Fresh Words

Wisdom of a Sadhu
Sundar Singh (1889-1929)

“Both water and oil come from the earth. And though they are similar in many ways, they are opposites in their nature and their purpose. One extinguishes fire, the other gives fuel to the fire. Similarly, the world and its treasures are creations of God along with the soul and its thirst for spiritual truth. But if we try to quench the thirst of our soul with the wealth and pride and honors of this world, then it is like trying to extinguish fire with oil. The soul will only find peace and contentment in the One who created it along with its longing. When we turn to the living Master, we receive water that satisfies our soul. This water is a well of spiritual life that springs up deep within us.”

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  1. I’ve read parts of the “Wisdom of the Sahdu” and really liked it. Unfortunately, it was loaned to me by a former friend, so I probably won’t get a chance to finish it, being that it’s near impossible to find.–>

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