Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.
Since you are a human, your imagination of God is a huge man, If you were a buffalo you would be really thinking God is a huge buffalo, may be four horns
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
It's easier to love God because it's always easy to love somebody who is not here now, it's so easy. But if you have to love somebody who is sitting next to you right now, it costs life
God doesn't need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.
Short + God quotes ⇑Short Quotes
God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is 'no'.
This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.
God is consciousness. There is essentially nothing in the universe but mind or consciousness.
Where motion ceases, God begins
Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.
If you knew the immensity of what it means to be human, you would not talk about God or Heaven
Prayer means you are trying to talk to God. Meditation means you are willing to listen to God
True wisdom: understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things
God is nearer than the nearest, dearer than the dearest.
The way to God is not through the intellect but through intuition
The only purpose of life is to find God
The pleasures of the senses do not last; but the joy of God is everlasting. It is incomparable
Seclusion is the price of finding God
Love + God quotes ⇑Love Quotes
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.
There is nothing greater than love- God's quality of attraction and unity that is manifested in the soul of every being.
Giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone.. that is the way to live in this world.
Never count your faults. Just see that your love for God is deeply sincere. For God doesn't mind your imperfections: He minds your indifference.
When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.
It's a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love.
All souls are equal. The only difference between you and me is that I made the effort. I showed God that I love Him, and He came to me. Love is the magnet from which God cannot escape.
You think you want human love and prosperity, but behind these, it is your father(God) who is calling you. If you realize He is greater than all his gifts, you will find him
If you can apply the same zest for God that the miser feels toward his money, that the lover feels for his beloved, with which the drowning man gasps for air—when you concentrate those strong cravings upon God, then you will know Him
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
If people around you cannot help loving you, that's a nice way to be.. if you have made yourself in such a way that nobody around you can love you, then the only succor you have is God- it's the most unfortunate way to live
God's love is the supreme love. There is no love greater than that. The love that is born of instinct has its defects because it is compelled.
In seeking God, remember, there is one thing He lacks, one thing He is seeking from you: your love and devotion freely given to him from your heart
Many people may doubt that finding God is the purpose of life, but everyone can accept the idea that the purpose of life is to find happiness. I say that God is Happiness. He is Bliss. He is Love. He is Joy that will never go away from your soul
Religion + God quotes ⇑Religion Quotes
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence
There is no God and we are his prophets.
Self-realization is not something one can learn from books; it comes only through personal experience. Realization of Truth, the experience of God — not dogma merely — is what every religion should bring to its followers
The small waves and the big waves all arise from the same ocean. So, when we stand aside spiritually and view every person and every religion impersonally, we shall see that everything is made of God
Truth is One: If Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and other true emissaries of God came together, they would not quarrel but would drink from the same cup of God-communion.
I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.
If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't worry about it.
There are four principles we need to maintain: First, read the Word of God. Second, consume the Word of God until it consumes you. Third believe the Word of God. Fourth, act on the Word.
There is but one religion of God, one Truth underlying the different names of religion. That universal state of consciousness is very hard to attain unless one has Self-realization, the knowing that we are souls and that all souls are a part of the One God
The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.
I don't profess any religion; I don't think it's possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words 'spiritual' or 'spirituality.'
Faith + God quotes ⇑Faith Quotes
Whatever embodiment (a God-incarnate, a saint, or a deity) a devotee strives faithfully to worship, it is I who make his devotion unflinching
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one
The whole being of any Christian is faith and love. Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people.
Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God
This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
If you seek nothing but the will of God, He will always put you in the right place at the right time.
To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.
Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
When God is going to do something wonderful, He or She always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He or She starts with an impossibility.
Thought can come to you as simply gossip- It is harmless. Or as an ideology- now it's little strong, or as a philosophy- it's much stronger, the worst form is when it comes to you as the word of God, you cannot deny even the silliest thought. You have lost even the discriminatory process that you cannot even see this is stupid. It's stupid but it's holy
You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence.. To be fit for Self-realization man must be fearless.
So long as we believe in our heart of hearts that our capacity is limited and we grow anxious and unhappy, we are lacking in faith. One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.
Absolute, unquestioning faith in God is the greatest method of instantaneous healing.
I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith does not kill; where the one who reigns is God.
Life + God quotes ⇑Life Quotes
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
The purpose of life is to be free from suffering and to attain infinite bliss consciousness - and that is God
She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss the rest of your life.
Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.
Whether god or somebody else loves you does not make a difference for you. If you are loving, it makes your life very sweet
God is not a reality in your life; it is just a belief. What kind of God you believe in is just what kind of social situations you have been brought up in
Every seeker looks for ways of getting beneath the surface of life as it appears, and to experience life as it is. Different people call this quest by different names: searching for god, longing for personal fulfillment, seeking enlightenment, or seeking meaning.
God wants man to behold the changing pictures of personal and worldly life as a sort of variety entertainment
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.
God is not merely a name. God is the life that is surging within us; the Life by which we see and love one another.
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
Life should be chiefly service. Without that ideal, the intelligence that God has given you is not reaching out toward its goal.
Soul + God quotes ⇑Soul Quotes
Such is the paradox of creation, that God exists as the Soul of all men, creating and supporting them, yet does not Himself become entangled with them. And human beings, although saturated with God, are overcome by cosmic delusion and made subject to birth and death
God is reflected in miniature as the soul in the body of man. The soul in essence is a perfect reflection of the Divine; but through becoming identified with a body, it imagines itself to be the ego
True prayer is an expression of the soul, an urge from the soul. It is a hunger for God that arises from within, expressing itself to Him ardently, silently
Self-realization is the knowing—in body, mind, and soul—that we are one with the omnipresence of God
An ordinary person perceives himself as separate from God. The advanced yogi feels his soul as a wave in the ocean of Cosmic Consciousness. But the completely liberated yogi beholds his soul-wave as a manifestation of the Cosmic Ocean
In the universe, everything is made of the singular consciousness of God. When a spark of that consciousness is individualized by God, it becomes a soul
God, in relation to the soul, presumes a duality—the Object to be perceived, God; and the perceiver or experiencer, the soul.
The ultimate object of meditation is to attain conscious awareness of God, and of the soul's eternal oneness with Him
Learn the lesson that you are not a man nor a woman, but a soul made in the image of God. Otherwise, God will have to send you here again and again until you outgrow your ignorance and realize your true Self
As God is omnipresent in the cosmos but is undisturbed by its variety, so man, who as a soul is individualized Spirit, must learn to participate in this cosmic drama with a perfectly poised and equilibrated mind.
After uniting his soul to God, the yogi may still maintain the dual relation—the liberated devotee, and God as the Object of adoration
God encased the human soul successively in three bodies - the idea, or causal body; the subtle astral body, seat of man's mental & emotional natures; & the gross physical body
The temple of God is within your soul. Enter into this quietness and sit there in meditation with the light of intuition burning on the altar
Vocalized prayers are wonderful only if the attention is on God, and if the words are a call to God out of the abundance of the soul's desire for Him.
Funny + God quotes ⇑Funny Quotes
He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a 'HE', because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.
“God loves me” is of no consequence - he has to love the mistakes that he makes
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
If you are a believer, you know your God is waiting for you when you die, why don't you go? why are you delaying your progress towards God by going to hospitals? It is because you are not a true believer
It doesn't matter which religion, which nonsense you belong to, the moment you get God's stamp on what you believe in, that's it, you don't have to apply your intelligence and see what you are doing with life
Death + God quotes ⇑Death Quotes
To be an emperor of the whole earth is not the highest goal man can aim for, because he has to leave it all at death; but to possess cosmic consciousness, oneness with God
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.
If you're just conscious of your mortality you will naturally become spiritual. You will not become spiritual by thinking about God. You will become unrealistic, hallucinatory.
Only when you remind yourself of your death, you will turn spiritual. If you think of God, fantasies will come in your mind. No spirituality will come
Only when you become conscious, only when you are reminded of your own death, you will become a seeker. When you think God, you are not a seeker. You are just looking for more foolish nonsense in your life. Only when you think death, you turn spiritual, you seek.
The dance of life and death, prosperity and failure, have no reality except as dreams of God
When a dear one dies, instead of grieving unreasonably, realize that he has gone on to a higher plane at the will of God, and that God knows what is best for him. Rejoice that he is free
Death must be good, otherwise, God would not have ordained that it happen to everyone. Why live in fear of it?
If death were the end, then there is no God, and there are no realised masters - it is all a pack of lies. The great ones wouldn't urge you to became better, for what would be the use if, good or bad, we are all junked at the end of life?
The thoughts that predominate at the time of death can bring you either salvation — if your supreme desire is for God — or rebirth. If you are filled with worldly desires, those thoughts impinge themselves on the subtle body and bring the soul back into another earthly incarnation
Heart + God quotes ⇑Heart Quotes
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
I am seated in the hearts of all living beings, and from Me come memory, knowledge, as well as forgetfulness.
Remembrance of God is to the heart as water is to a fish; see what happens to a fish when it is taken out of water
You must convince your heart that whatever God has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.
He who keeps his heart near God will find peace and tranquility, whilst he who gives his heart to the people will find restlessness and apprehension.
Just behind the words of your speech, just behind your thoughts, just behind the love of your heart, just behind your will, just behind your sense of I-ness, is the great spirit of God.
Never think that God does not answer your prayers. Every word you have whispered to Him He has written in His heart, and someday He will answer you.
A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
When the body and mind begin to get restless after sitting in the stillness as long as you can, that is the time to practice devotion. Talk to God from the heart.
Meditation + God quotes ⇑Meditation Quotes
Meditation is the effort to realize and express that pure consciousness which is the reflection, or image, of God within you
While meditating, don't concentrate on the results of meditation. Meditate, rather, to please God. If you seek results, you will be disappointed if they don't come
Prayer means you are trying to tell God what to do. Meditation means you understand your limitations and shut up
Let no devotee miss his daily appointment with God. The mind may suggest the movies or some other distraction; but when the time comes for God each day, keep that holy engagement
When a person is really sleepy, can't he fall asleep anywhere? So is it with the person who loves God. He can meditate even in a train station or in the market place
When the joy of God, felt in meditation with the stillness of breath, remains continuously in the soul, then the physical temptation vanishes forever
Meditation is the method of realizing the connection between one's body-circumscribed life energy and the infinite Cosmic Energy of God, the connection between the conscious and subconscious states and the Cosmic Consciousness of God
The sincere devotee loves God deeply whether he is nonactive and silently meditating on God, or in the midst of a whirl of outer activities. He is awake in God during all hours and in all walks of life.
Into the temple of peace come Thou, O Lord of Joy! Enter my shrine of meditation, O Bliss God! Sanctify me with Thy presence.
Meditation is that special form of concentration in which the attention has been liberated from restlessness and is focused on God. Meditation is concentration used to know God
Humor + God quotes ⇑Humor Quotes
I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank.
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.
All the miserable people in the world think there is something wrong with the creation; all the miserable people in the world think Creator has made a mistake
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it
Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.
"Apollo?” I guessed... He put a finger to his lips. “I'm incognito. Call me Fred.” A god named Fred?
I had a standing arrangement with God: I'd agree to believe in him-barely-so long as he let me sleep in on Sundays.
All God Quotes ⇑
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
To hunger and thirst after righteousness is when nothing in the world can fascinate us so much as being near God.
Restlessness and noise are two of the most troublesome factors in life, and you must conquer them before you can begin to acquire the inner peace that is necessary to know God
God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.
I am in love with every church And mosque And temple And any kind of shrine Because I know it is there That people say the different names Of the One God.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Give me the patience for the small things of life, courage for the great trials of life. Help me to do my best each day and then go to sleep knowing God is awake.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
The ocean cannot be received in a cup unless the cup is made as large as the ocean. Likewise, the cup of human concentration and human faculties must be enlarged in order to comprehend God
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
To perceive God and be united with his omnipresence is to own the whole cosmos with its myriad entertainments and ever new immortality
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God.
If you possess happiness you possess everything: to be happy is to be in tune with God.
Harmony with nature will bring you a happiness known to few city dwellers. In the company of other truth seekers, it will be easier for you to meditate and think of God
Turnin' nothin' into somethin' is God work, and you get nothin' without struggle and hard work
To the unenlightened, the drama (of life) often seems chaotic and unjust. But God purposely did not automatically make all people poor or all people millionaires, because if everyone were alike this drama could not go on
God doesn't take things away to be cruel. He takes things away to make room for other things. He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly.
It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.
He who is persistent will realize God. So try your best to make meditation a regular experience in your life.
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?'
God is the Eternal Consciousness, unchanging and indivisible, in which the illusions of time (change) and space (division) present an infinite variety of forms interacting in a progressive mode of past, present, and future
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.
God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.
You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.
A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.
If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.
Believe in God like you believe in the sunrise. Not because you can see it, but because you can see all it touches.
You don't walk blind into situations unless you are a believer, if you are somebody with sense you look around, you will see what is there and what is not there, not just in God, in so many other things
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.
God is not your judge; you are your own judge. If you act wrongly, you are going to punish yourself. If you act rightly, you will free yourself.
As God is the Essence of our own being, we cannot truly express ourselves until we learn to manifest His presence within us. That is the truth
The kingdom of God is not in the clouds, in some designated point of space; it is right behind the darkness that you perceive with closed eyes
The power of God is within you, so when your mind tells you a thing can't be done, say to that thought, "Get out! It can be done". And it will be, if you make up your mind
God has not to be earned. He has only to be sought. Meditation is the only way. Beliefs, reading books - these cannot give you realization... Meditation brings proof of the existence of God
If you get God's stamp on your philosophy, you don't have to turn back and look, you can just go on doing the same stupid thing endlessly. The moment you get God's stamp on your philosophy you don't have to use your intelligence anymore, you don't have to wonder what nonsense you are doing with your life
Once a person raises beyond certain limitations of his consciousness, every thought of his becomes the will of God itself
When you say fate, obviously it's something that you cannot do anything about. When you say luck, again obviously it's something that you cannot do anything about. When you say God, again it's something that you cannot do anything about. So only thing that's in your hands is effort. So put your 100% into your effort, what happens happens
The more you become 'I do not know' the deeper your seeking is, Seeking doesn't mean seeking something. If you have to seek, you should not make any assumptions. You already made an assumption, 'God is sitting up in the heaven, I am seeking him' this is not seeking, this is just hallucination.
The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift!
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
Everything is the vibration of God's consciousness condensed into electromagnetic images
One who looks from the cinema booth through the beam sees the villain and the hero both as pictures. When one is united with God, then and then only he sees no difference between good and evil.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
If you do good in secret, Allah will shower His good on you in public.
There is nothing impossible with God. All the impossibility is with us when we measure God by the limitations of our unbelief.
Is a diamond less valuable because it is covered with mud? God sees the changeless beauty of our souls. He knows we are not our mistakes
When a man beholds all separate beings as existent in the One that has expanded Itself into the many, he then merges with Brahman
As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don't let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.
The entire universe is God's cosmic motion picture, and that individuals are merely actors in the divine play who change roles through reincarnation;
The Spirit of God, I realized, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless tissues of light.
There is nothing higher than Me, or beyond Me. All things are strung to Me like a row of gems on a thread.
When you yearn for God with intensity, He will come to you.
The devotee who makes the supreme effort is the one who finds God. Not the one who keeps seeking excuses
He who finds joy within himself discovers that his body is charged with electric current, life energy, not from food but from God.
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.
God is not preparing the blessing for you, He is preparing you for the Blessing
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
The yogic symbolism of the ultimate is a flower because on the path of yoga, God is seen as an ultimate flowering.
Sleep is God. Go worship.
Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy
We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.
I have never been lonely because the source of creation has never left me for a moment, has never left anyone for a moment.
What you refer to as God or the Creator is pure intelligence - intelligence beyond logic
Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. you must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air
He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in me never loses sight of me, nor do I ever lose sight of him
God, the perfect ever-new unending Bliss, is the greatest temptation to the soul of man. He tests His children first with inferior temptations of the senses; when the man has rejected those in a proper spirit of wisdom, the superior divine treasures are revealed to him.
The secret of the cosmic game is that God hides his surprise, his bliss, behind the temptations of the world.
For those who think him (God) far away, He is far away; but for those who think Him near, He is ever near
You are God's child immortal, come on earth to entertain others and to be entertained.
I often think that the most sinful action in life is to admit failure, for in doing so, you deny the supreme power of your soul, God's image within you. Never give up.
A lazy person never finds God.
Your joy will stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking earthly pleasures. You will enjoy everything with the Joy that is God.
Through the suffering that comes to us, the Lord wants us to see that the world is not perfect. In this way, he helps us to break our attachment to it
Being infinite, God cannot be limited to any form, human or stone; yet He is manifest in all forms.
The beauty of God is vast. To enjoy flowers for their loveliness is good, but far greater is to see behind their purity and beauty the face of God.
God is Consciousness; God is absolute Existence; God is ever new Joy.
Everything is God.
When you look back at the booth, you see only the beam of light that is projecting the pictures on the screen. That this creation is naught but a motion picture, created out of God's light, seems incredible; but it is true.
God created this cosmic-dream play to entertain Himself and His children. He never meant for it to hurt His offspring. They injure themselves by not properly playing their parts
The only experience that is real, the only experience that brings happiness, is awareness of the presence of God.
It is an insult to your Self to be born, live, and die without knowing the answer to the mystery of why you were sent here as a human being in the first place. To forget God is to miss the whole point of existence
May Thy love burn forever on the altar of my heart, and may I be able to kindle love for Thee on all heart altars.
Beloved Divine Mother, hide no more. Destroy the wall of my ignorance, and appear unto me in all Thy splendor.
We are in a dream state. The only way to wake up is to refuse to recognize anything as reality except God
Lead me from the delusion of human attachment into the realization of thy love eternal, which plays hide-and-seek with me in all forms of human love.
Without shadows as well as light there could be no picture. Evil is the shadow that converts the one beam of God's light into pictures or forms. Therefore, evil is the shadow of God that makes this play possible
Theoretical knowledge cannot give you a realization about God. So don't waste your time on too much theory. Those who do so becomes lost in the jungle of reason and never get beyond mere theories
He who realizes that happiness is the highest goal, and who seeks happiness in God, follows the path of wisdom
The way to true happiness is to do your best in the role in which God has placed you, without creating further desires. Then you can be a king within, no matter what your outer conditions.
Man is the epitome of the whole creation. The material universe is the vast body of God, the cosmic electrical energy is the astral form of God, and the soul or life in everything is the essence of God. Everything has life; even a stone can feel pain
If the whole world were given to you, you would grow tired of it. No power or miracles can compare with the joy that is God. That perennial happiness is what everyone is seeking. God is ever new joy unto eternity. If you have that joy, it will never grow stale
Do not be enslaved by the senses. They are not meant to bind you with material desires, but to serve you with perceptions of good, which reflect God.
Analyzing good and evil, one should try to rise above both, realizing that sin and virtue cannot affect the nondual changeless soul that is made in the image of God
You have to awaken in order to perceive that God is everywhere and to realize that you have been dreaming. All of you are sitting here in this dream, and you are part of the dream
Intellectual knowledge of God does not mean that you know God. A great mistake in the modern world is reading about God or listening to sermons about Him without trying to commune with Him, thinking that actual communion with God is impossible
The love of the mother is close to the perfection of God's love, because she loves us when nobody else does; and she forgives when we are in error
Don't blame God or anyone else if you are suffering from disease, financial problems, emotional upsets. You created the cause of the problem in the past and must make a greater determination to uproot it now.
Trials do not come to destroy you, but to help you appreciate God better. God does not send those trials. They are of your own making—the effects of conscious or unconscious actions in the past, somewhere, sometime
Happiness depends to some extent upon external conditions, but chiefly upon mental attitudes. In order to be happy one should have good health, a well-balanced mind, a prosperous life, the right work, a thankful heart, and above all, knowledge of God
The soul temporarily dreams itself to be a body, experiencing its attendant joys and sorrows; though in reality, it is always the changeless image of God
God gives them delusion first, and not Himself, in order to carry on His dramatic scheme of creation. If He did not cover Himself with the veils of maya, there could be no Cosmic Game of creation
The essential proof of Self-realization—of God's consciousness in you—is to be truly and unconditionally happy. If you are receiving more and more joy in meditation, without cessation, you may know that God is making manifest His presence in you.
Proof of the existence of God is not to be found in books, nor in the words of others. It is in yourself.
You waste precious time each day. Every little moment you spent with God will be spent to your best advantage
I have no consciousness of possession. I can leave everything in a moment if God calls, for I am not bound to anything. And yet all things are mine.
Learn to see God in all persons, of whatever race or creed. You will know what divine love is when you begin to see your oneness with every human being, not before.
Prayer with devotion is a wonderful means of opening oneself to the freely flowing blessings of God, a necessary link of man's life to the Infinite Source of all benefaction.
Obedience to God's physical laws is the method for avoiding bodily ills.
if by one or two divings into the ocean of divine perception you do not find the pearls of God-communion, do not blame the ocean as lacking in the Divine Presence! Rather find fault with your skill in diving
The first proof of God's presence is ineffable peace. This evolves into joy humanly inconceivable. Once you have touched the Source of truth and life, all nature will respond to you. Finding God within, you will find Him without
He who is calm is fit for the kingdom of God. His mind is always still; never restless.
Guru is one who knows God, and who shows the way to Him. To follow a divine manifestation is the sure way to God-realization. One who knows God becomes the speaking voice of the silent God
To know God is the most important way to heal all disease--physical, mental, spiritual. As darkness cannot remain where light is, so also the darkness of disease is driven away by the light of God's perfect presence when it enters the body.
Meditate not for selfish gains of power but only with the thought of pleasing and loving God.
The true state of meditation is oneness of the meditator with the object of meditation, God
Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from hatred to love. Lead me from limitations to Thine inexhaustible power; lead me from ignorance to wisdom. Lead me from suffering and death to everlasting life and enjoyment in Thee.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'
A man looking at the sky and the mountains and the ocean does not detect in them the Divine Presence. The subtle beam of the Creator is imperceptible to the human gaze. Because He is everywhere, it is as if he were nowhere
One who is at peace in God is not tortured by unfulfilled earthly desires.
We must withdraw our thoughts from sensations and be silent within. Silencing the thoughts means tuning them into God. That is when true prayer begins.
It is because we are Divine, a part of Him, that we are unable to find lasting satisfaction in anything material... Until you attain contentment in God, you will not win contentment from anything else
In contrast to the slow, uncertain 'bullock cart' theological path to God, Kriya Yoga may justly be called the 'airplane' route.
He who is a true lover of God stands by Him equally during sunny days of joy and dark days of trials.
God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.
I know the Lord has a plan for us all, but sometimes, I just don't understand what the message can be.
There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!
We can know God only by knowing ourselves, for our real nature is similar to his
Honor God not only in man-made temples but learn to worship and commune with Him in the inner temple of silence
And remember, the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God.
Whatever is not done by the permission of Allah will not happen, and what is not done for the sake of Allah will not benefit or remain.
Cultivate the will to think of God during activity. It is extremely important that you make this a part of your daily life
If you love Him and inwardly talk to Him, and know He is with you, you will get much more result than from hours of just sitting absentmindedly in silence, supposedly meditating, with your mind wandering over everything but God
When you realize yourself as a child of God, what karma have you? God has no karma. And you have none, when you know you are His child.
No matter which way you turn a compass, its needle points to the north. So it is with the true yogi. Immersed he may be in many activities, but his mind is always on the Lord
Each person has made himself the way he is. There would be no justice in this world if God had arbitrarily made us the way we are
Even though God made us in His image, no two people are alike; each has used his God-given free choice to make something different of himself.
We must uplift our consciousness so that even the most worldly duties are performed with the thought of God.
Every morning, remind yourself that you are God's child and that no matter what the difficulties, you have the power to overcome them. Heir to the cosmic power of Spirit, you are more dangerous than danger
He who worships God merely as a finite form will not attain the transcendental divine union with his infinite nature
You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides him from you
There is deep reason why God does not usually allow us to recall our previous lives. It is because we would be clannish, tending to re-associate with those we knew before, instead of expanding our love to encompass others.
Remember, if you don't find God, you are not making enough effort in your meditation.
To be with God is to be richer than Croesus. To be with God is to own the whole universe and be its master. To be with God is to free yourself from misery and fears for all eternity. To be with God is to know all that is to be known.
Become so conscious of God that you know he is the only Reality. The more you meditate, the more that thought will be paramount.
In the ultimate, God is Spirit, neither masculine nor feminine. Spirit is above any human correlation
Spirit was Joy, but there was no one else to taste of this Joy, so Spirit divided Itself to become the Enjoyer, the act of enjoying, and the thing enjoyed—the Knower, the process of knowing, and the thing known
The sun shines equally on a piece of charcoal and a diamond. But the diamond receives and reflects the sun's light, whereas the charcoal does not. Similarly, all people are exposed to the light of God, but not all receive and reflect that light
To reach God you must avoid crowds, too many distractions, too many movies, too many fruitless engagements, too many desires, too much waste of time
Do not follow the dictates of this earthly dreamland, for dreams sometimes turn into nightmares. Break this dream delusion by waking in God and you will be safe forever.
If you love God's creation more than God, you will be disillusioned. God must be first, last, and always
Salvation can come only through your own efforts. If you want to be saved you must make an effort continuously to give first importance to God. Constant reasoning and spiritual effort are necessary.
The more I saw of the world and its defects, the greater became my determination to know God
God sends to you those experiences you need, that you might profit by them. If you run away from those lessons, you will still have to learn them sometime, somewhere else.
The man who has perceived God looks upon all types of men as dream motion-picture images, made of the relativities of the light of Cosmic Consciousness and the shadows of delusion.
All manifestations and activities in creation are the lord's cosmic yoga. He is the Singularity that evolves as these multi-expressions and that unifies them in the one cosmic consciousness of his eternal being
Just as a river has a source, so the river of consciousness has a source. It descends from Cosmic Consciousness, the consciousness of God that is beyond all creation.
The little mind of the little man attached to little things cannot possibly identify itself with the universal consciousness of God.
By nonattachment, by beholding the scenes of life as a divine panorama, and by meditation and ecstasy, man gradually realizes that God is the sole Director of the cosmic cinema
The upward cycle of evolving intelligence in potentially more efficient instruments of expression continues until it reaches the ultimate form in man. Only a human being has the ability to express his innate divinity and to consciously realize God
Do not get excited or impatient in your efforts to find God. Be wholehearted, but not anxious about getting results. Be patient. Move toward your divine goal ever calmly, with tranquillity
Behold the leaves trembling on the trees, and try to feel their movement. Imagine in that movement that God is expressing His thoughts and inspirations
Love is the song of the soul singing to God. It is the balanced rhythmic dance of planets - sun and moonlit
As God talked with Arjuna, so will He talk with you. As He lifted up the spirit and consciousness of Arjuna, so will He uplift you. As he granted Arjuna supreme spiritual vision, so will He confer enlightenment on you
I am the ocean of consciousness. Sometimes I become the little wave of the body, but I am never just the wave without the Ocean of God.
Desires for worldly joys create the magnetic attraction that draws man back to earth, life after life. Reincarnation is no longer necessary for those who have fulfilled their desires in God
Reincarnation is a series of dreams within a dream: man's individual dreams within the greater dream of God
In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping, serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving, My soul constantly hums, unheard by any, God, God, God
Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire —for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness —that is the way to live in this world.
Experiencing the bliss of God, you see that there is no such thing as time, and know you shall never die.
Knowledge prepares the way to love. You cannot love that which you do not know. Knowledge of God must therefore precede love for Him
Everybody wants you just to give God-realization to them. Nobody wants to have to work for it
To all those who seek and love him, he tells of that great Life where there is no pain, no old age, no war, no death — only eternal assurance. In that life, nothing is destroyed
There is a reason they call God a presence - because God is right here, right now. 'Present' is the only place to find Him and 'now' is the only time.
Marriage is unnecessary and hampering for those who, renunciants at heart, are intensely seeking God
God and His cosmic laws work unfailingly for the benefit of those whose actions are ever in tune, and for the awakening, through suffering, of those who are not true to the divine Self within
That consciousness of God-peace is never-ending. It is the real state of happiness. Everything else will fail you. Nothing else can make you happy because only the joy of His presence is real.
When external objects of sense pleasure are destroyed, the happiness they give is destroyed with them. But the ever-new joy of God inherent in the soul is indestructible.
God is everlasting, ever-new Joy, and when you have found Him, you need no longer pursue the eternally elusive will-o'-the-wisp "something else" that has always eluded you in all fulfilled desires
Seek the unconditioned, indestructible pure Bliss within yourself, and you will have found the ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Joy — God.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
I know I am but a figure in God's dream movie, as you are also. Some day, when we cease to be actors on the screen of life, we shall realize that our forms are but shadows interspersing the cosmic beam of God's omnipresence
We came from God and our ultimate destiny is to return to Him. The end and the means to the end is yoga, the timeless science of God-union.
Man is important in one sense only. He was made in the image of God: That is his importance. He is not important for his body, ego, or personality. His constant affirmation of ego-consciousness is the source of all his problems.
In life and death I am ever living in God.
Obey God's laws of hygiene. The hygiene of keeping the mind pure is superior to physical hygiene
The joy of God is boundless, unceasing, all the time new. Body, mind, nothing can disturb you when you are in that consciousness — such is the grace and glory of the Lord
Lasting, ever new joy is God. Finding this Joy within, you will find it in everything without. In God you will tap the Reservoir of perennial, unending bliss.
Being infinite, God cannot be limited to any form, human or stone; yet He is manifest in all forms. One can rightly say that God manifests in every man as well as in great saints, for He is present in all
When everyone recognizes Jehovah's name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.
God can be known. The Master of the universe, whose light twinkles in the stars, whose life-throb is in every blade of grass — you must find Him. The most important thing in this world is to seek and to find God.
Remember this: When I am gone, only love can take my place. Be absorbed night and day in the love of God, and give that love to all.
To ignore or abuse friendship is an affront to God.
Self-realization means to know the truth through yourself, and not through others. By seeking God first, through Self-realization, all things — strength, power, prosperity, wisdom, health, and immortality — will be added unto you
Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.
The most important thing in this world is to seek and to find God. You must seek Him in the temple of silence
Peace is a divine quality.. One united to the peace of God is like a lovely rose, spreading around him the fragrance of tranquillity and harmony.
Real devotion is internal. Day and night devotee thinks of nothing but God, and secretly tells him how dearly he loves Him.
The reason that God remains unknown to millions who worship Him in temples and churches, and in holy cities and places of pilgrimage, is that the physical instruments of knowledge can apprehend only the products of the Creator
All good and evil dream-pictures are projected by the cosmic motion-picture beam. Yet these illusory dream-pictures, made manifest by God's light, do not reveal His essentiality. They cannot exist without the underlying beam of Cosmic Consciousness
You are not a mortal being. You are an immortal, made in the image of God. Never let anyone call you a sinner. No matter what you were yesterday, you are a child of God now and evermore
Work for god, love god alone, and be wise with god. When an ordinary man puts the necessary time and enthusiasm into meditation and prayer, he becomes a divine man.
God's game of hide-and-seek with His sons in this cosmic dream would be pointless if He had not made it hazardous with pain and pleasure
Only a true guru is empowered by God to establish with disciples a divine relationship by which he leads those in his care out of the common sheepfold of delusion to freedom
God-realization is the most difficult state to reach. Let no one fool himself, nor think that someone else can "give" it to him.
A guru is a God-knowing person who has been divinely appointed by Him to take the seeker as a disciple and lead him from the darkness of ignorance to the light of wisdom.
When a devotee prays intensely to God to know truth, God sends him a true guru to guide him. This divine grace comes to the devotee when he demonstrates his desire for liberation by sincere constancy in supplication to God.
Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that “something else” he hopes will bring him happiness, complete and unending. For those individual souls who have sought and found God, the search is over: He is that Something Else.
Death is the means by which dream matter changes back into the consciousness of God, releasing the soul within it for the next step in its progressive return journey to God
God does not want us to suffer because of these differences. He wants us to know that whether one is currently playing the part of a king or of a servant, he must do his best, but never forget that as a soul, made in the image of God, he is only enacting a temporary role.
The pictures of my body and your bodies and all things in this world are only rays of light streaming out of that one sacred Light. As I see that Light I behold nothing anywhere but pure Spirit.
When you think of God as your Friend, that relationship expresses the grandest form of love and devotion
To be able to concentrate is essential for spiritual progress; without concentration, you shall never find God