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If you treat your tools, including your own body and mind, with reverence, every activity will be a joyful and fruitful process.

— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

But joy is never tomorrow; it is always now.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The path of love is not a tedious path. It’s a path of joy. It’s a path of singing and dancing.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The three gunas [qualities] happen: sattva, rajas and tamas. These three gunas come in cycles into our life. When sattva comes, there is alertness, knowledge, interest, joy, happiness – everything comes. When rajo guna comes there is more desire, feverishness, restlessness, and sadness. When tamo guna comes delusion, attachment, lack of knowledge, lethargy – all these come.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In joy there is neither desire nor ambition. Ambition promises joy somewhere in the future. It creates a mirage of joy and leaves frustration in your hands.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.

— Gautama Buddha

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.
Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

— Gautama Buddha

Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.

— Gautama Buddha

Live in joy, in love,
even among those who hate.

Live in joy, in health,
even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, in peace,
even among the troubled.

Look within, be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
know the sweet joy of the way.

— Gautama Buddha

When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

— Gautama Buddha

Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.

— Gautama Buddha

Conquest breeds hatred, for the conquered live in sorrow. Let us be neither conqueror nor conquered, and live in peace and joy.

— Gautama Buddha

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

— Rabindranath Tagore

When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy.

— Swami Vivekananda

If in this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine.

— Swami Vivekananda

It is always for greater joy that you give up the lesser. This is practical religion-the attainment of freedom, renunciation. Renounce the lower so that you may get the higher. Renounce! Renounce! Sacrifice! Give up! Not for zero. Not for nothing. But to get the higher.

— Swami Vivekananda