Tuesday, June 25, 2024
The water of the ocean becomes vapor due to the Sun’s rays. The vapor in turn become clouds. The clouds come down in the form of rain, flowing down as rivers and streams, which ultimately merge into the ocean. Just as the rivers, which originate from the ocean, ultimately become one with it, so will all the living beings and objects, which originate from divinity, ultimately merge into it.
Monday, June 24, 2024
Habits can be changed and character refined through conscious effort. People always have within them, within their reach, the capacity to change their evil propensities and evil habits. Through selfless service, renunciation, devotion, prayer, and reasoning, the old habits that bind people can be discarded, and new habits that take them along the divine path can be instilled into their lives.
Sunday, June 23, 2024
See God in the form of people all around you. Your vision becomes sanctified only when you develop the feeling that all are the embodiments of God. Everything in this creation is sacred. All that you see is only the manifestation of God.
Saturday, June 22, 2024
To derive self-satisfaction from your actions, you have to cultivate faith. When there is satisfaction, there is readiness for sacrifice. Through sacrifice, the divine is realized. Your faith should be unwavering, like that of the Pandavas for Sri Krishna.
Friday, June 21, 2024
When black charcoal comes in contact with fire, it becomes red like fire. Holy company (satsang) means proximity to God. You can find fulfillment by developing proximity to God and performing service.
Thursday, June 20, 2024
The Lord does not insist everyone follow one path and accept one discipline. There are many doors to His mansion. The main entrance is, however, moha-kshaya (the overcoming of attachment). This is what Krishna exhorted Arjuna to achieve.
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Do not get elated at the riches, status, authority, and intelligence that you may have. Consider that they have been given to you on trust so that you may benefit others. They are all signs of God's grace, opportunities for service, and symbols of responsibility. 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
You can sail safely on the sea of samsara (worldly life) if you have no leaks in the boat, but through the leaks of lust, anger, greed, delusion, pride, and envy, the waters of samsara will enter the boat, and it will sink, drowning you beyond redemption. Do not allow the water into the boat; stop all the leaks.
Monday, June 17, 2024
The human body is spoken of as a temple where the individual jiva (being) is installed. I would prefer to describe it as a house you rented. God is the master, the owner. The jeevi (tenant) has rented the house and is occupying it. The rent has to be paid in the form of good deeds, good thoughts, good speech, and good conduct.
Sunday, June 16, 2024
What is the form of the Atma? Sugar has a form, but can anyone describe the form of sweetness? Sweetness can only be experienced; it cannot be explained. Similar is the case with the Atmic principle, too. It is ancient, eternal, attributeless, formless, pure, unsullied, and immortal.
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Spiritual practice (sadhana) is the cultivation of divine love (prema). Be full of love, taste the joy that love can confer. Human beings are love embodied: they thirst for love, and find real joy in giving and receiving selfless love.
Friday, June 14, 2024
To purify the mind, one should develop the principle of love. The light of love can never be extinguished. Once you develop the principle of love, you will transcend the three states of viswa (cosmos), taijasa (the effulgent), and prajna (constant integrated awareness) and attain the ultimate bliss. 
Thursday, June 13, 2024
The principle of Atma cannot be understood by merely studying the Vedas and sacred texts or listening to discourses. Just as a gigantic tree originates from a tiny seed, the entire universe also has its origin in the principle of Atma. 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The spark of love in you must be cherished and fed so that it may reach God. Then, every being will be God, every act will be divine, and every reaction you get from the outside world will be charged with love and sweetened with that nectar. You love the God in all beings, and the God in all beings responds with love.
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Remember the world is all a play, where God is the director. Unless you restrain from being too involved with it, you are in danger of being entangled. Use the world as a training ground for sacrifice, service, expansion of the heart, and cleansing of the emotions. That is the only value it has.  
Monday, June 10, 2024
The lover of God sees God everywhere. Hence, the human heart must be filled with the love of God. Love will not enter the heart of one filled with selfishness and self-conceit. Therefore, one should forget one's petty self and concentrate on God.
Sunday, June 9, 2024
You may be in the jungle, but your mind may wander in the marketplace. Similarly, you may be in the market, but by spiritual practice (sadhana), you can still secure peace in the heart in the midst of the bustling city.
Saturday, June 8, 2024
When the tree of life sends its roots into the Atmic reality, the unchanging, eternal, universal, immanent entity of which the individual is but a spark, it will flourish grandly. It will yield fragrant blossoms of loving service, sweet fruits giving nourishment and joy to all.
Friday, June 7, 2024
Dedication to the Lord sanctifies all activities. He is the prime cause for all activity, the prompter, the executor, the giver of the required strength and skill, and the enjoyer of the fruit. So, dedication must come naturally to you, for all is His, and nothing is yours! Your duty is to believe He is the motivator of your activities and draw strength from that belief.
Thursday, June 6, 2024
The spiritual stream must flow in the heart as the source and spring of all endeavor. Women are the makers of the home, the nation, and the world. You are the mothers who shape the generations. So, you must enshrine in your hearts the spiritual urge towards light and love, wisdom, and bliss. 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
We have friends and foes, likes and dislikes, whereas Vedanta teaches us to develop equal-mindedness. Just as we do not punish our teeth for accidentally biting our tongue because we consider both organs as parts of our body, we must also bear in mind that the eternal and universal Atma resides in everyone and everywhere. We should not accentuate differences but concentrate on unity. 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
For all forms of bliss, love is the source. 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.
Monday, June 3, 2024
Serve all and love all. Firmly believe that the divine is in everyone and constantly act on this belief. Only by continuous practice can you develop this sacred attitude. Fill yourself with Self-confidence and courage. Make your life a complete offering to the divine, who is the real source of all you are and have.
Sunday, June 2, 2024
Love all beings – that is enough. Love with no expectation of return. Love for the sake of love. Love because your very nature is love. Love because that is the form of worship you know and like. When others are happy, be happy likewise. When others are in misery, try to alleviate their lot to the best of your ability. Practice love through selfless service (seva). By this means, you will realize unity and get rid of the ego.
Saturday, June 1, 2024
There is love in every one of you. What is the form of love? What is the nature of love? When we analyze carefully, we will realize that love is not limited to human beings alone but is present in all living beings. Every being is endowed with the quality of supreme divine love. One must give up enmity and cultivate unity and purity to understand this truth.
Friday, May 31, 2024
You may call God by any name, such as Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Sai, etc., but all embody the same divine principle. Keep the flower of oneness in the altar of your heart and let its fragrance spread everywhere.
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Your ultimate goal is to realize the innate Atmic principle, which is the same in all. There are no differences whatsoever. The Atma that is present in you is present in everybody. It is attributeless. To realize this Atmic principle, you should fill your heart with love. The heart is like a vessel. Fill it with the qualities of truth, love, and sacrifice. Then, you don't need to ask for peace; it will automatically manifest from within. In fact, love, truth, etc., are within you. You should manifest them from within. You cannot acquire them from outside.
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.