That Director of the mind, intellect and senses, is no other than the all-merciful Lord, your, your inner ruler, Antaryamin.
Know Him and be free.
Sri Swami Sivananda
Renunciation is the very basis of our true life. Every moment of goodness and real life that we enjoy is when we do not think of ourselves.
Man is consumed by time; God is the Master of Time. So, take refuge in God. Let Him be your Guru, your path and your Lord. Adore Him, obey His commands, offer Him your grateful homage, and hold Him fast in your memory. This is the easiest way to realise Him as your own reality. This is the one and only way.
Sri Sathya Sai
A True Guru is one who is like a rock.
He is least bothered by the circumstances or events taking place around him.
He has transcended the mind, has equanimity, is neither affected by pain nor pleasure and is in a state of perpetual bliss.
Such realized souls are very rare and we cannot find then, unless we seek them.
Guru is a name of the Divine only, just to denote the act of illuminating the aspiring ardent mind.
We should not consider in any way Ishwara’s grace to be different from Guru Kripa.
When we are ready, Ishwara descends into the soul as the Guru, and lights the lamp of wisdom and divine love.