Thursday, May 29, 2008


1.     “Forgive when you also can bring legions of angels to an easy victory.” While victory was still doubtful, however, only a coward to his thinking would turn the other cheek.

2.     Bear with everyone’s shortcomings. Forgive offences by the millions.

3.     Know that talking ill of others in private is a sin, you must wholly avoid it. Many things may occur to the mind, but it gradually makes a mountain of a mole-hill, if you try to express them. Everything ends, if you forgive and forget.


1.     What one has done one must suffer.

2.     We, we, and none else, are responsible for what we suffer.

3.     Attachment to the unreal will bring misery.

4.     There is a pleasure in suffering even, when it is for others.

5.     Want of sympathy and lack of energy are at the root of all misery, and you must therefore give these two up.

6.     The Vedas cannot show you Brahman, you are That already; they can only help to take away the veil that hides the truth from our eyes. The first veil to vanish is ignorance, and when that is gone, sin goes, next desire ceases, selfishness ends and all misery disappears. This cessation of ignorance can only come when I know that God and I are one; in other words, identify yourself with Atman, not with human limitations. Disidentify yourself with the body and all will cease. This is the secret of healing. The universe is a case of hypnotization; dehypnotize yourself and cease to suffer.

7.     If there is no desire, there is no suffering.


1.     The power of suffering is infinitely greater than the power of doing; the power of love is infinitely of greater potency than the power of hatred.

2.     So long as you are pure, and true to your principles, you will never fail, and blessings will be yours.

3.     Think of your higher self, not of your lower.

4.     Be pure, staunch, and sincere to the very backbone, and everything will be all right.

5.     Do not for a moment quail. Everything will come all right. It is will that moves the world.

6.     ……………no sincere worker passes put the field of activity without making himself known and catching at least a few rays of light…………….None will be able to resist truth and love and sincerity. Are you sincere? Unselfish even unto death? And loving? Then fear not, not even death………………Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph………..

7.     Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph.

8.     Everything will come right if you are pure and sincere.

9.     Never lose heart. In eating, dressing, or lying, in singing or playing, in enjoyment or disease, always manifest the highest moral courage.

10.  What you want, you create.

11.  Purity, patience, and perseverance overcome all obstacles.

12.                         Manifest the divinity within you, and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it.

13.  Every child is a born optimist; he dreams golden dreams. In youth he becomes still more optimistic. It is hard for a young man to believe that there is such a thing as death, such a thing as defeat or degradation. Old age comes, and life is a mass of ruins. Dreams have vanished into the air, and the man becomes a pessimist. Thus we go from one extreme to another, buffeted by nature……………..not one ideal can be fully attained, not one thirst can be quenched………………and when latter we get kicked about by society like foot balls…………………we sit in a corner and croak and throw cold water on the enthusiasm of others.

But bold we must be. Hiding facts is not the way to find a remedy. As you all know, a hare hunted by dogs puts its head down and thinks itself safe……………….If we sit down and lament over the imperfection of our bodies and minds, we profit nothing; it is the heroic endeavour to subdue adverse circumstances that carries our spirit upwards.

14.  Be not anxious. It is against the big tree that a great wind strikes. “Pocking a fire makes it burn better”; “A snake struck on the head raises its hood”; and so on. When affliction seizes the heart, when the storm of sorrow blows all around, and it seems light will be seen no more, when hope and courage are almost gone, it is then, in the midst of this great spiritual tempest, that the light of the Brahman within gleams. Brought up in the lap of luxury, lying on a bed of roses, and never shedding a tear, who has ever become great, who has ever unfolded the Brahman within? Why do you fear to weep? Weep! Weeping clears the eyes and brings about intuition. Then the vision of diversity-----------------man, animal, tree-------------------slowly melts away and makes room for the infinite realisation of Brahman everywhere and in everything. Then------------------“Verily, seeing the same God equally existent everywhere, he does not injure the self by the self, and so goes to the Supreme Goal.”

15.  In a day, when you don’t come across any problems - you can be sure that you are traveling in a wrong path.

16.  Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune.