As Food Is to the Body, the Body Is to the Soul

The desire expressed by one among the mandali to Be buried on the hill gave rise to a discussion of the General […]

God Is as Near to You as Your Own Shadow— and as Difficult to Grasp

Look at your own shadow. It seems so near to you: indeed, you cannot separate it from yourself. In the same way, God is […]

The Path of Truth is Not a Bed of Roses – Part-4 (Final)

To contemplate the terrible trials that the Guru brings to bear would make even the staunchest of heroes turn tail and run […]

The Path of Truth is Not a Bed of Roses – Part-3

The masses of humanity, who do not belong to a Master’s circle, find themselves in a case and situation that is very different—indeed, quite […]

The Path of Truth is Not a Bed of Roses – Part-2

Citing examples from the lives of Shri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, Shri explained that Vivekananda, as one of Ramakrishna’s circle members, was actually […]

The Path of Truth is Not a Bed of Roses – Part-1

[ The Combined Diary” devotes almost eleven pages to this day and the great drama that played itself out with respect to […]

Why spiritual progress is gradual?

The question was then asked, “Why don’t you Sadgurus improve everyone and lift them up to Realization all at once, instead of advancing them […]

On Union or Vasl

In that State of states, one comes to realize that this that you see is all nothing. It is all one everlasting and eternal […]

Yogic Powers and Union – Part 2 of 2

Take another analogy. Just as a juggler or mesmerizer seems to change a piece of cardboard into a bottle right before your […]

Yogic Powers and Union – Part 1 of 2

The powers that the yogis use derive from the unlimited source of electricity in the air, which comprises the third layer inside. […]