Ignorance

The mind is a creation of avidya (ignorance) and it is the effect of avidya. The mind is filled with delusion this is why it tempts you and makes you go astray. If you can destroy the cause of the mind by getting knowledge of the supreme self, the mind is nowhere; it dwindles into…

World is the Body of God

The universe is a mirror in which is reflected the being and beauty of God. God’s universe is ruled by his eternal laws. In the East, the law of cause and effect is called the law of karma. In the New Testament it is expressed in the words: “Whatever a man sows, that he will…

Maya

There is no duality in reality. All modification is illusory. Multiplicity is an illusion. Maya (the illusory power of the Lord) projects multiplicity. Maya creates division – division between the individual soul and the supreme soul. Maya is a tremendous, delusive power of God. Maya is the material stuff of this world. Maya is the…

World of Wisdom

One’s individual ego, preconceived notions, pet ideas prejudices and selfish interests should be given up. All these stand in the way of spiritual progress. Lord’s grace begins to work only when you learn to discipline yourself, subordinate your selfishness and surrender fully to him. Why dost thou try to find thy God in deities and…

Faith in God

Faith in God is the first step to God-realisation. Not an iota of progress is ever possible on the path of spirituality without faith. The faith must be a living faith. It must be unwavering faith. Lack of faith is a stumbling block on the path of realisation. Faith is an important qualification for an…

Perfection

The essential qualification for a sadhu (man of renunciation) is that he should adapt himself to all conditions and circumstances, causing no inconvenience to others. His is the duty to serve – not to worry others. Very few sadhus know what they are and what they should be. This morning an old sadhu from Swarg…

One-pointed Mind

Evil should not have time to dwell in your mind. What if some one refuses to give you milk, to give you food? What if some one scolds you? Always repeat: “I am not this body; I am not this mind; I am the eternal immortal satcidananda atman.” Bear insult and injury. If some one…

The Oneness of All Existence

Realise the totality and all-inclusiveness of your life. Your being is cosmic. You inhabit all the worlds all the worlds are your spontaneous expression. One’s love for friends, sons, etc. is not for the sake of others, but for one’s own self. Therefore love for self is the highest and hence full of supreme happiness.…

Learn from Sleep

Study the condition of deep sleep, where there is neither the play of the mind nor the senses. There are no objects; there is neither attraction nor repulsion. Wherefrom do you derive ananda in sleep? This experience is universal; everyone says: “I slept soundly. I knew nothing. I was very happy in sleep.” During deep…

Know Thyself Now

Man is a soul and has a body. Man’s true nature is God. You are pure consciousness. Through ignorance you have imposed limitation upon yourself. Reflect and abide in the absolute or Brahman. Man’s innermost essence is atman or the divine spirit. Realising the spirit, man achieves security, certainty, perfection, freedom, independence, immortality and bliss…

Be One with All

Mere intellectual conception of identity or oneness will not serve your purpose. You must actually feel the truth of it through intuition. You must become fully aware of the real self, the basis or substratum or bedrock of this world, body, mind, prana (life) and senses. You must enter into consciousness in which the realisation…

The Riddle of the World

You yourself have made your life complex. You have entangled yourself in this quagmire. You have multiplied your wants and desires. Every day you are forging new links in the chain of bondage. Simplicity has vanished. Luxurious habits are daily developed. People are dying of starvation; there  is  depression  and  unrest  everywhere.  There is devastation…