Teachings of Siddha Sanmarga

*      Many need a guru (Siddha Master). But a man must have faith in the guru's words. He succeeds in spiritual life by looking on his guru as God Himself.

*      How much of the scriptures can you read? What will you gain by mere reasoning? Try to realize God before anything else. Have faith in the guru's words, and work. If you have no guru, then pray to God with a longing heart. He will let you know what He is like.

*       One must have faith in the guru's words. The guru is none other than Satchidananda. God Himself is the Guru. If you only believe his words like a child, you will realize God. What faith a child has! When a child's mother says to him about a certain man, 'He is your brother', the child believes he really is his brother. The child believes it one hundred and twenty-five percent.

*       One must not look on one's guru as a mere human being: it is Satchidananda Himself who appears as the guru. When the disciple has the vision of the Ishta, through the guru's grace, he finds the guru merging in Him.

*       One must call on God with a longing heart. One must learn from the guru how God can be realized. Only if the guru himself has attained Perfect Knowledge can he show the way. 

*      The Guru is both external and internal. From the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn it inwards. From the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quietening of the mind. That is Guru's grace. 

*      A man should surrender the personal selfishness which binds him to this world. Giving up the false self is the true renunciation.

*      Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state.

*      To ask the mind to kill the mind is like making the thief the policeman. He will go with you and pretend to catch the thief, but nothing will be gained. So you must turn inward and see from where the mind rises and then it will cease to exist.

*      On the destruction of a jar, the space therein unites with all space.

*      In myself and Shiva I see no difference when the mind is purified.

*      Moksha (liberation) is not anything to be got afresh, for it is already there only to be realized. Such realization arises with the elimination of ignorance.

*     The sole necessity for Self-realization is purity of mind. The only impurity
of the mind is thought. To make it thought-free is to keep it pure.

*      The Self is always peaceful.

*     Complete surrender does require that you have no desire of your own. You must be satisfied with whatever God gives you and that means having no desires of your own.

*      You may experience anything, but you should never rest content with that. Whether you feel pleasure or fear, ask yourself who feels the pleasure or the fear and so carry on the sadhana until pleasure and fear are both transcended, till all duality ceases and till the reality alone remains.

*      Bliss is a thing which is always there and is not something which comes and goes. That which comes and goes is a creation of the mind.

*      Until realization there will be karma, that is action and reaction. After realization there will be no karma and no world.

*      Unbroken supreme awareness even in the dream state is the mark of the highest order.

*       Happiness derived from the self is in the mode of goodness, happiness based on sense gratification is in the mode of passion, and happiness based on delusion and degradation is in the mode of ignorance. But that happiness found within Me is transcendental.

*       One who is enriched with good qualities is actually said to be rich, and one who is unsatisfied in life is actually poor. A wretched person is one who cannot control his senses, whereas one who is not attached to sense gratification is a real controller. One who attaches himself to sense gratification is the opposite, a slave.

*       You are neither earth, water, fire, air or even ether. For liberation know yourself as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these.

*       If you learn to go beyond the jabbering of your mind, and can go to the deeper aspects of your consciousness, then body, breath, and mind will not come in your way.

*        When there is no 'Me" that is liberation, and when there is "Me" there is bondage.Considering this earnestly,do not hold on and do not reject.

*         Give up the practice of concentration completely and hold nothing in your mind. You are free in your very nature.

*         You are not the body, nor is the body yours, nor are you the doer of actions -
or the reaper of their consequences.You are eternally pure consciousness, the witness,in need of nothing - so live happily.

*         Burn down the forest of ignorance with the fire of the understanding that
"I am the one pure awareness",and be happy and free from distress.

*        It is indeed the mind that is the cause of men’s bondage and liberation. The mind that is attached to sense-objects leads to bondage, while dissociated from sense-objects it tends to lead to liberation.

*        Free yourself from attachment. be detached.

*       By your own efforts, Waken yourself, watch yourself. And live joyfully.You are the master.

*       When you give up thinking of outward objects and prevent your mind from going outwards by turning it inwards and fixing it in the Self, the Self alone remains.

*       When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

*       The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

*       Divine grace is essential for realization. It leads one to God realization. But such grace is vouchsafed only to him who is a true devotee or a yogi. It is given only to those who have striven hard and ceaselessly on the path towards freedom.

*       A strong conviction is necessary that `I am the Self, transcending the mind and the phenomena.

*        A true lover does not seek anything from God. He prays only for pure love. He doesn't want any powers or miracles.

*       One must love all. No one is a stranger. It is God alone who dwells in all beings. Nothing exists without Him.

*       Perform your duties in the world but keep your mind always fixed on God.

*       One cannot realize God without sincerity and simplicity. God is far, far away from the crooked heart.

*      The person in front of you, is reflection of yourself… be kind to yourself.

*      Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed - borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves. 

*       All we see are self-reflected images of divine being.

You must have firm conviction, you must pray to Him whole-heartedly.

*       The world is illusory; Brahman alone is real. The world is of the nature of magic. The magician is real but his magic is unreal.

*       If you learn to go beyond the jabbering of your mind, and can go to the deeper aspects of your consciousness, then body, breath, and mind will not come in your way.