- Do not waste time speculating over what would happen in this New Year. If your actions are good, your future is bound to be good. The future of the nation depends on your actions. God is a witness; He neither protects nor punishes you. Each one is responsible for their pleasure or pain. In this New Year, develop new and sacred feelings and make everybody happy. Do not struggle for money; strive for love. Once you develop love, there will be no scope for evil qualities like anger, jealousy, etc. If your thoughts and actions are good, your future will be good. Then the whole country, nay, the whole world will prosper. Pray for the peace and prosperity of the entire world. Peace can be attained only through practice of human values - Divine Discourse: April 5, 2008
- You spend ...a lot of time on useless, momentary, temporary and worldly activities. Are you spending even a second of it for God? It is sufficient even if you concentrate for one second truly on the Lotus feet of Lord Krishna. If someone is given a Shiva Lingam, they have difficulty in worshipping it with Abhishekam (holy prayerful bath). But they have time to clean their shoes or other objects with utmost care and interest. They struggle to find time to perform Abhishekam with a spoon of water. It is not that they don’t have time and the process is tedious. They lack interest. People are more interested in worldly activities. You lack interest in something that is pure. Only because of lack of purity, you are losing the power of discrimination. ‘Shraddhavan Labhate Jnanam’ – only out of deep interest can one acquire wisdom. Hence we must develop interest in spiritual subjects.
-My Dear Students, Vol 3,Ch 4, June 26, 1989.
Consider all your acts as worship. Duty is God, Work is Worship. Whatever happens accept it gladly as His handiwork, a sign of His compassion. – BABA.
One should realise the infinite powers latent in oneself. It is these powers which have enabled mankind to invent the most wonderful kinds of machinery. Humans are, therefore, more valuable than the most precious things in the world. It is human beings who imparts value to things by the ch...anges they make in them, as in the case of diamonds or a work of art. In the spiritual field, humans are enjoined at the very outset to know oneself. One should not be a slave of the senses. Nor should one follow others like sheep. ‘Be a ship and not sheep.’ A ship serves to carry others and cross the Ocean. The one who pursues the spiritual path not only benefits himself but promotes the well-being of others. Consider the body as a vessel, wisdom as a rope 'and use the vessel to draw the nectar of Divinity from the well of spirituality. Not otherwise can immortality be attained.
- My Dear Students, Vol 2, Ch 11, Mar 5, 1995.
The human body, so fitted with skills, so capable of great adventures, is a gift from God to each one of you. - BabaDharmaraja always had Bheema... to his left and Arjuna to his right. What is the significance? Bheema is remembered as a person of physical strength. Arjuna is known for his purity and valour. Do not take it that Dharmaraja was merely surrounded by people with physical strength and valour. Dharmaraja was always upright in practicing right conduct and moral principles. Hence, Bhima too always obeyed him and never misused his physical strength anywhere. Arjuna personified purity and possessed various powers and capabilities. He also won the friendship of Lord Krishna and various honours from Indra and others. Unlike the present day honours awarded by various Governments, Arjuna wore purity and valour as his decorations. Because purity and valour were on either sides, righteousness prevailed during the rule of Dharmaraja or Yudishtra.
-My Dear Students, Vol 3,Ch 5, June 26, 1989.In the world today, knowledge falls... into three categories. (1) In terms of daily life, there is factual knowledge based on perception. To treat facts as truth and fiction as untruth is practical knowledge. (2) In the second category are those who regard the phenomenal world as real and treat all that cannot be seen or heard as unreal or non-existent. They regard Nature as real and God as non-existent. (3) The third category consists of those who make no distinction between one thing and another and hold the view that the whole universe is a projection of the Divine and is permeated by the Divine. This is spiritual knowledge. Doubtless, knowledge of the phenomenal world is necessary. But one should go beyond it to know the Eternal and Unchanging Reality. Education is not the be-all and end-all of life; tt is only a part of it. Virtues are the backbone of life and spiritual path is the only means of cultivating it.
- Divine Discourse, June 26, 1989.
Real freedom exists in submitting to the Will of the Divine and not acting according to one’s caprices and fancies. - BABA