Through japa and austerity the bondage of karma is cut asunder, but God cannot be realized except through love and devotion.
The mind is everything. It is in the mind alone that one feels pure and impure. A man, first of all must make his own mind guilty and then alone can he see another man's guilt.
If you want peace, do not see the faults of others. Rather see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child. The whole world is your own.
Holy Mother Sarada Devi (1853-1920)