We are not responding to this instant if we are judging any aspect of it. The ego looks for what to criticize. This always involves comparing with the past. But love looks upon the world peacefully and accepts. The ego searches for shortcomings and weaknesses. Love watches for any sign of strength. It sees how far each one has come and not how far he has to go. How simple it is to love, and exhausting it is to always find fault, for every time we see a fault we think something needs to be done about it. Love knows that nothing is ever needed but more love. It is what we do with our hearts that affects others most deeply. It is not the movements of our body or the words within our minds that transmits love. We love from heart to heart. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
In this path of the Divine as it is the case in any other path of knowledge, the importance of the Master is the greatest. If you get a good Master, it takes you quickly, if not - keep on going slowly, slowly and there is no end to it. The finding of a proper Master is all that an aspirant on the path of truth has to do - just a proper Master, not only on the path of truth, even on the path of engineering or doctory (medicine) or psychology - any of that - the coming across a right Master, a right guide and almost the whole thing is done. Because, the finding of a Master means someone who tells you like that - for the Divine is omnipresent. Omnipresent Divine, its nature blissful, so the bliss being omnipresent. How long a mind should take to get to it? Should not take long, but if you do not strike against the right Master, you keep on going round and round and round and you do not find anything. In this field, when we leave here and find a proper Master, we just surrender to him, all body and mind, one-pointed in consciousness remains the individuality of the Master. No looking here or there, just at his feet obedience and obeisance. I know what a surrender to a Master is, because I have been through that. Once the surrender is done the work of spiritual quest is done. It does not need
anything more to be done.
JAI GURU DEV
Swami Muktananda was a renowned teacher in the tradition of one great holy saint of India, Sami Nityananda. In the late 1970's during Swami Muktananda's visit to Australia, a group of Governors and Sidhas in Melbourne were requested by Maharishi to go and pay their respect to Muktananda and give him Maharishi's regards. Muktananda showed them great respect as a group and received the delegation at a private meeting.
During this private meeting, Muktananda told Maharishi's group, "Maharishi is here for the world. You may never see Maharishi yourself, but what Maharishi has given you is a technique to clean your own self. My disciples have to be physically with me (in my presence). Maharishi has given you a technique to cleanse and purify yourselves and it is not just for yourselves, it is a technique to cleanse the whole world.
I am full of admiration for anyone on your path. It is a path of great responsibility. I have full admiration for Maharishi and for each of you. "Maharishi's path is unique. You only need to do what he has asked you to practice. It is glorious but it is not easy to be self sufficient. Devotion must be in the heart rather than physically sitting at the foot of the Master. Devotion must be in your heart. This is because Maharishi is here for the whole world."