Don't listen to others. Go your own way. Follow your conscience.
What you think, that you become. If you think God, you become God.
If you think food, you become food. Everything comes to you.
Just worship God - order what you want! No need to know.
See yourself everywhere. You are the whole world.
Your eyes are everywhere. Your ears are everywhere. Your mouths are
Om Tat Sat Om. Tat is That-athu ('i.e. the Tamil for that'). Sat -'is.'
Om is That.
Nothing is lost, nothing is gained. There is nothing.
Don't try to foretell-no use. You can know when a man is going to die.
You don't know. God speaks.
You don't want to see God. You must feel God. God is you. Just be that.
I am with you always. You are God. God is with you.
Your eyes are God. Your feet are God. Your hands are God. Your speech is God. Your 'malam ' is God.
You are God, but you don't know it. You don't want (i.e. need) to know.
You are God. Feel God! The all things come under your command.
I am the waves. I am the ocean. We are all waves - there is no higher wave or lower wave.
The waves and the ocean are one. You have to plunge yourself in the ocean.
There are two delusions that the sannyasi has to face -
the social delusion (i.e. popularity)
and the delusion of learning (i.e. books, scriptures, etc.)
You are God. I am God. Only one - no separation. You cannot separate me from you.
Just go your way. Nothing to fear.
If you don't want anything, everything comes. If you reject something, that thing will come.
Aham Brahmasmi. You are God. You are everyone. You are everywhere. Learn this. This is practice.
Let innumerable births come! Go slowly. No hurry, sorry, worry!
Don't ask any boon of God. You order God!
Say: O Lord I know nothing. Thy will be done. Give me thy Grace. Without that you can do nothing.
Don't be weak. You can command all - from inside. You can order the whole world.
The whole world comes under your command. You can order God and all devas.
The body will go. Christ came and his body went - he told it to go. You tell the body to go.
If people do bad things, don't condemn. Just watch. But don't you do
bad things! Just see.
I don't preach. If a man comes to me, I say nothing. I don't fortell,
or do any of these things. But if a man comes with respect, then I may say
All relgions speak the truth. You can take from here, from there, and
so on. They are all the same.
Don't believe anyone-don't believe God. Only believe yourself.
You don't want to know. Let God act through you.
Know thyself by thyself-that is Buddhism.
Find out the truth-there is nothing.
I climbed Mt. Everest in three days. There, there is nothing. No sun,
no moon. Then you come down and there is dharma, adharma, and all things.
Don't go outside your own religion. All is in that.
Sat Chit Ananda. That is one thing. -Sachchidananda.
Sat is - 'you are.' Chit is omnipresence. - Prakaasa, light as from the sun - all-knowing.
Ananda is bliss. They are three, but they are one. That is your nature.
Om contains all. Tat is Chit - athu (i.e. 'that.')
Don't attend lectures. You know everything inside - it is all in you. People
will talk about powers, siddhis, etc. - don't listen!
I am the servant of all, but I don't show it.
Nothing is lost, nothing is gained. How can we talk of gain or loss?
The atma is one - it is all and everywhere. So how can there be loss and gain,
coming and going, past and future?
Om Tat Sat Om. Tat is God. Sat -'you are' or ' you is.' Chit is light,
being everywhere, omnipresence. Om is all. (Devotee: Why is Om said twice?)
Because it is all.
You can take things in and let them go out, as you eat and excrete.
Let the atma speak in you. Before you do anything, stop and wait. Then
you can act.
You don't want anything. Let things come. Go about. Do your work.
You are the witness. Just be. You just watch. There is a sentence without
subject, without object and without predicate. Find out that - then you are
at the top, on Everest!
See all as your friends. All are your friends; all are your enemies!
Don't give your ear to anyone. If the gods come, bow to them, but don't
listen! Hear only yourself. God will speak with you.
Don't be caught by anybody. You don't need to talk.
Don't separate people (i.e. make distinctions or show preference.) See
all alike - like you!
Don't doubt yourself.
Om is God and it is not God.
(Swami told a story of a Muslim fakir he had met who killed a pig by
uttering one word.)
All tricks! You don't want these things, if you are
Stand on your own self. Leave aside nature and earth things.
See God everywhere and see bliss!
Look up! Look up everything inside!
There are many ways. All religions give different ways. You must follow
your own path. No one can tell you anything.
Do your own work. I am not master of anyone. I am only my own master.
Each is his own master. He must discover the master in him from within.
This is the secret.
All are my master. I am learning from everyone. I pick from everyone
what I want and pass on, and they too. You must experience this and you
will know the Truth.
You can't love others - you can only love yourself.
Within Om is everything. Om is all. Om is present everywhere, like light-
Do not care for the effects.
You don't want powers or siddhis. You don't want powers. You want to
find out the Truth.
Close eyes, ears, mouth, and just sit still. All devas and gods will
come to you.
You are God. God sees through your eyes, hears through your ears, speaks
through your mouth.
Don't let in God, devas -anyone!
Don't listen to others, not to devas , not to God - only yourself.
What was I thinking? You can know that, but bad to try.
A man may come and praise, or a man may blame. Do not be affected. You
are the witness.
Difficulties must come on a man's path. They are a blessing!
Don't have any friends. All are your friends, but have no friends!
See God in everything - in all people. You must do that!
'Thy will be done' - that is the same as Om.
There is only one man in the whole world - only god. Nothing else, He
One God - multiplicity in One.
Take everything in, swallow it, then spit it out!
Body is your wife - you are Spirit. You must marry!
(Swami opened and
shut his mouth. ) Words are children.
If you want to go beyond, you lose everything. There is no work; there
is no you, no I, no God - nothing!
From unity comes multiplicity. But it is the same. Nothing has happened.
(Swami held up his hand and twisted it quickly, showing first the palm and
then the back of it.)
Be like the bee which sucks honey from the flower and then is silent.
G-o-d, D-o-g. Both the same. Top and bottom.
(Devotee. What is the greatest danger?) Desire. You are atma - you don't
(An article from the Sivathondan Journal was being read at Swami's request.
At the words - Shun all pride and jealousy, he said:) this is
the first step. We are travelling from the bottom to the top. This is the
A translation of Sankaracharya's Vivekachudamani was being read. At the
words, 'Work is for the purification of the mind, not for the perception
of Reality. The realization of Truth is brought about by discrimination,
not in the least by ten millions of acts,' Swami interrupted and said: You
understand? It is always realized, so nothing can affect it.
Examine yourself every day - examine yourself in heart, body and mind.
(Devotee. Too mush sleep is bad?) Very bad. Too much walking, too much
work is bad. Too much anything is bad.
Don't have any suspicions, any doubts.
You must fight with everyone - you must fight inside. Fight the whole
You can command all gods and devas! You can order what you want. All
are your servants - you can order and they will obey.
Three gunas - all inside. Now one, now another. For the jnani satvika
governs. He has the others also, but is not affected by them.
You must look after the body. Body is important.
Food is God. Food must follow you; you must not follow food. God must
swallow you; you cannot swallow God.
Do your work. Through work you can realize God. Work for work's sake!
Hinduism has everything; it includes all-bhakti, jnana -all ways are
Philosophy and religion are one. Rituals and ceremonies express philosophical
You can enjoy-enjoy what comes!
If you say Om, you can order what you want.
Tapas is heat. You have to go up by heat-up and up to the top.
You have to go up...to the top. But the top and the bottom are both the
Everything works. Everything is rest.
You are on the top, but you have forgotten. You must think that you are
there; then you will be there.
First ask, then think, then act.
On the top there is nothing-there is only God. Everything else is maya.
You can tell body and mind-'you can take this form or that form.' Then
they will bow down and worship you. I am the master of body and mind. All
are the same, but they don't practise.
(Pointing to people in the street.) All are good. They know how to control
their affairs. Work is going on.
Let go the rope! Just go about here and there. See everything. Be a witness. Die before you die! (Devotee: What is the rope?) Pasam is the rope.
Samadrishti -impartiality. You don't know that? Have no friends, no enemies - that
is best. Treat friends, enemies, neighbours all alike. That is Samadrishti.
Let God give you. Take what you want. Reject what you don't want.
Everything is in you. You don't want to know. Let God speak in you - otherwise
there is no God. He is in you, in me, in everyone.
Do tapas. 'Tapah,' the root, means 'to burn.' You must burn.
Let our bodies be destroyed by the service of others.
With form-without form. Without form it is indescribable. Both the same.
He is a sannyasi, who surrenders possessions, life and spirit to God.
See yourself everywhere. That is the greatest secret!
Just go about and do your work. Enjoy the beauty of the world!
I do not teach. There is nothing to say. I am learning from you, from
him, form her (indicating others present). I am learning from all, because
the whole world is my master.
Don't go about here and there. Go inside and remain there.
Middle path. No extremes.
We are all bubbles in the ocean. The bubble is in the ocean; the ocean
is in the bubble.
Don't believe me; don't believe anyone. Believe only yourself. If people
talk, don't listen.
Sun above, earth below - I am in the middle. Sun gives heat and rain. Earth
gives herbs. Without me no one could do anything. Father, mother, son, Holy
Ghost, Father, Son. Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra. Three in one.
Tapas - first thing. Go up and up - by thinking. Right thought, right understanding,
right observation. Think 'I am on the top.' See all from there.
Think and don't think. First think; then later there is no thinking - there
is only Spirit!
To know 'nam ariyom' (i.e. we do not know) is the final end. When you
have passed everything else, you come to that.
All is dream. I am dreaming. Here all are dreaming-all mirage.
All is play. God is just playing everywhere. All are bubbles-small bubbles
going down and coming up to the surface.
Heaven and earth - good marriage!
Mother gives food. Father gives rain. I till the soil in the middle.
(Pointing to his heart.) This is soil. Mother is body. Father is spirit.
All are in you. You are Siva-Sakti.
A man may make a car, but if there is no oil, it will not run. If one
nut is missing, it will not run. Don't permit individual satisfaction. (Devotee:
I don't understand.) I may like to eat certain things.
Think, think, think - then you will come to 'I do not know'.
Think, think, think - you can never come to it. Let go the rope!
Only God is summa, but work is going on the whole time.
Do good tapas and enjoy!
By tapas you can become free, but you cannot know the Truth - it is beyond
Nothing is lost, nothing is gained, because simply - It is. Loss and gain
imply change - maya.
Pessimism is bad. Optimism is good. But both are the same. Both are maya.
Everything is maya. 'Annam' (food) is maya-Annamaya maya. But 'annam' is
very real, very important. Without body, you can do nothing.
All is maya - everything is maya. (Devotee. Only mounam is not maya.)
Mounam is also maya. Ananda (bliss) is also maya - not the real ananda. This
ananda is only a sheath.
Eat what comes. If nothing comes, then beg.
God speaks in you. God thinks in you. God feels in you-in everyone.
Too much talk is nothing. Talk is nothing. Keep silent.
All are in you. You are Siva-Sakti-Ardhanarisvara. Sakti is the body-very
important. Without the body you cannot realize. So you must look after the
body. After realization you need not bother about the body.
Don't take anything from eyes, from ears, from mouth, from hands - just
sit. Summa iru.
'The patient will rule.'
Renounce everything to God.
I am the whole. I am the part. The part is atma. (i.e. Jivatma); the
whole is Siva. Marriage is between the two.
I am in all. All forms are mine.
Summa. There is no command-summa iru. The atma is summa. You cannot be
summa. Only God is summa. He is summa, but work is going on the whole
Don't waste time. 'Time is more precious than rubies.'
Don't admit the second person. (This was said in Tamil.)
The Kingdom of Heaven is in you. Let God draw you. You can't do anything.
God draws all according to their karma.
Speak the truth boldly - one God, one world!
Be what you are. Don't take anything from anyone else. Roar like a lion!
Do your work. Don't listen to anyone else. Do your own work. Work is going
on everywhere. Work is rest; work is pleasant - pleasant and present!
Beautiful world! Very pure world! The whole world is in you. Enjoy the
beauty of nature. Love all.
Don't show preference to anyone. 'Impartiality is the basis of good conduct'.
'Kind looks are ornaments to the eyes.'
Stand on your own legs. Go and see the whole world. The whole world is
The true sannyasi is within-not in external show.
All is rubbish! You must be pure in heart.
All are flowers. Some flowers smell sweet; others have no smell-just
Enjoy the world. Go about and do your work-if you have any.
Meditation...You know meditation? Summa iru. Summa iru is meditation.
Be unknown. God is unknown.
All devas, gods, etc. are within you. The whole world is in you. you
must command what you want. Order the gods and they must obey. But no gods - only
Don't tell lies. Don't speak the truth.
Everything is going on well. I say! Everything is going well!
Tell the truth. Don't forget austerity. Do your work. Summa iru.
You can see me everywhere. Only one-the same in me, in him (indicating
someone else there), in everyone.
'The Kingdom of God is within you.' Realize that within. Go deep within.
Truth is everywhere. All is Truth. you can see it from here, from there,
Work for work's sake; love for love's sake.
Nothing has happened.
Everything changes. The whole world up to the highest is changing - changing
the whole time. Otherwise there would be no world. All play!
All are mad. You are mad. I am mad. All are madmen.
Go deep and let the body work.
Realize the Truth. The Truth is within. Dive deep within. Go inwards
and find out the Truth. Go deep inside and work it out from within. Work
'Truth is one. Sages describe it in various ways.'
It all springs from desire.
It is the greatest folly to take delight in doing what is forbidden.
God is in all-in you, in him, in her (pointing to others present.)
Beautiful world! All are working. Everything is going on well!
(When a man came and worshipped him.) I am worshipping.
Can you worship God?
You are the whole world. You are the whole world and you are part of
You have everything. You are the whole world. Why? Because the Kingdom
of God is within you. Then why do you want to run about and beg?
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God.
Everything is in that. Very great mantra . You are mantra . I am mantra !
When you are cooking, I am cooking with you. When you are walking, I
am walking with you. I am with you, because there is only one.
Christ said -'I speak in parables, so that you may understand.'
'The Kingdom of God is within you.' With that saying a man can go to
God is within you, within me, within everything. Where is God? You cannot
say where He is.
There is no wonder in the whole world.
All are doing work. Work is going on. Bad work, good work-all work!
I do not see you. You do not see me. Do you see me?
Everything is secret. Sacred is secret. What is secret cannot be seen.
If it is seen, it is not secret.
I salute you on all sides! You understand? Because you are everywhere.
All are gods, even though they don't understand. Everything is God. How
can God understand God?
Where you are, there God is. No going; no coming.No beginning and no
end. You are That.
You have eyes, you have ears, you have nose, you have hands? What are
you doing with them? What is the use of eyes, if you don't see? What is
the use of ears, if you don't hear?
'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God.' If anyone knows the meaning of that saying, they need not go anywhere.
They know everything.
The whole world is in me; the whole world is travelling in me (Swami
was in the car. Pointing to Devotee.) The whole world is there - the sun is
there; Everest is there. Everything is there.
The whole world is my property. You must give as it is needed. God is
in everyone. When you say that to people, they say - Yes, yes,
but they do not understand.
You are my friend. You are my foe. You are a saint. You are a rogue.
I am a bad man to me. I am a good man to me.
Everything is in you. The whole world is in you. All are the same. All
are the same everywhere. There is no movement, no change. Nothing changes.
Changing in the changeless; changeless in the changing.
You are like me. You have eyes; I have eyes. You have ears; I have ears.
You have nose; I have nose. I am the same as you. All are the same. All
have eyes and nose and mouth. All are the same. All are God, but they don't
I am a bad man. I am a good man. All is in me.
You do not see me; I do not see you.
The whole world is your school. All are you. You are the commander. You
are the Commander-in-Chief! All are commanders. There is no greater or lesser.
All are God. God sees god, God talks to god.
I do not know; you do not know. Nobody knows.
Work is going on well. The whole world is going on well. All are doing
God's work. (Pointing to his hand.) Hand does its work. (Pointing to his
leg.) Leg does its work.
Are you good man or bad man? Who is bad? There is no one who is bad in
the world. No good man, no bad man. All are.
All do work. All are working. This car is working. (Swami was in a car.)
God is everywhere. I am who am.
Very bad to use powers-very bad work. If you use them, you will go down.
The sun is shining in you. The sun is in you, the moon is in you-all
things are in you.
Work for work's sake. I have no work. (Swami made signs of eating and
sleeping.) No work for me.
I am not a master. I am only my own master.
The whole world is truth.
Body changes the whole time-from day to day, from minute to minute. All
the time change. Body is change. Who created all this change? (Swami laughed
and pointed to different people in the street.) This God, and that God,
and that God. God in all.
Some people put a garb on me, and say 'Swami.' But I am the same as you.
All are the same. All are God. God is in all.
You cannot see God, you cannot hear God - because He is everything. You
cannot know God. God knows God. You can't do anything. He is. But you can
You are a bee. The bee goes into the flower and sucks up the honey. You
must suck up the honey.
There is no 'you' and 'I' and 'he'. All are alone. There is that one
thing which is the same in all.
There is no creation, because God is everywhere.
(To someone who came and explained of some suffering or other.) Everyone
suffers, has pain. People have pain in order to get benefit. Suffering means
that they are being examined for benefit.
All are mad under the sun.
(A man came up. Swami asked him: Where are you living? He replied: 'Mullaithivu.'
) I am also living at Millaithivu.
(Swami pointed to a small child held in the arms of its mother who was
standing by.) That is beyond your limits.
I beg your leave. Of whom am I asking? Of myself. (Swami put his hands
together in a gesture of salutation.) I am worshipping myself.
Don't work. Work.
You don't want God. I can give you God. Do you want that?
I don't want to be down here. I must go upstairs beyond you.
(Swami spoke to a small boy and asked how he was, but he was silent.)
You see-he is right. He does not say anything.
I do not want salvation from anyone. You do not want salvation from anyone.
I am the whole. I am the part. All are the same.
Speak out what is in the heart. Everything is in the heart.
All the world is a playground. Very fine world!
There is no one in the world except me.
(Swami was sleeping. On waking up he said:) I am sleeping. I do not see
you with these eyes.
There is no such thing. Who knows?
There is no right and no wrong.
No fear at all.
Blessings are everywhere.
I salute all. All are the same as me.
(In Tamil) Through love you can see God.
Nothing is lost. Everything will go to rubbish. There is nothing except
me and you.
The whole world is full of Truth.
You cannot see God. Even in your dreams you cannot see Him. Even if you
live a hundred years, you cannot see Him. Come back after a hundred years
and tell me if you have seen Him.
The world is. But don't touch it.
In a way you can say there is no God.
If I can say ' I know nothing' then I am God.
The whole world is a playground. You must play your part. Understand
the truth.-'I am who I am'.
You cannot fathom God.
Up and in, up and in.
I and you and the whole world are one. All here are one.
No right, no wrong. No coming, no going.
Death is certain. There is no one who can escape it.
You were in the beginning; you are at the end. You are universal man.
My dear friends are my enemies.
All are doing work. There is no higher, no lower.
(A woman came and worshipped.) You saw a woman. (Swami held up one finger.)
She is the mother of the whole universe.
I don't ask anything from God, or anyone.
(Pointing to the heart.) You must open this book. Everything is there.
Everything is impermanent.
What could Christ do? What could Mohamed do? What can I do? What can
you do? Everything changes.
What does God do? (Swami pointed to a mango tree.) It grows by itself.
All are in heaven. No earth. I am in heaven. You are in heaven. All are
Sickness plays with the body. It cannot play with us.
Grow good habits; throw bad habits! But bad habits also my friend! Bad
habits come into your heart. But don't let them control you. You are the
Jesus was a good man. He could have remained at the top, but he came
down to help others.
Listen to the inner man. Don't be ruled by the outer. But don't divide
into 'inner' and 'outer'.
I am That. You are That. All are That. When you know that, that is everything.
Don't say: 'He is great, he is a bad man.' No good, no bad. No coming,
no going. Very hard to understand.
I have no father, no mother. I am eternal.
(To someone who was a farmer.) You are a farmer. My farming is to enter
the hearts of others.
I do not want (i.e. need) to give you anything. You do not want to take
anything. It is already there.
(At a devotee's house.) After taking tea there, I have a sore throat.
If you think, you can get rid of it. It is man who causes all these troubles.
If I do Pranayama - breathing exercises, I can get rid of it. But I have
no mind to do so.
If you live without dying, what is the use?
'In the beginning was the word...' All religions from the earliest times
have said this.
Where is your mother? You must cry for her.
God is father and mother.
(Pointing to his body.) This is a bad smell. Why do you worship it?
If you say - 'He is a great man,' you are a fool! All rubbish!
Did you see God? God does not do anything.
If you want to cut a man, cut him. If you want to murder him, murder
him. If you want to chase him, chase him. Nothing has happened.
I worship X - X who is the same as me. I worship God who is the same
as me. I worship all who are the same as me. No difference.
All are pure. The seed is in all. Every life is a question.
Don't talk, but work! Work, work, work! Work is rest. Work is pleasant.
If you know the truth, there is no 'greater' self or 'lower' self.
There is only one man in the whole world.
It is beyond limits.
All are one. You cannot separate this man from that man.
You are all in me. I am in you all.
Keep straight. Don't go here and there.
If you start anything, you must go through with it.
The hero has his enemies on his side. He makes all fall in line.
Don't seek God! It is in you.
Every man must travel by his own path.
My friends are my enemies. All are my friends. All are my enemies.
It was finished, long, long, long ago.
There is nothing wrong.
He (a devotee to whom Swami was thinking of paying a visit) is a family
man. We should not trouble a family man. I am the greatest family man!
'Don't weep for me. Weep for yourselves and your children.' (Luke XXIIIv28)
All rubbish! Give up everything. Stand on your own self. Go your own
way. You don't want all this rubbish - gods, devas, etc.
I will not submit to anyone (said in Tamil.)
I don't know; you don't know; nobody knows. It is so. Who knows? There
is no language.
God finds work for all. I will not tell God to give anyone freedom.
I do not see you. I see only myself.
See God everywhere. See yourself everywhere-in all beings.
The whole world is God. There is nothing else.
I am everywhere. You are everywhere, but you don't believe it.
Beautiful world. Dance! Dance as you like. Be as a child. Do as you please.
You are not the body. You are the atma.
We see we.
You are beyond everything. You are not the body. You are not the spirit.
You are the whole world. You are beyond explanation. No one can explain.
You are without beginning or end. I am without beginning or end. He (someone
else there) is without beginning or end. Work is going on without beginning
God, father, mother-all are in you. You can see that if you are pure.
Sameness is strength. We are the same. Christ is the same. Manikkavasakar
is the same.
I am a witness. I just look at everything. You are not the doer.
God is in the world. The whole world is in God.
Each is great in his own place.
Be summa. Don't think of anything. Let thoughts come and go.
You struggle hard and fall down many times. Then you say to God - 'I haven't
received anything. You must give me something!' Then he will come to you.
If you try to get, it won't come. If you go on battling direct, it won't
come. There must be surrender and spontaneous action.
Nothing is gained; nothing is lost. Nothing has happened. It is changing,
yet it remains unchanged.
The body is an instrument for good as well as for evil. Take care of
the body and let it engage itself in good action, but remain apart and let
your mind dwell on God.
The great Sellappan said: 'Pati has become Pasu and Pasa . No one has
ever explained satisfactorily how the infinite becomes the finite.
When you see yourself everywhere, you have the vision of God. Nothing
exists apart from God-it is like the waves and the ocean.
Why burn camphor? God does not need it, nor anything else. But it is
necessary that you burn camphor - you have not seen God.
When you go on a pilgrimage - it directs the mind towards God. But remember - God
We (Swami and another) went right up to Rishikesh. The people there were
exactly like the people here. It is the same everywhere.
You are able to see me. God is unknowable. He can only be known through
His great devotees. We do best when we serve His devotees.
'Knock and it shall be opened.' God is always with you. No one can take
him away from you.
Work for work's sake; love for love's sake. This world is a big temple
to which all kinds of pilgrims come - good, bad and indifferent. Let us concentrate
on our own worship, and not find fault with what others do.
Nothing has happened. Neither you nor I have been born. It is all a dream.
You are going out to work. You must dress well and look dignified. Everything
should be an offering to God. The world is an altar.
Dream is relative truth. The undifferentiated is beyond dharma.
Be yourself! Stand on your own feet!
God Himself performs all actions. Look at the twelve hands of Lord Subrahmanya.
Each hand is symbolic of a different action.
He laughs, He weeps, He kills - countless and unending are His actions.
All this is very difficult to comprehend, and much, much more difficult to communicate.
From what I have learnt of the scriptures and my own experience of great souls,
I can tell you-there is no imperfection.
God, the Infinite, overwhelms the finite universe.
What a rare and beautiful world! The world is sacred and secret.
You have seen the goldsmith at work?
He alternates the beat on the gold with a beat on the anvil.
The latter appears meaningless, but in fact it helps him to fashion the gold.
In our true nature we are eternal. We are not bound by the law or by
the dharma. These are necessary for the world and for the society in which
Constant occupation keeps away temptation. Constant meditation leads
You must sit in meditation in the morning and in the evening. You will
then get better understanding. The God within you will guide you. Take long
walks and see for yourself how people live.
'Name and fame' are like a mirage in the desert. Work goes on. No human
being is responsible for it.
Have faith and confidence in yourself. Let the Greater Self guide you.
Faith can do wonders. Doubt is the greatest sin.
We must take a lesson from Mother earth. She treats alike both the good
and the bad-the snake and the tiger as well as the cow and the goat.
The world is a gymnasium.
Don't boast of your achievements. Things happen by themselves. Do not
It has ever been so.
Surrender yourself to God. Let Him lead you. Be a tool in His hand. Then
there will be endless bliss.
Sellappan used to say that there is not a thing that is evil.
When God is everywhere, how can there be a place for evil?
There are changes and they sometimes appear evil. Everything is at work.
Only God knows what He is about. There is balance and order in the universe.
Parasakti adjusts herself to maintain this balance and order.
Ill-health is also a blessing. The flesh and the ego are weakened and
contemplation of God becomes easier.
Hinduism is very broad. It can take in and assimilate all kinds of religious
thought, even atheism.
Nothing exists apart from me. Neither am I any one thing in particular.
If there is peace in your mind, the Almighty will manifest Himself.
God is here, there and everywhere. He is all of us.
He is greater than all His aspects. He cannot be contained.
Harmony and discord are the obverse and reverse of the same coin - God.
The world is sacred and secret. It is like a 'string-hopper.'
It cannot be unravelled. It must be taken as a whole. Nothing is lost.
Through ignorance we become involved is pleasure and pain. The world
changes all the time. God remains unchanged.
God is like the ocean and the waves.
There are all kinds of fish in the ocean. They cannot exist outside it.
Even a grain of sand is full of God. No one can ever fathom this ocean.
God is neither 'one' or 'two'.
Do not ascribe personal authority to anyone.
All authority is derived from God.
Nothing is lost, nothing is gained. If you are firm in this realization,
nothing can shake you.
God is; God is not.
At the top of the mountain there is nothing but God.
At the foot of it there is all the manifold variety and conflict.
Live like God in the midst of all the evil. Remain uninvolved.
Do good. Do what is acceptable to people. Control your tongue, even if
you don't do anything else.
All life, all the elements, all the variety of existence -
all are like the streams flowing from the mountain top.
All streams ultimately merge in the sea.
How do we know the Will of God?
Sometimes it is clearly reflected in the mind.
Sometimes the words of sages will reveal it.
And at other times, it is not clear at all.
It is a function of God to remain a mystery.
It may all be necessary
for His work. But God cannot harm anyone or discard anyone.
The world derives from God. It is also God.
I do not require the help of any God. God is; we is.
I manifest myself in the same way as God.
The correct measure has been measured out to each one. This cannot be altered.
You should realize this and do what comes naturally to you. Then you will be happy.
You must meditate in the morning and evening and at night before you go to bed.
Just pronounce the name 'Siva,' and sit quietly for about two minutes.
You will find everything in your life falling into place and your prayers answered.
Everything emanates from the Great Silence. The world has been a playground
of the Lord from time immemorial.
Purity of heart is most important. The rest is all work. The whole universe
is engaged in the work of God-Sivathondu.
Events take place according to prarabdha karma. They do not affect the
soul. But man, by mere habit, identifies himself with these events and becomes
subject to pain and pleasure.
Don't go halfway to meet difficulties. Face them as they come to you;
God is always with you - and that is the greatest news I have for you.