Who can ascribe a form to Him who is beyond all bounds and shapes?
One-can only laugh at those who babble that He is thus and thus and thus. He has no hands or feet or limbs or parts: How then can humans picture Him ? His radiance is that of a billion Suns and more: How can the mind hope to reach Him? 'Tis formless Force - to grasp It whole Who can venture? Who can claim success? 'Tis Atma with no fixed Form, since Time began, Illumining Space and the boundless vast He, the Ever-existing with no birth, no death, Sans beginning, middle or end, Unborn, undecaying, deathless He is the Atma, the Timeless, the Etenal Supreme. EMBODIMENTS of Love ! Since dawn this day, from every tongue, the words, "Happy Birthday" "Happy Birthdays" have been resounding. What exactly do these words mean? Are the words used with awareness of their significance, or, are they spoken as a conventional form of social etiquette? Such doubts do arise. The English word "happy" has as its equivalent in Thelugu Sant...
Discourse to a gathering of students and older devotees
03 June 1986
FIVE principles have to be observed for realising the divinity in man. They are: Ahimsa (Noninjury), Sathya (Truth), Soucham (Purity), Daya (Compassion) and Asthikyam (Faith in God).
It is a supreme virtue. But, in daily life, almost at every step some harm or other is being caused. When we breathe in or breathe out, countless microbes perish. There are occasions when wittingly or otherwise, injury is caused to some being or other. Complete nonviolence is not a practicable ideal. What should be ensured is that there is no deliberate causing of injury or harm to anyone.
Truth is Divine. Where there is Truth there is Divinity. When Dushyanta forgot that he had given a ring to Sakuntala when he met her near the sage Kanva's ashram, Sakuntala declared in the open court of the king that Truth was the supreme Dharma and a king should uphold truth at any cost. She pointed out that in the order of merit, starting from digging wells to performing horse-sac...
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