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Spiritual Search

      ~Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda

In the beginning of one’s spiritual search, it is wise to compare various spiritual paths and teachers. But when you find the real guru destined for you, the one whose teachings can lead you to the Divine Goal, then restless searching should cease. A spritually thirsty person should not go on indefinately seeking new wells; rather he should go to the best well and drink daily of its living waters.

Prostrations To The Guru

~ Swami Sivananda

Brahmanandam paramasukhadam

kevalam jnanamurtim

Dvandvatitam, gaganasadrisam

tattvamasyadi lakshyam,

Ekam nityam vimalamachalam,

sarvadhi sakshibhutam

Bhavatitam triguna rahitam

Sadgurum tam namami.

I prostrate to the Sadguru who is beyond the modifications of Nature, beyond feelings, the witness of all intellects, the one, eternally pure, like the expansive sky, free from the pairs of opposites, the goal of the Tat Tvam Asi Mahavakya, the form of pure knowledge, the bestower of supreme bliss and Brahmic joy.

In Oblation

~ Swami Paramananda

Be not offended if my mortal hand

Lacketh  grace to offer Thee oblation

Yet this hand is Thy gift

Sanctified by Thy touch.

I will use it humbly

And lift this offering of love to Thy feet.

I will cherish my mind

For it hath brought me thoughts of Thee.

I will cherish my heart

For it hath brought me thoughts of Thee;

And I will crown this life with a crown of bliss

For it hath brought me to Thy gate.

RK Narayan, Bachelor of Arts, quote 2

People pretended that they were friends, when the fact was they were brought together by force of circumstances. The classroom or the club or the office created friendships. When the circumstances changed the relations too snapped.

~ RK Narayan, Bachelor of Arts

Richard Bach, Illusions, quote 14

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.

~ Richard Bach, Illusions

Monarch butterfly

Richard Bach, Illusions, quote 13

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes is certain for those who are friends.

~ Richard Bach, Illusions

Chrysanthemum flowers and bees, National Botanical Institute, Lucknow NBRI

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