Let not anyone else know how deeply you feel for the Lord. The Master of the Universe knows of your love; don’t display it before others, or you may lose it.
–Paramahansa Yogananda, “Man’s Eternal Quest”
This is the gist of all worship: to be pure and to do good to others.
He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva.
And if he sees Shiva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary.
He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Shiva in him, without thinking of his caste or creed or race or anything, with him Shiva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples.
The Spiritual Nomad apologises for his long absence. Also he is overwhelmed by the response of the readers who missed the daily motivation. This has also convinced him that he is not imposing himself on his readers
Bereft of life, bereft of knowledge, bereft of power and will,how shall I
describe my state?
For I do not exist, only He exists.
I am deaf; the hearer is He.
I am blind; the seer is He.
I am mute; the orator is He.
I do not exist; only He exists.
– Shah Kamal,
(research: sukh wani)
As a great fish swims between the banks of a river as it likes,
so does the shining Self move between the states of dreaming and waking.
– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
(Research: Sukh Wani)
Through the transparency of my deepest meditation
I will receive the light of the Father passing through
me. I will be a son of God, even as Jesus was, by
receiving God fully through my meditation-expanded
soul consciousness. I will follow the shepherds of faith,
devotion, and meditation, who will lead me through
the star of inner wisdom to the omnipresent Christ.
–Paramahansa Yogananda, “Self-Realization Magazine”