Maharaj: You can have for the asking all the peace you want.
Questioner: I am asking.
Maharaj: You must ask with an undivided heart and live an integrated life.
Maharaj: Detach yourself from all that makes your mind restless. Renounce all that disturbs its peace. If you want peace, deserve it.
Questioner: Surely everybody deserves peace.
Maharaj: Those only deserve it who don't disturb it.
Questioner: In what way do I disturb peace?
Maharaj: By being a slave to your desires and fears.
Questioner: Even when they are justified?
Maharaj: Emotional reactions, born of ignorance or inadvertance, are never justified.
Seek a clear mind and a clean heart. All you need is to keep quietly alert, inquiring into the real nature of yourself. This is the only way to peace.
Truth is simple and open to all.
Why do you complicate?
Truth is loving and lovable.
It includes all, accepts all, purifies all.
It is untruth that is difficult and a source of trouble.
It always wants, expects, demands.
Being false, it is empty,
always in search of confirmation and reassurance.
It is afraid of and avoids inquiry.
It identifies itself with any support,
however weak and momentary.
Whatever it gets, it loses and asks for more.