. . . . Along the way, these phenomena of the subtler world confront you.
You come face to face with them - and the subtler phenomena are always far more
powerful than the gross forms that they inhabit.
A simple copper wire, all you can do with it is tie a few things. But infused
with a subtler force, touch it, and you know what power is.
The subtler forces are always more powerful, and that's why they're more
We want people to be spiritually ambitious, and not settle for these smaller
gems, however exciting they might be..
That's the only reason for you to seek your own peace.
And it's not a therapy, and it's not a beauty treatment, and it's not a holiday resort, and it's not something to go along with a nice massage at the spa.
Meditation has been so degraded and diluted these days. Every spa is offering meditation.
Get out of that. It's not a commodity to sell.
Those who are meditation teachers in different places, have that in mind.
Come back to the purity of it.
Come back to the selflessness of it.
- from Swami Veda Bharati's lecture series Spirituality as Longevity (2003)