Wednesday, July 9, 2008


1. Do not recognize wickedness in others. Wickedness is ignorance, weakness. What is the good of telling people they are weak? Criticism and destruction are of no avail. We must give them something higher; tell them of their own glorious nature, their birthright.

2. Be positive; do not criticise others. Give your message, teach what you have to teach, and there stop.

3. This is the message of Shri Ramakrishna to the modern world: Do not care for doctrines, do not care for dogmas, or sects, or churches, or temples; they count for little compared with the essence of existence in each man, which is spirituality; and the more this is developed in a man, the more powerful is he for good. Earn that first, acquire that, and criticise no one, for all doctrines and creeds have some good in them. Show by your lives that religion does not mean words, or names, or sects, but that it means spiritual realization. Only those can understand who have felt. Only those who have attained to spirituality can communicate it to others, can be great teachers of Mankind. They alone are the powers of light.

4. Do not criticize others, for all doctrines and all dogmas are good; but show them by your lives that religion is no matter of books and beliefs, but of spiritual realization.

* Only those who have seen it will understand this; but such spirituality can be given to others, even though they be unconscious of the gift.

* Only those who have attained to this power are amongst the great teachers of mankind. They are the powers of light.

5. It is criticising each other that is at the root of all mischief. That is the chief factor in breaking down organizations.

Monday, July 7, 2008


1.     Bless men, when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing you; they can only hurt themselves. Go where people hate you, let them thrash the ego out of you and you will get nearer to the Lord. Like the mother-monkey, we hug our ‘baby’, the world, as long as we can, but at last when we are driven to put it under our feet and step on it then we are ready to come to God. Blessed it is to be persecuted for the sake of righteousness.

2.     We ought not to hate anyone. This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathies with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer. The world is a grand moral gymnasium wherein we have all to take exercise so as to become stronger and stronger spiritually.

3.     Hate not the most abject sinner, look not to his exterior.

4.     None can hate others without degenerating himself.

5.     No man can hate another and live.

6.     It is ignorance that makes us hate each other, it is through ignorance that we do not know and do not love each other.

7.     Love them that hate you.

8.     Hatred is a thing which greatly impedes the course of Bhakti; and the man who hates none reaches God.

9.     Differentiation, infinitely contradictory, must remain, but it is not necessary that we should hate each other therefore; it is not necessary therefore that we should fight each other.

10.  Do not hate anybody, because that hatred which comes out from you must, in the long run, come back to you. If you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.

11.  Our first duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. Those who have no faith in themselves can never have faith in God.

12.  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.

13.  Every one must be ready for it-------------------the conquest of the whole world by India-----------------nothing less than that, and we must all get ready for it, strain every nerve for it……………. Up, India, and conquer the world with your spirituality! Ay, as has been declared on this soil first, love must conquer hatred, hatred cannot conquer itself.