Something to Think About
If someone sincerely endeavours to recognize the will of God, then there is another extremely subtle way in which that person may become conscious of the divine will. It is that particular capacity of the human mind that we call conscience which acts as a channel for receiving impulses of divine guidance. To cultivate receptiveness to inner guidance – to make one’s conscience sensitive and obey its hints – is one of the important conditions for progressing on the spiritual path.
Adventure of Faith
Try whatever method you want, try any technique you can think of – give what you want in charity, go on endless pilgrimages, bathe in all the holy waters, read all the scriptures, pierce your ears, wear your hair matted, smear ash on your body, go on bowing at the tombs of past saints, renounce your family, hide away in some forest or mountain retreat – (but) without the practice of the Word, you will not escape from the prison of the body under any circumstances whatsoever.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Spiritual Discourses, Vol. 1
One ought always to live within one’s means. Try to adjust your budget and reduce your wants. There can be no end to a person’s desires. One can increase one’s wants as much as one likes, and one may also reduce them to the minimum. The richest person is one who has no desires.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Divine Light