Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Develop love toward everybody. Love gives but never takes. Love is a triangle. In this triangle, love gives and never receives. That is one angle. What is the second angle? Love is fearless. What is the third angle? Love is changeless.
Monday, May 1, 2023
When you converse with others, you should do so with respect. You should not use harsh words. “If you cannot oblige, speak obligingly,” is the golden rule you should follow. When you salute others, it goes to God. When you criticize or abuse another person, that also goes to God.
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Cultivate pure love; for, purity is unity, and that unity is divinity. Let your individual love be transformed into pure love for God. Sometimes, people have a doubt whether God’s love toward them had undergone a change. Never. God’s love will never undergo a change. For example, you have a log of wood. You can make any kind of furniture with it, like a chair or a bench. But the basic material, that is, wood remains the same. Similarly, God’s love always remains unchanged.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Exercise control of food. Do not waste food. Food is responsible for sustaining the body. Eat moderately. Don’t waste food. Food is God. Many people face problems for lack of food. If you waste food, you betray those people who are denied food. So, do not waste food.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Truth (sathya) and righteousness (dharma) together will confer peace. One who adheres to truth and righteousness will always remain peaceful. One need not search for peace outside. Where there is truth, there is peace. Where there is peace, there is non-violence.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
What is the foundation on which the mansion of life is to be built? Everyone aspires for peace and happiness. How can one lead a peaceful life? It is possible only when one puts human values into practice.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
People today are beset with many difficulties and troubles. What is the reason? The reason is that they brood over the past, worry about the future, and neglect the present. So, make the present sacred. When the present is sacred, the future is bound to be sacred. When we develop this outlook, we can reach great heights on the path of spirituality.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Right from this day, let your lives be suffused with love. Let your hands undertake deeds that are beneficial to society at large. Let your thoughts be centered on the principle of love. You should rise from the level of individual (vyashti) to society (samishti) and ultimately merge in God (Parameshti).
Monday, April 24, 2023
God is everywhere at all times; God accomplishes everything. God accomplishes the small feat of assuming human form, growing up with men and women, and being in their midst to win them over to the path of truth. God gives humanity a chance to savor the divine sweetness and have a glimpse of God’s glory. God acts despite the absence of any compulsion so that human beings may choose to act likewise!
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Character makes life immortal; it survives even death. Some say that knowledge is power, but it is not true. Character is power. Even the acquisition of knowledge demands a good character. So, everyone must yearn to attain flawless character without any trace of evil.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
The service activities that we undertake are meant to experience unity in society. It is a great mistake if you think that you are serving others. In fact, you should not consider anybody as ‘other,’ for all are the embodiments of divinity.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Human values need not be acquired from the outside; they are latent in every individual. If such values are forgotten, how can a person progress in life? In the first instance, individuals should enquire into the purpose of their birth.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
The welfare of the world depends on people’s conduct and behavior. One’s conduct depends on one’s mind. The nature of the mind depends on thoughts. Only when one’s thoughts are based on truth will the world flourish. One who aspires for the welfare of the world should see to it that the thoughts and actions are in accordance with one’s aspirations.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
All should remain united. Where there is unity, there shall be purity. Where there is purity, there is divinity. You all have to lead your lives keeping in view these three aspects of unity, purity, and divinity. You should not remain unconcerned with others’ difficulties and suffering. Treat their suffering as your own. The one God dwells in the hearts of all people. God is immanent even in ants and mosquitoes. There should be compassion in your heart.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, “Those who think of Me under all circumstances will surely attain Me.” But you think of God only when you are in trouble. This is part-time devotion. With part-time devotion, you will get only part-time fulfillment. You must think of God at all times and in all situations. Everywhere, at all times, under all circumstances, contemplate on God.
Monday, April 17, 2023
The basic truth in all religions, irrespective of country or race, is one and the same. The philosophic ideas or the practices and methods of approach may vary. But the final objective and goal are only one. All religions proclaim the unity of divinity and preach the cultivation of universal love without regard to caste, creed, country, or color.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Whatever we may accumulate, we must go empty-handed only. In the ultimate analysis, all worldly possessions are useless. Then why should we worry about all that is useless? Do your duty, make the best use of the present, and do not unnecessarily worry about the future.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Human life is given to know oneself and to realize God. People worship God and pray to God, and when their desires are fulfilled, they are very happy. If their desires are not fulfilled, they change even the picture of the deity on their altar. If we worship God only to fulfill our desires, then it is not true worship. Our love and devotion to God should be changeless. It should not change under any circumstances.
Friday, April 14, 2023
One should not give scope to ego (ahamkara) by identifying oneself with the body. 'I' does not correspond to the body. 'I' corresponds to the eternal and immortal Self (Atma), which is not tainted by ego, pomposity, and immorality. Only when one develops such Self-confidence (Atma Viswasam) can one set an ideal for others. Human beings today do not understand the meaning of Self-confidence. First, one should have faith in oneself.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Where there is faith, there is love. Only when one has love within can one practice righteousness. Righteousness leads to truth, which in turn leads to God. God alone can confer bliss. God is the basis of bliss. Truth is the basis of God. Righteousness is the basis of truth. Love is the basis of righteousness. Faith is the basis of love.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
An individual’s inner reality cannot be known by exploring the world outside. When one turns one’s vision inward and realizes one’s essential divinity, one will acquire an equal-mindedness towards all beings. Out of that feeling of oneness, one will experience the bliss that is beyond understanding.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Spiritual pursuit is the right way of making use of time. It calls for developing good feelings and doing good deeds without selfish motives, extending love and compassion towards all beings. This is a real spiritual practice (sadhana). Sa means soul (Atma) and dhana means wealth. By utilizing your time in spiritual practice, you can enjoy spiritual wealth.
Monday, April 10, 2023
The Romans addressed Jesus as ‘persona’, meaning one of sacredness. The English word ‘person’ has been derived from this. It means that there is divinity in everyone. That is why I address you as embodiments of divinity. You and I are one. There is the divine spirit in everybody. The very self is called “persona.” There is no life principle without divinity. With hands, feet, eyes, heads, mouths, and ears pervading everything, He permeates the entire universe. Divinity pervades all forms.
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Dedicate your hands to the service of mankind. Jesus teaches infinite love and compassion. To resurrect love and compassion, you must kill jealousy and selfishness and purify your hearts. Earn the true mercy of Jesus. Follow the path shown by Him and reach the position He holds.
Saturday, April 8, 2023
God tests devotees only to lift them up to a higher level on the spiritual ladder. A true devotee leads a sacred life that is sanctified while facing obstacles and problems with full faith in the divine. The body is only for leading a sacred life.
Friday, April 7, 2023
The Roman rulers were told that Jesus was attempting to assert himself as King and so could be punished for treason. Their insistence made the Governor order His crucifixion. When the nails were being driven into Him to fix Him on the Cross, Jesus heard the voice of the Father saying, "All life is one, My dear Son. Be alike to everyone," and He pleaded that those who were crucifying Him may be pardoned for they knew not what they did. Jesus sacrificed Himself for the sake of mankind.
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Surrender does not mean that you are vanquished and that the other one has emerged victorious. In spirituality, it means that the two merge into one – there is nothing like giving or receiving. Recognize the cosmic unity that pervades everywhere. Recognize that this substratum of unity is nothing but God. You will then automatically experience God.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
A deep inquiry reveals that the heart is the greatest of all. Body, mind, and intellect are mere instruments. Hence, one should follow the advice of the heart in all one's endeavors. Understand that all are one, and each one is equally important. Do not become egotistic, thinking that you alone are very important. Do not waste your precious time in vain argumentation. Be friendly with all and face the challenges of life with unity and harmony.
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
All the values are interrelated. For example, a burning electric lamp can be compared to love (prema). For the lamp of love to burn, there should be a bulb. That bulb is peace (shanti). The bulb had to be connected to an electric wire. That wire is righteousness (dharma). And then, the current has to flow in the wire. The current is truth (sathya). With the current of truth flowing in the wire of righteousness, connected to the bulb of peace, the lamp of love burns and sheds its light. Truth, righteousness, peace, and love constitute a single whole and not separate values. All four values must be adhered to equally.
Monday, April 3, 2023
For all human values, love is the basis. Today, human beings are human in form but not human in practice. In some places, one finds people exhibiting human values outwardly without practicing them wholeheartedly. Human values are not meant for exhibition (pradarshana) but are meant to exemplify (nidarshana). Human values should be reflected in all your thoughts, words, and deeds.