"The search after Truth is the one thing by which the shape of human life should be determined.
Genuine desire itself opens the road to fulfilment."
Sri Anandamayi Ma
Nectar from Swami Shantananda Puri on Making the Goal of Life a Living Reality
“When the goal is ever before one as
a living reality,
all that is needful will come of its own accord.”
Sri Anandamayi Ma in Sad Vani
The following words are from handwritten notes by Swamiji during his time of intense sadhana at Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram.
During this time Swamiji was in his 8o's. Then, and even to the day he left this world, his life and teaching shown forth that he was and is Awake in the Presence of his Divine Mother.
"My first conviction is Advaita.
My sole refuge is the Divine Mother.
My only sadhana is Prayer and constant Remembrance.
Yoga (except for the Yama and Niyama) and Vichara (enquiry)
do not attract me.
I revere them from a distance.
The Divine Mother gives me all the knowledge necessary at any moment."
"Never do Advaita in action, only in Bhava!"
"I remember the Mother since recently as all Consciousness - Pure, but Compassionate,
but I do Japa and Chandi Matra of Guru Dev."
"My only hope is Grace -
My only sadhana - Prayer
As you think, so the result.
If you think "Effort" - you have to work hard.
If you think "Grace" - you have only to await It and pray."
"From my 10th. year I did Sri Vidya Mantras. till today I worship the Supreme Consciousness as Mother. Sometimes with Form and sometimes as NiraKara Nirguna
as the mood comes. SHE IS ALL AND I AM HERS ALONE."
"By observing the "I", clinging to it, dogging its footsteps, following it to it's hidout -
the source to which it runs, the Sadhaks have transformed a beautiful
STORY OF ROMANCE OF THE SOUL INTO A DETECTIVE FICTION.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AGAIN!"
"REMEMBER GOD, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!"
“The Self manifests externally as Guru when
occasion arises; otherwise He is always within,
doing the needful.”
Sri Ramana Maharshi in Talks