Sunday, February 8, 2009

  1. What is Salvation

Salvation means knowing the truth.

  1. The man who gives way to anger, or hatred or any other passion cannot work; he only breaks himself to pieces, and does nothing practical. It is the calm, forgiving, equable, well-balanced mind that does the greatest amount of work.

  1. The World is Moved by Love

I am a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a perfect sannyāsin whose influence and ideas I fell under. This great sannyāsin never assumed the negative or critical attitude towards other religions, but showed their positive side-how they could be carried into life and practiced. To fight, to assume the antagonistic attitude, is the exact contrary of his teaching, which dwells on the truth that the world is moved by love.


The love of God is the only love that is higher than a mother’s love; all others are lower.

  1. Man wants truth, wants to experience truth for himself; when he has grasped it, realised it, felt it within his heart of hearts, then alone, declare the Vedas, would all doubts vanish, all darkness be scattered and all crookedness be made straight.

  2. God is merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that His grace will never come.

  3. We must have friendship for all; we must be merciful toward those that are in misery; when people are happy, we ought to be happy; and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.

  4. This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion we call it world.

  5. The knowing ones must have pity on the ignorant.

  1. It is truth ALONE that gives strength

This is the one question I put to every man…………………..Are you strong? Do you feel strength? --------------------for I know it is truth alone that gives strength………………..Strength is the medicine for the world’s disease.

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