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A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.
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After installing the Deity on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering God ever burning.
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As long as you are a person with an ego of your own, cannot conceive, think of or perceive God other than as a person.
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At a certain stage in the path of devotion, the devotee finds satisfaction in God with form, and at another stage, in God without it.
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Be not a traitor in your thoughts. Be sincere; act according to your thoughts; and you shall surely succeed. Pray with a sincere and simple heart, and your prayers will be heard.
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Because of the screen of Maya that shuts off God from human view, one cannot see Him playing in one's heart.
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Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be.
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Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house.
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Give up every thing to Him, resign yourself to Him and there will no trouble for you. Then you will come to know that every thing is done by His will.
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God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
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God cannot be seen so long as there is the slightest taint of desire. Therefore have your minor desires satisfied , and renounce the major ones through right reasoning and discrimination.
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God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.
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God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.
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God is our inner controller; He will certainly listen to our prayer if it is sincere.
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God is the master, the devotee is the servant. God is the beloved the devotee is the lover.
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Good and evil cannot bind him who has realized the oneness of Nature and his own self with Brahman.
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If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
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If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.
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If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.
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If you want to go east, don't go west.
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It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.
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Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.
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Man's ego itself is Maya. It is the veil that shuts the light.
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Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached.
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Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.
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More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him.
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One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.
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Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.
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Suppose a man becomes pure by chanting the holy name of God, but immediately afterwards commits many sins. He has no strength of mind. He doesn't take a vow not to repeat his sins.
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The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself.
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The goal can never be reached unless a man makes his mind strong and firmly resolves that he must realize God in this very birth, nay, in this very moment.
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The magnetic needle always points to the north, and hence it is that sailing vessel does not lose her direction. So long as the heart of man is directed towards God, he cannot be lost in the ocean of worldliness.
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The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.
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The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.
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Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.
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Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you.
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To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
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Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here.
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Unalloyed love of God is the essential thing. All else is unreal.
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Unless one always speaks the truth, one cannot find God Who is the soul of truth.
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We laugh at the efforts of the musk deer to find the source of the scent which comes from itself and despair at our efforts to find the peace which is our essence.
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What are you to do when you are placed in the world? Give up everything to Him, resign yourself to Him, and there will be no more trouble for you. Then you will come to know that everything is done by His will.
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When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them.
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When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.
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When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
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Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.
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You can not conceive, think of, perceive God, otherwise than as a person, so long as you are a person with ego of your own.
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