The Condition of the Soul

“Jivatma and Surat are other names for the soul. It has descended into the body from the highest planes of Sat Nam and Radha Soami. But it has become entangled here by the three gunas (attributes), five tattwas, then Indriyas (sense organs), the mind, etc., and has developed such strong ties with the body and the things related to it that it finds it most difficult to free itself from those bondages. Freedom from these bondages is called liberation. The sense organs, the tattwas, the mind, etc., are the inner bonds, while worldly things, the family and other relationships constitute … Continue reading

This world is perishable and so are all worldly things…

“This world is perishable and so are all worldly things. The wise man is he who realizes the transitory and illusory nature of this world and all things pertaining to it, and makes the best use of this body by worshiping the Supreme Being, through Bhajan and Simran. He thus derives benefit from all that the Creator, through His grace, has placed in the body, and takes that priceless jewel, the essence of all–the Surat (the soul) to its real abode.” ~ Soami Ji Maharaj More quotes from Soami Ji: “Satsang comes first. Those who remain in satsang receive many benefits. … Continue reading

The real inclination of every life

Another nice quote from Hazrat Inayat Khan: The real inclination of every life is to attain to something which can not be touched or comprehended or understood. The hidden blessing of this knowledge is the first step to perfection. Once awake to this fact, man sees there is something in life that will make him really happy and give him his heart’s desire. He can say, ‘Though there are many things in life which I need for the moment, and for which I shall certainly work, yet there is only that one thing, around which life centers, that will satisfy … Continue reading