Rectitude (Morality) is
the royal road to the seat of God
He who conquers the
world is a hero; but the hero of heros is he who conquers
himself; he is mighty; he has powers beyond compare.
Faith is the first step
to the Grace of God
Truth will lead you to
the deity; Untruth will lead you to the devil
The aspirant must bear
with patience all circumstances; that is the most
Fill every deed of yours
with the vision of the spirit, the outlook of the
To grasp the
significance of the Omnipresence of the Lord, believe that
there is no name which is not His, so body or thing which
is not His
He who is steady in
wisdom stands closest in the company of the lord.
Release from bondage to
inborn impulses is the real liberation.
When a person has
renounced the fruit, whatever activity he engages in, that
is samaadhi (the last stage of yoga) itself.
When you try something
above your capacity, that is conceit
When you do something
less than your capacity, remember, that is theft.
Full happiness consists
of auspicious conversation, auspicious thoughts, and
Recognize and accept
your own faults and errors; do not attempt to unveil
others faults and errors; this discipline helps the
aspirant a great deal.
conversation, that is most congenial to the aspirant, is
the habit that will take him to the goal.
Whose property did the
crow steal? Whom did the kokil (cuckoo) crown? Understand
this: if your tongue is sweet your name gets honored.
Achieve mastery over
your tongue; you achieve thereby mastery over the world.
He who obeys the
dictates of the lord is indeed at ease, he is a Yogi; he
who disobeys the dictates of the lord he is the dis-eased,
When heart is bound to
heart, heat of argument finds no place.
Impure food makes the
mind also impure the sun of the inner glory of dharma can
never down with the impure mind.
If you give up the
contemplation of the lord who is the treasure of
undiminishing bliss and spend yourselves in the
contemplation of the means of achieving the victory of the
promptings of your heart, you can never get released.
If you drop the weight
of argument and unfold the twin wings of faith and action
you can float and fly happily in the deep blue sky of
The craving for fruit
will render all spiritual discipline fruitless.
Let the mind die, let
buddhi (intellect) be destroyed, the let the body
disintegrate, remember nothing can harm you, the
Use a little common
sense and you will know that the body is not your own
self; it is liable to decline and death; that is the first
step for nara (man) to become Narayana (God). The I to
which reference is made is not the body, it is the
Paramaathma (supreme Self); trying to realize this is
Where the singing of the
name of the lord fills the air with its splendor and
fragrance that place in deed is vaikuntha (the abode of
While the skin of cattle
is useful for making footwear, the human skin is not worth
a speak of dust. But yet that very man can ascend to the
height of divinity if only he carries out his holy task.
The world must be made
the abode of love; first cultivate love; later, spread the
love to the district and thus let it cover the entire
Whatever you feel is
good if done by others to you however you feel they should
honor you do unto those other also and honor them likewise
When you do not know
confess that you do not know if you pretend to know and
try to cover up ignorance, it is very dangerous,
especially to the spiritual aspirant.
The idea of Brahman is
beyond the capacity of those who have no control over the
agitations of the mind; the natural afflictions of the
causative world will cease only when the idea of Brahman
is well established in the mind; the delusion of the
causative world must disappear if one must get the joy,
However great a hero you
might be whatever your prowess and intellect devoid of the
grace of god you degenerate into a slave.
Whoever loves and serves
all him the lord loves and honors.
The birds taking shelter
for the night awake and fly away to the four quarters at
sunrise; so too, the wife and children, the fortune and
wealth, all fly away without as much as even a farewell
notice. Establish yourselves firmly in this fact; make
immediate efforts to achieve the eternal, the permanent,
Of what use is all the
poring over tomes throughout the day and night of what use
is all the fame achieved by means of scholarship? What you
have put into practice that is the measure of your
learning, your education. Without that, you are but a
learned, titled fool.
Strive for the
happiness, the joy of all others, as earnestly as you
strive for your own; strive for the peace of the word, as
diligently as you strive for your own. That is true
divinity that is true humanity.