Guru is the connecting link between God and man.
A Master must himself be merged in the Divine. He is really the Master.
To trace the Great Personality is the real difficulty, which depends upon to some extent upon one’s samskars.
Great personalities of caliber, though very rare indeed, have been in existence at all times and shall ever be.
The glory of God is reflected only in the heart which is pure like mirror.
God has no mind and requires human mind for connecting with Reality as it has evolved.
Even the idea of God as Power or Energy is still a limited conception.
God is neither Nirguna nor Saguna but beyond both. “He is what He is”.
It is very difficult to explain God because there is nothing to compare Him with. We are therefore compelled to take up the method of contrast.
The nectar of real life is for him and him alone who brings himself up to the standard required for the purpose.
I have never seen one whom have firmly resolved to reach the ocean of bliss, might have remained short of it.
Laziness is surrender to self which is suicidal for spiritual growth and it can also breed cancer.
We should never give way to the feeling of despondency which is the worst drawback and the deadliest poison to spiritual life.
Dejections and disappointments weaken our will and shatter our firmness.
Prejudice is the greatest evil, rather deadliest poison to spiritual life.
We should be as light as cotton so that we may start our flight towards Him with help of a single push from a capable Master.
“You should mould your life after the example of water – fowl, who has its feathers dry, when it emerges from a dip in water”.
Honesty pays in the end and dishonesty only in the beginning.
One should lead a simple and pious life in constant Divine consciousness, discharging properly all his worldly responsibilities and duties.
If spiritual side is perfect, and the worldly imperfect, I would call it crippled perfection. Man must try to become a perfect human being, not God.
We should see to our duty and not to that of others, in keeping with the motto, ‘ He will not give up his bad habit. Why should we change our good habit’.
That person is superior who keeps himself free from every work, even while performing every job.
Thoughts are like the dust which flies with the air, but constructs no building because they have no power in it. When you give them power they become strong like the mound of white ants.
If passions are made extinct, intelligence will altogether be lost. The reason is that passions create impulse, and impulse creates intelligence.
Anger and passion are the creation of the Divine. Nobody can destroy God’s creation, but we can only modify it. Destroy your own creation.
Half the distance is crossed if a man enters the field with a firm mind.
Self effort alone is not sufficient. It must be supplemented by the Master’s support.
Impatience or constant restlessness to reach the goal in the shortest possible time is, thus, by far the most important factor which contributes to our speedy success.
No practice is of any avail unless it guarantees moderation in the mental tendencies of the practitioner
Mind can be known by mind and Divinity can be known by Divinity, or in other words we should use the Divine Power for the sake of Divinity.
The way which leads to the Almighty is one and only one alone. The method to reach Him will always be the one which is perpendicular.
Do not follow the path because it has been followed by majority of men, for the majority may not always be right and is more often led by only chosen few, who, in all possibility might have been misled.
Do not follow the path because it is the oldest, for the oldest one may be most ill suited to the changed conditions of the world and the society.
God is simple and extremely subtle. Simple and subtle means are needed for the realization of the Subtlest Being.
Everybody likes freedom. But few take care to acquire ‘freedom from freedom’.
Freedom from bondage is liberation.
We are all brethren connected intellectually, morally and spiritually- the main Goal of human life.
That you seek for, will be found close to you, rather with you, nay, you might yourself be that which you seek for.
Duty for duty’s sake is without doubt “Nishkama Karma” (selfless action) and to realize our goal of life is our bounden duty.
Changeless state is there but we are connected with the changeable and we either take interest in it or hate it, and both are the links for bondage.
The burning desire for Realization brings the goal nearer.
We have brought with us the very essence of Infinity and we should try to keep close to It in order to give freedom to our thought for absorption in Infinite.
The final point of approach is where every kind of force, power, activity or even stimulus disappears and a man enters a state of complete negation; Nothingness or Zero.
A man can be a real man only when his eye is diverted towards his inner self. Therein lies the real quest for Reality.
It is the Law of Nature that He does everything necessary to open the door of evolution.
All of us are proceeding towards Divinity or the Goal of life- some consciously and some unconsciously.
The religion can help you to understand only “that there is something more to perceive in Nature”.
Religion is only a preliminary stage for preparing man for his march on the path of freedom.
Lord Krishna has made it clear in the Geeta that worship of God may lead you at the most to their sphere only, which is a limited one and far below the point of liberation.
We should avoid the worship of concrete things so that we may rise above and catch it.
If we keep ourselves bound fast to a particular form or practice without clear idea of its real significance and final approach, we are probably committing the greatest blunder.
If a man is a slave of his habits also an idolater. If we suppose anything and it does not exist, that is also idolatry. If a man loves his family , children and so on , he is also an idolater. Any attachment towards material things is idolatry. It can altogether be abolished only when the thought does not take any such impressions. If it comes , it is thrown back automatically. But such is the case after a long reach. We should avoid the worship of concrete things so that we may rise above and catch it. There are men who , even if any practical hint for realization be given, will not leave idolatry of the rocky type.
Religions is for masses and spirituality is for selected few.
God belongs to no caste, creed or society. Hence there must be no difference between man and man on that basis.
Our blind faith in formalities keeps us in the dark regarding the Reality and unconsciously we develop the feeling of hatred against those who believe in other forms of rituals.
If we keep ourselves bound fast to a particular form or practice without a clear idea of its real significance and final approach, we are probably committing the greatest blunder.
I tried idol worship. I noticed that it was dragging me back instead of taking me forward and I was compelled to give it up.
We should avoid the worship of concrete things so that we may rise above it.
The religion which was generally considered to be link between man & God, has now become a barrier instead.
Universal love, the very fundamental basis of religion having disappeared altogether.
Present day religion has become only a relic of the past or the bones of the dead.
It is the practical thing which will weave your destiny under a guide who has covered the entire distance up to the Origin.
Dogmas can do you no good.
Religion can help you to understand only that there is something more to perceive in Nature.
Religion is only a preliminary stage for preparing man for his march on path of freedom.
Religion is really the signpost on the way to God Realisation, but you will have to pave the right way for yourself.
The idea should be to proceed from the finite to the Infinite.
In my opinion, we have solved the mystery if, somehow, we are able to solve our problem of life.
Man’s persistent effort has been to unravel the mystery of Nature and it has widened the frontiers of knowledge.
If burning desire is there for Realization, Master will reach the seeker’s door.
Realization is not at all difficult for those who have real craving for it.
Deserve only, desire nothing.
Spirituality is a sort of consciousness of the Highest.
Material Science cannot explain further after matter is left out.
Everyone must be prepared to gladly welcome what is destined to befall and should come to the path of spirituality whereby alone one’s welfare can be assured.
Spiritual Renaissance has already commenced, and India shall again lead the world, no matter how long time it may take.
There was a time when India was at the highest pinnacle of spiritual glory, claiming to be the world-teacher of religion and spirituality.
The world will soon realize that no nation on the surface of the earth can survive without spirituality as its base.
Sages of India always utilized the power of Creation for the reformation of humanity.
Everyone must be prepared to meet his end. That means he must attain the highest spiritual level as early as possible so that he may not have to regret when his end comes.
Life is not the life we are living. There is something beyond and beyond
Majority of the people feel nothing but their own body. Soul has no value to them.
We are a part of Nature. We should abide by Nature and not try to beat Nature.
It is a hidden dictum of Nature that every soul must live a happy and restful life. If we do otherwise, we are spoiling His world.
We are so far been extroverts but now we have to become introverts by turning our mind inwards.
Only the life of practicality is required for the solution of the problem of life.
Merits of a thing can be rightly judged only by direct experience.
We are bred to have union with Reality which we have emerged from.
It is for every living soul to wake up to his spiritual needs for the Realisation of the Ultimate.
A good many of them must have tasted ‘peace’ but let us now have a taste of that for a spark of which one might well forego a thousand states of peace and calmness.
People think satisfaction is peace, so they are not peaceful, but only satisfied.
When I used to go to my Master, people used to come to Him for Realization. Now most of the persons who come to me want only Peace. Time has brought such a change.
Everybody is hungry for peace. But the difficulty is that nobody knows what peace is.
On looking at people, I feel pity that they have forgotten themselves, and are involuntarily diverted towards the world under the influence of the destructive nature of time.
Mankind, today, is groping in the darkness of materialism.
It is owing to my profound attachment with humanity that I lay down the feelings of my heart to be bubbled up into the hearts of my fellow-beings, the very part and parcel of my own being.
Pain is not of course any child’s play. The greatest saints have passed away, ever thirsting for it.
The state of peace is dormant, while the state of satisfaction is active. Peace at the Ultimate state becomes non-peace peace, and satisfaction at its ultimate state becomes gross and heavy.
Satisfaction is the production of man where as peace is the production of God.
‘Sam’ means the state of balance; ‘Adhi’ means what was in the beginning. Samadhi means the condition which was in the beginning; i.e. when we came here for the first time.
We are searching for the potentiality which creates consciousness.
Consciousness is not our Goal. It is only a toy for children to play with.
Anything away from matter can be called Truth that is what remains where matter ends, is called Truth. But where both these things end what do you call it?
Generally people admire ‘Truth’ as it appears in the form of consciousness.
The state of negation, which we are craving for and which is the real life, abides in ‘Tam’ and all activities cease before one reaches that point.
State of ‘Tam’ is the only thing worth achieving for a true yogi.
Generally people consider ‘Sat’ to be Reality and treat it as the yard stick for measuring the knowledge of God. In fact, it is all the sphere of ‘Tam and Tam’ alone.
Naked form of God appears only to those who really go swimming in the waves and reach near about Centre.
Realization is only the transformation of the Inner Being of its Real Nature.
Realization can be better defined as the state of changelessness, which is a condition seldom bestowed on man even in the course of thousands of years.
Realization, is neither, a game of contest with nerves and muscles nor a physical pursuit involving austerity, penance or mortification.
Most of the scholarly saints have defined the state of Realization in numerous odd ways, but to me it appears that so far as it can be defined it is not Realization at all. It is really a dumb state which is beyond expression.
When we want to humour a baby we pose innocence like it; so also for realizing Him we have ourselves to become God-like.
Realization of God means the same as the realization of the Self.
Realization is not possible unless moderation and balance are restored.
Will, faith & confidence are the elementary factors which contribute to an easy success on the path of Realization.
When our final aim is merging in Bhuma or the Ultimate, the state of darshana or vision can by no means be taken as final.
Real Bliss is that in which there is no Bliss. So long there is sensation of Bliss there is Maya included in it.
Reality dawns upon him alone who goes back along with Nature making himself subtler and subtler.
Reality is beyond force, excitement or heat. It is similar to the state which prevailed before heat came into existence.
Simplicity is the quintessence of God. It is the life substance of Nature. All activity and movement start from this. This alone is totally real.
Human perfection lies in realizing Master as one’s own Master, and oneself as His devotee, and being busy doing His service.
Philosophical descriptions will only give mental pleasure and not eternal bliss.
Man’s power is not known by man because Godliness is not there.
Raj yoga was first introduced by a great Rishi who lived 72 generations prior to Raja Dasharath of Surya dynasty.
Raj yoga is the old system or science followed by great Rishis and saints to help them in realizing self or God.
Yoga is the oldest thing in India.
Viveka and Vairagya are not the means but the result of some means.
The feeling of Vairagya in the real sense and with the lasting results can be developed after thorough cleaning and due moderation.
I do not ask you to detach yourself from the world, but I ask you to attend to everything with a conscious idea of the Divine.
Renunciation truly means non-attachment with worldly objects and not the non possession of things.
Miseries are commonly considered to be detestable, but there have been sages who voluntarily courted miseries, thinking them to be a boon and have often prayed to God for them.
Constant Brooding over our own afflictions increases our worries.
The presence of afflictions is in fact a positive proof of the very existence of man.
Regarding troubles of the world, nobody having material form is free. Even our Avatars were not free from troubles.
Fewer the desires, lesser shall be our miseries.
Desires are the main cause of miseries.
The real evil is only our undue attachment to the things which we are associated with. This is the main cause of our suffering.
All that is born of attachment is misery.
Even little sacrifice today may count much in bringing forth the greatest results.
Service and sacrifice are the two instruments to build up the temple of spirituality, love is of course the foundation.
It is no doubt good to serve the cause of others but better would it be to look one’s own moral uplift first.
The wisdom of man is that he should make the unfavourable things favourable.
Jnana or knowledge extends from the baser level of common understanding to the higher level of inner enlightenment.
It is almost meaningless to call one a Jnani without defining his level of approach or the limit of knowledge realized by him.
Knowledge from books is simply erudition based upon others experiences, attainment of brain alone, and not the practical knowledge based on self-experience and not attainment of heart.
As a matter of fact knowledge picked up from books or scriptures is no knowledge at all in the real sense of the word.
It is everyone’s own selfishness which gets entrenched in all, and makes all of them to be imagined as strangers.
Simple man is he who knows nothing about himself.
When we are out of wisdom we become fools. When we are out of Reality we become Satan.
Jnani is the one who does not lament over the past and is grateful for the present.
The Reality within and without is Jnana.
The real knowledge of a state means complete identicality with the state we have merged in.
Knowledge is only an achievement of brain whereas realization is the awakening of soul.
Avidya has no existence without Vidya or Vidya without Avidya.
Ignorance (Avidya) and Knowledge (Vidya) are two extremities of the same thing.
It is quite true that the Vedas came into existence at the time of the creation of the universe.
Veda is really that condition which was before the time of the creation of the universe.
On the backside of the First Mind there is Centre or the state of ‘Tam’. When you realize yourself to become one with that state you have realized the true Reality.
We owe our origin to that mind which we call the First mind or Super Mind of Almighty.
The process of manifestation started with Kshob, which stirred up a churning moment in the sphere of Latent Motion.
The root cause of the entire universe from the finest to the grossest is the inner most centre the base or Zero. We may call it as God or Brahma.
The Akasha or the space is the Absolute. It is not composed of particles nor is there any action in it. It is perfectly pure and unalloyed.
We see the space endless and eternal, so we conclude God as well, to eternal.
The composition of man also is exactly the same as that of the universe.
Man is bipolar being. It has got its root nearest to the Base and the other end towards the world.
Man is nature’s instrument.
The consciousness of individuality was first covering in the composition of the man.
Existence of the soul can be traced out as far back as to the time of creation when the soul existed in its naked form as a separate entity.
The world is a living image of God in which His power is working all through.
Self is all pervading in man just as it is pervading in entire Universe, taking the Universe as an integral Whole.
Feeling of surrender, if cultivated by forced and mechanical means, seldom proves to be genuine.
Negation is really nothing but nullifying the energy which had contributed to the formation of the solid form or the positive phase.
State of surrender begins after complete negation of all senses and faculties for which we proceed by elementary rules of devotion.
When we surrender ourselves to the great Master, we begin to attract a constant flow of the highest Divine force from Him.
To stiffen one’s neck is a defect. So long as it is not removed, one is not aware of one’s own base.
True faith is really an unspeakable virtue which is beyond the scope of religion.
Faith promoted by inducement offered by outwardly attractive features and display of pretty materialistic achievements is no faith at all but may rightly be termed as persuasion.
The meaning of faith is that one should firmly link up his thought with the courage of the teacher.
Faith in Reality, faith in the right course you have adopted for realization, faith in the worthy Master whom you have submitted to, this is the rock upon which you must build your edifice of spirituality if you really aim at success.
Faith, in true sense, is lively link connecting the mortal with immortal.
Faith is really the foundation of the entire structure of spirituality.
The Perfection of the human nobility lies in a devotee being always within the sphere of devotion.
Devotion is actuated by the real craving – a craving which when fulfilled does not give rise to another in its place but puts an end to all cravings.
True ‘Bhakti’ [devotion] is devoid of any physical desire related to the senses.
Bhakti is the means of achieving the goal and not the goal itself.
We practice devotion in order to achieve communication with the Supreme Master.
Devotion is lashing in the wave of Almighty with unawareness of the fact of why I am doing and for what I am doing it.
If your heart has tasted the taste of love, you would also have preached to others that to melt away in love only is the real reward of life.
Love is the Inner Awakening to Reality.
Remove hatred universal love is there.
Fear is the production of the lower mind and love is the production of the higher mind.
Love is only positive thinking and hatred is negative thinking.
Remembrance is almost akin to the vibration which had developed at the time of Creation for the purpose of bringing existence into Being.
The remembrance of everything should merge in the remembrance of the One- the Ultimate, resounding all through in every particle of his being.
The purpose of the constant remembrance is that he has realized his own serfdom and Lord’s Mastership.
Constant remembrance, in fact, is a natural development of meditation practice.
We proceed on from quality to substance and thence to its Ultimate.
If remembrance is there, take it for granted the remembered one is close to you.
Mere consciousness of God cures many of the evils of the mind and removes difficulties from our path.
Silence is a part of a few grains of spirituality and not the Reality itself.
Going beyond, everything is silent and silence itself becomes silent.
By the prayer we go from outside noise to outside silence. By cleaning, we go from outside silence to inside silence.
When a person creates a strong craving in himself, he is in a state of prayer.
In prayer we stand before Him as an humble suppliant presenting to him our true state and completely resigning ourselves to His Will.
Prayer is the sign of devotion with the holy Divine.
It is also a sheer folly to pray to the Great Master for the worldly gains except in the most special cases.
Hymns and prayers offered generally result in flattery when one is dumb to the real spirit of the essential character.
One should recognize one’s own defects, and go on dropping these out of oneself one by one.
The desires mould our physical and mental actions and lead to the formation of solid-impressions, adding thus more and more coverings to the soul.
When we do something by applying our ‘head and heart’ (intellect and interest) we form impressions in the Original thing.
Nature wants to keep everything pure and crystal clear just as it had originally come down in the beginning.
Light is only the shadow of Reality and not Reality itself.
Crying for the light is nothing short of a mad fantasy, which displays its own colourfulness.
Concentration is one of the instruments for revelation only.
Man can never ‘get’ God by concentration.
Waiting is also a sort of intense remembrance which is greatly beneficial to spirituality.
In meditation you wait for something and that is God.
Meditation on the heart is the easiest and the most beneficial.
Meditation a part of Raj yoga is the only thing that can lead you to the end.
Transmission gives a new life to the sleeping condition of man and prepares for the highest approach reserved for human beings.
Transmission is the power working through the channels of pure mind.
Transmission is the utilization of the Divine force for the transformation of man.
Spiritual training for the attainment of the higher stages is only possible by the process of yogic Transmission and by no other means.
Sages have often, through power of transmission changed the entire nature of man at a mere glance.
We receive power from our thought. It happens when we create harmony between the things of our making and those made by Him, in His way.
The basis of words is thought alone. If thoughts are pure the words will also be pure and effective.
Thought is rust of Reality.
Actual realization comes only after training in the realm of practice and for that, knowledge or erudition proves to be of little assistance.
If one can sell his heart i.e. make gift of it to the Divine Master, hardly anything more remains to be done. This shall naturally bring him to the state of absorbency in Infinite Reality.
Moderation means balance in all senses and faculties, nothing more or less than what is naturally required at the time for any specific purpose without its slightest impression on the mind.
If our mind comes to a harmonious state, circumstances and environments will have no effect on it and there will be no disturbance within.
Break off from ‘this’ and connect yourself with ‘That’.
Abhyasi should not dictate terms and ways and lines for his spiritual training, because the teacher alone can understand what is best for an abhyasi.
Our restlessness will pave for us the way to reach the Goal, just like when the time for the beginning of Creation came, the Latent Motion was restless to make the way for itself and its restlessness opened the way for it.
For every progress rise and fall are necessary.
He alone can climb up a height who has created in himself recognition of his lowliness.
If a seeker on the path of spirituality wipes off the idea of highest potency of God, he shall never be able to push himself towards it.
Constant of growth of lightness of mind and spirit is the surest test of spiritual progress.
The main purpose of training is that a man should begin to imbibe within him as much Godly attributes as possible.
If we want to advance in spirituality we should begin from Infinity in finiteness. In this way, we establish relations with the Real Being.
The path nearest to your self is the path nearest to God.
Seek in you and you will find in yourself, the Master is there. But when? Only when you are not there.
The need of a Guru or Master grows greater and greater as we go on advancing and securing higher stages.
When we are perfectly convinced of Guru’s superior capabilities, only then our submission in true sense begins.
Repeated association with Guru for sometime brings us in closer touch with great soul and his supremacy begins to be established in our heart.
Guru must be a selfless man and a true servant of humanity at large, teaching people out of pure love without any ulterior selfish motive of name, fame or money.
It is better to remain without a Guru all the life than to submit to the guidance of an unworthy Guru.
A guru who has not transcended the limits of the senses is not at all a guru in the true sense.
The very presence of the idea of Guru shows that he cherishes in his heart a feeling of self importance or greatness.
If the idea of being a Guru crosses his mind even once in life he becomes unworthy of being a guru for all his life.
Guru is taken into account as the personification of the Supreme.