1. Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining it and solving it.
2. Where the heart is full of kindness which seeks no injury to another, either in act or thought or wish, this full love creates an atmosphere of harmony, whose benign power touches with healing all who come within its influence. Peace in the heart radiates peace to other hearts, even more surely than contention breeds contention.
3. Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.
4. Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked.
5. Asanas bring perfection in body, beauty in form, grace, strength, compactness, and the hardness and brilliance of a diamond.
6. When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations; your conscious expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great, new and wonderful world.
7. There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we may be experiencing suffering.
8. When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence.
9. The heart and mind can find peace and harmony by contemplating the transcendental nature of the true self as supreme effulgent life.