Sayings of Saints Universal (Three)

A further selection from the Sant Vani, compiled by
Hanuman Prasad Poddar and translated by Hari Prasad Shastri

People devoted to sense-objects die in grief over the following: the senses are not satisfied with the joys of gratification; many of their ambitions remain unfulfilled; they take nothing from this world to the other with them.

Increase your love for others; ever think, how can I do good to others; and do service and according to thy capacity.

If you talk about the people devoted to sense-objects, you taint your heart with love of sense-objects.

As soon as pride and egoity enter your heart, you lose all discipline.

The highest worship of the Lord is the mental worship.

The following Adhyatmic discipline purifies the heart and makes the Yogi devoted to the Lord: listening to the high yogic classics, singing the name of God, simplicity of life, association with the good, practice of renunciation, disidentification with the body.

Worry and anxiety do no good. He who is given to grief is always unhappy. That man is happy who gives up both misery and happiness and finds satisfaction in spiritual knowledge and is wise.

He is a true meditator, really wise, generous and full of good attributes, who has driven away from his mind pleasure desire and aversion.

Sleep moderately, eat moderately, give up vain talk, and remember Hari day and night.

Moral perfections flee away from a restless mind.

This article is from the Winter 2018 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.