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Wisdom Classification: Commandment 3 (IDEAL)


"Fix up your goal which should be 'Complete Oneness' with God. Rest not till the ideal is achieved."

Sayings of Pujya Babuji Maharaj:

♦ If you meditate having your real goal before you, you are sure to arrive at the destination. (BWS 97)

♦ What is the Destination, where we have to reach? It may, preferably, be called insignificance. If you chose to designate it as such, it is an insignificance, of which we know nothing! (SDG 39)

♦ Realisation is not at all difficult for those who have the real craving for it. (SDG 61)

♦ One thing which I especially lay stress upon is that the abhyasi must cultivate an intense craving amounting to restless, eagerness or pinching impatience for the realisation of the goal. (SDG 93)

♦ The burning desire for Realisation brings the goal nearer. (SDG 64)

♦ It is very essential for everyone to fix his thought, at the very outset, upon the goal which he has to attain so that his thought and will may pave his way upto it. (BWS 145)

♦ The kingly thing in us is thought which ultimately develops, steering us to our goal. (BWS 26)

♦ The spiritual path can be discovered only when one keeps the destination ever in view. (SDG 82)

♦ If we go on pursuing our practice of Sadhana without having the final aim in view, our position will be that of a traveller who travels on without any idea of a destination. (SDG 82)

♦ Whoever moves one step towards it(Goal), the goal advances ten steps towards that one. (SDG 174)

♦ A man can be a real man only when his eye is diverted towards his inner self. (SS 39)

♦ Faith in reality, faith in the right course you have adopted for realization, faith in the worthy master whom you have submitted to, this is the rock upon which you must build your edifice of spirituality if you really aim at success. (BWS 248)

♦ When restlessness increases and reaches the limit, crosses the limit of strength, then the beginning of real peace starts. (SDG 129)

♦ It is generally admitted that the goal must be the highest, otherwise progress up to the final limit is doubtful. (BWS 191)

♦ A real seeker is he who all along with his state of tranquility, feels a restless craving for the realisation of the Ultimate. (BWS 330)

♦ Proceed towards Unknown. Love Him who loves all. Destination is not far off. Remembrance is the instrument. (SDG 131)

♦ Our intention to reach the goal promoted our efforts, and since the Ideal was the noblest, the interest for it went on increasing till it developed into a strong craving. (BWS 147)

♦ Longing for Reality brings a person to the right path. It gives a new life to the sleeping condition of a man and prepares him for the highest approach reserved for human beings. (SDG 153)

♦ If you really aspire, in good faith, for the attainment of the Absolute, all that you are to do is to turn your attention that way with full sincerity of heart, linking your-self closely with One-ultimate Reality. (SDG 139)

♦ The final point of approach is where every kind of force, power, activity or even stimulus disappears and a man enters a state of complete negation; Nothingness or Zero. (BWS 192)

♦ If somehow one is relieved of the idea of body or the soul even, he gets closest to that, one craves for. (SDG 12)

♦ Anything short of liberation cannot be taken as the goal of life although there remains still a lot beyond it. (BWS 189)

♦ When we thus get awakened to the sense of duty and the idea of God becomes prominent in our hearts, we begin to treat realization as the primary object of life. (BWS 252)

♦ We should attempt the finite for the Infinite. (SDG 58)

♦ To reach the Infinite Absolute is one of the primary duties of man. (BWS 146)

♦ When one has got a mind and a strong sincere desire to reach the state of Realisation, he will surely get the means to take him to the state of Realisation. (SDG 64)

♦ One of the essential things necessary for the achievement of negation is the growth of intense craving amounting to restless impatience, combined with sincere love and devotion. (SS 168)

♦ For making one-self deserving one must have his goal and his present position clearly in his view. (SDG 146)

♦ Divine help does come, no doubt, but only when the Supreme is convinced of devotee’s earnestness of purpose. (BWS 146)

♦ The only way to free ourselves from the entanglements is to divert our attention from them and fix our eyes on the very Real thing. (BWS 198)

♦ There cannot be any breakdown in spirituality, if faith and desire for the Ultimate is there. (SDG 163)

♦ All of us are proceeding towards Divinity or the goal of life - some consciously and some unconsciously. (SDG 103)

♦ Silence is a part of a few grains of Spirituality and not the Reality itself.(SDG 67)

♦ We know that God is completely devoid of grossness, so the realisation of God must mean the attainment of a state of similar subtleness to the last possible degree. (SDG 91)

♦ If somehow or other they make a firm determination to reach the Reality, the power of Master shall affect them. (BWS 40)

♦ The natural yearning of soul is to be free from bondage. If there is one who does not like to free himself from the entanglements there is no solution for him. (BWS 190)

♦ A powerful will made at the very first step and maintained all through, shall never fail to achieve complete success. (BWS 206)

♦ Having God is the real subject of spirituality. (SDG 146)

♦ For realising Him we have ourselves to become god-like. (SDG 72)

♦ Thus the thing goes on and the time comes when grossness bids farewell and subtleness also loses its charm. (SDG 144)

♦ The goal of life is easily reached if we are devoted to it, having idea of our Master all the way through. (SDG 160)

♦ We must march on the path of realization like a brave soldier with full faith and confidence, not minding the difficulties or reverses. (BWS 209)

♦ It is only realization in the right sense that makes a true yogi or saint. (BWS 219)

♦ A warrior is never nervous on the field, because he has some aim before him. (SDG 38)

♦ There is every sense in living — not only in living but achieving the highest.The craving of the soul can be satisfied best, while one is living and existing. (SDG 163)

♦ It(Life) is a state of being which should remain permanently, as long as we live, thoroughly in contact with the Being, smelling at each step the fragrance of the Being. (SDG 36)

♦ Perfect peace is one of its high stages, although the real thing is still onwards, when even the consciousness of peace fails. (BWS 222)

♦ As we develop in spirituality, the nature of peace also changes and, in the end, non-peace peace, is the result. (SDG 116)

♦ We can only know the unknown when we become unknown ourselves. (SDG 69)

♦ One of the essentials in the making of a man engaged in spiritual pursuit is moderation. (BWS 209)

♦ The finest Divine gift, which is patrimony of the entire progeny of mankind, stands reserved just for the human being, residing in the state of moderation in all respects. (SDG 174)

♦ Moderation really means that we have entered the sphere where our restless tendencies have subsided to a great extent. (SDG 73)

♦ Realization is not possible unless moderation and balance are restored. (BWS 209)

♦ To cultivate moderation we have to pay special attention to external ways of life too. (BWS 210)

♦ With the overemphasis on "Self" morality decays. (SDG 53)

♦ The way of life should be pregnant with high morals. (SDG 65)

♦ The background of spirituality is the "Moral Courage" which rises when one is moral. (SDG 53)

♦ What is morality in the True Sense? It is that all the faculties may come in harmony for proper use. (SDG 53)

♦ When you have played your part fully well, the Ultimate cannot fall short in playing His part. (SDG 29)

♦ There must be one and only one goal so that one may not form different channels for the different goals. (SDG 143)

♦ While referring to this path to the Ultimate, saints have said ‘beyond and beyond’. (SDG 161)

♦ Let us get so deeply involved in the thought of "This", that no thought arises at all of "That". (SDG 130)

♦ The real state of enlightenment comes when we get into full consciousness of the condition of enlivenment and after imbibing its effect, secure merging in it. (BWS 307)

♦ The most important factor in realization is self-confidence in our own capacity and power to achieve success. (BWS 208)

♦ A little inclination towards the attainment of the Reality, will start weaving the future. (SDG 32)

♦ The remembrance of everything should merge into the remembrance of One - the Ultimate. (BWS 137)

♦ Remembrance should be in a way that we feel the thought of remembrance oozing out from the objects everywhere. (SDG 29)

♦ If a grain of Reality be gained; it so invaluable that the entire riches of the world can not be its ransom. (SDG 179)

♦ No doubt the world will be paradise but for that we have to work very hard. ( SDG 159 )

♦ Once Divinity dawns, the negative attitude to life goes far away. (SDG 162)

♦ Physical or mental troubles do not tell upon spirituality. (SDG 163)

Inspirational Quotes from Various Sources:

♦ Goal is a dream with a dead line.

- Sri K. C. Narayana

♦ A poor devotee points to the sky and says, "God is up there." An average devotee says, "God dwells in the heart as the Inner Master." The best devotee says, "God alone is and everything I perceive is a form of God."

- Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

♦ Let Hari teach you,
Or Brahman, born of the lotus,
Or Shiva Himself!
Unless you forget everything,
You will never live in your heart.

- Ashtavakra Gita 16:

♦ There's no fire like passion,
no seizure like anger,
no snare like delusion,
no river like craving.

- Dhammapada, 18,

♦ Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

- Anonymous

♦ Marriage with the Divine has its own share of sorrow. The fun of it is that we seek God in darkness and He seeks us in clear light. Who is wise?

- Sri K. C. Narayana

♦ ADVAITA - Non-duality is a general term that covers several -mostly eastern- schools of thought, which point to the single source before and beyond all temporal experiences and apparent diversity. While reading texts from non-dual systems such as Zen, Advaita, Taoism, or Dzogchen, you will find the affirmation that Self-realization has no promise other than to release you from your belief in a separate self or ego. That's it. The dropping away of the illusion simply reveals this as it is, often summed up in the phrase "Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.

♦ Willpower is "contained, sustained and reasoning" enthusiasm.

♦ Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.

- Helen Hayes.

♦ Make every effort to increase your longing for God. Of course, this alone is not enough; it must be realized in action. But even if you are not worthy of achieving your spiritual goals, the yearning is still very precious and deserves reward.

- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

♦ It is funny thing about life if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

- Somerset Maugham.

♦ Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

- Josh Billings

♦ The ideal of man is to be a revelation himself, clearly to recognize himself as a manifestation of God.

- Baal Shem Tov

♦ Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

♦ [Real Man] Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things do not matter at all, because once you are Real you can not be ugly, except to people who do not understand.

- Margery Williams, "The Velveteen Rabbit"

♦ [Real Man] Adversity introduces a man to himself.

♦ "Success is not a harbor but a voyage with its own perils to the spirit. The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, or to achieve what we set out to do."

- Richard Nixon (1913-1994)

♦ "At best a gold, at worst a gold."

- Ryoko Tamura (Yawara-chan) when asked about her goal for the 2000 Sydney Olympics