Saturday, December 23, 2023
Jesus exemplified the spirit of service to society. The inspiration for this came from His mother Mary. From His childhood, Mary taught Him such good qualities as truth, kindness, compassion, and justice.
Friday, December 22, 2023
The fishermen wanted Jesus to fulfill their worldly desires. Peter wanted more fish. But ultimately, he realized the futility of worldly desires. He wanted to go beyond the level of body and the mind as per Jesus’ teachings. Jesus told them to give up hatred and to love all and serve all. He exhorted them to develop faith in the principle of unity.
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Great teachers belong to mankind. It is wrong to believe that Jesus belongs only to the Christians and the Christmas is a holy festival for the West only. To accept one of them as one's own and discard the rest as belonging to others, is a sign of pettiness. Christ, Rama, Krishna - they are for all individuals everywhere.
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Jesus said that one's life was useless if one did not realize one's duties toward society. Where there is unity, there is purity; where there is purity, there is divinity; where there is divinity, there is bliss. People should recognize the intimate and inseparable relationship that exists between unity, purity, and divinity.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
The most important faculty in humans is the power of integrated awareness (Prajna-Shakti). It is from the power of integrated awareness that other powers like willpower (Ichcha-Shakti), intelligence (Medha-Shakti), the power of speech (Vak-Shakti) and the reasoning powers (Vicharana-Shakti) are derived. This integrated awareness is sustained by thoughts.
Monday, December 18, 2023
It is not possible to attain divinity without getting rid of animality. Today, individuals may behave like animals due to their selfish love. Such a person can never enjoy happiness and will always be immersed in misery. The more one loves others, the greater the joy they will experience.
Sunday, December 17, 2023
A heart without love is like a barren land. Foster love in your hearts and redeem your lives. Whatever your scholarship or wealth, they are valueless without love. Without devotion all other accomplishments are of no avail for realizing God. Individuals aspire for liberation. True liberation means freedom from desires.
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Jesus was born for a purpose (karana-janma), a master born with a purpose, with the mission of restoring love, charity, and compassion in the hearts of people. He had no attachment to the self, nor did he pay any heed to joy or sorrow, loss, or gain. He had a heart that responded to the call of anguish, and He went about the land preaching the lesson of love. His life was a libation for the upliftment of humanity.
Friday, December 15, 2023
I and you are one. God and you are one. God is not anywhere separate from you. You should develop the feeling that you yourself are God. When you say, ‘I’, it represents unity. You cannot estimate the bliss that is derived from unity. All are one.
Thursday, December 14, 2023
The body is bound to perish one day or the other. You will have to face misery if you are attached to the body. To attain immortality and experience bliss, you have to transcend name and form. So long as you have a body, you have to take care of it. But you should not be unduly attached to it or worried about it.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Sow the seed of love in your hearts and it will grow in due course into a big tree. God is one. Do not entertain any differences of creed or caste. Carry the message of unity to every home. Embodiments of love! Regard love as your life-breath and as the sole purpose of your existence.
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
If each one does their duty, in the spirit of dedication, the light can illumine all, but if the doors of the heart are shut against the light, how can darkness disappear? You cannot sit back and expect the incarnation to bring peace and joy to you. The incarnation comes to warn, to guide, to awaken, to lay down the path, and shed the light of love on it. But one has to listen, learn, and obey with hope and faith.
Monday, December 11, 2023
Any mighty task can be achieved by chanting the divine name. For spiritual practices like meditation and penance, a specific time and place are required. But for chanting the divine name, no such restrictions need to be followed. Wherever you are, whatever you may be doing, you can chant the divine name.
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Carols and candles, readings from the Bible, and acting out the incidents that surrounded His birth are not enough to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Jesus said that the bread taken in the 'last supper' was His flesh, and the wine, His blood. He meant that all beings alive with flesh and blood are to be treated as He Himself and that no distinction should be made between friend or foe, we or they. Everybody is His body, sustained by the bread; every drop of blood flowing in the veins of every living being is His, animated by the activity that the wine imparted to it. That is to say, every person is divine and has to be revered as such.
Saturday, December 9, 2023
God has no specific name. He is present in you in the form of Atma. What does Atma mean? It means love only. It is love that unites all. If you imbibe this principle of unity, then all will become one. When you attain this unity, you will have purity. When you have purity, then Atma Tatwa (principle of the Self) will manifest in you. Therefore, you must have unity to attain divinity.
Friday, December 8, 2023
Human beings are a combination of these three: bhutakasa (body), chitthakasa (mind), and Chidakasa (Atma). The first refers to the one you think you are; the second, the one others think you are; and the third, the one you really are.
Thursday, December 7, 2023
People are developing their intellectual abilities but are using their intelligence for wrong purposes. Knowledge without right action is useless. Mere action without knowledge is foolishness. Hence it is necessary to combine knowledge with cultivation of character.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
To think that God would forget anybody is only your imagination - the reflection, reaction, and resound of your feelings. God never forgets anybody. It is only the devotees who remember or forget God. God loves all equally. So, develop love. Eschew all evil tendencies.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
When Jesus was a small boy, His parents took Him to Jerusalem. After some time, Mother Mary, not finding her son Jesus by her side, thought that He had lost His way in the crowd and searched for Him frantically. Ultimately, she found Him listening with rapt attention to the sermon of a priest in a synagogue. She hugged Him and shed tears of joy. Then Jesus said, “Mother, why should you be worried when I am in the company of God, my Father.”
Monday, December 4, 2023
The followers of every religion, in their own way and style, call upon the one God who is omnipresent. It is the same God who confers upon all mankind, health, prosperity, peace, and happiness. No religion has a separate God showering grace upon those who profess to abide by that faith alone!
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Without waves, there can be no ocean. Without rays, there can be no sun. Likewise, a person without love cannot be considered a human being. Just as waves are for the ocean, rays are for the sun, so too is love for individuals. Therefore, individuals should fill their lives with love.
Saturday, December 2, 2023
If you want to realize God, if you wish to experience the divinity within you, if you want to know your true Self, you must develop pure, unsullied love. It is this that binds all people. It is described as the tether of love (Prema-pasham).
Friday, December 1, 2023
All religions and scriptures agree that going to the aid of fellow beings in times of need and saving them from distressing situations is the greatest virtue. To be friendly toward all beings is the duty of everyone since the same Atma is there in all beings. Comprehending this truth, it is the duty of everyone born as a human being to do good to others based on love.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
You should develop friendship with God. If God is your friend, the whole world will be under your control. But today, the unfortunate ones are losing their friendship with God. It is not easy to make friendship with God. But you must make every effort in this direction. Once you develop friendship with God, you must take full advantage of it through spiritual practices.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Give love to all, give up the ego, display heroism in service. With compassion to fellowmen, feel your intimate kinship with them. Visualize the inner Self (Atma) that illumines all and derive unending bliss therefrom.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Purity of thought, word, and deed is true wisdom. You don't need to undertake any other spiritual practice. People undertake various spiritual practices. But they confer only temporary satisfaction. On the other hand, when you have purity of thought, word, and deed, you will experience eternal happiness.
Monday, November 27, 2023
Do bhajans (devotional singing) and have the name of the Lord always on your lips. Do not waste even a single moment. By chanting the name of Rama, Hanuman became all-powerful, the embodiment of peace and the exemplar of all noble qualities.
Sunday, November 26, 2023
There is one way of getting over the results of karma. If you earn the grace of the divine, even mountains of sin can be reduced to dust. Only the divine has the power to confer such grace. A spark of fire can bum down a mountain of cotton. How is the spark to be got into the mountain of human predicament? Only through love. Develop love.
Saturday, November 25, 2023
There is no need to attempt something big. Even a small bit of service done well is enough. Bear these three things in mind: First, our service organizations should keep aloof from the government. Second, plunging into society, render service. Third, avoid finding fault or talking ill of others. This is the real sadhana (spiritual practice).
Friday, November 24, 2023
Engage yourselves in social service, remembering and worshiping God and recognizing your inherent divinity. This is the way to sanctify your lives. Be aware of the divinity in you. There is no need to search for God anywhere outside you. The bodily vesture you are wearing should not produce the delusion that you are the body. Shed that delusion and you will realize the inherent divinity (Brahman) that you really are.