When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.
The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Even the structure of the atom has been found by the mind. Therefore the mind is subtler than the atom. That which is behind the mind, namely the individual soul, is subtler than the mind.
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.
Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.
For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.
There is neither Past nor Future. There is only the Present
Silence is also conversation.
Have faith in God and in yourself; that will cure all. Hope for the best, expect the best, toil for the best and everything will come right for you in the end.
All are gurus to us, the wicked by their evil deeds say ‘do not come near me’. the good are always good, therefore all are like gurus to us.
If you hold this feeling of ‘I’ long enough and strongly enough, the false ‘I’ will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent ‘I’, consciousness itself.
Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does exist.
Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.
I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.
There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement. This is the final truth.
You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage
Self-reform automatically brings about social reform.
Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.
All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.