Mata Amirtanandamayi, “…People with little knowledge, after reading two or three books, will create problems.” (pg. 79).
Mata Amirtanandamayi, “You’ve read a lot of books. You’ve got so many ideas, so your mind is filled with things… your mind has to become empty of all those things…” (pg. 82).
Swami Paramatmananda, “…Sometimes, the simplest people are the ones who get it (Samadhi) the soonest, not the smart ones. Being smart is not everything in life, especially in spiritual life. As you make spiritual progress, as your mind gets clearer, as your mind gets cleaner, then your intelligence starts to shine…Sometimes, people who don’t seem to know anything are the ones who really make spiritual progress… the simple people are the ones who are the real winners, not the smart one or the clever ones….
“….Understanding, hearing and studying it (i.e., the Divine principle of living) is one thing. Putting it into practice is quite another thing. It’s very easy to read and understand spiritual things, but not to practise it. Even a little bit of practice is difficult.”
(pgs.82-83, 87, Talks, Vol.3)