When my soul can visualise your soul, then we become really friends; otherwise, we are not friends. Any amount of roundtable conferences of individuals with no soulful connection will not lead to success. Ultimately, success is the union of souls; and yoga aims, finally, at the discovery of the Universal Soul
If the gods want to help us, they do not come to protect us with a stick in their hands like a shepherd protecting sheep. Their help always comes in the form of an enhanced understanding, a blessing which they pour upon us in the form of an increased insight into the nature of things. This is because knowledge is the greatest blessing, insight is the greatest power, and there is nothing in this world equal to illumination. Objects, property, wealth, social status - none of them can stand before illumination and insight into the true nature of things, with which God blesses those who are eternally, perpetually, united with Him.
The consequences of the pleasures of life are only sorrows. No person who is happy today can be happy always. Today’s joy is followed by tomorrow’s sorrow, because these pleasures have not been caused by real or true factors; they are unreal factors. Also, says Patanjali, there is an ensuing anxiety. When we are enjoying a pleasure, we have an anxiety in our minds, “Oh, something is not all right.” Who is telling us that something is not all right? If something is not all right, how can it cause pleasure? How very strange, again. Everything is strange if we go into it.
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The wisdom of the spiritual seeker consists in an inward transformation rather than an attempt at outer reformation of the world of Ishvara’s creation. That cannot be done. Buddha came, Christ came, the world is same. It has not become different, and even if a hundred more Buddhas are to come, the world is going to be the same, it is not going to change for reasons of its own. But we can begin to see newer and newer meanings in the evolutionary process of the world. The world is perfectly all right. There is nothing wrong with it. But there is something wrong with the perception of the world or the attitude we have in regard to the world.
The universal forces have a law of their own. They are impersonal, spiritual, and therefore, spiritual life is obedience to the laws of the cosmos. The more we abide by these laws, the more we are protected by them. A spiritual seeker is fearless because the world protects him. The world protects him because he obeys the laws of the world. The laws of the world do not mean the laws of the government or the laws of society, but the laws of the reality of the world, the laws of the forces of nature, the laws by which the whole cosmos is determined.
Black British Girl at Durham University