14 March 2012

TEACHINGS OF SRI SARADA DEVI

CHAPTER-1; PART-5
HOLY MOTHER SRI SARADA DEVI
   21. "My child, I bless you from my heart that you live long, attain devotion,
and enjoy peace. Peace is the principal thing. One needs peace alone."
   22. "Certainly you will have doubts. There will be questionings and faith will return again. That is how faith is established."
   23. "Is faith so cheap, my child? Faith is the last word. If one has faith, the goal is practically reached."
   24. "Does one get faith by mere studying of books? Too much reading creates confusion. The Master used to say that one should learn from the scriptures that God alone is real and the world illusory."
   25. "Why do people argue? Even the wisest of men have not found God through argument! Is God a subject for argument?"
   26. "Give up this dry discussion, this hodge-podge of philosophy. Who has been able to know God by reasoning? Even sages like Suka and Vyasa are at best like big ants trying to carry away a few grains of sugar from a large heap."
   27. Disciple: "How can one stop reasoning?"
   Mother: "Reasoning does not disappear as long as one has not attained to perfect knowledge
   28. Disciple: "All I want to know is whether there is anyone whom I may call my own."
   Mother: "Yes, such a One exists…. He Himself has become our father and mother. He Himself brings us up as our parents. It is He alone who looks after us. Otherwise where were you and where are you now? Your parents brought you up, but at last you realized that you did not belong to them".
   29. "God is one's very own. It is the eternal relationship. He is everyone's own. One realizes Him in proportion to the intensity of one's feeling for Him."
   30. "God cannot be realized without love. Yes, sincere love."


SOURCE: www.saradadevi.info
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