A Cup of Tea (sources)
This page shows the publication history of the letters in A Cup of Tea. The first editions have 350 letters, from the 1996 edition there are 365.
(The editing from Flowers of Love to A Cup of Tea is extensive, to the point that some letters are almost unrecognizable. It is not known which would be better, although sometimes we have the impression that Flowers of Love seems more original. But this can only be decided by comparing with the original Hindi.)
Letters #151 to 350 had previously been published in other books :
- The Silent Music - 30 letters, original English
- Turning In - 30 letters, original English
- What Is Meditation? - 45 letters, original English
- The Gateless Gate - 30 letters, original English, although 4 were sent to India, these may have been in Hindi **
- The Dimensionless Dimension - 35 letters, original English
- The Eternal Message - 30 letters, original English
Starting with the 1996 edition there are 365 letters, so 15 more :
- A Cup of Tea (1996) - 15 letters. The sources and original language of these are unclear.
- Sort-order : the table is sorted on Date (the date the letter was signed, as far as known). Click on the other headers to sort on other columns.
- Date : this shows either the date that is mentioned in the original publication, or an indication of the date as far as known (like TimeCode).
For more on the unknown dates, see the link to the original publication, above.
- Original publication : shows the first publication in English plus it's number in that book.
- A Cup of Tea : these 2 columns show the number in each edition.
- Addressee: shows the literal text of the addressee, as mentioned in the original publication
|date||first discerning sentence||original publication|| A Cup of Tea
(1980 & 1983)
| A Cup of Tea
(1996 & later)
|62.07.13|| I have been meaning to write since a long time,
but because of preoccupations I could not.
|Flowers of Love 105||2||2||Sushree Jayaben Shah, Bombay|
|62.08.13||How lovingly you insist on my writing something.||Flowers of Love 17||1||1||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|62.10.05||I am grateful for your affectionate letter.||Flowers of Love 106||4||4||Sushree Jayaben Shah, Bombay|
|62.10.20|| I was out, but your letter followed me and reached me
during my journey.
|Flowers of Love 107||6||6||Sushree Jayaben Shah, Bombay|
|62.11.01||I am not writing anything at the moment.||Flowers of Love 18||3||3||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|62.11.02|| It is God's grace that you are working toward
the revelation of the inner light.
|Flowers of Love 108||5||5||Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay|
|62.12.14||I fill with joy at your desire to attain peace.||Flowers of Love 109||7||7||Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay|
|63.01.12||I was awaiting your letter when it came.||Flowers of Love 110||10||10||Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay|
|63.02.10||The trip to Rajnagar was enjoyable.||Flowers of Love 111||11||11||Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay|
|63.02.12||I have just returned from Rajnagar (Rajasthan).||Flowers of Love 19||13||13||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|63.02.12||During the journey, I read your letter.||Flowers of Love 24||9||9||Shree Rohit Kumar Mittal, Khandwa, M.P.|
|63.06.03||I was out for the whole month of May, so my health was affected.||Flowers of Love 20||8||8||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|63.11.01||As I was very busy, I could not reply earlier.||Flowers of Love 25||12||12||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|64.06.17||I was out.||Flowers of Love 21||19||19||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|64.10.26|| After returning from the meditation camp,
I had gone out of town again.
|Flowers of Love 125||15||15||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|64.11.02||I have received your very loving letter.||Flowers of Love 124||14||14||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|64.11.11||Love—and yet more love.||Flowers of Love 117||18||18||Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|64.11.23||The peace that is within me—you desire.||Flowers of Love 118||17||17||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|64.12.05||Your words have made me very happy.||Flowers of Love 8||16||16||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.01.04||I am going out again tonight.||Flowers of Love 119||25||25||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.02.03||I am happy to know that you are happy.||Flowers of Love 2||28||28||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.02.17||The train was five hours late.||Flowers of Love 5||22||22||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.03.03|| From the pile of letters awaiting me on my return,
I first looked for yours!
|Flowers of Love 6||30||30||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.03.12||The heart was overwhelmed with your poem.||Flowers of Love 1||33||33||Mrs. Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.03.16||On my return home, I was awaiting your letter.||Flowers of Love 9||26||26||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.03.22||I had never imagined that you would write such lovely letters!||Flowers of Love 10||34||34||Mrs. Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.04.17|| I came here yesterday and have been thinking of writing
ever since, but I am just writing now.
|Flowers of Love 7||31||31||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.04.24||But waiting is—oh! so sweet!||Flowers of Love 11||32||32||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.04.29|| You have hurt your finger: it looks as if you are not
paying attention to your body.
|Flowers of Love 121||29||29||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.05.09|| It was just this time of night, two days ago,
that I left you at Chittor.
|Flowers of Love 126||35||35||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.06.01||I was sitting in the same spot in the grass when it came.||Flowers of Love 122||27||27||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.06.07||I looked for your letter as soon as I came yesterday.||Flowers of Love 123||23||23||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.06.09||I look at it—how simple and innocent you appear!||Flowers of Love 3||21||21||Mrs. Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.06.14|| The love blossoms with which you weave your garlands—
their fragrance reaches me!
|Flowers of Love 4||24||24||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|65.10.25|| Last night when there were lamps and lamps lit all over the town,
I was thinking, "My Sohan too, must have lighted lamps,
and some among them must surely be for me!"
|Flowers of Love 120||20||20||Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona|
|66.--.--||You have asked about "sense of humour".||Flowers of Love 30||43||43||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.--.--||The wheel of the mundane world keeps revolving.||Flowers of Love 32||39||39||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.02.19||It is good that you are forgetting the past.||Flowers of Love 33||37||37||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.03.11||I am happy to see your thirst for God.||Flowers of Love 27||38||38||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.03.26||I was very happy to meet you that day.||Flowers of Love 28||36||36||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.04.02||I welcome the resolution that is taking birth within you.||Flowers of Love 29||40||40||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.06.04||You have asked about sex.||Flowers of Love 31||42||42||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|66.08.30|| If the thirst is so full of longing for Truth, for peace, for righteousness,
one day or another the sun will appear,
in whose presence darkness disappears.
|Flowers of Love 112||41||41||Shree Jayantibhai, Bombay|
|67.04.05||What gift is greater than love?||Flowers of Love 34||44||44||Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay|
|68.--.--|| About death I have remained quiet on purpose,
because I want to awaken inquiry about life.
|A Cup of Tea (1996) 51||51|
|68.06.18|| Truth is unknown, and therefore the known
has to be abandoned in order to attain it.
|Flowers of Love 14||47||47||Sushree Omprakash Agarwal, Jullundur, Punjab|
|68.06.30|| How can it ever be that the ray of love comes
without the fragrance of joy?
|Flowers of Love 116||49||49||Shree Mahipal, Bombay|
|68.07.18||Your letter and your inquiry.||Flowers of Love 42||48||48||Sushree Kanchan, Bulsar, Gujarat|
|68.09.10||I am always with you.||Flowers of Love 13||51||52||Sushree Om Prakash Agarwal, Jullundur, Punjab|
|68.09.29||I know very well the thirst of your soul.||Flowers of Love 16||50||50||Sushree Jayavanti Shukla, Junagadh, Gujarat|
|68.10.02||You must be tired of waiting for the reply.||Flowers of Love 40||46||46||Sushree Kanchan Behu, Bulsar, Gujarat|
|68.12.12||The time of birth will have to be looked up.||Flowers of Love 15||45||45||Shree Anupchand Shah, Surendranagar, Gujarat|
|69.03.27||I consider life as a WHOLE.||Flowers of Love 12||70||71|| Sri M.T. Kamdar, Sri Suresh B. Joshi, Sri Nanubhai|
and Sri Karelia, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
|69.04.24||The drop has not to become the Ocean.||Flowers of Love 22||62||63||Shree Pushkar Gokani, Dwarka, Gujarat|
|69.07.01||Leave the old track.||Flowers of Love 88||67||68||Sushree Bhagavati Advani, Bombay|
|69.08.01||Where is Truth?||Flowers of Love 96||61||62||Swami Kriyananda (Swami Yoga Chinmaya), Bombay|
|69.08.15||Do not seek liberation in opposition to life.||Flowers of Love 97||64||65||Swami Kriyananda (Swami Yoga Chinmaya), Bombay|
|69.08.18||Love has not to be asked for.||Flowers of Love 26||52||53||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|69.08.19||Man is a slave.||Flowers of Love 89||71||72||Sushree Bhagavati Advani, Bombay|
|69.08.20||Truth is like the sky—eternal everlasting, boundless.||Flowers of Love 86||68||69||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|69.09.08||When has communion ever been possible between two persons?||Flowers of Love 35||53||54||The Poet Bachchan, Delhi|
|69.09.09||Be aware in the waking state.||Flowers of Love 23||58||59||Shree Ghanashyamdas Janmejai, Gwalior, M.P.|
|69.10.25||I say: "Die, so that you can be."||Flowers of Love 83||66||67||Shree Shiv, Jabalpur|
|69.11.03||Your letter, as pure and virgin as your heart, has filled me with joy.||Flowers of Love 36||59||60||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana, Punjab|
|69.11.03||Your letter has filled the heart with joy.||Flowers of Love 38||57||58||Sushree Ansuya, Bombay|
|69.11.03|| But they are not just letters: they are poems,
in fact, born out of love.
|Flowers of Love 39||56||57|
|69.11.03||Life is an infinite mystery.||Flowers of Love 84||63||64||Shree Narendra (Swami Narendra Bodhisatva), Jabalpur|
|69.11.15||Where is one to seek for Truth.||Flowers of Love 87||69||70||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|69.11.19||Like the seed within the soil awaits the rains, you await God-||Flowers of Love 37||65||66||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana, Punjab|
|69.12.07||How happy I am to receive your letter—how shall I say it?||Flowers of Love 41||60||61||Shree Ramkrishan Dikshit (“Vishva”), Jabalpur, M.P.|
|69.12.07||More so because you have sent an unwritten blank paper.||Flowers of Love 43||55||56||Sushree Darshan Valia, Bombay|
|69.12.20||I am one with ALL.||Flowers of Love 92||54||55||Sushree Laxmi, Bombay|
|70.--.--||Religion too has to take new birth in every age.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 152||152|
|70.--.--||Drop the fear, because the moment you hold on to it, it multiplies.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 153||153|
|70.--.--|| Attainment of meditation is not a question of time,
it is a question of will.
|A Cup of Tea (1996) 154||154|
|70.--.--||The world is neither unhappiness nor happiness.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 155||155|
|70.--.--||Do not fight with yourself.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 156||156|
|70.--.--||Strive for meditation.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 157||157|
|70.--.--||Don’t be in haste.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 158||158|
|70.--.--||Life is not divided, either in time or in space.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 159||159|
|70.--.--||We just do not know life, that is why we get bored.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 160||160|
|70.--.--||Life is a mystery.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 161||161|
|70.--.--||Society is only a collectivity of individuals.||A Cup of Tea (1996) 162||162|
|70.--.--||Do not fight with yourself.||Flowers of Love 57||79||80||Swami Mohan Chaitanya, Moga, Punjab|
|70.--.--||The feeling of separation is auspicious.||Flowers of Love 58||111||112||Shree Sunderlal Sehgal, Amritsar, Punjab|
|70.--.--||Thought is the power of man.||Flowers of Love 72||82||83||Sushree Premshanker Panday, Manmad, Maharashtra|
|70.--.--||Live in Truth—there is no other way of knowing Truth.||Flowers of Love 73||142||143||Yogi Satyanand, Tikamgadh, M.P.|
|70.01.02||Repose is the supreme goal.||Flowers of Love 49||74||75||Shree Yashwant Mehta, Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|70.01.02||Why do you seek for a purpose at all?||Flowers of Love 50||73||74||Shree Mathura Babu (Swami Ananda Maitreya), Bihar|
|70.02.15||There is a great difference between love and mercy.||Flowers of Love 55||129||130||Dr. M. R. Gautam, Benares, U.P.|
|70.02.16||Do not be afraid of sexual desire.||Flowers of Love 45||126||127||Shree Jayantilal, Bhavnagar, Gujarat|
|70.02.16||You say you feel as if you are "broken".||Flowers of Love 47||120||121||Sushree Ansuya, Bombay|
|70.02.16|| As the soil becomes thirsty for rains after the hot summer,
so too are you thirsty for God.
|Flowers of Love 48||78||79||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana|
|70.02.16||Do not fall into the turmoil of quietening the mind.||Flowers of Love 56||91||92||Dr. M. R. Gautam, Benares, U.P.|
|70.02.17||Do not desire bliss.||Flowers of Love 46||104||105||Shree Jayant Bhatt, Nargol, Bulsar, Gujarat|
|70.02.17||So much sufferiug has to be undergone.||Flowers of Love 54||143||144||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|70.03.27||The moment of self-revolution is near.||Flowers of Love 141||109||110||Babubai (Swami Krishna Chaitanya), Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.04.08||You have asked for my Ten Commandments.||Flowers of Love 59||123||124||Dr. Ramchandra Prasad, Patna University, Patna, Bihar|
|70.04.08||The quest for meaning is absurd.||Flowers of Love 62||119||120||Pushparaj Sharma, Simla|
|70.04.08||The “I” has not to be given up.||Flowers of Love 63||84||85||Mrs. Mayadevi Jain, Chandigarh, Punjab|
|70.04.08||Seek—seek—and seek.||Flowers of Love 64||92||93||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana|
|70.04.08||Ah, if the flute were without, the music could have been heard!||Flowers of Love 65||137||138||Shree Jayantilal Vyas, Udaipur|
|70.04.08||Dreams also are true.||Flowers of Love 66||145||146||Sushree Guna Shah, Bombay|
|70.04.08||You have asked so many questions!||Flowers of Love 67||103||104||Kumari Rekha, Rajkot, Gujarat|
|70.04.11||Be not in haste.||Flowers of Love 60||72||73||Shree Babu Bhai Shah, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.04.11||I am happy to know that your mother's death reminded you of your own.||Flowers of Love 61||102||103|| Shree Mathura Prasad Mishra|
(Swami Ananda Maitreya) Patna
|70.04.11||You wish for the sun: you will definitely find it.||Flowers of Love 144||121||122||Kumari Jasoo (Ma Yoga Prem), Ajol|
|70.05.01||Why is there so much suffering in man's life?||Flowers of Love 81||85||86||Shree Shiv, Jabalpur|
|70.05.07||Truth is attained not by swimming, but by drowning.||Flowers of Love 85||118||119||Shree Arvind Kumar, Jabalpur|
|70.05.13||All crutches are barriers.||Flowers of Love 51||83||84||Shree Ramakant Upadhyaya, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|70.05.13||There is a music—which has no sound.||Flowers of Love 52||75||76||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana|
|70.06.10||Do not ever be worried about me.||Flowers of Love 68||130||131||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|70.06.10||The springs of meditation are nearby.||Flowers of Love 69||138||139||Lala Sunderlal, Delhi|
|70.08.17 (*2)||I am thrilled with great expectations about you.||The Gateless Gate 1||274||288||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|70.09.05|| Wittgenstein has said somewhere,
"That which cannot be said must not be said."
|Flowers of Love 93||134||135||Ma Yoga Laxmi, Bombay|
|70.09.11||Detachment is not related with objects, but with thoughts.||Flowers of Love 103||87||88||Sushree Maunoo (Ma Yoga Kranti), Jabalpur|
|70.09.15||Without doubt, how will the search begin?||Flowers of Love 82||147||148||Shree Shiv, Jabalpur|
|70.09.22||It is not that only a seed is a seed.||Flowers of Love 94||146||147||Ma Yoga Laxmi, Bombay|
|70.10.01||Suppression becomes attractive.||Flowers of Love 95||141||142||Ma Yoga Laxmi, Bombay|
|70.10.14||Infinite hope is theism.||Flowers of Love 90||133||134||Ma Yoga Bhagavati, Bombay|
|70.10.15||There is no power greater than faith in one's own self.||Flowers of Love 100||116||117||Ma Krishna Karuna, Bombay|
|70.10.15||The news of the commune thrills my heart.||Flowers of Love 139||124||125||Ma Ananda Madhu, Ajol|
|70.10.15||I am happy to be the witness of your new birth.||Flowers of Love 142||105||106||Swami Krishna Chaitanya, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.10.15||I am very happy on your having taken Sannyas.||Flowers of Love 146||81||82||Ma Yoga Priya, Ajol|
|70.10.15||Be of steel—it will not do now to be of clay.||Flowers of Love 149||127||128||Swami Anandamurti, Ahmedabad|
|70.10.15||Sannyas is the journey to Mount "Gaurishanker".||Flowers of Love 150||135||136||Ma Yoga Samadhi, Rajkot, Gujarat|
|70.10.20||Man does not live in realities; he lives in dreams.||Flowers of Love 98||114||115||Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay|
|70.10.22||Power is within your own Self.||Flowers of Love 143||100||101||Swami Krishna Chaitanya, Ajol|
|70.10.25|| The temple of the Lord can only be entered by a dancing,
singing, happy heart.
|Flowers of Love 70||108||109||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|70.10.25||Love also is fire.||Flowers of Love 115||117||118||Shree Sardarilal Sehgal, Amritsar|
|70.10.25||The beginning of struggle is auspicious.||Flowers of Love 140||95||96||Ma Ananda Madhu, Ajol|
|70.10.25||Love alone is now your prayer.||Flowers of Love 145||148||149||Ma Yoga Prem, Ajol|
|70.10.25 (*2)||I hope you will be in deep meditation.||The Gateless Gate 2||157||171||Ma Saraswati, Paris|
|70.10.25 (*2)||Come here.||The Gateless Gate 3||299||313||Dr. Jean Georges Henrotte, Paris|
|70.10.27 (*2)||I know your inner condition more than you know yourself.||The Gateless Gate 4||269||283||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|70.11.01||The resolve of Sannyas is an auspicious beginning.||Flowers of Love 102||113||114||Sushree Maunoo (Ma Yoga Kranti), Jabalpur|
|70.11.03|| The meaning of Sadhana is to live in one's own nature—to live
in one's own nature—to become one's own Self.
|Flowers of Love 99||139||140||Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay|
|70.11.06||God alone is our wealth.||Flowers of Love 91||76||77||Ma Yoga Bhagavati, Bombay|
|70.11.11||My good wishes on your new life.||Flowers of Love 147||107||108||Ma Yoga Yasha, Ajol|
|70.11.12||That which the heart seeks, it always attains.||Flowers of Love 74||106||107||Kumari Lalita Rathor, Fatehabad, M.P.|
|70.11.12||The fragrance of Sannyas is to be transmitted to the world.||Flowers of Love 148||98||99||Swami Prem Krishna, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.11.13||God purifies in every way.||Flowers of Love 71||140||141||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh, Gujarat|
|70.11.13||Everything changes except for change.||Flowers of Love 104||125||126||Sushree Maunoo (Ma Yoga Kranti), Jabalpur|
|70.11.14||When the moon rises in the heavens above, keep gazing at it.||Flowers of Love 114||93||94||Sangeeta Khabiya, Ratlam, M.P.|
|70.11.16|| As the birds welcome the sunrise each morning with their songs—
so is the life-breath filled with music at the dawning of meditation.
|Flowers of Love 75||110||111||Shree Rajendra R. Anjaria, Ahmedabad|
|70.11.16||God’s work alone is my work.||Flowers of Love 76||97||98||Shree Kedar Sehgal, Neemuch, M.P.|
|70.11.16||Do not look for a purpose in life.||Flowers of Love 77||122||123||Sushree Neelam Amarjeet, Ludhiana|
|70.11.16||Once the "I" is surrendered, there is no suffering, no pain.||Flowers of Love 78||88||89||Shree Sardari Lal Sehgal, Amritsar|
|70.11.17||The mundane world is the Ultimate Liberation.||Flowers of Love 79||77||78||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana|
|70.11.17||Do not expect results in meditation.||Flowers of Love 80||89||90||Dr. Savitri C. Patel, Bulsar, Gujarat|
|70.11.19||The impossible too is not impossible—if resolve is there.||Flowers of Love 113||99||100||Kumari Hasumati, Bombay|
|70.11.20||In the quest for God, there is no support except infinite hope.||Flowers of Love 101||80||81||Ma Krishna Karuna, Bombay|
|70.11.22||I was travelling.||Flowers of Love 53||96||97||Shree Dinesh Shahi. Indore, M.P.|
|70.11.25||Love does not differentiate, even in dreams.||Flowers of Love 133||136||137||Shree Chandrakant U. Patel, Baroda, Gujarat|
|70.11.26||The time is ripe.||Flowers of Love 127||86||87||Ma Ananda Madhu, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.11.26||How long is the energy to be left asleep?||Flowers of Love 128||90||91||Swami Krishna Chaitanya, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.11.26|| Existence is a play of sun and shade, hope and despair,
happiness and sorrow, life and death.
|Flowers of Love 129||101||102||Ma Yoga Prem, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.11.26||In Sannyas, the mundane world is a drama.||Flowers of Love 130||128||129||Ma Yoga Priya, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.11.26||The seed has no knowledge whatsoever of its own possibilities.||Flowers of Love 131||131||132||Ma Yoga Yasha, Ajol, Gujarat|
|70.11.26||God tests every moment.||Flowers of Love 132||149||150||Swami Pragyananda Saraswati, Haridwar|
|70.11.26||Atheism is the first step toward belief in God.||Flowers of Love 134||144||145||Shree Bhavani Sinh, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh|
|70.11.26||It is not enough even to float in the current of thoughts.||Flowers of Love 135||94||95||Shree Labhshankar Pandya, Ahmedabad|
|70.11.26||Security is nowhere—except in death.||Flowers of Love 136||132||133||Dr. Savitri C. Patel, Bulsar, Gujarat|
|70.11.26||God is far away because we do not know how to see Him near.||Flowers of Love 137||150||151||Sushree Jayati, Junagadh|
|70.11.26||What is Truth?||Flowers of Love 138||112||113||Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana|
|70.11.27 (*2)||I was waiting for it daily, since you left.||The Gateless Gate 5||326||340||Ma Ananda Prema, New York|
|70.12.07||There are anxieties in life, but it is not necessary to be anxious.||Flowers of Love 44||115||116|| Shree Ishwarbhai Shah,|
Jeevan Jagruti Kendra, Bombay
|71.--.--||You ask for the way to make the invisible visible?||A Cup of Tea (1996) 163||163|
|71.--.--||You ask: how far is the destination?||A Cup of Tea (1996) 164||164|
|71.--.--|| You will become more deeply tied to whatever you desire
to become free from.
|A Cup of Tea (1996) 365||365|
|71.--.--||Do you want to ask questions?||The Dimensionless Dimension 1||156||170||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| A monk asked Hyakujo Yekai:
"What is the most miraculous event in the world?"
|The Dimensionless Dimension 2||220||234||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Do not imitate anyone.||The Dimensionless Dimension 3||243||257||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||The problem of life is not philosophical.||The Dimensionless Dimension 4||180||194||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Things go on changing without.||The Dimensionless Dimension 5||155||169||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||In meditation enjoy doing nothing.||The Dimensionless Dimension 6||186||200||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| The real thing is not to fight with your thoughts,
or desires, or instincts.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 7||302||316||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Walk as if you are not walking.||The Dimensionless Dimension 8||350||364||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||There is no use for artificial and outward discipline.||The Dimensionless Dimension 9||289||303||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Wherever there are words, there is no real meaning.||The Dimensionless Dimension 10||173||187||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Life is not a detective story.||The Dimensionless Dimension 11||344||358||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| The more deeply you will go within yourself—the less and less you
will find yourself, and yet, THAT is the very heart of your being.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 12||285||299||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||In life everything is whole and organically whole.||The Dimensionless Dimension 13||288||302||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Leave grasping things and thoughts.||The Dimensionless Dimension 14||307||321||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Be always positive in each and every situation.||The Dimensionless Dimension 15||208||222||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||The sun is rising high in the sky.||The Dimensionless Dimension 16||253||267||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Never suppress any thought.||The Dimensionless Dimension 17||342||356||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Be aware of the mind BEFORE it is stirred by a thought.||The Dimensionless Dimension 18||335||349||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Religion is not a promise for the future.||The Dimensionless Dimension 19||172||186||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| Meditation does not require any application
of the mind or use of effort.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 20||179||193||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Philosophy cannot cure you of questions.||The Dimensionless Dimension 21||209||223||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Buddha says: "If the mind does not arise, all things are blameless."||The Dimensionless Dimension 22||336||350||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Fu Ta Shih says: "Each night, one embraces a Buddha while sleeping.||The Dimensionless Dimension 23||226||240||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||What is meditation?||The Dimensionless Dimension 24||306||320||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||One day a man came to the Sufi teacher Bahaudin.||The Dimensionless Dimension 25||225||239||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| One should never be afraid of rising thoughts or desires
but only of the delay in being aware of them.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 26||249||263||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| Three men made their way to the circle of a Sufi,
seeking admission to his teachings.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 27||200||214||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||The Divine is that from which one cannot depart.||The Dimensionless Dimension 28||230||244||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Always see WHAT IS.||The Dimensionless Dimension 29||152||166||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| The real religious experience cannot be organized,
taught or transmitted.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 30||244||258||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Mulla Nasrudin was carrying home some liver which he had just bought.||The Dimensionless Dimension 31||210||224||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Be like a dead one.||The Dimensionless Dimension 32||237||251||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||Mulla Nasrudin was searching for something on the ground.||The Dimensionless Dimension 33||182||196||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--||A traveller stops at an inn.||The Dimensionless Dimension 34||329||343||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.--.--|| Mind and meditation are two names of the same substance —
or the same energy.
|The Dimensionless Dimension 35||316||330||Ma Yoga Tao|
|71.01.07||Freedom from becoming means freedom for BEING.||The Gateless Gate 6||221||235||Shree Dharmendra Tukaram Dhokhe, Poona, India|
|71.01.15||Be in the crowd as if you are alone.||The Gateless Gate 7||297||311||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.01.16|| When you are with me be completely at ease and relaxed;
that is, be totally yourself.
|The Gateless Gate 8||258||272||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.01.27|| Bhakti needs only time to absorb the shock
she has come across her deep meditations.
|The Gateless Gate 9||224||238||Ma Atmananda, New York|
|71.01.27|| I live not by planning and I also feel that that is
the only way to be alive at all.
|The Gateless Gate 10||204||218||Docteur C. Guinebert, Paris|
|71.01.28||Do not forget the search for the Divine for even a single moment.||The Gateless Gate 11||317||331||Ma Ananda Prema, New York|
|71.02.25||Everything has happened, as it should happen.||The Gateless Gate 12||303||317||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.04 ~ 05||The mind is to raise questions.||What Is Meditation? 1||254||268||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Meditation cannot be taught directly.||What Is Meditation? 2||293||307||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||See: this is a white paper—it contains a drawing.||What Is Meditation? 3||272||286||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Thinking is necessary, but not enough.||What Is Meditation? 4||162||176||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Man is an everlack.||What Is Meditation? 5||160||174||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05|| John Burroughs remembers: “One day my boy killed what
an old hunter told him was a mock duck.
|What Is Meditation? 6||190||204||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05|| The ego is necessary for both the sensation of pain
and the feeling of pleasure.
|What Is Meditation? 7||153||167||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Life goes on flowing.||What Is Meditation? 8||345||359||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Life is a sermon.||What Is Meditation? 9||268||282||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Life is movement.||What Is Meditation? 10||240||254||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||A life without meditation is like a winter landscape.||What Is Meditation? 11||320||334||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||One day Lin-chi was asked: “What is the essence of meditation?”||What Is Meditation? 12||252||266||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||The word is not the thing.||What Is Meditation? 13||151||165||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||The way of meditation is above the self.||What Is Meditation? 14||184||198||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||You cannot run away from the self.||What Is Meditation? 15||277||291||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||A monk asked Daishu Ekai: “What is nirvana (absolute freedom)?”||What Is Meditation? 16||339||353||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||A disciple of Rinzai met a party of three men on a river-bridge.||What Is Meditation? 17||261||275||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||“How can a man learn to know himself?” enquires Goethe.||What Is Meditation? 18||290||304||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Meditation is the master-key.||What Is Meditation? 19||330||344||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Existence exists in order to exist.||What Is Meditation? 20||238||252||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||We settle down where no settling is possible.||What Is Meditation? 21||312||326||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||There is no security in life.||What Is Meditation? 22||196||210||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||In this world everything is upside down.||What Is Meditation? 23||340||354||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Takuan says: you cannot bathe in solid ice.||What Is Meditation? 24||275||289||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Do not cling to anything or any idea.||What Is Meditation? 25||319||333||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||The mind lives in a logical somnambulism.||What Is Meditation? 26||292||306||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Do not believe in thinking.||What Is Meditation? 27||213||227||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05|| The new world revealed in meditation is not something
added from the outside.
|What Is Meditation? 28||177||191||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||The forms of existence are finite.||What Is Meditation? 29||194||208||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||The Universe cares for little but play.||What Is Meditation? 30||197||211||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Love to be alone.||What Is Meditation? 31||308||322||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||I have no special doctrine or philosophy.||What Is Meditation? 32||165||179||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||There is conflict in the mind.||What Is Meditation? 33||185||199||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||There is tension.||What Is Meditation? 34||167||181||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Mind is localization of consciousness.||What Is Meditation? 35||227||241||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Life becomes more authentic in encountering death directly.||What Is Meditation? 36||245||259||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Mind means duality.||What Is Meditation? 37||301||315||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Choice is the root-cause of all anguish.||What Is Meditation? 38||282||296||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Man can only know what God is not.||What Is Meditation? 39||211||225||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||The past is not.||What Is Meditation? 40||259||273||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Do not be closed to the Universe.||What Is Meditation? 41||309||323||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Nothing great is ever accomplished without going mad.||What Is Meditation? 42||263||277||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Meditation requires understanding and not effort.||What Is Meditation? 43||325||339||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Meditation is beyond knowledge.||What Is Meditation? 44||321||335||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04 ~ 05||Mind means consciousness somewhere.||What Is Meditation? 45||241||255||Ma Veet Sandeh, Rome|
|71.04.14||Don't take life so seriously!||The Gateless Gate 13||327||341||Swami Krishna Christ, New York|
|71.04.16||I know what is happening to you.||The Gateless Gate 14||305||319||Ma Yoga Tao, North Carolina, U.S.A.|
|71.04.16|| Don't think about Surrender at all—because that-which-thinks
about it is the only harrier.
|The Gateless Gate 15||181||195||Ma Yoga Tao, North Carolina, U.S.A.|
|71.04.16||To me meditation means: be playful and transcend all seriousness.||The Gateless Gate 16||256||270||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.16||Be ordinary—so ordinary that virtually you come to be no-body.||The Gateless Gate 17||286||300||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.04.17|| A small boy with a penny tightly clutched in his hot little hand
entered the toy-shop and drove the proprietor to distraction, asking him
to show this and that and every thing without ever making up his mind.
|The Eternal Message 3||154||168||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.04.17||Moment to moment life passes into death.||The Gateless Gate 18||206||220||Mrs. Kusum, Ludhiana, India|
|71.04.17|| The gates of the temple are wide open—and it is only after
thousands of years that such opportunity comes to this earth.
|The Gateless Gate 19||233||247||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.04.18||Begin the following meditation from tomorrow.||The Gateless Gate 20||332||346||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.04.19||Yes—you were related to Yoga Vivek in one of your past lives.||The Gateless Gate 21||270||284||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.19|| You write me that without me you cannot pass through the gate
and with me you will not pass through the gate.
|The Gateless Gate 22||349||363||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York|
|71.04.19||Go on discarding—Not this, Not this (Neti— Neti).||The Gateless Gate 23||215||229||Ma Krishna Karuna, Bombay|
|71.04.19||It is tragic but true that few people ever possess their souls.||The Gateless Gate 29||187||201||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.04.19||Be empty and you will know.||The Silent Music 1||251||265||Swami Krishna Saraswati, Bombay|
|71.04.20||Materialistic societies produce hollow men.||The Eternal Message 1||341||355||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.04.20||Only God Is — that is why it is so difficult to find Him.||Turning In 1||188||202||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.22||Reason is not enough.||The Eternal Message 4||174||188||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.04.23|| Never to have seen the truth is better than to have seen it
and not to have acted upon it.
|Turning In 2||248||262||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.24||Now man knows more about man than ever.||The Eternal Message 5||228||242||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.04.24||Man is not the end.||Turning In 3||347||361||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.25||That which is never lost cannot be found.||The Gateless Gate 30||324||338||Shree Inderraj Anand., Bombay|
|71.04.25||Yes, there is a WAY.||Turning In 4||315||329||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.26||Do not continue circling in the old rut.||The Gateless Gate 24||239||253||Mr. Michael Graham, London|
|71.04.26|| Life does not need comfort, when it can be offered meaning,
nor pleasure when it can be shown purpose.
|Turning In 5||198||212||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.27||The self can never be free.||Turning In 6||232||246||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.28||The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace.||The Eternal Message 9||250||264||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.04.28||The secret of meditation is the art of unlearning.||Turning In 7||199||213||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.29||Man is free to decide — but not free, not to decide.||Turning In 8||328||342||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.04.30||Man is strange—very strange.||The Eternal Message 6||191||205||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.04.30||To be religious is to be a yea-sayer.||Turning In 9||192||206||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.01||Look at yourself without thinking, evaluating or judging.||The Eternal Message 7||331||345||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.01||Everything belongs to the man who wants nothing.||Turning In 10||333||347||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.02||With thought the mind has boundaries.||The Eternal Message 8||175||189||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.02||Goethe is said to have cried when dying: “Light, light, more light!”||The Silent Music 2||346||360||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.02||Be free at the centre.||Turning In 11||295||309||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.03||Just drop yourself into the Divine and be purified.||The Eternal Message 10||271||285||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.03||The eyes are blind—one must look with the heart.||The Silent Music 3||337||351||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.03||Detach yourself from all fixed ideas.||Turning In 12||264||278||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.03||Ask for nothing and you will never be frustrated.||Turning In 13||159||173||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.03||You possess only that which will not be lost in death.||Turning In 14||262||276||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.04|| Meditation is like the sea, receiving the dirty river
and yet remaining pure.
|The Eternal Message 12||236||250||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.04||Live in the body intimately.||The Silent Music 4||189||203||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.05||Meditation is disciplined opening of the self to God.||The Silent Music 5||265||279||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.05||Man is unaware of himself.||Turning In 15||287||301||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.06||Meditate, Pray and Wait.||The Silent Music 6||294||308||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.06||It is impossible to conceive the Divine intellectually.||Turning In 16||343||357||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.07||There are three forms of knowledge.||Turning In 17||169||183||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.08||There is no proof of the Divine in the world.||Turning In 30||280||294||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.09||Truth is aristocratic.||Turning In 18||281||295||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.10|| If the present is just continuous with the past then
it is not present at all.
|The Eternal Message 30||255||269||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.10||Whatever I say is nothing new, neither is it anything old.||The Silent Music 7||323||337||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.10|| Religion is so much an experience that it cannot be
handed over by one to another.
|Turning In 19||163||177||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.11||When I say mutation—I do not mean simply change.||The Eternal Message 13||171||185||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.11||Live humbly and in wonder.||The Silent Music 8||334||348||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.12||There are things which cannot be proved.||The Silent Music 9||257||271||Ma Ananda Sadhana, Paris|
|71.05.13||The attitude is everything.||The Eternal Message 11||195||209||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.13||Thought is divisive.||The Eternal Message 15||216||230||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.13||Do not think of others and waste your time.||Turning In 20||178||192||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.14||No ideology can help to create a new world.||The Eternal Message 16||260||274||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.14||Do you hear me?||The Gateless Gate 25||296||310||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.15||Knowledge is accumulation.||The Eternal Message 18||202||216||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.15||Fear cripples consciousness.||The Gateless Gate 26||161||175||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.15||We kneel down to ourselves.||The Gateless Gate 27||276||290||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.15||The whole yoga has gone dead because of imitation.||Turning In 21||311||325||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.16||Use dreaming consciously as meditation.||The Gateless Gate 28||348||362||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.17||Total acceptance of existence is impossible for the mind.||The Eternal Message 14||235||249||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.17||Be a stranger to yourself.||The Silent Music 10||207||221||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.17|| Death is everywhere, but everyone deceives himself
that it is not for him.
|The Silent Music 11||313||327||Swami Krishna Saraswati, Bombay|
|71.05.17||Man asks questions and then answers them himself.||Turning In 22||218||232||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.18||Always remember the golden rule: One step at a time.||The Silent Music 12||201||215||Swami Krishna Kabeer, Ahmedabad, India|
|71.05.18||Why does man suffer?||The Silent Music 13||231||245||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.18||There is no answer to man's ultimate questions.||Turning In 23||291||305||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.18||Emptiness is all.||Turning In 24||217||231||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.19||Religion is living without conflict.||The Eternal Message 20||223||237||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.19||Meditation is a mirror.||The Silent Music 14||166||180||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.19||Emptiness is not really emptiness.||Turning In 25||298||312||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.19||The world itself is a punishment enough.||Turning In 26||164||178||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.20||It is very easy to progress from one illusion to another.||The Eternal Message 22||322||336||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.20||I know that the apprenticeship is very hard but WORTH.||The Silent Music 15||304||318||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.20||The journey is long.||The Silent Music 16||170||184||Ma Dhyana Siddhi, New York|
|71.05.20||Man goes on dreaming and desiring.||The Silent Music 17||214||228||Swami Krishna Kabeer, Ahmedabad, India|
|71.05.20||Are you really aware of what anger is?||The Silent Music 18||247||261||Swami Chaitanya Veetaraga, Raipur, India|
|71.05.20||No more principles are needed.||Turning In 27||222||236||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.21||Life is non-fragmentary.||The Eternal Message 2||300||314||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.21||Truth is never second-hand.||The Eternal Message 19||266||280||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.21|| If one is aware of the present moment, then one also
becomes aware of the fact that there is no 'me' inside.
|The Silent Music 19||203||217||Swami Chaitanya Veetaraga, Raipur, India|
|71.05.22||Man adds everything to his ego while everything goes on without him.||The Eternal Message 23||246||260||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.22|| Anger, violence, greed or envy cannot be overcome
by the cultivation of their opposites.
|The Eternal Message 24||205||219||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.22||Begin to live positively.||The Eternal Message 25||193||207||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.22||God is when you are not.||The Silent Music 20||168||182||Swami Chaitanya Veetaraga, Raipur, India|
|71.05.22||Logic is not all.||The Silent Music 21||234||248||Swami Krishna Saraswati, Bombay|
|71.05.22||Remember always the ONE who is inside the body.||The Silent Music 22||338||352||Swami Krishna Kabeer, Ahmedabad, India|
|71.05.22||Life is a dream.||The Silent Music 23||229||243||Swami Ananda Paramhansa, Jabalpur, India|
|71.05.22||From sound to soundlessness is the path.||The Silent Music 30||273||287||Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay|
|71.05.23||Silence is benediction.||The Silent Music 24||283||297||Swami Chaitanya Veetaraga, Raipur, India|
|71.05.23||Ego plays a subtle role everywhere.||The Silent Music 25||310||324||Swami Krishna Saraswati, Bombay|
|71.05.24||There is no end to man's self-deception.||The Silent Music 26||183||197||Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay|
|71.05.24|| Man is not a rational animal—but only a rationalizing one.
(Reproduced as facsimile on the back-cover of Flowers of Love.)
|The Silent Music 27||267||281||Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay|
|71.05.24||Information is not knowledge.||The Silent Music 28||314||328||Swami Krishna Kabeer, Ahmedabad, India|
|71.05.24||Yes—man learns by experience!||Turning In 28||242||256||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.25||The mind always thinks in terms of the self.||The Eternal Message 26||219||233||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.25||To explore truth one must be free of one's prejudices.||The Silent Music 29||284||298||Swami Chaitanya Veetaraga, Raipur, India|
|71.05.26||Search and the ego is always somewhere behind.||The Eternal Message 17||278||292||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.26|| A madman entered the bazar and declaimed:
"The moon is more useful than the sun."
|The Eternal Message 27||158||172||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.27||Knowledge is through experiencing.||The Eternal Message 21||279||293||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.29||The will to wholeness is inherent in everything.||Turning In 29||176||190||Ma Yoga Mukta, New York|
|71.05.30|| There was once a man who was obsessed with the idea
that there was a secret knower in those who achieved success.
|The Eternal Message 28||212||226||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
|71.05.30||Metaphysics is born out of childish curiosity.||The Eternal Message 29||318||332||Ma Yoga Bhakti, New York (now Ma Ananda Pratima)|
- (*1) The name has a typo in the original booklet The Gateless Gate: "Ma Khishna Karuna". The often addressed Ma Krishna Karuna is also in the salutation of same letter.
- (*2) Reproduced in A Cup of Tea (all editions) in the chapter named "1971".
- This is odd, as in The Gateless Gate these letters have been signed in 1970. These first 5 letters are the only ones dated in 1970 there. An error in the year is not likely, as the letters are in chronological order, and moreover the book has been published in May 1971. So for now we stick to the date in The Gateless Gate.