Meditate With Joy
We must make this moment a festive one. We must enjoy it. It must be a celebration of life. It must be an occasion in which, on which, through which, we try to merge with the inner, the Divine within us. It must be a moment of joy, hopefully, with His grace – a moment of achievement.
Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2007", Chapter "The Eternal Connection", pg. 51, by Revered Chariji
Sacrifice means not that you gave money to the church, or did some poor feeding or helped some student through class in his education. That is not sacrifice. Sacrifice, in my understanding, means never thinking of yourself. Unless you can stop thinking of yourself in any situation, at any time, anywhere, there is no sacrifice.
Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2010 (1st edn., 2011)", Chapter "Change the Future for Humanity", pg. 243, by Revered Chariji
I am ever ready to bestow lavishly upon him who offers to prepare himself for having it. But so far none seems to have come up to have his bowl filled up to the brim. I have often offered to the abhyasis to rob me of all that I have, and to give me in return that which they have. Fair exchange is no robbery.
Taken from the book "Complete Works of Ram Chandra, Vol. 2 (2nd Indian edn., 1999)", Chapter "My Pain", pg. 13, by Babuji Maharaj
Keep Master Happy
Keep your Master happy under all circumstances. Don't pit your desire against his plans. The Master has no desires. He has only plans: plans for the Mission, plans for the abhyasis – all for the welfare of the abhyasis, nothing for himself.
Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2009 (1st edn., 2010)", Chapter "Keep the Master Happy Under All Circumstances", pg. 113, by Revered Chariji
Divest yourselves of useless things and get to the main thing. Don't waste your time with that which is not worth it. Be vigilant; time flies and cannot be made up. Serve your Master as best you can and love him above all; there lies your greatest and most beautiful challenge.
Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2009 (1st edn., 2010)", Chapter "Message", pg. 139, by Revered Chariji
There is the secret, you see, that God cannot be a guru, whereas a guru can be God to us. My guru is my God. That is why Babuji, when he reached the sublimate state, was able to say, "If I ever saw God, it was because of my guru. To whom therefore should I be grateful, to God or to my guru?" Such a bold question can only come from one who has realised within himself the immensity of that truth that I have seen both, and this brought me There.
Taken from the book "HeartSpeak 2009 (1st edn., 2010)", Chapter "Understanding Spirituality", pg. 74, by Revered Chariji
Attachment and Detachment
He who renounces everything is a detached person. He goes beyond the levels of total detachment towards attachment, and this is the way of 'Not this, Not this' (Neti, Neti). The desired goal and ideal of both is one and the same. One is quite clear about it, whereas the other is devoid of clear vision. But even that is not total negation. How can there be the negation of negation? It appears to be mere jugglery of meaningless words. Internally he also aims at attachment, and there is no other way but to accept this attachment. Negation or renunciation is the way of pure knowledge, and attachment is the way of love and devotion, which is purely positive.
Taken from the book "Truth Eternal (5th edn., 2010)", Chapter "The Nature of Freedom or Liberation", pg. 135, by Lalaji Maharaj