WHAT IS THE HEART
The Heart is composed of the inner core of your personality, and the inner core of your personality will never disappear; it will always remain.
When the inner core of your spirit, or personality is enlivened by your spiritual practices and your guru, it assumes a different quality, although it is eternal. It assumes a quality of that greater awareness of yourself.
When you become more and more aware of yourself, you become more and more aware of your guru and your God.
That is the constitution of the Heart, and it expresses itself in so many ways. It gives of itself all the time. The Heart never receives, never, never. It is only the mind which is the recipient of mundane things.
The Heart gives all the time. The beauty of the inner core of your personality, which is called the Heart, is made totally of giving.
……… Gururaj Ananda Yogi: Satsang US 1986 – 07
MAN MUST DEVELOP THE HEART
Theology is important, but the proper interpretation has to be given to it. Because theology is so flexible that what stood to be good at a certain time might have to be changed at another time. For as man evolves more in technology perhaps – the more he must develop the Heart.
Man’s misery is only of the mind, and it is spiritual practices that could combine the Heart and the mind into a oneness. When that combination that is so possible and that can be made possible for you through the spiritual practices we teach, then what will flow through the mind would be the Heart. And what is the Heart but Love? And what is Love but God? Do you see the mechanics?
The same age-old truths have to be taught according to the times, according to the development of man’s mind. When this is done, then your life will find peace. Your life will find the peace that passes all understanding.
INDIVIDUALLY PRESCRIBED PRACTICES
The spiritual practices we teach are designed for individual people — for no two people are alike, everyone is a unique person. Therefore the practices to be used should be individually prescribed for the need of that person so that he could cross the hurdles, cross the barriers that would lead him into that land which so far remains so remote, so unknown, but so near – and so known by each and every one of you.
Each and every one of you know God and experience God all the time, and yet you say you don’t know Him. Every breath you take, every beat of your heart is but Divine. Every cell in your body that is functioning in such a systematic manner is but the manifestation of the Divine. But to bring that to your consciousness, that is the work we have to do. That is the path. And there is only one way, for there is only one life. And that is the truth and to go deeper within yourself to find that kingdom within – and all else shall be added on – all else including understanding and beyond understanding to the peace that passes all understanding.
……… Gururaj Ananda Yogi: Satsang US 1981 – 31