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.
God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction.
The word ‘yoga’ means skill – skill to live your life, to manage your mind, to deal with your emotions, to be with people, to be in love and not let that love turn into hatred.
But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
Even as one and the same person is called by different names according to the different functions he performs, so also one and the same mind is called by the different names: mind, intellect, memory, and egoity, on account of the difference in the modes – and not because of any real difference.
The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching.
There will always be places in the world where good schools don’t exist and good teachers don’t want to go, not just in the developing world but in places of socioeconomic hardship.