The patience with which predators hunt their prey is worth watching. For spectators, it can take hours of build-up for the actual hunt. Yet, the success rate of catching a prey is around 20 percent. Going on a safari, it can take hours, or days, just to see the bird or animal you wish to see. Sometimes, your entire life may go by not seeing something you want to see in nature. Start cultivating the patience to see things in nature and this will lead to the patience to see your true nature. We feel so small in the vast lands of a safari. We will feel even smaller in the vastness within. Now, how many have the patience to see what cannot be seen, only experienced? It is this patience that makes one humble about one’s own insignificance. Problems will also feel small when you see the struggles that animals and birds go through just to exist. Now you will see your life with a new perspective. — Satish Daryanani
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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, August 23, 2019:
Contentment is God. A contented mind is a peaceful mind; it’s not disturbed. That’s why we say, “Contentment is golden.” If you are contented, your mind is always peaceful, serene. Then you are a yogi automatically. That’s the only qualification. The sign of a good yogi is to be always peaceful, always contented. Once you experience that, you will not be running after things. The minute you stop running after things what happens? Things run after you. If you can see that kind of quality in others, you will never feel jealousy. Instead, you will say, “Why don’t I develop that?” God’s blessings and grace are not given… Read more
Attention, power of endurance, overcoming aversion, dislikes and irritations, fortitude in suffering, tapas, fasting, patience, command of temper, forbearance, clemency, mental power of endurance, firmness in meeting danger, power of resistance in attack, keeping up daily diary – all these pave a long way towards developing the will. You should patiently hear the words of others even though they are not interesting and charming. You should not fret and fume. Patient hearing develops will and wins the hearts of others. Do actions or tasks that are uninteresting – this also develops will power. The actions that are uninteresting will become interesting after some time. Never complain against bad… Read more
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- Please talk to us about raising and disciplining children. Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- Why Bow to the Guru? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- Having chosen a parentage, is one obliged to give happiness to that chosen parentage? 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…
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