1. “One must be patient like the earth. What iniquities are being perpetrated on her! Yet she quietly endures them all.”
  2. “The happiness of the world is transitory. The less you become attached to the world, the more you enjoy peace of mind.”
  3. “There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.”
  4. “As you smell the fragrance of a flower by handing it or the smell of sandalwood by rubbing it against a stone, so you obtain spiritual awakening by constantly thinking of God.”
  5. “To err is human. One must not take that into account. It is harmful for oneself. One gets into the habit of finding fault…”
  6. “Practise meditation, and by and by your mind will be so calm and fixed that you will find it hard to keep away from meditation.”
  7. “I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, say to yourself, ‘I have a mother.”
  8. “Do not look for faults in others, or your own eyes will become faulty.”
  9. “The difference between a great soul and an ordinary man is this: the latter weeps while leaving this body, whereas the former laughs. Death seems to him a mere play.”
  10. “Even the impossible becomes possible through devotion.”
  11. “Each has to get the result of the actions one has earned for this life. A pin at least must prick where a wound from a sword was due.”
  12. “You see, my son, it is not a fact that you will never face danger. Difficulties always come, but they do not last forever. You will see that they pass away like water under a bridge.”
  13. “Ordinary human love results in misery. Love for God brings blessedness.”
  14. “People complain about their griefs and sorrows and how they pray to God but find no relief from pain. But grief itself is a gift from God. It is the symbol of His compassion.”
  15. “To make mistakes is man’s very nature; but few of those who criticize know how to correct them.”
  16. “The creation itself is full of griefs. How can one understand joy if there is no sorrow? And how can everyone be happy at the same time?”
  17. “My son, forbearance is a great virtue; there’s no other like it.”
  18. “My child, I bless you from my heart that you live long, attain devotion, and enjoy peace. Peace is the principal thing. One needs peace alone.”
  19. “The world is going on because not all can be free of desires. People with desires are born again and again.”
  20. “As long as a man has desires there is no end to his transmigration. It is the desires alone that make him take one body after another. There will be rebirth for a man if he has even the desire to eat a piece of candy.”
  21. “Desire may be compared to a minute seed. It is like a big banyan tree growing out of a seed, which is no bigger than a dot.”
  22. “Rebirth is inevitable so long as one has desires. It is like taking the soul from one pillow-case and putting it into another. Only one or two out of many men can be found who are free from all desires.”
  23. “The body means the existence of desire, otherwise it would not have existed. It all ends when one no longer has any desires.”
  24. “I can never refuse anyone who addresses me as Mother.”
  25. “What else does one obtain by realization of God? Does one grow two horns? No, the mind becomes pure, and through a pure mind one attains knowledge and awakening.”
  26. “It is in the very nature of man to see defects. You should learn to appreciate virtues. Man is no doubt liable to err, but you must not take notice. If you constantly find fault with others, you will see faults alone.’ … Do not look at the faults of others lest your eyes should become vitiated.”
  27. “Let me tell you how to love all equally,” said Mother. “Do not demand anything from those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In any case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially.”
  28. “The conjunction of the day and the night is the most auspicious time for calling on God. The mind remains pure at this time.”
  29. “Don’t puzzle the mind with too many inquiries. One finds it difficult to put one single thing into practising, but dares invite distraction by filling the mind with too many things.”
  30. “As wind removes a cloud, so does the name of God disperse the cloud of worldliness.”