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God is so very near

 

At one point, he interrupted someone and remarked: “I just remembered something I did not give in God Speaks. Our breathing is […]

The goal is to keep the mind silent in full consciousness

 

When the tongue is silent, the mind speaks; When the mind is silent, the heart sings; When the heart stops singing, […]

God Is as Near to You as Your Own Shadow— and as Difficult to Grasp

Look at your own shadow. It seems so near to you: indeed, you cannot separate it from yourself. In the same way, God is […]

“When I take physical form, it is my reflection that descends”

One night, when Krishna was sitting on watch inside Baba’s room, at eleven-thirty Baba ordered him to sit outside and to take a round […]

“I feel shy of strangers!”

And who are the strangers? Wants, desires, thoughts!

They are all so compressed within you that they leave no room for God the Beloved, […]

Man wavers driven by thoughts and desires

The difference between God and man is more than between heaven and earth. Man is bound by cravings and desires. You eat and drink, […]

“One should call on His mercy from the depths of one’s heart”

God is absolutely independent, infinitely independent. He is absolutely perfect within Himself. He is also beyond Perfect Independence, because when we call Him […]

“Search within your heart for that which is true and lasting”

 

During the darshan, a Dutch woman, married to an Indian editor and living in South Africa, came to meet Baba. She was […]

Maya: “Maya can only be transcended when the aspirant is able to realize that Maya is God’s shadow and as such is nothing

[Concluding post on ‘Maya’]

The principle of ignorance, meaning Maya, can only be transcended when the spiritual aspirant is able to realize that Maya […]

Maya: “All false values and false beliefs are due to the grip of Maya”

[Continued from previous post]

If we stretch the above simile further and imagine that a miracle happens by which the unenlightened man […]