Life is so beautiful, but we fail to appreciate the beauty within us. Do you know that each and every person is totally beautiful? For we don’t look at face value. Each and everyone is a beautiful person because your real, inner self is beautiful. Learn to recognize that. Learn to feel that and you will see how your confidence will grow, how you will feel yourself to be a better person. You could be rich or poor or whatever, that doesn’t matter. That’s just incidental because you came with nothing and you’re going with nothing. But learn to recognize yourself to be beautiful and you will find yourself to be beautiful.

So, the mind conditions your beatitude until you start realizing it. So, start with the mind. No one denies you this. Start with the mind and say, “I am beautiful. I’m great. I’m a master of my life. I am one with God.” And slowly and gradually through your spiritual practices, you will realize it. And that is called Self Realization, with a capital ‘S’. And that is how you will recognize or cognize or know or realize Self Realization. Then all troubles are gone. `

~Gururaj Ananda Yogi: UK 85 – 20


Now all the practices that we do, are nothing but a preparation. We are preparing ourselves to find the depth that is within us and in order to find the depth as a living person, we don’t discard the body, we don’t discard the mind, but through our practices, we bring about a refinement, we clean the dirty glass of the window. And the more we clean it, the more light would shine through and that is called evolution, that is called spiritual progress until the windows of the mind is so clean that the light shines through in full force. Good. And that is called Illumination.

~ Gururaj Ananda Yogi: UK 77 – 02

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