Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thus Spake Sri Sarda Devi
"As wind removes the cloud, so the name of God destroys the cloud of worldliness. "
"The purpose of one's life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another."
"Forbearance is a great virtue; there is no other like it."
"Everyone can break down something, but how many can build it up?"
"If you practice spiritual discipline for some time in a solitary place, you will find that your mind has become strong, and then you can live in any place or society without being in the least affected by it. When the plant is tender, it should be hedged around. But when it has grown big, not even cows and goats can injure it. Spiritual practices in a solitary place are essential."
"God is one's very own. It is the eternal relationship. He is everyone's own. One realizes him in proportion to the intensity of one's feelings for him."
"I tell you one thing—if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather see your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is your own."
"I am the mother of the wicked, and I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself, 'I have a mother'".