Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana.
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the universe is the merest illusion.
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
You come for the money, you don’t come to Barefoot College. You come for the work and the challenge, you’ll come to the Barefoot College. That is where we want you to try crazy ideas. Whatever idea you have, come and try it. It doesn’t matter if you fail. Battered, bruised, you start again.
Each time I free a child, I feel it is something closer to God.
Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute destruction. Both are movement, and that is eternal.
Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction.