Annihilate the Ego

Study the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi. He never made any difference between menial service and dignified work. Scavenging or cleaning the latrines were the highest yoga for him, the highest puja. He annihilated his illusory little ‘I’ through this service. Many highly educated persons joined his ashram to learn yoga under him. They thought that…

Believe and Become

What a person strongly believes in, that he experiences and that he becomes. The whole world is a product of faithful imagination. If you have no faith in the world, the world does not exist. If you have no faith in sensual objects, they will not give you pleasure. If you have no faith in…

Come to Me

I want only Thee, my Lord. When the senses hiss and drag me, Come to me and crush them. When I am overworked and tired, Come to me with Thy peace and harmony. When my mind becomes turbulent, Come to me with Thy yoga power, And still this boisterous mind. When desires and cravings attack…

Here Rains Nectar

My heart drinks the nectar now, I have plunged myself in that ocean of joy, I have drunk the cup of immortal bliss. There is neither doubt nor sorrow here. The terror of death is no more. There is the sweet fragrance of the soul. The music of the soulsounds itself. Supreme freedom reigns here,…

Music of SIlence

Hear the music of the meeting of the soul with soul – It is the divine music, thrilling and soul-stirring. It is the music that gives rapturous ecstasy. The light of this music illumines the world. It is the source of all vocal music, It is the source of all musical instruments, It is the…

Sit in Silence

I am neither male nor female; I am neither dvaita (dualism) nor advaita (non-dualism); I am neither sagu a (with qualities) nor nirgu a (without qualities); I am neither seer nor hearer; I am neither body nor mind; I am neither far nor near; I am neither black nor red; I am neither thin nor…

Immortal Abode

There, the Brahman dwells by Himself; There, He sits without support; There, there is neither day nor night; There, there is neither virtue nor vice; There, there is neither light nor dark; There, the sun and moon do not rise; There, pain and suffering do not enter; There, death cannot blow his trumpet; There, hunger…

Work, Work, Work

Do not talk of vedānta and Brahman, Work, work, work. There is too much talk and vedāntic gossiping, Enough of tall talk and gossiping. Give up lecturing and pedantry, Become a practical vedāntin. Be good to others, even at the point of a bayonet. Show your strength and courage now. Develop a soft heart, That…

My Auspicious Day

I celebrated this auspicious day, With great eclat and pomp, With illumination and joyful songs. My wish has been fulfilled. I have met my Beloved. How shall I find words, For the beauty of my Beloved? He is brilliant like millions of suns, He has enthroned himself in my heart. The lamp of love burns…

A Tree without Roots

There is a mysterious tree, It has no roots. It has grown without a seed, It bears fruits without flowers, It has no branches, no leaves, It has no pith, no stem. Many birds are sitting on this tree. It is a very ancient tree, It is beginningless and endless; It is causeless, It never…