Spoon of Sugar

May 31, 2014

If we want a spoon of sugar for our tea, God will give it. We may not think it a silly matter. There is no silly matter for God. He is Himself operating everywhere. Even in a cup of tea, He is operating. If we want a spoon of sugar, it will topple down. It has to come, if it is God that is wanting it. When we want, it is God wanting. Let us be sure. We should not distrust or have a lack of faith. “Oh! It cannot be. It cannot be. When I want something, it is not God wanting.” We should not say that. Then, immediately we cut ourselves apart from God. A person who is centered in God, when that person thinks, God thinks, and therefore it has to act and take effect immediately, materially. Such a person is a saint, such a person is a representative of God in this world, and these persons should form a conference as a target of religion.

~ Swami Krishnananda Saraswati


Loka

May 31, 2014

When one looks at the world and how many have achieved moksha (liberation), the reality is that Yoga/Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) towers over the world, as the worlds mother moksha has been held in the womb of India for humanity. In fact most religions do not even seek moksha or liberation, rather they seek what is called a loka.

– Yogi Baba Prem


Asana

May 31, 2014

You can practise all the asanas with the body, but if the body does not transform itself into a vehicle of sattva (purity), of selflessness, of servicefulness, of sadhana, of tapasya (austerities), of samyama (meditation, concentration and superconsciousness practised at the same time), it has not become the vehicle for these important spiritual factors that it was meant to be.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati


Love

May 30, 2014

A life without love
is a waste.

“Should I look for
spiritual love, or material, or physical love?”

Don’t ask yourself this question.
Discrimination leads to discrimination.

Love doesn’t need any name,
category or definition.

Love is a world itself.
Either you are in, at the center…
either you are out,
yearning.

~ Shams Tabrizi


Surroundings

May 30, 2014

Do not attempt to run away from surroundings that are not to your liking. God has placed you there to make you grow quickly. If you get all your desired comforts in a particular place you will not grow strong. So never complain about unfavourable surroundings. Triumph over all difficulties.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati


Desire

May 29, 2014

“No object of desire is real,
no object of desire is worth your peace.
If your house is desires, burn it down.
It is only the absence of desire that makes you happy,
so allow no desire to rise.
Just allow yourself to be dissolved by love.
When there is no desire there is love and beauty.
If you do desire then only desire peace
because what you think you will become:
Water poured in the ocean becomes the ocean.”

– Papaji


Give

May 28, 2014

Give, give, give. This is the true secret of abundance. Give willingly to charity. Share what you have with others. This will purify your heart and lead to the vision of God. You will earn undying name and popularity. Charity covereth many sins. It is a great virtue.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati