Some who play the Ouija board game pledge their souls to the Devil. Some pledge their souls to their nation. Many pledge their souls to money. Some, out of fear for what might happen after death, pledge their souls to God. Those who are spiritually evolved pledge never to identify themselves as the soul. They do not want to limit themselves by saying, “My soul.” They work on finding out who is the “MY” that is using the soul, like my hand, my heart, my mind. How can we pledge something that does not belong to us? Everything is given only for the use for the Master Plan. Those who think they are the soul have to live with the fact that they will either go to heaven or hell or keep coming back in the human form to cleanse, according to karmic law. We are much more than that. So, for fun, I can say I pledge my hair to cancer patients. Similarly for my fun, I pledge my soul to the lotus feet of the Lord. — Satish Daryanani
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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, October 15, 2019:
Where there is light, certainly there is darkness also. What is darkness? Absence of light. When you don’t recognize the light, you see darkness. What is dark to you is bright to a cat or a tiger or a bat. It’s all relative. And when you have one, you have the other also. You can’t only have one side of the coin. But the moment that you know that darkness is a part of the whole, it’s not darkness anymore. The real darkness lies in your ignorance of what it is. Your not knowing is the darkness. The minute you know, you respect both sides, and it’s no… Read more
You yourself have made your life complex. You have entangled yourself in this quagmire. You have multiplied your wants and desires. Every day you are forging new links in the chain of bondage. Simplicity has vanished. Luxurious habits are daily developed. People are dying of starvation; there is depression and unrest everywhere. There is devastation by earthquake. The divorce courts are increasing. One nation is afraid of another nation. Life has become a matter of uncertainty. It has become a mass of confusion and bewilderment; it has become stormy and boisterous. You can escape from these troubles and difficulties if you lead a life of dispassion, self-restraint, purity… Read more
Questions are answered at the highest level:
- I have great difficulty in controlling my senses. I always want to do things that are not wholesome or healthy. What can I do? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- How does one overcome depression and grief from the death of a loved one? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- What do you think of organizations that are always aggressively going after new recruits? 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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