Godly Traits


 

Life is an uninterrupted contemplation of God. Seekers of God of all religions feel irresistibly drawn together. What is God? God is Love. If you must be mad, be mad with the love of God. Good sayings are found in holy books, but just reading them will not make you religious. Practice the virtues taught in such books to be God-conscious.

God is Knowledge. If you reinforce yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live surrounded by wealth and worldliness, they will in no way affect you. When the divine vision is achieved, all emerge equal; and there remains no difference of good and bad, or of high and low. Good and evil cannot bind one who has realized the sameness of Nature and his own self with Brahman.

God is in Your Heart. The screen of illusion shuts off God from human view; one cannot see Him playing in one’s heart. After installing the Deity on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering God ever burning. While engaged in the affairs of the world, you should constantly turn your gaze inwards and see whether the lamp is burning or not.

God is in all human, but all human are not in God; that is why we suffer. As a nurse in a wealthy family brings up her master’s child, loving it as if it were her own, yet knowing well that she has no claim upon it, so you also think that you are but trustee and guardians of your children whose real father is the Lord himself.

Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. Unless one always speaks the truth, one cannot find God who is the soul of truth. One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.

God is above all Arguments. If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your spiritual practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.

Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone. To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.


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