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THIS WORLD IS AN ATOM
This whole big world is a drop or an atom when compared to the Infinite Brahman. Just as a straw is floating in the ocean so also this world is floating in a corner of Brahman. This mind and the lenses of the eyes are deceiving you. They reveal to you an exaggerated picture, just as the microphone exaggerated the sound of a pin-drop into a mighty thunder. This is a Mayaic jugglery which is understood by people who possess dispassion and discrimination, but not by…Continue
EVERYTHING WILL PASS AWAY
Ah, how quickly does the glory of the world and worldly life passes away! Where are the mighty potentates who once wielded their sceptres with vain pomp and glory? Where are those erudite lawyers, judges and doctors, who once passed for great men in society have come and gone? Name and fame is mere vibration in the ether.
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THIS WORLD IS A RESTING TREE
This world is verily a resting tree for birds.
One evening birds meet together on a tree for a night’s stay, and the nest morning they leave the tree and part from one another and go their way.
Even so do men meet for a time as relatives, parents, sons and friends and then disperse.
Birth leads to death and death to birth.
Thus without rest man wanders forever.
GOD IN ALL
If you really want God, you will find Him. Cultivate faith and devotion.
To realise God you must have patience, perseverance, purity, burning dispassion and yearning.
Whatever you do, see, hear, feel or taste, think that to be God.
God can be realized through faith, devotion, surrender and meditation.
Trust in the Lord. Surrender yourself to him.
He will bless you with peace and plenty.
He will bestow upon thee all health, prosperity, and…
Maya(illusory power of Brahman) tempts the ignorant Jeeva.
She puts a little coating of sensual pleasure over tense pain-giving objects, a little sugar-coating over the ever bitter quinine pills.
Develop dispassion, discrimination and attain freedom and eternal bliss.
Total, unreserved self-surrender to the Lord alone will enable you to cross this maya, and attain his lotus-feet.
The raft of knowledge of the Self will take you safely over the stormy waves of this great ocean of Samsara. You will not be effected by even the worst kind of adversities and sorrows. Therefore, struggle hard to attain this knowledge. Disseminate this wisdom of the Rishis and bear witness to it in daily life. Who am I? What is Samsara? What is Brahman? What is bondage? What is freedom? What is Maya? What is Avidya? Do Vichar(right enquiry)
Peace, God, Atma, immortality, Emancipation are synonymous terms.
Righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Peace and unity walk together with clasped hands.
Desirelessness moves hand in hand with peace.
There can be no peace without the love of God.
Realize peace in your own heart, through association with sages, and by meditation.
You can find this peace, only in the stillness, only within your own self.
You certainly cannot find it in…
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THE SHIP CELESTIAL
Struggle hard to attain Self-realisation.
Fight like a hero; look not back, but ever go forward.
Diligently perform spiritual Sadhana. With a tranquil heart, meditate.
Give up vain talk.
Within the lotus of thy heart Brahman Dwells.
By the pure in heart is He known.
Easily mayst thou cross the sea of darkness and attain Illumination
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Intellect gives the knowledge of external objects.
Intellect is struggle.
Intellect guesses, believes.
Intellect is finite.
Intellect is a product of Prakriti (Mother Nature).
Intuition is the eye of wisdom.
Intuition is infallible.
Intuition is a flash and illumination.
In intuition time becomes…Continue
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To practise non-violence, truth and celibacy is divine life.
To be kind, generous, humble, and tolerant is divine life.
To practise virtues and be righteous is divine life.
To serve the poor in selfish, dedicated way is divine life.
To serve the sick with all-is-God attitude is divine life.
To be merciful, courageous and devotional is divine life.
To sing the name of God and pray is divine life.
O Devis do not waste your lives in fashion and passion.
Open your eyes.
Walk in the path of righteousness.
Preserve your Pativrata Dharma (The rules of life of a chaste woman devoted to her husband).
See Divinity in your husbands.
Study Gita, Upanishads, Ramayana, etc. train your children in the spiritual path.
Sow the spiritual seed when they are young.
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Nothing is hidden from him: the Truth stands before him in all its Splendour and Radiance, all the mysteries of the universe are revealed to him and all the secret working of Nature are an open book.
He who has no ego and who has surrender himself to God is the master of every power and force that there is;
for, all power and forces are under God, the Lord.
The egoless man quickly attains Supreme Freedom and Perfection.
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Where this egoism in not present, it is all blessedness, all goodness, all glory; and there one can find God.
One who has no egoism has all wisdom.
To the one devoid of ego, the whole world is haven of rest, a realm of peace and a kingdom abounding in all-happiness.
For him there is no more distress: he is purified, exalted and illumined; he sees no sin anywhere, and no evil can come near him.
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GLORY OF THE LORD’S NAME
The Name can bring you face to face with God. The Name is the bestower of eternal bliss, perennial joy and everlasting peace. The glory and the greatness of the Lord’s Name cannot be adequately described in words. The Name is filled with countless powers and potencies. The Name is the elixir, ambrosia and divine nectar. The Name is more precious than the wealth of the whole world. The Name is your sole prop, support, refuge, solace, centre, ideal and goal.
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In Kali-Yuga(Iron age), as the mind of man are naturally prone to greater distraction, meditation, worship and performance of sacrifice are not possible.
Therefore, loud chanting of the Lord’s Name or Kirtan has been recommended as the principle spiritual practice for God-realisation.
God is the one Doctor for all sickness.
Rely on Him alone.
The names of God are the most potent, unfailing tonic, sure panaceas, well-tried elixirs, sovereign specifies for all.
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A good deed is never lost.
It purifies the heart and leads to the divine light and the dawn of divine grace.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.
He who plants kindness reaps love.
Goodness is love in action.
It is noble to be good.
Goodness is the greatest virtue.
Every good deed is a grain of seed for immortality or eternal life.
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