The Supreme Perfection – Part 2 (Final)

… I allow vegetarians to follow their diet and non-vegetarians to eat meat, fish, eggs, et cetera. I do not interfere with any religion and permit all to follow their own creeds unhindered. When faced with love for God, these external ceremonials have no value. Love for God automatically and naturally results in […]

The Supreme Perfection – Part 1

[The following message was delivered at Shivananda’s ashram, Rishikesh]

We should once and for all understand that no amount of learning, reading, teaching, reasoning and preaching can give us Liberation (Mukti). Vedantic expressions, Sufi talks, mystical words and philosophical statements take us nowhere spiritually. Religious conferences, spiritual societies and the so-called universal […]

20130615 – There is no freedom as long as desires persist

While staying in Harvan, Baba explained to the mandali about freedom from desires:

As long as a person is not free from desires, he is not ready for emancipation. Desires, both good and bad, are binding. Good desires bind a person with golden chains, and bad with iron ones. Why do […]

20130601 – Without the sanskaras being totally eliminated there is no spiritual liberation

On December 9th, Baba discoursed on the Sadguru:

Without the sanskaras being totally eliminated there is no spiritual liberation. To dispose of sanskaras one has to create reverse sanskaras, which are opposite in nature. Opposite impressions reverse the sanskaric makeup of the mind. To remove stains, soap or lime is necessary. But the mind […]

20121212 – Sanskaras and liberation – part – 2 (final)

 

 

This bondage of actions is the tie that is deep-rooted and cannot be easily uprooted and gotten rid of. Good actions bind a man with a golden chain, and bad actions with an iron spiked one. But the chain is there in either case, and the man is never set free. Yoga […]

20121211 – Sanskaras and liberation – part – 1

Later in the evening of October 4th, after dinner, the Master expounded on the function of the Sadguru, explaining more about yoga, sanskaras and mukti – liberation:

No yogi can gain eternal freedom or emancipation, even though he might have reached the highest yogic state of samadhi through his practices, because sanskaras […]