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Sri Narasimha Saraswati Quotes And Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings of Sri Narasimha Saraswati 

I do not want to enjoy the objects of the senses which can only lead to misery. So, I shall pass on from the state of celibacy directly to the life of a sannyasi.

Wealth, family ties and responsibilities are as unreal as a dream.

Youth is transient as a flower which soon withers. Thus life is very short when viewed in the light of the only purpose of it, i.e., Self-realization.

To be emotionally attached to anything in this phenomenal world amounts to mere self-betrayal and is self-defeating too.

This body, with the skin as its surface layer, flesh, bones and the blood within, is as frail a structure as a water bubble.

Excessive fondness for one’s spouse and children is the root of all other evil tendencies.

In itself, this body of ours is made of inanimate matter and is ever changing and perishable.

Only the ‘Self’ within is eternal and is our only true being.

In our short fleeting span of human life, we should attempt to realize God through devotion

Use Buddhi (intellect) and Viveka (discrimination) to purify the minds.

Never think of hurting others in thought, word or deed.

Consider yourself blessed, if you secure the blessings of a Guru.

Strive to realize God who is inherent in your own heart.

Joys and sorrows of worldly life are merely relative, subjective and are therefore illusory experiences to the realized.

Man can break the fetters of this illusion only through the grace of the Guru. 

Sri Narasimha Saraswati – an incarnation of Sri Dattatreya and appeared before Swami Samarth of Akkalkot