Quote of the day

There are two "I's". One is the smaller "I" of Ego, which is disturbed by everything that goes against your desires or plans. It is disturbed by everything. Even this cat coming here will disturb it! Gradually this lower "I" of Ego starts melting away, and out of the ashes of the smaller "I" arises the real "I", the "I" of existence, the "I" of awareness, the "I" of Atman, the Spirit. In other words, you die and out of your ashes you are reborn. I mean to say you die in your worldly desires, your tendencies, your liking and disliking. All those things inside have to melt away. A death has to happen and out of the ashes of those elements, the real "I", which you really are, will arise. When meditation reaches the height that the meditator finds no division between himself and infinity - then it is samádhi or trance.

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28/7/2016

February Satsangs 2017

Our annual Satsangs in English are planned from Monday 13th February to Saturday 25th February 2017.

28/7/2016

Gurupurnima 2016

Gurudev has been ill for some time but recently has undergone an operation and recovered remarkably well. Therefore he was in full health for this year's Gurupurnima which took place on the 19th July. Click here for a translation of his message.

8/7/2014

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All want to be happy and yet very few people have permanent happiness in their life. Why is it like this?

The answer is that, due to their ignorance, people do not know that the only purpose of human life is the attainment of permanent peace and happiness. The mistake they make is that most people seek happiness in the external world but this happiness exists already in their inner self.

This attainment of one’s innate happiness and peace is variously known as Self-Realisation, Liberation, Moksa, Nirvana or God-Experience. Wise people lead their life in such a manner so that this single aim of human life is realised before their death. They alone are fortunate while the rest find nothing but misery.


Gurudev Shri O. Sharma, Europe 1993
Video - Gurudev '04

Our November selection from the topic page (click here for more)

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View this 40529k videoFaith and Knowledge, Bhagavad Gita IX.4 & 5 11/2/2008 (12:50 min)
Listen to this recording in EnglishGod’s grace and self-effort
17/2/04 (08:20 min)
Read a long quote in EnglishGod’s grace and self-effort 17/2/04 (2 pages)
Read short quotes in EnglishFaith and Devotion (Bhaktiyoga)_short quotes (7 pages)

Our November selection from the Satsang page (click here for more)

AudioTextDescriptionDate
Listen to a recording of this Satsang in EnglishRead this Satsang in EnglishPART 1: God - Swami’s Sharnanandji’s words (33:10 min)
17/2/2003
Listen to a recording of this Satsang in EnglishRead this Satsang in EnglishPART 2: Seeker and Guru (03:15)17/2/2006
Listen to a recording of this Satsang in EnglishRead this Satsang in EnglishPART 5: Seeker and Guru (05:25)18/2/2006
Listen to a recording of this Satsang in EnglishRead this Satsang in EnglishThe mystery of the Guru (01:30min)26/12/2008
Listen to a recording of this Satsang in EnglishWhy I can´t be enlighted right now? (15:00 min)15/7/2014