Inspirational and Motivational Quotes
“A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task” Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy 1931 – 2007
An Indian spiritual teacher in the art of meditation. After moving to New York in 1964 he set up hos first meditation centre eventually having over 7,000 students from 60 countries world wide. He accredited his spiritual path to God and through meditation realised inner enlightenment. A passionate runner and weightlifter and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
“Meditation is bring the mind home” Sogyal Rinpoche
Sogyal Rinpoche 1947 – present
Is a Tibetan Dzogchen Lama from the Buddhist tradition. Born in Tibet he was recognised at an early age as the reincarnation of Terton Sogyal and started his monastic training at Dzongsar Monastery. Founder of over 100 Buddhist meditation centres in 23 countries around the world, and author of the internationally best selling “The Tibetan book of living and dying”
“For it is in giving that we receive” Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi 1182 – 1226
An Italian born catholic friar and preacher who set up and founded the men’s ‘Order of friars minor’ and the women’s ‘Order of Saint Clare’. One of the most well know figures in religious history and known as patron Saint of animals. It was also Saint Francis who was he first person to arrange a Christmas Nativity.
“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak” Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati 1940 – 2012
Was a spiritual teacher and author born in Brooklyn, United States. A chance encounter with a yogic breath exercise led to a spiritual awakening. Considered by many as someone who had attained inner enlightenment, she was influenced by Jesus Christ, Hinduism and Saint Bhagawan Nityananda. Affiliated to no religion she taught only Loving kindness and compassion. She founded the Kashi Ashram in Florida in 1976.
“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up” Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle 1948 – present
Is a German Canadian spiritual teacher and author, best known for his work “the power of now”. He has been heralded as one of the most influential people living today. Born in a small town just outside of Dortmund, Germany, Tolle himself describes his childhood as depressing, until the age 29 when living and studying in London, he was to experience an inner transformation that left him with an ever lasting inner peace and tranquility.
“You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation” Cory Booker
Cory Booker 1969 – present
An American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He is serving as the junior United States senator for New Jersey. The first African-American US senator from New Jersey.
“Meditate, let the light of the heart engulf you” Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda 1955 – present
Is an Indian born spiritual teacher and currently head of the Siddha Yoga Path. She is a highly accomplished international author with 15 books to her name. She is founder of countless organisations to help people achieve lives of self reliance and dignity.