Something to Think About
One should meditate, make efforts and go in. Although the Satguru has the power to pull up the soul and take it inside, it would be like lifting a man who is tied down with heavy chains. The wise course for the Satguru is to undo the chains one by one, free the man, and then take him up. This no doubt takes time, but the soul will rise with ease, and when once it goes up, the chains will not be able to pull it down.
With the Three Masters, Vol. II
Humility is not weakness. It is such a powerful thing that all the powers of the world have to bow to it. Man conquers himself with pridelessness. No one can defeat a prideless man; as behind his humility is acting the secret power of the Lord. Humility is an ornament of great men.
Maharaj Sawan Singh, Philosophy of the Masters, Vol. III
The only activity of lasting value is simran (repetition of the holy Names revealed by the Guru) and bhajan (listening to the celestial melody from within). Parents and children, power and pelf, wealth and possessions -none of these can we carry away with us to the land of the hereafter. Two things alone are our permanent companions – the Master and the Word. If we have any true kinsmen in the world, it is these two. Yet, our affection for these two true friends is woefully meagre.
Maharaj Sawan Singh, Discourses on Sant Mat, Vol. I