6 Quotes from Classical South Asian Philosophy and Poetry to Uplift and Inspire

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Classical South Asian philosophy encompasses such a rich, beautiful millieu of wisdom and insights that have transcended time, and continued to inspire people around the world. At Sachi Skin, we’ve always been rooted in ancient wisdom, so we wanted to share some quotes, taken from things like the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita, as well as from poets like Rumi, to offer some new and profound perspectives on life and self-realization. The modern world is ever-moving and sometimes overwhelming, so we invite you to enjoy these teachings with us. 



"You have the right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions." - Bhagavad Gita
This quote reminds us to focus on the journey rather than being attached to the outcome. It encourages us to embrace the process, act with integrity, and let go of expectations.

"In the stillness of the mind, I saw myself as I am: unbound." - Ashtavakra Gita
This quote highlights the liberation that comes from quieting the mind and realizing our true nature. It encourages us to seek inner stillness and discover the boundless essence within.

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." - Buddha
This well-known quote from the Buddha emphasizes the power of our thoughts in shaping our reality. It inspires us to cultivate positive and mindful thinking to manifest a life filled with peace and joy.

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi
Rumi's profound words remind us of our inherent connection to the universe. It encourages us to recognize our vast potential and the divine essence that resides within us.



"You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny." - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
This quote emphasizes the power of our desires and intentions in shaping our destiny. It reminds us to align our actions with our true aspirations to manifest a fulfilling and purposeful life.

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda's quote emphasizes the significance of passion and love in our endeavors. It encourages us to pursue our true calling, as it is through genuine devotion that we can achieve greatness.



These ideas mean so much to us. We just wanted to take a second to appreciate the rich philosophical heritage we’ve come from, and to remind everyone to step back and reflect.  

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