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Quotes Archives - Gururaj Ananda Yogi

Experiencing oneness

But if you just see only beauty, if you can see only beauty….  How can one achieve that state to see only beauty? You cannot, you cannot see tangible beauty only.  But you can see the reflection of true beauty.  And that reflection is beyond that which is tangible.  So here we go into the […]

Spiritual practices

Very good question. Is it possible to become enlightened without spiritual practices and only through the grace of Divinity? That is very true. You could never become enlightened without the grace of Divinity. That is very, very true. You cannot even move a finger without the grace of Divinity and you talk of enlightenment, because […]

The disciples of Jesus and His teachings

The teachings of Jesus Christ And here Jesus with his disciples so close to him ‑‑ seeing how he made the blind see and the deaf hear and the cripple walk and raising man from the dead, things like that. And yet such a master was denied. Why? Is it because familiarity breeds some kind […]

Passion and compassion

  What is basically passion, and what constitutes passion? There could be so many different kinds of passions. Certain kinds of passions are totally physical. Yet there is a divine passion which is totally spiritual, and in that spirituality of spiritual passion, there develops within you an intense longing for that divinity that we all […]

Imagining what what we are not

They are always trying to imagine themselves in a different position.  In other words, it means that they always try to imagine what they are not at that moment.  A person has a job as a lobbyist in the Senate.  Fine.  Look at the wonderful, interesting people you are meeting, lobbying around with them. How […]

Attachment and Freedom

You are seeking freedom within yourself. That is where freedom lies, nowhere else. We cannot rid anyone else of bondage nor create freedom for another person at any time. Bondage or freedom can only be created by oneself. When you view the world or your beloved through the aspect of bondage, you are not binding […]

Attachment to name and form

The cause of all unhappiness and misery in this world is our attachment to name and form. What man has to strive for is that tranquillity where all the praise in the world does not elate him, and all the blame in the world does not deflate him. This tranquillity brings about a certain kind […]

Non-attachment and detachment

Unattachment means that you, very willfully, want to be apart. You become indifferent; like the old saying, you can have a crowd of people around you, yet you are lonely. You withdraw within yourself, not because of strength, but because of imbalance between introversion and extroversion. Non-attachment is something totally different, where you are part […]