Self-realization means to know that you are essentially that Spirit or Consciousness or God. Even though the truth is that we are all essentially God, most of us don’t really experience that.
As you think so you become. Think that you are great, and you are great. Think that you are hopeless, and certainly you will be hopeless.
By the proper practice of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) the senses become fully under your control. They become obedient horses, taking you wherever you want. You become a complete master over them.
The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it.
The sun is always shining whether clouds are there or not. The mind may pass through some of these cloudy periods, but as the knower, you can enjoy the show. Enjoy the mind and its play.
All the wars are in the human mind. A little peace can change the mind, and it doesn’t take that much time. The mind is like that. Hatred is just in the mind. A little switching over this way means we fall in love
Surrender here means surrender to the higher will. It’s not that you give up. You give it to God. “God, I tried my best. I couldn’t do it anymore. I give it to You.
You are not the person who is disturbed, but you know that something or somebody is disturbed in you.
Question: Why has man gotten so far from God? Sri Gurudev: He’s not far away from God. God is right there.
Life is a challenge. Without the challenge we wouldn’t grow. In fact, everything grows because of challenges.