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God is the power due of which everything happens

Q: Why God?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Why not God? Why would you ask this question if there was no God. What will you say if a wave questions the existence of God? A wave exists because of the presence of ocean. Because of whose presence you are standing, you think, you listen, you understand, you breathe – that only is God. Who is God? God is not sitting somewhere up in the sky. God is the power due of which everything happens. More...

Self check on the spiritual path – Sri Gyanmata

These three instructions, plus meditation, contain the only rule of life that any disciple needs:

  1. Detachment
  2. Realization of God as the Giver
  3. Unruffled patience

As long as we fail in any one of these three, we still have a serious spiritual defect to overcome.

~ Sri Gyanmata, God Alone: The Life and Letters of a saint

प्रेम - श्री श्री रवि शंकर

जीवन की हर एक इच्छा के पीछे एक ही मांग है। आप यदि परख् कर देखो कि वो मांग क्या है, तो निश्चित रूप से मालुम पड़्ता है कि वह है ढा़ई अक्षर प्रेम क।

सब कुछ हो जीवन में, पर प्रेम न हो, तब जीवन जीवन नहीं रह जाता। प्रेम हो, और कुछ हो या न हो, फिर भी तृप्ति रहती है जीवन में, मस्ती रहती है, आनन्द रह्ता है, है कि नहीं?

~ श्री श्री रवि शंकर

from a commentary on Narad Bhakti Sutra

Mend your mental microphone

Paramhansa Yogananda quotes

“As you cannot broadcast through a broken microphone, so you cannot send out prayers through a mental microphone that has been disordered by restlessness.

By deep calmness you should repair your mind microphone and increase the receptivity of your intuition. Thus you will be able to broadcast to Him effectively and to receive His answers.”

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

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