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Swami Ramdas

Sense of possession a great obstacle to realization

It is not by mere external renunciation that one attains God. There are so many who have externally renounced and gone to the forests but have not realized Him. It is… Read more »

Vimala Thakar

Spiritual inquiry is not withdrawing from life

To be spiritual is to be related to the visible, invisible and the infinite aspects of life simultaneously. True spirituality never provides any escapes for fear-obsessed people. We may find other escapes… Read more »

Jesus

The seven last words of Jesus on the Cross

The following are the last  seven words of Jesus  Christ on the Cross recorded in Scripture: The first word: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”-Gospel… Read more »

Mahavir 24

Greatest conquest is conquest of one’s own self

The evolution of a soul from the lowest depths of misery to the highest summit of bliss is of the greatest benefit to humanity. This feature is the chief source of interest… Read more »

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Chuck Hillig

Just because everything is perfect, that doesn’t mean that things don’t appear to change. Who you really are, of course, doesn’t (and can’t) ever change. Who you think you are, however… Read more »

Roy Dopson

All your experience is no more than story in a book

A map is used to give a different perspective. From this different perspective you may be able to better see where you are and where you can go. The ‘One-Step Path’… Read more »

Mahatma-Gandhi

Woman is the incarnation of Ahimsa, or infinite love

I had flattered myself that my contribution to the women’s cause definitely began with the discovery of satyagraha. But the writer of the letter is of opinion that the fair sex requires… Read more »

James Swartz

Major obstacle is the thought ‘If only I were different’

Perception, inference, and language are means of knowledge. The means of knowledge we use is determined by the type of object we want to know. For example, if I want… Read more »

Paramhansa Yogananda

Keep consciousness on God & you will have no fears

Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible… Read more »

Kahlil Gibran

You can’t separate the good from the wicked

One of the judges of the city stood forth and said, “Speak to us of Crime and Punishment.” And he answered saying: It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind,… Read more »

Ramana Maharishi

Self can’t be realized if the world is taken as real

As all living beings desire to be happy always, without misery, as in the case of everyone there is observed supreme love for one’s self, and as happiness alone is the cause… Read more »

Mother Meera

Love, sincerity & aspiration connect us to the Divine.

Question: What should we do to receive your Light and help when you are not with us physically? How can we find the constant inner contact with you? What should… Read more »

Eknath Easwaran

Mantram is a radiant symbol of ultimate existence

A mantram is a spiritual formula of enormous power that has been transmitted from age to age in a religious tradition. The users, wishing to draw upon this power that… Read more »

William Samuel

Keep looking till you see some good in everybody

Mr Shieh asked me what is meant by “the same moon shines on ten thousand rivers” Well, it wasn’t long before I had several pages filled to answer “the same… Read more »

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Society teaches you to control; not to transform

Why does man suppress so much and become unhealthy? Because the society teaches you to control, not to transform, and the way of transformation is totally different. For one thing,… Read more »

Atmananda-Krishna-Menon

When I talked about Absolute Reality, where were you?

When a person is talking, he is talking and you are listening. Of course, that is in the phenomenal level, in the lowest level. But you see, when I am… Read more »

Arthur Osborne

Grace may flow even through the unenlightened

It is not uncommon to hear some one express confidence that he would recognize a spiritual man if he met one. This, however, is not always possible. High spiritual attainment,… Read more »

J. Krishnamurt

Why hasn’t India produced one outstandingly creative individual?

Krishnaji (J. Krishnamurti) was very well-informed, but he read very little and also slowly. I have never seen him read any religious books. Becoming very serious once when Life magazine produced a… Read more »

Rupert Spira

The body/mind is not the subject of experience

The artist and poet William Blake said, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up,… Read more »

Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati

Reality has power to project, sustain & withdraw creation

Reality has certain innate, inherent powers, which can be broadly termed as shakti. It has the power to project, sustain and withdraw the world. The Upanishads explain this with the… Read more »