The Divine Secret

True wisdom is love. The way is only one-love divine-that is all. Love divine is a great power; it is the basis of all religious life. Divine love has no sex. It sees God in all and all in God. Where love is, there God is. From love the world is born, by love it…

Serve One and All

Question: What is the best way to serve God while living in the world? Answer: Serve one and all. Then you will have served God. Don’t even lose a single opportunity to serve others. Serve, serve, serve, and you will find that you also are served.

Universal Love

The only sara-vastu (thing of value) in this world is prema (or divine love). It is eternal, infinite and undecaying. Physical love is moha (passion or infatuation). Universal love is divine love. Cosmic love (visva prema) and universal love are synonymous terms. God is love. Love is God. Selfishness, greed, egoism, vanity, pride and hatred…

Seek God Within

Seek God within you, in your heart. Seek him not elsewhere. Seek him with faith. Seek not God for favours. Such favours will not bring you near to God. Cultivate nikriya bhakti (motiveless devotion) – pine for his grace and mercy. Quicken and enliven your faith in God. Let the flame of faith grow brighter…

God Gives You What You Want

I read a beautiful piece of wisdom recently: “When God wants to punish you, God will give you everything that you ask for.” God gives you what you want, even though it may not be good for you. Unfortunately, we still don’t know what to want. We want many, many things; we want all the…

Supreme Love of God

Life is complex nowadays. The struggle is very keen. Here is an easy way of worshipping the Lord. Consider your house as the temple of the Lord. Your wife and children and others as the holy company of the bhaktas (devotees). Consider every word you speak as the japa (repetition) of the Lord’s name and…

The Best Form of Devotion

The best way to communicate with the higher Self, or God, is to say: “I am thinking of You. I am repeating Your holy name. I am trying to develop that holy vibration in me. That’s all I know. And I know that You know the rest. I am not asking for anything. I don’t…

Supreme Love is Self-knowledge

A devotee of para bhakti type is all-embracing and all-inclusive. He has cosmic love and the whole world is holy for him. He does not visit temples for worship, seeing the Lord is everything. He feels that the world is a manifestation of the Lord, and that all movements and actions are his sport. He…

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The Simplest Teaching

Being a good disciple or a spiritual person, or experiencing the Truth, doesn’t depend on your learning or your capability of performing asanas or your skill in chanting. Those things are all good no doubt, but they are not the end-all. If you have it, fine. But the real mark of spiritual life is the…

God-realization

Divine love overflows to others once it has filled your heart. Love God with all your heart and your neighbour as yourself – this is the secret of God-realisation. Love breaks down all barriers. Love is an open sesame to an infinite realm of bliss immortal. The learned talk of God but the poor love…

I am Thine O Lord

Do not bother about taking care of your body. God will save it if he needs it for further service. Surrender it at his feet and rest in peace. He will take care of it. A real devotee says, “Let me take millions of births; it does not matter, but let me be attached to…

Surrender

Surrender is lsvaraprar:idhana. The devotee consecrates all his works and their fruits to the Lord. He has no will of his own. He says unto the Lord, “I am thine. All is thine. Thy will be done. Thou art just. Thou doest everything for me. I am an instrument in thy hands.” In surrendering one’s…