Notes - 10


Heaven has a road but no one travels it; hell has no gate but men will bore through to get there.

Unless we can change our minds and think in a new way, we cannot undergo inner transformation.


Man by descent and by ascent thus becomes stronger than the angels.

The quality of love which one who is devoted to yoga must possess.

Vague and nebulous is the beginning of things, but not their end.


It is a painful thing to love a man or woman to excess and yet it satisfies, it is great. But there is something else very great. `It' --magnificent beyond materials, with continuous hands sweeps and provides for all.

As evolution proceeds in a kingdom, proceeds the final purification of matter and its consequent adequacy.


He is what he is because he has tried all lesser ways and found them wanting.

It is profoundly true that according to a man's desires, so will be the forms of life which he will like a magnet attract to himself.

The initiate holds nothing for himself.


Finally, he has throughout the tiny cycle of an incarnation to hold his purpose steady.

Each life sees the initial purpose clarified and time is literally the length of a thought.


Capacities and powers die out from lack of use.

First form and all its longings, then pain and to it is added sad bewilderment.


Expansion of consciousness should be an ever-increasing practical experience.

The theorizing of men as to their divine nature must shortly give place to conviction.

No argument is needed when one has, even for a moment, passed into finer forces.

Evolution has carried forward the perfecting of the mechanism to a great extent.

All in the future will become lighter, more rarefied.


Many a man is the victim of an emotional body which he has himself constructed as he responded to the energies.

Each person of every grade has his devotion, that for which he lives; purely physical may that devotion be, centred in the flesh, lust of gold in possessions concrete.

When the environ satisfies, then is the moment of anxiety; it indicates stagnation.

A stage is reached wherein the mind initiates its own activity and where the intellect is the dominant factor.

No glamour, no illusion can long hold a man who has set himself the task of treading the narrow path.

There is a subtle effect of prana on the body of prana, the etheric body.

People have sought to adjust the truth to the hour instead of adjusting the hour to the truth.

The masses are suffering from suppression and from the effects of inhibition.

Not by mere inflow and outflow of air does a man live.

The sense organs are not the senses themselves.

Our consciousness normally flows outwards through the senses to the objects which it illumines and then proceeds to lose itself in those objects. Thus it forgets even its own existence.


Disciples, devotees, idolaters -- what are they doing? Worshiping the teapot instead of drinking the tea!

Echoes! All echoes! Searching for the source of sound by chasing its echo!


Externally a man should be an actor, otherwise he does not answer the requirements of life.


Necessity is a shock reaching a given place from outside and connecting two principles in one balanced unity.

Seven principle notes and two gaps, `bearers of new directions', give a total of nine links of a chain of three groups of three links each.


A form of knowledge being/is the reflection in the personal self of knowledge that has been realized at deeper levels of being.


The great sound, the maha-mantra, is the beating of the mighty cosmic heart and its awe-inspiring reverberations are around us now and forever.


Yoga is balance -- physical, emotional, mental.


Those who re-enter the womb do so according to their karma, while those who go to the Sthanu do so according to their knowledge.

It (Sthanu) is the motionless cause of movement in all things.


There cannot be self-restraint in the absence of desire: when there is no adversary, what avails thy courage?

Hark, do not castrate thyself, do not become a monk: chastity depends on the existence of lust.

Spiritual pride due to a conceited consciousness of his progress on the path is the main pitfall a spiritual aspirant should guard against when he is walking on the path of God-realization.

To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Good men spiritualize their bodies; bad men incarnate their souls.

Do not try to drive pain away by pretending that it is not real; Pain, if you seek serenity in Oneness, will vanish of its own accord.

Thou shouldst know that it is inner abandonment that leads men to the highest truth.

Always repenting of wrongs done will never bring my heart to rest.

Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion.

Who is wise? He who learns from all men.