When I get upset, out of anger I often say, “Never again!” Yet when I am calm, my heart softens and gives in. This is my weakness, as I always feel God forgives me all the time. Human beings do make mistakes out of ignorance but do not know how to forgive and move on. I know my imperfections, so it is not fair to judge others. I always wonder, “What would my spiritual Masters do in the same situation?” The answer comes, “They move on as if nothing happened. They do not hold on to and carry any grudges.” I give them a lot of credit for dealing with me for so many years. So, let’s turn my weakness into my strength, for I am like a coconut, hard on the outside with soft tender nectar within. Let the world take advantage of me, I will take advantage of the Lord’s soft heart for me. — Satish Daryanani
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If you cannot control your ordinary, earthly,human nature, you are not going to realize the spirit. Control the tongue, control the eye, control the flesh, control the food. Why? Because we are rising above nature so that we will not be controlled by it. It should be under our control. Every discipline in life ultimately gives you strength to transcend the limitations of the senses. A stone easily rolls downhill. Anything can roll down; but to bring something up is a difficult task. We are trying to raise ourselves up. If you throw something up, it comes back down. Why should it come back? Because the natural gravitation… Read more
Use measured words in talking. Do not talk much. Try to finish a conversation within a few minutes. Understand the nature of the man rightly. When he enters your office or house for an interview speak politely and with great respect for the man. Then send him away immediately and conserve your energy. Do not indulge in long unnecessary talks and discussions. Man is a social animal. He is prone to much talking. He is very garrulous. This talkative habit is ingrained in him and he is much troubled when he cannot get any company. He does not want to go in for seclusion. The observance of mauna… Read more
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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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