True meditation consists in closing the eyes and ears of the mind to all else except the object of one's devotion. Hence closing of eyes during the prayers is an aid to such concentration.
The basis of my vegetarianism is not physical, but moral. If anybody said that I should die if I did not take beef tea or mutton, even on medical advice, I would prefer death. That is the basis of my vegetarianism.
When I see a cow, it is not an animal to eat, it is a poem of pity for me and I worship it and I shall defend its worship against the whole world.
But you can wake a man only if he is really asleep; no effort that you may make will produce any effect upon him if he is merely pretending sleep.
If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.