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Quotes by Yo Yo Ma - (91 quotes)

Yo-Yo Ma - From the Aging category:

This middle age thing is a little weird. Some friends and mentors are gone, and there's a very forward-looking new generation coming up behind me. So it's very much finding my own place. (Yo-Yo Ma)

Yo-Yo Ma - From the Culture category:

I want to investigate different cultures, to see how their identities and values affect their music. It's one way I can get to know our world, at least to a certain depth. (Yo-Yo Ma)

Yo-Yo Ma - From the Planning category:

I don't always have a five-year plan. One thing you must do in life is keep your learning curve as high as possible. (Yo-Yo Ma)

Yo-Yo Ma - From the Understanding category:

Each day I move toward that which I do not understand. The result is a continuous accidental learning which constantly shapes my life. (Yo-Yo Ma)

Margaret Yockers - From the Work category:

A work of art is usually preceded by the art of work. (Margaret Yockers)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Activity category:

The whole effect of activity is to enrich the feeling of the other. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Attitude category:

We must take situations as they are. We must only change our mental attitudes towards them. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Authority category:

Nature's government spontaneously brings satisfaction to everyone because it promotes all innumerable, diverse tendencies of life in the evolutionary direction. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Awareness category:

Nature is favourable to our effort when human awareness is being established more and more in pure consciousness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Beginning category:

Well begun is half done. That which comes slow comes solid. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Business category:

Life is all business. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Business category:

The secret of success in business is creativity. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Choices category:

If we remain undecided, nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Competition category:

Competition is for the competent. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Complaining category:

1-Don't analyze. 2-Don't complain. 3-Don't compare yourself to others. 4-Don't expect things to be done for you. 5-Don't expect perfection in the relative. 6-Look to the knowledge aspect daily. 7-Own the movement. 8-Problems are all in your head. 9-Hold yourself together. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Conviction category:

The secret of success is conviction and persistence. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Criticism category:

What others think of us is not our concern - it is their concern... It is important only that we radiate life. Every individual must be a joy to himself, to his family and to his society. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Desire category:

Bliss becomes blissful with practice. In our own bliss the desire, desirer and process of desiring are united - they are one. Desire is fulfilled at its source. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Desire category:

Decide what you want and don't think of intermediary conditions. When Nature works for us, we should want what we want and Nature will work it out for us. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Discipline category:

It may take a little self-discipline - be simple, be kind, stay rested. Attend to your own inner-health and happiness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Discovery category:

Whatever has been discovered has to be put to use - otherwise, what is the use of the discovery? (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Doubt category:

Doubts are death. Doubts are the dry rot of life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Dreams category:

Gently resist the temptation to chase your dreams into the world; pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the Self, and leave them there. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Education category:

The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness - enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Energy category:

Spend your energy to get joy, happiness, evolution, and to gain more ability to enjoy. In this field we spend our energy. We never use our time, energy, speech, or ability to do something that doesn't help us grow and improve our life. It's not worth it. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Evolution category:

That great, mighty current of evolution which is advancing the life of everything in creation is simply invincible - no one can resist it. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Evolution category:

Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Failure category:

Never think of failure, for what we think will come about. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Freedom category:

All freedom to man, but freedom is useful when we know what life is, when we know what past is, what present is, when we know how to go about things, not that every man should be left to experiment by himself. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Friendship category:

We are not in a position to criticize anyone. The existence of enemies means for us that our friendliness has not been sufficient enough. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Generosity category:

Ideal relationship is based on giving. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Goodness category:

If we are able to meet these two requirements - regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life - then nothing would be unattainable by us. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Greatness category:

Let the standard of everybody's mind be raised to the heights of his own inner glory and then man will feel for himself the greatness of the higher values of life and would be tempted to bring them down into practical life and live them. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Growth category:

Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Happiness category:

Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Happiness category:

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Humility category:

About humility we speak with an analogy: When the branches are full of fruit, they just bow down. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Humour category:

We have an infinite number of reasons to be happy, and a serious responsibility not to be serious. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Idealism category:

It is the focus on the highest ideal day after day that saves life from being wrapped up in small whirlwinds. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Ideas category:

Only a new seed will yield a new crop. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Immortality category:

Opposition is dangerous to immortality. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Impossibilities category:

We have been impossible right from the beginning and we must continue to be impossible because we are raising a voice against suffering which has been considered to be the nature of life. It is our joy to be considered impossible - and it is our greater joy to make the impossible a living reality. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Influence category:

Only we should not be influenced by the winds. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Intellect category:

As brain functioning becomes more and more integrated, consciousness - the mind - becomes more and more invincible, and then any dictate of the mind is immediately followed by the body. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Journey category:

When the elephant decides to walk through the village, all the dogs come out and bark. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Knowledge category:

All weakness of mind is due to the mind's ignorance of its own essential nature, which is universal and the source of infinite energy and intelligence... In order to root out any problem of life it is only necessary to be brought out of ignorance, to be brought to knowledge. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Life category:

Life is here to Enjoy! (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Light category:

If you believe in light, you'll be in light, you don't have to face darkness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Light category:

Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Limitations category:

Human concepts, no matter how grand they may appear, have limitations. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Love category:

Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Love category:

Love opens all doors, no matter how closed they may be, no matter how rusty from lack of use. Your work is to bring unity and harmony, to open all doors which have been closed for a long time. Have patience and tolerance. Open your heart all the time. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Meditation category:

Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, in a right way, for maximum results. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Meditation category:

With the practice of deep meditation (Transcendental Meditation) the mind contacts the Bliss Consciousness of the Spirit and becomes more peaceful, happy, creative and powerful. This state of mind enriches all values of material life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Meditation category:

Meditation is the straight flight of the mind to the Kingdom of Heaven present in the heart of everyone. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Money category:

Where is the money going to come from? From wherever it is at the moment. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Nature category:

When the mind is attuned to the cosmic law, all the laws of nature are in perfect harmony with the aspirations of the mind. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Optimism category:

Just think of any negativity that comes to you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Order category:

Nature knows best how to organise. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Peace category:

We are not satisfied with peace alone. There has to be prosperity, there has to be affluence, there has to be fulfillment in life, not just peace. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Perfection category:

Adopt the standard of perfection, because it is a perfect universe. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Planning category:

Unless an action is rightly thought out and its steps rightly planned, every stage of its performance will probably remain vague and therefore unsatisfactory for the doer and all those concerned. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Politics category:

The world has witnessed the rise and fall of monarchy, the rise and fall of dictatorship, the rise and fall of feudalism, the rise and fall of communism, and the rise of democracy; and now we are witnessing the fall of democracy... the theme of the evolution of life continues, sweeping away with it all that does not blossom into perfection. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Possibilities category:

Integrated is the expression of knowledge: an assembly is significant in Unity: united are their minds in the silent dynamism of all possibilities. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Possibilities category:

The state of least excitation of consciousness is the field of all possibilities. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Potential category:

Like the hollow nothingness within the seed of a tree, which contains the potential of the entire tree, the experience of nothingness in the unmanifest field has within it the lively potential of everything in creation. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Problems category:

Problems are all in your head. Problems are not solved on the level of problems. Analysing a problem to find its solution is like trying to restore freshness to a leaf by treating the leaf itself, whereas the solution lies in watering the root. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Prosperity category:

If you want to pay off your debts, it pays to increase your earning power. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Purpose category:

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Reality category:

All speech, action, and behaviour are fluctuations of consciousness. All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Recognition category:

I let people make remarks about me, but it doesn't touch me, all those remarks. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Religion category:

Inner life is Divine. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Research category:

In meditation we research the field without time and space and activity, and yet produce a useful effect while conducting the research. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Responsibility category:

Responsibility can never be given. It can only be taken. See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Rewards category:

Water the root to enjoy the fruit. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Sacrifice category:

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Satisfaction category:

Fulfillment is structured in achievement, Achievement is structured in action, Action is structured in thinking, Thinking is structured in knowledge, Knowledge is structured in consciousness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Shock category:

Be as delicate as possible. If communication accomplishes something on the gross but damages something on the level of feeling then it is a spiritual loss! The feeling is more important for life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Silence category:

This is not the inert silence of a stone, but creative silence. We have to find it for ourselves. We decrease activity until silence becomes creative, and we sit in creative silence and close the gates of perception for insight into the content of life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Sleep category:

Sleep in the bliss of God. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Strength category:

If we are all strong, stable, we can set our sail with any wind in the world that comes along. We make up our own direction. If we are not strong, we are like a leaf in the wind and the world's winds will take us where THEY wish, not where WE wish. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Stress category:

Naturalness is the basis of effectiveness. If one poses to be something else, one loses the charm of naturalness. The result is that one accumulates stress. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Success category:

Success in anything is through happiness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Survival category:

Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Teaching category:

The most effective teachers embody the teaching they give out. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Thinking category:

We do not think of life - we live it. We do not think of ourselves too much. We do not think of others too much... We just behave in a natural way. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Thought category:

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Time category:

The factor of time is very vital in life. Those who have accomplished great things in the world have been those who valued time in their life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Universe category:

Just as a mountain of snow is nothing but water, so also the whole of the universe is nothing but ananda (bliss). (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - From the Work category:

Hard labour to succeed in the world? Hard labour no, no, human constitution, human physiology, human intelligence is made of infinite creative potential of Natural Law and therefore no-one has to work hard for success. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Margaret Young - From the Life category:

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards. They try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. (Margaret Young)