“Forever true or forever blue, ridden by remorse or flying
into bliss, that is the present state of human kind. Through countless
incarnations, people identify themselves as the body or the spirit. Therein resides
the state of the mind and the heart. Remember you are spirit and will forever
be. Then know the peace, love and bliss that you really are. In a moment you
may change your life experience when you awaken into this knowing that you are,
in essence, an eternal consciousness of spirit and beyond the body and all
This body is being given so that humankind can have the chance to purify themselves and to revive their Divine state of pure Love. On the way, that leads to Giridhari and to the true, not illusive, happiness as one can be truly happy only being with the God of Love. -Sri Swami Vishwananda
"You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold
to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean. Everything I came
up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good
giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
So, I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and
“The scene was a Kumbha Mela, Lahiri Mahasaya told his disciples. “I had gone there during a short vacation from my office duties. As I wandered amidst the throng of monks and sadhus who had come from great distances to attend the holy festival, I noticed an ash-smeared ascetic who was holding a begging bowl. The thought arose in my mind that the man was hypocritical, wearing the outward symbols of renunciation without a corresponding inward grace.
“No sooner had I passed the ascetic than my astounded eye fell on Mahavatar Babaji. He was kneeling in front of a matted-haired anchorite.
“‘Guruji!’ I hastened to his side. ‘Sir, what are you doing here?’
“‘I am washing the feet of this renunciate, and then I shall clean his cooking utensils.’ Babaji smiled at me like a little child; I knew he was intimating that he wanted me to criticize no one, but to see the Lord as residing equally in all body-temples, whether of superior or inferior men. The great guru added, ‘By serving wise and ignorant sadhus, I am learning the greatest of virtues, pleasing to God above all others—humility.’”