You may move slowly towards the Goal, but it comes often with a great force.
When the ocean rushes into the river, it will come with a greater energy and push than the force with which the river enters the ocean."
- Swami Krishnananda.
"Everyone wants things created by God, but very few want the Creator and the Creator alone, Him and Him alone. Ask for that being Who is beyond all things - the Thing-in-itself. If you ask for lesser things, you get lesser things. Be careful of what we ask of God, because, He is a wish-yielding tree."
How can you please the world? There are so many tongues, so many talks, so many opinions, so many remarks. This world is a strange mixture of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Tamasic people are in abundance. Their nature is to find fault always and pronounce unnecessary criticism. Therefore, follow the dictates of your own conscience and the prompting of your soul. If you are satisfied, the whole world must be satisfied.
Even if the whole world opposes you, fear not. Never move a fraction of an inch from your firm resolve and determination. Stand up and proclaim the Truth. Even if the whole world leaves you, fear not. The Inner Ruler stands by your side in your heart.- Gurudev Swami Sivananda