God and Woman

God and woman are objects of my love Though to many it would seem as if To love a woman would be to not love God But that would be a mistake, for love is love And one can love both God and woman For the wrong reasons, seeking something But, when you love a … Continue reading God and Woman

Ramakrishna Paramahansa on God and Worldly Duties

MASTER: "Perform your duties in an unselfish spirit. The work that Vidyasagar is engaged in is very good. Always try to perform your duties without desiring any result." M: "Yes, sir. But may I know if one can realize God while performing one's duties? Can 'Rama' and 'desire' coexist? The other day I read in … Continue reading Ramakrishna Paramahansa on God and Worldly Duties

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