Gaur Gopal Das Quotes (Life’s Amazing Secrets)

Gaur Gopal Das Quotes

Gaur Gopal Das is an ex-engineer, now a monk, life coach, and motivational speaker. He runs a youtube channel named-Gaur Gopal Das and shares several motivational and spiritual videos. Gaur Gopal Das is helping and healing people with his words of wisdom.

He lives a simple ashram life and is following his passion for helping the world. Also, he is a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He is the writer of another popular book -The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose, and Lasting Happiness.

I have listed the best Gaur Gopal Das Quotes from the book Life’s Amazing Secrets, hoping that this post motivates you to live a happy life.

1. “It was the Buddha who said, ‘Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, we cannot live without a spiritual life.”

2. “Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one that finds the gold.” —Proverbs 11:27

3. “As you become successful, do not forget the keys to happiness.”

4. “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself . . . Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”—Nelson Mandela

5. “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” —Democritus

6. “Having a friend to listen to your problems and discuss them with you is the beginning of finding a solution.”

7. “Our silent presence can be more powerful than a million empty words.”

8. “We must find positivity in the bleakest situations and live by the principle of gratitude.”

9. “We learned about gratitude and humility—that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean . . . and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” —Michelle Obama

10. “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

11. “The sands of time slow for no man.”

12. “Many people today belittle the power of prayers.”

13. “Stop and reflect on your life regularly. Pressing the pause button to practice gratitude is the way to make it a constant in your life.”

14. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” —Leonardo da Vinci

15. “We must press pause and stop to smell the roses.”

16. “When things are beyond your control and there is nothing you can do, why worry?”

17. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” —Leo Buscaglia

18. “Spiritual practice is the foundation of our happiness. It guides us in times of turmoil and grounds us in times of joy.”

19. “Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

20. “Meditation is like a plane: It first takes you high, then far away and then further away imperceptibly.”

21. “We should deal with each other sensitively; our attitude towards life affects how we act in our relationships.”

22. “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” —Solomon

23. “There are many ways to perceive others. We should start choosing the one which magnifies the positive and avoids the negative.”

24. “It is strange that sword and words have the same letters. Even more strange is that they have the same effect if not handled properly.” —Anonymous

25. “Corrective feedback can make or break our relationships.”

26. “Beyond any other need, the greatest longing of every individual is to give love and to be loved.”

27. “Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you, just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism, and a great deal of candour.” —Tom Hanks

28. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” —Martin Luther King, Jr

29. “Forgiveness is hard to theorize. It is a bit like salt: you know only when it’s missing.”

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30. “Our relationships are stronger when they contain a spiritual component. There are three different ways to become good friends with someone.”

31. “Forgiveness is a complex concept. We must understand it thoroughly to be able to internalize it.”

32. “At work we tend to compare and compete with others, instead of comparing and competing with

33. “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful . . . that’s what matters to me.” —Steve Jobs

34. “Earn with integrity, spend with compassion.” —Radhanath Swami

35. “To find your purpose in life, you must go on a journey of self-discovery'”

36. “Sometimes the warrior feels as if he were living two lives at once . . . There is a bridge that links what I do with what I would like to do, he thinks. Slowly, his dreams take over his everyday life, and then he realizes that he is ready for the thing he always wanted. Then all that is needed is a little daring, and his two lives become one.” —Paulo Coelho

37. “Spirituality helps develop good character. It is character that shines bright when words fail to do so.”

38. “Live your life in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.” —Anonymous

39. “You can be completely selfish, completely selfless, or any of the combinations in between. Life is a journey from being selfish to becoming selfless.”

40. “Act without expectation.” —Lao Tzu

41. “The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” —Muhammad Ali

42. “In Sanskrit, service is called seva. Adding a spiritual element to our seva can make it more fulfilling.”

43. “You need an attitude of service. You’re not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them.” —David Green

44. “We can increase our scope of selflessness beyond our family by serving our community, city, or even nation.”

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45. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” —Desmond Tutu

46. “Feeling peaceful, happy and content is not about avoiding challenges in our life, but about how we navigate through these challenges to reach the type of life we want to live.”

47. Fight the strong urge to judge someone based on an initial interaction with them. Everyone has a fascinating story that we know nothing about.”

48. “The paradox of our times is that those who have the most can often be the least satisfied.”

49. “To accept someone when everything is going right is easy. But when things are falling apart around you and you stick together, that’s the test of a relationship. Love is when we have every reason to break up but we do not.”

50. “Watch your thoughts, they turn into words. Watch your words, they turn into actions. Watch your actions, they turn into habits. Watch your habits, they turn into character. Watch your character, it turns into your destiny.’ It all begins with a thought.

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