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« Reply #405 on: April 11, 2015, 10:41:01 AM »
A man can see God if he unites in himself the force of these three attractions: the attraction of worldly possessions for the worldly man, the husband's attraction for the chaste wife, and the child's attraction for its mother. If you can unite these three forms of love and give it all to God, then you can see Him at once.

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« Reply #406 on: April 20, 2015, 08:14:44 AM »
The more you rid yourself of upadhis, the nearer you will feel the presence of God. Rainwater never collects on a high mound; it collects only in low land. Similarly, the water of God's grace cannot remain on the high mound of egotism. Before God one should feel lowly and poor.

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« Reply #407 on: May 02, 2015, 08:56:07 AM »
If a devotee prays to God with real longing, God cannot help revealing Himself to him.

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« Reply #408 on: May 09, 2015, 09:53:03 AM »
Abhyasayoga, the yoga of practice. You should practise calling on God every day. It is not possible to succeed in one day; through daily prayer you will come to long for God.

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« Reply #409 on: May 17, 2015, 08:26:08 AM »
Those who are held by God have nothing to fear.The son who holds to his father, while walking along the narrow ridge of a paddy-field,may slip if he absent-mindedly lets go his father's hand; but if the father holds the son by the hand, there is no such danger.

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« Reply #410 on: May 18, 2015, 07:03:30 AM »
The nearer you come to God, the more you feel peace. Peace, peace, peace-supreme peace! The nearer you come to the Ganges, the more you feel its coolness. You will feel completely soothed when you plunge into the river.

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« Reply #411 on: May 18, 2015, 07:05:43 AM »
God is realized as soon as the mind becomes free from attachment. Whatever appears in the Pure Mind is the voice of God. That which is Pure Mind is also Pure Buddhi; that,again, is Pure Atman, because there is nothing pure but God.

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« Reply #412 on: May 30, 2015, 10:57:03 AM »
Through earnest prayer one receives the grace of God and realizes Him.

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« Reply #413 on: June 24, 2015, 09:31:47 AM »
He alone is clever who sees that God is real and all else is illusory. What need have I of other information? Hanuman once remarked: 'I don't know anything about the phase of the moon or the position of the stars. I only contemplate Rama.'

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« Reply #414 on: October 02, 2015, 10:13:51 AM »
Everyone can attain Knowledge. There are two entities: Jivatma, the individual soul, and Paramatma, the Supreme Soul. Through prayer all individual souls can be united to the Supreme Soul. Every house has a connection for gas, and gas can be obtained from the main storage-tank of the Gas Company. Apply to the Company, and it will arrange for your supply of gas. Then your house will be lighted.

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« Reply #415 on: October 20, 2015, 07:50:05 AM »
Even water, which has a natural tendency to flow downwards, is drawn up to the sky by the sun's rays. In the same way, God's grace lifts up the mind which has got a tendency to run after sense objects.

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« Reply #416 on: November 03, 2015, 07:11:39 AM »
You see, in big grain stores the merchants keep rice in great heaps that touch the ceiling.Beside them there are heaps of lentils. To protect the grain from the mice, the merchants leave trays of puffed rice and sweetened rice near it. The mice like the smell and the sweet taste of these and so stay around the trays. They don't find the big heaps of grain. Similarly, men aredeluded by 'woman and gold'; they do not know where God is.

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« Reply #417 on: November 07, 2015, 07:37:40 AM »
That which is Brahman is verily Sakti. I address That, again, as the Mother. I call It Brahman when It is inactive, and Sakti when It creates, preserves, and destroys. It is like water, sometimes still and sometimes covered with waves.

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« Reply #418 on: November 14, 2015, 06:56:18 AM »
Without giving up worldliness a man cannot awaken his spiritual consciousness, nor can he realize God. He cannot but be a hypocrite as long as he has even a trace of worldly desire. God cannot be realized without guilelessness.Cherish love within your heart; abandon cunning and deceit: Through service, worship,selflessness, does Rama's blessed vision come.

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« Reply #419 on: December 11, 2015, 06:32:58 AM »
The Incarnations of God belong to the class of the Isvarakotis. They roam about in the open spaces. They are never imprisoned in the world, never entangled by it. Their ego is not the 'thick ego' of worldly people. The ego, the 'I-consciousness', of worldly people is like four walls and a roof: the man inside them cannot see anything outside. The ego of the Incarnations and other Isvarakotis is a 'thin ego': through it they have an uninterrupted vision of God. Take the case of a man who stands by a wall on both sides of which there are meadows stretching to infinity. If there is a hole in the wall, through it he can see everything on the other side. If the hole is a big one, he can even pass through it. The ego of the Incarnations and other Isvarakotis is like the wall with a hole. Though they remain on this side of the wall, still they can see the endless meadow on the other side. That is to say, though they have a human body, they are always united with God. Again, if they will, they can pass through the big hole to the other side and remain in samadhi. And if the hole is big enough, they can go through it and come back again. That is to say, though established in samadhi, they can again descend to the worldly plane.

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