You should listen to one or two good, uselful teachings and then try to act up to them... You should see that whatever you learn is reflected.
Take hold of your mind by discrimination, then make it calm through proper training, so that it turns towards the Lord all the twenty-four hours of the day.
दयारूपे दयादृष्टे दयार्द्र दुःखमोचनि ।
सर्वापत्तारिके दुर्गे जगद्धात्रि नमोऽस्तुते ॥
O Mother Durga, you are the embodiment of kindness, your looks are gracious, you are compassionate, and you remove all sorrows and obstacles. O…
सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदे देवि भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनि ।
मन्त्रमूर्ते सदा देवि महालक्ष्मीर्नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
Salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi,
who gives us intelligence and success,
who fulfills our material desires and grants salvation,
Faith and conviction of mind will grow according to your surroundings. That is why the company of holy men is necessary. They always feel : Brahman alone is real and all else unreal.
- Swami Akhandananda
"It is only a few that understand the language of the brain, but everyone from the Creator down to a clump of grass, understands the language that comes from the heart. "
- Swami Vivekananda
" মস্তিষ্কের ভাষা কেউ কেউ বোঝে, হৃদয়ের…
Once Swami Advaitananda (senior Gopal) heard Sri Ramakrishna say that
one should not twist truth even to make fun.
Advaitananda obeyed this instruction in letter and spirit.
"Avoid laziness and practice japa and meditation regularly. One cannot succeed in spiritual life without firm determination."
- Sri Ma Sarada Devi
"Anger is a deadly sin. One should not get carried away by anger. Ignorant people say many things. One should completely ignore them."
- Sri Ramakrishna