Quotations from Gurudev’s Writings – Page 2

Happiness depends on what you can give, Not on what you can get.
In all adversities there is always in its depth, a treasure of spiritual blessings secretly hidden.
Alert and vigilant living itself is a `Sadhana’ in the true sense.
If I rest, I rust.
Sin is never in action, it is always in reaction.
`Moksha’ is not `Freedom from Action’ but, `Freedom in Action’.
Work without faith and prayer is like an artificial flower without fragrance.
Faith is, `To believe what you do not see’, the reward of which is, `you see what you believed’.
Grace is only to be found by effort, although it is here and now.
Appreciating the mind as `ALL SILENCE’. `I AM’ is meditation.
To say, `LORD IS’ is Gyanam. But `THE LORD IS I’ is Vigyanam.
To understand anything is to find in it something which is our own.
The end of ego is the `Mystic Death’ of the mediator.
`Surrender inspite of Freedom’ is the way of wisemen.
There is nothing, at any time, in any circumstance, to worry over why this to me ?
What you have is all His Gift to you. What you do with what you have is your Gift to Him …
Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.
Comfort comes as a guest; lingers to become the host,- and stays to enslave us.
To forget oneseff totally, one’s mind should keep awake at every moment. A mind that has forgotten the past and the future, that is awake to the now, to the present, expresses the highest concentration of intelligence. It is alert, it is watchful, it is inspired. The actions of a man who has such a mind are exceptionally creative and perfect. Verily to forget oneself totally, is to be in perfection.
Wisdom is the assimilated knowledge in us, gained from an intelligent estimation and close study of our own direct and indirect experience in the world
Temper brings you to trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful.
More important than What is Behind you and what is Ahead of you is what is In you. Seek it.  Centered in it, act and live.