Man's bodily appetites take him away from his heart's desires;
his heart's desires keep him away from the abode of his soul.
Words are but the shadows of thought and feelings.
The more elevated the soul, the broader the outlook.
The secret of a friend should be kept as one's own secret; the
fault of a friend one should hide as one's own fault.
Forbearance, patience, and tolerance are the only conditions
which keep two individual hearts united.
We blame others for our sorrows and misfortunes, not perceiving
that we ourselves are the creators of our world.
Nobody appears inferior to us when our heart is kindled with
kindness, and our eyes are open to the vision of God.
Selfishness keeps man blind through life.
The final victory in the battle of life for every soul is when
he has risen above the things which once he most valued.
When power leads and wisdom follows, the face of wisdom is veiled
and she stumbles; but when wisdom leads and power follows, they
arrive safely at their destination.
Man's whole conduct in life depends upon what he holds in his
He who can be detached enough to keep his eyes open to all those
whom circumstances have placed about him, and see in what way
he can be of help to them, he it is who becomes rich; he inherits
the kingdom of God.
True justice cannot be perceived until the veil of selfishness
has been removed from the eyes.
Our thoughts have prepared for us the happiness or unhappiness
Love is the best means of making the heart capable of reflecting
the soul-power; and love in the sense of pain rather than of
pleasure. Every blow opens a door whence the soul-power comes
Every experience on the physical, astral, or mental plane is
just a dream before the soul.
The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee, and
leads to spiritual freedom.
When love's fire produces its flame, it illuminates like a torch
the devotee's path in life, and all darkness vanishes.
It is mistrust that misleads; sincerity always leads straight
to the goal.
Love lies in service; only that which is done, not for fame
or name, not for the appreciation or thanks of those for whom
it is done, is love's service.
The soul is all light; darkness is caused by the deadness of
the heart; pain makes it alive.
The quality of forgiveness that burns up all things except beauty
is the quality of love.
Each individual composes the music of his own life; if he injures
another he breaks the harmony, and there is discord in the melody
of his life.
He who with sincerity seeks his real purpose in life, is himself
sought by that purpose.
Through motion and change, life becomes intelligible; we live
a life of change, but it is constancy we seek. It is this innate
desire of the soul that leads man to God.
Every being has a definite vocation and his vocation is the
light that illumines his life. The man who disregards his vocation
is as a lamp unlit.
The heart sleeps until it is awakened to life by a blow; it
is as a rock, and the hidden fire flashes out when struck by
The awakened heart says, "I must give, I must not demand." Thus
it enters a gate that leads to a constant happiness.
The worlds are held together by the heat of the sun; each of
us are atoms held in position by that eternal Sun we call God.
Within us is the same central power we call the light, or the
love of God; by it we hold together the human beings within
our sphere, or, lacking it, we let them fall.
When a man dives within, he finds that his real self is above
the perpetual motion of the universe.