29 Sadhu Sundar Singh Quotes

  • "To harmonize the thoughts and imaginations of men the presence of the stimulating breath of the Holy Spirit is necessary. When that is present there will be produced heavenly airs and joyous harmonies in men's hearts, both in this life and in heaven."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Holy Spirit


  • "The Indian Seer lost God in Nature; the Christian mystic, on the other hand, finds God in Nature. The Hindu mystic believes that God and Nature are one and the same; the Christian mystic knows that there must be a Creator to account for the universe."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Creation


  • "Should pain and suffering, sorrow, and grief, rise up like clouds and overshadow for a time the Sun of Righteousness and hide Him from your view, do not be dismayed, for in the end this cloud of woe will descend in showers of blessing on your head, and the Sun of Righteousness rise upon you to set no more forever."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Affliction, Blessings


  • "If God is your own, then all things in Heaven and on earth will be your own, because He is your Father and is everything to you; otherwise you will have to go and ask like a beggar for certain things. When they are used up, you will have to ask again. So ask not for gifts but for the Giver of Gifts: not for life but for the Giver of Life - then life and the things needed for life will be added unto you."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Life


  • "He who searches for Divine Reality with all his heart and soul and finds it, becomes aware that, before he began to seek God, God was seeking him, in order to draw him into the joy of fellowship with Him, into the peace of His Presence."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Joy, Peace


  • "One day after a long journey, I rested in front of a house. Suddenly a sparrow came towards me blown helplessly by a strong wind. From another direction, an eagle dived to catch the panicky sparrow. Threatened from different directions, the sparrow flew into my lap. By choice, it would not normally do that. However, the little bird was seeking for a refuge from a great danger. Likewise, the violent winds of suffering and trouble blow us into the Lord's protective hands."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Suffering


  • "There are many beautiful things in the world around us, but pearls can only be discovered in the depths of the sea; if we wish to posses spiritual pearls we must plunge into the depths, that is, we must pray, we must sink down into the secret depths of contemplation and prayer. Then we shall perceive precious pearls."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist. We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen, will be made evident to others from the love which he imparts to us."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Holy Spirit


  • "Fish which always live in the depths of the ocean lose some of their faculties, like the Tibetan hermits who always live in the dark. The ostrich loses his power of flying because he does not use his wings. Therefore do not bury the gifts and talents which have been given to you, but use them, that you may enter into the joy of your Lord."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Gifts


  • "If true happiness depended on the thoughts of man, then all philosophers and deep thinkers would be filled to overflowing with it."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Happiness, Philosophy


  • "People would never begin to pray if they could not ask for earthly things like riches and health and honors; He says to Himself: If they ask for such things the desire for something better will awaken in them, and finally they will only care about the higher things."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Should I worship Him from fear of hell, may I be cast into it. Should I serve Him from desire of gaining heaven, may He keep me out. But should I worship Him from love alone, He reveals Himself to me, that my whole heart may be filled with His love and presence."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Worship


  • "From time immemorial men have quenched their thirst with water without knowing anything about its chemical constituents. In like manner we do not need to be instructed in all the mysteries of doctrine, but we do need to receive the Living Water which Jesus Christ will give us and which alone can satisfy our souls."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Salvation


  • "Just as the salt water of the sea is drawn upwards by the hot rays of the sun, and gradually takes on the form of clouds, and, turned thus into sweet and refreshing water, falls in showers on the earth (for the sea water as it rises upwards leaves behind it its salt and bitterness), so when the thoughts and desires of the man of prayer rise aloft like misty emanations of the soul, the rays of the Sun of Righteousness purify them of all sinful taint, and his prayers become a great cloud which descends from heaven in a shower of blessing, bringing refreshment to many on the earth."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Prayer


  • "From my many years experience I can unhesitatingly say that the cross bears those who bear the cross."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: The Cross



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