There is only one caste, the caste of humanity. There is only one religion, the religion of love. There is only one language, the language of the heart.
Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it true? Does it improve the silence?
Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never.
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
Anger, ego, jealousy are the biggest diseases. Keep yourself aloof from these three diseases.
You are not one person, but three: The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.
Only that which is got by hard effort will yield lasting benefit.
Our life is like a block of ice which is melting away every moment. Before it spends itself, devote it to the service of others. Education in human values is designed to prepare everyone for this life of dedicated service.
The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the nature and the Lord.
Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain – grief is an interval between two moments of joy.
Love is selflessness. Self is lovelessness.
Some say knowledge is power, but that is not true. Character is power.
The grace of God is like insurance. It will help you in your time of need without any limit.
Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
A man who has no love in him is as barren as a cloud with no moisture, a tree with no fruits or a cow yielding no milk; he is ever far from God and can never earn his grace.
Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.
You do not have to practice all that you read. Take one or two things to practice and then it will become a reality to you.
Be simple and sincere.
What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
Love is a bridge over the sea of change. Do not build a house on it.
Let all beings in all the worlds be happy. Include this universal prayer in your prayers every day. This is my birthday message to you.
True devotion must not get dispirited; nor elated or satisfied with lesser gains; it must fight against failure, loss, calumny, calamity, ridicule and against egoism and pride, impatience and cowardice.
As worldly thoughts diminish, thoughts of God increase. Normally, the mind is all the time desiring these worldly things. As the desires are cut out one by one, the peace becomes stronger.
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Do not use poisonous words against anyone, for words wound more fatally than even arrows.
Learn to speak what you feel, and practice what you preach.
Look at the world with the vision of peace, love, and compassion. Then the whole world will appear loving and peaceful.
Do not get attached to worldly things and pursuits. Be in the world, but do not let the world be in you.
What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be.
Life is a challenge – meet it.
The secret of perfect health lies in keeping the mind always cheerful – never worried, never hurried, never borne down by any fear, thought or anxiety.
If you honour your mother, the mother of the universe will guard you against harm.
My eye is ever on those who love me.
Once we surrender our mind to God completely, He will take care of us in every way.
A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!
I am formless and everywhere. I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.
I am the Attributeless, Absolute, Nirguna. I have no name, no residence.
I am the protector of all lives. I am present even before the creation. I am prime God.
I had a Guru. He was a great saint and most merciful. I served him long - very, very long; still, he would not blow any mantra in my ears. I had a keen desire never to leave him but to stay with him and serve him and at all cost receive some instruction from him.
My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of my mosque.
If you seek my help and guidance, I will immediately give it to you.
Me eye is ever on those who love me.
I give people what they want in the hope that they will begin to want what I want to give them!
Death and life are the manifestations of God’s activity. You cannot separate the two. God permeates all.
Mukti is impossible for those addicted to lust.
Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.
Look to me and I will look to you.
What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.
Be contented and cheerful with what comes.
My devotees see everything as their Guru.
All that you see, taken together, is Myself. I do not shake or move.
If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.
Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.
Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.
If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need to fear nothing for body and soul. If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.
My business is to give blessings. I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers? I will take you to the end. Surrender completely to God.
Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. if any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them, with due respect. Shri Hari (god) will be certainly pleased, if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked, and your Verandah (courtyard) to strangers for sitting and resting.
If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal. Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only Sadhana. I am the slave of my devotee.
Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do. I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.
If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her. I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over. My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say,Dig! but no one bothers. My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me. All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper. However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.
Do not try to get mantra or upadesh from anybody. Make me the sole object of your thoughts and actions; and you will, no doubt, attain paramartha (the spiritual goal of life). Look at me wholeheartedly, and I in turn look at you similarly. Sitting in this masjid, I speak the truth, nothing but the truth. No sadhanas, nor proficiency in the six shastras, are necessary. Have faith and confidence in your Guru. Believe fully, that guru is the sole actor or doer. Blessed is he who knows the greatness of his guru and thinks him to be hari, hara and brahma (trimurti) incarnate.
I love devotion. This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.
I look on all with an equal eye. I cannot do anything without God’s permission.
Spend money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant.
Do not kick against the pricks of life. Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.
For seeing bramhan (realising the self) one has to give five things, (i.e. surrender five things) (1) five pranas (vital forces), (2) five senses (five of action and five of perception), (3) mind, (4) intellect and (5) ego. this path of brahmajnana of selfrealisation is ‘as hard as to tread on the edge of a razor.
Though I have become a fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable maya teases me often. though I forgot myself I cannot forget her. She always envelops me. This maya (illusive power) of the lord (shri hari) teases god brahma and others; then what to speak of a poor fakir like me? Those who take refuge in the lord will be freed from her clutches with his grace.
Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth. See the divine in the human being.
There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.
Give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God will be pleased. Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.
The (mother) tortoise is on one bank of the river, and her young ones are on the other side. She gives neither milk, nor warmth to them. Her mere glance gives them nutrition. The young ones do nothing, but remember (meditate upon) their mother. The tortoise glance is, to the young ones, a downpour of nectar, the only source of sustenance and happiness. Similar is the relation, between the guru and disciples.
Meditate always on my formless nature, which is knowledge incarnate, consciousness and bliss. if you cannot do this, meditate on my form from top to toe as you see here night and day. as you go on doing this, your vrittis will concentrate on one point and the distinction between the dhyata (meditator), dhyana (act of meditation), dhyeya (this meditated upon) will be lost and the meditator will be one with the consciousness and be merged in the brahman.
God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you.
If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.
What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to learn from them.
If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.
Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.
Poverty is the highest form of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.
Put full faith in God’s providence.
Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: Everything is due to God.
If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.
Speak the truth and truth alone.
No one wants to take from me what I give abundantly.
Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.
Harsh words cannot pierce your body. If anybody speaks ill of you, just continue being unperturbed.
Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.
I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.
If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.
Let us be humble.
Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evilminded people, is evil and must be avoided.
What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.
Recognise the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. Then unswervingly follow this Law.
All gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and temple are the same.
When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from him.
The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.
Wealth is really a means to work out dharma. If one uses it merely for personal enjoyment, it is vainly spent.
To God be the praise. I am only the slave of God.
God will show his love. He is kind to all.
Be ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet.
If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.