Sunday, 20 July 2014


The remedy to save oneself from this [the idea of freedom and bondage] is to convert evil intention into good intention and then act. Serving the fellow beings of the world in the light of this experience, without any selfish motive, is the best kind of sacrifice and worship. One who acts in such a way will be free from the bondage of karma (action). Such action is the nature (dharma) of this gross body. 

Taken from the book "Truth Eternal (5th edn., 2010)", Chapter "Karma", pg. 49, by Lalaji Maharaj 

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Three Stages

There are three stages recognized in Sahaj Marg. Liberation is the lowest – actually, Babuji has called it a toy in the hands of a saint. Then comes the stage of Realization, and the final stage is mergence with the Infinite – what we call “Layavastha.” 

Taken from the book "The Fruit of the Tree", Chapter "Question and Answers VIII", pg. 2008, by Revered Chariji 

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The Purport

Everything no doubt depends on the divine grace, but our job is to make room for it within ourselves. That is all the purport of our practice, or abhyas, to which we should all try to remain alive every moment. 

Taken from the Book "Letters of the Master, Vol. 1", Chapter "1956", pg. 42, by Babuji Maharaj 

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Two Enemies

According to the Shastras [ancient books of wisdom] the two main enemies of human life are supposed to be ignorance and laziness. Because through ignorance we avoid the good; through ignorance of consequences we accept the evil. Through laziness we are not able to change ourselves. 

Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2004, Vol. 2", Chapter "The Internal Victory", pg. 111, by Revered Chariji 

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014


The real test of a mahatma or guru is not his miracles but experience on the path of realisation. The popular meaning of a mahatma as a great individual does not appeal to me. I would define a mahatma as the most insignificant being, or rather a neglected figure, beyond all feelings of greatness, pride or egoism, dwelling permanently in a state of complete self-negation. 

Taken from the book "Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. 1 (1st Indian edn., 1989)", Chapter "Way to Realisation (Role of the Guide)", pg. 365, by Babuji Maharaj 

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Joy or Sorrow

Numerous forces are no doubt at work in Nature which affect us diversely, causing joy or sorrow. It is beyond human power to eliminate any of them permanently. All that a man can do is to mould himself so as to be free from their effect. Now so long as you think yourself responsible, the effect is bound to come upon you. But if you dedicate everything to the Master, you will be rid of the responsibility and shall then be doing it in the sense of duty. Their effect will then be minimized, and the question of dejection, frustration and distress will not rise at all. 

Taken from the Book "Letters of the Master, Vol. 1", Chapter "1955", pg. 17, by Babuji Maharaj 

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Spiritual Search

Babuji said, "We only look for lost things; we search for lost things." God is not lost. I am lost. Therefore, when I look, I am looking for my Self. Therefore, I am seeking my Self when I am meditating. When I find it, I find myself. That is Self-realisation.

Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2005", Chapter "Existence, Consciousness, Bliss", pg. 105, by Revered Chariji

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Sunday, 6 July 2014


Abhyasi: While doing work enthusiastically, if it is stopped for some reason then... Master: If it is stopped, wait and then start again. Not to break your head against the wall, but wait. 

Taken from the book "Youth: a Time of Promise and for Effort", Chapter "Wisdom and Restraint", pg. 163, by Revered Chariji 

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Freedom to Work

Master needs freedom to work. No demands of any sort must be made upon him. Some may ask whether he is not totally free, being the Master. Yes! He is totally free. But it is a sign of his total surrender to his own Master that he gives up his freedom. Master has written that surrender to Him implies surrender to humanity. So Master is totally free but can be inescapably bound by our demands. What he seeks from us is, therefore, our love, because only in true spiritual love is there a condition where no demands occur. Love makes no demands. Attachment, passion, lust, these make demands. Love makes no demands. It just is, and therefore it is Divine. 

Taken from the book "Yatra, Vol. 2", Chapter "Three", pg. 120, by Revered Chariji 

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Friday, 4 July 2014

A Contemplative Life

We meditate and make meditation a state of life so that we are eternally in a contemplative mood, even when we are involving ourselves in other activities, which will mean minimum involvement in activities, maximum involvement in contemplation. Which will mean also automatically leading a right life, because we have no time and inclination to do what is not necessary, or what is wrong. So, we get into this contemplative mood, keep in Constant Remembrance, the Master ever with us. Then there is nothing to worry about. Samskaras just disappear like mist when the sun rises. They don’t exist anymore. 

Taken from the book "Heart to Heart, Vol. 5", Chapter "Death, part 2", pg. 276, by Revered Chariji 

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