Don’t brood over lost things

Baba was in the hall by 7:45 A.M. on Saturday, 8 June 1963, and he embraced the newcomers.

A devotee’s luggage was stolen while on his way from Bombay to Poona. He lost practically all his clothes and also some money. Baba teased him, “It is good that you have no family or you […]

“What counts most is Experience and not mere understanding”

Love God to such an extent that you become God! That love could be had through selfless service, but this service should be so sublime that there is not even a single thought of self. What counts most is Experience and not mere understanding. One has to go beyond one’s mind! You can […]

Conviction comes from inner experience

One of the greatest things to possess is faith, which ultimately leads to conviction; and from conviction one day arises realization.

There are no two kinds of faith. Faith is the last thing to be labeled. The only question is whether one has strong faith or weak faith. Some manifest faith only to the […]

Seek His grace

Above all else, be content with your lot, rich or poor, happy or miserable. Understand that God has designed it for your own good, and be resigned to His will.

Remember the present in the frame of the past and the future. You eternally were and always will be. You have had innumerable forms […]

Be natural

Simplicity and all it implies is another great aid in the development of human love. Simplicity springs from humility, and humility is often confused with modesty. Modesty is weakness, but humility is strength. Therefore a world of difference separates the two. The moment you say, “I say in all humility—” the very use of […]

Honesty – one of the most effective means for relief of the suffering

 

There is no more ready means by which the first outlines of the inner self can be known than through complete honesty. Honesty with one’s fellow beings is the beginning step; from this there cannot help but come honesty with oneself.

To be honest is certainly not easy, for never has dishonesty and […]

The most practical thing in the world

The most practical thing in the world is to be spiritually minded. It needs no special time, place, or circumstance. It is not necessarily concerned with anything out of the ordinary daily routine. It is never too early or too late to be spiritual.

It is just a simple question of having the proper […]

“Religion as a living force has become obsolete”

What is wrong with the world today? Such questions are bound to arise in thinking minds, but often the answers given are not completely honest. Diagnoses given and remedies adopted have all been biased and so the situation remains vague and unresolved.

The crux of the matter lies in the correct reinterpretation of the […]

“All life is an effort to achieve freedom from self-created entanglement”

All life is an effort to achieve freedom from self-created entanglement. It is a desperate struggle to undo what had been done in ignorance; to throw away the accumulated burden of the past; to seek rescue from the debris piled high from temporary achievements and failures.

Life strives to unwind the limiting sanskaras and […]

Action that is aimed at attaining God is truly intelligent

All action, except that which is intelligently designed to attain God-realization, binds consciousness. It is not only an expression of accumulated ignorance, but also a further addition to that accumulated ignorance. Sometimes the pilgrim becomes so weary of recognizing that each act, instead of unwinding a knot in the inner being, has only tightened […]