“Truly, wisdom springs from meditation; without meditation, wisdom wanes; having known these two paths of progress and decline, let one conduct oneself so that wisdom may increase”. Buddha Dhammapada.
“For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not coming into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.” Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
“For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so his mind will remain the greatest enemy.” Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
“A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires — that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still — can alone achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires.” Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
Neither shall they say ‘lo here!’ or ‘lo there!’ for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.” Jesus, the Bible
If by giving up a lesser happiness, one may behold a greater one, let the wise man give up the lesser happiness in consideration of the greater happiness.” Buddha, Dhammapada
“Chant Hare Krishna and your life will be sublime.” Srila Prabhupada
All glory to the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, which cleans the mirror of the heart and thus extinguishes the blazing fire of material miseries. The chanting is the benediction moon that spreads the white lotus of good fortune for all living entities. It is the life and soul of all education, it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and enables us to fully taste the nectar of life at every step”.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Shikshastaka.