I have not had any serious non-academic job.
Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby?
The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of my mosque.
People’s identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way – quite suddenly – to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities.
The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don’t let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.