of Swami Omkarananda
whole world is ensouled by the marvellous and mighty Presence of the
Divine. Every speck of space is filled with the infinite Power and Glory
of the Divine. Every atom is charged with Its Love and Ecstasy. Here
and now anyone can experience the Divine in all Its perfections."
"Absolute Peace and absolute Beauty are the two
eyes of the Absolute, which is Being-Consciousness-Bliss."
"The more we are conscious of God's presence in
daily life, the more intense is the fullness of the joy we experience.
God means infinitely more to our existence than the light of the sun
means to the plants and trees."
"The realm of Bliss belongs to those, who
give up their assumed separation from God and seek refuge in His perfections."
"How to know God? By being still. How to
be still? By practice of meditation. Meditation is the art of being
still in body, in mind, in heart, in will, in the entire inner being,
and enabling the higher Divine Consciousness in us to have direct, immediate
perception of God."
"Seek the Infinite, for that alone is Joy
unlimited, imperishable, unfailing, self-sustaining, unconditioned,
timeless. When you have this Joy, the Light, the Grace, the Power, the
Perfections of your supreme inner Consciousness appear in your outer
"The perception of the one Life Principle
or God, in all, the merging of the personal self in the Divine Self
of all creatures, great and small, is the ultimate meaning and end of
life. To rise from this world of limitations while yet breathing on
earth into the boundless world of Freedom and Beauty, Power and Joy,
is the purpose of our brief, but meaningful existence."
"No matter what pattern of education we
impart to the students, determined by the State or the Society, as instruction
of intelligence, the leading Purpose in our system of education remains
the Enlightenment of intelligence, 'dhiyo yo nah pracodayat'. Such an
enlightenment of the student's intelligence endows him with real and
rich inner and outer wealth. It is the Value of all Values. Jivanmukti*
is the practical ideal of education."
"Every phase of life has in it some poetry.
Every facet of life is aglow with the eternal Energy and Light of the
infinite Truth. Every circumstance of life is rich with the splendour
of spiritual glory. The whole world is throbbing with the divine Consciousness
that is the source, the soil and the fulfilment of all that is. Man's
primary duty consists in knowing, and being in harmony with, this all-pervading,
all-sustaining, infinite Light of the supreme Reality, Being, Existence,