1. 10

    Too much study of the scriptures does more harm than good. The important thing is to know the essence of the scriptures. After that, what is the need of books? One should learn the essence and then dive deep in order to realize God.

    112
  2. 9

    Sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls; but only a bright surface like that of water, or of a mirror reflects it fully. So is the light Divine. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts, but the pure and pious hearts of holy men receive and reflect that light well.

    131
  3. 8

    One cannot be spiritual as long as one has shame, hatred, or fear.

    150
  4. 7

    Wisdom leads to unity, but ignorance to separation. So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge.

    161
  5. 6

    The magnetic needle always points to the north, and hence it is that sailing vessel does not lose her direction. So long as the heart of man is directed towards God, he cannot be lost in the ocean of worldliness.

    164
  6. 5

    The supreme purpose and goal for human life... is to cultivate love.

    165
  7. 4

    One should not think, 'My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false.' God can be realized by means of all paths. It is enough to have sincere yearning for God. Infinite are the paths and infinite are the opinions.

    199
  8. 3

    The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.

    200
  9. 2

    All religions are true. God can be reached by different religions. Many rivers flow by many ways but they fall into the sea. They all are one.

    218
  10. 1

    God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

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  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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