Who is it that loves and who that suffers? He alone stages a play with Himself; who exists save Him? The individual suffers because he perceives duality. It is duality which causes all sorrow and grief. Find the One everywhere and in everything and there will be an end to pain and suffering.— Anandamayi Ma
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Joys and sorrows are time-born and cannot last.
Therefore, do not be perturbed by these. The greater the difficulties and obstructions, the more intense will be your endeavor to cling to His feet and the more will your prayer increase from within. And when the time is ripe, you will gain mastery over this power.
When the mind is full of worldly desires, it is their very nature to confuse the mind. Withdraw the mind from outer things and turn it inwards.
A tree is like a saint. It calls no one to itself, nor does it send anyone away. It offers to protect everyone who wants to come to it, whether this be a man, a woman, a child, or an animal.
Either melt by devotion the sense of separateness, or burn it by knowledge-for what is it that melts or burns? Only that which by its nature can be melted or burnt; namely the idea that something other than your Self exists. What will happen then? You come to know your Self.
I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe.
All plants, all human beings, all higher mind bodies are about in this garden in various ways, each has his own uniqueness and beauty. Their presence and variety give me great delight. Every one of you adds with his special feature to the glory of the garden.
In 'whichever direction' you may turn your gaze you will find One Eternal Indivisible Being manifested. Yet, it is not at all easy to detect this Presence, because He interpenetrates everything.
There is One unchanging indivisible Reality which, though unmanifest, reveals Itself in infinite multiplicity and diversity.
Those who desire to remain intoxicated by Reality do not require artificial intoxicants. Indulging in false things will only increase falsity, for every direction is indeed infinite. Those who desire the truly genuine Thing proceed of themselves with great intensity so as to progress in their sadhana.
The same inexpressible Truth is experienced in two ways: as Self-luminous Silence, or as the Eternal Play of the One.
Single-minded devotion engenders deep thought, which expresses itself in action.
The Lord's Light descends on the devotee, His power awakens in him and, as a result, profound inner inquiry blossoms forth.
In water and on land, in trees, shrubs, and creepers-everywhere in the whole universe abides my Beloved. Further, all the various forms and modes of being that we behold, are they not expressions of my Beloved? For there is none save Him. He is smaller than the smallest, and greater than the greatest.
When by the flood of your tears, the inner and the outer have fused into One, you will find Her whom you sought with such anguish, nearer than the nearest, the very breath of life, the very core of every heart.
As you love your own body, so regard everyone as equal to your own body.
When the Supreme Experience supervenes, everyone's service is revealed as one's own service. Call it a bird, an insect, an animal or a man, call it by any name you please, one serves one's own Self in every one of them.
In Him is Everything. Him you must try to find.
Reality is beyond speech and thought.
Only that which can be expressed in words is being said. But what cannot be put into language is indeed That which IS.
Ever afterward, though the dance of creation change around me in the hall of eternity, I shall be the same.
Precious gems are profoundly buried in the earth and can only be extracted at the expense of great labor.
For one who knows me, I am one with him;
for one who wants to know me, I am very near to him; and for one who does not know me, I am a beggar before him.
Try to treat with equal love all the people with whom you have relations.
Thus the abyss between 'myself' and 'yourself' will be filled in, which is the goal of all religious worship.
To believe in Him under any particular form is not enough.
Accept Him in His numberless forms, shapes and modes of being, in everything that exists. Aim at the whole and all your actions will be whole.
Enquire: 'Who am I?' and you will find the answer.
Look at a tree: from one seed arises a huge tree; from it comes numerous seeds, each one of which in its turn grows into a tree. No two fruits are alike. Yet it is one life that throbs in every particle of the tree. So, it is the same Atman everywhere.
Always bear this in mind: Everything is in God's hands, and you are His tool to be used by Him as He pleases. Try to grasp the significance of 'all is His'. and you will immediately feel free from all burdens. What will be the result of your surrender to Him? None will seem alien, all will be your very own Self.
How many lives are frittered away, age after age, in endless coming and going. Find out who you are!
It may be asked, why there cannot be one and the same path for all? Because He reveals Himself in infinite ways and forms - verily, The One is all of them.
He alone knows to whom He will reveal Himself under which form.
By what path and in what manner He attracts any particular man to Himself with great force is incomprehensible to the human intellect. The Path differs indeed for different pilgrims.