Think Tank

I was watching “Inside Bill’s Brains,” a documentary about Bill Gates. He takes a week’s time off to think. He goes to a secluded place, reads a lot of books, and comes up with ideas. We all must try the think tank method. Spend a week all by ourselves and think about many things. We…

Talking to Strangers

You could be married to a person for over 50 years and still feel you are talking to a stranger. Very few people can find someone they can talk to about everything that is in their hearts. I was fortunate to have spiritual Masters to confess to and with whom to discuss everything in my…

Superpowers

After watching many movies and T.V. shows, I wish I had superpowers. I could have fun with them, protect people and get rid of bad guys. I could also help and heal people. I was thinking about which superpower I would choose. The answer came—the greatest superpower is to be able to control the mind.…

Reminders

In the old days, I used to carry a small dairy and a pen to remind me of things I had to do. Now, smart phones have replaced the diary. I asked my spiritual Master, “How do I remember God?” When I would wake up and, before I would go to sleep, I would think…

Study

Today we only look at the studies done by doctors and scientists. One study shows that eating a meat diet reduces strokes by 20 percent. Another study shows that a vegan diet reduces the risk of strokes and colon cancer. A study shows drinking red wine is good for you. At one time, a study…

How Are You?

When we first meet someone, we ask this question. In reply, some people give a long list of all their health and life’s problems. So I avoid asking them this question. Some reply, “Thank God, all is ok.” Some will say, “It is God’s will, and we have to accept.” Those who believe in karma…

Someone to Talk To

When a seeker reads spiritual material and tries to understand it on his own, he get confused. Like the different layers of an onion, spirituality, too, has many layers. So, if you read something from one spiritual Master and listen to a talk by another, there can be confusion. Then you look for someone who…

The New iPhone

The iPhone 11 Pro has a better battery life, camera, and display screen. We can now take better pictures and see them on a better screen. So, indirectly our vision improves. We will look better to ourselves, as our selfies improve. A pimple on the face will also be well defined. There is a better…

Las Vegas Odds

Before the sports season starts, you can bet on which team will win the championship. The trade of a player from one team to another, or a player’s injury, can change the odds. When you are born, what are odds of becoming a saint, a doctor, a scientist, or any other profession? The surroundings around…

The Worst in You

There are situations that can bring out the best or the worst in you. It is good if that happens. You get to know your weaknesses and how much you still have to work on yourself. In the meanwhile, try to avoid the situations that can bring out the worst in you until you can…

Being Alone

You can surround yourself with people all the time and yet be alone. You can have many toys to entertain yourself and still feel empty. Our minds can be occupied, yet there is a void. This is being human. If this did not exist, there would be no need for peace or to lose yourself…