Guide to Sadhakas

No complete knowledge is possible as long as there is the relationship of subject and object. When the subject and the object merge into absolute union there are no doubts or questions. When you enter the consciousness of the infinite you will have no problems. You will have no questions to ask, for the questioner…

Brahman of Vedanta

Brahman cannot be approached by argument. He is unknowable. He is without any limiting adjunct. He is the source of the world, vedas, body, mind and prana (life). Brahman is the only abode of eternal peace and purity. He is the instrumental and material cause for the universe, though He Himself is causeless because He…

Meditation in Vedanta

Preliminary meditation for six months (1) on the blue, expansive sky, all-pervading air or ether, or light, or Himalayas, or infinite ocean; (2) on abstract qualities – mercy, patience, generosity etc.; (3) on abstract ideas indivisibility, existence, wisdom, bliss, truth, eternity, immortality, infinity, purity, etc. – will render the mind subtle and sharp and prepare…

The Goal of Vedanta

The goal or aim of life is self-realisation, which confers immortality, highest bliss, knowledge and supreme peace. Fixing the mind on the source or inner self and getting it absorbed there is the highest puja (worship), the highest charity, the highest karma (action), the highest bhakti (devotion), the highest yoga or knowledge. Now the little…

Essence of Vedanta

Vedanta is expressed in the mahavakhyas (great sentences) of the Upanishads as: “Tat twam asi” – “thou art that;” “Aham brahma asmi”- “I am the self.” Vedanta says, “O little man! Do not identify yourself with this perishable body. Give up “I-ness’ and ‘mine-ness’! Do not hate your neighbour or brother. Do not try to…

What is Vedanta?

Om. Vedanta is that bold philosophy which teaches the unity of life or oneness of consciousness. It is that supreme philosophy which boldly proclaims, with emphasis and force, that this little jiva (human being) is identical with the eternal or absolute. It is that sublime philosophy which elevates the mind at once to magnanimous heights…

Persevere in Sadhana

Let the sadhana (spiritual practice) always be regular, continuous, unbroken and earnest. Not only regularity but also continuity in sadhana and meditation are necessary if you want to attain self- realisation quickly. A spiritual stream, once set going, does not dry up unless the channel-bed gets blocked, unless there is stagnation. Be vigilant eternally. Meditate…

Realize Your True Nature

First, learn to know yourself, the true value of your own character. Then alone you will be able to serve humanity and benefit people. You are taintless, tranquil, pure consciousness; you are beyond nature. All this time you have been duped by illusion, maya. Know one individual (yourself) correctly – and you can know the…

Strive to Realize God

Strive. Strive to realise God. This is the purpose of human birth. The perfection of the realisation of absolute knowledge, supreme bliss and immortality is the one and only goal in human life. Release from the round of births and life in eternity is the goal of man. Till self-realisation is attained, man is subject…

I am Siva

I am Siva, the life and soul of all. I am the substratum for all the forms of the world. I am the substratum for the mind, prar:a (life) and senses. I am the energy in the atoms and the elements. I am the effulgence of the sun, moon and starts. I am the beauty…

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The Presence of God

Practice experiencing the presence of God always is the easiest, nearest and surest way of reaching God-consciousness. Feel His presence always and everywhere. Feel His indwelling presence in everything, in flowers, trees, dogs, horses, human beings, stones, rivers, stars, sun, moon, fire, five elements, etc. Feel that you think, feel, cogitate, connate, know, wish, talk,…