Daily Inspirations

A Heart Free From Attachment

Question: Please explain the meaning of Jesus’ teaching, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Sri Gurudev: Poverty is not in things. You need food, shelter, a body. Poverty means…

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The Right Thing

How do you know if what you decide to do is the right thing? It’s very simple. The right thing will not affect your health and happiness. That’s all. Anything that would affect your physical and mental peace, your health and happiness, is wrong. Anythi…

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Like a Lotus Flower in the Water

There is a simple way of finding out how far away you are from God. Take a pencil and paper, and start writing down all the things that you call “mine.” However long the list is, that’s how far away you are from God. Reduce the list, and you are coming…

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The Same for One and All

Enlightenment is the same for one and all. Is the sun in Australia different from the sun in America? There is the same sun, the same light, the same rain, the same air. Is there a man’s sleep and a woman’s sleep, a dog’s sleep and a cat’s sleep? No. S…

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God Is Honoring You

Question: How can a devotee honor God? Answer: God doesn’t look for your honor. If you want to honor God, express God’s image, that part of God that is functioning in you. Put yourself into God’s hands. As the Bhagavad Gita proclaims, “Whatever you do,…

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God Is Love

God is love. Love is God. God is nectar. God is prem. Bhakti is supreme love towards God. Bhakti is the greatest power on earth. It gushes from one’s pure heart. It redeems and saves. It purifies the heart. Devotion is the seed. Faith is the root. Serv…

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Dis-ease

What is disease? “Disease is that which caused you to lose your ease. Is it not so? You were at ease; all of a sudden, something happened, you did something and you lost your ease. Thus, you are diseased. Then, the doctor takes away the dis, putting yo…

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God Is Always With You

To define God is to deny God. You can give definition of a finite object only. How can you define the limitless or infinite being who is the source and ultimate cause for everything? If you define God you are limiting the limitless one, you are confini…

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Your Only Responsibility

When we want to understand God’s Will, God has a way of helping us subdue our ego. In a way, ego is always dependent on the spirit. We are never independent in that respect. But once we consciously submit ourselves completely to that spirit, then we ar…

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Prema Yoga

Prema is intense, concentrated, pure love of the Lord. Prema brings the devotee face to face with the Lord. Bhakti culminates in prema. Prema is pure nectar. Prema destroys pains and sorrows. It makes one immortal and blissful and peaceful. It is very…

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What Would People Be Saying About You?

If you died this minute, what would people be saying about you? If the majority of people would feel sorry about your departure, if they would feel they had gotten a lot of help from you and that you hadn’t hurt anyone, then certainly God is happy with…

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Unselfish Love

The innate nature of all beings is to love an external object – we cannot but cherish something in the heart. For, truly, the absolute alone is existent. Man is only an ego, apparently separated from it. Love for external things is an unconscious inter…

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