Archives for January 2011

Sai Baba of Shirdi

Eleven Assurances of Sai Baba of Shirdi Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end. The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb the steps of my Mosque. I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly … [Read More]

Shivapuri Baba

“The sole purpose of this human life is nothing but the realization of God.” “Till God is known, nothing in known” “God can never be explained but can be experienced.”   Shivapuri Baba, also known as Swami Govindanath Bharati, was a Hindu saint who reportedly lived from 1826 to 1963, making him 137 years old … [Read More]

Shree Maa

“These are the qualities of a disciple: humility, modesty, causing harm to none, patience, the purification of knowledge, worship of the teacher, purity, consistency, self control, constant equanimity of consciousness, unswerving devotion, distaste for the society of gossip, always residing in spiritual wisdom. All that is opposed is ignorance.” – from Gems of Wisdom from … [Read More]

Sri Aurobindo

“The last stage of perfection occurs when you are completely identified with the Divine Mother and feel yourself to be no longer another and separate instrument, servant, or worker but truly a child and eternal portion of her consciousness; it will be your constant, simple, and natural experience that all your thought and seeing and … [Read More]

Sri Trilinga Swami

Sri Trilinga Swami of Benares, born in Andhra Desa, lived some fifty years ago. He lived for 280 years. He made his Tapas in Manasarovar, Tibet. Once Ramakrishna Paramahamsa also saw him at Benares. From “Kundalini Yoga” by Sri Swami Sivananda Trailinga Swami was a great devotee. He closed his door and sat inside for … [Read More]

Swami Muktananda

Debt to the Guru Question: You once said that it is impossible to ever repay the debt to the Guru. Is there no way for the disciple to repay the Guru for his divine grace? Baba Muktananda: If you could tell me how to get free from this debt I would welcome your suggestion. Then … [Read More]

Swami Rama Tirtha

“Sit still, chant Om’ and then think Who is within you. All the Vedanta, nay all the philosophy of the Hindus is simply an exposition of this syllable Om.’ Om’ has a charm about it, an efficiency, a virtue in it which directly brings all feelings and all thoughts into a state of harmony, brings … [Read More]

Swami Sivananda

The Guru Disciple Relationship Swami Sivananda once wrote that no person should think he is so great that he does not need the help and guidance of a superior person. There are so many things that the aspirant cannot see at the outset, and as he continues along the path of spiritual practice he will … [Read More]

Swami Vivekananda

“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.” “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your … [Read More]

Teresa of Avila

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.” “Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” “Do not dismayed, at the number of things which you have to consider before setting out on this divine journey, which is the royal road to heaven. By taking … [Read More]