"The very first step in understanding what this is all about is giving up the concept of an active, volitional 'I' as a separate entity and accepting the passive role of perceiving and functioning as a process." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa 

49. He alone enters the Kingdom of Heaven who is not a thief of his own thought. In other words, guilelessness and simple faith are the roads to that Kingdom.

50. He who has faith has all, and he who lacks it lacks all.

51. As one thinks, so does one become.

52. Truthfulness is the Tapasya (austerity) of this age of Kali.

53. Dive deep into the ocean of the Absolute Existence-Knowledge-Bliss. Fear not those deep sea monsters-avarice and anger. Paint yourself thickly with turmeric of Viveka and Vairagya and these alligators will not approach you, for the scent of this turmeric is too much for them.

54. The fire made by burning bamboo is soon extinguished unless kept alive by constant blowing. Uninterrupted devotion is necessary to keep alive the fire of spirituality.

55. Meditate on God either in an obscure corner, or in the solitude of forests, or within the silent sanctuary of your own heart.

56. The secret is that the union with God (Yoga) can never happen unless the mind is rendered absolutely calm, whatever be the path you follow for God- realization. The mind is always under the control of the Yogi, and not the Yogi under the control of his mind.

57. If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.

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