All are one Brahman, one consciousness. Let all names and forms be dissolved

It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. The heat of the sun had been mitigated by the cool breezes. Mats were spread on the roof-garden. Sat-Sangees were busy preparing the summer drink, almonds crushed and melon and cardamom seeds dissolved in cold water. Everything was ready. Bil (fruit) cooled in ice was added to …

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We must stop all personal criticism of those we know or those whom we do not know.

The real Self of all is the ever-attained ideal. Those who try to attain the ideal, they do not know the truth. The ever-attained ideal, which never falls from His great glory, is the Self of man. “The same to those who praise him and also to those who abuse him, silent, unless necessary no …

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As in war, no one is defeated unless he acknowledges defeat

Often when the pressure of external circumstances is strong, and the goal hidden in thick mists, the heart cries in agony, “I have failed in this life, I have achieved nothing worthwhile.” As in war, no one is defeated unless he acknowledges defeat and asks for an armistice, so in life no one is defeated …

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If death means absence of survival, then there is no such thing as death.

There is such a thing as death if it means a temporary change in the medium which expresses life. If it means annihilation of life, or absence of survival, then there is no such thing as death. Biology has taught us that, practically speaking, there is no such thing as death to the single-celled unit …

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Suffering, in the spiritual philosophy, means a condition of growth

Why do I suffer? Why also does virtue suffer? These are both common questions. Suffering, in the spiritual philosophy, means a condition of growth, and also a purification antecedent to spiritual evolution, and is not without a deep significance and purpo.se. Each new growth means the death of the preceding conditions. The seed “dies” to …

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God, Love, Freedom, and much else cannot be defined in terms of logic

Truth is limitless and is not the monopoly of any individual, nation or race. Do not think that what comes from a great man, or a learned man, or a high mystic is always Truth. Newton has made mistakes; Plato has been wrong, in many instances; the geography put into the mouth of Gautama Buddha …

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Peace does not mean sloth or inactivity and does not mean shirking the daily duties

What is that peace to which we aspire?    The Teacher once  gave  the  following  description  of Shanti  or  Spiritual  Peace,  which  is the  same  as found in the experience of other God-realised men. Peace does not mean sloth or inactivity; it does not mean shirking the daily duties and responsibilities; it does not mean silence …

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Spiritual help and protection will be given to one who makes sincere and persistent efforts.

The goal must be that serenity of mind in which fear is unknown, and which, once realised, abides for ever, and enriches life with the gifts of love consequent on detachment (vairagya) and the knowledge that all is One. The desire to render unselfish service will follow. Spiritual help and protection will be given to …

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Do not try to run away from the post your karma has assigned you

Having had a call to the higher life, and realising to some extent the hollowness of the external phenomena and the internal emotions, the pupil faces a feeling of dissatisfaction and negation, and he asks, “Granted that the world and its pleasures are unreal, and that there is Reality within me, what shall I do? …

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Our principles are those of other-worldliness

That we do not create visionaries who are themselves cut off from the hard practical life of the world, only contemplating God, or Truth. The test of successful meditation is its application to daily life. In this respect the system of Adhyatma Yoga is different from systems which teach only “other-worldliness,” and ignore the social …

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