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…

Even Once

We can all pray, “Thy Will be done. It’s all Your Grace. It’s all for good.” We believe it; but when it comes to putting that belief into practice, we might fail because the mind is not yet clean. A prayer is heard if it is uttered even once with a clean mind. Even once.…

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,…

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…

Samadhi – True or Fake

Do not mistake deep sleep for samadhi. The glory of the state of turiya is ineffable. Its splendour is indescribable. If the body is light, if the mind is clear, it there is cheerfulness, know that you are meditating. If the body is heavy, the mind dull, know that you are sleeping while meditating. There…

How can I see who is virtuous?

Question: Sometimes I see people who behave virtuously, but at other times they may be thoughtless or rude. I want to apply the four locks and keys from the Sutras, but I find it difficult to discern between the really true virtuous people and those who are not really virtuous, just for show. Can you give…