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When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.
The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature.
Each victory gained over oneself means new strength to gain more victories.
Our actual enemy is not any force exterior to ourselves, but our own crying weaknesses, our cowardice, our selfishness, our hypocrisy, our purblind sentimentalism.
In order to see, you have to stop being in the middle of the picture
The supreme state of human love is...the unity of one soul in two bodies.
The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught.
The Divine Truth is greater than any religion or creed or scripture or idea or philosophy.
One who loves God finds the object of his love everywhere.
If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal. A narrow religion, a sectarian religion, an exclusive religion can live only for a limited time and a limited purpose.
True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become.
Our human knowledge is a candle burnt On a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth.
Peace is the first condition, without which nothing else can be stable.
Arise, transcend Thyself, Thou art man and the whole nature of man Is to become more than himself.
All existence is a manifestation of God.
What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.
Turn all things to honey; this is the law of divine living.
Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection.
What the soul sees and has experienced, that it knows; the rest is appearance, prejudice and opinion.
By your stumbling, the world is perfected.
Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.
There is nothing mind can do that cannot be better done in the mind's immobility and thought-free stillness. When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.
Love is the keynote, Joy is the music, Knowledge is the performer, the Infinite All is the composer and audience.
The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.
A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to ask anything farther.
To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
He who chooses the infinite has been chosen by the infinite.
The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation.
Trust the divine power, and she will free the godlike elements in you and shape all into an expression of divine nature.
Watch the too indignantly righteous. Before long you will find them committing or condoning the very offence which they have so fiercely censured.
All thoughts, desires, conventions, attachments which come from outside must be ruthlessly pushed away.
The spiritual path is one of falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off, turning and looking sheepishly at God and then taking the next step.
The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber.
[S]tand aside and watch the working of the divine power in yourself.
But difficulties were made to be overcome and if the Supreme Will is there, they will be overcome.
Evolution of consciousness is the central motive of terrestrial existence.
We cannot afford to raise any institution to the rank of a fetish. To do so would be simply to become the slaves of our own machinery.
Care not for time and success. Act out thy part, whether it be to fail or to prosper.
Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it.
The cup has to be left clean and empty for the divine liquor to be poured into it.
The supreme end is the freedom of the spirit.
Detachment is the beginning of mastery.
Outside and above the mind there is the play of a consciousness which is lighted by the higher Truth, but man is not conscious of it and of that he has to be conscious.
Yoga is a generic name for any discipline by which one attempts to pass out of the limits of one's ordinary mental consciousness into a greater spiritual consciousness.
The Atheist is God playing at hide and seek with Himself; but is the Theist any other? Well, perhaps; for he has seen the shadow of God and clutched at it.
The soul in man is greater than his fate.
Death is but changing of our robes to wait in wedding garments at the Eternal's gate.
There is nothing small in God's eyes; let there be nothing small in thine
The mind has these four levels: physical, vital, buddhi, higher mind. The Supermind is far above these.
The only work that spiritually purifies us is that which is done without personal motives.