Learn from Sleep

Study the condition of deep sleep, where there is neither the play of the mind nor the senses. There are no objects; there is neither attraction nor repulsion. Wherefrom do you derive ananda in sleep? This experience is universal; everyone says: “I slept soundly. I knew nothing. I was very happy in sleep.” During deep…

Know Thyself Now

Man is a soul and has a body. Man’s true nature is God. You are pure consciousness. Through ignorance you have imposed limitation upon yourself. Reflect and abide in the absolute or Brahman. Man’s innermost essence is atman or the divine spirit. Realising the spirit, man achieves security, certainty, perfection, freedom, independence, immortality and bliss…

Be One with All

Mere intellectual conception of identity or oneness will not serve your purpose. You must actually feel the truth of it through intuition. You must become fully aware of the real self, the basis or substratum or bedrock of this world, body, mind, prana (life) and senses. You must enter into consciousness in which the realisation…

The Riddle of the World

You yourself have made your life complex. You have entangled yourself in this quagmire. You have multiplied your wants and desires. Every day you are forging new links in the chain of bondage. Simplicity has vanished. Luxurious habits are daily developed. People are dying of starvation; there  is  depression  and  unrest  everywhere.  There is devastation…

You Are Married to God Already

Question: What is the best way to handle being attracted to or distracted by someone? Answer: If you’re attracted to someone, deal with it by saying, “You are very attractive. Thank you. God has created you as an attractive person, wonderful. Keep yourself attractive.” Bless the person. If you get distracted by that person, stay…

Meditation in Vedanta

Preliminary meditation for six months (1) on the blue, expansive sky, all-pervading air or ether, or light, or Himalayas, or infinite ocean; (2) on abstract qualities – mercy, patience, generosity etc.; (3) on abstract ideas indivisibility, existence, wisdom, bliss, truth, eternity, immortality, infinity, purity, etc. – will render the mind subtle and sharp and prepare…

Root out Attachment

Atman is Brahman or absolute or infinite or supreme being. It is existence absolute, knowledge absolute and bliss absolute. It is eternal, perfect, pure, self-luminous. It is self-delight and self-knowledge. It is bodiless, formless (nirakara) and attributeless (gunaless). It is all-pervading, all-full, imperishable. It has neither beginning nor end. It exists in the present, the…

Strive to Realize God

Strive. Strive to realise God. This is the purpose of human birth. The perfection of the realisation of absolute knowledge, supreme bliss and immortality is the one and only goal in human life. Release from the round of births and life in eternity is the goal of man. Till self-realisation is attained, man is subject…

We Have to Take Care of Both

The mind’s physical expression is what you call the body. It’s the mind that makes the body. Change the mind, and you can change the body. That’s why your face changes when your mind is happy. It glows. People don’t see your mind, but they see your face. When your mind is unhappy, don’t they…

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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,…