for Every Week of The Year
and the physical universe and the physical body are tiny realities,
temporary, fleeting, changing, passing. God is the infinite Reality.
are in Him, we can have the Kingdom of Heaven if we like, if we can
only open our hearts. It is a matter of our inner consciousness, it is
a condition of our inner consciousness. Through devotion, through
prayer, through meditation, through intensive love we can elevate our
consciousness into a higher state and experience God here and now.
Since God is the highest Reality and the world nothing more than a passing dream, you can remain certain of the fact that you are surrounded by God, that you are in God.
As you sit here, you can suddenly imagine a distant land where people are governed by you, and suddenly stop this imagination. What happens to that country? It has disappeared. Even so, this world that you are experiencing is purely an imagination, a thing that was not, a thing that will not be. The only thing that was and will be is the Divinity. That alone matters, with the knowledge of that alone we can live beautifully in this imaginary world.
Now, let us try to pour honey, milk and a thousand blessings upon the earth and humanity through our good works.
not the ego come into operation, let God work through you, not the ego.
To God all are equal, and the same. Never lose hold of this truth,
always adore the God in all. Not the ego but God’s Love should work
through us. Not our own energies but God’s unlimited Energies should
work through us. Not our own cleverness, but God’s omniscient
Intelligence should work through us.
whole life is a big drama, and you may have to be called to play many
roles. While playing those many roles, if you are caught up in any one
of them, you are cut off from God. Play the role beautifully without
being internally cut off from God.
You are as strong as that with which you identify yourself. If you identify yourself with God’s Presence, your strength is endless.
If you are with a wise person, the world will say you are a wise person.
If your mind is with great ones, you are a great person, adorable, worthy of respect. So, constantly pull up your mind into the Saints and Sages and God.
The God who is appearing to hundreds of Saints, God, whom thousands of Sages have seen, God with whom hundreds of men of God-Consciousness have communed, that God is now with you, seeing you, hearing you, standing by you. Experience Him.
far as possible try to see that the body is physically so perfect that
you do not feel its existence. That condition is wonderful for more
rapid development and progress. Take care of your health. Eat in order
to grow and develop yourselves. And take only that much which your body
can absorb into the system and produce and be converted into wisdom,
will, love, light in your being. All the energies which you have taken
from the food are to be converted into wisdom, love, light.
heart of the Saint is constantly throbbing with the Name of God. Night
and day – unceasingly like the earth rotating round its axis – night
and day, the heart of the Saint is active, whether the body is working
or at rest, the heart of the Saint is rotating around the Presence of
God. It is revolving around the Presence of God with the Mantra. It is
revolving around the Sun of God, even as the earth is revolving around
our outer sun.
The life of the Saint is the most beautiful life. It is like the life of the river. The river does not drink its own waters, it exists in order the birds and the beasts may survive, in order the earth may be replenished and the fields that feed the human individuals may flourish, that the fields may be watered and the grains of the fields may sustain human life on earth. Many are the uses of the life-sustaining river.
life of the Saint is comparable to the life of the river. It is full of
usefulness to others. The Saint or the artist, or the scientist, keep
themselves always bright, light, full of dynamism, vigilant.
The Saints are makers of light, they are a joy to themselves and a joy to the creation, they eat very little, and do not know what they have eaten, they keep themselves very bright all the time, therefore they grow rapidly. Therefore they are adored by humanity for all time to come. Their lives are truly fulfilled and blessed lives.
who is all-witnessing and all-powerful will help you if you are
sincere. God is all love and does not reject anyone. He is not unhappy
with anyone. But you reject yourself by living in a weakness or a
Do you think all these greatest Mystics, philosophers, Saints, great men of the world are fools to have turned to the divine path, and to have found Light and given Light to humanity and to all beings? It is more than 2500 years since Buddha was born, and he is still in the heart of humanity. That is the greatness awaiting you if you choose the right path of goodness, sweetness, godliness.
Today divine life may be a talk for you, tomorrow you must make it your experience.
God’s work is not to be done by human hands, God needs only angels for His Work. If you are to work for God, you must become divine personalities.
way of life does not reject the world but transforms the world, uplifts
it, and makes it a field for the experience of God’s Love and Light.
The Mantras not only give salvation after death but now and here;
and not only fulfill the spiritual life inwardly but also fulfill the
outer life outwardly. Fullness, royalty, dignity, these are
characteristics of the outer and inner life of the people on the
spiritual path of the Omkarananda Ashram.
God-communion can be had not only through meditation. God can be adored not only through meditation, but also through action, through service. Every little good work that we can do for God is our glorious adoration of God, is our glorious way to God-communion. Every little service done in the name of God and for the welfare of all creation is also a powerful means of God-communion.
As the human nature cannot be expected to be in a high state of purity and slip away into God-communion through meditation, there is always the need for action. The human individual can easily work for God, be conscious of God while working for God, and make the service a grand means of communion with God. Selfless divine work purifies.
fish in the depth of the ocean dreamt that it is in the desert. It was
panting for water – while the truth is, it is in the depths of the
ocean. Even so all of us are in the depths of God’s Reason, Love,
So, recognize this truth always, like the fish in the depths of the ocean, you are right in the depths of the all-seeing Divine Being. Be faithful to this Light, this Creator, this Protector.
Recognize, see, feel, experience, – inside you, outside you, around you, above you, – this ocean of Presence of the all-merciful Divinity.
If you do that, your joy will be infinitely greater than the joy of getting married and living with a woman, or a woman living with a man, for a million years.
Don’t take in the pictures of your everyday life’s experiences too deeply into your mind. Let God enter into your mind, in all manner of ways, through all kinds of means.
Let God enter into your mind through everything beautiful that you can see.
Let God’s Love and Light enter your mind through all the good that you can do.
Let God’s Peace and Joy enter your mind through all the good feelings you can have for everyone.
Hear nothing outside the Divine, speak nothing outside the Divine, be attached to no one outside the Divine, then God takes the whole responsibility for your life. Then you will be filled with power and strength, fearlessness and freedom, peace and wisdom.
Let there be utmost harmony and peace. Let the earth be kind to you, let the air be kind to you, let the sky, the space be kind to you, let all people be kind to you. Let everything and everyone be kind to you. Let there be harmony everywhere and in everything. And everyone is kind to you when you are yourself kind, and when your heart is rooted in the infinite, all-seeing Presence, – when your heart is in harmony with God’s Presence in the earth, in the air, in the space, in the people, in the things, in the time.
Everything depends upon what happens in your heart and in your mind. Put a wonderful Divine Consciousness in the heart and the mind and you will find a wonderful Kingdom expressing itself in your daily life.
The more the Grace descends into your lives, the more clear becomes your intelligence, and the more clearly you see God in the intelligence, consciousness and life of all beings.
The more you receive God’s Grace, the more you become one with the inner Soul in all persons and beings.
Your joy at that stage will be unlimited. You will be consciously immortal, body ceases to be of importance. Even if it is cut under your nose and your eyes, you are not affected. The more you receive the Divine Grace, the more you have the capacity to create for yourself thousands of divine bodies if necessary.
Supposing you are repeating the Mantra, and without your knowledge, a tape-recorder is working, somewhere in the corner of the room, not seen by you. If, after your Mantra-Repetition is over, it is played back, you are greatly surprised.
Supposing you are doing something good somewhere in some corner, unseen by anyone – loving all, without expecting anything from others, saying kind things concerning others, secretly saying a prayer in your heart to God, blessing all creation in your heart – as these supra-electronic tape-recorders of God are working in every inch of space, if these are played back to you, you will be surprised to see that the heaven is given to you for nothing, almost for nothing, for no or not much labour. Remember, there are the all-recording tape-recorders and photo-cameras of God everywhere. All around you, within you, everything is recorded by the Divine.
Try to see that you are always in tune with the Infinite, the Eternal, the Indestructible, the all-seeing Presence of God. Let the whole consciousness try to be in tune with It. Forget your smallness. Look at yourself from the standpoint of the Eternal. Of what value is your badness, or goodness, to Eternity?
Your few days of mischief, and your few days of goodness – of what consequences is this to the Eternal and the Timeless? So, widen your perspectives, and dissolve your limitations. Pour infinite strength of the almighty and all-pervading God into your nerves; pour the boundless love of the Divine into your heart.
Love without expecting anything.
worldly man works for his daily bread, the persons who have four
factories or two factories are greedy for wealth and are accumulating
the power of wealth which only brings them nothing but disasters at the
Under all conditions, in all circumstances let your inner heart say, “I am in the Presence of God, for there is nowhere where God is not.” Always let the whole soul say, “I am in the Presence of God, for there is no place where there is not God. I am in the immediate Presence of infinite Peace, Joy, Power, and Perfection.”
Always let the whole soul say, “I am in the immediate Presence of infinite Peace, Beauty, Joy, for this Presence in which I am, is infinite Peace, Power, Joy, Beauty.”
Without touching anything, enjoy the supreme pleasure; without opening the eyes see the whole creation; without thinking anything know everything about everything, everywhere. Achieve this experience.
not run forward to occupy the first position. Don’t push yourself
upward and forward. Go on growing, serving, sacrificing, automatically
you will be brought forward or elevated upward by the Hand of God.
on growing in inner goodness, and automatically you will occupy the
first position in life and in the world, whether you want it or not.
the earth, enrich the world. You enrich the world not only by the
physical labour but also by the fragrance of devotion you can express
to God. Let the vibrations of your love for God circulate around the
world all the 24 hours. Let the radiance of your spiritual knowledge
purify the earth, purify the atmosphere. This is the way to enrich the
moment you think the body is yours and you are responsible, your
energies are limited. But the moment you know it is not your body
working but God Himself working, His Breath is working, then you find
tremendous energy coming to you.
Breath is unlimited in its energies. It is never tired, it has created
millions of universes through billions and billions of light years. It
is never tired, and it will go on creating more and more universes when
this world of ours is destroyed, all the planets are destroyed. It will
create again and again and again, endlessly. God’s energies are never
tired, they are untiring and inexhaustible.
So, if you become conscious of this Truth, while you take a little rest, you will be refreshed, you become wonderful.
a most successful meditation, intense Love for God is necessary. That
object which causes in us intense Love, secures for us utmost
I might have gained one hundred wonderful houses, and have suddenly
become a billionaire. That is not interesting, it is of no importance,
no value, it is not a source of my joy. It is something else which is
the source of my joy: God, the only Reality. Without Him, even if all
these universes are given as a gift, they are of no value. Such a Lord
is so joy-giving, so all-absorbing, that the moment we sit for
meditation, the mind melts in Him.
Recognize that your condition is the result of your own Karma.
You have a position according to what you are, what you have done, what you have felt. In order to reach a higher position you have to work hard, make more sacrifices. You are to be elevated to a higher position by the results of your work, by the nature of your conduct. So, each is given a position according to his capacities, results of work. If you want to reach a better position, you have to work harder and harder.
on preparing yourself, working harder and harder, until the Grace of
God descends on you, and you are elevated by the Grace of God to the
good things are a special Grace and Blessing of God. They are not under
our control, but if you go on purifying yourselves more and more always
good things will happen.
to see that the whole world is a heaven for you by keeping a heaven in
your own eyes. Heaven or hell is in ourselves first. Put a heaven in
yourself, a heaven is visible for you everywhere. Put a little peace in
yourself, peace is visible to you everywhere. Put a little joy in
yourself, and joy is visible to you everywhere.
the planet earth, there is something called East and West, to the sun
there is something called the four directions, to the planet Mars there
is East and West, to everything in the sky there is East and West, to
the nebula there is East and West, – but to the sky itself there is no
East and West. To all things in the sky there is East and West but to
sky itself there is no East and West. It is everywhere, and even so God
is everywhere. There are no directions to Him. He is infinitely more
than the sky. He is boundless infinite Light.
Establish in yourself boundless love, this is the way to establish love in the world.
alone is important, all other things are useless, all occult powers are
useless. It is the morally imperfect persons who look for occult
powers. And they damage themselves by such an interest in occult
powers. All these tricks are not present there in the Infinite, all
these are shameless dabbling and nonsense. They are misleading paths,
nothing is valuable except direct experience of God. Wonders are done
by the dream-consciousness in man, no occultist can create the wonders
that the dream-consciousness creates for you. Not wise men but children
take interest in these occult phenomena. It is the impure heart that is
distracted by these strange exciting sensational stories of occult
try constantly to grow in love, peace, devotion, faith, spirituality,
in supreme goodness, in God-consciousness. That is the supreme Power,
That is the Power of powers, That is the Light of lights, That is the
Heaven of heavens, That alone is to be aimed at.
In the dream a little boy of fourteen years dreams, that he has a family, dreams that he is sixty-five years old, he gets his daughter married, he is happy about his grandson, all that he experiences within minutes. And if that boy is a wise boy, very reflective and intelligent, the moment he gets up he reflects upon the meaning of the dream and resolves, “No more will I marry. Finished, I have had a family experience long ago. Let me discover that Light which has created my dream. Let me discover that Life which has brought the whole existence into being. Let me know That by knowing which I shall know everything. Let me enjoy That by enjoying which I enjoy everything else. Let me know That by knowing which I become one with the heart of all creatures. Let me experience That by which I obtain supreme mastery of everything, everyone.”
as the whole field of experience, all objects, the diversity of things,
seen in the dream, are the products of a simple, pure, luminous light
of consciousness, – the whole creation, the world around you, the
people around you are purely a creation, a product of the one single
order, beauty, efficiency, success, growth, achievement, – all these
are God. They are the characteristics of God’s Presence. These must be
manifest in your work every day.
These must characterize your department, the field of your work.
Close your eyes from time to time and extend your heart’s immense love for everybody.
this exercise from time to time, and whenever you see somebody in the
Ashram, at once feel, it is God standing or God walking, or God sitting.
is the meaning of “Swami”? Swami means a person who has complete
mastery over himself and therefore mastery over the whole creation.
What is the meaning of “Yogi”? Yogi means one who has controlled himself completely, and therefore he is the controller of the whole creation.
means a person who has complete control over himself, whose senses are
completely under his mastery, whose mind is completely ruled by him,
and he cannot be ruled by his mind. Such a person becomes the master of
matter, the master of mind, the master of the creation, and he is in
communion with God.
moment the thought of God occurs, the human individual derives great
peace, strength, happiness. The moment the thought of the body comes
in, he becomes weak, has problems, difficulties. So, judge your
strength from where your heart is. Is it on the Divine or on the body?
Is it on the Divine or on external conditions and circumstances and
internal preoccupation with passing thoughts and emotions? If it is in
God, you are to that extent strong, relieved of the problems, happy,
energetic. So, try to see all through the day that something in your
heart is exalted into awareness of God. Always try to identify yourself
with the infinite Light, Grace, Love, Light resident in the inner being
of all beings.
heart is constantly in communion with the Spirit in all beings. My
intelligence is organically tied to the intelligence in the minds of
all beings. My heart is tied organically to all hearts in all beings.
You are never safe until you become cosmic and supra-cosmic. As an individual you will have problems. As the Universal and the Infinite, you have no problems. Don’t trust the pleasures of your “individuality”; they are dangerous, they fail you.
A work, however hard it may be, without peace in your soul, is a useless work. A work however wonderful it may be, if it has not within its heart devotion to the Divine, surrender to the Divine, is a useless work. It is so much of labour wasted.
God does not need your work. He is infinite Perfection. You are doing this divine work for your own perfection.
Let us develop a helping hand, a harmonizing behaviour, an uplifting behaviour. Let us always be in the mood which says, “Can I help you? Can I in any way be useful to you?”
Let us try to efface the ego, always say, “Can I be of service to you?” to everyone, in your inner spirit. And when there is a real need for help, when they call for your help, yes, at once help with great joy.
supposing you are taking the help of someone, don’t think that you are
important, that you are a head or a great person, and that you have a
right to command the people who are working with you or working for
you. You have absolutely no right to command the people who are working
with you or working for you. You cannot hold your position unless you
are ready to be the servant of the people who are working with you.
first nature of God is Peace. With peace in your soul, perform all your
works. In a few years you will become a God on earth – that is, a
person who bears in himself, in his outer and inner life, the nature of
The world outside is what we are inside ourselves. The world is like a mirror. If you look into it, it looks back into you. If you have divine Love in your heart, divine Love emerges from everywhere, when you look at the world, and looks into you. If you have peace and happiness in yourself, the whole world reflects the peace and happiness that you have. If you have God-experience in yourself, the whole world reflects back God-experience for you from everywhere.
put in your head and heart thoughts of the Divine, pictures of the
imperishable Truth, pictures of the infinite Beauty and Fullness of God.
Make God-consciousness the normal characteristic of your daily life. At all times, in all conditions and situations of life, the background awareness of yours should be rooted in the consciousness of God. Never for a moment forget that you are children of God. And let the feelings that arise in you be divine. Let the thoughts that flow from you be divine. Let your works be divine.
Remain in endless fearlessness that comes from your consciousness of your relations with the omnipotent being that God is. No power either psychological or emotional, external or internal, no force whether good or evil, whether from a friend or a foe can influence you and affect you. Grow intensely conscious of your relations with the omnipotent God.
Recognize, that Somebody is sustaining your breath now. Know this Person. Recognize, that Somebody is standing all around you. Experience this Person.
If you have a number of works, which are worldly, and have no relation to your God-experience, and which are not selfless, and which do not help you and manifest your inner divine Nature, at once turn your direction towards those works which assist you to unfold your spiritual divine nature.
Start your experience of God, right from now.
Let your heart constantly throb with cosmic feelings. Always the welfare of humanity should be at your heart.
In this minute, in this second, try to have some kind of knowledge, experience and felt awareness of the Divine. Do not recognize the physical wall to be a physical wall but a structure of God’s Beauty. Do not mistake the physical forms of the physical people as physical forms, recognize them to be structures of Light of the infinite God. Try in all manner of ways to establish contact with God now. It does not matter how weak this attempt is, in a few weeks or months it becomes very strong. So go on trying from this minute, resolve to realize God now, this day.
This is the way to arrive at solid results on the spiritual path.
In Truth, God alone is everywhere.
Matter is not as real as God.
have something good to do, something absorbing, something that engages
your attention, your intelligent activity. This is the way to make life
constructive and progressive. The moment you rise from the bed, till
you fall asleep, there must be some activity, some work, something
which engages your best attention, and which demands the use of all
your energies. This is the way, also, to triumph over all common human
Avoid silly company, and try to see that you always select the better.
It is better to take an inspiring spiritual book by a man of wisdom, selflessness, who does not love himself but loves everyone, who has no human tendencies in him, and therefore is a true impartial judge, – and therefore even to think of him is a joy, to contact him is to be deprived of our problems. Even to think of him or contact him is a source of strength and inner peace.
Let your discrimination constantly work, in order to practise the discipline of contact with only those people who deepen our peace, calm down our emotions, who by the purity of their nature truly sympathize with our problem, and give us the needed light and strength in order that we may outgrow our difficulties.
So always make the better choice.
see how wonderful is the consciousness in the dreaming-state. It
creates all kinds of things. It creates fire. It creates cities. It
creates oceans. It creates many types of experience which are real as
long as the dream lasts. All-creative capacities are resident in the
consciousness. Let us not hypnotize ourselves to be nobody. There is
gold in us, the gold of the Divine Consciousness. There are priceless
treasures in us, there are numberless higher divine talents in us.
People who retain the memory of their after-death state have reported of the various possibilities of the soul after the physical body is discarded. And those of us who are spiritually advanced and have high divine experiences, and developed their spiritual consciousness in a special way, can actually see the leaving of the soul from the body that is discarded, and observe its capacities and powers in action.
In spiritual states of experience, also higher powers of our being come into operation. There are all powers in us, all capacities in us, because God made us in His own Image, because it is God’s Breath that is in us. It is God’s Consciousness that is in us. This can be experienced.
There are methods by which we can grow spiritually and have immediate experience of God, thousands have done it. Greatest minds of the world have examined the possibilities of and investigated into the nature of the Ultimate Reality.
own empirical experience in daily life shows that though we may have
all kinds of luxury in life, there are hours and days when we are made
to think seriously of life, we are made to see the limitations of
existence, and new longings and new aspirations arise in us which
demand of us to exalt our consciousness to a state where there is no
more any limitation, any unhappiness.
search of God, the demand in the human soul for experience of God
cannot be avoided, it is an organic process. As it is natural for the
physical body to breathe, so is it for the soul to aspire after the
experience of God, and until there is an experience of God, there is no
true strength in life, no true peace in life, no true happiness in
life, no true knowledge and power in life.
has given us so many wonderful capacities and talents. There are
thousands of wonderful powers in our inner Divine Consciousness. It is
a dishonouring of God and an injustice to God not to unfold these
higher capacities and possibilities of our being. The best way to adore
God is to develop these higher capacities which God has gifted us with.
Our little love must become universal Love, our little intelligence
must become a universal Mind, our little life must experience the
eternal Life. Our finite human individuality must touch the infinite
God who is within us and around us, and makes a heaven of our life.
This is the best way of adoring God. This is the best way, and by this alone we can be true to our real Self. Let us try to do all these, and spread sunshine in the world. Let our lives bloom in every type of power, beauty and perfection.
The age of the body can be rejected. In consciousness we can remain ever young. Everything is according to what we feel and think, and the resources of the Consciousness within us are endless. We can keep ourselves in a state of Heaven all the 24 hours, if we so will.
We are the beloved children of God and God is always with us, inseparably.
Now, let us try to offer conditions in order the Mystical Syllables may completely transform our nature and disclose to us even in the material world the spiritual worlds of indescribable Beauty and Perfection.
To a wise person, a real spiritual aspirant, all life is spiritual life, all life is the field of spiritual actions and experience.
Mystical Syllables give you the deepest insights into the Supreme
Reality. If you have patience and allow your inner nature to be
purified and transformed, the Supreme God, as these Mystical Syllables,
will act through you and disclose to you even in this world other
worlds of spiritual beauty and splendour. When that happens, you will
live in indescribable inner happiness, and even in the walls, even in
the people you will behold a splendid world of divine Beauty, Grace,
eternal Perfection. It takes time, you have to be serious, earnest,
sincere, and struggle hard to move forward with all the strength of
your will, heart and soul.
Progress is possible only by leaving the steps, which have been already covered behind. So, the divine bliss that you have had, leave behind, look for new bliss, higher bliss, greater bliss, more lasting bliss. No wise man enjoys the same bliss twice. He always moves to higher and higher bliss, to higher and higher realms of light, of freedom, of peace.
Be not controlled by your emotions, control them. After all you are greater than your emotions. Emotions come and go, but your true Being does not come and go, it is always there.
The Divine incarnates Himself in the universe again and again and sustains the spiritual life of mankind.
Do not insist on your individual standpoint. Your individual standpoint is dictated to you by your present human limitations. Therefore, boldly address the Truth to give you Its standpoint, and when It gives you Its standpoint you are a person of right judgement. Everybody will listen to you, every one of your words will have power, have authority, people instinctively take up your words.
So, let your inner heart address the Divine and say, “Divinity, disclose to me Your standpoint, lay down for me Your standpoint, let all my actions be performed from Your standpoint, so that I think and live and feel and move and progress from Your standpoint. Your standpoint alone is the best standpoint and the most perfect standpoint, for Your very nature is Perfection.”
replace the human standpoint by the standpoint of the Infinite. Replace
the standpoint of human nature by the standpoint of the all-seeing and
all-knowing and all-perfect, indestructible God.
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