Ramakrishna Paramahansa on the Sense of Doership

(Selections from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna) What is knowledge? And what is the nature of this ego? 'God alone is the Doer, and none else' - that is knowledge. I am not the doer; I am a mere instrument in His hand. Therefore I say: 'O Mother, Thou art the Operator and I am … Continue reading Ramakrishna Paramahansa on the Sense of Doership

Ramakrishna Paramahansa on Work, Charity, and Love of God

BRAHMO: "But what about our worldly duties-duties associated with our earning money, and so on?" Ramakrishna Paramahansa: "Yes, you can perform them too, but only as much as you need for your livelihood. At the same time, you must pray to God in solitude, with tears in your eyes, that you may be able to … Continue reading Ramakrishna Paramahansa on Work, Charity, and Love of God

Nisargadatta Maharaj on Love

Nisargadatta Maharaj: Does not the word 'love' basically signify 'a need' of some kind, for you love the person, or the thing that satisfies your need? Indeed, the love between man and woman satisfies the need of each for the other whether the need be physical, by way of companionship, or in any other form or … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Love

God Is Being Naughty

"God has put us in Double Jeopardy. Firstly, He makes us feel we have lost several things precious, like happiness, love, peace, and freedom. Secondly, he makes us search for those very things in the wrong places, namely, outside. Ah, God, how mischievous you are!!!"---D. Samarender Reddy

Ramana Maharshi on the Essence of Bible and Christianity

(extracts from the book Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi) Ramana Maharshi : The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God”. Stillness is the sole requisite for the realisation of the Self as God. Later, the Maharshi said the whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements: “I am that I AM” … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on the Essence of Bible and Christianity

Schrodinger On Determinism and Free Will

Following is the Epilogue in Erwin Schrodinger's book "What Is Life?" (Note: Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of Quantum Mechanics, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933)   Epilogue: On Determinism and Free Will As a reward for the serious trouble I … Continue reading Schrodinger On Determinism and Free Will