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Swami Premananda Teachings

Swami Premananda (1861–1918), whose original name was Baburam Ghosh, was a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna

When the idea of bondage comes in the mind, then there is bondage; otherwise, who can bind you? You are always free.

Reduce the external paraphernalia and serve men as God with all love and utmost sincerity. This will certainly bring you devotion and liberation.

I can assure you that you will attain liberation and peace if you but free yourself from lust and greed. There is no doubt about it.

Confusion will arise and bondage results if you keep your eye on name, fame, or some other worldly objective.

All the wealth in the world can never give you true happiness but it can give you unbearable pressures, difficulties, confusions pain and disease. We are all searching for happiness, in one way or another, but do not realize that it lies within ourselves.

Whether you are working, giving service or practising sadhana – whenever you meet with some difficulties, look sincerely and deeply into yourself and you will find the origin of your problems right there within yourself.

Remember, the only way you can really be free is to belong to the Supreme, totally.

When a child is born, does it feel superior or different from others? Is it conscious of its religion or caste? It is the family and the environment that determine caste, creed and status and it is they who install these separations in the mind of the child. Yet in the presence of the Divine these differences have no meaning.

Swami Premananda



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