Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quotes by Swami Ramsukhdasji Maharaj

1. Association with Paramatma (God) leads to union, and association with the World leads to sense pleasures (disunion).

2. Desire for happiness, wishing for it and indulging in sense pleasures – these three are the root causes of all sorrows.  

3. It is only for giving up desire for happiness that sorrow comes.  

4. To consider this body as “me” and “mine” is a grave mistake; Such errors themselves are death.  

5. To give importance to the perishable thing is itself bondage.  

6. By giving up wanting perishable things, the imperishable element is attained.  

7. To establish a relationship with this body and this world is association with bad company (untruth).  

8. You are not seeing Bhagavan (God), but He is constantly seeing you.  

9. It should happen this way, it should not happen this way – in this there is all sorrows.  

10. There is nothing equivalent in one’s progress than purifying one’s nature.  

11. Pride of goodness, is the evil of inertness  

12. A perishable thing is such that it will not remain even for a moment.  

13. By considering this body as “me-mine” all sorts and unending sorrow manifests.  

14. By seeing other’s flaws, neither we are benefited, nor they.  

15. Being a slave to perishable things is the main reason that does not allow us to turn to the imperishable.  

16. You become the servant of Bhagavan (God) then He will make you His master.  

17. He who desires rest and relaxation, cannot progress spiritually.  

18. Paramatma is not far away. Simply our intense longing for Him is lacking.  

19. As long as we see the perishable as real, till that time there will be no realization.  

20. Seeing something great in us, is simply due to pride of individuality  

21. There is no greater sin than turning away from Bhagavan (God) and turning to the World.  

22. In God Realization, the sentiments are important, not the activity.  

23. To have desire for anything itself is poverty.  

24. On giving up pride and selfishness, one naturally becomes like an ascetic.  

25. On turning away from the world, naturally and without doing any effort, good qualities manifest.  

26. May I be respected – this desire itself has been the cause of disrespect.  

27. My body is in the world, but I myself am in Bhagavan (God).  

28. Liberation comes from giving up of desires, not from giving up things.  

29. To give up the insistence of your mind for Bhagavan (God), that itself is surrendering to God.  

30. Worldly goods are useful for the world. They are not useful for us (Self).  

31. If there is anything that you desire from the world, then you will have to experience suffering.  

32. The best use of things to use them for the benefit of others.  

33. Man’s rise and fall is due to sentiments, not due to things, situations etc.  

34. The one who comes, is bound to go – it is a rule

35. We do not get bound because we are staying at home rather we are bound because we consider the home as ours.  

36. Not regarding “Is-ness” as part of Paramatma, but considering it as part of the World – this is the mistake!  

37. There is no certainty of “will do”, there is certainty of “will die”.  

38. As long as there is pride and selfishness, till then there cannot be love for anyone.  

39. Without leaving the company of “unreal” there cannot be great gain from company of “real” (satsang).  

40. Feeling of mine-ness with Bhagavan (God) is the easiest and best of all spiritual practices.  

41. By not considering the world as ours, liberation can be at this very moment.  

42. Any which way, become engaged in God, thereafter God Himself will take care of the rest.  

43. There is fault in cheating another, however there is no fault in being cheated.  

44. He whose nature is improved, for him the whole world becomes better.  

45. Besides God, no one else is mine. This is true devotion.  

46. It is better not to take at all, then taking from another with the hope of doing charity.  

47. God is not realized out of insistence rather one must have true and intense longing for Him.  

48. One who indulges is sense pleasures is diseased, unhappy and moving towards misfortunate.  

49. The moment this embodied soul turns away from God, he become an orphan.  

50. Without giving up attachment for the world, love and affection for God is not happen.  

51. The one who desires to take remains always poor.  

52. The highest liberated state is innately present in all human beings.  

53. An easy method for God Realization is not activity, rather it is intense longing for God  

54. Spiritual practice happens by the Self, not by the mind and intellect.  

55. If you want to know something, then why not know the imperishable. What is the gain in knowing the perishable?  

56. Desire for the perishable is the impurity of the inner faculty.  

57. Surrendering to God is not with the mind-intellect rather it is by the Self.  

58. Man is not to give up working rather he has to give up desires.  

59. There is no support greater than that of Paramatma  

60. Destiny is to free us of our worries, but it is not to make us lazy and useless.  

61. A gentleman is he who is engaged in the welfare of others.  

62. Beauty of good character is true beauty.  

63. To consider money as greatest of all is the sign of a deluded intellect.  

64. If you are remembering something, let it be remembrance of God. If you are doing some work, let it be selfless service  

65. For righteousness, one does not need wealth. One needs the right mind-set.  

66. Man is not made a slave by things rather its desire makes him a slave.  

67. The good utilization of this body is only in serving the world.

68. He who gives unhappiness to others his mind does not engage in worship and remembrance of God.  

69. If you want peace, give up desires.  

70. Desire to take anything is cause of enormous sorrow.  

71. Those who progress spiritually, they naturally progress in worldly matters as well.

72. World is not trustworthy, rather it is only worthy of serving  

73. Acceptance of the truth, it man’s duty.  

74. Knowledge leads to freedom, but pride of knowledge leads one to hell.

75. Trusting the ever-changing world it itself is not trusting in God.  

76. A bhogi (enjoyer of sense pleasures) is not a “yogi” (united with divinity), rather he is a “rogi” (diseased man).  

77. On having the sentiments of the presence of divinity in all changes for the worse are destroyed. 

78. A devotee is a rarity, not Bhagavan (God).

79. Trusting the ever-changing world it itself is not trusting in God.  

80. Think about this! Will this day remain as-is forever? 

81. God is ours, but those things that we have attained are not ours. They belong to God. 

82. Each and ever person if they improve, then this entire society will improve.

83. Now henceforth, I will not sin.  

84. This is real penance.  

85. Feeling of “mine-ness” for the perishable, is cause of unrest and bondage 

86. If you desire happiness from your children, then serve your mother and father. 

87. May I be happy, is the inertness of all sins.

88. Where there is appearance of gaining worldly happiness, there understand that there is some danger!  

89. Our life is not for us, rather it is for the welfare of others 

90. If you desire happiness from your children, then serve your mother and father. 

91. Repetition of God’s name and chanting aloud, both these are protectors in Kali yug and for benediction of others.  

92. As long as there is attraction for the world, till that time true love for God has not been awakened.  

93. Being saddened by the sorrow of others is the essence of service.  

94. It is great inertness, to desire happiness from things and persons. 

95. He who desires something, has to definitely become dependent on someone or the other

96. He who desires anything at all from me, how can he be my Guru?  

97. Contentment is the destroyer of all three - desires, anger and greed. 

98. To desire happiness for your own self is a demoniac trait.  

99. That which has been received, do not consider it as your own then liberation will be naturally realized. 

100. Any man who is becoming happy from his own happiness, cannot be a Yogi.

101. Remember, God’s every single ordinance is for your eternal good and benefit.


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