Quotes of Saints

True Knowledge


The knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true Knowledge, all else is only a negation of Knowledge. – Swami Ramakrushna Paramahamsa

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Unselfishness is God


Unselfishness is God. One may live on a throne, in a palace, and be perfectly unselfish; and then he is in God. Another may live in a hut and wear rags, and have nothing in the world; yet if he is selfish, he is intensely merged in the world. – Swami Vivekanand.

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Adigur Shankaracharya’s philosophy


The basic mantra of the doctrine of non-duality (advait) advocated by the Acharya is – ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापर: । Meaning: • Brahman itself is the truth, the ultimate principle. • The world is a myth or illusory. • The embodied soul (jiva) itself is Brahman and • The embodied soul is in […]

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There is no greater mystery than this, that we keep seeking reality though in fact we are reality. We think that there is something hiding reality and that this must be destroyed before reality is gained. How ridiculous! A day will dawn when you will laugh at all your past efforts. That which will be […]

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True Spirit of a Man


Who can disturb the peace and happiness of a man if he has the true spirit of renunciation and has controlled his desires, even if he be the poorest, sleeping only in the temple halls and choultries or under trees or on the bare ground and just with a deer skin to cover. -– Adiguru […]

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Direct the Mind towards God


Direct the mind resolutely towards God, restraining the senses in their various seats, and looking on the state of the body as a matter of indifference. Realise your oneness with God, remaining continually intent on identifying with its nature, and joyfully drink the bliss of God within, for what use is there in other, empty […]

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Grace of God


The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing. . – Swami Ramkrushna Paramahansa

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Swami Sivanand


Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.” – Swami Sivanand

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Bonds


Who indeed is your beloved and who indeed is your son? Strange indeed are these family bonds; who belongs to you and to whom you belong? Whence did you come, Oh brother! Reflect on the truth of it all. – Adiguru Shankaracharya

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