The Everything and Nothing: “The law of the Nothing is in itself nothing!”

As soon as the Nothing manifests, God, who is independent and beyond law, gets Himself bound by law. Law of what? Of the Nothingness! Now the meaning of this Nothing is nothing. Here it is the Shadow. So what is the shadow of this Shadow of Nothing? How has it happened here?

The Everything and Nothing: Nothing is opposite to Everything

He (God) goes on changing forms — at times man, at times woman, at times beautiful, at times ugly, sometimes rich, sometimes poor — He continues to change forms. He experiences suffering and happiness, death and birth — and all this is illusion, sheer imagination, because all is the Nothing which came into being […]

The Everything and Nothing: The shadow

The first imagination in Vedanta is called the lahar [whim]; by the Sufis it is called guman [fancy]. This first imagination was the first urge in the beginningless beginning to know Itself. As soon as this urge appeared, the beginning of the beginning started — not of God, but of the whim which created […]

“The object is only one: to become the Ocean!”

There are three states [after God-Realization]:

First: Either the body drops after God-realization or is retained with God-consciousness — this is the majzoob. Second: After Realization, some regain gross consciousness, but they are without universal duty — this is the Jivanmukta [Liberated Incarnate]. Third: After Realization, some regain gross consciousness, and they have […]

The Divine Ocean is shoreless

The state of Realized Souls is like that of a calm, tranquil ocean. Oceans have shores, but this Divine Ocean is shoreless. It is infinite, beginningless and endless.

The Ocean is limitless and immeasurable, and so absorbs everything in it. Suppose Harish Chander is the ocean, Nilu is water in a […]

Baba’s work: “If you work for Him honestly, with an open heart, God helps”

“God is free, independent; and to know Him, we must work wholeheartedly and with no reservation. One who is free does not like any reservation. If you work for Him honestly, with an open heart, God helps. Don’t become a flatterer and never be dishonest to yourself and others. Be natural and honestly simple. […]

Baba’s-Work: “Yet I want workers. Why? To make people ready to receive what God will make me give.”

“If you look back on my life and work, I never have anything permanent. Hospitals, schools, ashrams were constructed and pulled down, because I have no need of any establishment or organization. Yet I want workers. Why? To make people ready to receive what God will make me give. The morning sun sheds its […]

“You can control actions”

When Bill drove Baba to the theater on this occasion, he was worried about his thoughts. Baba knew his mind and comforted him,

“Don’t worry about thoughts. It is almost impossible to control thoughts. Let them come and go. It is very difficult to control feelings, but actions can be controlled. Don’t let feelings […]

“The perennial spring of imperishable sweetness is within everyone”

“The perennial spring of imperishable sweetness is within everyone. Yet, if man does not release that spring by removing the ego-blockade, he inevitably suffers in innumerable ways.

All that lives is striving for happiness; yet a thousand and one pains and fears attend upon every pleasure which man seeks through the ignorance of exclusiveness.

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“Make your heart my center”

Baba asked: “Now what do you understand when I tell you to make your hearts my centers?”

Answering himself, Baba stated: “The devotion you express in your bhajan singing and talks about me shape your lives according to what you express. Now I tell you, in your daily lives be more careful […]