Complete Knowledge

Do we have complete knowledge about anything in life? Even those who are experts in their fields, in time, are proven wrong. Doctors have to go to seminars to refresh their knowledge or to learn new techniques. Lawyers still refer to legal books. The reason we do not have complete knowledge is that we are…

Swami Sivananda

Restoration

I saw the painstaking work taken to restore my spiritual Master’s picture, to get vivid colors, and to maintain the original state. In a few decades, the picture loses its original form. Imagine what must have happened to our soul to move from its original perfect state? What painstaking efforts will be required for the…

Oneness

A seeker asked a spiritual Master to describe Oneness. The Master whispered in the seeker’s ear, “Death.” This one word has many meanings: the death of the ego, death of ignorance, and death of your identifications. When we think we are someone, we are alive and therefore, there is a separation. Now, there is Oneness…

Limitless

What would happen if you could use 80 percent, or more, of your brain? Everything will be clearer, all that you see, or hear, will stay in your memory. You can learn everything easily, you will have confidence, and your horizon will be unlimited. This does not require a pill, and you can tap into…

Spirituality Lingo

“Mediation,” “inner peace,” “Kundalini Yoga,” “out-of-body experience,” “awakening,” and many more words are used so often by people that their value has been reduced to peanuts. These precious words have to be earned and not spoken about. The one who knows the true value will not reveal all the details about them. These are all…

An Evening Out

After being cooped up inside, it is nice to have an evening out.  With whom do you go? You are still the same person who was inside and now you are going out in the evening. The location changed but not you. So, if you go out, go as a new person, the new you,…

We Don’t Want It

Many times I give up on things, even after I put in my best effort. After it is out of my mind, out of the blue, it suddenly falls into my lap. I honestly did not seek peace and spiritual life, write spiritual thoughts, or try to spread the teachings. I went on this path…

This One Is for Me

Many people in history have taken lives in the name of God and religion. Many have also given their lives for the same. Your life is completely intertwined with God’s will. In other words, if, even for a split second, you experience anxiety, stress, fear, anger, or disappointment, you are an atheist. Your reactions will…

The Search

When a person is in great physical or mental pain, he or she searches for a guide, and some seek knowledge of the self. Unless you are pure in your quest, you will not be able to realize the benefit of having a guide. You will see the guide as an ordinary person. The guide…

Braids

When I was younger, I would make fun of girls who would tie their long hair in braids, the strands intertwined like ropes. All of us have a braid made up of our past identifications, attachments, desires, and experiences, intertwined with our present. Those who want to take a spiritual path, like monks, are told…

Effect

We do not know what effect we have on others. Just like a flower is unaware of its fragrance, we, too, are unaware of our positive or negative effects on others. We see the world only from our points of view. Egoistic people think they have real value and are gifts from God. Others may…