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Dadaji Amiya Roy Chowdhury Quotes

Dadaji Amiya Roy Chowdhury (1906-1992) quotes and teachings

You fulfill your life purpose by living a natural life, doing your work and enjoying everything and everyone as His Creation.

The relationship between the physical and the spiritual is so close that it is impossible to enjoy one without the other.

God is in you and all around you. He is chanting Mahanam (God's Name) within you 24 hours a day, giving you life.

Mahanam is the Eternal Truth which will enable the devotee to reach the transcendental Reality. This is possible only by the annihilation of the ego and by complete surrender to the Absolute by having faith in Mahanam.

Anyone who thinks he's anybody is full of ego.

An individual can at best put in effort, regardless of the result. Work is one’s own dharma. Work itself is sacrifice. Work is penance. God is there, ready to hold your hand and walk with you. So do not worry or be afraid. We are here to enjoy His Play, remember Him with love and remain in the natural state.

Duty is the first thing. Duty is karma or work. Perform your actions with sincerity and honesty. You must act. There is no knowledge without karma . You are seeing, hearing, eating something... all this is karma , and this karma is knowledge.

Work is worship when the sole frame of reference is the Soul, the vibrant Mahanam, God’s Name within your heart. Every bit of work is worship. But the moment any kind of work grips your consciousness as the one thing indispensable and it stems the tide of your life, it is invested with multiple nuances and drives your ego. It lacks spirituality. In the body of a person resides Govinda or Supreme Truth, so the body is to be treated as His temple and taken care of. Eat, drink, do everything, but remember Him, residing in you. To move according to nature is the only safe course.