True Renunciation

The mind is the all in all. Its mastery leads to the renunciation of all. True renunciation is the abnegation of the mind. It consists in renouncing all desires and egoism, not world existence. Through such mental abnegation you will be able to free yourself from pain. Then will come immortality in life – the…

Guide to Sadhakas

The first thing a spiritual aspirant has to acquire is mastery over the mind. Like a blind man – look at the objects. Like a deaf man – hear sounds. Do not allow the sense experiences to penetrate within. The mind gets fattened on account of its being fed by sense objects. Restrain the senses…

The Devotee’s Vision

The bhakta is blissful at all times. His mind cannot think of anything for everything is God. “Yatra yatra mano yati tatra tatra samadhayah- Wherever the mind goes there it experiences samadhi” – for it does not find any object of enjoyment. God fills every speck of space and the whole world is clothed in…

Change Your Habits

Mind is a bundle of habits. Bad habits and prejudices, hidden in one’s nature, will be brought to the surface of the mind when the opportunity comes. If you change the habits you can also change your character. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap a destiny. Habits…

You Should Be Happy About That

If everything that comes from outside—money, friends, family, name, fame—were going to make you happy, there wouldn’t be any need for churches, synagogues, spiritual centers or religions. Nobody would need to read the Bible. Why? You would be happy with your money, you would be happy with your friends. Why would you need anything else?…

You Can Hear God Whispering

Certainly if you have that kind of faith and devotion, God can speak to you. You can hear God whispering. There’s nothing strange about it. But you must make sure of one thing. God is not the only one that speaks to you. There’s some other fellow inside who also whispers to you. That fellow…

The Source of the Mind

Creation, preservation, destruction, veiling and blessing are God’s five kinds of actions. God is the ruler, the knower of the heart, and the prompter. He helps the student in a variety of ways – through dreams, the inner voice, talking through the mouths of others in conversation and in advice from friends. Eternal bliss, supreme…

Song of Govinda

God is truth Govinda God is bliss Govinda God is peace Govinda God is knowledge Govinda God is love Govinda God is light Govinda Control the mind Govinda Control the senses Govinda Realise the self Govinda This is the teaching Govinda Of all the scriptures Govinda Goal of life Govinda Is God-realisation Govinda Practise ahimsa…

What Is Heaven?

Heaven is a place where love and nothing but love flows. Real, cosmic, universal love. People love each other as they love themselves. They love the animals, the plants, all the things around them. They even love their trash cans. That’s what heaven is. Everyone living as one big family with no “mine” and “yours,”…