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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on mind, passions, indulgence, happiness, and poverty

We notice that the mind is a restless bird; the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied. The more we indulge our passions the more unbridled they become. Our ancestors, therefore, set a limit to our indulgences. They saw that happiness was largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor.... Millions will always remain poor.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on purification, self-purification, passion, passions, love, hatred, attachment, and repulsion

[The] path of self-purification is hard and steep. [One] has to become absolutely passion-free in thought, speech and action to rise above the opposing currents of love and hatred, attachment and repulsion. I know that I have not in me as yet that triple purity in spite of constant ceaseless striving for it. That is why the world's praise fails to move me, indeed it very often stings me. To conquer the subtle passions seems to me to be harder far than the physical conquest of the world by the force of arms.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 62

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on disease, hunger, and passions

The hunger of passions is the greatest disease.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: the path of perfection‎ - Page 64 by Juan Mascaró. v. 203

Contributed by: Zaady

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