I wish I knew all the languages of the world. There would be so much fun communicating. It would be so easy even to spread the teachings. I use Google Translate to send these thoughts in Spanish but, sometimes, the real essence is lost. Certain things written in Latin or Sanskrit lose meaning when translated. The language in which we dream or talk to ourselves is our main language. When we talk to God, that is the language of love. He understands all languages, but He loves the language of feelings, not words. As you grow in your spiritual path, there is nothing to say, no language. It just happens: wisdom without words, experiencing grace without saying, “Thank you.” There is clarity in everything, without questions or answers. This is how all can communicate, with one language that all can understand. Examples of universal language are music and a smile. Even though you may be, like me, not good at learning languages, once divinity radiates from you, everyone will be able to understand you. The language of love is pouring from you. Then you are spreading the teachings, not with words, but with your presence.— Satish Daryanani
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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, February 17, 2019:
The entire universe is a university. Everything and everybody is a professor to us. We constantly learn from everybody and everything. We learn even more through pain than through pleasure. Whether we want it to or not, the world will give us the experiences we need and make us grow.
Death is only a process by which life is continued. Death is not annihilation of the self. Hence do not be afraid of death. Death is for the better; it is a blessing. Therefore grieve not. Life is impossible without death. Death is just another aspect of life. Until the proper time comes, one’s death does not take place, however serious the disease or accident may seem. When the right time comes, then one can die by the edge of a straw! Life is a lightning flash of breath. Time is but a thunder-clap of death. The doctrine of reincarnation is indeed a great solace to humanity in… Read more
Questions are answered at the highest level:
- In a traditional Indian Ashram, what is the normal relationship of nearby householders to the Ashram? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- There is so much injustice. Why do rulers do so many wrong things? Read the answer from Dada J.P. Vaswani
- How should one hold the hands and eyes during meditation? 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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