1. “Unsolicited counsel creates tremendous resentment. One should not try to impose his will or ideas upon those around him unless they have asked for such guidance..”
  2. “Perfect joy lies in selflessly striving for the best outcome, and then humbly accepting whatever God gives.”
  3. “We must always remember the point behind our service, behind our entire lives the reason we came on this path and follow our Guru: to find God. When we put that first, we will find the blessing in every experience, every challenge.”
  4. “When I am gone, only love can take my place. Be so drunk with the love of God night and day that you won’t know anything but God; and give that love to all.”
  5. “Love, serve. Love, serve. And the rest, do not be troubled about.”
  6. “Try always, to the best of your ability, to walk in the footsteps of the Guru.”
  7. “Spirituality lies not in the power to heal others, to perform miracles, or to astound the world with our wisdom, but in the ability to endure with right attitude whatever crosses we have to face in our daily lives, and thus to rise above them.”
  8. “One of the vital points on the spiritual path is to see every day as a new beginning. And above all in importance is practicing God’s presence from the moment we awaken in the morning until we fall asleep at night.”
  9. “You look after your attunement with God, and God will look after you.”
  10. “Every human being has attracted to himself every facet of his environment, including the people around him. The resulting experience are essential to his spiritual growth. The devotee can react positively and benefit from his environment, or he can react negatively and be spoiled by it. We always have that choice.”
  11. “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind.” Then we are to expand our love—”to love our neighbors as ourselves.”
  12. “Whether you are washing dishes or digging a ditch or working in an office or a garden—whatever you may be doing—inwardly say, ‘Lord, manifest to me! You are right here. You are in the sun. You are in the grass. You are in the water. You are in this room. You are in my heart.”
  13. “I talk to Him all the time. That is what creates devotion. You don’t speak of it to others; but it is there, secreted in your heart. That, along with meditation, is the way you begin to feel God in your life and in your consciousness.”
  14. “Every experience is an opportunity to grow. But instead, how often you react in the wrong way.”
  15. “All you have to remember in this life is to do the best you can, every moment, every day. God wants continuity of effort from you. He does not want you to become discouraged and give up and run away. Remember that in the midst of all your activities, and throughout all your trials and tests. God is ever with you.”
  16. “Duality is the nature of this world. Never dwell upon the negative side. We must learn to take the good and the bad with strong faith in God. We must realize, as Guruji taught, that the trials we meet in life are but the shadow of God’s hand outstretched in blessing.”
  17. “Simplicity is my ideal.’ Simplicity in heart, in speech, in possessions; purity that comes from an uncomplicated life and an uncomplicated mind; purity that comes from a direct and personal relationship with God, wherein you realize, ‘Lord, I have laid myself at Your feet. I am content with whatever You give me and whatever You do with me.”
  18. “The crosses we are given, we are capable of carrying; their purpose is not to punish, but to strengthen. When we give up and refuse to try, we are actually refusing God’s grace.”
  19. “If you close one eye and hold a penny very close to the other eye, you cannot see the world beyond: you become blinded by that little object. If you move the penny away from your open eye, you see how vast the world is. So it is with God.”
  20. “Do not blame others for the way you are. Your situation is exactly what you yourself have created.”
  21. “Until that direct realization is attained, one who is seeking God should guard against becoming sidetracked and lost in philosophy. One may become very learned in Paramahansaji’s teachings, and yet fail to absorb his spirit. I am dedicated to the ideal that the spirit of God and Guru must be manifest in the lives of devotees on this path.”
  22. “Duality is the nature of this world. Never dwell upon the negative side.”
  23. “In the ultimate sense, the salvation of each one of us rests totally with ourselves — how we face life; how we behave; whether we conduct our lives with honesty, sincerity, regard for others, and above all, with courage, faith, trust in God. It becomes simple if we concentrate on love for God. We will then want to do good, and to be good, because we find peace and wisdom and joy pouring into our consciousness from that One whence we have come.”
  24. “Nothing in this world occurs by accident. Everything that takes place is governed by universal law, and that law operates with perfect justice. No matter what particular ordeals you have to face, always try to understand the spiritual lesson inherent in those experiences. Never feel that outer circumstances are the cause of your difficulties, or that others are trying to do you in.”
  25. “So long as there is even the slightest yearning in you for anything, that desire must find fulfillment, whether by being washed away, or neutralized, or satisfied.”

Source: AWAKEN