One’s mere presence near a flower will suffice to gets its fragrance. Likewise, merely remaining in a Sadhu’s presence is sufficient to feel divinity.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

It is impossible for you to understand the actions of a Mahatma; but it is sufficient to understand that whatever He does, it will be only for your good.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

People speak of the seven wonders of the world. But these are not the real wonders. The real wonder is the way Mahans wander about in this material world, in spite of their high state!

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Living with a Saint is entirely different from reading about a Saint

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Mahans will never knowingly or unknowingly, punish anyone for their wrongdoing. They do not know to punish. To ‘teach a lesson’ is not in their nature. All that they know to teach is Bhagavata dharma!

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

There is an intimate everlasting connection between spiritual practice and the Mahatma who propagated the same. If a person who has not even heard of Mahaprabhu, chants Mahamantra incessantly, he shall have Mahaprabhu’s darshan.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

When there is a huge crowd standing before the onlooker, it will not be possible for him to see just one person. Many in the crowd will inevitably fall in his field of vision. Similarly, God’s divine sight is always focussed on saints. When we line up in submission behind saints, we will also be in God’s field of vision.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Salutations unto to those Saints like Samartha Rãmadãs, Nãmadev, Tukkãrãm, Thyãgarãja, Meerã, Purandara Dasã, Chokamela, Gnãneswar, who lived in utter poverty but were highly dispassionate by nature without any desire for mutt, wealth, royal honour or fame; who through constant meditation on God and intense pining for Him, attained Him.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

The world criticizes a Mahan who does not bless worldly prayers. Man should understand that the Mahan is under no obligation to use the tapas that He has earned through great sacrifice, control of the mind and victory over his senses for our sake. Yet, if he does it, it is only out of ‘deep compassion’.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Whatsoever lofty ideals the words of a common man may convey, they are mere words falling from his tongue. But those uttered by Mahans are an invaluable counsel, although they may sound commonplace.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Out of sheer compassion a Mahan who is in an out-of-the-world state, comes down to this physical plane and speaks to us. While this in itself is deep compassion, one cannot expect any other kindness from Him. Neither can He understand our (low) state nor can we comprehend His (high) state.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

A child jumps in joy when clothed in silk attire and bedecked with jewels though it does not know the value of them. Similarly a jnãni is happy with the services we render Him. He is in no way interested in them, but enjoys them since it makes us happy.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Equality, simplicity, and purity prevail in the presence of true saints.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

A spiritual aspirant, who tries to attain the Lord by various means and struggles, finds it hard to attain a spiritual experience. In the case of ‘Avatara Purushas’, the Lord Himself bestows them with all the divine experiences; without them having to attempt, all the spiritual experiences come seeking them.

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

A Mahan is like a ball of fire, giving warmth and comfort to those who are merely in His presence. But when it exceeds limits, one gets burnt and reduced to ashes.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Man shows to what extent he can squander this human birth; Mahans show how greatly useful it can be made.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Like how a fully bloomed lotus is totally unnoticed in a pond littered with dirt and weeds, when God speaks from within, normal people are unable to hear Him. But to Mahans, the voice of God is crystal clear like a fully bloomed lotus in a clear pond.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

An ordinary person bends towards the mass, but an extraordinary person bends the mass towards himself.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

There lived a sadhu called Omkar. He was in total silence for 6 years continuously. A devotee asked him to share his experience of being in silence for six long years. To this question, the Sadhu simply replied that apart from the fact that the six years passed like six minutes there is nothing else to say!

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Sadhu is not one who remains quiet even when hit, he is one who has given up all desires

~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

The devotion of ordinary people is first recognized by the world and later by God. However, the devotion of Mahatmas is first recognized by God. It is God who then makes it known to the world.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

If man is humble and always adheres to the words of His Guru, he becomes a ‘mahan’.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

It does not matter how many square feet make up your home. What really matters is how many Sadhus have been fed there.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

All saints of the world have conquered the hearts of many not through acts or activities but through compassion and love alone.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Great personalities have emerged in this world and excelled in different fields. They are no doubt great. But it is the spiritual philosophers (founders of religions / religious philosophies) who are still ruling the hearts of mankind. This is due to their infinite compassion.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Innumerable Bhaktas including the Azhwars and Nayanmars have sung the glory and the Names of the Almighty. But it was only Bhagavan Nama Bodendral who has given us the ‘Nama Siddantham’, the bold treatise on the greatness of the Divine Name, and it was only Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who gave it to the entire Universe without any rules and restrictions.

~ HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji