Quotes from Maharajji

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Here are a number of Quotes of things said by Maharajji.

Maharajji "I am everybody's guru."
"I don't want anything. I exist only to serve others."
"I have no powers. I don't know anything."
"I am the father of the world. The whole world is my child."
"Ask God or Hanuman. I'm just an ordinary being. I can do nothing."
"Love all men as God, even if they hurt you or shame you. Be like Gandhi and Christ."
"The great sadhus don't have a human body. They are omnipresent. If a saint changes form, he doesn't necessarily have to take on a human body. The soul is the small form and the human body is the huge form." If you want to see God, kill desires. Desires are in the mind. When you have a desire for something, don't act on it and it will go away. If you desire to drink this cup of tea, don't, and the desire for it will fall away."
"In India, yoga flows with the blood of the people." "It is entirely against the traditions of the ashram that people should get away without getting prasad."
"Often one goes for one thing and finds another" "Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity."
"Total truth is necessary. You must live by what you say." "When a man has reached the point where he can sit in meditation for six months, there is no need of eating, no need of latrine or of rest. Only one drop of amrit nectar from the top of the head to the body keeps him alive. If a tiger eats that body there is no care, but only when the life comes back to the body will there be pain."
"Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment - These are all paths to hell."
"Attachment is the strongest block to realization."
"Serve as Hanuman served"
"See all women as mothers, serve them as your mother. When you see the entire world as the mother, the ego falls away." "A pure woman is better than a hundred yogis. Women are more open to love God."
"Women are higher than yogis if they are loyal to their husbands." "A wife must serve God by serving her husband."
"A woman is a snake; you shouldn't even touch her." "If husband is happy, God is happy"
"Marriage is more attachment. You need more devotion and discipline to have union with God when you are married." "If you desire a mango at the moment of death, you'll be born an insect. If you even desire the next breath, you will take birth again."
"It doesn't matter if you are married or not, it only matters how much you love God." He chided: "This world is all attachment. Yet you get worried because you are attached."

Yad karane seham ajate hain
When you remember me I come to you

"Temples are but piles of stones. Attachment holds you back." "Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank."
"Work is worship" "If you do not make it empty, how will you fill it up again?"
"When you loan money to a saint, don't expect to get it back." "Money should be used to help others."
"Whatever may be guru - he may be a lunatic or a common person. Once you have accepted him, he is the lord of lords." "The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost."
"The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute." "It is not necessary to meet your guru on the physical plane. The guru isnot external."
"To see God, you must have special eyes. Otherwise you cannot bear the shock." "The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost."
When asked how the heart could be purified, Maharaj-ji said, "Always speak the truth." "The guru must know everything about you."
"You can leave me. I won't leave you. Once I catch hold of you, I don't let go." "Serve the poor and remember God. You become one with Christ."

"Saints did Jap (japa) and Sadhana for 10,000 years..., only then they could succeed in Jap, Meditation and Yoga. But people want to be expert within 5-7 months only."

"Cleanse the mirror of your heart, and you will see God." "Whoever works for God, his work will be done by itself. "
"The best form to worship God is every form." "If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your
"Attachment is the strongest block to realization." "The heart never grows old."

"Everything is impermanent, except the love of God."

"It's better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out."

This is a table from the original neemkarolibaba.com site, begun in 1999.
Posted in latest version updated Feb 9, 2012.