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…

My Task Is Complete

My purpose is achieved. The entire circle of birth and death is over. I have realised the perfect bliss of the atman. I have known myself to be Brahman. I am free. I am perfect. I am independent. I enjoy bliss. I enjoy the bliss of the immortal soul. I am brimful of perennial joy.…

A Perfect Act

No action is undesirable as long as it produces a beneficial  result to all concerned, including you. You may call that a perfect act. The definition of a perfect act is one that neither hurts you, nor hurts anyone else. At the same time, it should bring at least some benefit to somebody. Sometimes due…

At Least Say a Nice Word

The great saintly poet, Subramuniya Bharati, once said, “Come on, all you people. Let us build a temple. All those who have plenty of money, bring heaps of dollars. Heaps of gold. Those who have little money, bring pennies. And those who do not even have pennies, at least say a nice word.” Not everyone…

A Donkey Is a Donkey

Our first priority is to serve others. In the process of doing that, if you think that you have to take a little rest so that you can serve more, then go take rest. Still, your taking rest is for the purpose of serving. That’s how you should eat, sleep, rest, bathe, everything. You take…

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…

Who Is Hugging Her Now?

Once a pretty young girl was stung by a scorpion. It happened on a mountain top, at evening time. To go to the clinic down below, you had to descend a thousand steps. There were mostly monks and spiritual aspirants around, and everyone was trying to figure out what to do. The girl was lying…