There are many movies made that help us build our faith. You may notice that they all involve some kind of miracle. We see miracles from God, so our faith in God grows. Would someone make a faith-based movie without a miracle? Faith is not based on what we get, but grows from that which we are saved. Miracles should be seen in everything that happens or does not happen in our lives. Look at this miracle: a sleeping soul like me is sending these thoughts. — Satish Daryanani
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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, July 9, 2020:
Only a candle that is lit and shining can give a little light to the other candles. If you simply sit there as an unlit candle and listen to hours and hours and hours of talk about light, you won’t get lit. You have to come, touch the lamp and get a spark before you get lit. That is the duty of a disciple. After having seen a lit candle, you should go, bow down and then get the touch. Once you have gotten that, you work on yourself, make your life brighter. Of course, since you remember that you got the light from another lamp, you are… Read more
Now I will take you to the most wonderful mental factory. It is very close to you; it is a wonder of wonders. Even a rank materialist, if he is very sincere, will be turned into a perfect theist, instantly, if he closes his eyes for a moment and seriously reflects on the working of this marvelous factory. The Kena Upanishad opens with the following Iines: “Who is the director of this mind? Who gives light and power to this mind?” It goes on: “Brahman is the mind of minds, the prar:a (life) of prar:as, the eye of eyes, the ear of ears.” What a bold philosophy. At… Read more
Questions are answered at the highest level:
- What do you think of organizations that are always aggressively going after new recruits? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- Isn’t killing somebody causing them harm? Read the answer from Swami Sivananda
- How can I have faith in God when so many terrible things happen to living beings? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
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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…
In honor of the anniversary of the August 19, 2002 mahasamadhi: a gallery of rare, historic photos of Sri Swami Satchidananda. A collection of 108+ rare and historic photos of Swami Satchidananda may now be viewed on this site.
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