“O Soul! Who are you and whence have you come? You are a ray from Purush (the Supreme Being) and an inhabitant of the purely Spiritual Region.“ (Swami Ji Maharaj)
“Hiding in this cage of visible matter
is the invisible life-bird.
Pay attention to her,
She is singing your song.“ (Kabir)
“The truth is, you turned away yourself,
and decided to go into the dark alone.
Now you are tangled up in others,
and have forgotten what you once knew.“ (Kabir)
“The world has fallen in love with a dream.“ (Kabir)
“If you can’t find where your soul is hidden,
for you the world will never be real!“ (Kabir)
“The love which comes in one moment and goes away in next is not a true love. The Love, which is not lessened anytime, remains always filled in the body (and heart) — is true Love.“ (Kabir)
“Withdrawal from the world and repairing to the solitude would relieve your agony and tensions. You can find a most precious treasure on this earth itself but that is hidden in the secrecy of seclusion and solitude.“ (Sarmad the Sufi Saint)
“From God’s kindness and generosity, I have ever received peace and comfort. I am wholly content with a loaf of barley which gives me confidence, courage and fortitude. Neither fear of the world, nor any controversies regarding religious doctrines have been able to affect my serenity, or shake my faith in and love for my Beloved Lord. Sitting in a corner of this ‘tavern’, I am at peace with myself, free from all cares, concerns and worries.“ (Sarmad the Saint, Sufi Poet — M.G. Gupta translation)
“There is only one thing that I seek from this world, and that is the peace and safety of my soul. Day and night, I only request this world and its people to deny me everything but to grant me repose and tranquility.“ (“Sarmad The Saint”, translated by M.G. Gupta)
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” (Rumi)
“Descend into your heart, and in it you will find the ladder which leads to the Kingdom of God.“ (Saint Isaac the Syrian)
“Within the innermost recesses, all spirituality is one and it has never undergone any division. Our spirituality or soul (Surat) is an emanation from the Supreme Being. Within the innermost recesses it is one with God.“ (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume III)
“By seeking the path within, one will go beyond the sensory realm…and will attain the State of Oneness.“ (Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj)
“When the mind becomes calm then the truth is revealed.“ (Kabir)
“If you love truth, be a lover of silence. Silence, like the sunlight will illuminate you in God.“ (Saint Isaac the Syrian)
“There is a silence of the tongue. There is a silence of the whole body. There is a silence of the soul. There is a silence of the mind, and there is a silence of the spirit.“ (Abraham of Nathpar, Syriac Mystic)
Past thoughts into silence.
Past silence into stillness.
Past stillness into the heart.
Let love consume all that is left of you.“ (Kabir)
“Many of the saints discuss the need for mantra japa (recitation of a Divine name) and meditation on a sacred form as preparatory practices for Bindu Dhyana [inner Light Meditation] and Surat Shabda Yoga [inner Sound Meditation]. These disciplines enable the practitioner to have success with the subtler forms of meditation.“ — Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj
“Through photosynthesis plants convert light from the sun into energy. We also can find spiritual sustenance by contemplating the inner Light via the Third Eye — the Seat of the Soul. For countless ages, souls have described their experience of God’s Light:
“Do not cease seeking day or night … until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light.” (Book of Faith-Wisdom: Pistis-Sophia)
“From the Source of the Divine Ocean [God] opens a Portal to the Light. Awaken that resplendent Light within you….Repeat the name of God and secure Him.“ (Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India, Book of Shabdavali)
“If you want the truth,
I’ll tell you the truth:
Listen to the secret Sound,
the real Sound,
which is inside you.” (Kabir)
“The natural tendencies of the soul (atman) are to move from outward to inward. The current of consciousness which is dispersed in the nine gates of the body and the senses, must be collected at the tenth gate.
“The tenth gate is the gathering point of consciousness. Therein lies the path for our return. The tenth gate is also known as the sixth chakra, the third eye, bindu, the center located between the two eyebrows. This is the gateway through which we leave the gates of the sense organs and enter in the divine realms and finally become established in the soul. We travel back from the Realm of Darkness to the Realm of Light, from the Light to the Divine Sound, and from the Realm of Sound to the Soundless State. This is called turning back to the Source.
“This is what dharma or religion really intends to teach us. This is the essence of dharma.”
– Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Harmony Of All Religions: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106514513/Harmony-Of-All-Religions
“Without Bhakti [spiritual love] and devotion, nobody can swim across the vast and deep ocean of this samsara [sansaar, world of changes] even if one makes use of lakhs [thousands] of ways and means; but if one takes to the Word and develops love for Shabd [the Sound Current], one will one hundred percent go to his eternal abode.” (The Essential Kabir, M.G. Gupta translation)
“In Sant Mat [the Teachings of the Saints], great importance has been attached to Bhakti [love, devotion]; it is the sine qua non of Sant Mat. If there are all other attributes but no Bhakti, then there is nothing.” (Maharaj Saheb)
“The lover of God will cry and weep until he finds rest in the Beloved’s embrace.” (Rabia al-Adawiyya)