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The greatest love you can experience is in communion with
God in meditation. The love between the soul and Spirit is the
perfect love, the love you are all seeking. When you meditate,
love grows. Millions of thrills pass through your heart…there
will come into your life such love as you never dreamed possible.

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The Soul is bound to the body by a chain of desires, temptations, and troubles, and worries, and it is trying to free itself. If you keep tugging at that chain which is holding you to mortal consciousness, someday an invisible Divine Hand will intervene and snap it apart, and you will be free.

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Temptation is a sugarcoated poison; it tastes delicious; but death is certain. The happiness that people look for in this world does not endure. Divine Joy is eternal. Yearn for that which is lasting, and be hardhearted about rejecting the impermanent pleasures of this life. You have to be that way. Don't let this world rule you. Never forget that the Lord is the only reality.... Your true happiness lies in your experience of Him.

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Though you must remain in the world, be not of the world. Real yogis can talk and mingle with people, but all the while their minds are rapt in God.

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My Master [Sri Yukteswarji] said to me: “I will be your friend from now through eternity, no matter whether you are on the lowest mental plane or on the highest plane of wisdom. I will be your friend even if you should err, for then you will need my friendship more than at any other time.

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Many people may doubt that finding God is the purpose of life; but everyone can accept the idea that the purpose of life is to find happiness. I say that God is Happiness. He is Bliss. He is Love. He is Joy that will never go away from your soul. So why shouldn't you try to acquire that Happiness? No one else can give it to you. You must continuously cultivate it yourself.

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Want Him so deeply that you could roll on the ground with anguish for Him. Cry for Him. Don't watch the clock. Don't care whether He does or does not answer, for that puts a condition on your love. He is aware of your every cry; and when your heart's full surrender has been made and the danse macabre of karma is over, He burns up His veil of maya for you and then where is death? where is old age? where is sorrow? Nothing remains but His light. This is the truth. Falter no more, you who have heard these words.

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Don't waste time in seeking little things. Naturally it is easier to get other gifts from God than the supreme gift of Himself. But don't be satisfied with anything less than the highest.

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When a guru sees the soul of a fallen disciple in ignorance, his God-given duty and heartfelt concern leave no choice but to help. Every soul can be rescued, no matter how entangled in error, if the mind makes a genuine commitment to cooperate spiritually.

The guru provides repeated opportunities for the disciple to make this breakthrough from ignorance. Though one's sin be as deep as the ocean, still he can be saved if he is sincere and loyal to his master, linking himself with the channel that draws him to God.

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You are walking on the earth as in a dream. Our world is a dream within a dream; you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here. For Him alone you exist. Him you must find.

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You are punishing the soul by keeping it buried, slumbering in matter life after life, frightened by nightmares of suffering and death. Realize that you are the soul. Remember that the Feeling behind your feeling, the Will behind your will, the Power behind your power, the Wisdom behind your wisdom is the Infinite Lord. Unite the heart's feeling and the mind's reason in a perfect balance. In the castle of calmness, again and again cast off identification with earthly titles, and plunge into deep meditation to realize your divine kingship.

"Man's Eternal Quest"

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The Master was trying to encourage a disciple by pointing out the ways of attaining communion with God, but the disciple, dubious as to his own ability, said, “But Sir, you are a Master!”

And the Master said, “All souls are equal. The only difference between us is that I made the effort. I showed God that I love Him, and He came to me. Love is the magnet from which God cannot escape.”

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Forget the past. This can be the greatest day of your life, if you will only make the effort. You have passed much time thinking of worldly pleasures. This day you should pray with all your heart; this is the greatest opportunity you have ever had to offer the bouquet of your devotion to God.

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As soon as we learn in Meditation to love God, we shall love all mankind as we love our own family. Those who have found God through their own Self-Realization ---those who have actually experienced God - they alone can love mankind; not impersonally, but as their blood brothers, children of the same one father.

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The true devotee's heart is always saying: "My Lord, my Lord, I do not want to become ensnared in the delusory drama of Thy creation. I want no part of it except to help in establishing Thy temple in the souls of men. My heart, my soul, my body and mind - everything belongs to Thee." Such devotion reaches God. That devotee knows God.

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The sun of my protection shines equally in your good days and in your dark moments. That's why you must have faith and smile, since the supreme sin against the Spirit is not to be happy. Allow the curl of perpetual smiles be drawn in your face. And through the transparency of your smiles, My light will come to you. Be happy, if you want to please me.

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I take on more and more work but I never feel I am overburdened, because I do everything for God.

"Man's Eternal Quest"

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You alone are responsible for yourself. No one else may answer for your deeds when the final reckoning comes. Your work in the world - in the sphere where your karma, your own past activity, has placed you - can be performed only by one person: yourself. And your work can be called a "success" only when in some way it serves your fellowman.

"The Law of Success"

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You should so love God, and have such implicit faith in Him, that even though the world may consider you a useless soul because you have fallen, or are physically weak, still you can say: "Father, I want to go to Thy temple, though my legs are paralyzed. I want to hear Thee, Lord, though my ears are deaf. I want to speak of Thee, though my lips are dumb. I have not given up, Lord. My mind and my heart are inwardly racing toward Thee.

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None of you shall miss finding God who will seek Him earnestly, in spite of troubles and no matter whether I am here or away. I am your mountain of protection now, guarding you from all storms. When the mountain will be removed, there will be storms, but you must be strong enough to stand against them. Guru will be with you if you practice Kriya. Keep in tune that I may take you to Him who is my own Father and your Father.

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All the experiences I have told you about are scientifically attainable. If you follow the spiritual laws, the result is certain. If the result doesn't come, find fault with your effort. Intensity in all your religious practices is the only way. Those who don't meditate regularly and deeply are restless whenever they do meditate, and give up after a short effort. But if you make a greater effort day by day, the ability to go deep will come. I don't have to make any effort now; the whole world is gone instantly when I close my eyes and gaze into the Kutastha Centre [the spiritual eye, in the forehead between the eyebrows].

"Man's Eternal Quest"

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Those who practice the technique of Kriya deeply for even a little while, and sit long in meditation in the resultant stillness, find that the force of their prayer is doubled, trebled, a hundred times more powerful. If one enters the inner temple of silence and worships before the altar of God with prayer and invocation of His presence, He comes quickly. When the consciousness is withdrawn from the sensory surface of the body and its surroundings and centralized in the cerebrospinal shrines of soul perception, that is the most effective time to pray.

~ The Second Coming of Christ

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The Guru's Promise~

Those who have come to Self-Realization Fellowship truly seeking inward spiritual help shall receive what they seek from God. Whether they come while I am in the body, or afterward, the power of God through the link of the SRF Gurus shall flow into the devotees just the same, and shall be the cause of their salvation....

All devotees who are regular and faithful in their practice of SRF teachings shall find that their lives become purified and transformed. In their persistence and steadiness, true devotees of this path shall find emancipation. Implicit in the SRF techniques and teachings are the help and blessings of the SRF line of gurus. Devotees who conduct their lives according to SRF principles will be blessed with the hidden and open direction of the SRF line of gurus. The ever-living Babaji has promised to guard and guide the progress of all sincere SRF devotees. Lahiri Mahasaya and Sri Yukteswarji, who have left their physical forms, and I myself, even after I have left the body, all will ever protect and direct the sincere members of SRF/YSS.

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All souls are equal. The only difference between you and me is that I made the effort. I showed God that I love Him, and He came to me. Love is the magnet from which God cannot escape.

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Those who do not give time to their religion cannot expect to know all at once about God and the hereafter. Usually people don't make the effort, or if they do, the effort is not deep and sincere enough. Nighttime should be spent with God. You sleep more than necessary, and thus waste many valuable hours. Night was meant to screen all the attractions of the world, that you might the more intently explore the kingdom of God.

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Have God first. Have God now. Don't wait, because delusion is very strong. Before you know it, the time will have come for you to quit this world. Whenever you have a moment, sit down and meditate. No matter how many times your prayers have not been answered, don't worry; keep on praying. Pray with sincerity. Believe that your prayer is answered

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