For some, life is a burden

For some, an aversion

For some, indifference

For some, a responsibility

For some, a duty

For some, a game

For some, life is a challenge

For some, grief

For some, fearful

For some, an achievement

For some, an accident

For some, a drama

For a Krishna devotee, life is blissful!

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

What is the point of leading lives filled with compromises, trying to gain the acceptance of all in the world? The only one who should accept us is God. Let us lead our life with that focus alone!

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Make your life perfect by never doing things that you despise in others.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

We celebrate birthdays merrily with the perception that it is growth in terms of age. Do we stop for a moment and realize that it actually also means that the time left for us to realize God is decreasing?

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

One should constantly repeat the names of God irrespective of any activity that he/she might be involved in. Every moment of our life that is spent without the thought of God is a waste.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

As long as the ‘I’ remains, you are going to die. As long as you die, the ‘I’ will continue to live.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Oh Krishna, do make my life purposeful; if not to others, at least to myself.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Joy and sorrow are the only two known states of mind as far as man is concerned. Divinity is to get past this dual state and be in a constant state of bliss.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

People always bother about the destination. Instead, it would be wiser if one were to take care if one were journeying along the correct path.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Giving up enquiry into and analysis of the various affairs of the world, if you would analyse yourself, your faults and inquire into the steps to correct them, you can attain the Lord. This is certain.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji; Kali Dharma Undhiyar 28

The rose shuns the pink colour from amongst all the colours of the light. It absorbs the other colours within it. But, it is this pink colour shunned by the flower, that brings fame and glory to it. Likewise, when a man truly shuns a thing, it will come seeking him.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Our father, Bhagavan Sri Krishna, is ready and willing to give us, His children, His unbound treasure in the form of jnana (knowledge). To attain that, all we have to do is to lead a life that pleases Him. Just like a son who does not heed his father and runs away from home, some try to attain that Jnana( knowledge) by their own efforts.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

When one is afflicted with sorrow, if he persists in prayers without questioning the Lord as to why he is being subjected to it, once the difficult times pass, the Lord is pleased and rewards him with a special gift of His grace.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

If a jasmine plant grows in a ‘nandavanam’, it has the fortune of being offered to God. If it grows in a park, its beauty and fragrance are cherished by visitors. If it grows in a garden, it may find its way to the flower market, where a man might buy it for his beloved. However, if it ends up near a gutter, it is a great misfortune to the flower. Similarly, beauty, love, knowledge and divinity in the midst of those who do not know its worth, is a great misfortune to the one who possesses those attributes.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Working for the world makes a happy life;

Working for God makes a blissful life.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Your last breath should ensure that this is your last birth

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

A person can win over the entire world by simply perfecting the art of fine behavior.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Before we venture into any task – worldly or divine, we should first think about its greatness and learn to love it. Then that task itself becomes a source of joy.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Parents wish for progeny. So they beget children. Does anyone ever ask the child if it wished for such parents?

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Lord Shiva gave one half of Himself to Goddess Parvathi and hence came to be called as 'Ardha Naareeshwara' after His wedding with Parvathi. In today’s world, what is the groom’s prime expectation of his wife-to-be? That she is an 'artha – naari' ! (a working-woman – who earns!)

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

One gets stronger not when one does not have problems, but when he boldly encounters and fights them. Problems are the gears to life. When a dog tries to chase a person, he becomes more energetic and gathers his might to escape, who would otherwise be lethargic. Giving into problems is not the solution.

 ~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji