From the Right Speech Section of the Saakhi Granth of Guru Kabir
Ek Shabda: Shabda Samhaare Boliye, Shabda Ke Haath Na Paanv.
Ek Shabda Aushadhi Kare, Ek Shabda Kare Ghaav.
“One must exercise extreme control while speaking because words have no hands and feet of their own. They may roll down in any direction, if spoken without exercising proper control. A word may be capable of bringing comfort and working like medicine and, another word may be shocking and distressful.”
“When you are willing to let go of everything you think should or shouldn’t be… when your able to let go of what everyone else thinks should or shouldn’t be… when the resistance is dropped you allow things to effortlessly line up in your life.”—(quote shared today at the RSCircle forum)
“How can one sit so still, repeat only holy names and think of God constantly? ‘By falling in love,’ Mataji answered serenely. ‘Because when one is truly in love nothing but the Beloved can enter one’s mind. So the secret of Surat Shabd Yoga and of mysticism,’ she goaded, ‘is not necessarily practice and more practice, but love. To be so devoted to one’s Lord that nothing can stand in the way — this and nothing else is the truth of Sant Mat,’ Mataji stressed….”—Yogani Mataji, Enchanted Land, MSAC Philosophy Group
“The teaching of the Masters aims to release the souls which have been imprisoned for in numerable ages and births, to free them from the shackles of religion and castes, to take them to Everlasting Bliss and to merge them back in their Source, the Supreme Being.”—Huzur Baba Sawan Singh
"The initiate rises on a pulsating star-studded path leading forward and upward and consisting of numerous suns, moons and stars that become visible and disappear again."
“On the natural way everyone will first see Light. This will first be stationary, then brighter and will burst to give way for one to pass through it and up. One may see scenes, figures, colours, etc., but to stay long with them will only delay spiritual progress. One usually has to cross the sun, moon or stars, but they give way in similar manner to allow one to pass onwards.”
”—Sant Kirpal Singh, The Soul’s Journey, and, Spiritual Elixir
“Through the central Point between the two eyebrows [third eye], enter within your body, going beyond gross, subtle, causal, and supra-causal spheres. And finally, reaching the very seat of Kaivalya [Oneness], get detached from all these five coverings of your body [and subtle bodies]. Seeking the assistance of the Light and Sound of God and the Quintessential Word, merge yourself with the Quintessential Sound to be at one with the Lord. Mehi says, Your efforts inside your body will make you so subtle that you will be able to go beyond these five bodies. This is called the real devotion, which you always must focus on as your ideal or goal.”—Maharshi Mehi
“Oh my mind! Be in love with God! You will not get a second chance like this, once it has gone. Do not be fooled by seeing this beautiful body; it is like a castle made of sand. Happiness and wealth of this world are transient, just as dewdrops on the grass. Earnestly do that by which you can obtain the Eternal goal. It is the guru’s tradition that whoever comes to his refuge is liberated. Kabir says, “O brother sadhu, listen to me! You will be victorious over the cycle of births.””—Kabir Bhajan Amritam, Devotional Bhajans of Satguru Kabir, translated by Dr. Jagessar Das, Kabir Association
“We must forget bodily consciousness like a deer which is infatuated by music. We must look up to God, as the young ones of a tortoise look up to their mother." "As a fountain rises upwards, even so must one’s spirit rise to God. One should entertain no idea whatsoever, except that of God.”—Tukaram
"Kabir Saheb says that the rain affects mountains, high and low plain lands, all alike, but the water does not settle everywhere. It stays only in deep pools or ponds. In the same manner, the teachings of the Master (Satguru) are meant to leave an impact on everyone, but it settles down in the pure hearts of true seekers only."
Studying, Meditating, Attending Satsang, Avoiding Bad Company:
"So to develop this love, we must first obey His commandments, second weed out all imperfections, and third devote time to the spiritual practices. You should also have the company of somebody who just reminds you of your ideal. Avoid the company of all others in whose society you are attached to the world or forget Him. If you cannot have the company of those who can help you to remember Him, then it is better to live alone. Live with the Masters speaking through books, through the scriptures. You will be better off. A further symbol that in your love you are drawing closer to Him, is that you will feel separation. You will hanker to see Him. When you hear about Him, your heart will become full and tears will roll down from your cheeks. These are the symptoms to show that the fruit is ripening. These things are the blossoms. Ultimately, when the fruit comes, you are for the Master, and the Master is for you. These are the steps and we have now to judge where we stand."
”—Kirpal Singh, from, Morning Talks, published by Ruhani Satsang USA
“Meditation: “When your eye, turning inward into your brain, pierces the sky within and your spirit leaving your body, flies upward, you will sight the heaven which is the location of the post of Sahasdal Kanwal (One Thousand-Petalled Lotus).””—Soami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry
“I agree with the Vegan Jain Movement, which says consuming dairy products is as unethical and violent as eating meat. Rather than an idyllic image of Krishna and cows or “bessy the cow” living a happy life as someone’s family pet — the reality is much different — a living hell and being tortured for five years then taken to the slaughter house. See this article: “My Visit to a Jain Dairy Farm”, which has helped many vegetarians transition to a cruelty-free vegan diet: http://www.scribd.com/doc/162740890/My-Visit-to-a-Jain-Dairy-Farm”—