Meditate on These for Wisdom

The aspirant should separate himself also from the sad-urmis (six waves in the ocean of sarhsara (worldly life), viz, birth and death, hunger and thirst, exhilaration and grief). Birth and death, belong to the physical body; hunger and thirst belong to the prana (life); exhilaration and grief are the attributes of the mind. The soul…

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…

Depend Entirely on God

A beautiful story in the ancient Hindu scripture, the Mahabharata, clearly teaches what is meant by real surrender to God. A beautiful princess named Draupadi was brought to the king’s court. In the ancient days when you wanted to show that you had won a victory over someone, you did something that would damage his…

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…

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…

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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,…