I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
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
It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.
Meditation is "active calmness." Passive calmness, as in sleep or idle daydreaming, is essentially different from active calmness—the positive state of peace found in scientific meditation.
The initial state of happiness accompanying sensuality is always followed by unhappiness, owing to the impairment of physical vitality, mental self-control, and spiritual peace
Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable desires for further sense experiences.
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 love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Spiritual perception, spiritual consciousness, lies not in vague theological ideas, but in the acquisition of Self-realization
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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 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
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.
You waste precious time each day. Every little moment you spent with God will be spent to your best advantage
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
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
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.
God wants man to behold the changing pictures of personal and worldly life as a sort of variety entertainment
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.
The devotee who makes the supreme effort is the one who finds God. Not the one who keeps seeking excuses
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
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.
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
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
We must uplift our consciousness so that even the most worldly duties are performed with the thought of God.
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
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
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.
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We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.
You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.
The secret of spiritual success is a hunger that persists... It is an awful condition to be satisfied with one's spiritual attainments... God was and is looking for hungry, thirsty people.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
This show has a purpose: that you learn how to play the various parts of the life movie without identifying your Self with your role
Why become helplessly involved in an endless panorama of events in order to discover that nothing in this world can ever make you happy?
If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them a part of yourself.
In the spiritual life, one becomes just like a little child, without resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the 'NOW' the primary focus of your life.
The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.
He is your best friend who humbly suggests to you how you may improve and benefit yourself. If we always live in the company of flatterers, it is bad for us-for our spiritual growth.
The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their objects. Such ideas are limited by a beginning & an end, they are transitory, bear them with patience
Verily, nothing else in this world is as sanctifying as wisdom. In due course of time, the devotee who is successful in yoga will spontaneously realize this within his Self.
A person who does not disturb the world and who cannot be disturbed by the world, who is free from exultation, jealousy, apprehension, and worry— he too is dear to me
Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now
If you want to be spiritual, seek good company and don't mix with those whose bad habits may wrongly influence you
Success in marriage is very difficult if partners expect too much from their spouses. When each demands fulfillment from the other & that demand is not met, they become enemies. A lasting and fulfilling marriage is in most cases impossible without spirituality
Meditate deeply and regularly, until the spiritual eye is opened and you can fly through it to the astral kingdom. Remain always in the sphere of happiness born of meditation, no matter what happens
Unwillingness to meditate should be recognized as among the foremost enemies of man's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
If you read one hour, then write two hours, think three hours, and meditate all the time.
In the spiritual path, no wholehearted devotee is ever unsuccessful. His labors are never in vain.
To meditate a short time with depth is better than to meditate for long hours with the mind running wild.
The secret of true religion lies in the cave of stillness, in the cave of wisdom, in the cave of the spiritual eye.
Could you nourish yourself by only listening to a talk on food? To know food only theoretically is to always remain hungry. You must eat to satisfy hunger. So he who seeks new doctrines continuously but does not put them into practice in his life is in continual spiritual starvation
Eat nuts, cheese, eggs, and vegetable proteins in preference to meat. Fruits are the most spiritually beneficial of all foods.
Think of divine abundance as a mighty, refreshing rain. Whatever receptacle you have at hand will receive it. If you hold up a tin cup, you will receive only that quantity. If you hold up a bowl, that will be filled
Spiritual success lies in constantly attuning yourself with the cosmic mind, and in maintaining your peace and poise no matter what irremediable events occur in your life, such as the death of dear ones, or other sorrowful happenings
All earnest students should keep a record, or at least a mental diary, of their changing tendencies, marking out their progress in the development of any good qualities which they may lack and which they are trying to cultivate
Truth cannot be received just by listening to lectures; it comes by following the law of spiritual ardor and of spiritual labor on the part of the devotee
We must be really convinced in our hearts that God-happiness is preferable to sense pleasures.
The path to God is like a razor's edge. But discouragement is never justified, because we don't have to acquire or win anything; we have only to realize that God is already within us.
Balance material and spiritual duties in your life; that will bring you supreme happiness
A genuine smile distributes the cosmic current, prana, to every body cell. The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the universal life energy.
Among thousands of men, perhaps one strives for spiritual attainment; and, among the blessed true seekers that assiduously try to reach Me, perhaps one perceives Me as I am.
From the very beginning evil existed to delude man and influence his free choice. How easy it is for the majority of people to be tempted materially, to languish spiritually and do the very things that will hurt themselves
Be in the world and do your part, but do not be caught up and bound by its delusions, or you will be enslaved.
It is hard to give up the known sense pleasures of the present for unknown pleasures that may arrive in the future. This is the reason why millions of people would rather eat, drink, and try to be merry today than take the trouble to meditate and make an investment for a future of lasting happiness
All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, deluded by false identification with the body, thinks itself to be the doer.
Don't yearn for human love; it will vanish. Behind human love is the spiritual love of God. Seek that.
An enlightened yogi does not lose the individuality of his soul; instead, he finds his being extended into the Being of the Spirit
In whatever way people surrender unto me, I reciprocate with them accordingly. Everyone follows my path, knowingly or unknowingly
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
Yoga is the path of spiritual action, the infallible means by which a concept is transmuted into realization. For those who embrace this "real religion," there is no waste of any holy effort
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.'
Spiritual advancement is not to be measured by one's display of outward powers, but solely by the depth of his bliss in meditation.
I am the prince of perpetual peace playing in a drama of sad and happy dreams on the stage of experience.
Business is nothing but serving others materially in the best possible way.
In the beginning, don't force yourself to sit for a long time. Strive for shorter, but deeper, meditations. Then gradually, as you become accustomed to going deep, lengthen the time you sit in meditation
It is wrong to say that we are mortals when we are essentially immortal. It is the truth that we are gods, and it is wrong to call ourselves weaklings
Strive ceaselessly; never be impatient. Once the finality is achieved, incarnation of troubles will be over in a second, just as when light is admitted within a room that has been locked for decades, the darkness vanishes instantly.
I am the child of God evermore. My power is greater than all my tests. What wrong things I did in the past, I can now undo by good actions and meditation. I will destroy them. I am an immortal evermore.
We should learn to spiritualize service--to perform work that gives the best service to mankind. He who makes service rather than money his goal will see the entire plan of his life change. He will never be left out.
Material desires take away the desire for the Infinite
No material or spiritual activities performed with attachment can produce lasting happiness
Physical sickness is due to different forms of toxic conditions, infectious diseases, and accidents. Mental sickness is caused by fear, worry, anger, and similar emotional inharmonies. Soul sickness is due to man's ignorance of his true relationship with God.
If one dies of natural causes or is spiritually advanced, the body of sensations simply drops off, and when the consciousness reawakens on another plane it has all the sensations of the body without any physical form.
When the purpose of meditation is fulfilled, the devotee finds his consciousness automatically concentrated at the spiritual eye, and he experiences, according to his inner spiritual capacity, a state of joyous divine union with Spirit.
Unless human love is spiritualized, it will be a canker in your soul. Unless you are spiritually-minded and your mate is the same, you can never be completely happy.
If you love God's creation more than God, you will be disillusioned. God must be first, last, and always
During your sojourn here upon earth, remember that you are only a movie actor. You may be called upon to play any kind of part, tragic or comic, and you must play well;
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
This world is an imperfect place. It is only a school of tests. Through tests we learn life's lessons. Test are not meant to crush us. They develop our power. They come through the natural law of progress. It is necessary for us to advance from lower to higher steps
A guru's only interest is to help you progress spiritually. If the teacher wants something from the disciple, he is not a master. The master's only desire is to give, not to take.
First establish yourself irrevocably on the divine path; then if you marry you won't make a mistake.
A husband and wife should be loyal to each other and try to make each other happy in every way. The spiritual wife should not forsake the unspiritual husband, nor should the spiritual husband forsake the unspiritual wife
He who cannot learn through the wisdom and love of his God-ordained guru will not find God in this life. Several incarnations at least must pass before he will have another such opportunity.
The guru serves as this mirror. He holds up to the devotee a reflection of his perfect soul-image over which is superimposed the flaws of the ego that yet mar perfection.
Every spiritual thought you think will be your eternal friend. And every evil inclination you acquire will be your enemy for a long, long time; it will pursue you until you slay it
When true friendship exists between two souls and they seek spiritual love and God's love together, when their only wish is to be of service to each other, their friendship produces the flame of Spirit.
God has sent you to me, and I shall never fail you... Even when I am gone, my help will always be given to devotees all over the world, if they keep in tune
To be able to concentrate is essential for spiritual progress; without concentration, you shall never find God