“You should try to love all, even the worst man who wants to destroy you. That is Sannyasa. A Sannyasin is one who feels that he has no body. We should live amidst people who want to destroy us, amidst unfavourable surroundings and then work and meditate. Then only can we grow. Then only can you have the unruffled mind of a Sage. For this you must have tremendous inner spiritual strength and faith through Sadhana.”
“Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code.”
“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in Life and yet less attached to it.”
“I can do nothing for you but work on myself…you can do nothing for me but work on yourself!”
“We’re being trained through our incarnations–trained to seek love, trained to seek light, trained to see the grace in suffering.”
“In mystical traditions, it is one’s own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric.
The secret isn’t that you’re not being told.
The secret is that you’re not able to hear.”
“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.”
“All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion.”
“The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it–just don’t get lost in it.”
– Ram Dass