Gandhi and the Bhagavad Gita

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«  When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita, and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of tragedies and … Read the rest >

Ramana Maharshi : Meditation

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Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form.

Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its weakness; by constant meditation it gains strength.

The mind of one meditating on a single object becomes … Read the rest >

Swami Ramdas and Mataji Krishnabai : The aim of all religions

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Swami Ramdas and Mataji Krishnabai

Surrender to God

The aim of all religions is to point out the path that leads to perfect freedom, peace, and joy. This blessed state can be realized only by the eradication of the ego-sense through surrender to God.
Divine life should flow through us, divine love should dwell in our hearts, … Read the rest >

Swami Ramdas : Perfect Union with God

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Yoga is the path by traversing which the individual soul realizes its real nature of immortality, omnipresence, peace, and bliss. The essential condition for the attainment of this supreme goal is the complete absence of the ego-sense. Self-control and self-discipline are the means. Yoga also signifies union with and absorption in the immortal Reality. A steady, persevering, … Read the rest >

Bhagavad gita : I support this entire universe

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Take it thus, that I am here in this world and everywhere. I support this entire universe with an infinitesimal portion of Myself.

By Me, all this universe has been extended in the ineffable mystery of My being;

Chapters 10.42 & 9.4Read the rest >

Rabindranath Tagore : I wished that I had the heart to give You my all

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I had gone a-begging from door to door in the village path, when Your golden chariot appeared in the distance like a gorgeous dream, and I wondered who was this King of all kings!

My hopes rose high, and I thought my evil days were at an end. I stood waiting for alms to be given unasked … Read the rest >