"What does he do then? He has not only made me agree to what he has already made up his mind about, but goes and tells others, 'Baba wants so-and-so and my daughter to marry.'
"It is impossible for you to want what I want as it is impossible for you to love me as I ought to be loved. But at least do not always be wanting to make me want what you want. Hold on to me and try to obey me implicitly and fully in all I ask."
—Guruprasad, Poona, May 14, 1959
"I appear to you cheerful, radiant and in fine health—but my health is far from good. My personal doctor asks me to take complete rest, not to walk fast, and to discontinue the darshan programs as they are a great strain on my health—and the doctor is right. When I retire I feel as though my body had been wrung out. Yet you see me busy from morning till late in the evening, attending to minutest details regarding work of varied nature. Now see the contradiction. On the one hand my general health is getting worse, on the other hand I am getting much more active. But let it be clear to you that it is not for reasons of health that I stop giving darshan. It is for my universal work that weighs on me tremendously, and of which you can have no idea. The time I have been hinting at is come. The universe is come out of Me, and has to come unto Me. This is no idle talk. I say it with the authority of my experience of being the Ancient One.”
"What do you mean by 'yoga' and what do you aspire to attain through it? There is only one true 'yoga' and that is 'you go.' I know of no other yoga than 'you go.' The meaning of Yoga is as simple as that. You are your own curtain, and only when you go can You come. But the problem is how will you go— the only solution is love. When 'you' go (are annihilated) through love for God the Beloved, 'you' come (emerge) as You really are."
"These days 'Maya,' the principle of ignorance, is in full play and tries to oppose my work. So, particularly those who live near me must remain very watchful. Knowing my love for you, Maya awaits the opportunity to use your weaknesses. The moment you neglect my instructions, Maya's