roof of the mouth also encourages the flow of saliva which has a cooling effect when swallowed which helps to offset the physiological heat of the exercises, but which can also be purified and transmuted into the ‘Nectar of Heaven’ which alchemists claimed will lead to immortality.

Step 3: Directs the chi energy internally through the channels. During this time perform natural breath or diaphragmatic breathing. This encourages a free flow of healthy chi energy throughout the bodies natural energy system.

Step 4: Still meditation. Do 10 minutes stillness meditation. Step 5: Ending Slowly open your eyes, and calmly return to your normal self. Rest the two palms horizontally before you face, with the palms up. Turn the palms down, press the air of  Chi  energy below your palms down. Move palms downward and stop at the abdomen level, as if storing the Chi energy to your stomach.

Chi energy and lifestyle choices:

Your lifestyle is directly related to your chi energy. You need to work with your food habits, sleep and clutter free house for keeping the chi energy healthy.


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Vipassana Meditation Daily Duration


Someone asked me what’s the point of going long vipassana meditation retreats? What an excellent question! This question is primary for all of us in the field of meditation. Here, I’ll try to answer the question in a very informal way.  Remember the words of  Buddha, freely translated as: “Don’t blindly chase the words of any teacher or expert; instead, believe what is proven true in your own life and experience.” There are hundreds of scientific articles on the benefits of meditation.  These benefits should be judged from your own experience.

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Daily Meditation

The “body scan meditation,” which involves paying attention to physical sensations throughout the body is the repetitive process that changes our brain.  Throughout the history of meditation different traditions are giving different names to this single practice.  If you like intellectual satisfaction, then you may not like the terminology “body-scan”. We may call that something like  .. Based Cognitive Therapy. I like the word cognitive as well as therapy. These words are also more secular in nature.

In reality, 15-20 minutes daily body-scanning is enough for meditation. Concentration increases ego  and tension. 45 minutes concentration is a good achievement.   After all meditation is for fun and relaxation, why should you increase your tension?

I was told ” then you can increase your compassion”. I told that is fine. I know all about that. I want more specific activity in meditation. The more I have the mental activities, the more I’ll be happy.  No! No! I don’t  enjoy pleasant memories or plan for future activities in meditation. I am looking for real insight.

Daily 45 minutes for 8 weeks is the current trend for research articles. That is fine! but I want something more! Something different from others!  Something new!

Regarding vipassana meditation Lord Buddha instructed “When you stretch out the arms and legs you must be aware of it as it is. When you dress you must all be aware of it. When you take off clothes you must be aware of it; when you put on clothes you must be aware of it”

Buddha said when you eat food then note all the activities in the act of having the food. When you drink water or when you drink anything you must be aware of all the activities involved in these actions.

You can add more! Let your creative imagination generate more!

Some monks can sit twenty-four hours without changing position. The big question is: Is it required? How much to extend? Again the answer is it depends up to you.

Normally,  ten to fifteen minutes daily vipassana meditation with ten minutes  daily yoga exercise is good enough for a happy life.


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Comparison of Vipassana Meditation Techniques


Vipassana meditation, which is also known as insight meditation or mindfulness meditation is a method for purifying the mind. Mainly it includes nonjudgmental attention to body, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, sensations of touch, pain or pleasant feeling, thoughts, etc. The objective is to achieve maximum well-being as an individual and as a social being.

I am giving here, a comparison of Vipassana meditation techniques based on my personal experience. I am considering here, the meditation techniques that I have attended. I am trying my best to keep away the organizational and traditional biasness.  I am thankful to all the masters for their help.

A significant number of studies have been published examining the mind-body effects of vipassana meditation and its clinical efficacy. There are very few studies, however, which directly compare different vipassana meditation methods with each other to explore potentially distinct mechanisms and effects, and no studies comparing well-being as an individual and as a social being for different methods.

The purpose of this analysis is to investigate how subjective measures of well-being in meditation is related to different Vipassana meditation techniques. Normally, scientific research on meditation is focused on the measurement of the activities in the brain through ECG and fMRI analysis. But here, I focused more on the subjective achievement of meditation – that is more about the value addition to life.  In this study, personal opinions, assumptions, interpretations and beliefs are used as minimum as possible. In this comparison, I have used four subjective parameters namely; “Feeling of Blissfulness”, “Ego Satisfaction”, “Effectiveness in Daily Life” and “Addiction to meditation”.  The parameter  “Feeling of Blissfulness” and “Effectiveness in Daily Life” are self explained and the other two parameters I explained below.

The table below shown the summary and the result of the research work.

Name

Main Technique

Feeling of Blissfulness

Ego Satisfaction

Effectiveness in Daily Life

Addiction to meditation

Vipassana Meditation
by S. N. Goenka  Tradition

Phase – I : Breathing awareness

Phase –II: Head-To-Toe and Toe-To-Head Body-Scanning.

Phase –III: Metta Meditation

Medium

High

Low

High

Vipassana
Meditation by Mahasi Sayadaw

Tradition

Phase I: Breathing awareness by observing the rising-falling motions of abdomen.Phase: II Observing impermanent, unsatisfactory, and impersonal nature in everything.Phase III: Mental noting, mindfulness of everything

Medium

Medium

Medium

Medium

Integrated
Yoga and Vipassana

by

Sri
Amit Ray, Himalayan Vipassana  Yoga Tradition.

Phase-I: Preparation of body and mind by selective yoga and breathing awareness exercises.

Phase-II: Mindfulness practice observing sensations and thoughts.

Phase –III: Breaking the repetitive patterns of mind by using subtle delayed change in breathing pattern.

+Deep Bliss of Silence

+Deep Bliss of Oneness

Medium

Medium

High

Low

Mindfulness
Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by Jon Kabat-Zinn Tradition

Phase –I:  Simple Yoga Exercises

Phase-II: Body-Scanning (Yoga Nidra)

Phase-III: Moment to moment feeling awareness.

Low

Medium

Medium

Low

Numerous scientific confirmed the benefits of Vipassana Meditation. However, that I will discuss that later.

In the above table, I have used two parameters “Ego Satisfaction” and “Addiction to meditation”. Normally, it is believed that those with low-ego or no-ego are much happier and meditation is a way of satisfying the ego optimally. According to Freud, we are not born with an ego; our sense of “having a self” evolves during infancy and early childhood. Our ego is naturally designed to protect us. Moreover, the ego is never satisfied. It always wants more and more and more .. Meditation is releasing the burden of ego. On the other-hand, there is another part in human consciousness which is parallel to ego. It is known as soul or spirit. Our soul is content “being”. However, our ego is often caught up in “doing”.  Meditation is getting the optimal achievement in the evolutionary process. It requires development of  both heart and the head.

Normally, Vipassana Meditation is a tool for treating addiction and Vipassana Meditation has shown significant reductions in alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine consumption for addicted people. But here we focused on the addiction to meditation. Because in certain cases too much meditation itself become a problem – particularly in long retreats. Where meditation is continued for more than seven days. We are social being – meditation is for preparing us better equipped for solving life problems. It should not be a way to escape life. It is correct, meditation increases endorphins and manufacture happiness. Like drugs and extreme sports meditation generates the the happy chemical – endorphins and endorphins deliver the feelings of contentment and euphoria. It also numbs the pain in times of physical or emotional stress. To be happy, we need to release endorphins. But unfortunately,  we are not happy with moderate bliss, we seek bigger rushes of endorphin and that’s where the problem begins.

It is observed that sometimes people are so busy with meditation that they lost interest in family, friends, and social activities. Those who experience bliss when they meditate, want to recreate that experience again and again and they become addicted to meditation. Unconsciously sometimes people addicted to pain and that become also a problem. If you are meditating 2 to 3 hours per day, that is fine. But meditation for more than 3 hours per day is a problem.

Vipassana meditation have several benefits.  However, vipassana have some harmful effect. Pain addiction is one of the most important draw back of vipassana meditation. Habits and patterns associated with addiction are typically characterized by immediate gratification (short-term reward), coupled with delayed deleterious effects (long-term costs). In the above analysis, I have considered only few parameters. Parameters like side effect etc. are not considered here.  Vipassana meditation is not limited by “moment to moment awareness of present events,” but also preparing ourselves fit, successful  and healthy as an individual and as a social being.


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Benefits of Daily Vipassana Medition


For doing Vipassana meditation you don’t need to go any where. Vipassan is about fully available with your self.  Just when you walk on the road became aware of your steps. When you are writing something on your computer, be aware about your finger movements. When you are relaxing on a chair be aware about the positions of your body and spinal cord. When you are feeling warm or cold just observed that sensation.

Vipassana is not for increasing your pain. It is for pain relaxation. It is very popular practice to go for a ten day Vipasana retreat.  That is not Vipassana. That is a kind of pian addiction meditation. Many people suffer a lot in those meditation retreats. Even some under goes neurological imbalances.  First they increase your pain and due to that there will be some endorphin secretion around the fifth day. You will feel some bliss out of that. That pain addiction is not Vipassana.
For doing true Vipassana you do not need to go anywhere. During your regular routine life, you can do better Vippasana meditation.

Just bring awareness in your every movement. Observe yourselves as much as possible.  Ten to twenty minutes regular true Vipassana mediation is very good for health. The major benefits are:

  1. Eliminates stress and anxiety in life.
  2. Develop more inner wisdom
  3. Reduce mental chatter.
  4. Improve your overall health.
  5. You can develop better relationships with others.
Daily Vipassana Meditation

Daily Vipassana Meditation