Everyday, when writing a thought, I try to make it as short as possible without losing its meaning. There are some who speak for so long that the point they are trying to make gets lost. Many people ask a question and then also give the answer. I think most of my responses are “yes” or “no.” It should be that simple. Even most talks on spirituality are given in an hour. A human mind cannot focus for that long. Suppose someone gave a talk and said, “In life, everything happens for our good; God is love, peace, and wisdom; we are all one; nothingness is the greatest experience we can have; the only freedom we have is in our reactions; everything is an illusion; heaven is a state of mind; silence can get you all of the above; you do not need to read all the scriptures for this; and thank you all for coming and goodbye.” Will this person be invited again to talk on spirituality? To get invited again, even the spiritual Masters have to talk a lot. It is a challenge to speak in just a few words. — Satish Daryanani
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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, January 18, 2020:
If you cannot control your ordinary, earthly,human nature, you are not going to realize the spirit. Control the tongue, control the eye, control the flesh, control the food. Why? Because we are rising above nature so that we will not be controlled by it. It should be under our control. Every discipline in life ultimately gives you strength to transcend the limitations of the senses. A stone easily rolls downhill. Anything can roll down; but to bring something up is a difficult task. We are trying to raise ourselves up. If you throw something up, it comes back down. Why should it come back? Because the natural gravitation… Read more
Use measured words in talking. Do not talk much. Try to finish a conversation within a few minutes. Understand the nature of the man rightly. When he enters your office or house for an interview speak politely and with great respect for the man. Then send him away immediately and conserve your energy. Do not indulge in long unnecessary talks and discussions. Man is a social animal. He is prone to much talking. He is very garrulous. This talkative habit is ingrained in him and he is much troubled when he cannot get any company. He does not want to go in for seclusion. The observance of mauna… Read more
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by Swami Satchidananda
There is an eternal silent entity within us all. And that is what you call the “silent witness” or the “Knower.” The scriptures talk about that as the eternal witness. That is the light in you, or the Self in you, or the Atman. It doesn’t talk or do anything—it just is. And that is what you call “God.” It is due to our own limitations that we say, “God did this, God did that, blessed me, or punished me.” God never blesses or punishes. God just is. Still, we tend to say, “God created the world, God sustains the…
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