The following section contains the collected quotes from Satguru Sirio Ji and earlier Masters of Surat Shabd Yoga.
“Every meditation that we do is an act of love.”
“The Master’s eyes are the main gate through which the Grace flows.”
“When I am silent,
I fall into the place where everything is music.”
“Be Good, Do Good, Be One.”
“What you want to do tomorrow, do today;
what you want to do today, do it now.”
“In Your remembrance my eyes have shed hundreds of tears.
The sighs have erupted storms in my heart.
After coming make my weeping heart laugh.
O Sawan, come sometime, come sometime.”
“We are in physical bodies. We are conscious entities. We are so much tied up with mind and matter that we cannot differentiate ourselves. We have to leave the physical, transcend the astral, go further beyond the causal, supercausal, and reach the true home of our Father. That is the true destination for each one of us.”
“At every instant arrives the voice of love from right and left, we are starting to the Heaven, who comes to watch?”
“If we wish to love God truly in the most practical way, we must love our fellow-beings. We must love others as we do our dear ones. We should be happy in the happiness of others and suffer in the sufferings of others. We should endure all that comes cheerfully, accepting His Will, and never hurt or harm any of His beings.”
“If we will not think ill of anyone, our love would be universal. When we forgive the guilty and not wish ill of him, we will have no enemy. A forgiving person is always happy. It is impossible to describe the happiness, calmness of mind and peace which results from forgiveness.”
“No matter how close you bring the rusted iron in contact with a magnet, still it will not attract the iron towards it. Unless you clean that iron, unless you remove the rust from that iron, that magnet will not pull it towards itself. In the same way, if our soul is not purified, if our soul has the dirt of the organs of the worldly pleasures and the worldly things, then that Shabd will not pull our soul up. What happens now? The Shabd is sounding in our within and it is very close to our soul. We are hearing it, we are even enjoying it, but because our soul is not purified, that Shabd is not pulling our soul up. So that is why we need to do a lot of Simran, because when our soul will be purified it will take no time for the Shabd to pull her up.”
“If we have helped even one person by removing a little misery from his day, we have done a great service.”
“Satsangis should never understand themselves as alone, and they should never feel that they are helpless and alone, because they are never alone; they are never helpless. The gracious hand of the perfect Master is on their head.”
“All is dependent upon the background, the earnestness, the love and devotion that a person will put into the spiritual practices.”
“There is a lot of charging of the Master in parshad which They give us, a lot of grace is contained in that parshad of the Master. If we take that parshad with full love and faith in the Master, we can gain a lot.”
“We are souls, not mind also. Take the example of water: it is made up of two gases, oxygen and hydrogen. Oxygen, you know, is life-giving: when a man is dangerously sick, he is given a cylinder of oxygen. And hydrogen gas chokes our throat. Two different things, when combined together, form water, the quality of which is different from the two. Similarly, we are eternal Spirit in man. Combined with mind we have become the doers; and “whatever we sow, so shall we reap.” So Masters say: “Be still.” What did they mean? Physically and intellectually still. Then we will know that none other than God is within us.”
“Simran is the only means to reach the Dhunatmak Naam which we are supposed to catch. But we do not know the value of Simran, and therefore we do not put enough emphasis and effort into doing it. Because we do not know its value, we are not able to appreciate it. Simran has a lot of power in it, and only if our Simran is perfected can we catch the Dhunatmak Naam – the Sound Current that will pull us up. No matter how much or how loud the Sound we are hearing, that Sound will not be able to pull our soul up if our Simran is not perfected.”
“When a person comes to a Master, he must come with an open-minded outlook. Since he knows that all his actions hitherto, individual as well as social, have not so far secured him salvation, he should bid goodbye to them and ask the Master for his instructions in the matter of spiritual practices. Having obtained his instructions, he must then follow them scrupulously, and that alone should constitute his sole devotion. Whatever the Master ordains, that must be taken as Gospel truth, no matter whether it stands the test of mere human reason or not. Our intellect and our reason, after all, are limited and cannot reach the depths to which the Master penetrates. He knows the why and wherefore of his instructions, and like a fully responsible Field Marshal, issues his commands. We must therefore learn to obey him implicitly like a true soldier, and do what he bids.”
“The best and the highest method of meeting God is to love the Master and to remain at His Lotus Feet. This is the first step of the ladder towards God-Realization.”
“I wish that you would go in and make conscious progress inside. If the way is long and slippery, faith in the Master and the practice of the Sound Current makes the footing firm, and perseverance and courage bring us nearer the road terminus. You are right in praying for help inside, as the Master within is always ready to help, and does help, provided we ask for help in sincerity and earnestness.”