God and devil are the two
extreme poles of the ego.
The moment man realizes when to
speak and when to keep silence,
Living in the world without
insight into the hidden laws of nature
A continual pursuit after the impossible is the chronic disease of man.
Seeking after that which is beyond one's reach is the oil which feeds the flame of hope.
The surface of the human
intelligence is the intellect;
Nothing is impossible, all is possible. Impossibility is only a boundary of limitation which stands around the human mind.
Facts lose their colour in the face of truth, as stars pale before the sun.
It is not difficult at all to
please the saint; he can most easily be pleased.
So few in this world discriminate properly between their want and their need.
A responsible person is worth more than a thousand men who labour.
It is true that the light of
wisdom must continually be kept alight,
Either you must pass from all
things that interest you in life,
Through every condition, agreeable or disagreeable, the soul makes its way toward the goal.
The lover who leans upon the
A simple statement often takes away the charm of something which may be left unsaid.
If people do not come up to your
The sense of discretion is instinctive, and it is the life one lives that either shapes or deforms it.
There is no gain without sacrifice. If there be any, sacrifice must follow.
Are you looking for an ideal
soul ? Such a person has never been born.
When you have learned all that
there is to be learned,
The moment a prisoner feels that
he will no longer remain in the prison,
Contentment raises man above the
strife of worthless things
It is seldom that too little is said and too much is done, but often the contrary.
The motive power is creative
All pain is significant of
All conventionality that has
limited the life of man, and has removed it far from nature,
Man was sent into the artificial
world that he might meet every conventionality
One who lacks imagination and is of little faith, is unable to tread the spiritual path.
Faith and imagination are wings of the bird that flies in the spiritual spheres.
If the owl of Sophia had been as wise as she, it would not have sat in her presence so spell-bound.
Kindness which is not balanced with firmness may prove to be weakness.
People are not only ready to
profit by your wisdom, power and greatness,
Being able to trust others
Every person has a place in life, and no one can hold a place long that is not his own.
By trying to look upon life not
only from one's own point of view
To express an impulse gives relief, but to control it gives strength.
Perfection is attained by five achievements: life, light power, happiness and peace.
By creating happiness one fulfils one's life's purpose.
If dogs bark at the
elephant, it takes no notice and goes on its way.
There are many wrong paths, but there is one right way that leads to the goal.
You will find reasons, whether you want to be pessimistic or optimistic, to support your view.
The seer distinguishes between
the real and the unreal,
When you do not concern yourself
with the consequences,
One cannot be wise and
foolish at the same time,
Illuminated souls do not seek
after occult powers,
It is not the heart of earth in
which to confide,
WHY ? is an animal with a
Life is the longing of every soul. The one who seeks life through death becomes immortal.
Those whom you have lost here, you will find in some other place.
In the friendship as well as in the hostility of the worldly there is pain.
"Yesterday I was not wise
enough, today I understand, tomorrow I will do better".
The prophet is the painter of that ideal which is beyond man's comprehension.
What does it matter if Krishna
was Christ or Brahma was Abraham ?
The man who tries to prove
his belief superior to the faith of another,
When a person argues on a
problem, it does not always mean that he knows it.
The light illuminates the path
of those who are distant from it.
There can be no comparison
between art and nature,
Self-effacement does not in any way lessen; it only makes one limitless.
Duty is not necessarily the
purpose of life;
No sooner is the God-ideal
brought to life than the worshipper of God turns into truth.
It was not the Lord who was crucified, it was his limitation.
If an idol made of rock is made
God by its worshippers,
The one who makes fun of another
Every one has his own reason; therefore two persons cannot always understand each other.
There is one thing to be said against the kind-hearted: that they never can be kind enough.
Whether a small person loves you
or hates you,
To delve into a matter which matters little is like raising dust from the ground.
It is belief which in its perfection becomes faith.
Even a plain thought gets tangled when told to a person who has a knot in his head.
When a thoughtful person risks
falling at each step he takes in the path of life,
Despair not if your friend has
taken advantage of you,
There are habits which can best
be prevented before one has formed them.
Rules of the world are different from the law of the path that the mystics tread.
He who fights for justice in
the affairs of this world may fight for ever,
When you stand on this earth and
look at life, there is all injustice and chaos everywhere.
The one who arrives at
God-knowledge from self-knowledge makes God as small as his little self.
The supreme law is that all is
just and all is right.
The attribute is not important; it is the possessor of the attribute who is important.
If someone can discover with
any authority the true source of happiness,
Faith is the culmination of
It is not evidence which gives
Belief is the food of the
believer, it is the sustenance of his faith.
By learning to think one
develops dignity in nature.
Reason belongs both to earth
The reason why man seeks for
happiness is not because happiness is his sustenance,
Religion is not in performing a
ceremony or a ritual;
Woman whom destiny has made to
be man's superior,
What virtue is that, O righteous man, which gives no happiness ?
If you have lost something, it means that you have either risen above it or fallen below it.
Man expects another to place him
in a higher position,
The dead can give nothing living, nor can the living give anything dead.
It is better that your enemy
stands before your house
White forces or dark forces, all
will surrender to you with the waxing of the moon of your life.
It matters little whether
you are on the top of the mountain or at the foot of it,
If you feel your thoughts, your thoughts will become your being.
The one who is not moved to
dance by the movements of an innocent babe,
One cannot praise God, unless one makes of Him an ideal.
Watching with interest the winning ways of a little child is a wonderful love-making.
Everything and every being
is placed in its own place in life
A religious ritual, for a spiritual person, is but a recreation.
To find appropriate words to express an idea is more complicated than painting a picture.
Destiny can make your best
friend as an instrument to cause you harm,
Power is utilized to its best advantage when it is used for a good purpose.
If one lacks understanding
one is poor with all the goods of the world one possesses;
The man who complains about everything certainly has a complaint somewhere in his head.
Sensation and exaltation are two
No sooner do you begin to see
the bad side of man's character
Man, however great, must not
There are some souls who, if you do not make them your friends, will become your enemies.
The one who wants to become a master must first pass through an examination as a servant.
God cannot be good and perfect
at the same time.
Fools are not entitled to know the mystery which the wise are supposed to possess.
The knowledge of truth does not
suffice for imparting it to others.
The purpose of life is
fulfilled in rising to the greatest heights
Peace will not come to a lover's heart so long as he will not become love itself.
All things pertaining to spiritual progress in life depend upon peace.
The most beautiful form of the love of God is His compassion, His divine forgiveness.