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Advice For Spiritual Aspirants

The ochre robe of a Sadhu protects him as the collar of a dog protects it from danger. No one molests a dog with a collar, as it belongs to someone or other. (Holy Mother Sarada Devi)

There is one thing which is the world and another which is God; and this distinction is very true. What they mean by world is selfishness. Unselfishness is God. One may live on a throne, in a golden palace, and be perfectly unselfish; and then he is in God. Another may live in a hut and wear rags, and have nothing in the world; yet, if he is selfish, he is intensely merged in the world. (Swami Vivekananda)

It is very necessary to have a fixed time for japa, contemplation and prayers. For it cannot be said when the auspicious moment [spiritual experience] will come. It arrives so suddenly. . . .Even in the midst of the most intense activity, one should at least remember God and salute Him. (Holy Mother Sarada Devi)

The sun causes the lotus to bloom. The moon on its own makes the lily to bloom. The cloud too, without being asked, gives water. Great souls always take the initiative to do good to others. (Niti Shatakam of Raja Bhartrihari)

Whether a person is physically or mentally pure or impure, clean or unclean, in whatever condition he may be, he becomes pure internally and externally when he remembers the Lord. (Sanskrit Saying)