Never producing pain by thought, word, and deed, in any living being, is what is called Ahimsâ, non-injury.
We become pitiable and ridiculous when we imbibe an unreasoned mysticism in our life without any natural or substantial basis. People like us, who are proud to be revolutionary in every sense, should always be prepared to bear all the difficulties, anxieties, pain and suffering which we invite upon ourselves by the struggles initiated by us and for which we call ourselves revolutionary.
All objective pleasure in the long run must bring pain, because of the fact of change or death.
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
The spirit is the cause of all our thoughts and body-action, and everything, but it is untouched by good or evil, pleasure or pain, heat of cold, and all the dualism of nature, although it lends its light to everything.
If something can bring you great pleasure, it can also bring you pain.
Life is pain
Some imaginations help to break the bondage of the rest. The whole universe is imagination, but one set of imaginations will cure another set. Those that tell us that there is sin and sorrow and death in the world are terrible. But the other set – thou art holy, there is God, there is no pain – these are good, and help to break the bondage of the others. The highest imagination that can break all the links of the chain is that of the Personal God.