Global Sadhana Quotes - April 2021
There are many spiritual aspirants who enjoy perfect calmness and equanimity while sitting in meditation. But, once they rise and come out into the open, they behave like demons. The Gita says: "Be in Yoga, always." Be immersed in love, with no trace of pride or envy. This is the highest spiritual practice.
Jesus knew that God Wills all. So, even on the cross, when He suffered agony, He bore no ill-will towards any one and He exhorted those with Him to treat all as instruments of His Will. "All are one; be alike to everyone." Practise this attitude in your daily lives.
Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. When they asked Him why He was doing so, Jesus answered: “I am washing your feet as your servant, so that you may learn to serve the world."
When you become all-embracing infinite Love, the Divine will manifest in and through you. Try to be like Jesus. Jesus was a person whose only joy was in spreading Divine Love, offering Divine Love, receiving Divine Love and living on Divine Love.
You are not one person but three---the one, you think you are, the one others think you are and the one you really are. You think of yourself as your body and its sense cravings, others think of you as a personality. You are truly infinite spirit Divine. You should constantly remind yourself, "I am God" "I am God." "I am God." The day you see yourself as God, you become God.
Love alone can reveal the Divinity latent in all. Love is God. Live in love. Love lives by giving and forgiving; self lives by getting and forgetting. Love is selflessness; selfishness is lovelessness. Do not waste your life pursuing the narrow interests of the self. Love! Love! Become what you truly are—the embodiments of love.
Jesus was honoured by the populace as Christ, for they found in his thoughts, words and deeds, no trace of ego. He had no envy or hatred, and was full of love and charity, humility and sympathy.
Your mind and your heart are not fully in Me and so, the surrender is only in name.As a sign of this deed of surrender and in order to sustain it, nothing more is enjoined than constant remembrance of the Name. No regimen of exhausting spiritual discipline is prescribed. Constant remembrance of Divine Name is enough.
Sanctify your days by thoughts that are sacred, words that are suffused with love and deeds that are in accordance with the Grace you have won this day. Alert yourselves, whenever you are prone to deviate from this responsibility. Be ever vigilant that you do not stray or weaken or vacillate.
If you keep a ball of iron and dry leaf side by side, when there is no wind both of them will be firm and steady. But when a breeze blows the dry leaf will be carried away for miles together. The iron ball will remain firm and steady. If one has true love and firm faith in God, one will be like an iron ball, steady and undisturbed. If one is like a leaf running away on account of difficulties and problems, it is a travesty to call such a person a devotee. We should develop pure and steady love and faith.
Pray for God's love and bliss. Seek to realize your Divinity. Then you will experience the Divine in the entire cosmos. You will experience the bliss that fills the universe.
There is no need to wait for a new year to bring new tidings. Every moment is new. Many are wondering what troubles and losses the New Year will bring. But the year is not responsible for all our troubles and difficulties. Only our conduct is responsible. If our actions are good, the results will be good.
Ugadi teaches man the lesson that he should perfect himself as an embodiment of divinity... Don't waste your energy in unnecessary talk or gossip. God has endowed man with all the organs of perception and action, not for selfish activities, but to do godly deeds and help others.
God is not far from you, or away in some distant place. He is within you, in your own inner altar. Man suffers because he is unable to discover Him there, and draw peace and joy from that discovery.
Look at the world with the vision of peace, love and compassion. Then the whole world will appear loving and peaceful. When your heart is filled with love, you will experience the Divine in the entire cosmos. See the Divine in everyone.
People think that good and bad are related to time. It is not that way. Their thoughts are the cause. Hence, they should develop good thoughts and do good deeds. They should cherish good feelings and associate with good people.
You should avoid following the body or the mind and follow only the Conscience. The purpose of life is to help others and not to indulge in sensuous pleasures.
From dawn to dusk, you are engaged in acts for the sake of maintaining your bodily comforts. What have you achieved by this? Only mental unrest and physical weariness or illness. Your aim must be to achieve Divinity.
When you remember the divine name (Namasmarana) with such courage and conviction, you are bound to meet with success in all your endeavours. Don't be afraid of anyone.
Pure vision leads to pure thoughts. Pure thoughts result in pure actions. Purity in action is essential for human existence. Purity in thoughts and purity in speech must lead to purity in deeds. This is the triple purity hailed by the sages. When this purity is manifest, human life gets redeemed.
We must learn to chant the sweet name of Rama with a pure, unsullied heart, in a spirit of selfless devotion. Men should learn to speak sweetly and pleasingly. Sweet speech confers peace. It is the means to self-realization. Sri Rama loves to dwell in the heart of the man who speaks sweetly.
Devotees should install Rama in their Hearts and celebrate Ramanavami in order to achieve Atmic bliss. Going through the Ramayana epic, they should reach the state of oneness with the Universal Spirit (Atma Rama).
It is essential to recite the Gayatri mantra at least three times during the morning, noon, and evening. This will serve to reduce the effects of the wrong acts one does every day. It is like buying goods for cash, instead of getting them on credit. There is no accumulation of a result of action (Karmic) debt since each day's action (Karma) is atoned for that day itself by reciting the Gayatri mantra.
What does Aaraadhana (Divine Adoration) mean? It is not mere offering of worship with the paraphernalia of rituals. Aaradhana is unification of the Hearts. To attain Oneness through Unity is Aaraadhana. To experience the Bliss of the Self is Aaraadhana. Recognizing unity in Diversity is Aaradhana.
The Gayatri has three parts: 1.Praise, 2.Meditation, and 3.Prayer. First, the Divine is praised, then it is meditated upon in reverence and lastly, an appeal is made to the Divine to dispel the darkness of ignorance and to awaken and strengthen the intellect.
You should be prepared to face the vicissitudes of life with firm faith in God. It is during times of difficulties that God is remembered. To confront difficulties with faith is itself a spiritual discipline.
There are no permanent mothers in the world, the only permanent mother is the Divine Mother. Swami often reminds you of your spiritual family where Truth is your father, Love is your mother, Wisdom is your son, Peace is your daughter, Devotion is your brother, and Yogis are your friends. In the spiritual path these are your true relatives, who will always accompany you.
The mind and the body are interrelated. The influence of the mind on the body is of a negative character. This negativity is antagonistic to the experience of bliss. Bad thoughts and bad feelings arise in the mind. Many diseases have their origin in the thoughts that fill the mind. Bad thoughts cause indigestion, affect the heart, bring about variations in the blood pressure.
This infinite Divine can be realized only through love, which is all-powerful. The devotee's love for the Lord is like the love of a child for its mother. This love-bond is inextricable.
Embodiments of Love! Let your life be filled with love. Do not confine your love to your family and friends. Share it with one and all. Whomsoever you come across, consider everyone as the embodiment of divinity. Share your love with your fellow human being and become the recipient of their love.