I woke up this morning thinking about Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev, and my long association with Him. Going on-line I found some of His quotes (below) which really ‘speak’ to me.
The whole experience is a treasured one, to learn about Reality from someone so wise, compassionate and powerful. One thing I had to be ready for when getting to know Guru Dev was to let Him know me too! – yipes. Talk about feeling inadequate. He rides on the back of a tiger(!), whereas I just have my pickup truck. All kidding aside, it continues to be a wondrous and ever humbling experience.
~Jai Guru Dev~
The Great Guru keeps himself separate from his own body.
If you want to catch the shadow, catch the real thing and automatically the shadow will be in your hands.
Mind is something permanent which remains with you always. Even in the other world it will continue to stay with you. Therefore connect it with someone permanent, God, being the eternal existence in animate and inanimate things.
Every moment is the power of the Supreme to be realised and remembered.
Forgetting the other world, one becomes immoral and licentious.
Learn to make full use of the human body. One should not waste this chance.
A human being is like a lump of pure gold, whereas gods are like pieces of fine jewelry.
The disciple should not copy the behavior of Guru.
The disciple should follow the orders and instructions as given by the Guru.
Paramatman himself will look after the well-being of the [recognised] devotee. There will be no need to pray for one’s welfare: The father will not be able to see his son suffer. Even without being asked, he will do his best to get his son cured. Likewise Paramatman, without even a request, will do the needful.