Tag: Saadhan (Spiritual Discipline)

How can all attain their supreme good (kalyan) ?

How can all attain their supreme welfare (kalyan) ? It comes to the mind that,   that you and I both should do, what I am saying, then all will attain their supreme welfare (kalyan).  First and the foremost, our main objective should be that we want to attain salvation. We only have this one […]

Self is Ever Blissful

‘Sahaj Sukh Rashi’ –  The World is an abode of sorrow – ‘ye hi saṁsparśa-jā bhogā duḥkha-yonaya eva te’ (Gita 5/22);  ‘duḥkhālayam aśāśvatam’ (Gita 8/15). It is only due to assuming an affinity, a feeling of me-mine with this sorrow-filled world, that this ‘jeev’ (embodied soul) experiences suffering.  In reality, this ‘jeev’ is an inseparable […]

Two principle Aphorisms for Spiritual Achievement – 3

(continued) ‘Abinaashi’  –   God is imperishable;   therefore ‘ansha’ (fraction/inseparable part) of God is also imperishable –  ‘avinashi tu tadviddhi’  (Gita 2/17).  Though being imperishable,  it develops affinity for the perishable body and the world – ‘Mamaivaansho jeeva loke jeevabhootah sanaatanah |  Manahshashthaani indriyaani prakrutisthaani karshati ||  (Gita 15/7)    The Ātmā (self), an eternal […]

It is always the Festival of Lights for a Saint

Who is Ours?Think about this question – Who is ours? You will get the answer that except God there is no one else who is ours. The soul is a particle of the Divinity, immortal, conscious, untainted and blissful by nature. God is our very own. Only God is. Nothing whatsoever will stay with us […]

Ram Ram for Diwali

Greetings of Diwali to everyone. Diwali is the festival of lights – I wish that the real light (light of knowledge) is lit inside all of us. Let no one be missed – small, big, young, old, man, woman, all. That will be a true Diwali.  I see deficiencies in a number of us that […]

When does Spiritual Practice Begin?

Question: When does spiritual practice (Saadhan) begin in human life ?   Swamiji: When man becomes remorseful with worldly concerns and begins to reflect on these things, that is the beginning of his spiritual practice (saadhan). When man does not get happiness from this world, does not attain peace, then he becomes dejected. He experiences […]