The Fourth Answer of God

All our prayers are answered by God either with a “Yes,” a “No,” or “At a later time.” There is a fourth answer, my favorite one, “Better than even what you prayed for.” I am stupid and sometimes prayed for small, simple things. I thank God for not listening to my prayers. He gave me…

Memory

Our memories come from our experiences and from what we have registered using our five senses. As we get older, we start losing some of our memories. On the other hand, using our chitta, pure intelligence, has no limits and does not slow down with age. Memory is the hard drive of the mind, and…

Faith vs. Devotion

We say we have faith in ourselves. What does it mean? Is it having self-confidence or is it our ego? I was in a car with my spiritual Master and was driving fast. I told him, “I will not get a speeding ticket, as you are with me.” He asked, “If you get a speeding…

Intent

Why do we pray to God? Why do we serve others? Why do we want to be spiritual? Why do we want to earn a lot of money? These are some of the many things we do, but what is our intent behind them? One of my spiritual Masters told me that he does everything…

Rating with a Number

Rating something with a high number shows the high intensity it has. Storms, pain, love, and happiness are rated with numbers so we can express their intensity. Knowledge gets graded, but wisdom is not measured with numbers. If someone sees God, there is no number he or she can give to express the feeling. Numbers…

The Same Yet Different

All of us have the same divinity within us. The only difference is in our mindset. First is our attitudes, how we look at the same situation. For example, the coronavirus is the same everywhere, yet our attitudes are different. Our connections with the Lord make us different. Our individual fears separate us. Our identifications…

Astrologer

There are so many astrologers in the world, yet not one could predict and warn us about the virus. If they knew and did not do anything about it, that would be the biggest crime. My astrologers were my spiritual Masters. They told me everything I needed to know for my spiritual growth. My dream…

Bicycle

When we begin to ride a bicycle, we shake a bit and are afraid of falling. Later, we are able to ride even without putting our hands on the handles. We are relaxed and enjoy the ride. Some experts can get on and off a moving bicycle as they please. Similarly, our physical bodies are…

Spotlight

The sun spreads its light for all equally. That grace is spread to all equally. For those who use a magnifying glass, the sun’s rays are stronger and can burn their skin. They get roasted. When you are ready to burn your ego with concentrated grace, you end with a spotlight of grace on a…

What Do You Want?

People want to be around spiritual Masters. To get their attention, some sing beautifully and get the Masters to listen. Many know the scriptures by heart and even know it in Latin or Sanskrit. Some do a lot of selfless service. The main question is, what do we want from all this? To close our…

Moving the Finger

Let me first be clear, I am referring to the index finger. To send a message from the mind to the finger in order to move it, we have to focus. We have done so from childhood, so it is easy. Yet, to not think and to keep the mind calm is harder. To activate…

What Drives a Person?

There are nearly 8 billion answers to this question. One thing is the same: We all are driven to find happiness. The way to get it differs from person to person. We can justify our methods because they give us temporary happiness. Some people are really driven and push the boundaries, but they eventually get…