Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Performing action with a spiritual outlook is the essence of Atmadharma (individual's essential nature). If you enquire deeply, you will realize that everything happens not merely because of your personal efforts but by the will of God. Right from the atom to the cosmos, everything in the universe is driven by God's will.
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The divine dwells in everyone's heart. You must enthuse those who entertain godly feelings. Such people should not be discouraged. Divine feelings arise in one only as a consequence of good deeds done in many lives. Only a sacred heart can experience the divine. The pursuit of any object other than the divine is a futile exercise - worldly possessions come and go, but divinity comes and grows.
Monday, May 27, 2024
Contemplate on the divine name, irrespective of religion, caste, creed, or gender. You can always chant the divine name of your liking. If you constantly contemplate on and chant the divine name, it will purify your thoughts and feelings. Never forget the divine name. If you constantly contemplate on the divine name, your life will surely be sanctified.
Sunday, May 26, 2024
Seeing only things that are holy is samyak-darshanam (holy vision). You must see only things that please your conscience. Seeing all worldly things is not holy vision. Buddha emphasized seeing good, thinking good, speaking good, and doing good. The eyes should be used for seeing only what is pure, holy, and edifying.
Saturday, May 25, 2024
In creation, there appear to be two entities: you and I. But you and I are one. Vyashti (individual) is a part of samashti (society), and samashti is a part of srishti (creation), which emerges from Parameshti (God). This Parameshti is Parabrahma Tattwa (principle of Brahman). That is the fundamental basis of the entire creation. In this way, you have to recognize the unity of all creation. Only then can you attain Parameshti, or the principle of Brahman.
Friday, May 24, 2024
Children should revere their parents, who account for their physical existence. But they should realize what they owe to God, the basis of all life. Recognizing this double obligation to the mothers and to the divine - they should redeem their lives by purposeful living. There are greater things than even life itself. The supreme achievement is God-realization. It is the summum bonum of human life.
Thursday, May 23, 2024
The same divine principle of love is present in all of you. When you take the path of love, you will become Buddha yourself. Today is Buddha Poornima. Poornima means full moon. The underlying message of Buddha Poornima is that the mind should shine with total purity like the full moon. It should unite with its source, i.e., the Atma, which is pure and effulgent. There is no darkness on a full moon night. On this auspicious day of Buddha Poornima, we should attain full purity of the mind.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
True sadhana (spiritual exercise) eradicates all evil in a human being. The study of sacred texts, meditation, and penance do not constitute the whole of sadhana. To remove all the impurities in the mind is real sadhana. After this comes what Buddha called samyak-samadhi or nirvana (realization or liberation). What is meant by samadhi? It means treating pleasure and pain, gain and loss alike. Sama-dhi (equal-mindedness) is "samadhi". To look upon light and darkness, pleasure and pain, profit and loss, fame and censure with an equal mind is samadhi. Buddha termed this equal mindedness as nirvana.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Buddha experienced the unity of all creation. He transformed completely once he attained the vision of Ekatma (oneness of the Atma). He realized that all worldly relations like mother, father, wife, and children were false. He transcended body consciousness. That is why he earned the appellation Buddha (enlightened one). One should use buddhi (intelligence) to understand this principle of unity.
Monday, May 20, 2024
Some people talk about meditation. Even Buddha advocated the practice of meditation. What do you have to meditate upon? What is meant by meditation? Does it mean concentrating on a particular object? No, no. That is not meditation at all. Contemplating the principle of "I am I" is true meditation.
Sunday, May 19, 2024
You should try to do good to those who have harmed you. You must forget the harm done by others and the good you have done to others. So, you should forget what needs to be forgotten and remember those things that need to be remembered. What are the things you must remember? The good that others have done to you. You must remember the good that has been done to you as sacred. You must express your gratitude.
Saturday, May 18, 2024
All that relates to the body is temporary and transient. What one should seek is enduring bliss. Happiness is a union with God. Buddha prescribed five duties: good vision, good thoughts, listening to good things, good speech, and good actions. These five-fold duties constitute true sadhana (spiritual practice).
Friday, May 17, 2024
The Lord is not swayed by wealth or scholarship, power, or position. Love alone can move God. If you wish to sway the Lord, you must offer love and love alone. Today unfortunately love has become scarce. Even material love is disappearing. But God’s love is boundless. In whatever manner you may love God, God responds in equal measure. 
Thursday, May 16, 2024
The human body acquires its sacredness because it is the abode of the divine. The Gita refers to the body as a Kshetra (sacred field) and the divine indweller as the Kshetrajna (knower of the sacred field). Because of the body's sacredness, it should be used properly as an instrument of the divine.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Names and forms may be different, but all beings are part and parcel of the same divine principle. You may call this a handkerchief. You may call this a robe. But both are made of cotton. Likewise, divinity is the underlying principle in the apparent multiplicity of this world.
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Knowledge of the Self cannot be obtained by studying scriptures, from preceptors, or by the grace of great men. The Self (Brahman) cannot be seen in the external world. It should be experienced in one's heart. It is a mark of ignorance to seek the Self in the outside world.
Monday, May 13, 2024
Speaking truth is a supreme virtue for all people, anywhere. In any circumstance, one should adhere to the truth. Truth is God incarnate. Righteousness should accompany one like a shadow. You can achieve anything in life when you have truth and righteousness as your guiding stars. All powers are inherent in these two virtues.
Sunday, May 12, 2024
Education that does not facilitate inquiry into one's Self is not education! It will only lead to agitation! Mere book reading does not constitute education. Book reading contributes only to acquiring bookish knowledge, which is artificial knowledge. Real knowledge comes out of the heart.
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Spiritual practices such as chanting God’s name (japa) and penance (tapas) will not yield the desired result unless you recognize the principle of unity. Understand that the mind is most important. You should have a steady mind. Only then will your life be redeemed.
Friday, May 10, 2024
Every person, man, or woman, should respect their parents, install the divine in their hearts, and pray to God constantly. It is everyone's duty to bring a good name to one's parents. When the children are good, they bring a good name to the parents.
Thursday, May 9, 2024
And what exactly is liberation (moksha)? It is the release from grief, the absence of grief, and the attainment of spiritual bliss. The supreme Self, the sovereign Lord, is the embodiment of indivisible sweetness (rasa), the treasure house of bliss. Hence, those who seek and secure God’s grace gain eternal bliss.
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Buddhi (intellect) is of two types. The buddhi that sees diversity in unity is worldly intelligence. One should develop spiritual intelligence (adhyatmic buddhi) to realize the underlying unity of all creation. It gives you the experience of the Atmic principle, which is the same in the entire creation.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
You can secure God's love by chanting the Lord's name. You should be grateful to your mother for endowing you with a body that enables you to chant the Lord's name.
Monday, May 6, 2024
The love of a mother is supreme. Only through the love of the mother do divine feelings develop in the children. There will surely be peace and prosperity where there is a mother of noble qualities. It is foolish to crave the love of other people, ignoring the love of one's mother. One should, therefore, revere and respect the mother and try to experience her love.
Sunday, May 5, 2024
Every human being is born from the mother's womb. One is fostered by the mother's love and enjoys many things in life because of the mother. One enjoys all happiness in life because of the mother's love. Hence, there is no higher divinity than the mother.
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Make all your actions conform to righteousness (dharma). Whatever you do, remembering God will get sanctified. See no evil; See what is good. Hear no evil; Hear what is good. Speak no evil; Speak what is good. Think no evil; Think what is good. Do no evil; Do what is good. This is the way to God.
Friday, May 3, 2024
One should develop faith in God. Without that faith, life will be meaningless. One can have no happiness or satisfaction in life without the grace of God.
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Bereft of love, humanness has no existence. We should love all, irrespective of whether one is a pauper or a rich man. Money should not be the criterion for sharing love with your fellowmen. Money is not important. Money comes and goes, and morality comes and grows. Do not hurt others. Help ever, hurt never.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
There is no nobler quality in the world than love. It is wisdom. It is righteousness. It is wealth. It is truth. Everything is permeated with love. Everything in the cosmos arises from love, grows by love, and merges in love.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
If the name of the Lord is not recited in the proper spirit, of what use is all the spiritual practice? Faith is the primary requisite. Chanting the name endlessly without faith is utterly useless. Where there is faith, there is love. Where there is love, there is peace. Where there is peace, there is truth. Where there is truth, there is bliss. Where there is bliss, there is God.