Enlightened Masters Quotes

Enlightened masters such as Neem Karoli Baba, Osho, Paramahansa Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, Shirdi Sai Baba, Sivananda, Sri Anandamayi Ma, Sri Ramakrishna, and Swami Vivekananda have each contributed a unique thread to the tapestry of spiritual wisdom. Their teachings, though varied in approach, converge on the universal truths of existence, compassion, and the pursuit of inner peace.

Neem Karoli Baba’s embodiment of love and service echoes in a society yearning for connection and altruism. His message to love all beings challenges us to look beyond our differences and to act with kindness and empathy.

Osho’s provocative insights into consciousness and the human psyche invite us to break free from societal conditioning and to live with authenticity. His teachings on mindfulness and meditation are particularly pertinent in an age of distraction and disconnection.

Paramahansa Yogananda’s pioneering work in bringing yoga and meditation to the West has sparked a global movement towards self-realization. His emphasis on the unity of all religions offers a pathway to interfaith harmony.

Ramana Maharshi’s introspective method of self-inquiry encourages a direct experience of the self, a practice that can lead to profound understanding and tranquility in our fast-paced world.

Shirdi Sai Baba’s universal teachings on faith and patience resonate with those seeking solace in the divine, regardless of their spiritual path.

Sivananda’s integrative approach to health and spiritual practice reflects our contemporary quest for balance and wellness.

Sri Anandamayi Ma’s life, a testament to divine joy and spiritual depth, inspires seekers to find the sacred in everyday life.

Sri Ramakrishna’s spiritual pluralism and parables offer insights into the myriad paths to the divine, affirming the value of tolerance and acceptance.

Swami Vivekananda’s message of self-empowerment and service ignites the spirit of youth and ignites action towards societal upliftment.

The wisdom of these masters is timeless, addressing the core human needs for meaning, peace, and connection. In a world rife with materialism and existential angst, their teachings offer a wellspring of insight and guidance for navigating the complexities of modern life with grace and purpose.


Dalai Lama says : “Change only takes place through action, not through meditation and prayer.”

Dalai Lama says : “It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.”

Dalai Lama says :  “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama says :  “The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”

Gautama Buddha says : “However many holy words you read, how many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?”

Mahavatar Babaji says : “Even in the world, the yogi who faithfully discharges his responsibilities, without personal motive or attachment, treads the sure path of enlightenment.”

Neem Karoli Baba says : “Attachment is the strongest block to realization.”

Neem Karoli Baba says : “Even if a person hurts you, give him love. The worst punishment is to throw someone out of your heart… You should love everyone as God, and love each other. If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal.”

Neem Karoli Baba says : “See all women as mothers, serve them as your mother. When you see the entire world as the mother, the ego falls away.”

Neem Karoli Baba says : “You can plan for a hundred years. But you don’t know what will happen the next moment.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj says : “Leave your mind alone, that is all. Do not go along with it. After all, there is no such thing as mind apart from thoughts which come and go obeying their own laws, not yours. They dominate you only because you are interested in them.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj says : “Watch your thoughts as you watch the street traffic. People come and go; you register without response. It may not be easy in the beginning, but with some practice you will find that your mind can function on many levels at the same time and you can be aware of them all.”

Osho says : “A mature mind is one who understands the impossibility of knowing the ultimate, and with this understanding there is a new dimension: the dimension of being.”

Osho says : “One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise…”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says :  “Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says :  “The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”

Paramahansa Yogananda says : “You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may learn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk in water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away – the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “The explorers seek happiness in finding curiosities, discovering new lands and undergoing risks in adventures. They are thrilling. But where is pleasure found? Only within. Pleasure is not to be sought in the external world.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge. But some of these rules and discipline are good for beginners.”

Ramana Maharshi says : “Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.”