Guru Vaani


 

 

“Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the shore.”

- Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji

 

“One who does not fear God shall live in fear, without the Guru, there is only pitch darkness.”

- Sri Guru Granth Sahib

 

“How often does a man ruin his disciples by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree.”  

-Swami Vivekananda

 

“Guru is not the goal. Anyone who establishes himself as a guru to be worshiped is not a guru. Guru is like a boat for crossing the river. It is important to have a good boat and it is very dangerous to have a boat that is leaking. The boat brings you across the river. When the river is crossed the boat is no longer necessary. You don’t hang onto the boat after completing the journey, and you certainly don’t worship the boat.”

- Swami Rama

 

“To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.”

- Swami Ramakrishna Paramhamsa


“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

- Buddha

 

“It is inner contentment and mental satisfaction which are the real keys to health.”

- Swami Rama