Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also help a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.
Whatever we are doing, believing, thinking, desiring, understanding, feeling – if we are not aware of them while aware of ourselves in the present – we are asleep, and all are but embers of a dream.
If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments.
Our aspirations, our affections, and our desires are turned towards the wrong things. And only when we turn them towards the right things will things get better.
Who realises all the happiness he desires? Everything is in the hands of God. Therefore, one should learn contentment.
For which of you desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?