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Different News

Suppose one day the news covers that there are no fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, financial crises, immigration issues, coronavirus, or any other stuff they normally cover. Will the news be that today is a perfect day, that there are no stories to cover, so let’s enjoy ourselves? No one will watch the news and the ratings will go down. The world needs turmoil for all those who cover the news. We watch and listen to bring out our emotions of anxiety, anger, fear and stress. This is business so God provides daily material to entertain us. We all seek well-balanced, perfect lives but God purposely did not make it from outside. It’s like seeing the ocean from high above instead of going deep within. It’s a whole new world for those who dive. Jacques Cousteau filmed the wonders of the ocean to inspire us to dive. Unfortunately, the inner world within cannot be filmed but it is far better than what the oceans offer us. Watch the news, get affected and then shut your eyes and enjoy the perfect day which will make all news companies go out of business. Satish Daryanani

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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, October 27, 2021:

    The Body is Not I by Swami Sivananda

    This is a world of diversity. Intellects are different; faces are different; sounds are different; religions are different; faiths are different. Colours are different, faculties are different; tastes and temperaments are different. But one thing is common to all – every one of us wants nitya sukha (eternal happiness), infinite knowledge, immortality, independence and freedom. These things can be attained by knowledge of the self alone. Everybody wants happiness that is not mixed with sorrow and pain but he does not know where he can get this supreme bliss. The best means to acquire this knowledge is by the enquiry, “Who am I?” This has the potentiality of… Read more

    God is Neutral by Swami Sivananda

    Question: You have said that God is neutral. You have also said God can approve or disapprove of our plans and intentions. Please explain how both can be true. Answer: When I said that God is neutral, that was true. And when I said that God approves and disapproves, that was also true. The sun’s rays don’t have any color, it’s true. But when those same rays pass through a prism, you see all the seven colors; isn’t that also true? So you see things in a different light depending upon whether you are looking from this side of the prism or that side of the prism. Either… Read more

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  • The Knower 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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