54 Cards with teachings

20160413_095602Mahavatar Babaji appeared in a holy cave at the foot of the Kumaun mount Kailash across the sacred Gautama Ganga river at the remote village of Haidakhan in 1970. His teaching is non sectarian, but is supportive of all religions which guide human beings toward a life lived in harmony with the Divine.

This set of 54 cards is an attempt to convey some of Shri Babaji’s teachings in simple form. Choose a card using whatever method preferred and allow the teaching to speak to you.  54 Texts are given below.

Om Namah Shivaya

  • All of you who are burdened with suffering, do not fear the limitations of time, for I shall come to you and teach you in your dreams. 
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  • All of you must bring alertness into your lives. The revolutionary spirit which I want to inspire in the hearts of all of you is for the sake of world peace. 
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  • The path of God-realisation is most difficult one. Few are those who will walk it. It is as difficult as walking on the edge of razor. The grace of the guru is everything. No knowledge is possible without the grace of the guru. 
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  • This is a universal family. Have no idea of separation of identity: discard feelings of separateness. Serve the people with mind, body, wealth and brain.
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  • The creation is vast and there are many doctrines. Adhere to one principle – that of truth, simplicity and love. Live in truth, simplicity and love and practice Karma yoga. 
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  • Do not think of yourself or your comfort, but think of others. This is the great humanitarian principle. 
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  • Learn to talk less and work more, this is the field of spiritual practice.
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  • Praise everyone. If you cannot praise someone… let him/her go out of your life. 
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  • The only religion is humanity. There must be tolerance and forgiveness… It is our duty to set an example for this. 
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  • Attach yourself to God. Be brave and walk on. There will be many mountains to cross, but do not stop until the goal is reached. Be strong and never feel disheartened. 
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  • The Lord’s name is like divine nectar; repeat it all the time.
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  • Nothing can be achieved without discipline. You should have the strong discipline of a soldier. Be a soldier of God, and act with courage and discipline.   
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  • This world is transitory; the Spirit is the true reality. Everything in this world is destructible, transient, unlasting…   
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  • No place must be without the name of Om Namaha Shivaya; on every street, in every house it must be spread…  This Om Namaha Shivaya is like nectar; feed everyone with this nectar. 
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  • There is only one way for mankind to be saved and that is by changing the hearts of all people… As long as there is no change of heart, humanity is in great danger. 
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  • When the name of the Lord, as His supreme power, enters the heart, happiness begins to pervade it. By remembering His name, the Lord Himself comes to reside within the heart, and the devotee immediately reaps the fruit of all his endeavours. 
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  • Walk on with courage and bravery. Go on working to improve humankind and establish the path of truth. 
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  • Let your life be that of a rose. In silence, it speaks the language of fragrance. 
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  • We must work unitedly. 
    We must all work together to complete our task. In this way all work becomes easy.  
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  • The world is transitory. 
    You will find stability only on the path of karma yoga. Only action can take a person to God and give liberation.  
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  • Of greatest importance is that the repetition of God’s name increases daily. In this way, your heart and mind will be purified. Only then will you find God in yourself. 
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  • All the living beings, animals, flowers, plants and stones have been given a form by God and this body has been given by God to perform a duty in this world. 
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  • Every moment, in each breath, while eating, sleeping and working, remember the Lord’s name.  
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  • If you come to doubt, I’ll give you reason to doubt. If you come suspicious, I’ll give you reason to be suspicious. But if you come seeking love, I’ll show you more love than you’ve ever known. 
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  • In the world today fire is bursting out on one side, while nectar flows on the other. You must decide if you choose fire or nectar. 
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  • One perfect being is enough to change the world. Rama, Krishna and Christ were not many, they were only one… One spark of light is enough to enlighten the universe. 
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  • When you all belong to this whole universe, where is the place for “I” and “mine”? We must unite as one universal family and march forward in unity. 
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  • All perfection and divine virtue are hidden within You – reveal them to the world. Wisdom too, is already within you…. let it shine forth. 
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  • There will always be hills and mountains to overcome on the way to God. Do not be disturbed by the mountain falling down. It is the duty of the mountain to fall down and the duty of the soldiers to move the mountain. 
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  • Do not imitate. Be strong. Be upright. Do not lean on the crutches of others Think with your own head. Be yourself. . 
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  • You have to be strong and capable of facing these coming difficult times… 
    You have to gather your courage, leave behind the fear of death to face life with hope and courage…
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  • Unite in love to elevate yourselves. 
    Each one of you must vow today to sacrifice everything to obtain oneness with yourself. 
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  • Today you should take a vow to work hard always and to spread the message of karma wherever you go. 
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  • Nothing can be achieved without knowledge and yet everything can be achieved just through a pure heart. 
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  • You have come into the world to work. 
    You must always be eager to work. 
    The one who is idle is like a dead man.
    You have come to this world to live, not to die. 
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  • Man’s mind is very fast, faster than the wind. By doing work while repeating God’s name, your mind becomes cleansed of thoughts and useless, negative thoughts cannot enter it.
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  • Kindle the light in yourself, then kindle it in others – one by one. Just as when the lamp burns it consumes oil, so this light will consume idleness, laziness, greed.
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  • Show the world ideal actions. Service to humanity is service and worship of God.
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  • In this age it is not possible to renounce the world. The only practice of renunciation now is to offer all work and actions to God. If you want God, be ready to devote everything to God.
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  • Truth is supreme and nothing in the universe is more important than truth.
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  • There is great power in union.
    If there is unity and love among you, then only can you lead a peaceful and happy life.
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  • Recognize God and goodness in every face. There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future.
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  • There is no place for fear: people must work fearlessly in the world…
    When a man is fearless, no man can stand against him in a battle – either a battle in material life or in spiritual life.
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  • God is everywhere, in everything, in water, in the sky…. He is inside you.
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  • Love and serve all humanity.
    Help everyone.
    Be happy. Be courteous.
    Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy.
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  • The higher self in people must be developed and enthrallment with the lower nature destroyed. It will be destroyed in countries all around the world by changing hearts of mankind. Do you understand?
    Now that you understand, you must live in Truth, Simplicity and Love, and take this message into the world.
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  • We have to be prepared for anything, at any time. We must train ourselves for every kind of work.
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  • Learn not to make projects and fantasies about your future. Forget your past and old habits. Learn how to concentrate your mind on the Divine only.
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  • I am no-one and nothing. This body has no meaning. It is here to serve people… I am the mirror, in which you can see yourself.