Spiritual Discourses

Swamiji, some people try hard on the spiritual path, but they do not seem to change. Why is this? All are evolving. Every second there is a change in all beings. This planet is a living, interrelated system wherein all …

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Read my advice with a peaceful mind. Stop the mind running and chattering away inside your head. Keep your mind open and free without judging what I am saying while reading my words. I am not telling you that you …

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Question: I really want to follow the spiritual path but, at the same time, I have to do my work. How can I manage this? Every day you eat three times, no? You arrange breakfast, lunch and dinner. Somehow you …

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All is temporary. All arises and passes away. All ideas arise in the mind and fall away. You are not yet in a position to see your life from a higher standpoint. If you were standing on a mountain you …

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(Satsang given by Swamiji in the UK, in March 1983)

All this time we have been singing bhajans. We are tired, sleepy, our bodies are aching and some of us don’t even have a proper place to stand. Still, I was thinking, “What should I talk to you about?” We can always speak of the Divine, at any time, anywhere and in any situation.

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Religion is not something extreme or fanatic. Religion should be something that enables us to reach a state of lasting stability, shouldn’t it? Today we are divided according to our beliefs, yet this is just a way of separating people, but without right understanding. People do not realize that it was not the Divine that created all these religions, languages, classifications, castes and divisions…

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(Excerpt from a satsang Swamiji gave in the UK in 1984)   (Swamiji sings “Govinda Krishna Jai…” even though his throat is sore.)  Today you tried to get me to sing, but I am not really able to.  However, when I …

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(Excerpt from a satsang by Swamiji) You have collected a heap of worldly attachments – slowly, slowly throw them away.  A lot of grass is growing on the land of your heart. Clean it little by little and try to …

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(This is part of a satsang Swamiji gave in the UK in 1984)  During the short time we are alive we should live with love, have good habits and good thoughts. Love is something pure; it should come from within. …

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From the way you are singing, I can tell that you have much devotion. I can see with my eyes how much all of you, from you in the front row to you in the very last, are singing these bhajans with real devotion. By singing divine names, we can realize many things. Singing the names of God is a divine medicine that can cure your problems and sorrows, and can even resolve your karmas from previous births – it is a divine medicine that can cure anything…

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