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"All great ones have undergone suffering. None can escape what is ordained."
Sage Yogaswami (1872-1964)

"Knowledge devoid of devotion is like chewing stones."
Mata Amritanandamayi

I sought Him in terms of I and you. But He who knows not I from you taught me the truth that I indeed is you. And now I talk not of I and you. Tirumantiram, Verse 1441

Once a chief minister, in a sudden spirit of renunciation, said, "I don't want to possess anything, I just want to be free." He renounced the world and went to sit in front of a temple. The king went to the minister and inquired, "What is it you have gained by leaving everything to sit here like this?" The minister looked up at the king and replied, "Yesterday I was standing and you were sitting. Today I am sitting and you are standing. That is the first gain."

"A spiritual man has to have the upper hand on the lower nature."

One day two children were talking as children do. One said, "If you show me where God is, I'll give you a mango." The other child looked around for a moment, then offered, "I'll give you two mangoes if you can show me where God is not!"

Question: What do you get when you cross an agnostic with a dyslexic insomniac? Answer: Someone who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog.

It is easy to get what you think of, if you can get yourself to think of it.
Tirukural, Verse 540

"Not compassion to jivas, but service to them as Siva."
Sri Ramakrisna (1836-1886)


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